The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown!

Great Scott! With yet another retro movie weekend upon us, we’re strapping up our boots and getting ready to travel back in time via the medium of retro movie goodness! Enjoy movie lovers!

SATURDAY 14th April

Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) ITV2 3:45pm-5:35pm
Daffy Duck tires of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny, so sets off to seek his fortune. He ends up helping a would-be stuntman rescue his screen idol father, in reality a secret agent, who has been kidnapped by the deranged chairman of the Acme Corporation. Live action and animated comedy, with Brendan Fraser, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton and Jenna Elfman.

Liar Liar (1997) ITV2 5:35pm-7:15pm
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.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) ITV4 6:25pm-9:00pm
James Bond’s investigation into the death of a world-renowned scientist working on solar technology draws him into a battle of wits with a stealthy assassin, who dispatches his victims with a golden bullet and has the British secret agent next in his sights. Spy adventure, starring Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland and Maud Adams.

James Bond Merchandise

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) ITV4 9:00pm-11:20pm
Detectives Riggs and Murtaugh team up with a reformed small-time crook and a tough, female internal-affairs investigator to track down a former policeman trafficking impounded weaponry to the bosses of organised crime. Action thriller sequel, starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci and Rene Russo.

Alien Resurrection (1997) E4 9:00pm-11:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Scientists create a clone of Ripley to get hold of the alien queen growing inside her body and breed a new race of the monsters. However, when the creatures escape and turn on their makers, the new Ripley must lead a smuggling crew caught up in the mayhem to safety. Sci-fi thriller sequel, starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder and Ron Perlman.

Speed (1994) Film4 11:15pm-1:30am (2 hours 15 minutes)
An LAPD cop discovers a psychotic 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 a hapless passenger who has been forced to take the wheel and keep a constant speed to avoid a disaster. Action thriller, starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper and Jeff Daniels.

Eraser (1996) ITV4 11:20pm-1:40am
An arms industry executive is placed in danger after she exposes evidence of illegal deals by an international corporation. The authorities respond by assigning her to the custody of a government agent who specialises in helping federal witnesses disappear from the system. However, when the operative is framed for murder, he is forced to balance his duties with efforts to clear his own name. Action thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, Vanessa L Williams and James Coburn.

SUNDAY 15th April

The Return of the Pink Panther (1974) Sony Movie Channel 9:00am-11:25am
The inept Inspector Clouseau sets out to unmask a notorious international jewel thief believed to be behind the theft of a priceless diamond – but anarchy, as ever, follows wherever he goes. Blake Edwards’ comedy sequel, starring Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Catherine Schell, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk and Graham Stark.

Casper (1995) ITV2 2:10pm-4:05pm
A paranormal expert moves into a haunted house where his daughter befriends the amiable ghost of a young boy – but things start to go awry when three smelly spooks and two dastardly crooks try to chase the new residents away. Family comedy, starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Eric Idle, Cathy Moriarty and featuring the voice of Malachi Pearson.

Vertical Limit (2000) Sony Movie Channel 4:15pm-6:35pm
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.

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) Film4 4:30pm-6:55pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Feisty heroine Annie and her new boyfriend Alex take a cruise in the Bahamas, but the trip becomes a nightmare when they discover a vengeful computer genius – a former employee laid off because of his terminal illness – is also on board. He has secretly programmed the ship to crash into an oil tanker while he steals a cache of diamonds from the cargo. Action thriller sequel, with Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric and Willem Dafoe.

The Mummy (1999) ITV2 6:40pm-9:00pm
A soldier of fortune joins an academic and her conniving brother on an expedition to an ancient Egyptian lost city. The explorers accidentally cause the spirit of a vengeful priest with awe-inspiring supernatural powers to rise from his tomb, leading to a desperate battle for survival. Fantasy action adventure, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo and Oded Fehr.

The Net (1995) E4 6:45pm-9:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A shy computer analyst discovers evidence of a criminal conspiracy, so the villains decide to retaliate. Erasing her personal details from the national database, they replace them with a false police record, hurling her into a desperate race against time to prove her real identity before corrupt officials silence her for good. Thriller, starring Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam and Dennis Miller.

Dante’s Peak (1997) FIlm4 6:55pm-9:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A vulcanologist’s suspicions that a long-dormant volcano is about to erupt turn out to be true, prompting him to race against time to save the community standing in its way – and clash with local government officials weighing his predictions against the loss in tourism revenue. Disaster movie, starring Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Elizabeth Hoffman and Charles Hallahan.

Tremors (1990) ITV4 9:00pm-11:00pm
A dull American town in the middle of the desert is suddenly attacked by huge man-eating subterranean creatures. Luckily, two dimwitted but brave handymen step into the breach to lead a ragtag bunch of locals and a mismatched pair of survivalists in the battle against the gruesome worm-like monsters. Comedy horror, with Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire and Bobby Jacoby.

The Peacemaker (1997) BBC1 11:30pm-1:25am (1 hour 55 minutes)
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, stay out of trouble and be back before the street lights flick on.

It Only Gets Stranger – Exclusive New Stranger Things Range Now Live!

Stranger Things have happened! They’re back peeps! Our most loved designs, along with MORE exclusive Stranger Things t-shirts, sweaters and accessories inspired by the Netflix phenomenon; Stranger Things. (We promise you’ll eerie love them…).
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Packed with signature TruffleShuffle retro style and with more fan appreciation than you can shake a stick at, we’re suuuuper proud of our latest designs and just had to show them off with you guys and gals. Take a look…
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Swooooon! Getting our Steve Fit with these Adventures In Babysitting designs…

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But… what about Barb?? Don’t you worry, we’ve certainly not forgotten about her and we’re showing our support for Barb the best way we know how… with some funky new What About Barb Clothing!
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Even we can admit, we’re certainly not too cool for school and will be proudly rocking our new Hawkins High School designs including a new men’s and women’s t-shirts AND an ace new varsity jacket for added coollege effect!
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Hang on? All this clothing and nothing else? Ha! Heck NO! Naturally, we’ve loaded these new designs on mugs and even a cheeky Tote Bag because being practical and looking cooler than a labrador in sunglasses are not mutually exclusive, right?  Check em out…
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New shopper bags in the mix!!
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There you have them folks! With so many ways to really share your love for this smash hit, we’re sure we have a little something for everyone to enjoy.
For our complete range of Stranger Things Merchandise, check out our full range on our main site. See you there!

How to host an Avengers Themed Party (For Grown Ups)

IT IS FINALLY HAPPENING PEOPLE.

The Infinity War trailer has officially landed.

Nearly a decade on from RDJ’s first outing as Iron Man, the now colossus-sized MCU is about to culminate in every nerd’s wet dream: the long-awaited punch up with interstellar evildoer Thanos.

Just like a dog chasing its tail, now that the moment is upon us and we’ve got what we’ve always wanted… we’re not actually sure what to do with ourselves?

There’s probably only one thing we can do. Avengers themed mega bash anyone?

We thought we’d channel our unbridled nerdish joy into a guide for the ultimate Marvel themed shindig to entertain you and your super friends.

Drinks & Cocktails

Overdo it on these bad boys and you’ll be Thor in the morning (see what we did there).

Natalia Romanova’s Red Russian

Ex-Soviet assassin and S.H.I.E.L.D. super spy Black Widow deserves an equally badass cocktail to match.

Ingredients:
2 Parts Vodka
1 Part Cherry Liqueur/Brandy or Strawberry Schnapps
Ice & Fruit to serve

Simply pour the vodka and liqueur over ice into a short glass or tumbler, then suckerpunch that boozy brew with raspberries or sliced strawberries for an extra fruity finish.

Captain America’s Old Fashioned

So what tipple do you think the first Avenger would drink? The first ever cocktail, duh!

Ingredients:
2 Parts Bourbon
4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Teaspoon Caster Sugar
1 Orange
Ice

To make Steve Rogers’ signature Old Fashioned, mix the bitters and sugar in a low ball glass and stir until all that sugar dissolves. Add your bourbon along with a Hulk-sized chunk of orange peel and give it another wee stir. Last but not least you need to make like the Winter Soldier and get that booze on ice.

Tony Stark’s Tequila Sunrise

Ok, so we’re scraping the barrel here, but it’s red and orange so it kind of works…

Ingredients:
2 Parts Tequila
4 Parts Orange Juice
1 Part Grenadine
Ice

Unlike Iron Man’s arc powered exosuit, this one is super simple to put together. Bung some ice in a highball and follow it up with your tequila and OJ. Slowly & steadily pour in the grenadine so that it settles at the bottom. DO NOT STIR IT.

Avenger Party Decorations & Accessories

Infinity Gauntlet Mug 

INFINITE POWER

Yes, we know mugs are for tea, but why wouldn’t you want to drink every beverage from this Marvelous mug? Complete with all 6 infinity stones (including the missing soul stone), why not swap the boring cocktail tumblers for kickass Infinity Gauntlets instead!?

If you’re not a fan ‘o’ Thanos you can’t go wrong with Black Panther themed steins and mugs.

DIY Bam Ball Bunting

If a party doesn’t have bunting, can you really call it a party?

We found this cheap and cheerful idea over on Pinterest, which is perfect if you blew all your wages on a vibranium weave panther suit (we’ve all been there right?)

Spiderman Lampshades

“Spider Lamp, Spider Lamp, does whatever a Spider Lamp… can”

The Amazing Spider Lamp – durable, collapsible and easy to hang, this sweet lamp shade fits right over your pendant ceiling lights. No web shooters needed.

(We dare you to stick this up without singing this)

P.S. If you’re more “Team Cap” than “Team Tony” or you just want to throw heaps of shade on your mates, check out the matching Captain America Lamp

Om Noms & Nibbles

Hulk SMASH-ed Avocado + Tomato Bruschetta

HULK NEED NIBBLIES!

Rather than pretend we know how to make this (seriously we could burn cornflakes), why not check out Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen and follow her simple steps to making this lean mean tasty plate o’ green.

Mjolnir Marshmallow Treats

Stop! Hammer time! (how has Thor never said this?)

Yeh yeh, we know. It’s just chocolate marshmallows on sticks… but if you use your imagination, it sort of looks like Thor’s Hammer?

Ingredients:
Melted White Chocolate
Black Food Colouring
Skewers

This one is mega simple to Assemble. Load your sticks up with some big ol’ marshmallows and set them aside for later.

Break your white chocolate into a heatproof bowl and sit it over a pan of simmering water. Stir them chunks until it’s as molten as the fiery Norse rivers of Hel. Now this is the point where you can add some of that black food colouring, you should only need a couple of drops to get that grey hammer-y colour. Once mixed serve the bowl on a heatproof mat and get your guests to dip their fluffy pillows in that gooey pool of chocolatey goodness!

Nick Fury Fiery Chipotle Wings

S.H.I.E.L.D. boss man and all round badass Nick Fury first donned his signature eyepatch when he accidentally got some of the punchy chipotle juice in his peepers. We’ve not seen Nick’s origin story yet and until we do this is the fan theory we’re gonna stick to!

As no one from Truffle Shuffle should be let loose anywhere within a 5 mile radius of an oven, we thought it best you follow the recipe put together by the kind folks over @ BBC Good Food

Avengers Themed Outfits

Black Panther Logo T-Shirt

#WakandanAndProud

Why spend a fortune on a black cat leotard when a shirt will do the job (and save your dignity). Make like Chala and represent Wakanda with your pals in this Black Panther Logo Tee. Bonus – because you didn’t buy an actual costume, you can wear it as a normal t-shirt after the party. Win-win.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Earrings

“I am G̶r̶o̶o̶t̶  Cute”

If you’re a tad subtler than Drax or Star Lord and don’t want to be all shouty about your Avenger Allegiances, go for the understated approach and stud some baby Groots to your lug holes instead. That way you can wear whatever outfit you bloomin want and when someone pulls you up for “not making an effort” you can flash your orbs (the purple orb… the MacGuffin from Volume 1)

Avengers Greatest Battle Of All Time T Shirt

Because there’s no skool like the old skool

If you’re that friend that always natters on about how “the comics are way better than the movies” or that you “can’t believe they’re not more faithful to the source material” then we got you covered 😉 Flaunt that insane Marvel knowhow over your mainstream superfan friendos with a classic comic Avengers tee!

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown!

What’s better than getting to watch one of your favourite films? Getting to watch a whooooole bunch from the comfort of your very own home. Sweet, sweet bliss, right? Taking the pressure off your shoulders, we’ve hand-picked some of the best retro movies hitting the small screen this weekend. Enjoy movie lovers!

SATURDAY 7th April

Hook (1991) Sony Movie Channel 9:10am-12:05pm
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.

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Harry and the Hendersons
(1987) 5STAR 11:20am-1:30pm
A hapless family’s camping holiday in the mountains is brought to a sudden end when they accidentally hit the legendary Bigfoot with their car. They decide to adopt the endearing creature, but have more trouble than expected trying to keep him concealed and to avoid arousing their neighbours’ suspicions. Comedy, starring John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, David Suchet, Don Ameche and Kevin Peter Hall.

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Jack (1996) Sony Movie Channel 12:55am-2:30pm
A 10-year-old boy suffers from a disorder that causes him to age and grow at an accelerated rate. Although he resembles a fully grown man, he aims to lead a normal life by going to school for the first time – but little realises how his appearance will affect everyone around him. Francis Ford Coppola’s comedy drama, starring Robin Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Diane Lane, Bill Cosby and Brian Kerwin.

Back to the Future Part II (1989) Film4 2:40pm-4:45pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
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.

Back To The Future Merchandise

Back to the Future Sports Almanac T-Shirt

Back to the Future Part III (1990) Film4 4:45pm-7:00pm (2 hours 15 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.

Back To The Future TShirts

Back to the Future Lightning Bolt Black T-Shirt

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) 5STAR 6:10pm-8:05pm
The eccentric pet detective is coaxed out of self-imposed exile in a Buddhist monastery to visit Africa and help search for a sacred white bat. However, his unique investigative talents are tested to the limits as he faces a race against time to find the missing creature and prevent a tribal war. Comedy sequel, starring Jim Carrey, Simon Callow and Bob Gunton.

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Live and Let Die
(1973) ITV4 6:40pm-9:05pm
James Bond’s investigation into the murder of three British agents leads him to a connection between the dictator of a Caribbean island and a notorious Harlem drug kingpin – along with a plot to flood America with limitless supplies of free heroin. Spy adventure, with Roger Moore in his first appearance as 007, alongside Yaphet Kotto and Jane Seymour.

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) ITV4 9:05pm-11:25pm
Headstrong cop Martin Riggs and his cautious partner Roger Murtaugh stumble across a plot by a South African diplomat to launder drugs money by shipping gold coins into the US via his embassy. Protected by diplomatic immunity, the crook looks certain to evade the law – while his chief henchman has a connection to Riggs’ traumatic past. Action thriller sequel, with Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Joss Ackland, Derrick O’Connor and Patsy Kensit.

SUNDAY 8th April

My Neighbour Totoro (1988) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
Two sisters move to a new home in the countryside when their mother is taken ill. They are thrilled to discover the house is next to an enchanted forest, and befriending the eldest and wisest of the strange magical creatures dwelling there. Animated fantasy from Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki, with the voices of Dakota and Elle Fanning.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) ITV2 5:45pm-8:00pm
Penniless Charlie Bucket is one of five lucky children who find a golden ticket in a chocolate bar, winning a once-in-a-lifetime tour of eccentric recluse Willy Wonka’s magical sweet company. Unfortunately, the other winners each face a grim fate when they start to misbehave. Tim Burton’s children’s fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s novel, starring Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter, and Deep Roy playing all the Oompa Loompas.

Roald Dahl Merchandise

Roald Dahl Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Tremendous Things Footed China Mug

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Conan the Destroyer
(1984) ITV4 10:05pm-12:15am
The mighty sword-wielding warrior returns and is hired by a duplicitous queen to retrieve a mystical artefact from an evil sorcerer. Unfortunately, he fails to see that the malevolent monarch has a sinister plan in mind, and intends to kill him once his task is complete. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain and Sarah Douglas.

Kickboxer (1989) 5Spike 11:00pm-1:05am
A martial arts student witnesses his brother being brutally defeated in the ring by a Thai champion in a fight that leaves him paralysed. Vowing revenge, he seeks out the help of a reclusive master, under whose tutelage he hones his skills until he is ready to confront his enemy. Action thriller, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio and Haskell V Anderson.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, do what makes you happy and remember to be kind, rewind.

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown Easter Special!

It’s time for another Egg-cellent Retro Movie Rundown Easter Special and sweet child o mine have we got some movies for you!

With soooo many movie nuggets for you to feast on, each packed with their very own collection of Easter eggs, it’s time to stock up on your favourite treats and settle in for the ride of your life…. kinda.

easter weekend

FRIDAY 30th MARCH

K-9 (1989) ITV 9:25am-11:15am (1 hour 50 minutes)
A hard-bitten cop’s bad attitude forces his superiors to take desperate measures to find him a new partner on the eve of what could turn out to be the biggest case of his career – and the solution is to pair him up with a lovable Alsatian that will put him through his paces. Comedy, starring James Belushi, Mel Harris and Ed O’Neill.
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