The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 430

Peeping its way from behind the rain clouds, the sun is finally here just in time for another movie filled weekend! Are you ready?

SATURDAY 5th June

Oliver! (1968) GREAT! movies classic 10:35am-1:30pm
An oscar-winning musical version of the stage play based on Charles Dickens’ classic tale about a lonely workhouse orphan who ends up on the cold streets of London, where he falls under the wing of petty crook Fagin and his gang of young backstreet thieves. Featuring the iconic songs Food, Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, As Long as He Needs Me and You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two. Starring Ron Moody, Mark Lester, Oliver Reed, Jack Wild, Harry Secombe, Shani Wallis and Leonard Rossiter.

Charlie’s Angels (2000) 5STAR 2:25pm-4:25pm
Three private investigators are recruited to rescue a computer genius from the clutches of a rival. They discover there is more at stake than they thought, as the captive genius has created a dangerous piece of software that must not fall into the wrong hands. Action-adventure, based on the TV series, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray.

Dante’s Peak (1997) 5STAR 4:25pm-6:30pm
A vulcanologist’s suspicions that a long-dormant volcano is about to erupt turn out to be true, prompting him to race against time to save the community standing in its way – and clash with local government officials weighing his predictions against the loss in tourism revenue. Disaster movie, starring Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Elizabeth Hoffman and Charles Hallahan.

The Simpsons Movie (2007) Film4 4:30pm-6:15pm
Homer unwittingly pollutes Lake Springfield, so the US government decides to isolate the city underneath a giant dome. The Simpsons manage to escape and plan to start a new life in Alaska – but learn Springfield is about to be destroyed, and return to save their friends. With the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) ITV2 5:05pm-7:30pm
Three years after the destruction of Jurassic World, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing are asked to return to the theme park to save its resident dinosaurs from the island’s active volcano. During their mission, they uncover a conspiracy that may affect the entire planet. Action sequel, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall and Toby Jones.

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The Day After Tomorrow (2004) 5STAR 6:30pm-9:00pm
A climatologist warns global warming will soon result in destructive freak weather or even another ice age. He thinks the world still has time to prepare for the worst, but the crisis happens almost immediately – and as storms, earthquakes and hurricanes strike in terrifying fashion, he races across America to rescue his son from a frozen New York. Disaster thriller, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid.

Skyfall (2012) ITV2 7:30pm-10:15pm
James Bond pursues a mysterious criminal mastermind who has orchestrated a terrorist attack on MI6 headquarters and exposed the identities of undercover agents around the world. The trail leads to a rogue former operative who has a personal vendetta against the intelligence organisation’s leader M – who is also facing calls to retire. Sam Mendes directs the 23rd instalment in the spy franchise, starring Daniel Craig as 007, with Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Film4 9:00pm-11:15pm
Intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones goes in search of the legendary Ark of the Covenant, a biblical artefact of devastating power. His quest leads him to Egypt, where the Nazis are plotting to use the Ark to further Hitler’s plans for world domination – aided by Jones’s deceitful French rival. Steven Spielberg’s action-adventure, with Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman and John Rhys-Davies.

The Predator (2018) Channel 4 9:00pm-11:00pm
When a young boy accidentally signals the galaxy’s most lethal hunters who set course for Earth, an eclectic band of former soldiers and a scientist attempt to prevent the end of the human race. Director Shane Black’s fourth entry in the sci-fi thriller saga, starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Munn.

Commando (1985) Channel 4 11:00pm-12:45am
The daughter of retired special forces officer John Matrix is kidnapped by an old comrade-in-arms, now in league with a deposed former dictator. The tyrant plans to use the girl to force Matrix into assassinating the head of the country he once ruled but is unprepared for the lengths to which the veteran soldier will go to rescue his child. Action-adventure, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rae Dawn Chong.

Predators (2010) ITV4 11:00pm-1:15am
Hardened fighters from all over the world, including military veterans and ruthless criminals, are abducted by aliens and transported to a dangerous jungle world. As they struggle to survive, they discover why they have been brought to the planet – to be used as prey in a big-game hunt. Sci-fi thriller sequel, with Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo and Laurence Fishburne.

SUNDAY 6th June

Planet of the Apes (1968) Channel 5 12:50pm-3:15pm
A spaceship crash-lands on a mysterious planet where humans are mute creatures who find themselves at the mercy of intelligent apes. The world’s simian rulers are horrified when one of the crew reveals he can speak and plan to have him killed, but two chimpanzee scientists intervene, determined to learn from the new arrival. Sci-fi drama, starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and Maurice Evans.

The Karate Kid (1984) GREAT! movies 2:00pm-4:30pm
A teenager at a new school befriends a pretty girl, but her ex-boyfriend is jealous and attacks him. During one particularly bad fight, a wise old caretaker intervenes and defeats the youngster’s assailants using his martial art skills. He goes on to mentor the boy and teaches him karate so he can face his enemies in a tournament. Drama, with Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue.

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Dirty Dancing (1987) GREAT! movies 4:30pm-6:35pm
A dance instructor at a 1960s resort hotel fears his career will be jeopardised when his regular partner is forced to pull out of an important show in which they are due to perform. Luckily, a naive teenager is happy to step in, and is treated to a whirlwind holiday education in life, love and expressing herself. Romantic drama, with Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach.

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Edward Scissorhands (1990) Film4 4:45pm-6:50pm
A reclusive genius creates a boy but dies before completing him, leaving his brainchild with scissor-like blades in place of hands. A kindly woman from a nearby suburb takes pity on the lonely figure and welcomes him into her home. He quickly becomes a hit in the neighbourhood – but then his new friends start to turn against him. Tim Burton’s fantasy, starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent Price.

Despicable Me (2010) ITV2 4:50pm-6:45pm
A criminal mastermind hopes to seal his reputation as the greatest villain of them all by stealing the Moon. First, he needs to get his hands on a shrinking ray owned by a rival evil genius, and adopts three orphan girls to help him – but finds that fatherhood brings out his long-buried caring side. Animated comedy, with the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews.

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Vertical Limit (2000) GREAT! movies 6:35pm-9:00pm
A wildlife photographer is forced to master his fears and the elements as he leads an expedition to climb K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, on a desperate mission to rescue his estranged sister and her fellow mountaineers, who have fallen into a crevasse. Action-adventure, starring Chris O’Donnell, Bill Paxton, Scott Glenn and Robin Tunney.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) E4 7:05pm-9:00pm
A reporter discovers four humanoid amphibians who live in the sewers of New York and use their martial arts skills to fight crime. She helps them as they face their toughest challenge yet – defeating a sinister criminal organisation that seems to have power over the entire city. Fantasy adventure, starring Megan Fox and William Fichtner, with the voice of Johnny Knoxville.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) Film4 9:00pm-11:05pm
Years before he joins the superhero team, mutant Logan is a member of a top-secret military unit but quits because he cannot justify his squad’s brutal methods. However, when the woman he loves is murdered by his psychotic brother, Logan returns to his old enemies for help in seeking revenge – and is offered the chance to become indestructible. Superhero adventure prequel, starring Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber.

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Reign of Fire
(2002) GREAT! movies 9:00pm-11:05pm
In the aftermath of decades of apocalyptic attacks by dragons, small pockets of survivors try to stave off the scaly fire-breathers. However, the meagre remains of the world’s heavy artillery are not enough to stop them, so a small group of people joins forces with a zealous dragon slayer in a final bid to save the world from destruction. Fantasy adventure, with Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure when you show up, you’re totally present.