Movies Opening Thursday, Valentine's Day [Die Hard, Save Haven]

This week all the new movies coming to theaters are opening on Thursday, February 14th, or Valentine's Day.

Oh what a perfect combination of a holiday celebrating love and a great love story in A Good Day to Die Hard.  Eh?  What?

OK, maybe Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney playing father & son and blowing things up in Russia might not be the best example of a Valentine's Day movie.

Other cast includes Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, & Cole Hauser.


Fine, then maybe Safe Haven could be a good relationship movie?

This Drama/Mystery/Romance/Thriller movie stars the beautiful Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel... in a story where "A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her."

Hmm.  Well, it will be good to see those two in what could promise to be a decent movie.  (Who here remembers her from her Dancing With the Stars days, where she would wear the skimpiest of skimpy dance attire?)


There's always Beautiful Creatures, with Alden Ehrenreich, and Alice Englert.  Here, "Ethan (Ehrenreich) longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena (Englert). Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town."

Well, the movie is categorized as a "Drama  / Fantasy  / Romance" flick.


Escape from Planet Earth

This animated feature opens in theaters on Friday and is at least a family friendly movie.  The voice cast includes Brendan Fraser as Scorch and other voice talent includes Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba, SofĂ­a Vergara, & Sarah Jessica Parker.


Movies that might fill the bill of Valentine's Day, that are out.  To be honest, that's a tough call, so I'll just spit out what's still in theaters...

  • Identity Thief
  • Side Effects
  • Bullet to the Head
  • Stand Up Guys
  • Warm Bodies
  • Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
  • Parker
  • Mama
  • Gangster Squad
  • Quartet
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Miserables (2012)
  • The Impossible
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Life of Pi
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Lincoln
  • Argo

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I'm not really one to complain, but I can't help but notice the plethora of vengeance in the collective of movies we have out or coming out.

But there's still something that might qualify.  Sort of.  I recall some folks complaining on this site's parent site, Brusimm, about when Christmas rolled around, there weren't very many holiday spirit movies to take the family to.  It's starting to look a little of the same here, this week!