Another Oscar season over, another February arriving. What reason does a movie lover have (sob) to get out of bed and go to the theater?
Honestly, not much.
Though there are a few promising flicks among the ranks:
11. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (Rated G for Girls and God-approved)
So realistic you'll believe you can reach out and touch them (in a G-rated way).
Tyler Perry's pistol-packin' grandmomma Madea is back, this time raising hell behind bars after anger management issues land her in the big house. Another formulaic feel-good Perry production with a familiar cast, plus -- get excited -- Dr. Phil. Murphy, Lawrence, Williams, Travolta ... do all male comics secretly want to be drag queens?
9. Fired Up
Give me a G! An I! An R! An L! An S! What do teen boys like? I'm sure you already know the answer, just as you've already seen this sophomoric theme before. Dreading summer at football camp, the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High team hatch a scheme to mingle with buxom cheerleaders at cheer camp instead. Boys will be boys (insert wink)!
Another attempt in the frequently disappointing video-game-to-screen genre based on Capcom's legendary Street Fighter. Smallville's Lana Lang is Chun-Li, a Hong Kong lighting kicker on an epic quest to avenge her father's death. Hopefully this version fares better than JCVD's '94 try.
He's back. It's back. Because we haven't paid to see it enough, another retelling of the original summer camp slaughter with a cast that includes Supernatural hottie Jared Padalecki. Marcus Nispel, of 2003's Texas Chainsaw Massacre redo, directs.
Author Sophie Kinsella's bestselling book's "confessions" revealed on the big screen. Isla Fisher stars as shopaholic heroine Becky Bloomwood. Says Random House, it's "a novel of our times." Really? Then shouldn't Becky be a greedy, bank mortgage-aholic?
Another chick-lit phenom turned cinema cash cow based on the bestseller penned by former Sex and the City scribes and pimped by the regular romcom crew: Affleck, Aniston, Barrymore, Johansson ... plus Entourage's Kevin Connolly and Jennifer Connelly.
"They control your money. They control your government. They control your life. And everybody pays." Yeah, Clive! Go get those f'in' terror-financing banks!
Think telekinetic gun fights and psychic espionage set to a surreal techno beat. Dakota Fanning and Street Kings' Chris Evans take on a clandestine agency bent on transforming average citizens into a paranormal army.
Another gorgeously gruesome stop-motion animation wonderland brought to life by Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick. It's the chilly tale of a girl who gets what she wishes for. Bored in her new home, Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a secret door leading to a parallel dimension where life is seemingly perfect -- until the world turns dangerously dark. Voices include Terri Hatcher and Absolutely Fabulous duo French and Saunders.