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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dreamworks Animation may not have as solid a reputation as Pixar but they have made a few real gems, my favourite of which is How To Train Your Dragon. Sequels have been long gestating and now we have the first teaser for How To Train Your Dragon 2.
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.