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Dunk the bag an pour the water! Another retro movie weekend has just hit our shores and is shaping up to be another beauty from the deep!

With our pillows plumped, our blankets… being blankety and our cups full of something hot, we’re looking as ready as ever to take on another weekend packed full of retro movie gold. Will we be in the future? Will we be taken back to the dark ages? No matter what we’re wearing, we will be able to embark on a mighty adventure from the comfort of our own sofa. Hold on tight peeps!

SATURDAY 13th January

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The Borrowers (1997) E4 12:00pm-1:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A family of four-inch-high people living beneath the floorboards of an ordinary human home help the owner’s son fight back when a dastardly lawyer plans to demolish the house and make way for a luxury apartment block. Children’s fantasy, starring John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie, Flora Newbigin and Tom Felton.

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) Sony Movie Channel 1:40pm-3:50pm
The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy, especially with their old enemy in hot pursuit. Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field.

Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) ITV 2:30pm-4:20pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The friendly whale is reunited with Jesse, the boy who saved him from captivity. Jesse and his younger half-brother Elvis take time out from a family holiday to help save Willy and his pod from the danger posed by oil spilling from a crippled tanker. Family adventure, starring Jason James Richter, Michael Madsen, August Schellenberg and Francis Capra.

Fun Fact: The VHS for this film came with an infomercial to receive donations needed to relocate the star orca, Keiko, back to the ocean.

Short Circuit (1986) Film4 5:05pm-7:05pm (2 hours)
A military robot is struck by lightning and develops a mind of its own. The machine embarks on a series of comic misadventures, but the company that made him wants him back. He realises his only hope is to convince the scientist who invented him that he really is alive. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy and Fisher Stevens.

Mannequin (1987) 5STAR 5:10pm-7:00pm
A struggling artist gets a job as a window dresser for a department store, only to discover one of his dummies is a reincarnated Egyptian princess who comes to life at night. As he falls for the living doll, she inspires him to transform the shop’s display and make it the most spectacular in town. Fantasy comedy, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) ITV2 6:30pm-9:00pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
An unassuming hobbit is plunged into a battle against the forces of darkness when his uncle bequeaths him a magical ring of immense power. He joins a fellowship of heroes to embark on a perilous quest to destroy the ring before it falls into the hands of its creator – a dark lord who needs it to regain his power and conquer the world. The first part of Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy based on JRR Tolkien’s novel, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Christopher Lee, Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom.

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Payback (1999) ITV4 9:25pm-11:30pm
A small-time crook is betrayed and left for dead by his wife and partner in crime. A year later, he returns seeking his share of their ill-gotten gains – but his former friend has gone up in the underworld and getting his due means taking on a powerful crime syndicate. Remake of 1967 thriller Point Blank, starring Mel Gibson, Kris Kristofferson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, James Coburn and Lucy Liu.

Jaws 2 (1978) ITV 10:45pm-12:45am (2 hours)
The seaside resort of Amity is terrorised once again by a man-eating great white shark. While police chief Brody struggles to alert the townsfolk to the magnitude of the danger, a group of teenagers – including Brody’s two sons – is adrift at sea in waters hunted by the shark. Thriller sequel, starring Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary and Murray Hamilton.

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SUNDAY 14st January

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Death Becomes Her (1992) ITV 2:40pm-4:35pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
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.

Dennis the Menace Strikes Again (1998) Channel 5 3:15pm-4:40pm (1 hour 25 minutes)
The pint-sized terror returns to wreak fresh havoc on his long-suffering neighbours, this time setting out to help grouchy Mr Wilson celebrate his birthday – whether he wants him to or not. Sequel to the 1993 family comedy, starring Justin Cooper, Don Rickles, George Kennedy and Brian Doyle-Murray.

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Fun Fact: Helen drinks the potion on October 26, 1985. This is the present date in Back to the Future (1985), which was also wrote and directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Hulk (2003) Film4 3:45pm-6:25pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
Scientist Dr Bruce Banner turns into the rampaging green Hulk after exposure to a huge dose of gamma radiation, prompting the military to embark on a no-holds-barred mission to destroy the monster. Meanwhile, Banner’s unstable father resurfaces, holding the secret to his transformation. Comic-book adventure from director Ang Lee, starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte.

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The ‘Burbs (1989) 5STAR 4:00pm-6:00pm
The arrival of secretive neighbours sparks an unhealthy curiosity in a group of friends, leading them to go to bizarre lengths to discover the truth about the newcomers. However, their investigations take an even weirder twist when they begin to suspect their unseen fellow suburbanites are part of a cannibalistic cult. Joe Dante’s black comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman and Henry Gibson.

Pixels (2015) Channel 5 6:10pm-8:00pm
Aliens declare war on Earth having seen video games from the 1980s and interpreted them as a threat. Their attack comes in the form of deadly recreations of classic video games, so the US government recruits four former arcade champions to repel the attack. Sci-fi comedy, starring Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage.

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Whatever you’re up to this weekend, do the washing up before you leave. You’ll thank us later.

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Holy smokes Batman! It’s only the weekend!

Just like the Easter Bunny, hopping and leaping around, sniffing and burring as we go as we work our way through the thick forest of retro movie awesomeness only to dig up and share with you hungry folks with even more movie magic.

Have a happy weekend!

Saturday 19th April

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
ITV London 2:40 pm-5:35 pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
The young wizard and his friends return for their second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to discover a strange serpentine power is petrifying the other students. Meanwhile, Harry is haunted by a sinister voice in his head urging him to uncover the dark force that is stalking the corridors of the school. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Kenneth Branagh.

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Beetlejuice (1988) 5* 5:05 pm-7:00 pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Recently deceased couple Adam and Barbara Maitland enlist the professional services of a hard-boiled veteran ghost to scare away the obnoxious yuppie family who have moved into their former home. Tim Burton’s supernatural comedy, starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones and Catherine O’Hara.

Iron Man (2008) Film4 6:40 pm-9:00 pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Arms manufacturer Tony Stark is taken hostage by a terrorist group and realises the weapons his company builds 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. Edited for daytime broadcast.

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The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) Channel 4 10:50 pm-12:50 am (2 hours )
Premiere. Documentary about the influential British rock band, in which film-maker Shane Meadows follows the group through rehearsals for their 2012 reunion concerts at Manchester’s Heaton Park, the first time they had played together in 16 years. Featuring previously unseen archive footage spanning the Roses’ history.

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Sunday 20th April

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Look Who’s Talking (1989)
Sky Movies Comedy 11:30 am-1:15 pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Pregnant Mollie is dumped by her boyfriend, and sets out after the baby’s birth to find a surrogate father for her infant son Mikey, who comments on proceedings through a wisecracking inner monologue. Mikey is confident the cab driver who helped deliver him is the perfect man for the job – but his mother is less than convinced. Comedy, with John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and the voice of Bruce Willis.

Batteries Not Included (1987) Syfy 3:00 pm-5:10 pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A family of tiny alien spacecraft intervenes to help the residents of a run-down Manhattan brownstone tenement stop greedy developers from demolishing their homes. However, the miniature flying saucers have the odds stacked against them as they bravely do all they can to save the day. Sci-fi fantasy, starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Frank McRae and Elizabeth Pena.

Free Willy (1993) Sky Movies Family 3:25 pm-5:30 pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
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 Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) ITV2 6:30 pm-9:00 pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
Scientist Dr Ian Malcolm reluctantly joins a research team on the island where his employer first designed genetically engineered dinosaurs. Meanwhile, a big-game hunter takes the chance to bag the biggest prize of all – a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur adventure sequel, starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite and Richard Attenborough.

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Jumanji (1995) Sky Movies Family 8:00 pm-9:50 pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A man who has been trapped inside a mysterious jungle board game for 26 years is eventually freed when two children start to play it. Unfortunately, he arrives with a rampaging horde of animals on his heels, leaving only one solution – to finish the game he started all those years ago. Fantasy adventure, starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.

That’s all folks!
Whatever you’re up to this awesome Easter Weekend, remember to find every egg or you’ll get ants, and staying up all night doesn’t mean you will spot the Easter Bunny.
Happy retro weekend!
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Eye of Thundera it’s only the Weekend

Many miles into the desert, deep into parts unknown. Riding head held high on top a camel fastened with water bottles and blankets. Let us be your intrepid explorer as we bravely seek out new lands of retro movie greatness, we’ll  meet savage tribes and trade with them for cinematic awesomeness before we discover their secrets and marvel at the celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro Weekend!

SATURDAY 18th JANUARY

Bugsy Malone (1976) Film4  4:35pm-6:25pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Alan Parker’s slapstick musical comedy, featuring a cast composed entirely of children and following a war between rival gangsters in 1920s New York – fought with custard pies and cream-firing Tommy guns. When a slick mobster acquires devastating new weapons, his arch rival enlists the aid of a small-time chancer to steal them. Starring Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger and John Cassisi, with Jodie Foster in an early appearance.

Despicable Me (2010) ITV London  5:10pm-7:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A criminal mastermind hopes to seal his reputation as the greatest villain of them all by stealing the moon. First he needs to get his hands on a shrinking ray owned by a rival evil genius, and adopts three orphan girls to help him – but finds that fatherhood brings out his long-buried caring side. Animated comedy, with the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews.

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Top Gun (1986) E4  9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 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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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Film4  11:30pm-1:35am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A cocky teenager plays truant from school and spends the day dragging his girlfriend and a reluctant friend into all manner of crazy adventures in the big city – while the school’s dean of students vows to stop at nothing to prove the youngster is faking illness. Comedy, starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones and Charlie Sheen.

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SUNDAY 19th JANUARY

Jumanji (1995) Sky1  1:00pm-3:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A man who has been trapped inside a mysterious jungle board game for 26 years is eventually freed when two children start to play it. Unfortunately, he arrives with a rampaging horde of animals on his heels, leaving only one solution – to finish the game he started all those years ago. Fantasy adventure, starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Channel 4  3:55pm-5:45pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A professor invents a ray with the power to reduce objects in size. Unfortunately, his kids and their meddling friends trigger it off and are shrunk to microscopic proportions. When they are accidentally thrown out with the rubbish, the children have to contend with all kinds of animals and insects on their journey home across the backyard. Disney comedy, with Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman and Amy O’Neill.

Free Willy (1993) ITV2  3:10pm-5:30pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
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 Big Lebowski (1998) ITV4  11:55pm-2:15am (2 hours 20 minutes)
A case of mistaken identity forces an ageing hippie to divide his time between trying to win a bowling tournament and searching for a wealthy industrialist’s kidnapped wife, while getting involved with assorted oddball characters in the process. Coen brothers comedy, starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Turturro.

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Whatever you get up to this Weekend, remember fish have feelings too and always enjoy yourselves.

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Now some of these may be hard and frankly a little painful to believe that they first entered our lives wayyy back in 1993. Doesn’t seem that long ago right? Well sadly that was 20 years ago and it’s actually amazing just how much we still love these films even now, just goes to show just how amazing they are.

Take a little trip down memory lane with us as we’ve picked out some of out top films that are turning 20 years old this year…enjoy!

Jurassic Park


American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. It stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello, Martin Ferrero and Bob Peck. The film centers on the fictional Isla Nublar near Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, where a billionaire philanthropist and a small team of genetic scientists have created a wildlife park of cloned dinosaurs.

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When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale. Any film with huge trained animals in is an instant winner in our eyes. Such a classic.

Mrs Doubtfire

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend secret time with his children held in custody by his Ex with some pretty interesting results. We must have seen this film…ermm..well too many time to count really. Great film to show off some amazing tallents of Robin Williams and a great family film.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Bored with his Halloween routine, Jack Skellington longs to spread Christmas joy, but his antics put Santa and the holiday in jeopardy! Amazing creation of a film this one. A real must watch!

Cool Runnings

Based on the true story of the First Jamaican bobsled team trying to make it to the winter Olympics. we actually know someone who pretty much knew every line in this film…it’s that good.

Carlito’s Way

A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.

If you’re a big movie buff like us, don’t forget to check out our huge and ever-growing range of official Movie T-Shirts inspired by some of the biggest and best loved flicks….well ever!

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Odin’s Spear! Weekend frolics are here again – joy to us all.

Like a giant polka dot teapot full to the brim with steamy hot cinematic bliss, let us be your friendly old tea lady and pour you a nice big mug of movie magic – please help yourself to a slice of Battenburg!

Have a happy retro weekend folks :-)

SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER

Free Willy (1993) ITV2 12:55pm-3:10pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
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.

Jurassic Park III (2001) ITV1 London 1:15pm-3:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Palaeontologist Dr Alan Grant is lured to a dinosaur-infested island by a divorced couple who offer to fund his research, unaware their real motive is to find their missing son – and that the creatures on the island are far more intelligent than anyone suspected. Action adventure sequel, starring Sam Neill, William H Macy, Tea Leoni and Alessandro Nivola.

Masters of the Universe (1987) Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror 3:35pm-5:25pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The heroic warrior He-Man sets out to bring an end to the evil Skeletor’s reign of terror, but is transported to Earth by a cosmic key, with his arch enemy’s henchman in hot pursuit. Fantasy adventure, starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster and Billy Barty.

Boyz N the Hood (1991) Sky Movies Indie 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
A bright but underachieving teenager with a domineering single father strikes up a friendship with two brothers, and over time, the three young men each follow their own path – but a tragedy eventually leaves them facing a dangerous choice. Oscar-nominated drama, with Cuba Gooding Jr, Laurence Fishburne, Morris Chestnut and Ice Cube.

The Jerk (1979) ITV4 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours)
A dim-witted white man brought up by a poor black couple is distraught when he discovers they are not his biological family. He decides to leave home to embark on an adventure and seek his fortune, and in the process becomes an overnight success as an inventor. Carl Reiner’s comedy, starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams and Maurice Evans.

SUNDAY 12th OCTOBER

A Bug’s Life (1998) Channel 5 4:35pm-6:30pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Well-meaning ant Flik lands his colony in trouble when he accidentally disposes of an offering meant for a swarm of greedy grasshoppers – who promptly promise a horrible revenge. Faced with the imminent destruction of the anthill, he sets out to save the situation by enlisting the help of a few would-be heroes – an out-of-work troupe of bugs from a low-rent flea circus. Pixar animation, with the voices of Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Godzilla (1998) Channel 5 6:35pm-9:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
A giant mutant lizard spawned from an atomic test rampages through the streets of New York, defying the combined might of the US Army and Navy as it searches for a quiet place to hatch its eggs. A bookish radiation expert and a shady French secret agent join forces to defeat the creature. Hollywood remake of the Japanese monster adventure, starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo and Hank Azaria.

Back to the Future Part III (1990) ITV2 6:40pm-9:00pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly is transported back to the days of the Wild West, where he strives to save his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown from death at the hands of a villainous gunslinger. Final instalment in the sci-fi comedy trilogy, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F Wilson.

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National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) Sky Movies Modern Greats 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
A college’s most slobbish and unruly student fraternity faces expulsion for upsetting the rigid social order of the campus, so its madcap members plan one final act of rebellion against the college dean and a preppy bunch of snobbish bullies at the annual university homecoming parade. Comedy, starring John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Donald Sutherland, Karen Allen and Tom Hulce.

Rocky Balboa (2006) Channel 5 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Premiere. The ageing fighter contemplates a return to the ring when a computer simulation reveals he would have defeated the current world heavyweight champion Mason `The Line’ Dixon, who responds by challenging Rocky to face him for real. Boxing drama sequel, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone. With Antonio Tarver, Geraldine Hughes, Burt Young, Milo Ventimiglia and Tony Burton.

Whatever mischief you get up to this weekend keep your hands out your pockets, don’t eat the red rope liquorice and remember………

Bunny ears, bunny ears
Playing by a tree
Criss-crossed the tree trying to catch me.
Bunny ears, bunny ears
Jumped into the hole
Popped out the other side beautiful and bold!

Tie your shoe laces or you’ll trip!!

We’ll be back again next week with more nostalgia than your Grans pyjamas.

Tatty bye. xoxo

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