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Cable movie bargains with bargain-basement editing

February 12, 2009 |  9:15 am

I admit I am still miffed about Time Warner Cable dropping Turner Classic Movies from the basic cable lineup in Los Angeles -- home of Hollywood -- and giving us, in its place, the Golf Channel.

But that has nothing to do with my latest quibble, which is entirely professional. A Time Warner press release about a Valentine's Day weekend way ''to show customers how much they care'' with a 1-cent movie deal has some amusing misspellings of the big names it's offering for that bargain penny price.

There's the kiddie movie ''Bob the Bulider,'' and romantic comedies like ''Mama Mia!'' -- I guess consonants are too expensive to repeat -- and, my Jane Austen film favorite, ''Pridge and Prejudice.'' It rhymes with fridge, an appliance which too often winds up as the Valentine's Day date for millions.

And there are several films starring that charming leading man and big star, but not all that big: ''Huge Grant.''

What do you expect for a penny -- proofreading?

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