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Ronovan Writes Weekend Mick Flick. You Down With Love?

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I suppose you might want to know what a Mick Flick is. Well every man fears, actually dreads two words; Chick Flick. That’s right, we know what it means. Romance, tears and we are deemed as failures either because we are men or because we aren’t the men in that, dare I say it, RomCom.

Instead of Chick Flicks, men need an alternative. And this is something we men need to embrace and women, you should as well and you may find date nights become a whole new experience.

The alternative? Rooster Flicks? No. I don’t even like saying Chick Flicks so giving it some form of relevance by actually calling the alternative as Rooster doesn’t work for me. And with the various possible definitions one could give to Rooster based ones mindset and locale, I am just not going there. No, Male Chick Flick. That’s right, the Mick Flick.

What constitutes a Mick Flick?

  • It needs a touch of humor if it doesn’t have action.
  • It needs to tug the heartstrings in some way, with a message or something.
  • And yeah, an attractive female lead might work out, but it’s not completely necessary. Oh, you don’t believe me on this one? I shall prove you wrong, although attractiveness is in the eye of the beholder. For me it is the eye of the personality. Pretty lady, ugly personality equals scary run the other way. Yeah, NOT attractive.

Today’s Mick Flick is:

Down With Love

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Ewan McGregor (Catcher Block)

  Renee Zellweger (Barbara Novak)

David Hyde Pierce (Peter McMannus)

Tony Randall (Theodore Banner)

IMDB 6.3/10 over 30,000 users.

 

Cromedy this week.

A homage to the Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall movies. Catcher Block is the”ladies’ man, man’s man, man about town’ magazine writer who always gets the scoop but then he is called out in front of all of America by Barbara Novak on national television while discussing her book Down With Love, about how women don’t need men. She names him as the perfect example of ‘The Worst Kind of Man’.

Of course the humor begins when Catcher Block pretends to be an astronaut, Zip Martin to expose her as a fraud when it comes to love and men.

 

Now time for the BroJo to get going.

Men, why you need to watch this movie.

Comedy. This week it’s comedy and some good old throw back dumb sexist overtones that are so over the top they are funny. By this I mean even women laugh at how dumb the jokes are. Okay, dumb in a good way.

Now to the ranking of the movie:

Good acting: To pull of that old feel of the 1960s and get away with it is great. McGregor and Hyde Pierce nail it. Zellwegger? Well she does okay but she’s no Doris Day. She just doesn’t quite pull it off in my opinion. But I give it an overall Yes.

Attractive Female Lead: Well, As you know personality is a big part of attractiveness to me and Zellwegger doesn’t have it. No.

Insane Characters: I think the basic premise of the movie lends itself to insanity with some antics of McGregor and supporting cast members. Yes.

Humor: I’ll just say Yes.

Bodily Harm: I guess you would say there is that mild bodily harm you might expect from a bit of slapstick comedy send off of those old 1960s movies. Yes.

Food Humor: I don’t think so. No.

Action: There is a little throwing of some things. Yes.

Good Message: I think so. Again, this is about love. So there is a love message here. Yes.

Tear Moment: Nah, dude, not gonna do that to you this week. No.

Male Lead is Not Made Out to Be Stupid: I think McGregor looks pretty smart here. Yes.

Cuddle Taco Bonus: Not this week. Not even a nacho chip.

So on the Taco Scale of 10 Tacos being awesome and 1 being like tacos without the meat, cheese or sauce,today’s Mick Flick receives:

 7 out of 10 Tacos.

Not the Feast but grab some bean dip and you’ll be fine and with no Cuddle Taco Bonus eat all the dip you want.

That’s my Cromedy Recommendation for this weekend. What movie can you think of that meets the Mick Flick requirements? I already have future movies in a list so don’t be surprised if you end up seeing your idea in a future post. Leave a comment and let me know your pick.

Much Respect and Much Cuddling for you This Weekend, well, if you leave out the bean dip.

 

Ron_LWI

 

 

 

 

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Author:

Ronovan Hester is an author, with a debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling now on available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. "5.0 out of 5 stars: Now, I want to warn you… this is not your typical pirate tale! It’s BETTER!" "5.0 out of 5 stars: Totally unpredictable and a real gem of a discovery - Highly Recommended" "5.0 out of 5 stars: An action packed journey to piracy and revenge – all in the name of the crown, queen and county – set in 1705." He shares his life of problems and triumphs through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of writing, authors and community through his online world has led to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge, Weekly Fiction Prompt Challenge, and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

10 thoughts on “Ronovan Writes Weekend Mick Flick. You Down With Love?

      1. Noooooo! I want you to do the review cause I want you to watch the film.

        I could never understand why most of my male friends would never go and see it, or admit to watching it. I guess it’s not a Mick Flick. And you don’t want me getting your blog closed down because of the trades description act do you now?

        I’m happy with my other suggestions of a Sci-fi review here on Mick Flicks.

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  1. Oh my heavens… I absolutely LOVE Steve Martin.. And Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is another one you might well enjoy too.. Have to say that Finding Neverland, while being a Johnny Depp film, it NOT the reason I enjoy it so much. It is based on the true story of J. M. Barrie who wrote Peter Pan and this film is all about how that play/story came to be written.

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