Broadcast News + Pretty in Pink

Double feature: “Broadcast News” and “Pretty in Pink” are most obviously linked by their common depiction of that oft-instantiated shape, the love triangle.

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My Cousin Vinny + My Blue Heaven

Double feature: The surface similarities between “My Cousin Vinny” and “My Blue Heaven” are easy to spot: both feature Italian-American stereotypes unleashed upon prototypically white-bread milieus, for broad comic effect.  Both entangle their protagonists – sartorially inclined toward flashy suits, tonsorially favoring glossy pompadours, romantically susceptible to compact spitfires – with local authorities, setting the stage for convoluted but ultimately triumphant hijinks.

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