Monday, April 01, 2013

Of chocolate and eggs and other things Eastery....

The one annoying thing about Easter (for me, anyway) is the general lack of decent (hell, I'd settle for even indecent) stuff on TV for those of us usually- too- busy- to-watch-it anyway to watch!

So, with that in mind I set about trying to think of the best Easter movies to watch....narrowed it down to my top 5.

5. Easter Parade - why oh why do I still quite like musical/dancing movies from Yester Year?? Must be something in the water...I actually quite enjoy Singing in the Rain too but more on that some other time...

4. The Last Temptation of Christ - a far cry from the musical but am usually 'tempted' to watch this at some point during the years since it was first released!

3. Hop - I can hear you grinding your teeth and shouting NO! I rest my case therefore on the fact that there is a rabbit in this movie....and the kids will at least sit still long enough for you track down your own secret chocolate stash to nibble without having to share!

2. Charlie and Chocolate Factory - I prefer the original here - it's about chocolate and how circumstances can bring about certain behaviours...very Eastery!

and so here we are at my all time favourite Easter movie...drum roll please...


1. The Life of Brian - yes, I hear you say it "Will probably get in trouble for this". Can't help it...this is my favourite Easter treat! I will probably rot in the usual place for that. See ya there and you can tell me what movie makes your chcoclate taste sweeter at Easter!

5 comments:

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

What about Jesus Christ Superstar? Have to say I've been too much of a social butterfly and with the evenings so lovely, I've not been watching TV. Happy Easter Saj :-)

Steve said...

Crap TV is why the wife and I have lost ourselves in the world of the boxed set DVD for the last couple of years...!

Marja said...

Oh I love the life of Brian Have seen it twice I am also a big fan of old dancing movies

louciao said...

Easter Parade! Never get tired of it, though I don't see it very often so that could have something to do with it. Singin' in the Rain an all-time favourite of mine,but we'll talk about that another day. Just this weekend watched HOP which I thought was utterly ridiculous but did enjoy the animation (esp. EB with the dry heaves). Haven't seen Willy Wonka, either version, but someone else just advised that I watch it (I may read the book instead). Life of Brian...still have a video copy of that kicking around somewhere. Last Temptation of Christ...haven't seen that since it first came out yonks ago so can't comment, other than to say I do recall struggling through the book vesion. So, good recommendations all, Saj! I, too, would throw JC Superstar into the mix. Great to sing along with, if one's mouth isn't too full of chocolate.

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Bank holiday TV is almost always dire! Even worse than normal daytime TV just as you say, at a time when you finally have time to watch some TV. Methinks the broadcasters are cutting off their nose to spite their face.