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Cor blimey governor! Another retro movie weekend so soon? We’d better hop to it!

Shouting it out loud and proud like an old timey Victorian street trader, we’ll dig out, wash off and proudly display our fresh batch of retro movie goodies. Roll up, roll up… classic movies for all! Shouting louder than our market competition, we’ll put only the best ones at the front and make sure they shine bright to any passers by.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 29th July

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Death Becomes Her (1992) ITV3 9:30am-11:30am
Two romantic rivals are both granted the secret of eternal youth by a mysterious mystic. However, as they battle to get their claws into a plastic surgeon, they discover their now-immortal bodies are capable of taking whatever damage they can dish out. Black comedy fantasy, starring Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis and Isabella Rossellini.

Getting Even with Dad (1994) 5STAR 11:05am-1:15pm
Spoilt child Timmy goes to live with his outwardly respectable father, but realises he is a small-time thief planning his latest robbery. Timmy sets out to reform his dad, and in the meantime manages to fix him up with an attractive undercover cop – leading to much confusion. Family comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson, Glenne Headly and Hector Elizondo.

The Rainmaker (1997) Sony Movie Channel 6:15pm-9:00pm
An idealistic newly qualified lawyer teams up with a disreputable researcher to champion the cause of a leukaemia sufferer whose mother is suing an insurance company for refusing to pay his medical costs. As the case progresses, the young legal eagle finds he has much to learn about the dark side of the judicial process. Francis Ford Coppola’s courtroom drama adapted from the novel by John Grisham, starring Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Jon Voight, Claire Danes and Mickey Rourke.

Fun Fact: The scene where Danny DeVito wakes up Matt Damon on the bench was filmed hurriedly, surprising Damon, who had actually fallen asleep after a scene.

Midnight Run (1988) Sony Movie Channel 9:00pm-11:40pm
When accountant Jonathan Mardukas skips bail after having been arrested for embezzlement, bounty hunter Jack Walsh is hired to catch the fraudster and return him from New York to Los Angeles. Unfortunately, his task is hindered by the ingenuity of Mardukas and the attentions of pursuing FBI agents and Mafia hitmen. Comedy thriller, starring Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, Dennis Farina, John Ashton and Joe Pantoliano.

The Green Mile (1999) Film4 9:00pm-12:40am (3 hours 40 minutes)
A convicted child-killer of towering height and massive build is condemned to death row, but astonishes the guards with his good nature and miraculous healing powers. They believe the gentle giant is incapable of crime, and emotions run high as they realise there is no hope of overturning his death sentence. Supernatural drama, based on a novel by Stephen King, starring Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse and Harry Dean Stanton.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) Dave 10:00pm-11:35pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
The crusading grown-ups of the Colorado town lead America into war against Canada in a bid to eradicate bad language from TV. The four young heroes set out to bring peace to the world, but have to battle a fearsome alliance between Satan and Saddam Hussein. Animated musical comedy, with the voices of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as well as George Clooney, Eric Idle and Isaac Hayes.

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Fight Club (1999) 5STAR 11:45pm-2:35am
A disillusioned office worker grows weary of his humdrum existence, but after meeting the mysterious Tyler Durden he finds fulfilment in establishing a club where similarly frustrated men come to vent their anger in bouts of bare-knuckle fighting. Satirical drama, directed by David Fincher, starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf and Jared Leto.

SUNDAY 30th July

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Flight of the Navigator (1986) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
A boy mysteriously disappears in 1978, and is found eight years later, having not aged a day. He escapes being experimented on by government scientists by taking off in a crashed alien spaceship. With the help of the robot pilot, he tries to find out what has happened to him and if he can get back home. Sci-fi adventure, starring Joey Cramer and Veronica Cartwright, with the voice of Paul Reubens.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) Channel 5 12:50pm-2:30pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
An eccentric but brilliant former cop sets himself up to champion the underdog – as a private eye specialising in locating missing animals. The zany detective is called in to find a kidnapped dolphin – the mascot of an American football team – and uncovers a plot involving high-level police corruption. Comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc and Noble Willingham.

The Waterboy (1998) ITV2 1:30pm-3:20pm
An American football team’s waterboy puts up with constant ridicule from the players. But one day his anger gets the better of him and he demonstrates an unexpected talent for tackling – so the coach gives him a chance to prove his worth on the pitch. However, he has to keep his blossoming sporting career a secret from his overprotective mother. Comedy, with Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler and Fairuza Balk.

The Return of the Musketeers (1989) Film4 4:45pm-6:55pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
D’Artagnan reunites his former companions to save the queen of France from the scheming Cardinal Mazarin, and embark on a mission to England to prevent the beheading of Charles I. Meanwhile, the daughter of a former vanquished enemy is seeking revenge on the four heroes. Swashbuckling adventure sequel, with Oliver Reed, Michael York, Frank Finlay, Richard Chamberlain, Kim Cattrall and Roy Kinnear.

Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) Sony Movie Channel 6:20pm-9:00pm
Ex-convict Elwood Blues sets about re-forming his band to raise funds for a children’s hospital. But no sooner has he found a suitable lead singer to replace his late brother Jake, than the band end up being pursued by the police, the Russian mafia and his own embittered stepbrother. Comedy sequel, starring Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman and Joe Morton.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Spike 6:20pm-8:30pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Two notorious outlaws’ routine of bank and train robberies is cut short when a seemingly unstoppable posse is formed to catch them. The pair plan to flee America and start a new life in Bolivia, with the Sundance Kid’s schoolmistress lover in tow – but staying ahead of the law is not so easy. Western, starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross.

Home Alone (1990) Film4 6:55pm-9:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. The youngster initially enjoys his freedom, but is soon forced to resort to ingenious booby traps to defend the family home from two dim-witted burglars. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy.

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Dirty Dancing (1987) Channel 5 8:00pm-10:05pm
A dance instructor at a 1960s resort hotel fears his career will be jeopardised when his regular partner is forced to pull out of an important show in which they are due to perform. Luckily, a naive teenager is happy to step in, and is treated to a whirlwind holiday education in life, love and expressing herself. Romantic drama, starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) ITV 8:00pm-10:30pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
The young wizard struggles to convince his fellow sorcerers that the evil Lord Voldemort has returned to life. When Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore is ousted in favour of a sadistic replacement, Harry realises he must take matters into his own hands, uniting his fellow pupils to form a secret army and training them for the inevitable confrontation to come. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, Michael Gambon and Alan Rickman.

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) ITV4 9:00pm-10:50pm
While investigating the shooting of a colleague, disaster-prone police lieutenant Frank Drebin uncovers a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Los Angeles. However, after he is sacked from the force by the mayor, the cop has to operate beneath the radar to get to the bottom of the conspiracy. Comedy, with Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley and Ricardo Montalban.

The Peacemaker (1997) BBC1 11:20pm-1:15am
A military intelligence officer and a government expert on nuclear weapons team up to find the terrorists who have stolen ten atomic bombs from a train. The duo are initially reluctant to co-operate, but a grudging respect gradually develops after they are forced to work together. Action thriller, starring George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel lures and Armin Mueller-Stahl.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, always read the instructions and keep a spare pair handy.

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Great traffic jam of 96! It’s another retro movie weekend and time to bust out some classics!

Like apparently half the world at that very moment, we find ourselves once again on the road and going nowhere fast. As we sit in the snake of cars that seems to neither have a hear or tail, we’ll think back to those classic car drips growing up that seemed to never end but you knew at the end, you would have been transported to new lands far away. We’ll remember the old songs and games that wound the miles away including I Spy (which was usually road or tree) and 20 questions which for once didn’t include ‘are we there yet?’.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 11th June

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Vice Versa (1988) Film4 1:00pm-2:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A department store executive returns from a trip to Thailand in possession of a mysterious artefact that causes him to change places with his 11-year-old son. While the horrified father struggles to cope with a world of teachers and school bullies, the youngster is revelling in the perks of being a grown-up. Fantasy comedy, starring Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Swoosie Kurtz and Corinne Bohrer.

The Addams Family (1991) Film4 2:55pm-4:55pm (2 hours)
Creepy couple Morticia and Gomez find their unconventional life threatened by a man claiming to be a long-lost relative. When they welcome him with open arms, they fall prey to a plot that could cost them their ancestral home and the family fortune. Black comedy based on the 1960s TV series, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman and Carel Struycken.

Little Nicky (2000) 5STAR 4:15pm-6:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
The Devil decides to put off retirement for a little longer, but his two oldest sons are left fuming – and decide to get revenge by creating Hell on Earth. The job of saving the world falls to their good-natured younger brother, who travels to New York to put things right. Comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans, Reese Witherspoon and Rodney Dangerfield.

Titanic (1997) Channel 4 6:20pm-10:00pm (3 hours 40 minutes)
A party of explorers studying the sunken remains of the famous liner meets an elderly woman who was a passenger on the ill-fated maiden voyage. She recounts how she boarded the ship while on the brink of being forced into marriage by her family, and was stopped from killing herself by a penniless artist. She fell in love with her saviour, but the disaster on the horizon meant their time together was doomed to be short. James Cameron’s Oscar-winning romantic drama, starring Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates and Bill Paxton.

Zoolander (2001) Dave 6:20pm-8:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Dim male model Derek Zoolander is stunned to find his career going downhill thanks to the arrival of an equally vacuous rival – but fails to realise he is merely a pawn in a dangerous game of international espionage and world domination. Comedy, starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Milla Jovovich, Christine Taylor and David Duchovny.

Iron Man (2008) Film4 6:40pm-9:00pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Arms manufacturer Tony Stark is taken hostage by a terrorist group and realises the weapons his company build have been falling into the wrong hands. Using his engineering skills to construct a hi-tech armoured suit, he manages to escape and then puts the technology to good use in the fight against evil around the world. Superhero adventure, starring Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard.

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Smokey and the Bandit (1977) ITV4 8:00pm-9:10pm (1 hour 10 minutes) 2 parts
A truck driver accepts a challenge to deliver a consignment of beer to a party. He claims he can make the 900-mile round trip in just 28 hours, but a pompous sheriff is determined to stop him in his tracks, not least because his prospective daughter-in-law has deserted his son and hitched a ride with the unlikely hero. Comedy, starring Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field and Jerry Reed.

Die Hard (1988) Film4 9:00pm-11:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
New York cop John McClane visits Los Angeles to see his family over the Christmas holiday. Stopping off at his wife’s place of work, he realises armed men have taken over the building and are holding the corporation’s staff to ransom – and only he has the ability to fight back. Action thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia.

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) BBC1 11:35pm-1:10am (1 hour 35 minutes)
Four teenagers accidentally run over a stranger and hide the body rather than inform the authorities, only to find themselves stalked the following year by a shadowy figure who takes great delight in disposing of them in a variety of gruesome ways. Horror, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr and Anne Heche.

SUNDAY 12th June

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Back to the Future Part II (1989) ITV2 4:00pm-5:00pm (1 hour) 2 parts
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

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Gunsmoke (1953) ITV4:15pm-5:15pm (1 hour) 2 parts
A wicked landowner wants to get his hands on a farmer’s ranch, so hires a gunslinger to kill him. However, the mercenary befriends his intended target – and also falls for his daughter – so resolves to defend them from their enemies during a cattle drive. Western, starring Audie Murphy, Paul Kelly, Susan Cabot and Donald Randolph.

Aladdin (1992) Channel 4 5:00pm-6:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A street urchin is caught up in a scheming grand vizier’s plot to get his clutches on a magical lamp. Retrieving the object from a wondrous cave, he releases a powerful genie trapped inside, whose ability to grant wishes helps the young hero thwart the villain’s plans and woo a princess. Animated adventure, featuring the voices of Robin Williams, Scott Weinger and Linda Larkin.

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Vertical Limit (2000) Film4 6:35pm-9:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
A wildlife photographer is forced to master his fears and the elements as he leads an expedition to climb K2, the world’s second highest mountain, on a desperate mission to rescue his estranged sister and her fellow mountaineers, who have fallen into a crevasse. Action adventure, starring Chris O’Donnell, Bill Paxton, Scott Glenn and Robin Tunney.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, keep is sassy and keep it awesome!

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Spanner in the works! Is it really the weekend so soon??

So like a humble, experienced and ever hard-working mechanic, we’ll be searching through the tools of the trade before getting to work on fixing all of the weekend’s oily woes. Making sure everything is bolted tight and greased up, we’ll be sending our trusty retro moviemobile on its way through the weekend to delivery it’s boot full of 80s and 90s movie awesomeness across the internet.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 14th February

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
(1937) Sky Movies Disney HD 11:40am-1:10pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
Disney animated version of the Brothers Grimm story about a princess driven from her home into a sinister forest by her evil stepmother. She is taken in by a group of kindly dwarf miners, but her happiness is threatened when her stepmother returns bearing a poisoned apple. The first ever feature length animated movie, with the voices of Adriana Caselotti and Lucille La Verne.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Film4 3:00pm-5:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Two notorious outlaws’ routine of bank and train robberies is cut short when a seemingly unstoppable posse is formed to catch them. The pair plan to flee America and start a new life in Bolivia, with the Sundance Kid’s schoolmistress lover in tow – but staying ahead of the law is not so easy. Western, starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross.

Speed (1994) Sky Movies Crime & Thriller HD 3:20pm-5:30pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An LAPD cop discovers a psychopathic criminal has planted a bomb on a crowded bus, primed to go off if the vehicle drops below 50mph. He boards the vehicle and helps the hapless passenger who has been forced to take the wheel to keep a constant speed to avoid a disaster. Action thriller, starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper and Jeff Daniels.

Fun Fact: Sandra Bullock actually learned to drive a bus for the film, passing her test on her first attempt.

The Fox and the Hound (1981) Sky Movies Disney HD 3:30pm-5:00pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
An orphaned fox cub is taken in by a kindly widow, and becomes firm friends with a puppy belonging to a hunter. However, as they grow to adulthood, the dog is trained to prey on foxes, and the two animals realise their friendship may not survive as they are expected to be natural enemies. Animated adventure, with the voices of Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russell.

Superman II (1980) 5USA 4:05pm-6:40pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
The Man of Steel meets his match in the form of three fugitive villains from his home planet of Krypton. Flying down to Earth, the super-powered trio unleash a reign of terror in a bid to take over the world – but Superman is not there to stop them, having surrendered his powers to lead a normal life with his beloved Lois Lane. Comic-strip adventure sequel, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Terence Stamp and Margot Kidder.

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The Goonies (1985) Sky Movies Comedy HD 6:00pm-8:00pm (2 hours)
Seven youngsters discover an old map and set out on the adventure of a lifetime to save their homes from a land developer by finding a legendary pirate’s hidden treasure. However, they first have to navigate a series of booby-trapped underground caverns and outwit a family of crooks also after the loot. Children’s adventure, starring Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin and Martha Plimpton.

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Back to the Future (1985) ITV2 7:00pm-9:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Teenager Marty McFly travels back to the 1950s in a time machine built by his eccentric inventor friend. The return journey proves tricky enough, but he also accidentally alters the sequence of events that led to his parents falling in love – and has to persuade his future dad to win his mother’s heart, or he will never be born. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover.

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Point Break (1991) 5USA 9:00pm-11:35pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
An FBI agent infiltrates a Californian surfing gang suspected of carrying out a series of armed robberies wearing masks modelled on former US presidents. However, his loyalties are tested to the limits when he is befriended by the gang’s leader. Kathryn Bigelow’s thriller, starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey and Lori Petty.

Fun Fact: The beach spot where the football game is played at the beginning of the film is the same spot used for the soccer game in The Karate Kid (1984).

Top Gun (1986) Viva 9:20pm-11:40pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
An arrogant pilot’s maverick flying skills earn him a place in an elite US Navy school, where he comes into conflict with a fellow student and falls for his civilian instructor. A tragedy in the air threatens to end his military career – until an international incident offers him a chance to redeem himself. Aerial action adventure, starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt.

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SUNDAY 15th February

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Director’s Cut
(1977) 5* 2:25pm-5:15pm (2 hours 50 minutes)
An electrical repairman sees a fleet of UFOs flying overhead and afterwards becomes obsessed with images of a mountain, driving his wife to despair. Meanwhile, a woman develops a similar fixation after her son vanishes, and a team of scientists investigates a series of strange events around the world – until they are all drawn to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, where the aliens are about to make contact. Alternate cut of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi drama, with Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut and Teri Garr.

For Your Eyes Only (1981) ITV London 4:15pm-6:35pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
James Bond goes in search of a British weapons system aboard a sunken vessel before it falls into the hands of enemies who will use it to deactivate all Western submarines. Unfortunately, his mission is hindered by a crossbow-toting woman out to avenge her father’s murder. Spy thriller, starring Roger Moore, Topol, Julian Glover, Carole Bouquet, Jill Bennett and Lynn-Holly Johnson.

Space Jam (1996) ITV2 5:00pm-6:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Aliens arrive on Earth to abduct the Looney Tunes gang as a new attraction at their failing intergalactic theme park. To keep their freedom, Bugs Bunny and friends challenge the invaders to a high-stakes basketball game, calling on Michael Jordan to save the day and send the extraterrestrials back where they came from. Live action and animated comedy, starring Bill Murray and Danny DeVito, with the voices of Billy West and Bill Farmer.

Fun Fact: When Stanley comes into Michael’s hotel room and says “C’mon, Michael, it’s game time. Slip on your Hanes, lace up your Nikes, take your Wheaties and your Gatorade, and we’ll grab a Big Mac on the way to the ballpark.” All of those things were products that Michael Jordan had been a sponsor for around that time.

The Waterboy (1998) Film4 5:25pm-7:05pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
An American football team’s waterboy puts up with constant ridicule from the players. But one day his anger gets the better of him and he demonstrates an unexpected talent for tackling – so the coach gives him a chance to prove his worth on the pitch. However, he has to keep his blossoming sporting career a secret from his overprotective mother. Comedy, with Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler and Fairuza Balk. Edited for daytime broadcast.

The Godfather (1972) Viva 9:00pm-12:35am (3 hours 35 minutes)
The patriarch of the Corleone crime family is hospitalised after an attempt on his life and entrusts control of his business to his three sons – the violent and unpredictable Sonny, the weak-willed Fredo, and Michael, the youngest brother, who reluctantly takes up the reins but proves to be the most ruthless of them all. Francis Ford Coppola’s gangster drama, starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton.

Parenthood (1989) ITV3 11:35pm-1:55am (2 hours 20 minutes)
Anxious family man Gil Buckman is determined to have a better relationship with his three children than he had with his tough father. Elsewhere, his two sisters are also having family problems – one is struggling to understand her two troubled teenagers, while the others husband wants to turn their toddler into a child genius. Comedy drama, starring Steve Martin, Keanu Reeves, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards and Dianne Wiest.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you always check for leaks, and remember to stop, look and listen.

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Calling all you movie buffs! If like us you love going a little further with some of your favourite films, whether that means doing your research, buying the Blu Ray special metal case edition with every deleted scene going or perhaps just picking up a movie t-shirt from you know who, then you’ll be sure to love what we’ve got in store for you right here!
We’ve been doing a little digging around online and research of our own and have picked out some of our top films and their older brothers and sisters who you might not have known about in our… Classic Films You (Hopefully) Didn’t Know Where Remakes!
Take a peep at what we’re found and let us know what you think…
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The Departed
Voted as one of the best remakes ever, Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning The Departed was a remake of Infernal Affairs (or original title Mou gaan dou) which was released 4 years earlier in 2002. The film picked up four Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing – while Wahlberg was nominated for Best Supporting Actor and has taken on a life of its own far away from its Hong Kong based original. If you haven’t seen this…get on it!
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Such a classic tale! (no animal tail related pun intended of course). Released back in 1963 and simply called The Incredible Journey, this original (which was also based on a best-selling novel by Sheila Burnford) also follows three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Unlike the 90s classic we all know, this first film simply had a single narrator rather than giving the animals each their own voice. Well worth a watch on an easy Sunday afternoon.
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Ocean’s 11
Released back in 1960, the original flick followed Danny Ocean as he gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Much like the 2001 star laden counterpart, together the eleven friends Danny plans to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night with each member of his team bringing something new to the party. We love these and obviously so did you guys as the modern adaptions came back for another two sequels!
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Scarface

Now, anyone who is anyone will know the Al Pachino movie magic that was the 1983 gangsta classic by Brian De Palma! But perhaps not everyone will know that this iconic flick that became a cult phenomenon actually started life way back in 1932. The original, which takes place in Chicago instead of Miami, ends the same way as the remake, with both Scarfaces dying spectacularly under the words, “The World is Yours.” Spoiler alert! Sorry :)

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The Fly
Now movie hero Jeff Goldblum has starred in many big blockbusters over the years from Jurassic Park to Independence Day, but to us at least, he’ll forever be remembered for his very first performance as an eccentric scientist in David Cronenberg’s amazing 1086 remake of the 1958 horror The Fly! This remake 30 years later is significantly different to the original film, and therefore to the original story (by Langelaan), although it still retains the same basic premise. Both amazing and both well worth a watch we’d say with the original taking more advantage of the 80′s trend of horror and gore. Love it!
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Mr Deeds
Now we really didn’t know this one and were actually amazed. BUT! Adam Sandler’s 2002 remake of much younger 1936 film Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (simply called Mr. Deeds) also follows the story of Longfellow Deeds, a sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way. Both fairly light-hearted comedy films, totally worth a watch and we’re tempted to watch the classic just to see an older twist on a cool film.
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The Taking of Pelham 123
Originally called The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, the 1974 classic also follows the story of when armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Doing anything they can to get their hands on the dosh. Not having seen the classic film we’re sure this story alone warrants a watch so we’ll surely be adding this to our list.
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So there you have them folks! Did you know any of these already? Can you think of any more remakes that are perhaps lesser known? Shout them out by leaving a comment below.

Thanks!

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Zorro’s mask! Can you believe it’s the weekend already?!

Even better news though movie fans! Today’s Retro Movie Rundown is the 100th edition! Yes we’ve been giving you the low down on the top movies to catch each week for 100 weeks! To make this one just that little bit extra special, we thought we would cover your film needs for the Bank Holiday Monday too! Oh how we spoil you :)

So! Like the still young at heart birthday girl blowing out their 100 candles on their birthday cake, let us be your deep breath as we puff  out yet even more retro movie knowledge while friends and family wait eagerly to cut up and tuck into some cake goodness, capturing their moment onto celluloid wonder!

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 24th MAY

Free Willy (1993) Sky Movies Family 12:00pm-2:00pm (2 hours)
A troubled youngster befriends a captive killer whale while working at a marine park. However, their friendship looks set to be short-lived when he learns the park’s greedy owners plan to kill the animal, forcing the boy into a race against time to release the creature back into the ocean. Family drama, starring Jason James Richter, Lori Petty and Michael Madsen.

The Goonies (1985) 5* 4:45pm-7:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Seven youngsters discover an old map and set out on the adventure of a lifetime to save their homes from a land developer by finding a legendary pirate’s hidden treasure. However, they first have to navigate a series of booby-trapped underground caverns and outwit a family of crooks also after the loot. Children’s adventure, starring Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin and Martha Plimpton.

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Happy Gilmore (1996) Sky Movies Comedy 6:15pm-8:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A second-rate ice-hockey player with a thuggish temperament discovers he has a powerful golf swing. He decides to enters a prestigious tournament to raise enough money to save his debt-ridden grandmother’s house from falling into the hands of tax inspectors. Comedy, with Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Carl Weathers, Julie Bowen and Frances Bay.

Die Hard 2 (1990) E4 9:00pm-11:30pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
Tough cop John McClane arrives at an airport to pick up his wife, but finds himself plunged into a bloody life-or-death struggle. He must battle terrorists who have seized control of the terminal as part of a campaign to secure the release of a convicted drug baron. Action thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Sadler, Franco Nero and William Atherton.

No Way Out (1987) BBC1 London 12:15am-2:05am (1 hour 50 minutes)
A navy officer unwittingly has an affair with a politician’s mistress, and becomes involved in the investigation after she is murdered. However, he soon suspects the plan is to find a scapegoat rather than the real killer – and that he is the most likely candidate to take the fall. Political thriller, starring Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Iman and George Dzundza.

SUNDAY 25th MAY

The Fifth Element (1997) 5* 1:50pm-4:25pm (2 hours 35 minutes)~
In the 23rd century, the world faces destruction from a seemingly unstoppable force of pure evil. Meanwhile, a New York cab driver encounters a mysterious woman destined to save the Earth from its fate, and has to protect her from a scheming arms dealer and a horde of alien mercenaries. Luc Besson’s sci-fi adventure, starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman.

Hocus Pocus (1993) Channel 4 3:35pm-5:30pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A teenager in Salem, Massachusetts, breaks into a spooky house on Halloween and accidentally resurrects three witches who have been dead for 300 years. The sorceresses are soon causing chaos while seeking a suitable sacrifice for a ritual to give them eternal youth. However, an old foe – a boy they turned into a cat – is on hand to help stop their mischief. Supernatural Disney comedy, with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Omri Katz. Edited for violence.

Big (1988) Film4 4:50pm-6:55pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A boy ridiculed for his size makes a wish on a fairground machine to become bigger – only to wake up as a 30-year-old man. Driven from his home by his terrified mother, the bewildered youngster trapped in a grown-up body makes his way to New York, where he rises high in the ranks of a toy manufacturing company and applies his youthful enthusiasm to the complexities of adult life. Comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins and Robert Loggia. Edited for daytime broadcast

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 8:00pm-11:20pm (3 hours 20 minutes)
As hobbits Frodo and Sam near the end of their journey into the dark lands of Mordor to destroy the One Ring, the evil Sauron unleashes the full might of his armies on Middle-earth. Meanwhile, Aragorn must fulfil his destiny of becoming king by leading his people into a climactic battle with the forces of darkness. Conclusion of the fantasy adventure trilogy, starring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen and Sean Astin.

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Explorers (1985) Film4 12:55pm-3:05pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Three boys build an interplanetary craft and go in search of the source of a signal from outer space. However, the aliens responsible are not what the young astronauts expected them to be. Sci-fi adventure, starring Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Dick Miller, James Cromwell, and Robert Picardo in three roles.

Stand By Me (1986) 5* 4:15pm-5:55pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Four 12-year-old best friends embark on a life-changing adventure in the Oregon wilderness in search of a missing teenager’s body, unaware of the trials and triumphs that await them. Rob Reiner’s 1950s-set coming-of-age drama, based on a novella by Stephen King, starring River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Jerry O’Connell, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland and Richard Dreyfuss.

Jurassic Park (1993) Sky Movies Family 5:50pm-8:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Scientists are given a sneak preview of a safari park inhabited by genetically engineered dinosaurs created by an eccentric tycoon. However, it all goes wrong when a greedy employee sabotages the security systems, allowing the prehistoric beasts to roam free and hunt the visitors. Steven Spielberg’s action adventure, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and Samuel L Jackson.

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Full Metal Jacket (1987) Sky Movies Superheroes 10:00pm-12:00am (2 hours)
Raw recruits undergo harsh training under a domineering Marine drill sergeant after being called up for service in the Vietnam War, but his brutal methods lead to the breakdown of one of his cadets. Eventually, some of the fully trained soldiers get their first taste of combat in 1968. Stanley Kubrick’s drama, starring Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio and R Lee Ermey.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, remember to stop, look and listen, and always enjoy yourselves.
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