Robert Redford, a free man. Was he ever not?
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.
I know it seems that the tv people pick on American disaster and sci-fi movies as duds. But there are plenty of American (and other) films on during the week that get very good reviews. Still, the US does produce a lot stuff, so it stands to reason that there's a lot of bad stuff out there, especially when you include low-budget, made-for-tv stuff that's probably inexpensive enough for these cable channels to acquire in quantity.
San Andreas magnitude 10 (San Andreas Quake). American made-for-tv movie. Directed by John Baumgartner, 2015.
With Jhey Castles, Jason Woods, and Grace Van Dien.
► A seismologist predicts a large-magnitude earthquake in California, but no one believes her.
A mediocre screenplay, no direction, actors who seem lost, and failed special effects are all on the menu for this stinker.
For adults and kids over 10.