the movie date

dinner and a movie? pick carefully.

Frozen | 2013 | Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee | 102 min

Plot - Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

Good date - Just a movie about coming out of the closet. I’d recommend it for straight couples. They do need to understand what it feels like to hide who you truly are. Bigots, beware.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | 2014 | 130 min | Matt Reeves 

Plot - In the wake of the epidemic that wiped out human society from the face of Earth, the genetically evolved ever growing ape population finds itself at crossroads yet again after clashes with the remaining humans. 

Good date - You can use this flick as a trap to assess his/her views on war, occupation, genocide, racism… such a rainbow of opportunities. Seize the moment already.

Godzilla | 2014 | 123 min | Gareth Edwards

Plot - The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures that threaten our very existence.

Good dateJurassic Park meets Cloverfield paying homage to all vintage Gojira awesomeness.

Twister | 1996 | 113 min | Jan de Bont

Plot - Bill and Jo Harding, two storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must band together for a final effort to create an advanced weather alert system.

Good date - There are two kinds of people in this wide world: those who care about how things function and those who just enjoy lying back and having things functioning. In which cathegory do you fit it? And in which box does your sweetheart go? Time to find out if the two of you are really compatible.

Only Lovers Left Alive | 2014 | 123 min | Jim Jarmusch

Plot - Adam, a depressed vampire musician, reunites with his joyful and contemplative lover, Eve, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister.

Good date - No one can really invite somebody else to watch a movie with Tilda Swinton in it without looking irrevocably smart & witty. Plus, this movie sports a very sophisticated sense of humor anyway. :D

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford | 2007 | 160 min | Andrew Dominik

Plot - Robert Ford, who’s idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the gang of the Missouri outlaw.

It depends - Maybe it is not such a good idea to take your sweetheart to watch an essay on vanity and passion, but who am I to tell you what to do, right? 

Silver Linings Playbook | 2012 | 122 min | David O. Russell

Plot - After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. 

It depends - It speaks to the heartbroken, to the ones who can’t fit it, the mad ones who can’t help but speak their broken, sensitive, gracious minds. Everybody, at some level, is inappropriate. Let’s embrace our oddities and just be happy. I wouldn’t recommend it for a first date or for couples struggling with intimacy issues. 

X-Men: Days of Future Past | 2014 | 131 min | Bryan Singer

Plot - Wolverine is sent to the past in a desperate effort to prevent an event that results in extinction for both humans and mutants alike.

Good date - Acceptance is key. Some people will not love you back, whislt some will love you more than you think you deserve. And, meanwhile loss and death are the only leverage, you have to accept yourself - flaws and all - for what you are. And that will set you free at last. No matter what mistake was made in the past, in spite of the fact that you cannot change it, you can always try and make it better… in the present. 

300: Rise of an Empire | 2014 | 102 min | Noam Murro

Plot - Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Good date -  This one is more homoerotic than gay porn. And just when you think it couldn’t get any more sexually appealing to Greek men lovers you’ll be able to watch as long fat wooden boats thrust against each other atop the open Aegean Sea, rubbing on and on and on, wood against wood, so on and so forth… 

Thor: The Dark World | 2013 | 112 min | Alan Taylor

Plot - When Jane Foster is possessed by an ancient evil weapon of mass destruction, Thor must protect the universe from a threat of old times: the Dark Elves.

Good date - Could his hammer get any bigger? *giggles* There IS eye candy for alpha male lovers in this new improved Star Wars meets Tolkien exploding in the comics section of the nearby bookstore. Cheese of course, but VERY funny and well written. It’s so implausible that you so do not care… XD