Fun Things To Do
Read “You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up”
Faced with the 13-year itch, actress-author Annabelle Gurwitch and her husband, writer/actor Jeff Kahn (Curb Your Enthusiasm), skipped couples therapy and penned this hilarious and brutally honest he-said/she-said account of the ups and downs of their marriage.
To buy: $24, amazon.com.
Watch “Valentine’s Day”
Don’t forget: Sunday is Valentine’s Day. In honor of the chocolate lover’s holiday, check out Garry Marshall’s romantic comedy about a group of Los Angelinos (A-listers Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, and more) hurtling toward February 14. After the credits roll, jam to the soundtrack, featuring music powerhouses like Taylor Swift, Amy Winehouse, and Maroon 5.
Click on JackCards.com
Sign up for a free membership at this greeting card site and never send another belated message. Import friends’ birthdays, choose cards from a carefully curated card collection (no cheesy cartoons and glitter), and even pen personal messages for site staffers to handwrite inside. Addressed, stamped envelopes can be sent directly to the recipients. Our favorite sections: Romantic Cards and Break Up Cards.
Watch “A Serious Man” on DVD
To find meaning in his otherwise hapless life (his wife left him for his best friend), Larry Gopnik (Body of Lies’s Michael Stuhlbarg) embarks on a journey of faith and self-discovery in this fulfilling dark comedy by the Coen brothers.
To buy: $30, amazon.com.
Listen to “The Cricket’s Orchestra”
Thanks to a bass-playing father and a piano teacher mother, music is in Meaghan Smith’s blood. On her first full-length album, the singer/songwriter updates big band and jazz with elements of country and pop. Sample the winsome “5 More Minutes.”
To buy: $12, amazon.com.
Watch “Good Hair” on DVD
When Chris Rock’s daughter Lola asked him why she doesn’t have good hair, the comedian took it to heart. In this documentary, Rock consulted celebrities like Nia Long and Maya Angelou and ventured to Atlanta for the 60-year-old Bronner Bros. Hair Show to find out the root of the stigma behind African American hair. Out February 16.
To buy: $28, amazon.com.
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