By Jon Keller

BOSTON (CBS) – After an unusually mild fall, winter and early spring, this week has been more like the New England weather we all know and… tolerate.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

Frankly, I would prefer 75 degrees and sunny, however bizarrely unseasonable.

But hey, we’re New Englanders. We know what to do when it’s cold and wet outside.

Go to a movie!

So let’s break out the listings and see what’s playing that can take our minds off our troubles.

I’ve been hearing a lot about “The Hunger Games,” but I don’t know. I think I’ve seen enough Red Sox baseball for one week. And look, there’s another movie out about a major league baseball team that isn’t very good, “The Pirates! Band of Misfits.” Why did they bother with Pittsburgh when they could have come here and made the same movie?

OK, here’s a couple of films with promising titles, “The Avengers” and “Damsels in Distress.”

How on earth did they get a movie made about that disastrous Danversport wedding so fast? Perhaps that whole fiasco wouldn’t have happened if the parties involved had gone to see a movie together first, and I have just the ticket: “The Five-Year Engagement.”

I’m still not seeing anything I want to shell out $20 to see, so let’s look harder. Hey, here’s one about the ugly campaign for the presidency of France and all the power and influence that comes with it: “Footnote.”

Forget that, here’s another campaign movie, a double bill about the U.S. Senate race right here in Massachusetts: “Think Like A Man” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.’ You figure out which movie goes with which candidate.

You know what? Maybe I’ll just skip the movies and stay in this weekend.

Maybe I could find a good book about how to make it through a New England spring.

Oh, here’s one on the New York Times bestseller list: “The Zombie Survival Guide.”

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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