Choosing a place to hang out on Valentine’s Day can be a real pain. You probably go out to eat every other week, so dinner gets boring after a while. But it’s Valentine’s Day, so you’ve got to do something special together.
Combine your two loves tis valentine’s day and head over to Eden Cinemas. They’ve even got a special offer in store for you. Buy any 2D movie couple ticket for 13 euro (that’s 6.50 each) and couple 3D movies for 15 euro (that’s 7.50 each).
And best part? They’ve got a movie that caters for every single one of you love birds.
We can easily tell you what the movies are about, but we thought we’d let the reviews talk for themselves and let you take your pick.
For the historical drama lovers – The Award Winning 1917
It is not a movie… but a completely different experience. You are submerged during this time in the world that surrounds the main characters, close to what they’re thinking/feeling. I found myself more than once trying to make the camera move to see another angle. It is impressively made.
For the action seekers – Bad Boys For Life
Bad Boys for Life is an incredible third instalment and welcome return to the franchise that’s fast paced, surprisingly emotional and more mature than its predecessors. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are once again incredible and instantly recapture their perfect chemistry and are also extremely funny throughout. Joe Pantoliano is great and newcomers Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton and Paola Nuñez are all great. The direction by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah is amazing, consistently stylish with well filmed action sequences that are ridiculously fun and gleefully over the top. The music by Lorne Balfe is excellent.
For the horror enthusiasts – The Turning
This latest version of Henry James’ classic, oft-adapted novella “The Turn of the Screw” gets a grunge makeover, radiating style and mood in the hands of director Floria Sigismondi. The music video veteran—whose clips for Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People” and Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” are just a couple of prime examples in her lengthy filmography—creates an unsettling vibe that’s quickly and deeply immersive. Its setting is a chilly, sprawling mansion where things go bump in the night, windows and doors slam shut on their own and whispers down dusty hallways eventually turn to screams.
For the Crime Addicts – The Gentlemen
The cast in ‘The Gentlemen’ is admittedly fantastic, but it doesn’t change the fact that they are an absolute treat to watch. Matthew McConaughey is in his element in a role that he was born to play, Charlie Hunnam plays one of the coolest characters I’ve seen perfectly, Colin Farrell is hilarious and ridiculously cool as well and then Hugh Grant gives one of the best performances I’ve ever seen from him. In fact Grant was so good I didn’t even recognise his voice and had to wonder if they’d dubbed it. They hadn’t, he’d just nailed it.
For the fantasy oriented – Dolittle
Robert Downey Jr. stars as the magical vet and adventurer who can speak with animals, and for the first 15 minutes or so, I was laughing at this movie and shaking my head. This is not exactly a movie that aims for a safe broad mass appeal, even though it has familiar messages of family, acceptance of loss, and confronting personal fears. It takes chances on alienating humour.
I’m under no illusions that a majority of people will just scoff at Dolittle and never give it a chance, and I thought I was ready to join their ranks, but then a funny thing happened when I sat down to watch the movie and accepted it on its own silly terms. I had fun, and I know there will be others that do as well. It may be a disaster to many but to me it’s a beautiful mess.
A Bonus for the DC nerds – Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey emancipate itself from its predecessors, and exceeds them in every way. With a new director in Cathy Yan, and a new feminist vision, it makes a splash as a standalone film but gives hope for the future of DC and other comic book movies.
Margot Robbie once again brings her all to the role of Dr. Harleen Quinzel and provides more layers to her character adding to her excellent performance in Suicide Squad. This film gives the audience what it promised…. The emancipation of Harley Quinn!!!!
You can grab your tickets from edencinemas.com.mt