Poseidon’s Wrath! It’s the weekend!
So like a master of magic spells and illusions, decked out in top hat and tails let us be your cunning conjurer of the unexplainable as we pull from our sleeves mega cinematic greatness, from behind your ear retro movie awesomeness and out of our magic top hat we say the magic words celluloid wonder. Hey presto!
Have a happy retro weekend!
SATURDAY 14th September
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) Channel 5 2:55pm-4:35pm (1 hour 40 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.
Maverick (1994) Channel 5 4:35pm-6:55pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Wisecracking gambler Bret Maverick and con artist Annabelle Bransford cheat their way across the Wild West to make the money they need to enter a high-stakes, once-in-a-century poker tournament, with a ruthless rival on their trail and a principled lawman as an unlikely travelling companion. Comedy Western, starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster, with James Garner, star of the original TV series, alongside Graham Greene and James Coburn.
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991) Film4 11:05pm-12:45am (1 hour 40 minutes)
Blundering cop Frank Drebin discovers a secret conspiracy to kidnap a renowned solar energy expert and replace him with an imposter. As he sets out to bring the perpetrators to justice, he is unexpectedly reunited with an old flame. Slapstick comedy sequel, starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, Richard Griffiths and OJ Simpson
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) E4 10:45pm-12:25am (1 hour 40 minutes)
A Kazakhstani journalist is sent to the United States to learn about the country and its customs. However, when the inquisitive reporter stumbles across an episode of Baywatch featuring Pamela Anderson, he becomes convinced she is his future bride and embarks on a reckless mission to track her down. Spoof documentary, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian and Pamela Anderson
SUNDAY 15th September
The Money Pit (1986) Channel 5 3:05pm-4:50pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Yuppie couple Walter and Anna buy a ramshackle old house and set about renovating it, only to see their dream home gradually turn into a nightmare. Anna also has to contend with her ex-husband, who is determined to talk her into giving their relationship another try. Comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov and Joe Mantegna.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) 5* 3:50pm-6:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A Nascar racing champion has everything he could want – until an arrogant French rival seizes the title from him, and his wife runs off with his best friend. Forced to move back in with his parents, the downhearted driver faces a battle to rebuild his shattered self- confidence and return to the track. Comedy, starring Will Ferrell, John C Reilly and Sacha Baron Cohen
Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
An unreliable but good-natured slob is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces while their parents are away – and what starts as a disaster soon changes for the better as the unlikely babysitter gets to grips with the finer points of being a responsible adult. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.
Lethal Weapon (1987) Channel 5 11:05pm-1:10am (2 hours 5 minutes)
An unstable Vietnam veteran cop teams up with a by-the-book Los Angeles police detective to investigate the apparent suicide of the daughter of a wealthy businessman, leading them to a violent and bloody confrontation with a ruthless drug cartel under the control of a retired US general. Action thriller, starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan and Tom Atkins
Cock-a-doodle-doo!! Bonus movie clip time and to get y’all in the mood we sit down with Ricky bobby for lunch.
Whatever you get up to this weekend remember don’t trust the troll under the bridge and always enjoy yourselves.