So, we’re here already. The final Bank Holiday of the year (not including Christmas, obviously, which is couched in an altogether different holiday vibe).
After the multiple Bank Holiday madness of April and May, we’ve powered through June and July. And now even August’s month-long tribute to that great Kevin Costner epic with all the boats and stuff is squelching to an end. Which means just one more long weekend to enjoy.
Whatever the weather has in store, the extra day definitely means more time to deck out in front of a good film. So here are a few suggestions to watch instantly, and at no extra cost…
New arrivals include Ewan & Scarlett going big n’ Bay in The Island, animated intergalactic conflict in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Spielberg’s all-time classic that launched a juvenile Christian Bale into the world, Empire of the Sun.
Last chance to see some streaming favourites – Noel Clarke’s Kidulthood, the revealing Tyson – The Movie documentary, and the weird & wonderful Jean-Claude Van Damme post-modern actioner JCVD all disappear after Monday, so watch them while you can.
Thoroughly Brit melodrama Glorious 39, the inspiring Amazing Grace, Michael Douglas in King of California and – ahem – a LOVEFiLM streaming guilty pleasure, Zombies Zombies Zombies, are all on their way out too.
There’s a bit more cartoonery, if that suits you, and of all kinds as well: from the fluffy and family friendly – Happy Feet, Looney Tunes – Back in Action, Hoodwinked - to the rather more adult fare of South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut.
It being a Bank Holiday though, I’ll most likely find myself indulging – for the umpteenth time – in some proper brainless and highly enjoyable Nic Cage nonsense: maybe Face/Off, probably The Rock, almost certainly Con Air. And singing along with the choicest lines – altogether now: “Put the bunny back in the box…”
Darren Bignell, Senior Communications Manager