Picks and Pans Review: Up Against the January Jinx

updated 01/23/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/23/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

Unless you're catching up with holiday hits (see box), the first month of a new year is usually a cinematic junkyard—a place to dump the movie misbegotten. Remember The Couch Trip, For Keeps and Rent-a-Cop? Of course you don't. Released last January, those three losers slid quietly into obscurity by Groundhog Day. This week three new movies try to beat the January jinx. Ha!

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