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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

February 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Coming up: Valentine’s Day movies

Valentine’s Day arrives next week — and with it, as is traditional, a big Hollywood super-romantic movie at the multiplexes. This year, there’s actually two of them opening Feb. 14: “Winter’s Tale,” a time-travel romantic drama starring Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown “Lady Sybil” Findlay (based on the Mark Helprin novel), and “Endless Love,” a remake of the 1981 Brooke Shields teen romance that, now that I look at its IMDb page, promoted itself as being “the greatest love story of all time.” Really? We’ll talk more about the greatest romantic movies of all time once Valentine’s Day gets near (and, at least from my point of view, “Endless Love” won’t be mentioned), but today I thought it might be fun to look back on the last ten years of Valentine’s Day multiplex fare, and see if any of them turned out to be classics . . .

  • 2013: “Safe Haven”
  • 2012: “The Vow”
  • 2011: “Just Go With It”
  • 2010: “Valentine’s Day”
  • 2009: “Confessions of a Shopaholic”
  • 2008: “Definitely, Maybe”
  • 2007: “Music & Lyrics”
  • 2006: “Date Movie”
  • 2005: “Hitch”
  • 2004: “50 First Dates”

And the answer would be . . . no.

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