Saturday, December 12, 2015

What's on tv

Star Wars. Nothing but Star Wars. This week's television program magazine comes with one of two covers to celebrate the release of the new Star Wars movie. One cover represents the "light" side of the Force (I've never heard of it referred to that way), the other represents the Dark Side. The cover we got in the mail is, as you can see, the "light" side version. You can see the Dark Side version in the inset.

The television program announces a theatrical release. Entertainment news is entertainment news.

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.

Even a French film starring Catherine Deneuve can get a red dot, as this one has. Elie Semoun is a French comedian and actor. He's ok in small doses, but is not one of my favorites. I probably won't be watching this film.

Cyprien. French movie directed by David Carhon, 2009.
With Elie Semoun, Catherine Deneuve, and Vincent Desagnat.
Thanks to his magic deodorant, a particularly ugly IT guy finally becomes handsome and makes a place for himself in the fashion magazine for which he works.
The characters are total caricatures, painted in broad strokes with disdain, and the direction is transparent. A very painful comedy.
For adults and teenagers.


  1. The "Tight" side? I think I'll just leave that one alone. As for Cyprien: I would so love to get paid to write really nasty/funny things about movies; but I would write it and then feel guilty. Envy!

  2. definitely I don't like Star wars

  3. mitch, ?? I thought maybe I made a typo, but I checked. I've got a bad feeling about this...

    gosia, it's one of my favorites!

  4. I am always interested in the a zapper


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