Weekend To-Do List: Snake-Free Edition

161123__brando_lThis weekend, one of America’s favorite stars plays the tailor-made leading role in the year’s campiest movie. I’m speaking, of course, of The Fantasia Barrino Story: Life Is Not a Fairy Tale (Lifetime, Saturday, 9 p.m.), which EW’s Whitney Pastorek calls ”the most ludicrous movie you’ll see all year.”

For sheer silliness, however, the American Idol winner’s autobiopic will compete with the deliberately self-parodying 200th episode of Stargate SG-1 (Sci-Fi, Friday, 9 p.m.), which EW’s Paul Katz swears is the ”must watch of the week.”

It’ll also compete with Comedy Central’s Roast of William Shatner (Sunday, 10 p.m.), which we’ll be watching just to see if it’s really the Andy Dick nuclear meltdown it’s rumored to be.

At the multiplex, aiming for the same target demo as a certain Samuel L. Jackson movie will be the campus comedy Accepted, which PopWatch’s own Scott Brown says displays a ”winning dumbness.”

If you’re one of those who thought the new Miami Vice movie had neither enough Miami nor enough vice, llisten to this week’s chart-topping CD, Rick Ross’ Port of Miami, an album all about the drug trade in the rapper’s hometown. EW’s Michael Endelman finds the disc hypnotic and enthralling.

Plenty of drugs and debauchery as well in The Bedroom Secrets of Master Chefs. The latest from Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, it’s about a hedonist who manages to get someone else to experience his hangovers for him.

Also lots of vice in Mystic River author Dennis Lehane’s new short story collection, Coronado.

Some classic movies out in new DVD packages loaded with extras: Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales (including such Rohmer fan-faves as My Night at Maud’s and Chloe in the Afternoon), and Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier, which includes Francis Coppola’s ”Redux” director’s cut and 17 minutes of Marlon Brando (pictured) reading T.S. Eliot’s ”The Hollow Men.” The horror, the horror…

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  • dma69

    I guess we should be grateful they didn’t throw in Hilary Duff’s latest ad campaign disguised as a movie.

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