Saturday, August 01, 2015

What's on tv

Football! I don't really follow football (soccer for the Americans), so this week's special about who's covering what doesn't interest me much. There is never a lack of football on television. There are an abundance of leagues, teams, championships, and so on. It can make your head spin.

I probably will not be watching the Victoria's Secret Swimsuit Show tonight at midnight.

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.

Dinosaurs are in. I guess they have been ever since Jurassic Park came out in the early 1990s. But not every dinosaur movie can be a blockbuster.

Age of Dinosaurs. American made-for-tv movie. Directed by Joseph J. Lawson, 2013.
With Treat Williams, Ronny Cox, and Jillian Rose Reed.
A biotech firm develops a method for recreating dinosaurs through skin regeneration. The monsters rapidly spread terror throughout Los Angeles.
This bomb wants to be "Godzilla" and "Jurassic Park" but has neither the budget nor the actors to pull it off.
For adults and children over 10.


  1. All my paleontologist contacts are rolling their eyes. They've tried really hard to be polite, because a lot of them were inspired by Jurassic Park to enter the career, but this movie is apparently just toooooo nonsensical. Adding some frog DNA fixes everything apparently.


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