The weekend movie preview for the final weekend in January is all about the love. But, as that emotion can be... it's complicated.
Labor Day finds Kate Winslet falling for Josh Brolin's escaped convict who has taken her hostage. And That Awkward Moment has Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Zac Efron finding love when they absolutely did not want to.
That Awkward Moment: Imagine a rom-com told from the point of view of the guys. That is the premise of That Awkward Moment and for the most part, it's pretty entertaining. Efron, Jordan and Teller have great chemistry together and are quite charismatic. But overall, for a film that is trying to forge new ground, they sure fall into a slew of classic romantic comedy and chick flick stereotypes. Our That Awkward Moment review reports that the film's heart is in the right place, even if it doesn't quite hit all the right notes.
Labor Day: Jason Reitman follows up his Up in the Air with the most unlikely of love stories. Brolin is an escaped convict who is serving 18 years for murder. He "kidnaps" Winslet and her son and over the course of Labor Day weekend, Winslet and Brolin fall in love. It's a difficult task to have an audience pull for an imprisoned murderer to fall for a single mom, but as our Labor Day review states, Reitman, Winslet and Brolin pull it off. In fact, we find that Winslet has not lost a single beat in terms of anchoring a romance... just watch Titanic online and see what we mean!