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NIHF Weekly Email | February 14, 2022
The Best Romantic Comedies, Oscar Nominees, and the Guide to February
14 Great Romantic Movies for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love in all its many forms. And more than anything, we love movies. So, this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together a list of some of the best movies that celebrate love for you to enjoy this V-Day. Whether you’re celebrating on your own, with a partner, or in a group, these movies will make your cold February nights even more heartwarming.
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Earlier this week, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 94th Academy Awards. But they were too slow! Deepak and Ryley had already announced the best of the best on Monday. They must not be a member of the Nerd It Here First community. If they were, they wouldn’t have snubbed so many great films!
Pop Culture Recommendations
What I’ve Been Watching: The Kissing Booth 3. In an unlikely turn of events, The Kissing Booth franchised bounced back after a very brutal second installment. Fun Cross-Over Fact: I saw a video game I’ve been playing in KB3 this week! (No spoilers).
What I’ve Been Reading: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. I don’t know if any book has ever done more to change my day-to-day worldview.
What I’ve Been Eating: Football season means a free pass to eat as much chili as I want. And the Cincinnati Bengals returning to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1988 provides a free pass to eat the best kind of chili there is.
What I’ve Been Playing: Ori and the Blind Forest. This stylistic platformer franchise is destined to become a classic of the genre. And it’s stunning how much of the franchise’s best decisions were there from the very beginning. Fun Cross-Over Fact: I saw Ori in a Netflix Rom-Com this week! (No spoilers).
What I’ve Been Listening To: The Adventure Zone: Eathersea - Episode 27. I’ve been listening to this show for a long time. I’ve heard great episodes. I’ve listened to bad episodes. This one might’ve been the best.
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