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Valentine’s Day Looks to Repeat Success of He’s Just Not That Into You

When Robert Altman passed away in November of 2006, the subgenre of cinema known as the ensemble film lost its spiritual leader. Whereas Altman always utilized the depth and breadth of his cast of characters as a way to add richness and texture to his projects, in the hands of lesser talents, the ensemble film becomes little more than a way to get a lot of famous faces on a movie poster together. And while it's still too early to totally slag the proposed New Line project known as Valentine's Day as little more than a cash grab, the piece that ran in the New York Times this morning gives us precious little information to suggest anything to the contrary.

Oh boy. Seeing as we will inevitably be dragged to see this on Valentine's Day next year, we think we speak for everyone when we say that we hope this turns out better than that other Los Angeles–based, SEO friendly ensemble flick: Crash.

Oh boy. Seeing as we will inevitably be dragged to see this on Valentine's Day next year, we think we speak for everyone when we say that we hope this turns out better than that other Los Angeles–based, SEO friendly ensemble flick: Crash.

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