Keller @ Large: Go To The Movies, Get Away From Politics

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BOSTON (CBS) – Even if you’re not especially partisan, if you follow and care about politics, this has been an especially stressful campaign season.

Between the struggle to stay calm amid a barrage of nasty spin and the sheer suspense of so many too-close-to-call races, November 6th can’t come soon enough.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

So I’ve got a great idea – let’s grab a quick escape from all the political insanity this weekend and take in a movie!

Here’s the movie listings, let’s see what we can find:

A good horror movie can often be escapist fun, so, what about “Hotel Transylvania”? No, there are two problems with that. It’s a movie about vampires, and vampires are bloodsuckers. That’s too reminiscent of the IRS.

Plus, it’s a cartoon. That’s too reminiscent of Congress.

“Seven Psychopaths” is supposed to be a really dark comedy, and I like Colin Farrell and Woody Harrelson. But the title evokes the early Republican primary debates from last year, and that’s a memory I don’t want to relive.

OK, this could be fun “Paranormal Activity 4.” Judging from the trailer I saw, this one features lots of sharp objects, knives and pitchforks and stuff, inexplicably flying through the air. But again, same problem, I already saw the presidential debates, and once was enough.

I don’t really see many options that will let me forget about the campaign for a couple of hours.

“Here Comes the Boom” sounds like the phony promises every candidate is making for what’ll happen after they win.

I do love Clint Eastwood, but his new movie “Trouble with the Curve” sounds too much like bogus promises about curbing health-care costs.

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”? That just makes me think about the wallflowers we elect and the perks they seem to think are their birthright.

Oh, to heck with it.

I’ll just do my battery shopping, kick back and watch hurricane coverage.

At least that’s more soothing than the prospect of the campaign’s final days.

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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