Curse of a gypsy Queen! It has to be the weekend!
So like a traditionally crafted wooden marionette delicately dangling inside a handmade cardboard stage decorated by crayon, glitter and glue let us be your master manipulator as we attempt to pull the correct strings for mega movie greatness, we’ll attempt to make you dance for cinematic awesomeness before bowing down to celluloid glory.
Have a happy retro weekend!
SATURDAY 26th October
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) ITV London 3:00pm-5:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and apprentice Anakin Skywalker are sent to protect Senator Padme Amidala from an assassin. However, as galactic civil war threatens to erupt, the pair are forced to split their efforts, leading Anakin into an ill-advised romance and the beginnings of a journey toward the dark side. George Lucas’s second prequel to the original sci-fi trilogy, starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman and Christopher Lee
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Sky1 9:00pm-10:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
An American householder is dismayed when his plans for a traditional festive family holiday are thrown into complete disarray by a succession of annoying neighbours and long-lost relatives, who turn up on his doorstep offering their own brand of Christmas cheer. Comedy, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Diane Ladd, Juliette Lewis, Miriam Flynn, Johnny Galecki and William Hickey
Die Hard 2 (1990) Channel 4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Tough cop John McClane arrives at an airport to pick up his wife but finds himself plunged into a bloody life-or-death struggle. He must battle terrorists who have seized control of the terminal as part of a campaign to secure the release of a convicted drug baron. Action thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Sadler, Franco Nero and William Atherton
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) Channel 4 11:20pm-1:20am (2 hours)
Wisecracking Detroit detective Axel Foley returns to Los Angeles to investigate a spate of violent robberies, but gets more than he bargained for when he finds himself up against an arms dealer who uses a glamorous hit-woman to do his dirty work. Comedy thriller sequel, with Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox and Brigitte Nielsen
SUNDAY 27th October
Casper (1995) ITV2 4:25pm-6:25pm (2 hours)
A paranormal expert moves into a haunted house where his daughter befriends the amiable ghost of a young boy – but things start to go awry when three smelly spooks and two dastardly crooks try to chase the new residents away. Family comedy, starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Eric Idle, Cathy Moriarty and featuring the voice of Malachi Pearson.
The NeverEnding Story (1984) Watch 5:10pm-7:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A lonely boy, neglected by his father and bullied at school, finds comfort in a mysterious book about a young hero’s quest to save his world from destruction. However, as he reads the tale, he begins to become part of the story. Fantasy adventure based on Michael Edne’s novel, starring Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Gerald McRaney, Moses Gunn and Patricia Hayes
The ‘Burbs (1989) ITV4 6:00pm-8:00pm (2 hours)
The arrival of secretive neighbours sparks an unhealthy curiosity in a group of friends, leading them to go to bizarre lengths to discover the truth about the newcomers. However, their investigations take an even weirder twist when they begin to suspect their unseen fellow suburbanites are part of a cannibalistic cult. Joe Dante’s black comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman and Henry Gibson.
Ghostbusters (1984) Channel 5 6:55pm-8:55pm (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.
Whip Crackalaka! Bonus movie clip time this week a little something from Axel Foley
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Whatever you get up to this weekend, remember to never go swimming straight after eating and always enjoy yourselves.