Valentine’s Day Movies for All

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Courtney Murphy.

Valentine’s Day is one of those things that split most people into two camps: those who love the holiday and those who passionately oppose it. Maybe you’re in a committed relationship, expected to be all lovey-dovey this time of year, but secretly you would rather stay in and start on your mountain of homework. Perhaps you are the lovey type, and even though you don’t have a significant other at the moment, you want to celebrate the day by spreading love and joy to your roommates. Or, like a reported 32.5% of college students, you might be in a long-distance relationship, which can make it difficult to fully embrace the day.

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Graphic by Courtney Murphy.


Fear not! Whether you’re looking for something to laugh at with your other single friends, something to see with the love of your life, or something action-packed to take your mind off all the romance, here are four movies to consider.


If you want the perfect anti-Valentine’s movie to watch, “Deadpool” is it. Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson, AKA Deadpool, and his origin story is an edgy mix of humor and action. Here’s a brief synopsis: After being diagnosed with cancer, Wilson agrees to let Ajax experiment on him and give him healing powers. Of course, Ajax double-crosses him, and the newly created Deadpool goes on a revenge mission. My only disclaimer for this movie is it will include crude humor, which goes along with Deadpool’s character from the Marvel Comics. But if a funny action flick sounds good to you, be sure to check out “Deadpool” at the Globe this week.

“How to Be Single”
This comedy is definitely fitting for a girls’ night out. Described by Collider as “a surprisingly successful blend of heart and humor,” it will make you feel things, but also allow you to laugh. This movie is absolutely relatable for anyone who lives with their friends and is kind of figuring things out. Also, Rebel Wilson is in it, so you’re guaranteed some great humor.

“The Choice”
Here it is, really the only true chick-flick playing this week. What’s it about? Well, there’s a cute bad boy, the good girl in the wrong relationship, and the struggle as they try to figure out this whole “love” thing. Based on the book by Nicholas Sparks, “The Choice” is the best lovey-dovey movie to go see right now. You can take your date and your tissues to Starmax Cinemas in Vandalia to catch this picture.

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”
This is probably the best compromise a movie could ever hope to be. It has all the romantic appeal of the original Jane Austen novel, with all the zombie goodness of the “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” series she co-authored with Seth Grahame-Smith (yes, it’s real). Although the book has mixed reviews, the movie looks pretty awesome. So be sure to take your darling to the Globe this week to experience this classic story in a whole new light.

This Valentine’s Day certainly has a mixed selection of movies to view. Now that you know what the options are, make sure you get out and bond with friends over one of them. Just appreciate that whatever camp you are a part of, there’s something for you to enjoy this time of year!


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