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Movies on TV: May 10-16

by Andrew Scott, posted May 10th 2009 6:00AM
Spider-ManDon't miss Tobey Maguire and Denzel Washington in two of this week's must-see flicks ...

Fans of 'The Dark Knight' and 'X-Men: Origins' may want to pay homage to 'Spider-Man,' airing this afternoon on TV. The film jump-started the comic book revival by wowing critics, smashing all box office records and virtually everything else a spider can.

Also airing this week: A classic Steve Martin remake, the re-teaming of Denzel Washington and Spike Lee and one of the most popular movie musicals of the '70s.

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



Spider-Man'Spider-Man'
Sun., May 10, 3PM on TNT

What It's About: Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) uses his superhuman powers to battle his archenemy, the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe).

Fun Fact: 'Spider-Man' remains one of the highest-grossing films of all-time, earning over $800 million worldwide.

We Say: 'Spider-Man' revitalized the super-hero genre with its high-flying action and adventure, done to even greater effect in the sequel (now if only we could say the same about Spidey 3 ...)

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'Father of the Bride'
Mon., May 11, 8PM on TMC

What It's About: A harried patriarch (Steve Martin) faces separation anxiety, exorbitant costs and more as he prepares for his daughter's (Kimberly Williams) wedding.

Fun Fact: 'Father of the Bride' is a remake of the 1950 classic starring Oscar winners Spencer Tracy and a young Elizabeth Taylor.

We Say: This remake has all the charms of the original with the help of a wonderful ensemble cast that includes Oscar winner Diane Keaton and Martin Short. But in the end, Steve Martin steals the show in a performance that offers a rare glimpse at at the legendary funnyman's sensitive side. In other words: If you're prone to crying at real weddings, you might want to keep the tissues close by for this one as well.

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Inside Man'Inside Man'
Tue., May 12, 7:30 and 11PM on BET

What It's About: An enigmatic woman (Jodie Foster) threatens to push past the breaking point a volatile game between a bank robber (Clive Owen) and a detective (Denzel Washington).

Fun Fact: Washington previously worked with director Spike Lee on the 'Malcolm X' biopic in 1992, which earned Washington a Best Actor nomination for his uncanny portrayal of the famous Civil Rights leader.

We Say: 'Inside Man' is arguably Lee's most enjoyable movie to date -- a classic cat-and-mouse game with and end twist few will see coming. And with terrific performances by Foster, Owen and Washington, it's no wonder that 'Man' went on to become Lee's highest-grossing film to date.

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More flick picks of the week:

'Grease'
Wed., May 13, 7:30PM on VH1

'The Natural'
Wed., May 13, 8PM on TCM

'Serenity'
Thu., May 14, 9PM on Sci Fi

'The Bourne Supremacy'
Fri., May 15, 8PM on TNT

'Get Smart'
Sat., May 16, 8PM on HBO (HBO premiere)

'The Last Temptation of Christ'
Watch anytime on AOL TV

Check out our TV calendar for more movies on TV.

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