I don’t know about you, but I have that fake Friday feeling. With a 4 day weekend creeping up on us, how will you be spending your time? Out drinking with friends? Or maybe cuddled up inside, catching up on the latest shows and films that Netflix and Sky have to offer? If your weekend looks more like the latter, then this article is for you! There have been so many films and shows released recently, and a long weekend is just what the doctor ordered in order to binge watch everything.
At the Cinema
If you’re a cinema goer like me, the Easter weekend if the perfect time to go! With most people taking time to shop, eat and see family, you might find that the cinema is quite empty…Or you might find that everyone else had the same idea…Here are some of the best films to catch this Easter.
One for the kids (and the adults) Peter Rabbit is an adaptation of the Beatrix Potter novels. Featuring James Corden, Dasiy Ridley, Sia and Margot Robbie, amongst other famous names, the film has received rave reviews from moviegoers so far.
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time has had some harsh reviews since it’s opening in cinemas a few days ago, however it could be a top contender for an easy watch this easter. Based on a 1962 novel of the same name, this latest Disney epic follows a young girl on the path to find her father, who mysteriously goes missing after discovering a new planet…
Ready Player One
One of the more anticipated films this month is Ready Player One. Pegged as an instant Speilberg classic, Ready Player One is set in a dystopian future, where everything happens in a virtual reality game world. When the founder of the virtual reality world dies, the players are left to find his hidden fortune. With 80’s throwbacks throughout, this film is definitely for the big kids.
Ilse of Dogs
I MAY have saved the best for last. I love Wes Anderson films, I think they’re quirky, adventurous and really interesting. Pair that with my love for dogs and I’m sold. I’m heading to see this film tomorrow with my boyfriend, and I can’t wait! With an all-star cast featuring Bill Murray, Scarlet Johanson and Greta Gerwig, I can imagine this film being an instant classic.
On the Telly
If you’re more of a stay at home and devour all your Easter eggs in bed kinda person (if you are then I love you) then you might be more inclined to see what’s on the telly this weekend.
- The Amazing Spider-Man – ITV2 8PM
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Film4 6pm
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit – Sony Channel 8pm
- Skyfall – ITV2 7.30pm
- The Princess Diaries – Film4 4.30pm
- Back To The Future – Film4 6.45pm
- Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory – ITV 1.40pm
- Happy Feet Two – ITV2 2.55pm
- War Horse – BBC 2 – 4.45pm
- Back To The Future Part II – Film4 6.55pm
Bank Holiday Monday
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – ITV2 6.20pm
- Back To The Future Part III – Film4 6.30pm
- My Neighbor Totoro – Film4 1.0pm
For the Streamers
If you’re more of a Netflix and chill kinda person, then here are the new additions this month that are perfect for laid-back Easter viewing:
- Matilda (1996)
- The Jungle Book (2016)
- Shrek (2001) & 2 & 3
- Anastasia (1997)
- The Prince of Egypt (1998)