Seeing a movie isn’t a new idea for Valentine’s Day dates, but it’s a staple for a reason — it’s a good time. Whether you’re locked down in a serious relationship, heading out with someone you just met or celebrating Singles Awareness Day, there is a film in theaters for you this weekend. Check out the newest V-Day releases:
“Zoolander 2” – The long awaited follow up to the 2001 movie is finally here. Celebrities are being murdered, but they all post one last picture of the iconic “Blue Steel” look to social media before they die. Models Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) are the only ones who can help Interpol figure out who is behind the slaughters in this PG-13 flick.
“How To Be Single” – The perfect choice for a group of single friends, “How To Be Single” depicts the rebellious Robin (Rebel Wilson) showing the recently dumped Alice (Dakota Johnson) how to live it up without a man in her life. This comedy is rated R.
“Cabin Fever” – If blood and guts is more your style, try this horror flick. “Cabin Fever” follows five college friends as they stay at a cabin and have to deal with a flesh-eating virus in this remake of the 2002 film by the same name. Gage Golightly and Matthew Daddario star.
“Deadpool” – If you just can’t decided between violence and comedy, “Deadpool” has all your bases covered. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) gets superpowers while trying to fight his terminal cancer. He quickly has to put those powers to use when his love Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) is in danger. It’s the first Marvel superhero movie that’s been rated R, and a sequel is already on the way.
All of the above movies hit theaters Feb. 12, but if you’re playing catch up, a few movies released last week might be right up your alley.
“Pride, Prejudice And Zombies” – What happens when you mix Elizabethan romance with zombies? Watch this PG-13 movie, based on the book by Seth Grahame-Greene, to find out. “Downton Abbey” actress Lily James stars as Elizabeth Bennet, while Sam Riley portrays Mr. Darcy.
“The Choice” – It just wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. In this one, Gabby (Teresa Palmer) falls for the womanizing Travis (Benjamin Walker), but they don’t get together right away. The PG-13 movie spans a decade of their lives and shows the obstacles they have to overcome to be happy.
“Hail, Caesar!” – The Cohen brothers direct this comedic ode to Hollywood’s Golden Age. It follows just one day in the life of a studio fixer, someone who has to deal with many problems on various movie sets. George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill star in the PG-13 flick.
“Dirty Grandpa” – Dick (Robert DeNiro) takes his uptight grandson Jason (Zac Efron) on a debauchery-filled road trip. They get into plenty of trouble in this R-rated comedy.
If none of the above interests you, try an Oscar nominee. Films like “Brooklyn,” “The Revenant” and select other possible Academy Award winners are in theaters (either for the first time or as re-releases) before the biggest night in Hollywood.