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Looking for a movie to bring your loved one to this Valentine’s Day weekend? There’s a new romance from The Notebook’s Nicholas Sparks and a Romeo & Juliet type of love story, but with witches.
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's best-selling series is hitting the big screen in Beautiful Creatures. It's story of a young woman with supernatural powers on the verge of becoming good or evil. The PG-13 film chronicles the love between her and a young man trying to flee his small town. Despite being madly love, their relationship is doomed as outside forces try to tear them apart. The Sci-fi romance plays for two hours and three minutes.
The love story between a mysterious young woman and a widowed father of two is told in Safe Haven. The PG-13 film is an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook) novel. After a slow start, their love blossoms, but her hidden past begins to get in the way. The romantic drama stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough. It plays for one hour and fifty-five minutes.
After receiving a call of distress, an alien astronaut heads to earth to help out in Escape from Planet Earth. Not heeding the advice of his nerdy brother, the daring Scorch Supernova ends up falling into the trap of the evil Shanker. The PG animation features the voices of Jane Lynch, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Steve Zahn, Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker and William Shatner. The film plays for one hour and twenty-nine minutes.
Christopher Walken and Christian Slater star in the limited release, The Power of Few. The film shows five different perspectives of people involved in smuggling an invaluable antique. The one hour and thirty-five minute adventure drama is rated R for violence, language and drugs.
Moving in with her photographer boyfriend could be deadly for a young woman in Murder 3. Nisha is scared for her own life when she experiences evil in the house and her boyfriend’s ex goes missing. The two hour and four minute Hindi thriller is subtitled in English. The unrated film is playing in limited theaters.
Get a look inside the mind of comedian Eddie Pepitone in The Bitter Buddha. The limited released documentary features his struggle with fame, his family and drugs. The film features commentary from comedians Zach Galafainakis, Patton Oswalt and Sarah Silverman.
A young prostitute and an old professor form an unlikely bond in Like Someone in Love. The woman shows up at the old man’s house and discovers that he’s looking for more of a companion than a sex partner. When her jealous boyfriend comes by looking for her, the old man pretends to be her grandfather. The unrated Japanese film plays for one hour and forty-nine minutes. It’s playing in limited theaters.
The limited released drama, No, shows the role the media played in the establishment of democracy in Chile. In 1988, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet let the people decide if he was going to stay in control of the country for eight more years. The one hour and fifty minute Spanish language film shows how the media helped changed the fate of the country. The historic drama is subtitled in English and stars Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal. It’s rated R for language.
Another film about America’s 16th President is hitting theaters. Saving Lincoln shows the perspective of Abraham Lincoln’s bodyguard from the time the first assassination attempt was made in 1861. The political drama is unrated. It’s running in limited theaters for one hour and thirty-eight minutes.
Movies transform from love stories this week to thrillers next week. Coming to theaters on Feb. 22 are The Rock’s Snitch and the sci-fi horror film Dark Skies.
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