Benjamin Franklin’s kite! It can’t be movie time again?!
So, like Aladdin furiously rubbing his magic golden lamp, let us be your over the top pantomime Genie and grant you wishes three, one of celluloid awesomeness, two of retro fantasticness and three of cinematic greatness.
Have a happy retro weekend 🙂
SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER
Jumanji (1995) Comedy Central 5:50pm-8:00pm (2 hours 10 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.
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) 5USA 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
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.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) Sky Movies Showcase 11:50am-2:25pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
An orphaned boy endures a miserable childhood, until he discovers he has magical powers and enrols at a special school for young wizards. However, his suspicions are aroused by a sinister teacher who seems to be up to no good. Fantasy adventure, adapted from the first of JK Rowling’s books, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman and Richard Harris.
Legally Blonde (2001) TCM 7:10pm-9:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A seemingly dizzy teenager is heartbroken when her boyfriend dumps her because he thinks she is not intelligent enough to help his political career. To prove him wrong she enrols at Harvard, but finds herself out of her depth as other students do their best to humiliate her. Comedy, starring Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis and Victor Garber.
SUNDAY 18th NOVEMBER
Home Alone (1990) Channel 4 5:40pm-7:40pm (2 hours)
A boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. The youngster initially enjoys his freedom, but is soon forced to resort to ingenious booby traps to defend the family home from two dim-witted burglars. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy.
Twins (1988) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An unlikely pair of brothers, who were born as the result of a one-off genetic experiment and separated at birth, are reunited in adulthood. They set out on a cross-country search for their long-lost mother – fending off vicious loan sharks and a professional assassin along the way. Comedy adventure, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston and Chloe Webb.
Hot Shots! (1991) E4 8:20pm-10:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A pilot joins an elite squad to take part in a dangerous mission, but faces a tough struggle to live down his father’s bad reputation – and win the love of a glamorous psychiatrist. Comedy spoofing action movies – principally Top Gun – starring Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Cary Elwes, Kevin Dunn and William O’Leary.
Big (1988) Sky Movies Modern Greats 6:00pm-8:00pm (2 hours)
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.
Oooooh our first hint of a Christmas movie this weekend with Home Alone! I can’t wait, it’s one of my favourite Christmas movies, next to Die Hard obviously.
It’s just about the right time to get us thinking, about maybe doing some planning, to perhaps go shopping for Christmas things……or maybe next week!! There’s movies that need watching you know 😉
Whatever you get up to this weekend, take it steady and enjoy yourselves.