This Valentine's Day, there shouldn't be too much fuss over what you and your date will see at the movies because there just so happens to be a pretty nice variety of films hitting theaters next month that offer something for everyone. Check it out:
THE CHICK FLICKS:
Dear John: Yesterday I took a mini poll on Twitter and asked how many folks would see this movie inspired by the famous Nicholas Sparks novel about John, an army enlistee (played by Channing Tatum) who writes letters to the love of his life (played by Amanda Seyfried) who waits for him at home, and surprisingly lots of people said they were going to check it out. Some people were fans of Sparks, and others were fans of Amanda Seyfried (Jennifer's Body, Mamma Mia!). My thoughts? It looks way too sappy and melodramatic for my taste. Dear John hits theaters February 5.
Valentine's Day: No doubt most women will be dragging their men to this quintessential romantic comedy spotlighting the lives and mishaps of several people (played by just about everyone in Hollywood) on Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is out on February 12. Check out an exclusive clip from the movie below:
THE ACTION FLICK:
From Paris With Love: A few weeks ago I previewed this action flick starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers here. If you're looking for a wild ride on date night, this may be a good choice. From Paris With Love is in theaters February 5.
THE HORROR FLICKS:
Frozen: If you're looking to thrill your date on Valentine's Day, you may want to check out Frozen, the indie horror film following a couple of skiers who get trapped midair on a chairlift and are forced to make a life and death decision, no matter what price they have to pay in the end. Frozen hits theaters February 5.
The Crazies: Remember DayBreakers a few weeks ago? Well, The Crazies is the same thing--a town is infected by a harmful virus turning them insane and causing many to die. In theaters February 26.
Wolfman: If you're looking for a howling good time, this is the movie for you. Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, The Young Victoria), Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro recapture the famous tale of the curious case of one man who experiences a grizzly transformation after a trip back to his native Britain.
Shutter Island: Martin Scorsese reteams with Leonardo DiCaprio in this highly-anticipated thriller about a detective on the trail of a murderer who's escaped from a mental institution on a castaway island. While there, the detective (DiCaprio) finds more than what he bargained for and learns he may be in over his head. Shutter Island hits theaters February 19.
THE HIGH SCHOOL ACTION FLICK:
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief: If you're a teen with a soft spot for that special someone, check out Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. About a twelve-year-old boy who finds out he's part Greek God and struggles to adjust to his newfound powers, Percy Jackson is light, action-packed, funny at times and directed by the same guy who directed the first two Harry Potter films. The film hits theaters February 12.
Cop Out: If you're looking for laughs this Valentine's Day, give this cop comedy a try (though I must warn you, this looks quite dumb). Starring, Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, Cop Out is about two cops in search of a rare mint-condition baseball card only. Trouble is, neither of them is as much concerned about finding the card as they are about paying for their daughter's wedding (Willis) and keeping their eye on the wandering eye of his wife (Morgan). Cop Out is in theaters February 26.
What will you and you date see this Valentine's Day?