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Entertainment Tonight's exclusive look at the upcoming hits from Hollywood's most mediocre time of year.UnsSubscribe ToFrom Shorts
By Jenny Jaffe
INT. ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT SET Entertainment Tonight BUMPER MUSIC plays. MARK and NANCY, the hosts of Entertainment Tonight, address the camera. MARK I'm Mark Steines-- NANCY And I'm Nancy O'Dell-- MARK And this is Entertainment Tonight. OTS: An ACADEMY AWARD WINNER (from the previous night's Oscars) holding their award. NANCY The Academy Awards took place last night, and while this marks the end of awards season, it also signals the beginning of Mediocre Movie Season. OTS: A calendar of late February to early April MARK That's right, Nancy, it's that magical time of year when studios dump the projects that they're just not all that jazzed about, and this year, the competition is fierce for which movie will do the most okay at the box office. NANCY Here's a sneak peek at some of the... exciting? She looks to Mark. He shrugs. NANCY ...exciting movies coming to theaters soon. OTS: The poster for a romantic comedy, "Unlucky in Love", starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Jackman. NANCY Julia Roberts stars opposite Hugh Jackman in the romantic comedy Unlucky in Love, a movie which insiders tell us will be "fine to watch on Netflix streaming". OTS: A poster for a lame sci-fi movie called "Primary". MARK For those of you sci-fi fans out there, you'll be kept vaguely sated until summer by Jude Law in Primary, a movie set in the future but not too far in the future. Says director Joel Schumacher, "They still drive, like, normal cars, you know?" OTS: A poster for "Starting Over" which is just Owen Wilson staring off into space, looking hapless. NANCY Owen Wilson's latest dramedy, Starting Over, just made its in-flight movie premiere- we caught up with some fans at Chicago's O'Hare airport. INT. AIRPORT An interview with a tired-looking PASSENGER 1 who just got off the flight. PASSENGER 1 I fell asleep for like fifteen minutes in the middle but I could basically follow the plot. CUT TO: An interview with PASSENGER 2. PASSENGER 2 Oh, I didn't watch, I just played Fruit Ninja on my iPad instead. INT. ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT SET NANCY (Cheerily) I sure can wait to see that! MARK But if late-in-life coming-of-age stories aren't your thing, then maybe you'll be interested in some of the most pretty good action flicks Mediocre Movie Season has to offer. OTS: The poster for "No Turning Back", starring Ryan Reynolds. MARK Ryan Reynolds stars in the bank heist thriller No Turning Back, OTS: The poster for "Getaway", starring Bradley Cooper, which is almost identical to "No Turning Back". MARK While Bradley Cooper stars in the bank heist thriller Getaway, OTS: The poster for "The Steal", starring Mark Ruffalo, which is almost identical to "Getaway". MARK And Mark Ruffalo stars in the bank heist thriller The Steal. In an interview, we sat down with Ruffalo to ask him about the project. CUT TO: INT. INTERVIEW ROOM An Entertainment Tonight-style interview with MARK RUFFALO. MARK RUFFALO I think that people are really going to love The Avengers, not just for its action but for its comedy and heart. INTERVIEWER (O.S.) And what about The Steal? MARK RUFFALO Oh yeah, I completely forgot I was in that. CUT BACK TO: INT. ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT SET MARK All that and more later in the show. OTS: The poster for "The Camping Trip". NANCY But first, new details on The Camping Trip, a buddy comedy starring Justin Long, Jesse Eisenberg, and Kristen Bell. In a press release, the studio tells Entertainment Tonight that it is NOT produced by Judd Apatow, even though it kind of feels like it should be. MARK Now it's time to take a look at our EntertainmentTonight.com poll. We asked you "Which movie are you the most excited to just sort of end up seeing?" POLL GRAPHIC comes up on screen, with the question, "Which movie are you the most excited to just sort of wind up seeing?" With the answers "Never Giving Up", "Making It Count", "Living Your Life" and "That Selena Gomez Movie". As Mark says the results, little bars with the percentages appear next to each movie title. MARK A whopping 25% of you said Never Giving Up, while a whopping 25% of you said, Making It Count, but a whopping 25% of you said Living Your Life, and finally, a whopping 25% of you said you were most excited about That Selena Gomez Movie. Back to the studio. NANCY Coming up next, we've got a sneak peek at the trailer for Gerard Butler's annual turn at bat in a film that made Roger Ebert say "Meh". END.