Tales of love come to theater for Valentine’s Day

By From page A7 | February 12, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Love is in the air and coming to Friday’s box office, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Three of the four movies set to open nationwide center on relationships, from teen love to moving from the bar to the bedroom.

Kevin Hart heads up the cast in “About Last Night,” a modern re-imagining of the classic romantic comedy. This one follows new love for two couples who put their relationship to the test in the real world. It’s rated R and also features Michael Ealy and Paula Patton.

“Endless Love,” PG-13, looks at two recent high school graduates, one sheltered and privileged, the other working-class male with a troubled past, who fall in love. Their parents’ disapproval only brings them closer together.

Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay start in “Winter’s Tale,” a PG-13 romance about a master thief who steals the heart of a woman living in a Central Park mansion that he’s broken into. She’s dying and he has to battle the forces of time and darkness to save her, and himself. Russell Crowe plays his demonic former mentor.

Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish and Michael Keaton star in the 2014 version of “Robocop.” The plot centers on a good cop injured in the line of duty. He then becomes part man, part machine. It’s rated PG-13.

Opening in limited release Friday are:

  • “Adult World,” which stars Emma Roberts as a college graduate and aspiring poet who wants an apprenticeship with a notoriously withdrawn writer played by John Cusack. It’s rated R.
  • “Beijing Love Story,” which is not rated, examines how different generations look at love, romance and commitment, from the Beijing perspective.
  • “Girl on a Bicycle,” which centers on an Italian bus driver who is infatuated with an alluring cyclist. It’s rated R.
  • “Jimmy P.,” which stars Benicio del Toro as a Native American war veteran who has blackouts and blinding headaches, with no apparent physical cause. It’s not rated.
  • “The Returned,” a horror flick where zombie attack victims can take injections to avoid becoming the living dead. The government attempts to secure them in a medical facility under the guise of helping them. It’s not rated.
  • “Love is in the Air,” which is not rated, looks at what happens when two ex-lovers are seated next to each other on an overseas flight.

For showtimes, call 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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