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.
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