By Jon Keller

BOSTON (CBS) – As I’m sure some of you do too, every once in awhile on a Friday I find myself wondering if I can find a good movie to take my mind off my work and my worries, and this is one of those Fridays.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

It’s been a long week, and I’d like nothing better than to kick back at the local 42-screen Cinemovieplex for a couple of hours of distraction.

So let’s go to the listings and see what the choices are:

I’m hearing a lot about the “The Hunger Games,” and after completely missing the boat on the Harry Potter craze and the Twilight Saga, I wouldn’t mind getting in touch with the pulse of young America.

But here it says that “Hunger Games” is a movie about people fighting to the death on live television, and I’m afraid I really don’t want to see any more Republican primary debates. Sorry.

This principle also rules out “Gone,” which I assume is a docu-drama about the Gingrich and Santorum campaigns; “Hugo,” the story of young Joe Kennedy III’s effort to fight off an endorsement from the president of Venezuela; “Wrath of the Titans,” yet another analysis of voter mood heading into the election; and “John Carter,” as if anyone wants to see a movie about our 39th president.

That’s an era we were hoping to forget.

OK, finally, here are a couple of alleged comedies with no political overtones.

“A Thousand Words” sounds like it might be about a John Kerry throat-clearing, but it seems it’s an Eddie Murphy movie. He was so unobtrusive hosting the Oscars this year I barely even noticed him!

And what about “Friends With Kids”?

Here’s the plotline off the internet: “Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships.”



I’m free after all to clean out the basement this weekend.

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.

Comments (2)
  1. kv-tsal says:

    When in doubt sit back in your own home, grab a beer, some chips or apps, turn up the sound, put up your feet and watch an old movie!! I just watched An Affair to Remember for the millionth time but suspect that won’t be what you are looking for. My husband and I both watched Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – it never gets old. Or one of my all time favorites Butch Cassidy.

    I did hear good things about John Carter, however :) And for movies, the over 21 side with beer, wine, cocktails and food and comfortable seats is always the way to go.

    ………….Seems I have a theme going here and it may not have as much to do with the movie as the accompaniments

  2. dan says:

    guess who’s coming to dinner…YES….and also. TO SIR WITH LOVE one of the best

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