There's no getting around it -- January is a lousy time of year for movies. It's been that way for a long time. The thriller "Escape Room" was the first wide release of 2019, and although it's hardly original, Nathan Weinbender says it's not as bad as this dark, cold month would suggest. But that's not to say it's good, exactly.
Nathan is the Film and Music Editor for the Inlander and a co-host of Spokane Public Radio's "Movies 101," heard Friday evenings at 6:30 here on KPBX.