Posts Tagged ‘struck by cupid’

Struck: Has Cupid Hit You?

Posted by    |    October 31st, 2011 at 10:06 am

It’s a mixture of intense joy and searing pain.  When Cupid’s arrow strikes, it’s most often an unexpected jolt that both opens your eyes and blinds you to everything. In Taron Lexton’s wildly sweet short film “Struck“, you get to see firsthand what a blow from Cupid’s arrow does to a person.  Does it hurt?  Yes, sometimes love can make us melancholy, depressed, or downright anti-social.  But there are equally as beautiful joys when that love is returned. It desensitizes us to pain, filling us with a euphoria that, although it doesn’t last, leaves an impression upon us that we never forget.

Watch Struck for the Hollywood star cameos, like Kelly Preston, Jenna Elfman, and Nancy Cartwright, to name a few.  Their star power makes it easy to see why this film was such a hit at festivals world wide.  But, what really gets your attention is the imagery of Cupid’s arrow…you see how it effects every area of your life: eating, working, dating, interacting with others.  Only until your true love is returned without any uncertainty can you begin to fire on all cylinders, so to speak.  Have you been struck?

Love Struck by La Tangente: Revisited

Posted by    |    July 25th, 2011 at 9:00 am

Romantic short films are must viewing, and La Tangente is a one that we bring back for our viewers to enjoy.  Anna Kiappes reviews this short film about a young man washing his car who spontaneously offers an attractive woman a ride wherever she wants to go. Would you do that?  Would you offer?  Would you accept?

Here is what Anna had to say.

I am a BIG fan of the ‘love at first sight’ scenario. The idea that all it takes is one second to lock eyes with that person and realize something special is there. I suppose this is a side effect of watching Disney Princess movies for the first five years of my life. As I have grown older and gone through a multitude of heartbreaks, I realize that ‘love at first sight’ can’t sustain a real relationship.

I mean, I know that a relationship needs more than just a spark; but I also thought said spark would be the light at the end of the tunnel. When things got tough, it would remind you and your partner of better times. (more…)