Oscar season is still here and some of the biggest films from last year are still in cinemas or available on-line on video streaming sites like Netflix or Xfinity (available for free as part of Comcast internet specials packages). And yet while watching last year’s crème the la crème might seem like a great idea, perhaps an Oscar-worthy mivie about the end of slavery isn’t really your idea of a perfect date. And the late January selection of Horror and Action might not fit the bill that well. But fear not, there are plenty of good date movies scheduled to come out in 2013. Here are just a few of them.
I’m So excited!
Not much is known about Pedro Almodovar’s latest movie except the fact that it is going to have a stunning cast including many of the Almodovar regulars like Antonio Banderas or Penelope Cruz. It is also going to be a ‘light, very light love story’ and that sounds like just the type of movie you ought to be shooting for on date night!
Look of Love
A bit of a warning about this one. Two movies called look of love are coming out in 2013. One is a bio-pic about a notorious London porn producer turned property mogul starring Steve Coogan and Stephen Fry, the other is a romantic comedy about older people falling in love starring Robin Williams, Ed Harris and Anette Benning. It’s up to you to decide which one’s more date-worthy.
What can be more disturbing than a love triangle between a vampire and a werewolf, you ask? Why, warm bodies, a movie about a zombie who falls in love with a girl in the aftermath of a zombie outbreak. The romantic comedy (?) charts the undeath of R, a zombie with some capacity for conscious thought who rescues and falls in love with a living girl after eating her boyfriend’s brain and is sure to be a hit with zombie fans and Twilight fans both.
The Great Gatsby
Baz Luhrmann directing an over the top adaptation of one of the most acclaimed American novels in history? Why yes, thank you. Baz Luhrmann hit one out of the park with Moulin Rouge and produced solid love stories ever since so why should he fail now? Especially with the talent attached to the project.
Much Ado About Nothing
Joss Whedon directing Shakespeare? Yes! Joss’ 12 day version of the Shakesperian classic (shot over 12 days, not lasting 12 days) features a virtual who’s who of people who have previously worked with Whedon, from Amy Acker to Nathan Fillion. And it is scheduled for theatre release in June!
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