Saturday, December 19, 2015

What's on tv

This week is Christmas week. School vacations start today. The new Star Wars movie is in theaters, and one of our channels will be running all six previous Star Wars movies, one each night starting tomorrow. And Michelin-starred celebrity chef Philippe Etchebest is sharing a recipe for Christmas Eve.

A simmering Christmas.

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.

This time the Americans teamed up with the Canadians to bring us Christmas-themed disaster of a disaster movie. Its original title: "The 12 Disasters of Christmas."

Les 12 plaies de l'apocalypse (The 12 plagues of the apocalypse). American/Canadian made-for-television movie directed by Stephen R. Monroe, 2010.
With Ed Quinn, Magda Apanowicz, and Holly Elissa.
A black star appears in the sky on Christmas night and natural disasters follow.
A ridiculous plot orchestrated by an uninspired director and bad actors. A bomb.
For adults and children over 10.


  1. I like the fellow on the cover.

  2. Is Television over rated these days Walt? With Apple TV, I find there are some great little gems to watch as an alternative.

  3. I always love how, for example, "For adults and children over 10" follows descriptions like, "A ridiculous plot orchestrated by an uninspired director and bad actors. A bomb." It always makes me think maybe they mean: "If you're under 10, it's quite good really."


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