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Mindless Movie Monday: Mystic Pizza

julia_roberts4_180_240I am so so very sorry I forgot to alert you MPS readers that “St. Elmo’s Fire” is on AMC RIGHT NOW. To make up for it, I’m giving you a quick heads up that “Mystic Pizza” is on at 3:30 p.m. ET, immediately following the “Brat Pack” classic.

“Mystic Pizza”is a perfect “Mindless Movie Monday” flick: A great reminder that you never know what’s yet to come. Emerging starlet Julia Roberts has no idea she’s an Oscar-winner in the making; Lili Taylor hasn’t yet reigned over the indie film circuit; Vincent D’Onofrio hasn’t seen episode one of “Law & Order”. What am I saying? I’m saying that you, too, could have years of wild success ahead of you. You just have to pay your dues. 

So readjust your naptime blanket, turn the channel to AMC and bask in the newness of these once small-time chick flick actors on the brink of stardom. Keep in mind: You could be, too.

Mindless Movie(s) Monday: “Sabrina” and “Pretty in Pink”

sabrinaWhat a double feature! I’ve already espoused my love and affection for “Pretty in Pink”…well, Steff in “Pretty in Pink”. Oh, what a smarmy hunk he is in his white linen jacket and pants, that Steff!

But, prior to the John Hughes classic airs the remake of Billy Wilder’s “Sabrina”. Starring Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond and Greg Kinnear, this charming comedy follows the Pygmalion-esque transformation of a frumpy driver’s daughter and the romantic games that ensue between two old-money, WASPy brothers for whom she longs…and for whom her father drives.

I adore this film. I adore Julia Ormond’s short, cropped curls, the touching relationship with her father and the unintentional wooing of uptight Linus Larrabee, played by Ford. I know many will disagree with me, but I prefer this version to the 1954 movie with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden. For some reason, I just didn’t buy the allure of Holden’s David Larrabee. However, Audrey Hepburn is always incomparable.

I wish I could crawl under the covers and live vicariously through these two iconic romances. I really could use the escape.

On AMC:
“Sabrina”, 10:15 a.m. ET
“Pretty in Pink”, 1:15 p.m. ET

Mindless Movie Monday: 9 to 5

nine_to_fiveIf there is ever a time to watch the 1980 classic workplace comedy “9 to 5”, it’s now. It’s not mindless, but you will laugh your butt off. Do I need to say more than Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda? I should hope not.

Essentially, these three overworked, underpaid and sexually harassed secretaries decide to grab life by the balls and kidnap their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” boss (impeccably played by Dabney Coleman), setting in motion a grand scheme to not only give their boss the proverbial finger but also to right the wrongs they’ve been enduring at their company, Consolidated. Along the way, they smoke some weed, find new uses for rat poison and master the art of leather, dog chains and padlocks.

This was “Office Space” before “Office Space” was cool.  Dolly also just launched the musical adaptation on Broadway at the Marquis Theater!

12 noon ET, AMC

Mindless Movie Monday

Oh, how fitting! If you’re at home today, AMC is airing “Pretty in Pink” at 1:30 p.m. ET.

I still have a tremendous crush on James Spader’s “Steff”. I know…he’s the quintessential asshole. For some reason, I really thought his feathered hair and white linen suit were super hot.
Here are some of my favorite (and, again, fitting) quotes courtesy of IMDB.com http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091790/:

Andie: I don’t know what I’m doing!
Iona: Wishful make-upping
**Miss Pink Slip commentary: I wishful “make-upped” this morning**

Steff: Why don’t you go take a shower; you look like shit.
**Miss Pink Slip commentary: Someone may have said this to me once or twice over the past six weeks. For the record, I showered today.**