I was going to write that no one with a sliver of taste would pay $12 or $14 to see Garry Marshall‘s New Year’s Eve….brrnnng! It’s an absolute certified stinker with a 5% Rotten Tomatoes rating, and it’s being projected by Nikki Finke to end up as #1 this weekend with $19 million at 3505 theatres for a per-situation average of $5420.

I wrote Marshall off about ten years ago, but he used to be okay. The Flamingo Kid (’84) wasn’t too bad. I loved his cameo in Lost in America. I found ways to tolerate Beaches (’88), Pretty Woman (’90) and Frankie and Johnny (’91), and I genuinely enjoyed Runaway Bride (’99).