Jennifer Grey

Great balls of fire! It’s time for another instalment of our weekly retro movie rundown and this one has got us pretty excited!

Preheating the oven to a toasty 180, we will begin our journey to soft, warm baking glory with some simple scales and ingredients. Turning some basic looking matter into something which will fill our home with a smell from our childhood and will produce one of the most simple pleasures we can create. Weighing, measuring, mixing and kneading our way to a perfect dough, we will slide our creation into the fiery food box. Awaiting for mystic food science to happen, will our bread be as soft, fluffy and scrumptious as we imagined? Only one way to find out!

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 5th August

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Look Who’s Talking Too (1990) Sony Movie Channel 9:00am-10:40am
Wisecracking toddler Mikey is joined by mischievous baby sister Julie and sibling rivalry inevitably erupts – while their parents have problems of their own to deal with, in the shape of the kids’ good-for-nothing uncle. Comedy sequel, starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, with the voices of Bruce Willis and Rosanne Barr.

The Princess Bride (1987) 5STAR 11:50am-1:50pm
A cynical youngster becomes entranced by his grandfather’s magical tales, which revolve around a stable-boy’s heroic quest to rescue his lost love from the clutches of an evil prince, with the aid of a vengeance-seeking Spanish swashbuckler and his hulking sidekick. Rob Reiner’s comic fantasy adventure, with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Falk and Fred Savage.

Willow (1988) 5STAR 2:50pm-5:15pm
A farmer with dreams of becoming a wizard finds an abandoned baby, who is destined to bring about the downfall of an evil queen. The wicked tyrant’s minions have been sent to kill the child before she can fulfil the prophecy, and it falls to the would-be sorcerer to protect her, with the aid of a rogue warrior. Fantasy adventure, starring Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer.

Hook (1991) Sony Movie Channel 3:05pm-6:10pm
Peter Pan, who has finally grown up and is now a married lawyer with a family of his own, is whisked away by Tinkerbell to Neverland, where he must learn to fly again if he is to save his children from the clutches of Captain Hook. Steven Spielberg’s fantasy adventure, with Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Spike 4:45pm-7:00pm (2 hours 15 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.

Last Action Hero (1993) Sony Movie Channel 6:20pm-9:00pm
A boy watching an action movie is transported into the film by a magic ticket and meets its hero figure, who refuses to believe he is a fictional character. Matters take a turn for the worse when the screen villain gets hold of the ticket and crosses over into the real world – where bad guys can win. Comedy adventure, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin O’Brien, Charles Dance, F Murray Abraham and Anthony Quinn.

Ghostbusters II (1989) Film4 6:55pm-9:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
The eccentric spectre-hunters reunite to save New York from a massive river of slime generated by the citizens’ negativity and nasty thoughts. Meanwhile, the spirit of a 16th-century tyrant tries to return to the land of the living by possessing the body of a toddler. Sequel to the supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson.

Ghostbusters Gifts

Liar Liar (1997) ITV2 7:15pm-9:00pm
A lawyer, whose underhand ploys to win cases leave him little time to see his son, discovers he is incapable of lying after the boy’s birthday wish makes his dad tell only the truth. However, this causes a host of problems as the attorney tries to muddle his way through a high-profile divorce settlement. Comedy, with Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper, Jennifer Tilly and Cary Elwes.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) ITV4 9:00pm-11:45pm
A reprogrammed killing machine is sent back in time to the 20th century to protect John Connor, a teenage boy whose destiny is to save the human race. After breaking John’s mother out of a mental institution, the pair set out to avert a future nuclear war – pursued by an advanced prototype terminator with shape-changing powers. Sci-fi action adventure sequel, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick.

GoldenEye (1995) ITV 10:50pm-1:20am (2 hours 30 minutes)
James Bond heads for Russia to investigate the connection between the theft of an experimental helicopter and an orbital satellite weapon with the power to devastate entire cities. He discovers both have fallen into the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind with a grudge against Britain and a connection with 007′s past. Spy adventure, with Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco and Famke Janssen.

James Bond Merchandise

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) BBC1 11:55pm-1:30am (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 6th August

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Short Circuit (1986) Film4 1:00pm-3:00pm (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 want 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.

The Borrowers (1997) Film4 3:00pm-4:40pm (1 hour 40 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.

A Bug’s Life (1998) ITV2 5:10pm-7:15pm
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.

Dirty Dancing (1987) Channel 5 5:10pm-7:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
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 Half-Blood Prince (2009) ITV 7:30pm-10:25pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
The young wizard is given the task of uncovering the secrets of Lord Voldemort’s past as the evil sorcerer’s henchmen cause havoc in both the magical and Muggle worlds. With the help of headmaster Dumbledore, Harry ventures into the memories of those who knew the Dark Lord during his early years, hoping to gain an insight into the secret behind his apparent immortality. However, Voldemort’s influence extends much closer to home than expected, as Harry’s rival Malfoy is chosen to carry out a sinister mission. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton and Alan Rickman.

Harry Potter Merchandise

Cliffhanger (1993) ITV4 9:00pm-11:10pm
A retired mountain rescue expert is drawn into a battle of wits with a psychopathic criminal searching for a $100million fortune lost in the Rockies – and puts his life on the line as he negotiates the treacherous mountains in a bid to stay one step ahead of the crook. Action thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Janine Turner and Michael Rooker.

Point Break (1991) Channel 5 11:05pm-1:15am (2 hours 10 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.

Mars Attacks! (1996) ITV4 11:10pm-1:20am
The inhabitants of Earth leap into action to repel an impending invasion by a seemingly invincible Martian army, which possesses superior weaponry, a thirst for destruction and a wicked sense of humour. Tim Burton’s sci-fi comedy, starring Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Pierce Brosnan, Annette Bening, Natalie Portman, Danny DeVito and Tom Jones.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, stay smart and remember that we’re all trying to get somewhere, making your journey easier if often done by making someone else’s too.

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Well would you believe it! John Hughes’ comedy classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off first hit the big screens a cool 30 years ago today! – okay okay we get it! We’re old now…

As you might have spotted before, we’re pretty big fans of this retro classic, I mean…..what’s not to love? Surely there’s a Ferris Bueller deep down in all of us who just wants to forget what they HAVE to do and just embrace what they WANT to do. Okay maybe living like this does come with some drawbacks….wrecking a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder for one, but growing up we would have loved nothing more than to skip school and have our very own adventure. 

Now with this being such a retro classic AND the fact it’s celebrating a pretty milestone 30 years birthday, we thought it was about time we took a few moments to catch up with some of the stars of the hit film and see what they’ve been up to since and what they’re doing now.

So! Take a peep below and check out our Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Where Are They Now? Enjoy!

Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller)

Certainly one of THEEE movie poster boys of the 80s and 90s, Broderick not only played our hero Ferris in this comedy classic, but also starred in WarGames (1983), Family Business (1989), Glory (1989), The Lion King (1994), Inspector Gadget (1999) and more. He has also appeared in musicals and other theatre productions as well as occasional TV appearances including 30 Rock and one of our faves Modern Family.

Marrying fellow movie star Sarah Jessica Parker back in 1997, the pair have three children. In his latest work, Matthew stars as Levar Mathis in upcoming rom-com Rules Don’t Apply due to be released in November this year.

Alan Ruck (Cameron Frye)

Now it’s petty much impossible to think about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off without the trials and tribulations of Cameron. As Ferris begins to unwind his mind from it’s tight grip and fear of his father, im sure we all can relate to Cameron at some point as he faces the choices between what he should do and what he can do for fun. Starring in many other films including Speed (1994), Star Trek: Generations
( 1994),  Cheaper by the Dozen (2004), as well as countless TV appearances prominently as Stuart Bondek on ‘Spin City’. Busy boy!
Like Broderick, Ruck is also an accomplished stage actor work in some amazing productions including The Producers (2001) and Absurd Person Singular (2005).

His latest work includes a role in Brad Pitt film War Machine which is out later this year.

Mia Sara (Sloane Peterson)

Having a pretty big breakthrough moment playing Princess Lili in Legend (the one with Tom Cruise) which ultimately landed her the role in Ferris, Mia has played in a number of movies and TV series mainly through the 90s. Not one for falling for just any old guy, Mia married Sean Connery’s son Jason back in 1996 with whom she had a child. She is now married to Brian Henson, who is the oldest son of Muppets creator Jim Henson and they have one daughter.

Her most recent work includes playing Princess Langwidere in Dorothy and the Witches of Oz (2012) and a short Pretty Pretty back in 2013.

Jennifer Grey (Jeanie Bueller)

The year after Ferris Bueller, Jennifer was reunited with Patrick Swayze, with whom she had played opposite in Red Dawn (1984), to play “Baby” in possible one the most iconic films ever….Dirty Dancing. Pretty much the film that defined her career, her performance nabbed her a nomination for a Golden Globe for Best Actress.

Working predominantly on TV in either series or movies, Jennifer’s most recent work includes playing Judy in TV series Red Oaks, and voice work in upcoming animation Duck Duck Goose.

There you have them folks! We loved catching up with these amazing people and it’s always good to see the people behind the characters too.

So what are your memories of this now 30 year old classic? Can you remember the first time you saw it? Perhaps is inspired your very own adventure? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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The cast of the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars has finally been announced and it reads like an 80′s who’s who which has understandably got us very excited! 
Even though the show is based in the states, it’s broadcast over here which means we too get to see the likes of
David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton, Florence Henderson and most excitingly, Jennifer Grey AKA Dirty Dancing’s Baby (eeek!) strut their stuff on the dancfloor! Jennifer has been MIA for what feels like years since her roles in Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bullers Day Off so we’re very excited to see her back in the spotlight – you couldn’t ask for a more appropriate 80′s legend to show us their moves! 
 
 
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