What the Dickens! The weekend is here!
So in a dense tropical forest a mere sixty five point five million years ago. During the Cretaceous period amongst the fauna and flora of giant rich wild green conifers and blooming white magnolia’s. Let us be your magnificent three horned beast the Triceratops as we stomp triumphantly around for mega cinematic greatness forage for retro movie awesomeness and fight off a Tyrannosaurus Rex for celluloid glory.
Have a happy retro weekend!
SATURDAY 29th June
The Hunt for Red October (1990) Film4 6:10pm-9:00pm (2 hours 50 minutes)
A Soviet submarine commander creates an international crisis by piloting his experimental nuclear vessel, which is invisible to sonar, toward the American coast. The US and Russian navies think he is planning to attack and set out to destroy the submarine, but a CIA analyst suspects he intends to defect to the West. Cold War thriller, based on Tom Clancy’s novel, starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin and James Earl Jones
Coming to America (1988) E4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A bored African prince defies his father’s plans for an arranged marriage and escapes to the USA to find a bride on his own terms. Comedy, starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in several roles, with James Earl Jones, Allison Dean, Eriq La Salle and Madge Sinclair
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) BBC1 London 9:50pm-11:50pm (2 hours )
New York cop John McClane returns to duty following an explosion at a department store in the city. The perpetrator contacts the police and tells them that unless McClane and an unfortunate bystander who was in the wrong place at the wrong time carry out a series of instructions to the letter, more bombs will be detonated. Action thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and Jeremy Irons
Ghostbusters II (1989) Comedy Central 10:20pm-12:30am (2 hours 10 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
SUNDAY 30th June
Little Shop of Horrors (1986) ITV3 1:55pm-3:45pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A weedy flower-shop assistant grows a bizarre plant, which he discovers needs to feed on human blood to survive. It grows to a vast size and begins to talk, demanding he commit murder on its behalf. Comedy musical based on the Broadway show, starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin and Bill Murray, with the voice of The Four Tops’ Levi Stubbs.
Groundhog Day (1993) 5* 2:15pm-4:20pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
An obnoxious TV weatherman reporting on a small town’s annual festival finds himself caught in a bizarre time loop, and is forced to relive the same day over and over again. While at first he tries to exploit his predicament, he is ultimately driven to mend his ways and adopt a less cynical attitude. Comedy, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott and Stephen Tobolowsky
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Channel 5 3:35pm-5:40pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Cute furball Gizmo is reunited with his human friends Billy and Kate, who now work in the New York offices of an eccentric tycoon. However, it is not long before Gizmo has spawned a new generation of murderous carnivores, who quickly overrun the building – and a genetics lab where they produce even more startling mutations. Joe Dante’s comedy sequel, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover and Christopher Lee. Edited for daytime broadcast
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) E4 8:30pm-10:15pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A misunderstood soldier who has retired to a Buddhist monastery is drawn back into action for a special mission. A succession of failed rescue missions has left countless American servicemen held hostage in the Middle East, and it falls to him to set them free. Spoof action movie sequel, starring Charlie Sheen, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges and Rowan Atkinson
Wowzers bonus movie clip time: to get you in the mood how’s about a little carnivorous singing plant “Feed me Seymour”
Whatever you get up to this weekend remember who said the rhyme did the crime and always enjoy yourselves.