• Inside Entertainment,  Reviews

    My Worst Movies from 2019

    No top ten this week. I don’t go out of my way to watch bad movies. I’d rather avoid them. But, sometimes, they find me. Other times (like with J.J. Abrams‘s The Force Awakens) I fear the worst but hope for the best. So this is just six movies that I stumbled upon from 2019. What makes them among my worst? There are obvious symptoms: poor plotting, terrible story, one-dimensional characters, etc. But there’s also another symptom – a symptom I experience: feeling physically ill. Some might consider that an exaggeration. It’s not. When I sit down to watch a movie or television show, I come into it totally open.…

  • Inside Entertainment,  Media Rants

    James … who?

    As I grew up with James Bond in the 1970s, there were two entrenched Bonds: Sean Connery and Roger Moore. The question that hovered over them was, Who is your favourite Bond? I couldn’t pick. I’d flip to whoever’s movie I was watching. I like Sean Connery’s calm, ruthlessness, and accent, while I enjoy Roger Moore’s affability, suave, and polish. My brother told me about another Bond, George Lazenby, who made only one picture, and was a closer fit to author and creator Ian Fleming’s template. I was still just a kid when I finally saw On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), but I liked it. I think Lazenby is…

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