Happy Easter, Buns!

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So Halloween is the Buns’ favourite holiday ever, Christmas is not far behind, but what about Easter? Well, it has less movies and TV episodes dedicated to it. Plus, a lot of them seem to be aimed at children, what with all the cute bunny rabbits involved. To that, the Buns say: Hey! We love bunnies too! And the chocolate.

Here’s to our favourite Movie Buns!

Monty Python And The Holy Grail

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Rachel: My personal favourite of the Monty Python movies, this movie is just filled with troves of amazing moments and classic lines that are still hilarious to this day. A brilliantly written piece of comedy. The rabbity quote: Well, that’s no ordinary rabbit. That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on! Look, that rabbit’s got a vicious streak a mile wide! It’s a killer!

Roz: It’s got great big fangs and pointy teeth! Cuddly, cute rabbits that turn out to be vicious killers are the best movie rabbits. And you can’t go wrong with Monty Python. For most of us, formative humour experiences, right? We learned comedy from the best. Now, excuse me while I gallop away! (Who’s got the coconuts? Come on, guys, do the thing. They won’t know I’m on a horse. Shh. I know, they can’t hear me.)

Anais: Everything that’s fluffly and adorable is out to kill you. I know this because the Monty Python told me so, just like they made me understand the importance of silly walks. Have you watched any Monty Python stuff? If not, you might want to immerse yourself in it forever.  It’s British humour at its best – including rrrridiculously posh accents. One thing though: Rabbits are not actually rodents, they’re lagomorphs. What do you mean “nobody cares”?

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Nadin: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, aka THE BEST GANGSTER FILM EVER is a must-see all year round, but the bunny theme running around Easter basically doubles the whole ‘must’ thing. What makes it special is that it was one of the very first film movies combining live-action and animation, which made it revolutionary.

Roz: A technical achievement, for sure! And also, it was dangerous and sexy, but your parents still let you watch it because of the animation. Suckers. This movie taught me so much. First: If you need a night club dress, it had better fit like you were poured into it. Second: Detectives can never run from the case that digs up their past. And three: Don’t get caught under a steamroller.

Anais: Damn, it’s true that this movie got surprisingly dark at times. Remember that scene when the toon shoe dies? Talk about raising the stakes – and also potentially traumatizing your audience. Not that I think that Hollywodd execs keep a real barrel of Dip around and casually threaten my favourite cartoons with it when the numbers aren’t good enough.

Donnie Darko

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Nadin: To be honest, I had no idea rabbits could be this unnerving and creepy until Donnie Darko came along. It’s quite fascinating how this movie manages to twist something cute and innocent into something unsettling and homicidal. Donnie Darko is not your usual feel-good movie, but the way it explores human psych is quite amazing, and if you’re into that kind of stuff, you wouldn’t want to miss it!

Roz: I love Donnie Darko. It’s weird. We should watch more weird stuff.

Rise of the Guardians

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Rachel: Hugh Jackman as a little angry bunny? Yes. Cute morphin’ bunny aside, this movie really is heart-warmingly fantastic.

Nadin: Ha! Nameless Bunny voiced by Hugh Jackman is one of the most badass characters in animation, ever. I mean, come on! Don’t tell me you never wondered what a bunny on steroids would look like!

Anais: Guys, Rise of the Guardians is just a great holiday movie. It doesn’t take kids for idiots and has a little something for adults as well – am I the only one who bursts out laughing every time Jack Frost gets kids high by throwing balls of white powdery stuff at them? The visuals are gorgeous, the writing is good, and once you get to know those characters, I promise you’ll want to hang out with them forever.

Harvey

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Roz: My first movie bunny, I love stories about imaginary friends. Also, Jimmy Stewart. So, charming is an understatement. I feel like the old black and white classics are being forgotten. BRB off to see Furious 7.

Alice In Wonderland

Nadin: Okay, who didn’t want to follow a white rabbit into the magical and crazy world as a kid? Raise your hand!  The White Rabbit from Alice In Wonderland might be a control freak with some serious anxiety issues, but it does not in any way make him any less adorable. How can you not want to hug him? Frankly, I still want to switch my world to Wonderland, all things considered.

Roz: The whole Alice in Wonderland story scares the shit out of me. I think the White Rabbit is the scariest bunny on this list.

Anais: I wanted to talk about the March Hare, but then I remembered that he’s not a rabbit and got sad. I love everything about Alice in Wonderland, though. This includes our time-obsessed little friend The White Rabbit. He’s not as awesome as The Cheshire Cat or The March Hare, but anything that has the ability to confuse Alice, who is a total buzzkill throughout most of the story, if you ask me, deserves praise.

Miss Potter

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Nadin: Miss Potter may or may not be one of my most favourite films of all time. Be it the cute story, the excellent acting of Renée Zellweger, the presence of Ewan McGregor, or my love for historic films, or all of the above, it stole my heart from the very first moment and I’ve been doomed since. Cute rabbits aside, what makes Miss Potter super amazing is that the story of Beatrix Potter is quite revolutionary, what with it being about a strong and independent woman choosing to follow her dreams instead of blindly following conventional society norms of the early 1900’s.

Space Jam

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Nadin: Looney Tunes AND basketball AND Bill Murray AND Michael Jordan – it’s like Space Jam combines all the best things in the world in the best possible way! I don’t believe it’s possible not to be madly in love with this movie. If you haven’t seen it a million times as a kid – what were you doing with your childhood, again?

Roz: Wasting it! That’s what they were doing! Please, please, please universe, we need to make a Space Jam 2 while Bill Murray is still alive. Heck, while I’m still alive. I could get run over by a steamroller tomorrow. It would be weird if Bill Murray outlived me. Well, I’ll be dead so I guess I won’t care, but… Still. Think about it.

Anais: It’s one of those movies that I both hate and love at the same time. Objectively, as a lover of animation, I think this movie should have been way better than it is. My inner kid still loves the shit out of it though. I mean, c’mon. Can you really hate something that has Bugs Bunny AND Bill Murray in it?

Here’s to the Bun’s favourite buns! Do you guys have a favourite movie bunny?

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