Keller @ Large: Take A Break From Politics, Enjoy A Movie

BOSTON (CBS) – Politics is important, and the battle for power in Washington is serious business.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

But I have to admit, after the last two weeks of non-stop Iowa and New Hampshire, I’m ready for a break this weekend, aren’t you?

And I know the perfect way to relax and clear my head – with a good, old-fashioned, non-political movie at my local cinema, just me, two hours of pure escapism, and about $32 worth of highly-fattening snacks.

So let’s grab the listings and see what my choices are.

OK, “Joyful Noise” might be fun, but after all the noise I’ve been stuck listening to on the campaign trail, I’m afraid it might wind up being a movie about a Ron Paul speech.

Young Adult,” that could be mindless fun, let’s check the details.


It’s a movie about a Ron Paul volunteer yelling his lungs out at a Ron Paul speech.

I am a huge Matt Damon fan.

I loved him as the amnesiac spy in those Ray Bourque movies.

But again, I’m sorry, but I’ve sat through one or two too many candidates’ debates in the last few weeks, so I’ll pass on paying ten bucks to see “We Bought a Zoo.”

Besides, when they debate on TV, you get to see the zoo for free.

Speaking of debates, as I say, I need a break.

So I won’t be going out to see the feature film about the Romney/Gingrich debate, “Beauty and the Beast.”

How about something arty?

They say “Melancholia” is about people freaking out over a looming collision with aliens, but again, this won’t work, I don’t want to see a movie about the Obama campaign any more than I want to see the docudrama about the Santorum campaign, “Mission Impossible.”

You know what?

I give.

I’ll try to escape from politics by watching the entire tape of the three Patriots’ Super Bowl wins until the game comes on.

And the Pats better win, too.

Otherwise, I’ll have to spend the rest of the weekend deciding which candidate to blame it on.

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.

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  • emom

    Jon you made me laugh,, Me I rather watch two broke girls, at least I can relate and then laugh about it, Then maybe watch Terra nova at least we can see our past and look forward to a future. MAYBE, then switch over to Thru the worm hole, WHAT if we can find a new planet then I am game, Whens the space ship leaving, Just kidding. Or maybe I will watch man verses wild , After all with all the problems this world has I want to be prepared for anything that just might happen to us. Maybe a good old fashion game of cribbage with a nice stiff drink is in order,, Yeah,,, I will get the cards.
    Besides movies are to darn expensive, Oh well,

  • Stephen Stein

    This commentary was even funnier when followed by the ad for the movie “Carnage”. I was thinking Jon could have done a lot with that one.

    Jon – this is a weekend for FOOTBALL not movies. The Saints – 49ers game should be a great one.

    And of course, we know the final score of the Pats game will be 66-6.

    • tsalnew

      Oh Stephen – no no no – I am superstitious. Not for the three consecutive 6’s but when you declare the score ahead. So what beer is on tap? we are having a young crowd – we are lucky enough to be on the beach for this month – part work and part play – so have not been lacking for company for both the games and the view :)

      • Tsalnew

        Very nice. You don’t have a tap do you. I want to get one for my son but they only work with heinekin (sp)

      • Stephen Stein

        Mayflower IPA. But Maine Brewery Old Tom Stout if the store doesn’t run out before I get there!

  • tsalnew

    Great blog Jon – I laughed both times I read it. Don’t forget to watch the snow game – I never get enough of that one.

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