A lot of us won’t be going out at all today, chances are we’ll be sat infront of the telly feeling pretty worse for wear and wishing we had a Bank Holiday every weekend. Sadly, we don’t so you’re just going to have to get over that so in the mean time why not waste your afternoon with a film, there are plenty on.
So let’s take a look at the good the bad and the damn right ugly.
At 1pm we have The Prince of Egypt BBC2
You may think this is one of those old films where everyones a slightly odd colour and the voices all sound the same. Think again because it stars Sandra Bullock and Val Kilmer. I think I’m going to put this down as a definite ‘good’ because anything that is described as an ‘animated musical telling the Biblical story of Moses’ that has Val Kilmer in it is bound to be a winner. (sadly that’s the voices of rather than the bodies of)
2.35 Bee Movie BBC1
For anyone that wants to indulge in a bit of kiddy fun, or even for anyone that wants to amuse kiddies, Bee Movie will be your ticket. It’s basically about a Bee that makes friends with a florist and on getting aquatinted with the human world realises that humans eat honey and so decides to try to sue the entire human race, utterly realistic and with great environmental messages.
2.45 Moby Dick, Five
Five isn’t pulling out the big guns for Bank Holiday, it’s showing Moby Dick. Great for anyone that loves old movies, shit for anyone that doesn’t – we all know the story by now right? If not, I’ll give you a clue, it involved a big whale and you probably studied it in English so don’t want to watch a film of it.
Basically these are your only film choices of the day on the main channels. Film programming dies a death after about 5pm when the networks have decided you won’t feel like watching anything long winded and flicks to options like Embarrassing bodies instead, just as you’re eating your dinner. Nice.
If you want to be patient then there is a choice of either The Flying Scotsman on at 11.30 on BBC 2 or I Spy at 11.00 on Five.