Monday, February 14, 2005

Valentine Movie Recommendations

Cupid. 1997
Death has a new dark angel.

Synopsis: A brother and sister with a past incestuous relationship have a current murderous relationship. He murders the women who reject him and she murders the women who get too close to him.

Comments: Kinky suspense thriller starring Zach Gallagan. ROWR! Zach who you may remember from Gremlins, looks miiiighty purty in this one. If you have a Zach fetish like I do, then you'll also wanna check out Waxwork. By the way, today is Zach's birthday. Happy Birthday Zach!. Forty-one kisses for Zach! The VHS for Cupid is just $2 at!

The Love Letter. 1999

No one knows who sent it. No one knows who it's for. But everyone's getting the same message.

Synopsis: The power of words and images to open hearts. Helen runs, miles a day, to burn off energy: she's an emotional celibate. Going through the post at her shop, she finds a romantic and poetic letter between the couch cushions, unsigned, and thinks it's for her. It melts her resistance to feelings, and soon she undertakes an affair with Johnny, a collegiate employee. (He sees the letter and thinks she wrote it to him; he quotes some of it, so she thinks he wrote it to her.) In the background are Helen's long-time friend, George, who loves her, and her mother who abruptly left on a long trip months' before. Discovering who actually wrote the letter brings insight and promise.

Comments: I can't relate to you how much I love this movie. This was Kate Capshaw's pet project and personally, it's one of my favorite "romantic" movies. I SO want to have her job at the bookstore and live in the fictional Loblolly-by-the-sea. The movie co-stars Ellen DeGeneres (hilarious) and Tom Everett, who I think is dreamy. Rent it! It's the perfect little sleeper movie for Valentine's Day. The DVD is a mere $3.50 at!

My Bloody Valentine. 1981

There's more than one way to lose your heart...

Synopsis: There's a big valentine-party planned in the little miningtown Valentine's Bluff. It is the first valentine party in 20 years, because then there was an accident in the mine, and the accident happened because the men responsible for the security was at the party. The sole surviving miner killed them, and told the town NEVER to arrange a valentine party again. The party begins, and so does the killing...

Comments: The poster art for this movie is one of my all-time horror movie favorites. A creepy, suspenseful slasher with a Valentine's Day motif.

Valentine. 2001

Remember that kid everyone ignored on Valentine's Day? - He remembers you.

Synopsis: Four Friends start to receive morbid valentine day cards. Someone out there is stalking them....someone they all spurned when they were younger. And Valentines Day 2001 is the Day she/he gets their revenge.

Comments: I bought and read the book that this movie was based on as soon as I heard its' synopsis. The book, by Tom Savage, was really great. Very Silence of the Lambs-ish. However, the movie is considerably different, but also good, but in a different way. The movie harks back to the 80's slashers I remember/love and wasn't afraid to be bloody. Plus, the cast is easy on the eyes and does a plausible job. The book has some great suspense, as does the movie. I'd highly recommend both of them. The DVD is just $2 at! The paperback is just 75¢!

Valentin. 2002

Cupid just turned eight.

Synopsis: An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving.

Comments: Sweet, sweet, sweet! You owe it to yourself to rent this little Italian gem. It recently was released to DVD and is really great. Another great choice for Valentine's Day. You'll thank me later.


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