The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 305

Great winds of the west! Another retro movie weekend has just planted it’s foot right into our week leaving us with a oversized dose of movie greatness!
Featuring some of the greatest names and faces ever to hit the screen, sit back and enjoy some of our top movie picks heading your way this weekend!

SATURDAY 13th October

The Winslow Boy (1999) BBC2 1:50pm-3:30pm
The unravelling of an Edwardian couple’s cosy and conventional life begins with the expulsion of their youngest son from the Royal Naval Academy. The boy is accused of stealing – prompting his enraged father to take the matter to the highest court in the land. Drama based on the play by Terence Rattigan, starring Nigel Hawthorne, Jeremy Northam, Guy Edwards and Rebecca Pidgeon.

Phenomenon (1996) Sony Movie Channel 4:05pm-6:40pm
An unassuming car mechanic observes a peculiar bright light one evening on the way home from a bar and finds himself transformed into a genius with telekinetic powers. However, he is unprepared for the problems that lie ahead, as he struggles to woo a divorced single mother while coping with his new-found gift. Fantasy drama, starring John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker and Robert Duvall.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) ITV 5:40pm-8:35pm
The young wizard is given the task of uncovering the secrets of Lord Voldemort’s past as the evil sorcerer’s henchmen cause havoc in both the magical and Muggle worlds. With the help of headmaster Dumbledore, Harry ventures into the memories of those who knew the Dark Lord during his early years, hoping to gain an insight into the secret behind his apparent immortality. However, Voldemort’s influence extends much closer to home than expected, as Harry’s rival Malfoy is chosen to carry out a sinister mission. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton and Alan Rickman.

Harry Potter Gifts

Harry Potter Hogwarts Letter Writing Set

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(2001) ITV2 7:00pm-10:35pm
An unassuming hobbit is plunged into a battle against the forces of darkness when his uncle bequeaths him a magical ring of immense power. He joins a fellowship of heroes to embark on a perilous quest to destroy the ring before it falls into the hands of its creator – a dark lord who needs it to regain his power and conquer the world. The first part of Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy based on JRR Tolkien’s novel, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Christopher Lee, Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom.

The Lord of the Rings Merchandise

Lord Of The Rings You Shall Not Pass Door Mat

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Ransom
(1996) ITV4 9:00pm-11:25pm
An airline tycoon is wary of involving the police when his nine-year-old son is abducted but co-operates with their plan to make a ransom drop. However, when the trade-off goes badly wrong, he decides to take matters into his own hands by placing a $2million bounty on the kidnappers’ heads, to the consternation of the cops and his anxious wife. Thriller, starring Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Gary Sinise, Delroy Lindo and Liev Schreiber.

Die Hard (1988) Channel 4 11:15pm-1:45am
New York cop John McClane visits Los Angeles to see his family over the Christmas holiday. Stopping off at his wife’s place of work, he realises armed men have taken over the building and are holding the corporation’s staff to ransom – and only he has the ability to fight back. Action thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia.

SUNDAY 14th October

Flight of the Navigator (1986) Film4 11:00am-12:50pm
A boy mysteriously disappears in 1978 and is found eight years later, having not aged a day. He escapes being experimented on by government scientists by taking off in a crashed alien spaceship. With the help of the robot pilot, he tries to find out what has happened to him and if he can get back home. Sci-fi adventure, starring Joey Cramer and Veronica Cartwright, with the voice of Paul Reubens.

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Matilda
(1996) Sony Movie Channel 1:15pm-3:20pm
A gifted youngster is packed off by her selfish parents to the prison-like Crunchem Hall School. Once there, she befriends a sweet-natured teacher who convinces her that not all grown-ups are bad – and urges her to use her special powers to turn the tables on the nasty headmistress. Fantasy comedy, adapted from the children’s book by Roald Dahl, with Mara Wilson, Pam Ferris, Embeth Davidtz, Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito, who also directed.

Roald Dahl Merchandise

Roald Dahl Matilda Book Worm Sweater

Antz (1998) Channel 4 1:30pm-3:10pm
A neurotic worker ant passes himself off as a soldier to impress a princess. However, he provokes a jealously ambitious general with an accidental act of heroism – so he and his beloved decide to flee the brutal colony and go in search of the promised land of Insectopia. Animated comedy, with the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman and Sylvester Stallone.

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Mrs Doubtfire
(1993) Film4 4:40pm-7:00pm
A struggling actor’s ambitious, no-nonsense wife throws him out and demands a divorce. Desperate to spend time with his children, he puts his talents to good use by donning drag and posing as a Scottish housekeeper to get a job looking after them. Comedy, starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein and Mara Wilson.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(2002) ITV2 6:25pm-10:00pm
Frodo and Sam continue their quest to destroy the all-powerful ring, bringing them face to face with the magical artefact’s twisted former owner Gollum. Meanwhile, their allies prepare to make a desperate last stand against the vast armies of the corrupted wizard Saruman, who has declared war on a neighbouring kingdom. Part two of Peter Jackson’s fantasy adventure trilogy, starring Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Andy Serkis and Christopher Lee.

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Turner & Hooch (1989) FIlm4 7:00pm-9:00pm
A Californian detective investigating the murder of a local man by drug smugglers has only one witness to help him solve the case – the large, smelly dog that belonged to the victim, which is about to turn the detective’s well-ordered existence into chaos. Family comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham and Craig T Nelson.

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Enemy of the State (1998) Sony Movie Channel 9:00pm-11:40pm
A chance encounter with an old friend derails a successful lawyer’s fast-track career, plunging him headlong into a deadly game of cat and mouse with relentless government agents capable of anticipating his every move. He quickly realises the only way to save his own life is to expose the truths his pursuers seem so intent on covering up and seeks out a former intelligence agent to take them on at their own game. Thriller, starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight and Lisa Bonet.

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True Lies (1994) Film4 11:15pm-2:00am
A seemingly ordinary computer salesman leads a double life as a secret agent battling international terrorism. His naive wife is unaware of his dual employment and goes in search of adventure – only to end up in the clutches of terrorists who have stolen a nuclear weapon. James Cameron’s action comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tom Arnold.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, drink before you’re thirsty and remember to always have some spare batteries around.

All The Treats With None Of The Tricks! Our Top Halloween Picks

As spooky as it seems, Halloween is nearly here which means one thing… it’s time to get stuck into some Trick or Treating!

Now, we’re not the biggest experts on the tricks, but we are on the treats which is why we’ve been collating some of our most spooky and ghoulish designs on the site.

For those who like to get dressed up, without getting ‘dressed up’, take a look at our top range of Halloween TShirts

Black The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Head T-Shirt

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All hail the Pumpkin King! Such a classic and sure to be a hit, our The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington TShirt is ideal for anyone going for a more casual look this year.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 304

Another retro movie weekend is here! Flying through the weeks like a space ship rushing into space, we’re here with another little look at some of the top classic films hitting the small screen. Strap in and get ready for blast off as we begin our final countdown and take off into a whole new world of romance, action and adventure. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 6th October

You’ve Got Mail (1998) ITV 2 1:20pm-3:40pm
Two rivals in the bookshop business fall in love over the internet, unaware they know and dislike each other in the real world. While things remain frosty in person, the pair’s anonymous online relationship continues to blossom. Romantic comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey and Dabney Coleman.

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Cracking New Wallace & Gromit Range Now In! +Free Gift

They’re here! We’re soooo excited to finally reveal our very latest exclusive new designs which have just landed!

A few months back, we launched our very own exclusive range of Wallace & Gromit TShirts, gifts and accessories featuring some of most iconic W&G moments and characters.

Since then we’ve been truely bitten by the Aardman bug as we couldn’t wait to start working on some more and get them onto the site, and well… here they are and by ‘eck, do we love em!

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It’s the wrong trousers, Gromit, and they’ve gone wrong! Celebrating one of the most iconic titles to come out of the Aardman Studios, our ace new The Wrong Trousers TShirts are some of our favourite designs yet!

Wallace and Gromit The Wrong Trousers Charcoal Boyfriend Fit Rolled Sleeve T-Shirt

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Available as men’s and women’s, we love the poster style print on these.

Wallace and Gromit The Wrong Trousers Indigo Blue T-Shirt

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Ahh back where it all started! Paying homage to Nick Park’s iconic stop motion movie, A Grand Day Out, they really don’t get much more iconic than these!

Wallace and Gromit Cracking Cheese Holidays Navy T-Shirt

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Cheese gromit! We always wondered i the moon was actually made of cheese, thankfully the guys went there for us to prove the myth!

Wallace and Gromit Cracking Cheese Holidays Black T-Shirt

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The perfect pair or what! Quickly gaining national treasure status, these adventurious two have won the hearts of all of us and so habe these classic photograph style tees!

Wallace and Gromit Classic Photograph White Boyfriend Fit Rolled Sleeve T-Shirt

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Available as a ace unisex baseball tee too for extra style points.

Wallace and Gromit Classic Photograph White And Black Raglan Baseball Shirt

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Something for the cooler months, we’ve added this print to our super soft and warm hoodies!

Wallace and Gromit Classic Photograph Heather Grey Hoodie

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Ahh so sad! Packing up his things and heading off, Gromit totally stole our hearts in this classic scene in The Wrong Trousers which is reason alone this design had to be added to our latest collection.

Wallace and Gromit Raincoat Gromit Light Blue T-Shirt

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Also available in a super soft heather royal blue for the guys. Such a great feeling tee.

Wallace and Gromit Raincoat Gromit Heather Royal Blue T-Shirt

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100% awesome for the winter months! This classic design is also available on our ace grey sweater. Such a great winter warmer.

Wallace and Gromit Raincoat Gromit Grey Melange Sweater

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Such a 90s classic! Shaun The Sheep quickly became a sensation after appearing in 1995’s A Close Shave and has earned a place in our hearts ever since his first ‘baaaaa’. Show some love for this wolly wonder with our new Shaun designs!

Wallace And Gromit Shaun The Sheep Face White T-Shirt
Wallace And Gromit Shaun The Sheep Face White T-Shirt

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Love a freebie?

As part of our big Wallace and Gromit launch, we’re offering you the chance to snap up your very own exclusive tea towel!

To grab yours, just use code CRACKING on any order £30+

Wallace And Gromit Cracking Brew Tea Towel

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Limited time only and while stocks last. Such a great way to get some W&G in your lives!

Deluxue New Labyrinth Gaming Pieces? Count Us In!

So, the Labyrinth is a piece of cake, is it? Well, let’s see how you deal with this little slice…Have you taken on the awesome Labyrinth Boardgame from RiverHorse yet? How else would you be able to take on the Jareth and defeat him to save Toby like in the cult 80s classic?!

Having had this awesome boardgame in our collection for over a year now (where has that time gone?!), we’ve taken this game to a whole new level with some amazing  Labyrinth Deluxe Gaming Pieces!

Labyrinth Deluxe Gaming Pieces for Labyrinth The Board Game

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Perfect additions to Labyrinth The Board Game or for decorative use, these stunning new pieces are finished in metallic gold and have a soft felt base for a premium look and feel.

Labyrinth Deluxe Gaming Pieces for Labyrinth The Board Game

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Featuring the most iconic characters from this 80s classic, we love the fantastic detail and huuuuge collectability of these latest additions.

Labyrinth Deluxe Gaming Pieces for Labyrinth The Board Game

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Sure to take your next game night to whole new levels, these little beauties will also make great additions to ny Labyrinth fans home and  will keep you singing Dance magic, dance everytime you see them!

Looking for add some Labyrinth magic into your wardrobe this festive season? We got you! Check our our exclusive new Labyritnh Christmas Jumper. The ultimate 80s xmas attire or what?!

Labyrinth Christmas Jumper

For more details and to pick up a set, head over to TruffleShuffle or click any of the images above. See you there!