by David Postma
This month brings a unique combination of romantic comedies, dramatic love stories, and raw horror movies, all which are perfect for making a date with the multiplex. Grab a friend or family members and pick the perfect movie to watch this Valentine’s Day!
How to Be Single
How to be Single is a story about a group of lonely hearts in New York trying to navigate the ever-evolving world of love and dating. Including an ensemble cast of Leslie Mann, Alison Brie, Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson, Nicholas Braun and Damon Wayans Jr., this movie is the typical romantic escape for Valentine’s Day.
Hail, Caesar! stars George Clooney, Josh Brolin and Scarlett Johansson in the next Coen Brothers movie. The Academy Award winning duo follows up Inside Llewyn Davis with an updated take on the latter years of Hollywood’s golden age in the 1950s. Although unpredictable, this comedic, musical drama is certainly a must see.
No movie this month counters the Hallmark holiday like comic book adaptation Deadpool. Starring Ryan Reynolds in the titular role, the film tells a story of a man with cancer who after undergoing experimental treatment turns into a sarcastic, immortal mercenary. He tracks down those who betrayed him, dispensing swords and wise cracks. This adventure and sci-fi flick is clearly R-rated, but it might be the perfect paradox to the season of love.
Pick of the Month:
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are back in the long awaited follow up to the cult classic Zoolander. Set ten years later, Hansen and Zoolander have been forgotten by everyone and they’re forced to reinvent themselves. The movie keeps the high level of comedy and the same creative talent as the original.
David Postma runs the website www.filmtakeout.com. He works in financing and producing andwrites for various feature films and television projects.