Orson Welles would have been 100 years old this year, so there are a bunch of his films on in May.
What not to watch this week. Our tv magazine rates shows and movies using a star system: one star is ok, four stars is best. They use another symbol for really bad movies: the red dot. It means "à zapper" (change the channel!). The editors often include comments about the movie that make me laugh.
Science fiction and pseudo-scientific themes seem to be the favorite "bad" movies in our tv guide. This one follows up on the fears that surrounded the construction of the Large Hadron Collider built in Europe in the early 2000s. Those fears were that superconducting super colliders, like the Hadron, would create black holes that would swallow up the Earth. So far, so good; we're still here. Or, are we?
Atomic Apocalypse (Supercollider). Canadian made-for-tv movie. Directed by Jeffery Scott Lando, 2013.
With Robin Dunne and Amy Bailey.
A multinational corporation builds a superconducting super collider. However, the first tests risk creating a black hole.
► This television movie offers nothing original. The special effects are unconvincing, the acting is no more inspired than the directing.
For adults and children over ten.