Consider it Hollywood’s annual Super Bowl tradition: Every year at this time, movie studios take something of a breather from new releases as the attention of the country moves away from the multiplex and toward the mother of all football games.On one hand this year is no different, in that there’s only one new wide release hitting theaters this weekend: “Miss Bala,” a border-set narco drama starring Gina Rodriguez (“Deepwater Horizon,” “Jane the Virgin”) as an innocent bystander drawn into a dark world of guns, drugs and money during a visit to Mexico.On the other hand, this year’s Super Bowl weekend is very different in New Orleans, where — after the non-call heard ’round the world that deprived the Saints of a berth in what is being called Super Bowl LIE — much of the Who Dat Nation is determined to do anything but watch the big game.Fortunately for them, “Miss Bala” proves to be a solidly built distraction, one that starts fast and moves along at a nice clip, even if it can’t be counted on to stick to the ribs long after the closing credits roll.Boycotting the Super Bowl? Here’s what you need to know about how TV… Read full this story
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