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


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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VIFF Review: Foxcatcher

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Foxcatcher / Steve Carell

Bennett Miller has a pretty good track record. His last two films, Capote and Moneyball were both nominated for best picture, for both he was nominated for best director, and for both his main actors were nominated for acting awards. Looks like he’s going to keep the streak alive with Foxcatcher, which is a superbly directed, superbly acted, superbly compelling film.

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Awesome: A Gallery Of All The ’22 Jump Street’ End Credits Sequel Titles.

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There’s a sentence you’d never predict you’d get to say.

The end credits of 22 Jump Street are hilarious. After an entire movie of meta humour at the expense of sequels we’re treated to title cards from all the crazy ideas that might go into an ongoing franchise. And now thanks to an Imgur user you can see them all. Hooray! Note, this doesn’t spoil the movie proper but some of these are going to be way more hilarious in context. Fair warning.

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New ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Trailer Highlights How Epic This Movie Might Be

Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending was originally slated for release this past July and many people, myself included, were looking forward to it. Then it got pushed back to February 2015 and we’re not entirely sure why. The Wachowskis say they need more time to finish it up but is the film a mess? Were they worried it couldn’t compete?

Well there’s a new trailer and it looks like it can compete.

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’23 Jump Street’ is Happening; Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Produce, Unconfirmed to Direct

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Some of the funniest jokes in 22 Jump Street, including an entire montage during the end credits, were all the teasing of future sequels. These were all making fun of the notion that the studio would take their success and then run it into the ground by endlessly sequelizing it.

So now the studio is taking that success and starting to endlessly sequelize it.

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This Week Behind The Scenes: Sept 1 – 5

@simonpegg - It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark & we're wearing sunglasses
@simonpegg – It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark & we’re wearing sunglasses

This week from around the web, a little peek at what’s going on with some of your favourite shows and movies.  Make sure to check out the extra adorable piglets making a guest appearance on Cougar Town.

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Foxcatcher Trailer: Another Contender In The Oscar Race


An established comedic star in heavy makeup for a dramatic turn alongside an up and coming star and a critically loved character actor in film based on a true story of recent American sports history directed by a guy who has only made 4 films in 16 years and gained Oscar nominations for two of them? Of course this is an Oscar contender.

To answer your question: Yes that is Steve Carellin heavy makeup being creepy as all hell. There’s not much to go on by Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo look good and Director Bennett Miller has only made Capote and Moneyball since 2005 soooooo this is one to watch.

14th November this will be in theatres. Make your plans now. Or not.

When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz’s bid for Gold and the chance to “coach” a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave).

Flattered by the attention and entranced by du Pont’s majestic world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as a father figure and grows increasingly dependent on him for approval. Though initially supportive, du Pont’s mercurial personality turns and he begins to lure Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle that threatens to undermine his training.

Quick Reviews: ’22 Jump Street’ and ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’

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How To Train Your Dragon 2

Last weekend I did in fact see two movies but since I was taking the weekend off I didn’t write them up. It’s a bit late now, so here are some quick impressions in case you’re trying to decide what to see this weekend.

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Something for the Weekend: 21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

Every time someone makes a movie out of some property from my childhood I pretty much expect it to be a cheap cash in. Call me cynical (I do) but there it is. Fortunately this isn’t always the case and 21 Jump Street is one of the best examples of what a movie version of something from my childhood can be.

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill both shine in a great story about friendship and dealing with your past which is cleverly written full of meta humour which makes fun of basically every aspect of this kind of film making. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller bring their awesome touch as well, the film has great timing and pacing. At the end of the day it’s hilarious and fun and a great addition to your library especially now as the sequel is due in a weeks time. You can use the links below to grab your copy and help us keep the lights on around here.

Thanks and enjoy your weekend!