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Movies on TV: May 3-9

by Andrew Scott, posted May 3rd 2009 5:00AM
Mean GirlsDon't Miss Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey and Julia Roberts in two of this week's must-see picks ...

It's back to high school tonight with 'Mean Girls,' the hilarious comedy from screenwriter Tina Fey. The flick also A-level performances from a stellar cast including Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and even star Lindsay Lohan (those were the days ...)

Also airing this week: An Oscar-winning performance by Julia Roberts and a musical turn from Audrey Hepburn that hits all the right notes.

See more of this week's flick picks after the jump.


Mean Girls'Mean Girls'
Sun., May 3, 5PM on ABC Family

What It's About: Attending high school for the first time, a teenager (Lindsay Lohan) becomes friends with three popular but manipulative students.

Fun Fact: Co-star -- and now Emmy winner -- Tina Fey ('30 Rock') also wrote the film's screenplay.

We Say: This high school comedy earns high marks for its dead-on performances (yes, even from Lohan) and Fey's biting screenplay, which is raunchy enough for the teens to enjoy but smart enough for parents and adults to remember their best -- and worst -- teenage years. In other words: It's so fetch.

Rent It on Netflix | Buy It on Amazon

'My Fair Lady'
Mon., May 4, 5PM on TCM

What It's About: Oscar-winning adaptation of the Broadway hit about an English professor who teaches a cockney merchant (Audrey Hepburn) to be a lady.

Number of Oscars: Eight, including Best Picture. Still, the flick encountered a major snub when 'My Fair Lady' herself Audrey Hepburn was overlooked for a Best Actress nomination (ironically, the prize eventually went to Julie Andrews for 'Mary Poppins,' who originated Hepburn's role on Broadway).

We Say: 'My Fair Lady' is a lovely movie indeed, filled with songs and performances so memorable we're still not sure how the rumored Keira Knightley remake will ever be as good. But as Eliza Doolittle would say ... just you wait.

Rent It on Netflix | Buy It on Amazon

Erin Brockovich'Erin Brockovich'
Tue., May 5, 9PM on Starz

What It's About: A law clerk (Julia Roberts) researching a client's health case stumbles on a cover-up of a contaminated water supply in a desert town.

Fun Fact: Roberts proved the third time really is the charm when she (finally!) took home the 2000 Oscar for Best Actress.

We Say: 'Erin Brockovich' rests on the supremely charismatic Julia Roberts, who delivers a knock-out that remains her best work to date.

Rent It on Netflix | Buy It on Amazon

More flick picks of the week:

'Sleepless in Seattle'

Wed., May 6, 7 and 9:30PM on Oxygen

'Star Trek: First Contact'
Thu., May 7, 9PM on Sci Fi

'Ray'
Fri., May 8, 8PM on FX

'Fred Claus'
Sat., May 9, 8PM on HBO (HBO premiere)

'Hoop Dreams'
Watch anytime on AOL TV

Check out our TV calendar for more movies on TV.




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