Welcome to late January, a time when the movie selections start to get rather slim for the non-brain dead crowd. There’s The Wedding Ringer, a movie that I would admittedly hate-watch for 15 minutes if I ever saw it on HBO or something, kind of like I did for the Vaughn/Wilson masterpiece of failure The Internship. There’s also Mortdecai, which is a film I will actively try to avoid for the remainder of my life. Sorry, but empty mustache jokes and Gwyneth Paltrow as a wasp isn’t going to get me running to the theater/TV/Netflix/whatever. HARD PASS. What else is there? The Boy Next Door? Wow. I’m actually interested in reading about the box office numbers on this one, if only to see if people actually went to see a Jennifer Lopez movie in 2015. Anything else? Strange Magic? Blackhat? Taken 3? Yikes, and no thanks. What’s coming out next week? Project Almanac? Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit… Looks like I’m not going to be buying a movie ticket for two more weeks until the Wachowski siblings release that crazy looking space movie with Channing Tatum.
Anyway, I took the opportunity to not feed the January Hollywood machine and instead catch up on a few Oscar nominated movies that I hadn’t seen before, which *I’M ASSUMING* were better than Kevin Hart and Josh Gad doing whatever it is they do for two hours.