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Oh, “Money Plane” (2020), you’re so bad, you’re good – for my creativity. You spawned a fleet of dad jokes. This caper flick, which requires a crack team of action movie cliche characters to rob a flying casino for criminals, is like a failed pilot. The double-cross-the-double-crosser plot crashes shortly after takeoff. It’s like they’re just winging it. The micro-budget production values (somewhere between bad PBS and good porn) aren’t airworthy. The real heist was whatever salaries Kelsey Grammer, Thomas Jane, Denise Richards and the Lawrence brothers (no, seriously) pulled down to play bit roles in this eye-rollingly preposterous action movie.

For all the faults one can find with “Grand Isle” (2020), I am stunned the accents aren’t one of them. Sure, Nicolas Cage puts forth the usual half-hearted effort in the latest product from his B-movie assembly line, and the story (strange couple exposes hard-luck handyman to a deadly secret as hurricane pounds Gulf Coast) is a continuity-deprived head-scratcher. But co-stars KaDee Strickland (Cage’s wife) and Kelsey Grammer (murder investigator) consistently conjure a couple of the best Cajun accents I’ve heard in a while. For all the times you had wished Frasier would just shut up, this is not one.