Love is in full bloom at the cinemas this weekend as the weekend movie preview highlights the trio of love fests that land in theaters: About Last Night, Endless Love and Winter's Tale.
And in a brilliant move of counter programming, RoboCop premieres!
About Last Night: Who would have thought that a remake of a just-OK 1980s movie could make such magic? But, that is exactly what we got with the Kevin Hart and Regina Hall-starring rom-com. As we stated in our About Last Night review, the film is fall-out-of-your seat hilarious and simultaneously romantic. Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant also shine in a film that could not be a more perfect Valentine's Day movie if it tried.
Winter's Tale: Colin Farrell stars in the movie version of the wildly popular book that feels like a fairy tale for grown-ups. it is quite romantic, yes, but kind of misses the mark with plot holes and performances from others in the cast (like Russell Crowe) that make the movie a tad on the disappointing side. For more, check out our Winter's Tale review.
Endless Love: Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde are stunning in their ability to channel that dying for love feeling that is a teenager's first romance. The supporting cast shines, especially Bruce Greenwood and Robert Patrick -- who play our lovebirds' fathers. As our Endless Love review points out, it changes the ending from the famous book and the 1980s flick that made a star out of Brooke Shields.
RoboCop: In a surprising remake that works in many different ways other than the original, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman as the titular character. He could not have been better cast and his co-stars (Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Abbie Cornish) are no slouches either. Purists who adore the original may have an issue with their beloved film being remade, but as we reported in our RoboCop review, it is surprisingly effective.