Saturday, July 04, 2015

What's on tv

The Tour de France gets under way this weekend. While Wimbledon moves toward its final matches next weekend, the cyclists will be riding through northern France. Then they'll head south for the big climbs in the Pyrenees and the Alps.

It's been 30 years since a French cyclist won the Tour.

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.

Monsters! Actually, mutant wasps. Ick. It's orignal title in English is "Black Swarm."

Les guêpes mutantes (Mutant wasps). Canadian made-for-tv movie. Directed by David Winning, 2007.
With Sarah Allen, Sebastien Roberts, and Jayne Heitmeyer.
Genetically modified wasps attack a town in the American countryside.
This television movie starts out like a competent B-series film, but rapidly becomes a Z-series movie that descends into the ridiculous. A real stinker!
For adults and children over 10.


  1. Happy 4th!
    I was thinking that it must be about time for Le Tour to begin... thanks for the reminder.

  2. The Tour ONLY gets underway if the Belgian police let it...
    happy US Fireworks Day!!

  3. I'll look for the mutant wasp movie on Netflix sometime.

  4. a zapper is fast becoming a fixed word in my lexicon.


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