Love is in the Air
Love is in the Air! This time of year we all enjoy snuggling up with a loved one around the fire, and enjoy a good rom-com. Punxsutawney Phil, over at Gobbler’s knob didn’t see his shadow, which as history explains it, Spring should just be right around the corner. But our beloved groundhog doesn’t have that great of a track record. With only six of Phil’s last 30 predictions being correct, it leaves him with only about a 20 percent accuracy. Maybe he should take up something a little more to his speed, like burrowing and sleep studies.
Until the snow is gone, we get to indulge a little with delicious warm soups and lagers, and a few movies. Here are some of the best upcoming romantic comedies to look forward to in 2019.
ISN’T IT ROMANTIC
Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth | Rated PG-13 | 1h 28m
Natalie (Rebel Wilson) is a New York architect who works hard to get noticed at her job, but is more likely to deliver coffee and bagels than design the city’s next skyscraper. Things go from bad to weird when she gets knocked unconscious during a subway mugging and magically wakes up to find herself in an alternate universe. Always cynical about love, Natalie’s worst nightmare soon comes true when she suddenly discovers that she’s playing the leading lady in a real-life romantic comedy.
WHAT MEN WANT
Taraji P. Henson & Tracy Morgan | Rated R | 1h 57m
Passed up for a well-deserved promotion, sports agent Ali Davis wonders what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world. Hoping to find answers from a psychic, Ali drinks a weird concoction that suddenly allows her to hear what men are thinking. Using her newfound ability, Ali starts to turn the tables on her obnoxious male colleagues while racing to sign the next basketball superstar.
Alia Bhatt & Ranveer Singh|Rated NR | 2h 33m
“Gully Boy” is a film about a 22-year-old boy “Murad” (Ranveer Singh) from a ghetto in Mumbai, India. The son of a driver, his parents worked hard to get him educated so that he could have a white collar job. Meanwhile, Murad realizes his calling to be a rapper. Authentic Hip Hop in India is a recent phenomenon and like anywhere else in the world, is rising from the streets. Art is a distant dream for the colonized poor of India and this story is about Murad’s journey from realizing his love for rap and chasing his dream to inadvertently transcending his class. The film showcases street rap from the crevices of Mumbai’s by lanes. The poetry is conscious of the city’s socio-economic fabric and highlights the challenges faced by the disenfranchised youth in the minority population.
Keria Knightley & Alexander Skarsgard | Rated R | 1h 484m
In 1946 Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg to be reunited with her husband, Lewis, who is a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. As they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
FIVE FEET APART
Haley Lu Richardson | Rated PG-13
Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control — all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction.