Saturday, April 11, 2009

Top Hollywood Easter Movies

Happy Easter! I'm sure some of you will probably be spending quality time with friends, family, and an Easter movie classic on the telly. It's tradition, right? Of course. So here's a list of Hollywood's top Easter flicks.

The Passion of the Christ (2004): There was so much controversy surrounding this film when it was released back in....... But despite all the negativity surrounding it, undoubtedly it has become a classic during Easter. It may not be scheduled on cable, so I'm willing to bet most will be watching it on DVD.

The 10 Commandments (1956): Charleston Heston versus Yule Brenner aka Moses versus Pharoah. It's is probably the film that Heston is most remembered and still probably a ratings boom 53 years later. What I find interesting is the special effects. Parting the Red Sea in a film now would be child's play compared to 1956's visual tricks.

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965): I've seen this chronicle of Jesus' life probably three or four times. But unlike 10 Commandments it's not broadcast on network television. We always caught it on a cable channel.

Easter Parade (1948): For those of you that enjoy classic musicals, famed song writer and show tune producer, Irving Berlin, penned the music for Fred Astaire and Judy Garland to sing and dance to. Once again, I'm willing to bet Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has it scheduled this weekend.

It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1948): We all can remember this one. Charles Schultz' lovable characters, learn how to make Easter eggs while Snoopy tries to find a home for his favorite bird, Woodstock. As a kid this movie, an Easter egg hunt, a basket filled with chocolate bunnies, and a new Easter dress or suit were all you need to make the holiday complete.

What's your favorite Easter movie?

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