Moviegoers can choose romance, horror or history

2010-02-12 00:00

THREE new films open in Pietermaritzburg today — the perfectly timed Valentine’s Day, the horror thriller The Wolfman, and a Bollywood historical spectacle Veer.

Garry Marshall has collected an ­all-star Hollywood cast for his film Valentine’s Day, which tells the stories of a group of Los Angelinos whose lives intertwine as they find their way through romance over the course of February 14.

There’s Reed (Ashton Kutcher), the owner of a florist shop who proposes to his girlfriend, Morley (Jessica Alba), while learning that his best friend, Julia (Jennifer Garner), has a married boyfriend named Harrison (Patrick Dempsey).

Julia’s mother, Estelle (Shirley ­MacLaine), meanwhile is a happy ­retiree who must reveal an affair from long ago to her husband, Edgar (Hector Elizondo); and a publicist named Kara (Jessica Biel), who is seemingly alone on Valentine’s Day, is in fact in love with her boss, Kelvin Briggs (Jamie Foxx).

And, if those big names were not enough, you can also look out for Kathy Bates, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Anne Hathaway, Queen Latifah and Julia Roberts.

For a complete antidote to romance, book seats for The Wolfman. Benicio Del Toro plays the role of ­Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman who is lured back to his family estate when his brother vanishes, in this horror thriller.

Reunited with his estranged father, played by Anthony Hopkins, Talbot sets out to find his brother and discovers that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers. As he pieces together the gory puzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted into werewolves when the moon is full.

The third new film opening this weekend is the Bollywood epic Veer, starring Salman Khan as the Pindari warrior of the title who plots to overthrow British rule in Madhavgarh, while falling in love with Princess Yashodhara (Zarine Khan), whose ­father, the king (Jackie Shroff), ­betrayed the Pindari many years ­before, leading to the massacre of 4 500 men.

The film’s story was penned by ­Salman Khan and was inspired by Nikolai Gogol’s book, Taras Bulba.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.