This weekend is St. Patrick’s Day which means it is time to celebrate! St. Patrick himself died on March 17th, in AD 461, after years of roaming Ireland converting pagans to Christianity. Up until 1737 St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t celebrated in the United States until the first public celebration of St. Patrick in Boston. These days almost every small city big or large has a St. Patrick’s Day celebration of some sort. If you feel like staying in and celebrating you can still get in the spirit with St. Patrick’s Day themed movies brought to you by DISH Network and Blockbuster @Home.
- ‘Leprechaun’: (1993) ‘Leprechaun’ is a 1993 horror film directed by Mark Jones, starring Warwick Davis and Jennifer Aniston in her first film role. Daniel O’Grady returns home from a trip to Ireland to tell his wife that he has caught a leprechaun’s pot of gold. What he doesn’t know is that the leprechaun has stowed away in his suitcase and ends up killing his wife by pushing her down the stairs. O’Grady traps the leprechaun with his weakness; a four leaved clover, in a crate and then ironically suffers a heart attack. The story jumps ahead 10 years when a family rents the O’Grady farmhouse with the leprechaun still trapped in the basement. Drama ensues from here.
- ‘The Brothers McMullen’: (1995) Starring Jack Mulcahy, Michael McGlone and Edward Burns also written by Edward burns. ‘The Brothers McMullen’ tells the tale of three Irish Catholic brothers from Long Island as the deal with the struggles involved with marriage, love and infidelity.
- ‘Once’: (2006) Written and Directed by John Carney, ‘Once’ takes you on a journey of a love story involving a busker and an immigrant as they have the most amazing week together in Dublin. This is a modern day musical that explores and shows their love story as they write, rehearse and record songs together.
- ‘The Boondock Saints’: (1999) ‘The Boondock Saints’ is a 1999 American action film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as Irish Fraternal twins that become vigilantes after killing two members of the Russian Mafia in self-defense. After experiencing an epiphany the brothers and their friend decide to rid their home (Boston, Massachusetts) of crime and evil.
Instead of hitting the crowded town that will most likely be crazed with people celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, kick back at home with some friends and some great St. Patrick’s Day Classics. To learn more about adding Blockbuster @Home to your list of satellite TV programming visit us at DISH Systems.com or call (888)566-3979. What is your favorite thing about St. Patrick’s Day?