Saturday, June 13, 2015

What's on tv

Julien Courbet is a television personality who does a little bit of everything. He just finished a show on the horse channel (yes, we have two horse channels, but no tennis channels; don't get me started), a comedy act in the theater, and some new television program in the works. Busy guy.

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, there are a lot of programs about Napoleon making the rounds.

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've not heard of this one. The French program calls it "made-for-tv" but I think it may be "direct-to-video." Is that a distinction without a difference? The film's original title is "Hollow Man 2."

L'homme sans ombre 2 (The man without a shadow 2). American made-for-tv movie. Directed by Claudio Fäh, 2006.
With Christian Slater, Peter Facinelli, and Laura Regan.
In Seattle, a detective and a scientist pursue an assassin who was rendered invisible by an army experiment.
The direction, the screenplay, and the actors in this movie resemble the main character: invisible!
For adults and children over 12.


Pour your heart out! I'm listening.