It’s Saturday night, you’re too tired to go to the movies, your DVD from Netflix hasn’t arrived, but you don’t want just sit home and do nothing. Here are a few selections of what you might find this weekend while flipping through the channels.

Saturday, October 3, 2008

  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – ABC Family – 5:30 p.m. -Four friends whose lives are all headed in different directions for the summer, decide to stay connected with a pair of secondhand jeans that miraculously fits all of their bodies perfectly. Starring Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera and Blake Lively.
  • Chicago – E! – 8 p.m. – With six Oscars under its belt, Chicago is a feast for the musically inclined. Starring Catherine Zeta Jones, Renee Zellweger and Taye Diggs, Chicago tells the story of Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, who both find themselves on death row after killing their lovers, and their ambitious goal to achieve fame to avoid their fate.
  • National Treasure – USA – 9 p.m. – Starring Nicholas Cage, Harvey Keitel and John Voight, “National Treasure” is about a treasure hunter in pursuit of a mythical treasure a la Indiana Jones. His former employer is also competing to find it – who will discover it first?

  • The Bird Cage – AMC – 10 p.m. – How can anyone ever get enough of “The Bird Cage” ? Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Hank Azaria and Gene Hackman star in this 2 hour comedy about the antics of a gay cabaret owner and his partner (who stars in the show) who agree to put up a front so that their son can bring home his fiance and her conservative parents.

Sunday, October 4, 2008

  • Black Sheep – Comedy CENTRAL – 3 p.m. -The late Chris Farley shines in this comedy about a gubernatorial candidate who hires a campaign worker to make sure his incompetent brother does not ruin his changes for getting elected.
  • The Princess Bride – AMC – 8 p.m. Voted as number 163 of IMDB’s top 250 films, The Princess Bride is definitely a classic fairy tale. “This is one of those rare films that gets better each time you watch it. With something for everyone, The Princess Bride combines romance, action, adventure and parody to create the perfect movie,” says one reviewer.
  • Mean Girls – ABC Family – 7 p.m. “I’m sorry that people are so jealous of me, but I can’t help it that I’m popular.” Tina Fey rocks for writing this screenplay based on the book by Rosalind Wiseman about Cady Heron’s (Lindsay Lohan) encounters with the popular girl clique, The Plastics.

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