So your ideal Valentine’s Day date is dinner and a movie. Or maybe just a movie, a tub of popcorn and a supersize drink with two straws.
Here are the movies opening in Pittsburgh on Valentine’s Day. Some also will have 10 p.m. shows on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
“A Good Day to Die Hard”: Twenty-five years after starring in the first “Die Hard,” released in July 1988 despite its Christmas backdrop, Bruce Willis is back. For the first time, though, he finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son, unaware he’s really a CIA operative on a mission.
“Safe Haven”: Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough star in an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel about a mysterious newcomer to a small North Carolina town who slowly puts down roots and starts a relationship with a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets spell terror in this romantic thriller directed by Lasse Hallstrom.
“Beautiful Creatures”: In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, a 16-year-old boy is drawn to a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her 16th birthday. Based on the young adult novel of the same name, first in a series, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
On Friday, Feb. 15, these movies will open:
“Amour”: The lives of a couple in their 80s, both cultivated retired music teachers, are changed and tested when she suffers a stroke. It’s nominated for best picture, director, foreign film, original screenplay and actress (Emmanuelle Riva).
“Escape From Planet Earth”: 3-D animated family comedy, set on a planet called Baab where astronaut Scorch Supernova (voice of Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. When an SOS is sent from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects the warnings of his nerdy brother and falls into a trap. Other voices include Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba, William Shatner and Sarah Jessica Parker.
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