Full slate of movies open for Valentine’s Day

By From page A5 | February 12, 2013

FAIRFIELD — If you’re planning a dinner and movie date for Valentine’s Day, you have four new films to choose from, all of them opening nationwide Thursday.

Bruce Willis returns to the big screen for the fifth installment of the “Die Hard” series, “A Good Day to Die Hard.” This time he’s off to Russia. It’s rated R and is also being shown in IMAX.

“Beautiful Creatures,” PG-13, is a supernatural love story set in the South. Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson star.

Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel star in “Safe Haven,” a PG-13 film based on the Nicholas Sparks book with the same name. It centers on a mysterious woman putting down roots in a new town. Then, dark secrets begin to intrude on her new life.

“Escape from Planet Earth” is an animated film about a superhero defending his planet against a villain. Brendan Fraser, Jessica Alba and James Gandolfini lend their voices. The PG movie is also being shown in 3D.

Opening limited release Thursday is:

“Murder 3,” not rated, a thriller involving a photographer and his girlfriend and the house they live in, which is as scary as it is beautiful. It will be shown in Hindi, with English subtitles.

 Opening in limited release Friday are:

“The Bitter Butler,” not rated, a documentary with, and about, comic Eddie Pepitone, as he deals with life.

“Like Someone in Love” focuses on a Tokyo student who moonlights as a call girl. Then, a new client takes on the role of her protector. It’s not rated.

Gael Garcia Bernal stars as an advertising executive recruited to spearhead a campaign that, if victorious, will set the Chilean people free from a military dictator. “No” is rated R and will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles.

Christopher Walken and Christian Slater are featured in “The Power of Few,” rated R, about an enigmatic smuggling ring’s effort to steal a priceless artifact.

“Saving Lincoln,” not rated, focuses on a U.S. marshal and his attempts to save President Abraham Lincoln from assassination attempts.

For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit http://www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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