After seeing releases like The Grey, Chronicle, and Haywire so early in the year, I figured the winter doldrums would pass us by in 2012. I was wrong. We're headed for the third straight week mostly made up of studio waste. How bad can this coming weekend be, you ask? There is a Tyler Perry film and a movie starring Amanda Seyfried being released on the same day. Yup. Be on the lookout for an increase in random nosebleeds and pet-related injury. The only film that interests me, mostly because it's such a crazy hail-mary-out-of-right-field, is Act of Valor. The trailer plays like military recruitment propaganda, a Wal-Mart commercial, and a reality TV-show got locked in a closet and figured the fastest way to pass the time was to get drunk and fool around. I honestly thought it was a new U.S. Navy ad until I realized there was no Godsmack song in the background. If this thing actually puts asses in seats, expect your local theatre to smell like Pall-Malls and broken dreams for a few weeks.
What do you think of the current string of new releases?