This week's new movies and TV shows: What to watch over Valentine's Day weekend

By: Clare Douglas

From new series to memorable guest stars and the new film releases that will have you racing to the theatre, Hello! Canada’s weekly report on new movies and TV shows is your all-access guide to the big and small screen. Check back on Mondays to stay up to date on must-see TV and noteworthy silver-screen news!

MOVIES

VALENTINE’S DAY MOVIE GUIDE:

No matter what your status is, here’s a list of streaming movies to cuddle up to on February 14th!

For those who are happily single: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Shomi)
Instead of finding pity and misery in Hawaii, a broken-hearted composer (Jason Segel) learns how to move on with the help of a friendly hotel hostess (Mila Kunis).

For those who want to be more than just friends: When Harry Met Sally (Netflix)
A decade of friendship finally leads to romance for two stubborn friends (Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan) who failed to see what was there all along.

For those who are dating: The Princess Bride (Netflix)
Skip the more serious and sappy titles for a satiric look at a classic fairytale’s happily ever after.

For those who are engaged: Father of the Bride (Netflix)
Nobody plays a father reluctant to let go of his daughter better than Steve Martin. The road to the altar is laden with sweet and sentimental family moments and laugh-out-loud disasters courtesy of the wedding planner, played by the inimitable Martin Short.

For those who are married: Walk the Line (Shomi)
Johnny and June Carter Cash’s story is the epitome of everlasting love – get the tissues ready.

IN THEATRES:

Fifty Shades of Grey: After months of anticipation, casting drama and tantalizing trailers, the film based E. L. James’ best-selling erotic novel is finally hitting theatres this Valentine's Day. Business tycoon Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) takes inquisitive young beauty Anastasia on a steamy journey that changes both of their lives - and one that might just leave audiences blushing.

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FIRST LOOK:

Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker in the upcoming biopic Born to Be Blue: Oscar-nominated actor and star of Boyhood Ethan Hawke blows his way back in time as jazz master Chet Baker in Born to Be Blue, which was filmed in Sudbury, Ont., and is expected to hit theatres in 2016.

TV

Live from New York … it’s Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Special!
Stars, hosts and friends of the late-night staple (created in 1975 by Toronto-native Lorne Michaels) return to Studio 8H to mark the show’s milestone 40th anniversary on Feb. 15 (Global/NBC). The line-up? Jerry Seinfeld, Betty White, Jim Carrey, Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake and former skit masters Will Ferrell, Mike Myers, Chevy Chase and Jimmy Fallon reunite for what should be a memorable and hilarious tribute to the iconic show. To celebrate, Hello! looks back at 15 of SNL’s biggest success stories.

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ONE TO WATCH:

Industry heavyweights and fans alike will fête 25-time Grammy Award-winning legend Stevie Wonder during Songs in the Key of Life: An All Star Grammy Salute (Feb. 16, CBS). The 64-year-old singer has been signing, sealing and delivering hits for more than five decades and is the only artist in Grammy history to win Album of the Year in three out of four consecutive years. Lady Gaga, The Band Perry, Usher, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Janelle Monáe and John Legend will take the stage to pay tribute to the man who inspired them to become musicians.

SET YOUR RECORDERS:

Alias’s spy daddy (and Jennifer Garner’s BFF) Victor Garber stops by The Flash (Feb. 10, CTV) for a multi-episode arc. Playing Dr. Martin Stein, a nuclear physicist who specializes in transmutation, Victor teams up with Toronto-native Robbie Amell to bring DC Comic’s lethal Firestorm to life.

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