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

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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: How To Train Your Dragon

How To Train Your Dragon

Two weeks hence will see the release of the sequel to one of my favourite animated movies so naturally this would be a good weekend to pick up a copy of one of my favourite animated movies.

Released in 2010 How To Train Your Dragon is one of the best “boy and his dog” movies that I’ve ever seen. Except the dog happens to be a dragon. And the dragon generally acts like a cat. Hiccup and Toothless become a symbiotic pair and eventually change the world with their friendship. It’s a great movie featuring a great performance from Jay Baruchel, and a fantastic score.

It was nominated for two Oscars (losing Best Animated Feature to Toy Story 3 and Best Score to The Social Network) and won ten Annie Awards including Best Feature.

With a sequel about to be released now is the perfect time to refresh your memory. You can use the links below to buy your copy and help us keep the lights on.

Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

Awesome: Watch The First Five Minutes of ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’

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While we were at Fan Expo this weekend WonderCon was also happening down in Anaheim, which is right in between Midgard, Asgard, and Hollywood. The first five minutes (which is actually 5 minutes paired down from the first 8) was screened there and now that footage is online and it’s awesome.

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 Trailer + Poster: A Whole Other World Of Dragons

How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon is one of my favourite Dreamworks animation films. Actually Its my favourite Dreamworks film and one of the best animated films in recent memory. Naturally then, the sequel has me pretty excited.

Let’s look at the new trailer.

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Something For The Weekend: This Is The End

This Is The End

This Is The End is the funniest movie I’ve seen this year. That alone should be enough of a recommendation, really. Here’s what I said in my review back in June:

It’s strange to think that This Is The End is the funniest movie of the year so far. At first glance it looks like a vanity project where Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg just wanted to work with all their friends and then setting that idea against the biblical end of the world. It really feels like it shouldn’t work at all but you know what? It really really does.

To put it succinctly: I haven’t laughed that hard all year.

And I haven’t yet since. This Is The End now available to buy or rent so why not do that this weekend? Full disclosure, if you use the links below (which if you have an ad blocker turned on you may not be able to see) we’ll get a cut of the sale. That cut helps us keep the lights on and the beer fridge stocked though so, you know, please use the links below.

Review: This Is The End

This Is The End

It’s strange to think that This Is The End is the funniest movie of the year so far. At first glance it looks like a vanity project where Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg just wanted to work with all their friends and then setting that idea against the biblical end of the world. It really feels like it shouldn’t work at all but you know what? It really really does.

To put it succinctly: I haven’t laughed that hard all year.

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