If the malls are busy, and Bing Crosby’s on my TV…it’s time to think about Valentine’s Day, right? No wait…really…I’m serious…

Next February, Hollywood is planning on couples paying down their hard-earned to watch a watered-down adaptation of a watered down piece of fanfiction porn.

That very same weekend, the counter-programming is actually where it’s at. It’s a pretty darned good adaptation of a really sharp musical. What’s more, in the trilogy of Kendrick musicals that we’re about to be privy to over the next six months, this would be my choice as the best.

So there’s that…