The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 71!

By the power of Greyskull! It’s only the Weekend!

So like the humble Koala quietly munching on eucalyptus. Let us be your aboriginal guide as we lead you on a walkabout through the Outback to find  cinematic tranquillity, we’ll encounter kangaroos with pouches full of retro movie mayhem and we’ll rest and play our didgeridoo as the sunsets to celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend! 🙂

SATURDAY 12th October

Big (1988)Sky Movies Comedy 4:40pm-6:25pm (1 hour 45 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.

Gremlins (1984)Watch 10:00pm-12:10am (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.

Backdraft (1991)ITV4 10:10pm-12:50am (2 hours 40 minutes)
The two sons of a fireman who died in the line of duty follow him into the profession. However, a feud develops between them because the elder brother is convinced his sibling is not up to the job – until a mission to uncover the identity of a serial arsonist gives him the chance to prove his worth. Action drama, starring Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Donald Sutherland.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)E4 11:20pm-1:10am (1 hour 50 minutes)
A stressed businessman just wants to make it home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. However, when his flight is forced to land miles from its destination, he finds himself sharing a disaster-strewn journey across America with an amiable but slobbish salesman. Comedy road movie, starring Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Kevin Bacon and Michael McKean

SUNDAY 13th October

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

Mannequin (1987)Channel 5 1:55pm-3:40pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A struggling artist gets a job as a window dresser for a department store, only to discover one of his dummies is a reincarnated Egyptian princess who comes to life at night. As he falls for the living doll, she inspires him to transform the shop’s display and make it the most spectacular in town. Fantasy comedy, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall.

Clueless (1995)Film4 2:55pm-4:50pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A rich high-school student uses all her charm and financial clout to boost a new pupil’s image, but soon finds she has created a monster -while her own popularity suffers in the process. Comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma, starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd.

The Breakfast Club (1985)ITV3 10:35pm-12:40am (2 hours 5 minutes)
Five teenagers who occupy different areas of their school’s social structure are thrown together for a Saturday morning detention. Duringthe day, they analyse their behaviour and find unexpected common ground. Drama, directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy and Paul Gleason.

Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember to keep a tin foil hat just in case and always enjoy yourselves.