Wowzers where’s me trousers! Weekend fun starts now.
So just like the old rustic dust ridden Rodeo Cowboy decked in spurs, tassels and Stetson hat, let us mount our eager steed as we prepare to get franticly bucked into retro movie greatness while we clench our fist on tight to cinematic awesomeness before holding aloft the trophy for celluloid wonder.
Have a happy retro weekend!
SATURDAY 13th July
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) ITV London 2:25pm-4:00pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
Two dim-witted teenagers with dreams of rock stardom seem doomed to fail a school history project, unaware the future of the human race depends on their success. A time traveller is given the job of making sure they pass the test by sending them on a series of adventures in the past. Comedy, starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin
Coneheads (1993) Sky Movies Comedy 5:45pm-7:15pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
An alien couple and their daughter crash-land on Earth and try to blend into suburban society, all the while dodging the immigration authorities and their increasingly suspicious neighbours. Comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Michael McKean, Jason Alexander, Michelle Burke, David Spade and Chris Farley
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) ITV4 10:00pm-12:10am (2 hours 10 minutes)
Four friends from the East End of London get out of their depth when they run up a huge gambling debt to a crime lord, and land in even more trouble when they concoct a risky scheme to bag enough cash to pay him back. Guy Ritchie’s comedy crime thriller, starring Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Sting, and Vinnie Jones in his acting debut.
Aliens (1986) Film4 10:50pm-1:55am (3 hours 5 minutes)
Lone survivor Ripley is rescued in deep space decades after an alien creature wiped out her ship’s entire crew. She is recruited to accompany a military expedition to a colony on the planet where she first encountered the monster, only to find the aliens have been reproducing and there are now hordes of them. James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller sequel, with Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen
SUNDAY 14th July
Roxanne (1987) Sky Movies Comedy 1:05pm-2:55pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A sensitive fireman believes he has no chance of ever winning the heart of a lovely astronomer owing to his large nose, and instead agrees to help a handsome colleague woo her, causing himself no end of heartache. Romantic comedy based on Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich and Shelley Duvall
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) 5* 3:10pm-5:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The clueless cops return yet again, this time to thwart the machinations of a crime lord behind a wave of raids and robberies in the city. Unfortunately, they are unaware Mr Big is always one step ahead thanks to a police informer. Penultimate entry in the comedy series, starring Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Matt McCoy and Leslie Easterbrook
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) ITV2 4:10pm-6:45pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
The rebels are scattered across the galaxy after forces of the evil Empire launch a devastating attack on their secret base. Luke Skywalker searches out a Jedi master to complete his training, while Han Solo and Princess Leia are relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader’s space fleet. Sci-fi adventure sequel, with Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Alec Guinness and David Prowse.
The Shadow (1994) Syfy 11:00pm-1:10am (2 hours 10 minutes)
A masked hero uses his mysterious mental powers to fight evil and faces his deadliest enemy in the shape of a descendant of warlord Genghis Khan, whose formidable psychic abilities are a match for his adversary’s and who is bent on annihilating New York with a nuclear device. Superhero adventure set in the 1930s, starring Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen and Tim Curry.
Bing Bang Bong it’s only bonus movie clip time again this week the most excellent Bill and Ted.
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Whatever you get up to this weekend remember to always be excellent to each other and enjoy yourselves.