Middle aged life is apparently "in," at least according to a round of previews I recently saw. "Men of a Certain Age" is launching as a dramedy TV series on TBS, and "It's Complicated," a romanace movie about a late middle aged woman who started having an affair with her married to a trophy wife ex-husband hits theaters on January 1, 2010. The trend is unfortunate, because, if the previews are any indication, both efforts are projectile vomit inducing horrible.
You release good movies at year end, to be fresh in the minds of Academy award nominators, and you release blockbusters in the summer. At the start of a new year, however, you apparently release your annual garbage offerings that will go swiftly to video where they will sit unleased until a clearance sale.