CLEVELAND, Ohio — Looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day weekend? There are four new releases worth considering for date night. “Alita: Battle Angel” should appeal to sci-fi film fans, while “Isn’t It Romantic” is a romantic comedy that’s also a parody of romantic comedies. “Happy Death Day 2U” delivers the scares in a PG-13 slasher movie and Dwayne Johnson stars in a biopic about WWE superstar Paige.
Get a sneak peek at the new films in the videos in this post.
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christophe Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Rotten Tomatoes: 58 percent
Google synopsis: Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.
ISN’T IT ROMANTIC
Starring: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, Priyanka Chopra
Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Rotten Tomatoes: 68 percent
Google synopsis: Natalie 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.
HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U
Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu
Director: Christopher Landon
Rotten Tomatoes: 64 percent
Google synopsis: Collegian Tree Gelbman wakes up in horror to learn that she’s stuck in a parallel universe. Her boyfriend Carter is now with someone else, and her friends and fellow students seem to be completely different versions of themselves. When Tree discovers that Carter’s roommate has been altering time, she finds herself once again the target of a masked killer. When the psychopath starts to go after her inner circle, Tree soon realizes that she must die over and over again to save everyone.
FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden, Vince Vaughn
Director: Stephen Merchant
Rotten Tomatoes: 89 percent
Google synopsis: Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige’s journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.