Easter is almost upon us, but it looks like my favourite bank holiday of the year is once again going to be marred with wind and rain. We are heading off to Wales, my favourite place for rest and relaxation, but one that seems to be permanently wedged under a rain cloud, so I’m planning on catching up on some of my favourite dvd’s, eating lots of chocolate, and generally chilling out.
If you are planning on doing the same, both home or away, the best way of viewing your favourite movies is on a Panasonic 4k TV, which offer the best viewing experience due to crisper, clearer pictures (four times the resolution of HD). This can make old movie classics look as clear and bright as they did when they first hit cinemas, which is perfect for an old movie buff like moi!
Here’s what I will be watching this Easter.
Now, this is not strictly an Easter film, but as one of its stars is a six foot rabbit, I think it can be excused. Elwood P Dowd is one of life’s innocents, a gentle drunk with a six foot rabbit called Harvey as his companion. Elwood’s sister wants to cure Elwood of his rabbit fixation, but things do not go to plan. Harvey is simply wonderful, heartwarming and funny, and with the totally irristable James Stewart in his most loveable form. Watch it, and spend the day smiling. (I saw it on the stage last year and it was amazing, you can read the review here.)
Another huge rabbit, but this one is a far more sinister bunny. A harbinger of doom in fact, the end of the world. I don’t mind admitting that Donnie Darko is one of the weirdest films I have ever seen, but Jake Gyllenhaal is incredible in this, and it is worth seeing for a very different Patrick Swayze than the one from his ‘Dirty Dancing’ days. Great for those dark, wet Easter days when it feels like you will never leave the house again without a canoe.
This is my total escapism, no brainer movie when it comes to essential Easter viewing. Easter Parade stars Judy Garland, Fred Astaire (already sold?) and contains the best Easter song ever – a genre that never quite took off like the Christmas song to be honest. In glorious 1940s technicolour, this is a gorgeous slice of nostalgia that will go down nicely with a Malteasers egg.
What will you be watching this Easter?
This is a collaborative post.