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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

Have Today Off? Get Thee to the Multiplex for “The Hangover”

20090611-the-hangoverFittingly, I’m extremely hungover. Yes, I know it’s almost 3 p.m.

Two girlfriends and I finished off about four bottles of white wine last night in a July 4th weekend kick-off. It hurts. Really bad. My hair looks like Malcolm Gladwell’s, my head feels like Lou Ferrigno punched me and I think I smell. But at least I didn’t wake up to a baby in the closet or a tiger in my bathroom.

In a fit of inspiration, I wanted to tell you that if you need a cheap laugh this weekend, you must hit a matinee to see “The Hangover”. If only to see hottie McHotpants Bradley Cooper. Wow. All I can say. When he dons a sleek Armani-esque black suit and shirt for the boys night on the town, let me just say I literally gasped in the theater. Most importantly, though, the movie is downright hysterical. After yesterday’s crappy unemployment report, we can all use as many laughs as we can get. “The Hangover” is the perfect antidote.

Mindless Movie Monday: Forever Love

rebaConfession: I watch “Reba”. I know! I know! It’s the worst TV program ever cast, produced and put on the air. Well, maybe “Small Wonder” and “She’s the Sheriff” were worse, but I digress. “Reba” has served as a so-terrible-it’s fabulous escape in times of stress. And who can’t love Reba McEntire? Well, if you put the TV on mute. If I weren’t from the south, I wouldn’t think that super-country accent was even possible.

So today’s Mindless Movie is for the Reba-devoted (wherever you are). Reba stars with Tim Matheson (such a hottie from “Animal House”) and Bess Armstrong (mom from underrated amazing teen drama “My So-Called Life” — ahhhh, Jordan Catalano!) in a cheese-tastic TV movie about a wife and mom who wakes up from a 20-year coma to find her daughter is getting married and her best friend is putting the emotional make on her long-suffering, still-in-love-with-her lawyer hubby. Drama ensues.

Lifetime Movie Network, 2 p.m. ET