Saturday, October 17, 2015

What's on tv

Star Wars! Nothing but Star Wars... I hear Bill Murray singing the Star Wars theme as lounge singer Nick Winters from back in the day. I was seventeen years old when the first Star Wars movie was released, just graduating from high school. And now, thirty-eight years later, the seventh film is about to come out in theaters. I'm sure there will be some re-showings of the series on television, not that I don't have all the movies on DVD already.

Given the choices on this week's cover, I'd rather not kiss the Wookiee.

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 week's bomb sounds very familiar. But then, don't they all?

Firequake. American/Canadian made-for-tv movie. Directed by Geoff Browne, 2014.
With Alexandra Paul, Kirsty Mitchell, and Luke Cousins.
A laboratory has created a hyper-powerful energy source that spreads beneath the Earth's crust causing unprecedentedly violent earthquakes.
Alexandra Paul half-heartedly tries to make something of an inconsistent character in an overly predictable story surrounded by failed special effects.
For adults and kids over 10.


  1. Was the interview with Harrison Ford interesting? He seems to be making the rounds these days.

  2. star wars may be a-zapper for me until the hype dies down.


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