New Movies in Theaters This Week (2-14-14)

New Movies in Theaters This Week (2-14-14)

This week in new movies, we have some love on the silver screen and some mechanized ass-kicking to boot.

Opening This Week - February 14

About Last Night (2014)

Rated R 100 min   -   Comedy | Romance

New love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.

Director: Steve Pink
Stars:    Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant
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This is reportedly a redo of a 1986 romantic comedy, and the word is that Kevin Hart may have more liberal freedom with this role, considering the resume of the creative team behind the remake.  Yet Pink was the directorial force behind Hot Tub Time Machine.


RoboCop (2014)

Rated PG-13 108 min   -   Action | Crime | Sci-Fi | Thriller

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Director: José Padilha
Stars:    Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

Yes, this is a modernized remake of a classic, with The Killing's Joel Kinnaman aned Gary Oldman, at least there could be some talent to make the experience more than what it could be.

Early reviews, as a whole, are not being as kind as I had hoped for.  But sites like Total Film, Variety, The Playlist, THR are giving it thumbs up, with caveats.

But after ther Total Recall and Dredd remakes, the industry still made this flick.


Winter's Tale (2014)

Rated PG-13 118 min   -   Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Romance

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Director: Akiva Goldsman
Stars:    Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly

Will Colin Farrell ever have a hit on his hands?  I've been a bit traumatized by his stints from Fright Night and Total Recall.  Back in the day he caught my eye in Minoriry Report, Phone Booth, The Recruit and SWAT.  But after that, I think he needs to lift this curse.

Maybe Winter's Tale will do the trick?

Director Akiva Goldsman previous directorial experience has been on the TV series Fringe, and aside from that, he has production credits for Lone Survivor, Paranormal Activity films, and a few others that catch my eye, like Hancock, Mr & Mrs Smith.

Keep your eye out for other known actors in the film, and be surprised.


Endless Love (2014)

Rated PG-13 103 min   -   Drama | Romance

The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

Director: Shana Feste
Stars:    Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Bruce Greenwood, Robert Patrick

Shana Feste has directed Country Strong, and maybe there's hope that Wilde and Pettyfer can have breakout roles.


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