In real life, the girl is more likely to go to DC for that job interview while the man sits at home. How about those other similar endings ... Chick Flick Lie #2: The public kiss with clapping bystanders. Walking hand-in-hand with the ...
Author: Holly Marie Tong
Publisher: Author House
Category: Family & Relationships
"I cherish the fun times/laughs I have with my friend/publicist Holly, who is always so "Jolley." Just being in her presence makes me feel comfortable and at home - like I've known her a million years. I know her readers are going to feel the same. the way she words and writes things is in such a smart, but understanding way, no matter the age or the maturity level - it always leaves you wanting more." --Paul Jolley (American Idol - Season 12, Top 9 Finalist) "Holly writes truthful and sincere. I know her writing comes from her heart and her experiences just from knowing her. She was the first one to write up an article about me and my hometown. Very excellent writer. Emm Hmmm." --Duck Dynasty's Mountain Man Are you tired of "How-to" dating books? Well, this is not one of them. Holly Marie Tong's Chick Flicks Lie (Sugar-free Accounts of a Positive Pessimist) features laughable and engaging stories which are relative of today's dating world. Deep down, we all want the kind of love that would chase our departing plane down the tarmac and the kind of love that would try to win us back no matter what the cost. However, real life is often a far cry from a chick flick, and there isn't any background music to accompany it. with sharp wit, continual sarcasm, and non-stop humor, Chick Flicks Lie reminds the single crowd that they aren't alone. the empathetic author believes faith mixed with laughter to be the best medicine for lousy dates and failed relationships. This feel-good book will leave singles feeling understood, while giving them a whole new perspective.
Well, this is not one of them. Holly Marie Tongs Chick Flicks Lie (Sugar-free Accounts of a Positive Pessimist) features laughable and engaging stories which are relative of todays dating world.
Author: Holly Marie Tong
Category: Family & Relationships
“I cherish the fun times/laughs I have with my friend/publicist Holly, who is always so “Jolley.” Just being in her presence makes me feel comfortable and at home - like I’ve known her a million years. I know her readers are going to feel the same. The way she words and writes things is in such a smart, but understanding way, no matter the age or the maturity level - it always leaves you wanting more.” —Paul Jolley (American Idol - Season 12, Top 9 Finalist) “Holly writes truthful and sincere. I know her writing comes from her heart and her experiences just from knowing her. She was the first one to write up an article about me and my hometown. Very excellent writer. Emm Hmmm.” —Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man Are you tired of “How-to” dating books? Well, this is not one of them. Holly Marie Tong’s Chick Flicks Lie (Sugar-free Accounts of a Positive Pessimist) features laughable and engaging stories which are relative of today’s dating world. Deep down, we all want the kind of love that would chase our departing plane down the tarmac and the kind of love that would try to win us back no matter what the cost. However, real life is often a far cry from a chick flick, and there isn’t any background music to accompany it. With sharp wit, continual sarcasm, and non-stop humor, Chick Flicks Lie reminds the single crowd that they aren’t alone. The empathetic author believes faith mixed with laughter to be the best medicine for lousy dates and failed relationships. This feel-good book will leave singles feeling understood, while giving them a whole new perspective.
Author: Associate Professor of Liberal Arts Suzanne FerrissPublish On: 2008-03-03
In the opening essay, “Women's Films: Comedy, Drama, Romance,” Maureen Turim considers the historical background of chick flicks. She contends that their origins lie much further back in film history than usually noticed, in films that ...
Author: Associate Professor of Liberal Arts Suzanne Ferriss
Category: Performing Arts
From An Affair to Remember to Legally Blonde, "chick flicks" have long been both championed and vilified by women and men, scholars and popular audiences. Like other forms of "chick culture," which the editors define as a group of mostly American and British popular culture media forms focused primarily on twenty- to thirtysomething, middle-class—and frequently college-educated—women, chick flicks have been accused of reinscribing traditional attitudes and reactionary roles for women. On the other hand, they have been embraced as pleasurable and potentially liberating entertainments, assisting women in negotiating the challenges of contemporary life. A companion to the successful anthology Chick Lit: The New Woman’s Fiction, this edited volume consists of 11 original essays, prefaced by an introduction situating chick flicks within the larger context of chick culture as well as women’s cinema. The essays consider chick flicks from a variety of angles, touching on issues of film history, female sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual), femininity, female friendship, age, race, ethnicity, class, consumerism, spectatorship, pleasure and gender definition. An afterword by feminist film theorist Karen Hollinger considers the chick flick’s transformation from the woman’s films of the ’40s to the friendship films of the ’80s and those of the "return to the classics" trend of the ’90s, while highlighting the value of the volume’s contributions to contemporary debates and sketching possibilities for further study.
Overall, chick flicks rank third in the number of titles mentioned for any category (seventy)—a not so insignificant ... Part of the reason for this may lie with the term itself: it depends on disparaging language—chick being a slang ...
Author: Barbara Klinger
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Performing Arts
Since the mid-eighties, more audiences have been watching Hollywood movies at home than at movie theaters, yet little is known about just how viewers experience film outside of the multiplex. This is the first full-length study of how contemporary entertainment technologies and media—from cable television and VHS to DVD and the Internet—shape our encounters with the movies and affect the aesthetic, cultural, and ideological definitions of cinema. Barbara Klinger explores topics such as home theater, film collecting, classic Hollywood movie reruns, repeat viewings, and Internet film parodies, providing a multifaceted view of the presentation and reception of films in U.S. households. Balancing industry history with theoretical and cultural analysis, she finds that today cinema's powerful social presence cannot be fully grasped without considering its prolific recycling in post-theatrical venues—especially the home.
Part of the answer to why so little is expected of chick flicks may lie in the pleasure the movies give exactly as they are—the anxieties they engage and propitiate, the hungers they satisfy. And the way to make them better may lie in ...
Author: David Denby
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Performing Arts
In the second decade of the twenty-first century, the movies, once America’s primary popular art form, have become an endangered species. Do the Movies Have a Future? is a rousing and witty call to arms. In these sharp and engaging essays and reviews, New Yorker movie critic David Denby weighs in on “conglomerate aesthetics,” as embodied in the frenzied, weightless action spectacles that dominate the world’s attention, and “platform agnosticism,” the notion that movies can be watched on smaller and smaller screens: laptops, tablets, even phones. At the same time, Denby reaffirms that movies are our national theater, and in this exhilarating book he celebrates such central big movies as Avatar and The Social Network as well as small but resonant triumphs like There Will Be Blood and The Tree of Life. Denby joyously celebrates what remains of the shared culture in romantic comedy, high school movies, and chick flicks; he assesses the expressive triumphs and failures of auteurs Quentin Tarantino, the Coen brothers, Pedro Almodóvar, and David Fincher. Refusing nostalgia, he mines the past for strength, examining the changing nature of stardom and the careers of Joan Crawford, Otto Preminger, and Victor Fleming, and the continuing self-invention of Clint Eastwood. And he recreates the excitement of reading two critics who embodied the film culture of their times, James Agee and Pauline Kael. Wry, passionate, and incisive, Do the Movies Have a Future? is both a feast of good writing and a challenge to fight back. It is an essential guide for movie lovers looking for ammunition and hope.
Junior chick flicks rarely stray from the conventional narrative of heterosexual romance. ... When parents are caught lying to children, their attempts to justify the lie as a means of protecting their son or daughter are vehemently ...
Author: Claudia Mitchell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Family & Relationships
Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia investigates the increasingly complex relationships, struggles, obsessions, and idols of American tween and teen girls who are growing up faster today than ever before. Comprehensive in its coverage of the twenty and twenty-first century trendsetters, fashion, literature, film, in-group rituals and hot-button issues that shape-and are shaped by-girl culture, this two-volume resource offers a wealth of information to help students, educators, and interested readers better understand the ongoing interplay between girls and mainstream culture.
“Chick flick?” Maggie repeated with an amused smile. “You're going to watch a chick flick with me? ... you said when we were organizing those outdoor movies for the kids last summer that you would rather die than watch chick flicks.
Author: Jane Blythe
Publisher: Jane Blythe
Everyone has told lies but hers might get her killed. Maggie Wilson has spent her entire adult life pretending she's self assured and confident, but that couldn't be further from the truth. When her hotel catches fire she finds herself looking at a childhood friend through new eyes, but as she falls for him she realises that if she wants to have a future with him she'll have to admit to the lies that have hung over her head for half a lifetime. If she does that she'll lose him. Firefighter Theo Black walks through the flames to rescue his friend Maggie without a second thought, that was easy but realising things are changing between isn't. He's already done the whole falling for a friend thing before and it didn't work out, he has no intention of going through that again. However when it becomes clear someone keeps setting fires when Maggie is around he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, even if it means risking his heart. SOME LIES WILL HAUNT YOU is the second book in the River's End Rescues series by USA Today bestselling author Jane Blythe. Murder, mystery, military heroes, and love in this thrilling, small town, romantic suspense! Each book in the series can be read as a standalone but reading in order is encouraged, a guaranteed HEA! Other books in the series Some Regrets Are Forever - Meadow and Abe's story Some Lies Will Haunt You - Maggie and Theo's story Some Questions Have No Answers - Sydney and Levi's story - June 2021 Some Truth Can Be Distorted - Renee and Will's story - August 2021 Some Trust Can Be Rebuild - Mia and Julian's story - October 2021
Author: Debrena Jackson GandyPublish On: 2014-09-15
If she hasn 't alr eady, she b egins t o wat ch r omantic c omedies, o ften referred to as the “chick flick” genre of movies, to satiate this inner longing. The chick flick movie plots play perfectly into the hands of the dysfunctional ...
Author: Debrena Jackson Gandy
Publisher: Sunrise River Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Foreword by Actress Kim Coles. The U.S. boasts the highest divorce rate of any country in the world and some of the highest relationship dissatisfaction rates. Yet, despite the endless amounts of advice and experts available to us, we continue to experience increasing levels of frustration, conflict, emotional breakdown, and failure in our relationships. What are we missing? What continues to elude us? What is inherently wrong with our understanding of what makes love relationships work? Debrena Jackson Gandy, two-time national best-selling author and founder of The Love Academy addresses these questions and the root causes of this massive breakdown in relationships in our country. Most of the advice and models given to American women only address the symptoms of this epidemic, usually applying simplified how-to techniques that tend to lead to more confusion than resolution. These are band-aids, and ineffective ones at that. The Love Lies delves deeper to unearth ten toxic beliefs that have been instilled in women since pre-school, influencing us through a wide range of ages and trapping us all in a web of illusions. These powerful "Love Lies" manipulate perceptions, create delusions and perpetuate behaviors that unknowingly sabotage our relationships. The Love Lies sets women free from chronic cycles of dissatisfaction and disappointment and offers a proven process to dismantle the lies, heal the mind and heart, and transform the American relationship paradigm forever.
All she can see are chickflicks, chick-flicks and more chick-flicks. Smiling happy actors stare out of abandoned DVD cases, mocking Bullface's thoughts. Even the walls of the living room are painted a soothing light pink.
Author: CM Thompson
Publisher: Bookline & Thinker
One murder can make a town nervous. Add three, four and even more, and watch neighbour turn on suspicious neighbour.
Like the first shootout scene, there appears a polarisation of sound whereby the gang are quiet and restful; Bonnie, Clyde and C.W. listen to quiet, low-key tunes on the radio, while Buck and Blanche lie silently in bed.
Author: Heidi Wilkins
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Category: Performing Arts
The representation of gender in film remains an intensely debated topic, particularly in academic considerations of US mainstream cinema where it is often perceived as perpetuating rigid, binary views of gender, and reinforcing patriarchal, dominant notions of masculinity and femininity. While previous scholarly discussion has focused on visual or narrative portrayals of gender, this book considers the ways that film sound "e; music, voice, sound effects and silence "e; is used to represent gender. Taking a socio-historical approach, Heidi Wilkins investigates a range of popular US genres including screwball comedy, the road movie and chick flicks to explore the ways that film sound can reinforce traditional assumptions about masculinity and femininity, impart ambivalent meanings to them, or even challenge and subvert the notion of gender itself. Case studies include His Girl Friday, Easy Rider and Bridesmaids.
“DNA should provide a more precise result because genetics never lie.” Roseword nodded; again, I was so thankful to Todd, who taught me that it all had to come back to the bottom line. But I wanted to be forthright.
Author: Noga Porat
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Romance, science, and danger collide in this “beautifully written reminder . . . never mess with Mother Nature!” (New York Times–bestselling author Michael Levin). Scarlet is young, sassy, and idealistic biology student on the cusp of a breakthrough discovery. It has the potential to change the way that one of agriculture’s biggest players works—the egg-laying industry. If she can prove her theory and produce results she’ll be able to end the suffering of billions of innocent creatures and revolutionize a notorious dirty business with clean technology. Scarlet should be the queen of the hatchery. She’s found a supportive partner, a biotech startup guru, a mysterious angel investor and a sexy rogue journalist who promises to follow every step of her success. She also finds herself deep in a dangerous conspiracy where commerce trumps morality, and loyalties are not what they seem. Now it’s not only Scarlet research that’s threatened. So is her life.
the advice of every terrible chick flick ever that told her to follow her heart. What those chick flicks never told Ivy was that hearts are bad at directions, and that following her heart would eventually lead her into the high school ...
Author: Amanda K. Morgan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Teens Ivy, Tyler, Kinley, Mattie, and Cade are involved in the death of their elderly teacher and must find a way to trust each other--or put the blame on one.
Next time I'll pick an action flick. Forget these chick flicks and girly themes that get me into trouble. When he wakes finally, as I shut the television off for bed, he murmurs. “That must have either been one boring movie, ...
Author: Sandy Appleyard
Publisher: Appleyard Enterprises
Men are Lisa’s magnets. Kurt is her Kryptonite. Until he discovers the true woman behind the act. After a failed engagement, Lisa resigns herself to never fall under the spell of another man again. From then on, the ball is always in her court and Lisa calls all the shots. She’s independent, strong-willed, and gets a personal high out of marathoning her way through men. Until one man walks into her life…and for the first time ever, Lisa is speechless. Kurt relocates to Huttonville to help his brother Grayson out on Kelsey Ranch. After obtaining a college degree in a similar field, Kurt realizes that horses are, in fact, his life. But the other important thing to Kurt is family, which is why he drops everything to help Grayson in his time of need. Kurt, like the other Thomas boys, is a no-nonsense, ‘let’s get the job done’ kind of guy. When he hears about Lisa, his boss’s way too forward best friend, he admittedly distances himself when she comes around the ranch. But he soon realizes that that isn’t necessary, since Kurt is the only man whom she does not try to sink her teeth into. Until one day when Kurt just can’t stand to watch her scurry away, and he confronts her. What he finds out, within days, changes his life. Lisa is unlike any other woman Kurt has ever known. But she leaves out one very important detail. That secret is what nearly kills her days later. Once Kurt learns the truth about Lisa, will he stand by her side, or will he bolt like the man who once left her for the same reason, nearly a decade ago… A heartbreaking yet heartwarming tale about lost love and finding it again. It’s also about taking the good with the bad in life and in love. Pick up your copy today!
'Nope, chick flicks, more your cup of tea, right?' I'm smiling. He laughs again, and says, 'You got me. He's in LA at the moment, filming.' I make a note of their names though I'm unlikely to forget them in a hurry.
Author: Niki Mackay
Publisher: Hachette UK
Last night I betrayed my husband. This morning my daughter disappeared. My husband may have forgiven my first mistake. But he will never forget this. And so I have to find her. Before it's too late. For all of us.
She wanted him to go to “ chick flicks ” with her , but complained when he wanted her to watch sports with him . When she first met Joel , Krista loved his adventurous spirit . He'd done some traveling , wilderness hiking , and rock ...
Author: Tim Riter
Publisher: David C Cook
Riter confronts wives with the 12 most common lies they tell their husbands, and reveals what women wish they could really know from their husbands.
Author: Kristy Woodson HarveyPublish On: 2016-04-05
Flowers, candy, candlelight, poetry, anniversaries, long walks on the beach, chick flicks. I love it all. It is my one greatest downfall. And, though Holden couldn't get my blood pressure up quite like Ben, he was a master of the ...
Author: Kristy Woodson Harvey
Southern Book Prize Finalist Romantic Times Top Pick Southern Independent Booksellers Association Okra Pick Maria Shriver’s Top Summer Reads Deep South Magazine’s Best Beach Reads Glitter Guide’s Must Read List SITS Girls Books You Need to Read in 2016 Greenville News Perfect Books for Vacation Pulpwood Queens Official Book Club Pick MomTrends Book Club Pick From a “major voice in Southern fiction”* comes a novel about what it really means to tell the truth... After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies. Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancé and marries a musician she has known for three days. After all, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, have shared a lifetime of happiness, even through her grandfather’s declining health. But when Annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. And Lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves.... *New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand
We had a nice evening watching mindless chick flicks and eating food with high-fat content and no remorse. The next morning I woke up late with what felt like a horrific migraine because I had consumed those margaritas and half a bottle ...
He pursed his mouth, “Girl, where does this douche bag live?” “I dunno” she shrugged. ... Giving up they went home and drank rum and diet coke while they watched a chick flick curled up together under a blanket on the couch.
Author: Karen Alterisio Nelson
Just minutes before a bullet shatters Ethan McMurray's skull, he tells his wife, Arial, that he loves her. But during this frantic cell phone call from the road, McMurray also makes a strange and disturbing request: he asks her to find the hidden communication in the books of their company, make backups of the company records, dissolve the business, and leave town. Six months later, still reeling from her husband's unexpected death-one that the authorities have labeled as a gang initiation killing-Arial moves to Newfield, Massachusetts, the Boston suburb where she grew up. Now, bar brawls and girl fights are all part of life for young widow Arial and her prankster sidekick Eli Winters. But her husband's past soon catches up with her, and the mystery of his death deepens. Aided by Marco Romano, local hottie and security specialist, she tries to solve Ethan's murder. They separate the good guys from the bad while trying to stop the killer from adding Arial to his growing list of bodies.
We had showed up dateless and dressed to impress, but we ended up leaving early for a night of pizza, beer, and chick flicks. Although I had never told Ellie, it was one of my fondest memories with her out of the hundreds we shared ...
Author: Pamela Crane
Publisher: Open Road Media
From a USA Today–bestselling author, a psychological thriller that asks: What would cause a woman to murder her own family? Jo's idyllic life would make most people jealous. Until the day her daughter is abducted, and the only way to find her is to unravel her dark past. Ellie is a devoted wife . . . until she discovers the pain of betrayal. Now vengeance is all she can think about. Party girl Shayla knows how to hide her demons. But when she's confronted with a life-shattering choice, it will cost her everything. June knows suffering intimately, though the smile she wears keeps it hidden. Soon the lives of these four women intersect—and one of them is about to snap . . .
She heard him call after her. They entered the mall and walked over to check out the movie listings. Lance wanted to see an action film. He balked at the chick flicks. Belinda shrugged. She didn't really care what they watched.
Author: Michelle Lindo-Rice
Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing
A broken heart...When Sydney Richardson meets Pastor Noah Charleston it was practically love at first sight. Sydney has battled so much deception in her personal life and in her work as an attorney, she is glad to have a perfect man she can depend on. But her Prince Charming has some secrets that are worse than Sydney could have ever imagined. What will she do when Noah's past life come to light? A broken truth... Pastor Noah Charleston has come a long way since his troubled youth. A respected Man-of-God, Noah’s long buried past emerges in the form of blackmail and threats. Noah not only fears for his safety but also for his newfound love. Will he take a chance on the truth before it’s too late? A broken trust...Newly converted Christian, Belinda Santiago, harbors a secret that could end her friendship with Sydney. She’s in love with Lance Forbes, Sydney’s ex-fiancé. When Belinda and Lance’s relationship is exposed she may have to choose between her man and her best friend. A broken man...Lance Forbes returns to Port Charlotte to make things right with Sydney, but his feelings for Belinda are in his way. Lance knows for him to become a do-right man, he must face his childhood pain. Will Lance get his act together and take a chance on love or run again?