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Movies for Valentine's Day

  • Jan 20, 2010
Say Anything
Do I really have to say why?
Robert Downy Jr in a period piece about a young surgeon who prfers to drink and whore his way through life until he meets Meg Ryan who is literally insane
Om Shanti Om
A comedy, a drama, a love story, a musical--it's Bollywood!
See the full review, "WHAT THE FISH!".
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Tom Conti plays a drunken poet styled after Dylan Thomas who makes his living giving poetry readings, and in his spare time seduces all the suburban housewives he can--until he meets the very young Kelly McGillis.
An American in Paris
Gene Kelly's dancing, George Gershwin's music, and Oscar Levant's wit all come together in the City of Lights.
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A teenager plots to kidnap Elvis to cheep up his mother.
See the full review, "HEARTBREAK HOTEL--Elvis Meets E.T.".
The Wedding Banquet
A young Chinese man living in California must suddebly produce a fiancee when his parents come to visit him from the old country. The trouble is he doesn't have a fiancee, and oh yeah, he's living with his gay lover.
Desk Set
Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn towards the ends of their careers. He's the creator of a super computer, she's the head of the research department at a major television network who fears being put out of work by his creation.
Love of country, love of God, love of power, and the love of a man for a woman--this Bollwood flick has it all, plus some neat musical numbers.
See the full review, "Hooray for Bollywood!".
West Side Story
Romeo and Juliet in New York City.
Intolerable Cruelty (Widescreen Edition) (2003)
George Cloone, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and the Coen Brothers! What a mixture!
Eat a Bowl of Tea
New York Chinatown in the 1940s. Be's wife wants some attention, Ben's boss wants some dedication, Ben's father wants' some grandchildren, and Ben just wants a minute to sort it out.
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A housewife enters and wins a contest to travel to Paris and meet the author of her favorite mystery series. She gets konked on the head though and believes that she IS the heroine of those books, drawing the books' author and herself into areal life mystery and (of course) a comical love affair. Sadly, I think I'm the only person who could ever accept Tom Conti as a romcom hero.
Moulin Rouge
Baz Luhrman's musical extravaganza about love, freedom, and truth.
Hearts and Armour
Several different love stories set against battles between the Spanish Christians and the Moors. Tonya Roberts leads the cast in this foreign language flick.
Creature from the Black Lagoon
One of the more erotic early love stories in horror flix.
King Kong
In Peter jackson's version of this classic horror/love story Kong and Ann Darrow even go on a date i nCentral Park!

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September 23, 2010
Ha Ha - your description of Restoration is Priceless. If only Hollywood would have the guts to use lines like that :-)
September 23, 2010
January 21, 2010
I thought you hated the remake of Kong...
Also, you have the original version of "Moulin Rouge" selected, not the Baz Luhrman version. Maybe there aren't data points for both (I'll check).
Cool list. There are quite a few of these that I haven't seen.
January 21, 2010
Cancel out my last comment, it is the Baz Luhrman version. Someone either combined it with the data point for the original or added details from the original, but either way, the problem is fixed,
January 22, 2010
There was no data point so I wrote that it was the Baz Luhrman version and the hoped for the best.
January 22, 2010
Well, it's all taken care of, so no worries.
January 22, 2010
At least whoever did it figured out it was the wrong one. Usually I have to delete it first.
January 23, 2010
Actually, they didn't figure it out or fix it. I did. I'm easily annoyed by mistakes like that, what can I say?
January 24, 2010
Thanks. I'm annoyed by it too although I appreciate it when someone tries to help.
January 21, 2010
I've only seen a few of these movies, but I'm already digging Queen B's take on Valentine's Day! :)
January 22, 2010
They're all god, and all a bit off the beaten path for the most part. THE WEDDING BANQUET is one of my all time favorites. It's an Ang Lee film.
January 21, 2010
never saw # 5, 16 and 17. I just love your picks for #'s 19 (really a forgotten gem), 14 (no surprise right?), 8 and # 1. Not really a big romance movie buff but I like what you did with this list! #'s 20 and 21 may scare away my date though LOL!
January 21, 2010
Sort of surprised about your not having seen AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and MOULIN ROUGE since those were probably 2 of the biggest pictures in there. While the fact that you;ve seen HEARTS AND ARMOUR absolutely stuns me! You need to run a check on any date who would be scared away by KING KONG and CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON though. Is that really your kind of gal?
January 21, 2010
Well, Moulin Rouge is a musical so I don't really like them except for THE WICKER MAN. Hearts and Armour is a favorite! I even own the import dvd! as for #'s 20 and 21, yup you are right, she wouldn't be my type!
January 22, 2010
I don't like them as a rule either, which is why my love for Bollywood is such a mystery. I'll always make an exception for Gene Kewlly though and I loved the recycling of pop songs in the Luhrman movie. But HEARTS AND ARMOUR is so great! i wish they'd put it out on DVD already in the US.
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