Saturday, August 22, 2015

What's on tv

Only one week left of summer school vacation. La rentrée scolaire (back to school) is set for Tuesday, September 1. The new television season starts in September as well, with summer repeats going away, old shows starting their new seasons, and new shows showing up (as it were).

All you need to know about French tv series' new season.

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 movie is called "500 MPH Storm" in English. The movie poster at IMDb shows the US Capitol toppling over. Apparently, the US Congress finally generated enough hot air to knock the top off the building.

Hyper tempête (500 MPH Storm). American made-for-tv movie. Directed by Daniel Lusko, 2013.
With Casper Van Dien and Bryan Head.
After a mistake, an energy experiment goes awry. Destructive hurricanes pop up all over the United States.
This made-for-tv movie unites bad actors, of which Casper Van Dien is the primary representative, mediocre special effects, and an annoyingly idiotic screenplay. In short: a huge bomb!
For adults and teenagers.


  1. I want to meet the guy whose job is to trash American movies. He must love/hate his job. At least I learned a new word (and a valuable one at that) "nanar".

    We're off on vacation from retirement for the next 7 weeks or so (you know, ya gotta recharge every now and then), so the commenting and responding will be even less than usual. But keep those cool shots coming though and I'll eventually see them.

  2. stuart, wow! 7 weeks. In Europe? Have a great time. :)


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