It seems like this summer it’s almost impossible to get away from watching some form of sporting event, like the agony of watching England play in the euro’s, Wimbledon’s upon us this weekend and in the not so distant future the Olympics start in case you missed that bloke you never met running down your street carrying a torch! So, like a fat kid avoiding P.E I’ve faked a note from our mother excusing us from any physical activity and we fully expect to get away with it too. If you would like to join us on the proverbial side lines we have a mean packed lunch full of gooey retro goodness and creamy nostalgia to get your movie loving fangs stuck into. Hope you enjoy!
Have a happy retro weekend 🙂
SATURDAY 23rd JUNE
The Addams Family (1991) Film4 1:00pm-2:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
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.
Superman III (1983) Sky Movies Modern Greats 3:40pm-5:45pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
The Man of Steel battles an evil tycoon, who has recruited a computer genius to aid his schemes for world domination. Together the villains hatch a plan to dispose of Superman once and for all – but instead of killing the superhero, they accidentally turn him evil. Comic-book adventure sequel, starring Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Robert Vaughn and Margot Kidder.
Big (1988) Film4 2:55pm-5:00pm (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 childlike brain and emotions to the complexities of adult life. Comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins and Robert Loggia.
Die Hard (1988) E4 10:00pm-12:40am (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.
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) More4 10:00pm-12:25am (2 hours 25 minutes)
A Navy recruit undergoing officer training has an uneasy romance with a factory worker. He also attracts the attention of a tough, uncompromising sergeant, who sees his potential and is determined to push him to the limit. Romantic drama, starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett Jr, Robert Loggia, David Keith and David Caruso.
SUNDAY 24th JUNE
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) Channel 5 5:05pm-7:00pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A blind man and his deaf friend go on the run to clear themselves of a trumped-up murder charge. However, all kinds of oddball characters are on their trail, determined to get hold of a top-secret microchip that the duo do not know they have. Comedy, starring Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Kevin Spacey, Joan Severance, Alan North and Anthony Zerbe.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) Sky Movies Modern Greats 4:20pm-6:05pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
The Man of Steel embarks on a mission to destroy every nuclear weapon on the planet. However, his arch-enemy Lex Luthor sees the chance to rid himself of the superhero by creating a deadly radioactive henchman who causes havoc around the world. Comic-book adventure sequel, starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Mark Pillow and Margot Kidder.
48 Hours (1982) Sky2 10:00pm-11:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A hard-bitten cop enlists a convicted robber’s help to track down two escaped killers, but soon begins to wonder whether he has chosen the right person for the job. Comedy thriller, starring Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O’Toole, James Remar and Frank McRae.
Alien 3 (1992) Channel 4 11:45pm-1:50am (2 hours 5 minutes)
Officer Ripley is marooned on an all-male prison planet, only to face another of the lethal extraterrestrial creatures – which begins to prey on the inmates. While trying to help them survive, she discovers a terrifying connection between herself and their attacker. David Fincher’s sci-fi thriller sequel, with Sigourney Weaver and Charles Dance.
Anything I missed and you thought was worth a mention let us know and next time it’s on I’ll be sure to include it.
Same time next week folks xoxo