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Looking Towards Valentine's Day at the Movies

Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures

There are many ways that lovebirds can spend their time together and Valentine's is only a week from today. Popular items are getaways, romantic dinners, and of course roses and chocolate. A great way of creating a perfect night would be take that special someone to a nice, romantic dinner and then head on over to the theater. There are many options this year for the romantic, comedian, adventurer, and young lovers. Before the big night, here is a preview of the upcoming releases for Valentine's Day that you might want to enjoy with your love.

1. RoboCop: Arriving to theaters on February 12, a few days before the big day, this might be a movie to reward the man in your life with, should he be a fan. He could offer the sweets and dinner for you and then you could let him see this updated take on a classic. This movie stars some A-lists Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson to name a few. Set in the future, 2028, where OmniCorp is at the heart of robot technology and wants to bring that to the United States. Seeing their chance to combine the robot and the human, when a simple, family man and police officer, Alex Murphy, is critically injured, OmniCorp uses their technology to save his life. When he returns to the streets, he must face the complications that arise from being both man and machine.

2. About Last Night: Looking for a little romance and comedy, see this new Kevin Hart movie. Audiences can enjoy the re-imagining of the 1986 movie of the same name which was starring Demi Moore and Rob Lowe. This follows the story of two couples who go from the bar scene to the bedroom and then must see if it can last in the real world. Couples can enjoy the drama and comedy on screen and cuddle up being thankful that their lives aren't as complicated.

3. Endless Love: Personally, this advertising campaign for this movie has left me a little weary of it. Originally it seemed advertised as a suspense kind of movie, when after seeing a few more trailers it appears in the vein of "The Last Song". The classic shy, lonely beautiful girl, who comes from a rich family and has yet to experience life and love, finds herself falling for a boy from the "wrong side of the tracks". The movie follows the love from inception to appearing heartbreaking end, but couples will have to see what this movie has in store. This movie attempts to answer the question: can a young love survive when tested and all but forbidden by parents and society?

4. Winter's Tale: Although I have not read the critically acclaimed novel by Mark Helprin, this has been my top choice from the start after seeing the options this year. This is the story of a love so powerful it spans centuries. Starring Colin Farrell, Jennifer Connelly, and Russell Crowe, this heartwarming story will reaffirm you belief in the power of love.

No matter what you set out to do this Valentine's Day, if it is to see one of these movies or do other things, just be sure to hold on to the one you love. Although often a criticized holiday, it gives us the option to believe in the power of love or hope that one day we can find love so strong it might be put into movies or stories like we see on screen each weekend.