Nina Metz: Are there any good new rom-coms? Checking in on the state of the genre

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Romantic comedies have been in a slump for the last decade-plus, but a small batch featuring recognizable stars are set to premiere over the next few weeks. This seems as good a time as any to take a state-of-the-union look at the genre. This week, “Shotgun Wedding” starring Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel premieres on Amazon. It’s an action rom-com about a couple’s destination wedding in the Dominican Republic that turns chaotic when they and their guests are taken hostage. Feb. 10 is something of a mini-bonanza with “Your Place or Mine” on Netflix (Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher as lon…

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