If you’re looking to escape the winter weather with your Valentine this weekend, look no further than this weekend’s new movies. They include romantic stories, such as “Winter’s Tale” and “Endless Love”, as well as the action-packed “Robocop” reboot. Read about those movies and this weekend’s other new releases below, and leave a comment at the bottom letting us know what you’ll be watching.
“Robocop”: This reboot of the 1980s sci-fi classic is directed by Jose Padilha and stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy, a cop in 2028 Detroit. When he is critically injured on a job, OmniCorp, who wants to make their drone technology a standard in the U.S., sees their chance to use him in their newest endeavor. They transform Alex into Robocop, a half-human, half-robot police officer who, as it turns out, is still more man than machine on the inside. Runtime: 108 minutes. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material.
“Endless Love”: Directed by Shana Feste, this remake of the 1981 drama stars Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde as David Elliot and Jade Butterfield, two teens from different social classes who fall in love. But the more their parents try to keep them apart, the more reckless in their relationship they become. Runtime: 103 minutes. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief partial nudity, some language and teen partying.
“About Last Night”: This romantic comedy directed by Steve Pink, a remake of the 1986 film of the same name, stars Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, and Joy Bryant, four people who pair up one night after meeting at a bar, but then find themselves struggling with their relationships afterward. Runtime: 100 minutes. Rated R for sexual content, language, and brief drug use.
“Winter’s Tale”: Directed by Akiva Goldsman, this fantasy based on the book of the same name stars Colin Farrell as Peter Lake, a thief who falls in love with dying heiress Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay)—a love that spans a century as Peter tries to save her when he learns he has the ability of reincarnation. Runtime: 118 minutes. Rated PG-13 for violence and some sensuality.
Other movies opening in St. Louis:
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre