It’s finally upon us: A gem of a long weekend in honour of the Queen’s diamond jubilee. Four happy and glorious days of leisure time in which to wave the flag and toast Her Maj, perhaps partake in a bunting-clad street party, that kind of thing. The best thing about the double-whammy bank holiday is that it also gives you ample opportunity to catch up on some me-time, to get a bit of R&R when otherwise you’d be slaving away at work. Here are some of the fantastic films and TV shows for you to veg out in front of over the coming days, all available to stream instantly as part of your package.
We’ve just added a huge selection of titles that cover all tastes and styles. For the action junkie we’ve got the crazy sword-swinging romp Highlander – Endgame, Christian Bale in futuristic Equilibrium and Jackie Chan’s classic Rumble in the Bronx. If you prefer your action with a comic book flavour we’ve got the brilliant Sin City, and Tarantino’s epic Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2. And speaking of Tarantino, we’ve also got the excellent but often overlooked Jackie Brown.
If it’s horror you’re after, we have Scream, Scream 2 and Scream 3, and the spoof Scary Movie 1, 2 and 3. There’s also Hellraiser – Hellseeker and Hellraiser – Inferno, as well as a selection of Dracula films (Dracula 2001, Dracula II and Dracula III) and a bunch of Halloween movies (Twenty Years Later, The Curse of Michael Myers and Resurrection).
Other, perhaps more sedate highlights include Leonardo DiCaprio and his Spruce Goose in The Aviator; Johnny Depp melting hearts in Chocolat and making believe in Finding Neverland; musical smash hit Chicago; George Clooney’s directorial debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind; and Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Robin Williams in the fantastic Good Will Hunting.
When it comes to great content that has recently been added to LOVEFiLM Instant, it’s not just well known classics that we’ve got our hands on. We’ve also good some superb new films too. From 2010 we’ve got Emma Thompson and Ralph Fiennes in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang; Jude Law and Forest Whitaker in Repo Men; and far too many A-Listers to mention in Valentine’s Day. From 2011 it’s all about thrills and chills with Hostel 3 and Kill List, two films you may or may not want to watch on your own late at night!
If it’s not newly added stuff you’re after, maybe it’s pin-sharp clarity you want. Well, with our new HD service we’ve got some stunning films available to brighten your bank holiday, including Son of Rambow, RED, Attack the Block, Gnomeo and Juliet, TT – Closer to the Edge, Twilight – Eclipse, In the Loop, Apocalypse Now Redux and loads more. We’ve got HD TV too, with the likes of Ghost Whisperer; Hope and Faith; Brothers and Sisters; Planet Earth… And best of all, we have extended our license of Lost for another six months, and that’s in HD too!
So when it comes to your Jubilee viewing, you’re definitely spoilt for choice. And if you just can’t get enough of the Queen, you could do a lot worse than this!