Spring is in the air. Like the God of our Gospel, it’s the time of year to transform from the death of our old circumstances to the hope of a powerful new life. Regrowth, rebirth, regeneration – it’s kind of a big deal!
For many of us, starting over means throwing out what wasn’t working to focus on new pursuits. This can mean everything from toxic relationships, bad habits, threadbare clothes and worn out ideas.
For others, however, it’s less about “getting rid of the old” and instead “seeing the familiar with new eyes.” This might involve setting boundaries with friends, families, co-workers. (The nasty checker at the Thrift N Save? Him, too!) Rebirth can happen simply by slowing down and sewing a patch on those tired jeans rather than plunking down hard earned cash for a new pair. Regrowth can mean getting an accountability partner so you don’t have to give up wine 100%, but not down an entire bottle with the neighbor on a Tuesday eve when you have an 8am meeting the next morning. (Ahemmmm…)
Believe.com’s movie store, powered through Fox Connect, is not a stranger to the notion of repurposing and transformation. With a huge range of older films, movie lovers can purchase some classic movies that are fresh to them. While this isn’t exactly the same thing as growing a garden or incubating eggs for your kids’ fifth grade science class (nope, I’m not that mama), you might just find a wellspring of joy rise up from pure viewing pleasure. Plus, it’s a heck of a lot less messy than potting soil and chicken feathers. At least that’s my excuse.
Here are seven movies you might have missed the first time around. Bonus points to Believe.com for finding ones that have the essence of Spring in the title. Bonus points for you if you’ve already seen three or more! Let us know in the comment section below – that’s pretty impressive.
When two pairs of star-crossed lovers, a feuding pair of supernatural sprites and a love potion gone awry all come together in an enchanted moonlit forest, the result is a delightful mix of merriment and magic. Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Kline, Calista Flockhart, Stanley Tucci and Rupert Everett star in this delightful version of one of Shakespeare’s most romantic comedies.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Academy Award-winning South Pacific is a towering musical masterpiece and the tender love story of a naïve young Navy nurse (Mitzi Gaynor) and an older French Plantation owner (Rossano Brazzi) on a U.S. occupied South Sea island. The breathtaking score is highlighted by some of the most romantic songs ever written: “Some Enchanted Evening,” “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame,” “Younger Than Springtime” and more. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, South Pacific ranks among the most celebrated of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s acclaimed musicals.
- 3. Fever Pitch
According to Red Sox super-fan Ben Wrightman (Jimmy Fallon), finding romance is about as likely as his beloved team winning the World Series. But when Ben scores a beautiful new girlfriend (Drew Barrymore), suddenly anything is possible. Now the two passions in his life have a chance to go all the way… if he doesn’t strike out first.
- 4. A Good Year
Max Skinner (Russell Crowe) is a highly successful investment expert with no time for life outside work. When his estranged uncle dies, Max inherits the vineyard in France where he grew up as a child, and his first intention is to sell the vineyard as quickly as possible. But after spending unexpected time at the Vineyard in France, he discovers a part of himself that he had lost and experiences romance and a blossoming new love affair with a beautiful French woman that changes his life forever.
Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda, School of Rock) is larger than life in this epic comedy-adventure based on the classic tale. When a shipwreck lands a lowly mailroom clerk named Gulliver (Black) on the fantastical island of Lilliput, he transforms into a giant — in size and ego! Gulliver’s tall tales and heroic deeds win the hearts of the tiny Lilliputians, but when he loses it all and puts his newfound friends in peril, Gulliver must find a way to undo the damage. Through it all, Gulliver may just learn that it’s how big you are on the inside that counts.
When the cast is removed from his severely broken arm, clumsy 12-year old Henry Rowengartner (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is shocked to find his arm has become a 100 mile per-hour thunderbolt. His throw from the bleachers directly to home plate alerts the last place Chicago Cubs and before you can shout “play ball!” he is signed as their new ace pitcher. With a few pointers from an aging star pitcher (Gary Busey) young Henry actually manages to pull of the impossible.
Big Slash Sale at Believe.com April 17 – 21
There’s thousands over other movies to choose from in Believe’s Fox Connect Store. Like the flower garden you might be considering, dig around and see what blooms in your imagination. Thanks for reading and Happy Spring to you! May God bless you with new starts, new possibilities, and amazing old movies! Plus, don’t forget to check back in for a big “Slash” sale on all our DVDs, April 17 – 21!
From everyone at Believe.com, we wish you a blessed and happy Easter, full of the hope that only Christ can bring!