Valentine’s Day and post-award season consideration means a mess of spring movies. These end of winter into spring films are neither here nor there. They are not in the realm of being nominated for anything and they are also not summer blockbusters. Consequently, the movies end up being forgettable, in the grey area of film. This means they are not horrible (sometimes) but are not really any good either.
Most of these types of movies make pulling out money for a movie ticket hard and yet when you want to go to the theater there is nothing else to see. So, it becomes a decision of what will be the least painful. Another way to think about these movies is to think that it will be an escape, just some mindless fun. Otherwise it is best to wait for DVD since they will be out soon enough anyway.
This devoted moviegoer went to see three of these kind of films recently, sadly. It was hard to stay away from the movie theater for too long and that is the truth of the matter. “The Vow” was the first up. Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams play a young couple, Leo and Paige, madly in love. After a car accident Paige loses her memory of Leo and all their time together (interestingly she only forgets her husband). Of course, she remembers her old life and that she is engaged to another man. (more…)