Happy Valentine’s Day From Hark, You Have 2 Heartfelt Choices

Posted by Barry | Tuesday, February 14th 2012

It is that time of year again, but more specifically, it is that day again.  The day that is set aside for amorous interludes, romantic entanglements or just plain old-fashioned bloody, sadistic murder in a mine shaft.

Our Hark Valentine card has two sides to choose from, or both for the true romantic inside every one of you.  On the cover we have Garry Marshall’s 2010 rom-com ‘Valentine’s Day’ with a cast of A-listers that are so pretty you will undoubtedly lose confidence in yourself.  However, for that special someone who craves a blood red heart plucked right from the body, we have the 2009 remake ‘My Bloody Valentine’ for the not-so-faint of heart.

‘Valentine’s Day’ (2010)

Ensemble films are an interesting breed, you get to see a lot of people you know act out in some way you have never seen, because they don’t have the screen time they are used to.  So, for today, the most obvious film to celebrate would be ‘Valentine’s Day’ from director Garry Marshall.

Julia Roberts, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Foxx, Kathy Bates, Anne Hathaway, the list goes on and on.  The film is all about make ups, break ups, couples, singles and in-betweeners all suffering/enjoying the perils and expectations of the holiday, with comical & dramatic results.  True, it isn’t a very good movie but that doesn’t stop it from being a fun date flick. Check out our ‘Valentine’s Day’ Sound Quote Collection page if the mood strikes you.

For the broken-hearted (or should I say heart-breaking?) horror fan this Valentine’s Day we give you….

‘My Bloody Valentine’ (2009)

Another modern remake of a cult classic, ‘My Bloody Valentine’ (3D) sliced its way into theaters in 2009 and was met with positive response from the horror community, something that is not very easily accomplished (especially with remakes).  Aiming to cash in on the current 3D craze this film did not disappoint with the gratuitous violence, in-your-face flying objects and, ahem, boobies.  Yes, an eye-opening scene involving a completely nude woman running for her life, in 3D, is actually a monumental achievement in modern cinematic technique.  Aided by the fact that the film’s writer, Todd Farmer, plays a pivotal acting role in that very scene you just have to wonder if Hollywood is really that rough of a place to work after all.

Is it revenge, or old-fashioned love and dedication that drives our villain to such bloody close encounters?  Ah, the many splendors of love.  Starring Kerr Smith, Jensen Ackles, Jaime King and cult icon Tom Atkins as Sheriff Burke, this is one Valentine’s Day you may not be around to remember.

Visit our ‘My Bloody Valentine’ Sound Quote Collection Page and enjoy the many splendors of love, I mean, horrific mutilation and heart-tearing crimes of passion.  Ain’t love grand?

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