Valentine’s Day 2012 Movie Suggestions

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Amy Stoltenberg, Staff Writer

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– If You’re Just “A Thing” –

This Means War

Rated: PG-13

                This Means War is an action comedy about two CIA agent best friends (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) doing what they are trained to do: fight. The twist? Instead of fighting to prevent nuclear war, they are warring over a woman. Reese Witherspoon plays the irresistible blond, with Chelsea Handler as her hilarious best friend. This movie is for those in the pseudo-friend zone. Nothing serious or too heavy, this movie combines action, comedy and even a little romance to provide the perfect opportunity for you to make a move. Who knows – maybe your hilarious new inside jokes will move you two out of the undefined zone…and make it Facebook-Official.

 

– Longtime Loves –

Safe House

Rated: R (for those over  17)

                Starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, this high-action movie is for the devoted couples who can endure anything together. Denzel is a CIA agent who comes back on the grid after a decade of being a renegade, and it is Ryan’s job to protect him in the safe house. When the house gets attacked, Denzel and Ryan are the only ones who escape, so they must run for their lives. This is definitely a hand-holding, arm-around-the-shoulder movie that will bring you and your love closer than ever before. Go with that person who you’ve been with for years and are too lazy to break up with. Or your true love – that works too.

 

– For My Desolate Dudes –

Star Wars: Episode I the Phantom Menace 3D

Rated: PG

                Battles in outer-space, exotic new planets, and light sabers – need I say more? One of the classics of all classics, this Star Wars oldie but goodie is for my men who happen to be single this Valentine’s Day. Back in theaters in 3D, this movie includes some of the best Star Wars scenes of all times, including the Pod-races, Naboo invasion to the Tatooine, and the ultimate light saber battle between Darth Maul and the Jedi. Go with your fellow Jedi friends, buy some popcorn and an Icee and settle in to a movie that will take you out of this world.

 

– All the Single Ladies –

The Vow

Rated: PG-13

                 The Vow is a romance about a love that is stronger than hardship. Sound cheesy? It’s based on a true story. This movie, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum , is about a car crash that sends McAdams into a comma, altering her memory so that when she wakes, she doesn’t remember her husband. The rest of the movie follows Tatum’s commitment to the vow “to death do us part”, as he tries to get McAdams to fall in love with him all over again. Sappy, romantic, and filled with heart-wrenching moments, this movie is sure to be a hit with those single girls who may just be a little bit desperate this Valentine’s Day. Go see this with your girlfriends, a box of tissues, and a big bag of chocolate that you will soon regret eating.