There’s lots of classics heading to cinemas this year, what will you see?
If like us you hate chocolates and flowers and you look daft in skimpy underwear then Valentine’s Day can sometimes cause a problem… Well never fear because this year Irish cinema has lots of valentine movie options for you. Rachel McAdams & Channing Tatum are so romantic it hurts in THE VOW, which just opened nationwide, while Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy kick-start a menage-a-trois in the spy movie THIS MEANS WAR, which previews on Valentines day, although it won’t officially open in Ireland until March. If those two new releases aren’t getting your heart a flutter then check out some of these golden oldies being shown especially for Valentines 2012.
An Affair to Remember
An Affair to Remember is a classic romantic drama starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. The couple fall in love while on a cruise to New York and, despite both being engaged to other people, they arrange to meet in six months time at the top of the Empire State Building. As time passes each begins to wonder, will it happen?
In World War II Casablanca, Rick (Humphrey Bogart) unexpectedly encounters his former lover Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) who is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a Resistance leader, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country – but will he?
Casablanca is showing at the IFI for it’s 70th anniversary. The film is screening at 16.20 and 20.50 on Valentine’s Day, and tickets can be booked here: http://www.ifi.ie/film/casablanca-3/
Based on the celebrated novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook tells the story of a young couple who overcome insurmountable odds to experience the true power of love. In a modern-day nursing home, a kindhearted man (James Garner) reads a tender story to another patient (Gena Rowlands). The story begins during one glorious summer in small-town South Carolina in the early 1940s. Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) is a blue-collar log mill worker who courts the wealthy and sheltered Allie Nelson (Rachel McAdams).
Dinner with a side of Cinema – When Harry Met Sally
This Valentine’s Day, Film Fatale are teaming up with the new Pyg Restaurant for a special night of film, live music and delectable dining.
A screening of the modern romantic comedy classic When Harry met Sally will be paired with a delicious 3-course dinner prepared by Chef Morne Castelyn in the elegant surroundings of the Powerscourt Townhouse.
When Harry Met Sally tracks a star-crossed pair as they repeatedly drift apart and meet again over the span of 13 years and gradually fall madly, deeply, passionately into friendship, a friendship ever teetering on the edge of love. Harry meets Sally when they share a car ride to New York City upon graduation from the University of Chicago. A few minutes into the trip, the conversation between womanising, neurotic Harry (Billy Crystal) and driven, equally neurotic Sally (Meg Ryan) becomes heatedly contentious. The question arises: Can a man and a woman be just friends?
When Harry Met Sally is showing in The Powerscourt Townhouse Centre on Tuesday February 14th. To make a reservation, please call 01-06779490 or 086-1770731
True Romance & Weekend
The newly opened Lighthouse Cinema is showing not one, but two special Valentine’s Day movies. True Romance stars Christian Slater as Clarence, the comic-book lover who meets a beguiling prostitute named Alabama (Patricia Arquette), confronts her vicious pimp (Gary Oldman), and embarks on a cross-country odyssey with $5 million worth of Mafia cocaine. Mayhem ensues, culminating in a favourite Tarantino climax-the “Mexican standoff”-in which a roomful of guys are pointing guns at each other, waiting to see who shoots first. Brutal, profane, and totally outrageous.
True Romance is screening on Tuesday February 14th at 20.00. Tickets are available here: http://www.onlinecinematickets.com/index.php?s=LHSMITHF&p=tickets&perfCode=23816 Weekend is the story of a one-night stand that becomes something more – an unconventional love story between two young men trying to make sense of their lives. On a Friday night after hanging out with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a nightclub, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen. And so begins a weekend – in bars and in bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex – that will resonate throughout their lives.