It’s SNOOOOOW! With what seems like the entire world now nicely dusted on soft while playful goodness, it’s the perfect time to take some time and enjoy the finer things in life. Be it a nice walk, a hut cuppa, or even just sitting back and tucking into some of your old but still favourite movies. We know we love that one! Take a peep at some of our top picks hitting the small screen this weekend. Enjoy!
SATURDAY 3rd MARCH
First Knight (1995) Sony Movie Channel 9:10am-12:00pm
A wandering swordsman is knighted for his fighting prowess at the court of King Arthur and his wife, Lady Guinevere. However, the new knight and the queen develop a dangerous and secret attraction for each other, while a neighbouring warlord threatens the downfall of the kingdom. Adventure, starring Richard Gere, Sean Connery, Julia Ormond and Ben Cross.
Stuart Little (1999) 11:20am-1:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
An American couple decide their son needs a brother, and plan to adopt another child – but when they get to the orphanage they are greeted by a charming talking mouse named Stuart, who fits the bill perfectly. However, their jealous cat hatches a plot to get rid of the new arrival. Comedy adventure, starring Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie, with the voice of Michael J Fox.
Field of Dreams (1989) Film4 1:00pm-3:05pm (2 hours 5 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.
A Knight’s Tale (2001) 5STAR 4:30pm-7:05pm
A poverty-stricken squire spies an opportunity to make his dreams come true when his employer dies. He takes his place as a knight, launching himself on the road to riches by competing in jousting tournaments, but his ruse is jeopardised by a dastardly nobleman. Comedy adventure, starring Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Mark Addy, Shannyn Sossamon and Rufus Sewell.
Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 7:00pm-9:00pm
An unreliable but good-natured slob is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces while their parents are away – and what starts as a disaster soon changes for the better as the unlikely babysitter gets to grips with the finer points of being a responsible adult. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.
Far and Away (1992) Sony Movie Channel 6:05pm-9:00pm
Penniless Irish farmer Joseph seeks revenge on the cruel landowner who drove him from his home. However, the landlord’s daughter, desperate to escape her family, persuades him to join her in seeking their fortune in America. The pair plan to stake a claim in the Oklahoma gold rush, but instead Joseph is forced to become a bare-knuckle fighter to support them. Romantic drama set in the 1890s, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
Batman Begins (2005) 9:00pm-11:50pm
Billionaire Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice, consumed with rage over his parents’ murder. Trained by a secret society, he hones his fighting skills and returns to his home city of Gotham on a mission to rid it of crime and corruption in the guise of a masked vigilante. Comic-book adventure, exploring the origins of the Dark Knight, with Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy, Gary Oldman and Katie Holmes.
Cocktail (1988) Sony Movie Channel 9:00pm-11:20pm
An ambitious bartender and his mentor become the talk of New York before their differences drive them apart. Relocating in Jamaica, the barman is torn between the waitress he loves and a wealthy older woman who can make his dreams of running his own establishment come true. Drama, starring Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue and Lisa Banes.
Predator (1987) Channel 4 11:00pm-1:00am (2 hours)
An elite military team takes on a top-secret mission in the jungles of Central America, but the soldiers realise they have been deceived by their CIA employers. A greater danger presents itself when they are stalked by a lethal alien big-game hunter with the power to become invisible, that has come to Earth to stalk human prey. Sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Bill Duke.
A Few Good Men (1992) Sony Movie Channel 11:20pm-2:15am
Two marines based in Cuba stand accused of murdering a comrade-in-arms. Three Navy lawyers working on their defence unearth evidence that the soldiers may have been acting under orders, which points to a trail of corruption leading all the way to a top-ranking officer. Drama based on Aaron Sorkin’s stage play, starring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Pollack, Jack Nicholson, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon.
SUNDAY 4th MARCH
Wyatt Earp (1994) Channel 5 12:50pm-4:25pm (3 hours 35 minutes)
The life of the legendary lawman, from his early youth to his days as the feared and respected deputy town marshal of Tombstone who is best known for his part in the gunfight at the OK Corral, a tragic confrontation with a notorious outlaw gang. Western, starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Michael Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Bill Pullman and Catherine O’Hara.
The Flintstones (1994) ITV2 3:05pm-4:50pm
Blue-collar caveman Fred Flintstone is promoted to an executive position at work and unwittingly becomes embroiled in an embezzlement scheme – thanks in no small part to his seductive new assistant. Live-action version of the cartoon comedy, starring John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O’Donnell, Halle Berry and Elizabeth Taylor.
The Dirty Dozen (1967) Channel 5 4:25pm-7:20pm
An uncompromising major is placed in charge of a seemingly suicidal mission to destroy a French chateau being used as a base by Nazi officers. Needing tough but expendable soldiers for the task, he recruits 12 hardened criminals from a military prison. Second World War action adventure, starring Lee Marvin, Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and Donald Sutherland.
Crocodile Dundee (1986) Film4 4:50pm-6:45pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A New York reporter searches the Australian Outback for a maverick hunter with a legendary reputation, and invites the adventurer back to America. But the die-hard Aussie needs to draw on all his survival skills to adjust to life in the urban jungle. Comedy adventure, written by and starring Paul Hogan, with Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Mark Blum.
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Sony Movie Channel 9:00pm-11:40pm
A fast-talking US Army disc jockey is sent to entertain the GIs in 1960s Saigon, but he enrages the military top brass by blasting the airwaves with his irreverent and controversial view of the conflict in South-East Asia. Comedy drama, starring Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker and Bruno Kirby.
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, wear one more pair of socks than you’re thinking and remember that a flask of tea can make of break even just a walk to the shops. Enjoy!
Do not adjust your screens… it’s not the 1990s (despite us sometimes wishing it was) and this is not a drill. One of the all-time iconic childhood toys is back and will be hitting kids wish lists once again!
Toy powerhouse Mattel have revealed plans to bring back this classic in June this year, and our ‘not so’ inner child is screaming with joy!
Coming back with a facelift which has resulted in the toys having all-new settings and a bigger size which means… more space to play right?
With brighter colours and swanky new accessories (including a Limo!), Polly Pocket is set to introduce a whole new generation to her epicness and have a few big kids like ourselves reliving our youth.
But that’s not all! Did you know we have one of THE coolest 90s inspired bags ever? No that we’re biased of course. Our Polly Pocket bags have been the jewel in our crown from the day they launched and can be yours for just £37.99…
1. Top Gun
Top Gun has one of the best 80’s movie opening scenes. It’s got F14 jets taking off, the Top Gun anthem, “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins playing and then straight into the action with Maverick and Goose.
In the film, Charlie’s old man date was the real life “Viper”, Pete Pettigrew. He was a Top Gun instructor and retired Navy pilot, and served as the technical consultant on the film.
2. Rocky 4
I always loved the way Rocky 4 started; it’s basically just a re-cap of what happened at the end of 3, but starts with two giant boxing gloves crashing together and then cutting to the recap, and it has “Eye Of The Tiger” playing!
According to Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren and Carl Weathers really did not get along and got into an altercation during filming. Lundgren threw Weathers across the ring before it was broken up (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089927/trivia).
3. Transfomers the movie 1986
Transformers animated series, generation 1, started in 1984 and ran for 9 years with huge success, so it’s no surprises that there was an animated movie made.
For me the best thing about the animated movie was the awesome soundtrack and theme song by Lion.
4. Back to the future
I love the beginning of Back To The Future, with the giant amp exploding sending Marty flying across the room, then with “The Power of Love” playing, Marty skateboards to school holding to the back of a pickup truck. I always wanted to do that!
5. The Goonies
The Goonies has a great opening scene that really sets the tone for the whole film. Its starts with one of the Fratteli brothers being broken out of prison by the other and their mum, followed by a police chase while they also introduce you to some of the other characters from the film.
I’m a MASSIVE fan of retro movies and 80’s film tshirts. Nothing excited me more as a kid than when I found out that my favourite film was coming back with a sequel – even more exciting when I was treated time and time again – like Back to the Future and Rocky!
So when the 2’s, 3’s and 4’s started drying up and the classic 80’s sequels began to dwindle, it dawned on me that the films I dreamt of and wished for may never come. Twenty years later, and here’s the top five I’m still desperate to see made…
Goonies had to be number one for us here at TruffleShuffle, we’d all love to see the original cast and crew make another one.
What would it be about? It’s rumoured the sequel could be about the Goonies own children having an adventure, maybe some sort of holiday reunion for the original characters and maybe them getting into trouble and their kids having to save them.
Whatever it’s about… if they make one, we’ll be there!
|Top Gun 2
This one might actually happen as director Tony Scott and Tom Cruise have both shown interest in returning, and in the last year there have been reports about possible scripts being worked on.
|Big Trouble In Little China 2
With 80’s action stars like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean Claude Van Damme making a comeback it’d be the perfect time for Kurt Russell to make a return to action as well.
Gremlins 3 is another film that has had scripts floating around for a few years and nothing has happened. Director of the first two films Joe Dante has shown interest in making a third, but says he’s not interested in making it with cgi, which is great because animatronics and puppets are what made Gremlins and other 80’s films so great.
|Batman 3 (Tim Burton and Michael Keaton return)
The Dark Knight Rises will be hitting cinemas on July 20th and it got me thinking about the 80’s films. I would have loved to see Michael Keaton and Tim Burton do a third film together and make it a trilogy.