It’s that time of year when we see more people having fun outdoors running (and walking). We want to share with you some of the best films about running to celebrate the “running spirit” in all of us.
Chariots of Fire tells the true story of two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, who compete in the 1924 Olympics. An Oscar went to the composer Vangelis for his extraordinary musical score. (1981, PG)
Saint Ralph is the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a ninth grader who outran everyone’s expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon. (2002, PG-13)
Race– Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. ( 2016, PG-13)
Without Limits– The life of renowned runner Steve Prefontaine from Oregon, and his relationship with legendary coach Bill Bowerman.(1998, PG-13)
McFarland USA– Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach, and at his new school he turns seven disappointing students into one of the best cross-country teams in the region. (2015, PG)
And if running is not your favorite activity, try a saunter, a walk, a scramble or a wander to lift your spirits too!
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The birds are chirping the flowers are blossoming and the sun is shining! We’re feeling so warm and full of love we were inspired to share some of our favorite heart warming movies that remind us of the energy and sounds the season brings. Here are some of our picks from romper.coms list of 20 of the best movies to watch in the Spring!
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
It’s up to Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, and Roo to get Rabbit’s spring cleaning done so the Easter festivities can begin in this 2004 Winnie the Pooh movie.
Watch Winnie the Poo: Springtime with Roo on Disney+.
A pig with a knack for conversation finds his way with the help of some friends on the farm in this 1995 family comedy that will have you embracing nature’s seasonal joys.
Watch Babe, rated G, on HBOMax.
Jerry Seinfeld lends his voice to Barry, a worker bee who makes honey, and sues humans when he learns they’ve been stealing the bee’s nectar in this film all about springtime’s biggest nuisance’s.
Watch Bee Movie, rated PG, on Netflix.
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Max, Gidget, Snowball, and the rest of the gang take on new adventures in this Secret Life of Pets sequel that will make you want to take your furry friend for a walk in this newly warm weather.
Watch The Secret Life of Pets 2, rated PG, on Netflix.
The Sound Of Music
Get transported to Austria in the springtime in this 1965 movie musical about a governess who won the heart of the Von Trapp family.
Watch The Sound of Music, rated G, on Disney+.
Enjoy the weather and all the sights and sounds it brings. Happy Spring!
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Easter is just around the corner! Can we all agree that it’s one of the most adorable holidays? Getting dressed in our pastel Sunday best, hunting for colored eggs, fresh blooms of spring and of course, the beloved Easter Bunny. It gives us all the feels and this year we are really looking forward to the message Easter brings. A new start, new life and a celebration of love (and cuteness). We found a list from Town and Country of some of the best films to watch on and around Easter. We picked some of our favorites from the list and shared them below. Hop into some fun and enjoy one of these films to celebrate the Holiday!
The troublesome rabbit from the lovely colored-picture books comes to the big screen this season as the irreverent Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden) who vies for the affection of his tender-hearted neighbor (Rose Byrne) against his infamous nemesis, Mr. McGregor (Domhall Gleeson). The partially-animated feature is a fun and silly take on the classic tale and will get you hopping into your Easter spirit.
A classic MGM musical from the Golden Age of Hollywood starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, Easter Parade is the perfect nostalgic escapism for Easter Sunday. The film takes place around the holiday, when a Broadway star and a chorus girl fall in love, and culminates with a proposal that happens during the Easter Parade, naturally.
This 2016 film turns Easter into a gritty, Game of Thrones-style period piece, with Joseph Fiennes starring as a Roman Centurion, Clavius, on the hunt for Jesus’ body after it mysteriously disappears following his crucifixion. Cliff Curtis stars as the groovy Christ himself, in whom Clavius finds salvation. With incredible production value, gore galore, and Britain’s finest actors, it’s the Easter story by way of Gladiator.
This family-friendly film from the creators of Despicable Me blends animation and live actors to spin the tale of the Easter Bunny and his son, E.B., who travels to Hollywood in search of rock n’ roll stardom. Colorful hijinks ensue as he befriends Fred (James Marsden) and the duo team up to save Easter.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Maybe you prefer your Easter myth with more musical numbers. The 1973 adaptation of the Broadway hit was directed by Norman Jewison and features a hunky Ted Neeley as Christ. Those tunes will be stuck in your head long after the Easter candy finally disappears.
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This years annual Academy Awards may have been postponed until April 25th but the Nominees are in! We found an article by the Los Angeles Times that features the Oscar Nominees and the predictions of who will take each category as researched by experts! You could be an expert too and make your guesses. So put on your critic hat because this week we are going to challenge you to watch these critically acclaimed films and let you decide if they deserve to take home the gold man.
Best picture Prediction: “Nomadland”
“Nomadland” has been a frontrunner all awards season long, and it remains in first place in Round 3, with the panel expecting it to continue its winning ways Oscar night. However, “Minari” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7″ have significantly closed the gap, possibly indicating a closer race for best picture than previously thought.
Lead Actress Prediction: Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”
Carey Mulligan holds at No. 1, with Viola Davis creating some distance between herself and Frances McDormand for 2nd. As expected, Vanessa Kirby and singer Andra Day complete the field, matching the SAG noms (the BuzzMeter had all five called as well).
Lead Actor Prediction: Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
The late Chadwick Boseman‘s leave-it-on-the-field performance has him as one of only two consensus picks in the entire Round 3 of the BuzzMeter.
Boseman has ruled the awards circuit, winning everywhere. He’s the runaway favorite for the Oscar, with only Riz Ahmed in earshot. Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman and Steven Yeun complete the field. Yeun is the first of Korean descent to get a lead-actor Oscar nomination (1956 winner Yul Brynner, of partial Tartar descent and a naturalized American citizen at the time, is the only other Asian-American nominee thus far).
For a full list of Nominees and categories visit: BuzzMeter 2021: Our experts predict the Oscar winners — and so can you
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Do you have have the luck of the Irish? It’s almost St Patty’s day and we were inspired to watch some of our favorite Irish-ish movies to celebrate this oh so jolly holiday and culture! Grab your corn beef and hash and a pint of your favorite green beer because we’re taking you on a ride with this list of Bazaars 22 best movies to watch on St. Patricks Day.
Below are a few of our favorites we spotted on the list! Can you catch the films of the Irish?!
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Full transparency: This somewhat formulaic Hilary Swank headliner isn’t going to win over critics with its overly saccharine narrative (hopeless romantics need only apply here). But how the film whisks its audience away on virtual trip through some of the most beautiful parts of the Emerald Isle is something to behold. About a woman whose posthumous pen palling with her husband takes her from New York City to Ireland to start a new life, it’s lighter fare to lift the mood Irish cinema can often stay brooding in.
The Commitments (1991)
At the heart of The Commitments is a rock band from a poor nook of North Dublin on a mission to bring soul music to Ireland. It’s a peculiar goal, for sure, but it’s one that makes for a rollicking fun watch. As charming as it is vulgar, the Alan Parker-directed concert film-slash-comedy is also a joyful introduction to Irish folk rocker Glen Hansard, who you may know either from his real-life Swell Season duo group or from sharing the screen with Czech singer-songwriter Markéta Irglová in the John Carney winner Once.
The Boondock Saints (1999)
This Boston-based crime thriller belongs to its two Irish Catholic vigilante killers (Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus) in search of truth (veritas) and justice (aequitas)—or so their matching tattoos imply. Sure, it’s not the best-made film and, sure, it doesn’t have the tightest of scripts, but Troy Duffy’s mafia-offing mania is pure entertainment.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
You can’t have an Irish-inspired film roundup without including Irish Brit legend Daniel Day-Lewis. You could go with The Boxer or My Left Foot to get your Paddy’s Day off on the right foot, but we’d go with Jim Sheridan’s In the Name of the Father, a historical courtroom drama charting the aftermath of a coerced confession to an IRA bombing. Powerful stuff.
Far and Away (1992)
Please excuse Tom Cruise’s first attempt at voicing a foreign accent as Joseph Donnelly, the Irish Catholic farm boy opposite Nicole Kidman’s Protestant priss in Ron Howard’s epic adventure drama about a pair of dreamers who hope to be landowners one day. So what if his technique is nowhere near Daniel Day Lewis-level mastery? We really just like his hat. And his suit.
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