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It’s a weekend for love.
Beautiful Creatures, based on the first of four Caster Chronicles novels by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, stars Alden Ehrenreich as a high school boy from the town of Gatlin who falls for Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), a mysterious girl with supernatural powers. The adapted screenplay also stars Jeremy Irons, Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson and Thomas Mann.
Another book-turned-film hits theaters with Safe Haven, based on the romantic novel by Nicholas Sparks. Julianne Hough plays Katie, a girl from Boston who runs away to a small North Carolina town where she meets Josh Duhamel‘s character, Alex, a widow who’s raising two kids on his own. With a tainted past, Hough’s character will be forced to figure out how their new relationship will work out.
Read what The Hollywood Reporter‘s film critics have to say about all the films opening this weekend and find out how they are expected to perform at the box office.
Opening Valentine’s Day, this supernatural teenage love story is designed to ensnare bereft “Twilight” fans. Read Todd McCarthy’s review here.
Bruce Willis returns for the fifth time as John McClane, who travels to Moscow and, of all places, Chernobyl, to help his CIA officer son save modern Russia from its own worst enemies. Read Todd McCarthy’s review here.
Like Someone in Love
Abbas Kiarostami directs a story about love and missed opportunities in this Competition film. Read Jordan Mintzer’s review here.
Almost in Love
Sam Neave’s film about the love entanglements of a group of New Yorkers was shot in two uninterrupted 40-minute takes. Read Frank Scheck’s review here.
Historical photos provide the backdrop for a green screen-shot take on Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Read John DeFore’s review here.
The Berlin File
South Korean writer-director Ryoo Seung-wan shifts focus to Europe for this insiders’ take on covert operations. Read Justin Lowe’s review here.
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