Movie guide for Valentine’s Day weekend
With Valentineâs Day coming soon, itâs easy to give into the fluffy, pink festivities. But what if youâre just not that into the traditional love story, donât have that special someone or just would love to think about your one true love? Hereâs a cinephileâs guide to Valentineâs Day Weekend 2011 in Los Angeles.
Harold and Maude screening
Thursday, 7:30 pm at Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
This 1971 hipster classic documents the strange relationship between a young man and a mature woman who find each other scintillating despite their statuses as outcasts. It’s strange, but iconic.
In theaters Friday
Everyoneâs favorite ubiquitous teen heartthrob is about to gain some major artistic street cred: the wide release of a 3D documentary. Scoff and roll your eyes if you wish, but the boy can sing and dance. The dewy-eyed pop star is the perfect projected companion for the single person in need of some loving, after all. And if Usher likes him, shouldnât you? Besides, we all know that you definitely sing âBabyâ in the shower.
The Notebook screening
Sunday, 8:00 pm at Arclight Pasadena.
Take a buddy, a loved one, or your own weeping self out and watch our generationâs cheesiest, most self-indulgent love story on the big screen. A little obvious, yes, but clichĂ©s aside, the filmâs steamy, yet intimate love scene will heat up even the most frigid of viewers.
If youâre not feeling like leaving your bed in fear of encountering a fighting, or openly flirtatious, couple, let Netflix be your companion. Our recommendations for streaming romances:
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Making out on a beach is easier to watch than to actually execute. This is the ultimate iconic beach makeout scene so observe and learn, kids.
A Room with a View (1986)
A timeless love story based on literature, this drama will have you wondering where romance has gone in modern times, and when Helena Bonham Carter became such an eccentric public figure.
It may be a cartoon, but Up is no childrenâs movie. Itâs the ultimate love story in which a man has to deal with losing his better half. It certainly helps that heâs got a floating house, an adorable chubby boy scouts and a fleet of talking dogs to make the journey a little more interesting.