Rotten Movies to Avoid Watching [PHIL-OSOPHY]
My audience was surprised when I reminded them that there were 005 actors who've stepped into the role of 007 – George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. I was talking about some of the most iconic James Bond films ahead of an entertaining segment we've been airing for the last few weeks.
WBSM and Fun 107's Production Director – and self-proclaimed creative genius – Jason Kent has been joining me every Friday at about 9:45 a.m. to end the show and head into the weekend with some movies to watch at home, thanks to COVID-19. But this past Friday, Jason offered a different twist by breaking away from his favorite recommended picks and parceling out movies that, in his opinion, are a waste of your time and money.
From his very well-prepared research, he said there were all different levels of duds this week. Here are Jason's reviews:
Brightburn (May ’19) – A Superman-like child is found by a couple, but he’s definitely not a good old American farm boy. Basically a “what if” scenario if Superman had been a bad guy, but you can see every twist coming a mile away.
Men in Black International (June ’19) – A new team for the Men in Black franchise that will make you wish you had been hit with a memory eraser. Good cast wasted with lame writing and uninspired directing.
Rambo Last Blood (Sept ’19) – Rambo fights Mexican drug lords after a close friend’s daughter goes to Mexico looking for her father and instead kidnapped by a cartel. Constant carnage with nothing remotely interesting to see or say; in the end, you’re rooting for Rambo – but barely.
Gemini Man (Oct ’19) – Will Smith vehicle where he plays some sort of American operative who ends up fighting a cloned version of himself. Dumb premise, no surprises, you don’t really care for him or his clones, and the trailer gave away 95 percent of the movie; the last twist is so obvious a preschooler could’ve penned it.
The Invisible Man (Feb ’20) – Another remake of the classic tale, with Elisabeth Moss playing a woman who escapes a violent, controlling yet brilliant scientist. He eventually commits suicide, but after that, she begins to be tormented by an unseen presence she believes is her ex-husband. This movie was actually reviewed well by many critics, but aside from Moss’ performance, this movie is bland and pretty transparent(!).
The Last Days of American Crime (June ’20) – A Netflix movie so bad, I couldn’t even get a third of the way through. The premise is somehow the U.S. has figured out how to send out a broad signal that will render everyone unable to commit crimes. From the opening scene, you wish someone had kidnapped the director and everyone else involved with this criminally bad film. Skip it.
So there you have it, thanks to Jason Kent. Whether you agree or disagree with him, I'm certain you'll enjoy the segment we do every Friday at about 9:45 a.m. on WBSM 1420.
Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.