Mumm-ra the Ever Living! Weekend Frolics for all!
So, like the roast dinner that dreams were made from with steaming fluffy on inside, crunchy on the outside roast potatoes, a stunning selection of carrots, broccoli and even the dreaded sprout let us be your knife wielding carvery chef as we slice up for you succulent prime cuts of retro movie greatness, pore on luscious, tasty, thick gushings of awesome cinematic moments and just for taste sprinkles of aromatic celluloid wonder.
Have a happy retro weekend 🙂
SATURDAY 16th FEBRUARY
A River Runs Through It (1992) Channel 5 2:50pm-5:05pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Two brothers grow up in Montana under the stern guidance of their minister father in the 1920s. The older boy is studious and wants a successful career, while the younger one is quite happy with an easy-come, easy-go life. But a shared love of fly fishing unites the brothers as they adapt to the changing stream of life’s experience. Robert Redford’s drama, starring Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer, Tom Skerritt, Emily Lloyd and Brenda Blethyn.
Flight of the Navigator (1986) Syfy 5:00pm-7:00pm (2 hours)
A boy mysteriously disappears in 1978, and is found eight years later, having not aged a day. He escapes being experimented on by government scientists by taking off in a crashed alien spaceship. With the help of the robot pilot, he tries to find out what has happened to him and if he can get back home. Sci-fi adventure, starring Joey Cramer and Veronica Cartwright, with the voice of Paul Reubens.
Wayne’s World 2 (1993) Sky Movies Comedy 4:40pm-6:20pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Heavy metal fanatics Wayne and Garth try to stage a giant Woodstock-style rock festival, with a little help from a spaced-out British roadie and the ghost of Jim Morrison. But Wayne also has to stop his girlfriend leaving him for her slimy manager. Comedy sequel, starring Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Ralph Brown, Kim Basinger, Tia Carrere and Christopher Walken.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) 5* 9:00pm-12:00am (3 hours)
An English nobleman returns home from the crusades to find his father has been murdered and the local people are repressed by the tyrannical rule of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Branded an outlaw, he recruits a group of bandits to fight for justice and protect the downtrodden. Action adventure, starring Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman, Morgan Freeman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
SUNDAY 17th FEBRUARY
Toy Story 2 (1999) ITV2 3:45pm-5:35pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Cowboy doll Woody is stolen by an unscrupulous toy collector, who knows he is worth a fortune as a collectible, prompting fearless Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear to lead a daring across-town mission to rescue him. However, Woody is tempted to spend his life languishing in the safety of a museum rather than face the prospect of his owner growing up. Animated sequel, featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and Kelsey Grammer.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) Channel 5 5:25pm-6:55pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
An eccentric but brilliant former cop sets himself up to champion the underdog – as a private eye specialising in locating missing animals. The zany detective is called in to find a kidnapped dolphin – the mascot of an American football team – and uncovers a plot involving high-level police corruption. Comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc and Noble Willingham.
Ghostbusters (1984) Channel 5 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
Three eccentric scientists put their hi-tech gadgetry and knowledge of the paranormal to money-making use by setting up in business as freelance ghost catchers. A musician calls them in to investigate when she sees strange creatures in her kitchen, only to end up possessed. As the spook-hunting team members deal with an attempt to shut their operation down, they discover an evil demonic entity is being summoned into existence and it falls to them to stop this creature from destroying the world. Supernatural comedy adventure, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Rick Moranis.
Gremlins (1984) ITV2 11:10pm-1:20am (2 hours 10 minutes)
A teenager is given a strange, cute creature as a Christmas present by his eccentric father and warned to keep it away from water, not to feed it after midnight, or expose it to direct light. However, a chance dousing causes the furball to spawn a horde of murderous little monsters, and their devilish antics bring mayhem to a small town. Comedy horror, with Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton and Polly Holliday.
Ding ding ding! Bonus movie clip time.
This is one my favourite scenes, I think it sums up that even though they cause mayhem and destruction, Stripe and the boys know how to have fun.
Whatever you get up to this weekend remember to have fun, salute the sun and enjoy yourselves.