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We ADORED Set It Up when it hit Netflix.

It was rom-com gold with two leads that genuinely sizzled together on screen – yep, we're looking at you Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell.

The pair obvs worked together so well that bigwig execs made the clever decision to put them together for another movie, and we are ON BOARD.


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Plans for the flick haven't been confirmed but it's deffo not a sequel.

Producer Justin Nappi said, ''While it was clear that audiences were clamoring for a sequel, we are excited by the thought of creating a new, distinct film that explores different romantic comedy tropes while still being anchored in everything that we loved about the first movie.''

Fellow producer Juliet Berman said, ''It will be exciting to see Glen and Zoey do something completely different.''


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She added, ''We all talked about what we could do again and [Most Dangerous Game] was something that Katie brought to us that was creatively exciting as a next project and we jumped on it.''

We watched Set It Up on repeat when it came out so sign us up for whatever they make together. 

Now hurry the f*ck up Netflix and serve up the goods. 


It's a classic romantic comedy that never gets old.

My Best Friends Wedding might be 22 years old this year, but it's aging like a fine wine – thanks to its magnetic cast of Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, and Rupert Everett.

There are so many memorable moments in this flick – from the opening credits brides-and-bridesmaids song against a hot pink background to the hysterical Dionne Warwick sing-a-along in the restaurant courtesy of Rupert Everett's George.

But there is one stand-out scene that Cameron Diaz nails – yes, the karaoke bar where Roberts' Jools takes an unsuspecting Kim (Diaz) knowing that she can't sing a note.

Cameron proceeds to stumble her way through what begins as an excruciating rendition of I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself.

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However, it's a case of she's-so-bad-she's good and her pitchy singing soon becomes endearing, with the whole bar cheering her along.

Basically, it's GAS.

So how did the whole thing play out behind the scenes?

The cast reunited to cover Entertainment Weekly's special Rom-Com issue and Cameron revealed what filming the now-iconic scene was like.

The scene was shot live so Cameron was singing in front of a whole crowd – and she was just as nervous as her on-screen character.

The director P.J. Hogan said, ''Cameron just botched her way through the song. And the worse she got, the better the scene was. But then Cameron was so game that the applause started to become real.”

Cameron was terrified of the scene but just like how it pans out on-screen, Dermot helped her through it.

She said, ''I was terrified to do that scene, for real. I allowed the true terror of singing in front of people to be alive in me.''

She continued, ''I wanted to run and hide, and Dermot kept me there. He said, 'You can do it, you can do it.' In the scene I’m just staring at him the whole time because he’s looking at me like, 'You’re okay. You’re not gonna die.' And I was like, 'But I’m dying.'"

We adore the scene and think that Cameron couldn't have done it better – now, does this give us an excuse to go and watch it again?


Okay, we are all going to have to stay perfectly calm here, if that's possible. We haven't stopped jumping around for joy at the thought of more Peter Kavinsky and Lara Jean in our lives. 

That's right, Netflix' big teen romance flick of the year, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, is getting a SEQUEL. *wheezes*

All levels of chill have officially been abandoned, because this is what we've been waiting for ever since Noah Centineo became the internet's new boyfriend with one simple phrase; "Whoa, whoa whoa."


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The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that P.S. I Still Love You is "one of the first movies being discussed" as part of Netflix and Paramount Pictures' brand new deal.

For anyone who has read the books by Jenny Han, the book is actually part of a trilogy. Meaning that there are pages and pages of sheer love-themed EXCELLENCE waiting for us, and for Netflix, to crave.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean is the final book in the series, and we've already ordered it online so we can fangirl, *ahem*, we mean research the series, for work purposes only…


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You may remember that our pal Lara Jean sent five letters originally, and we met each of them except one; John Ambrose McClaren from model UN.

We're guessing that he will make an appearance in the sequel, and maybe cause some mischief between Lara Jean and Peter. Jenny Han has written that McClaren sparks a friendship with the protagonist by writing her letters.

"There’s so many things in the second book that I would love to see in a sequel," she told Indiewire.

"The whole reason why I wrote a second book was for the character of John Ambrose McClaren, who is a fan favourite, and he’s a favourite of mine too."


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Susan Johnson, the director of the first movie, told Entertainment Tonight; We're so invested in Peter and Lara Jean, that seeing them go through struggles is going to be hard but also something everybody can relate to,"

"The next shiny face comes in and you're like, 'Oh shoot, this guy's really nice too. What do I do?'" LJ & Peter might just hit some trouble in paradise.

Our favourite new shining star Lana Condor confirmed that she and the rest of the cast are definitely up for a sequel;

 "I would love to. I haven't heard of anything official, but I've heard some very positive things," she said. "I think it all comes down to if people watch the movie and if they're vocal about it in a positive way. So, we'll see. I would love to do a second and a third one."

"Noah, Israel, Janel, everyone — we all talked about wanting to start the second one immediately after. So, we're definitely on board." YAS NOAH.

And breaketh the internet they did, fans all over the world were petitioning for two more films straight after the initial one was released.

Now that's dedication to the ship.


ODEON and Pigsback.com have partnered up to bring another huge classic cult film to the big screen, Pretty Woman.

The iconic 1990 hit, Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere will have an exclusive screening on Thursday, November 29 at 6.30pm, ODEON Cinemas Nationwide – Dublin (Blanchardstown, Charlestown, Coolock, Point Square, Stillorgan), Cavan, Limerick, Naas, Newbridge, Portlaoise and Waterford.

This is the perfect opportunity to get the girls together, tickets for the screening of this classic rom-com are priced at €15, which includes a cinema ticket, popcorn combo (medium combo with a dispensed soft drink or bottle of water) and one small tub of ice cream.

Cinema lovers can purchase tickets from www.Pigsback.com.

Paul Wren, Commercial Manager for ODEON cinemas said: "After screening previous 90’s chartbusters in partnership with Pigsback.com, Pretty Woman was the obvious next choice. With such memorable and iconic performance from Julia Roberts and Richard Gere – this film deserves another run on the big screen."

Pretty Woman hit the silver screen in June 1990 and gained immediate critical acclaim and huge box office success. This unusual take on the traditional fairy tale story captured the hearts of many and has become a quick cult classic.

Gather up the gals and head to your nearest ODEON cinema to watch this classic rom-com.


We can’t quite believe Love Island is over already. Everyone was delighted to see Jack and Dani crowned champions last night, but we can’t help but feel disappointed now that the show is over.

Today, marks the first day without Love Island in our lives since the beginning of June. If you’re missing Love Island already and don’t know how you’re going to fill that 9-10 pm gap in the evenings now that the reality series is over, try one of these feel good films or TV shows on Netflix to continue the long, hot summer of love.


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Desperate to re-live the Spanish villa life? Ibiza is full of summer parties and modern day romance to help lift your spirits. The Gillian Jacobs – Vanessa Bayer – Phoebe Robinson trio of Ibiza delivers the hilarious girls trip you never knew you needed.   When Harper’s two best friends tag along on her work trip to Barcelona, they ditch work and fly to Ibiza for Harper, who against her better judgement, falls for a hot DJ

The Kissing Booth
When Elle Evans, a pretty, late-bloomer who’s never-been-kissed, decides to run a kissing booth at her high school’s Spring Carnival, she unexpectedly finds herself locking lips with her secret crush– the ultimate bad boy, Noah Flynn. Sparks fly, but there’s one little problem: Noah just happens to be the brother of her best friend, Lee, and is absolutely off limits according to the rules of their friendship pact. Elle’s life is turned upside down when she realizes that she must ultimately make a choice: follow the rules or follow her heart.

Set It Up
Harper and Charlie are overworked, underpaid assistants wasting their 20s slaving away for bosses who treat them like dirt and work them ‘round the clock. When they realize that they would have much more free time if the people they worked for weren’t single, they concoct a plan to lure their bosses into a faux-romance.

If you were absolutely smitten with the trio of Wes, Jack and Josh – get your fix in Joey, Chandler and Ross, with every single episode of Friends here to provide the bromance levels you are missing.

Rebellious Mickey and good natured Gus navigate the thrills and agonies of modern relationships in this bold comedy co-created by Judd Apatow

Us & Them
10 years ago, during the hectic chunyun period, two strangers traveling home meet on the train, what follows is a journey of realizing their dreams, love, breakups. 10 years later, these not so strangers were reunited on a plane.



No matter how perfect (or not) your dating life is, it's just never going to be at a rom-com standard.

There's no soundtrack, for one, and unless you're extremely lucky you're probably not going to bump into Channing Tatum while walking down O'Connell St. 

We love a good romantic film, especially now that Valentine's Day is drawing near, but at the end of the day much of what's portrayed is totally unrealistic.

Here are just six of the many, many ways our love life doesn't resemble a Hollywood blockbuster…

1. There's no dramatic first meeting
Meeting at Coppers is not exactly the same as him convincing you not to jump off a ship into the freezing Atlantic Ocean.

2. If you hate someone, chances are you won't end up falling in love with them
Unless they REALLY change their commitment-phobic/arrogant/tactless ways.

3. That last-minute airport dash to tell someone you love them never seems convenient
Though we were totally rooting for Sam in Love Actually!

4. Kissing is the rain is NOT romantic
It's freezing cold, the wind is smacking us in the face and you want a SHIFT? G'way outta that.

5. The first time the two of you have sex is rarely amazing
It's either drunken or very awkward, let's be honest.

6. Even if you dramatically change your hair and clothes, he probably won't notice
That "big reveal" never quite works the same in real life as it does in the movies…




What was the last really good rom-com? Could it have been as far back as 10 Things I Hate About You? Surely not!

Well, it was AGES ago anyway, but after looking at the trailer for Daniel Radcliffe’s new film What If , we have high hopes that this will be the thing we’ve been searching for.  Adam Driver from Girls is in it too, which has us even more excited. Watch this trailer and see for yourself!



One woman has decided to offer her expert services as a “professional bridesmaid” and no, this is not the plot from 27 dresses or any upcoming rom-com arriving at our cinemas this summer, but in fact a legit ad on Craigslist.

The 26-year-old woman posted the advert last Friday and has since then become a viral hit. The woman has listed all of her expert skills in the advert and said she was available to be any future bride’s “professional bridesmaid”.

It seems that she has the experience too as the wedding expert revealed that she had already been a bridesmaid this year four times for some of her close friends.

“That’s 4 different chiffon dresses, 4 different bachelorette parties filled with tequila shots and guys in thong underwear twerking way too close to my face, 4 different pre-wedding pep talks to the bride about how this is the happiest day of her life and marriage, probably, is just like riding a bike: a little shaky at first but then she’ll get the hang of it.”

If that wasn’t enough the expert bridesmaid also listed all of her handy wedding skills  which are required for any bride’s big day:

“- Holding up the 18 layers of your dress so that you can pee with ease on your wedding day
– Catching the bouquet and then following that moment up with my best Miss America-like “Omg, I can’t believe this” speech.
– Doing the electric and the cha cha slide.
– Responding in a timely manner to pre-wedding email chains created by other bridesmaids and the Maid of Honour.”

One thing the ad didn’t mention was the cost, but with skills like that we can imagine it to be pretty steep!




We all love the bubbly Caroline Morahan from her Off the Rails days, but apparently casting directors see her more as “a sweet, caring mom, kindergarten teacher. Or a vixen b***h who is here to destroy your marriage.”

Woah! Talk about from one extreme to another!

Caroline is also in the process of writing a “riotous rom-com” which will be a US/Irish co-production:

“I’ve been really inspired by some great indie features I’ve seen and I’ve always been a believer that you create your own opportunities. So I started kicking around some ideas and now this is one of two projects in the pipeline.

“I’m really enjoying the writing process and all going well hope to be shooting next year.

“It’s a wonderfully empowering feeling to be creating on this scale. As an actor, you’re so dependent on other people booking you for a job.”

We will definitely have to give her new flick a watch, good luck Caroline!