The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown!

Jack Flash! Another retro movie weekend is here… and it’s no ordinary weekend!

With our details at the ready and our clicking fingers primed and limber, we will dive on into cyberspace Black Friday weekend chaos! Snapping up bargains like Pac-Man on a mission, we’ll be darting all over the web with our card in hand ticking off the long list of Christmas 2017. Will we complete our mission and how much will we save? We’ll, that’s between us and Santa’s Elves….

SATURDAY 25th November

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Jumanji (1995) Sony Movie Channel 11:20am-1:30pm
A man who has been trapped inside a mysterious jungle board game for 26 years is eventually freed when two children start to play it. Unfortunately, he arrives with a rampaging horde of animals on his heels, leaving only one solution – to finish the game he started all those years ago. Fantasy adventure, starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.

Field of Dreams (1989) Film4 1:00pm-3:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A farmer hears a mysterious voice inspiring him to mark out a baseball diamond in a cornfield – which, to his surprise, is visited by the ghost of the star player of the 1919 Chicago White Sox team, whose career was cut short by scandal. It later dawns on him the pitch has a greater purpose – to give people who have sacrificed important parts of their lives a second chance. Fantasy, starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster and James Earl Jones.

Beethoven’s 2nd (1993) ITV2 1:25pm-3:10pm
The slobbering St Bernard is now grown up and in love with his beautiful sweetheart Missy. Together they bring a litter of puppies into the world – but have to go on the defensive when Missy’s owner, the evil Regina, sets out to steal them for herself. Comedy sequel, starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Chris Penn, Nicholle Tom and Christopher Castle.

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) ITV 10:30pm-12:20am (1 hour 50 minutes)
Incarcerated Special Forces veteran John Rambo is offered the chance for freedom by former commander Colonel Trautman if he takes up the offer to return to the jungles of Vietnam on a life-or-death mission to rescue American PoWs. During the course of the operation, he develops strong feelings for his guide, a female freedom fighter – but tragedy strikes, leaving him more determined than ever to exact a bloody and explosive revenge. Action adventure sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Julia Nickson-Soul, Steven Berkoff, George Kee Cheung, Andy Wood and Martin Kove.

Fun fact: The only film in the Rambo series to be nominated for an Oscar.

Full Metal Jacket (1987) ITV4 11:00pm-1:20am
Raw recruits undergo harsh training under a domineering Marine drill sergeant after being called up for service in the Vietnam War, but his brutal methods lead to the breakdown of one of his cadets. Eventually, some of the fully trained soldiers get their first taste of combat in 1968. Stanley Kubrick’s drama, starring Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio and R Lee Ermey.

SUNDAY 26th November

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Godzilla (1998) Sony Movie Channel 11:00am-1:45pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
A giant mutant lizard spawned from an atomic test rampages through the streets of New York, defying the combined might of the US Army and Navy as it searches for a quiet place to hatch its eggs. A bookish radiation expert and a shady French secret agent join forces to defeat the creature. Hollywood remake of the Japanese monster adventure, starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo and Hank Azaria.

Fletch (1985) Film4 3:00pm-5:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A wisecracking reporter and master of disguise is approached by a businessman who claims to be terminally ill and is looking to pay someone to kill him. The journalist discovers the supposedly dying man is in perfect health, and his strange request is part of a complex scam. Comedy mystery based on Gregory Mcdonald’s novel, with Chevy Chase and Tim Matheson.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Film4 5:05pm-6:45pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
An embittered Victorian miser hates the festive season and people in general, but on Christmas Eve, the ghosts of his former business partners, the Marley brothers, visit him in the night. They warn him three spirits are coming to make him change his ways by showing him visions of the past, the present and what the future may hold. Comedy, with Michael Caine and Steven Mackintosh alongside the puppet characters.

Miracle on 34th Street (1994) Film4 6:45pm-9:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A woman raises her six-year-old daughter to believe that Santa Claus does not exist, but they both have a change of heart after meeting a department store Father Christmas who claims to be the man himself. When the kindly fellow is accused of being a charlatan, his new friends engage a lawyer to prove his true identity. Remake of the 1947 family drama, with Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Mara Wilson and Dylan McDermott.

Ghostbusters II (1989) E4 8:00pm-10:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
The eccentric spectre-hunters reunite to save New York from a massive river of slime generated by the citizens’ negativity and nasty thoughts. Meanwhile, the spirit of a 16th-century tyrant tries to return to the land of the living by possessing the body of a toddler. Sequel to the supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson.

Timecop (1994) Spike 9:00pm-11:05pm
A federal agent entrusted with preventing the misuse of time travel sets out to track down a corrupt politician who plans to manipulate history. However, he also faces the temptation to abuse his powers so he can prevent his wife’s death. Sci-fi adventure, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ron Silver, Bruce McGill and Mia Sara.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, good luck and happy hunting!

Going Bananas for Bananarama!

Bananarama, the ultimate 80s girl group, got many a nostalgic pop fan whipped up into a frenzy when they announced a reunion earlier this year.  Almost 30 years after she left, Siobhan Fahey has reunited with Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward putting all the water under the bridge and they’re off on a nationwide tour selling out arenas left, right and centre! Considering all our love and expertise in all things fun and retro we couldn’t very well miss out on this spectacle could we!?  Imagine our delight when we managed to secure tickets for our local venue, the Colston Hall in Bristol, and last night was the night when all our Bananarama dreams came true!

The stage was set with moody synths and a dramatic entrance from the girls in shimmering tight black outfits complete with angular shoulder pads (in what must have been a bit of a nod to the power dressing of the 80s!) to one of their classic tracks Nathan Jones.  It was clear straight away that their music had been suitable beefed up and highlights such as Cruel Summer, Robert De Niro’s Waiting, I Want You Back, Venus and I Heard A Rumour sounded really fresh and modern but still instantly recognisable.

The chemistry between the three of them was electric and Siobhan Fahey joking about how it took her faaar too many years to realise how much she missed the other girls was a really sweet moment.  The three of them also performed the hit Stay which was originally by Shakespeare Sister (the band that Fahey formed with Marcella Detroit after leaving Bananarama) which must felt like a ‘coming full circle’ moment for Siobhan.

The encore of Love In The First Degree seemed to come far too soon and the almost 2 hour set felt like it was all killer, no filler. It really was a masterclass in bringing a vintage act back with a bang, let’s hope they don’t call it quits again after this tour as I would love the chance to see them perform again!

Mr. Men Little Miss Competition Winner Revealed!

Touchdown! We’ve reached the end of our big event guys and gals! Our Mr. Men Little Miss competition has now, sadly, closed.

Alas! When one door closes, another opens right? Well, for one lucky entrant it is anyways.

So what’s it all been about?

We teamed up with the amazing people at Mr. Men Little Miss to bring you some amazing prizes including their fantastic new books for grown ups which carry titles like; Mr Happy And The Office Party and Little Miss Shy Goes Online Dating. Genius!
Not only that, we also included some other goodies to really take this to the next level. Take a peep!

Our lucky winner!

Using the nifty Gleam system which has been taking and counting all your entries, we can now dive in an pick out one lucky winner at random.

We can now reveal that our lucky winner IS….

WIN Mr. Men Little Miss Books and Goodies

Congratulations!

To claim, please email us on help@truffleshuffle.co.uk with your details and address. We will get these sent to you right away.

Didn’t win? Panic not! These amazing books and goodies are all available to buy. We will also be running loads of comps over all our social pages and profiles. Stay tuned!

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Competition! WIN Mr. Men Little Miss Goodies For Grown Ups!

Competition time again peeps! Never missing out on the chance for a good old-fashioned comp, we’ve been working away to rustle up some amazing treats for one lucky TruffleShuffle fan to snap up and enjoy… just in time for Christmas too!

This time we’re taking a trip into Misterland to catch up with some of the most iconic characters ever made. Packed with new adventures we’re sure many of you will relate to, take a peep at what’s up for grabs!

The Prize

Teaming up with the amazing people at Sanrio who look after all things Mr. Men Little Miss, we’ve managed to get our hands on some exiting prizes which include some all-new books which were released just this month!

This amazing new Mr. Men Little Miss spoof series will cover a whole host of modern and ‘grown up’ topics such as online dating, clean eating, office parties, motherhood and more. Published on the 2nd November in stunning hardback retailing at £5.99, this fantastic new series is sure to have us laughing along to our favourite characters with each page just like the classics did all those years ago.

The perfect gifts for any grown up Mr. Men Little Miss fans, we’ve managed to get our hands on a copy of Little Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood, Mr Happy and the Christmas Party, Mr Greedy Eats Clean To Get Lean, Little Miss Shy Goes Online Dating, Mr Happy Silver Coin Purse, Little Miss Sunshine Pencil Case, and a Little Miss Naughty Cup and Straw.

Not only that! We’ve also thrown in some of our own goodies including some Mr Men Shoelaces, Mr Men Wristbands and a Mr. Men Little Miss #Squad Enamel Mug!

How To Enter

Like many of our competitions, entry couldn’t be easier and there are a whole host of ways to get stuck into the action.

To keep things as easy, fair and as accessible as possible, we’re running the comp through our usual little system called Gleam. This will allow you to enter a number of times and in a number of different ways via Twitter, our blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and more. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have of winning. Nice n’ easy!

Just follow the directions below after securely logging in via one of the options to begin completing your entries.

WIN Mr. Men Little Miss Books and Goodies

How Long Do I Have?

The competition will close at midnight on Wednesday 22nd of November. After this time the competition system will no longer be accepting any further entries.

How Will The Winner Be Chosen?

In the interest of fun and fairness… totally at random! The nifty Gleam system will hop, skip and jump into all your entries and pick out our lucky winner at random. Don’t forget! The more ways you enter, the more chance the plucky Gleam bots will pick you like tickets into a hat.

Good luck!

Ts&Cs
Only one winner will be chosen at random
There will be no cash alternative of prizes offered
If we do not hear back from the winner within one week, another will be chosen at random and contacted
We reserve the right to cancel the competition at any time without warning (very last resort… promise!)
Questions? Email competitions@truffleshuffle.co.uk and we’ll get back to you pronto!