It’s that magical time again folks! We’re kicking the door down into this weekend with our top picks of classic movies heading your way. Heaps of our of fun all beaming their way through the air right to your home. It’s like magic! Enjoy the show!
SATURDAY 29th August
Mannequin (1987) 11:35am-1:15pm ITV
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.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) 5STAR 2:35pm-5:10pm
The Three Musketeers set out to depose the villainous King of France and reinstate his long-imprisoned twin brother. However, they face an unexpected threat in the form of old friend D’Artagnan, who has remained loyal to the evil monarch. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role, alongside John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons, Gerard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Parillaud and Hugh Laurie.
Superbad (2007) Dave 9:00pm-11:30pm
Two teenage friends are on the brink of going to different colleges, so decide to mark the event by going to a party where they hope to lose their virginity. However, they have promised to supply the booze for the event, a task that proves much harder than expected because they are underage. Unfortunately, when a friend steps in to help, the situation gets even worse. Comedy, starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
GoldenEye (1995) ITV 9:05pm-11:35pm
James Bond heads for Russia to investigate the connection between the theft of an experimental helicopter and an orbital satellite weapon with the power to devastate entire cities. He discovers both have fallen into the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind with a grudge against Britain and a connection with 007’s past. Spy adventure, with Pierce Brosnan taking on his first assignment as 007. Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco and Famke Janssen also star. Directed by Martin Campbell, who later helmed Daniel Craig’s first outing as Bond, Casino Royale.
Jaws: The Revenge (1987) ITV4 11:10pm-1:00am
Ellen Brody, the widow of heroic police chief Martin Brody, travels to the Bahamas after her youngest son is killed by a great white shark. But as she is reunited with her surviving son, the predatory fish sets off in pursuit to wipe out the entire family. Thriller sequel, starring Michael Caine, Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest and Mario Van Peebles.
Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) Sony Movies 11:05pm-1:25am
A veteran car thief is forced out of retirement to steal 50 top-of-the-range vehicles in exchange for his brother’s life. While his sibling is held hostage by a sadistic gangster, he asks his former cronies to help – but with the clock ticking and just a few days remaining to pull off the daunting task, their chances of success are hanging by a thread. Thriller, starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi and Robert Duvall.
SUNDAY 30th August
The Living Daylights (1987) ITV 12:50pm-3:20pm
James Bond crosses the continents to help a KGB agent to defect to the West. While protecting him from an unknown assassin, the super-spy is drawn into the world of arms dealing and a plot to trade millions of pounds’ worth of diamonds for weapons to supply mercenaries around the world. Action-adventure, with Timothy Dalton making his debut appearance as 007, alongside Maryam d’Abo, Joe Don Baker and Art Malik.
Meet Joe Black (1998) Sony Movies 12:45pm-4:20pm
Death takes over the body of a recently deceased young man, and embarks on a mission to claim the life of a powerful media tycoon, but ends up falling in love with his daughter instead – leaving him on the horns of a dilemma. A remake of 1934 romantic fantasy Death Takes a Holiday, starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Claire Forlani.
Chocolat (2000) Sony Movies 4:20pm-6:40pm
A woman and her daughter move to a sleepy French village in 1959 and brazenly open a chocolate shop directly opposite the Catholic parish church during Lent. At first, the locals are enraged and appalled, but her confections soon raise spirits in the community, especially among the wives. Drama adapted from Joanne Harris’s novel, with Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Alfred Molina and Judi Dench.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Film4 5:30pm-8:50pm
Unassuming hobbit Bilbo Baggins is pulled out of his comfortable life when Gandalf the wizard volunteers him for a dangerous quest. He joins a party of dwarves who are on a mission to reclaim their lost homeland, which has been taken over by a dragon. When the group journeys into the Misty Mountains, Bilbo becomes separated from the dwarves and falls into a cave, where he finds himself confronted by Gollum and forced to play a riddle game. It is set in Middle-earth 60 years before the events of The Lord of the Rings and is the first part of Peter Jackson’s fantasy adventure trilogy based on JRR Tolkien’s novel, starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm and Christopher Lee.
Cannonball Run II (1984) ITV4 8:00pm-10:05pm
An assortment of daredevil motorists torments America’s law enforcement officers while taking part in an illegal coast-to-coast race organised by an Arab sheik who is putting up the million-dollar prize money. Comedy sequel, starring Burt Reynolds, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Telly Savalas and Frank Sinatra.
Madagascar (2005) E4 7:15pm-9:00pm
A gang of streetwise penguins decides to escape from New York’s Central Park Zoo and return to a life in the wild, but when Marty the zebra and his friends follow suit, they end up stranded in Africa on a jungle island without a clue about how to fend for themselves. Animated comedy, with the voices of Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sacha Baron Cohen.
The Hangover (2009) ITV2 9:00pm-11:05pm
Three men on a stag weekend in Las Vegas wake up after a night of heavy drinking and find they have not only misplaced the groom, but somehow gained a tiger and a baby. Unable to remember the details of the night before, they set about piecing the clues together in the hope of finding their missing friend. Comedy, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.
Dumb and Dumber To (2014) E4 9:00pm-11:05pm
Dim-witted friends Harry and Lloyd are reunited after 20 years. When Harry discovers he has a daughter he never knew about, he breaks his friend out of a psychiatric hospital and they go on a road trip with the intention of fulfilling parental responsibilities neither of them is capable of. Comedy sequel, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
Whatever you’re up to this long weekend, don’t forget to measure twice and cut once.