14 Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day No Matter Your Relationship Status That Don’t Involve Nicholas Sparks

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Love is in the air everywhere you look around. You’ve got the best of my love. I just can’t get enough of your love, babe. I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, what you did, as long as you love me. I don’t care what they say I’m in love with you. All you need is love. Might as well face it you’re addicted to love. Come and get your love. Can you feel the love tonight?

You can’t?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. And there’s nothing wrong with that even if all the giant displays of red hearts and fluffy things and greeting cards and hand holding couples all over the mall are trying to tell you otherwise. There’s a lot of love in the world that doesn’t fit into cardboard boxes or perfectly co-ordinate with an arbitrary date in February.

Contrary to the current array of movies playing on television (AMC is playing Titanic back-to-back for 18 hours straight. The boat sank in 3.) there are also a lot of love stories in film. If you’re looking for something to watch tonight but don’t feel like crying alone while watching the Notebook (the tired stereotype of single women on this day), let me recommend some alternatives.

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Podcast Episode 70: Southern Reach Trilogy, Lollipop Chainsaw, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Guardians of the Galaxy

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It’s time for another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast! In this episode we’re joined by our new contributor Kat to talk about _The Southern Reach_ Trilogy of novels, the game _Lollipop Chainsaw_, and the movies _Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles_ and _Guardians of the Galaxy_.

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

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The marketing for Guardians of the Galaxy has basically been omnipresent for the last few months. Hardly a day went by without a new poster or image or teaser or whatever. The reason for this is simple: this is the first real test of Marvel’s brand. Guardians, like it or not, is a lesser known property and while this film connects with the over reaching continuity of the established Marvel Cinematic Universe it doesn’t actually feature any characters that we’ve already met meaning that they can’t trade on the popularity of Iron Man or Captain America they have to rely on the corporate brand. In this world of “new things are risky let’s remake something from the 1980s” that’s kind of a big deal.

So it’s a good job they knocked it out the fucking park with this movie otherwise they’d be in trouble. Yes, it’s great and you should see it. No need to even finish reading this review. Just go. Or finish reading this review and I’ll give you a few reasons why.

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UPDATE: DEBUNKED: Rumour: Disney To Continue Indiana Jones a la James Bond, Potentially With Bradley Cooper

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Update: sources tell SlashFilm that this rumour isn’t true.. I still think it’s the best idea to move forward with though. Original post follows

Remember how one of the problems with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was that Harrison Ford is, well, kinda too old for the role now? Turns out that Disney may end up recasting the role but rather than rebooting the franchise as is all the rage these days they may just go the route of James Bond and make more films with new actors, and apparently at the top of the list is Bradley Cooper.

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American Hustle Character Posters: Bad Hair Never Looked So Good

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American Hustle looks like it might be another smash hit from director David O. Russell, he of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter fame. You’ve already seen a trailer for the abscam thriller and now you can get a closer look at the characters.

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American Hustle Trailer has Bigger Balls Than You

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David O Russell has made some great films and it looks like he’s basically asked everyone who’s been nominated for an Oscar in his last few to come back and be in his new one, American Hustle. The film is a fictionalization of the ABSCAM FBI sting of the 1970s starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner. That cast alone is enough to get my butt in a seat, but there’s a trailer now too so let’s check that out.

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Podcast Episode 46: Recaps! 42, The Place Beyond The Pines, Oblivion, and FanExpo

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It’s been 3 weeks since our last podcast and holy moly a whole bunch of stuff has happened. This episode is mostly recaps including the following:

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