The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 426

Digging into another weekend like an 80s size tin of chocolates (before everything shrunk), we’re picking out our very favourite treats to feast on. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 8th May

Bee Movie (2007) Film4 2:55pm-4:55pm
A bee wearies of a life dedicated to producing honey and decides to leave his hive. During his foray into the wider world, he befriends a florist. However, when he realises what becomes of the honey his species toils so hard to make, he resolves to sue the entire human race for stealing from his fellow-creatures. Animated comedy, with the voices of Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger and Chris Rock.

Oliver! (1968) Sony Movies Classic 3:40pm-6:35pm
The 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.

Mr Bean’s Holiday (2007) ITV2 5:25pm-7:15pm
The bumbling fool wins first prize in the church raffle – a trip to France and a video camera. His travels cause chaos as he disrupts a film shoot in Cannes, to the fury of its megalomaniac director, and is then accused of kidnapping a youngster. Comedy, starring Rowan Atkinson, Willem Dafoe, Emma de Caunes and Max Baldry.

Robin Hood (1990) Sony Movies 6:50pm-9:00pm
A Saxon nobleman is declared an outlaw for protecting a poacher from a cruel Norman knight. Hiding out in a forest, he recruits a group of bandits and leads them in a campaign against the corrupt Norman aristocracy, while also fighting to save his friend’s niece from being forced into marriage. Adventure, starring Patrick Bergin and Uma Thurman.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 425

What is 72 hours long, contains a lot of movies and is about to get wild? A bank holiday weekend of course! We’re starting strong this long weekend with a whole heap of awesome movies hitting the small screen. Are you ready to take them on?

SATURDAY 1st May

Addams Family Values (1993) 5STAR 1:55pm-3:50pm
Spooky couple Gomez and Morticia hire a nanny to look after their new baby son – and stop him from suffering an early death at the hands of his jealous elder siblings. Romance soon blossoms between the new childminder and Uncle Fester, but he does not realise she is planning to kill him once she has got hold of the family fortune. Comedy sequel, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci and Joan Cusack.

Citizen Kane (1941) BBC Two 2:30pm-4:30pm
After the death of an influential newspaper magnate, an inquisitive reporter begins piecing together the details of his life, discovering an epic tale of ambition and conflict – all the while trying to discover the meaning behind the millionaire’s enigmatic last word. Oscar-winning drama, written, directed by and starring Orson Welles. With Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore and William Alland.

Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 3:05pm-5:00pm
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.

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Top Shows and Films Coming To Netflix In May 2021!

Another month from 2021 gobbled up in no time, this can only mean one thing… a fresh month ahead and heaps of awesome new TV Shows and movies into Netflix!

We don’t know about you, but the real drama in our lives right now is waiting for and seeing the launch of fresh new goodies onto Netflix. Latest pyjamas on, hot cuppa in our latest novelty mug and we’re away!

To help you plan out your downtime and to let you know what’s heading your way, we’ve picked out some of our top choices heading onto Netflix in May. Enjoy!

School of Rock (2003)

Rock horns at the ready, it’s about to get wild as we dive back into class… but with a rocking twist! Featuring a whole heap of awesome music, we’ve loved this amazing film since it first hit our screen back in 2003! – How has it been so long? Can’t wait to join Jack Black once again in this rocking tale.

Men in Black: International (2019)

One not to forget in a flash (see what we did there?), 2019 saw the release of another instalment of this now retro tale. This time, donning the dark suits are Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as they battle to uncover a trailer working on the inside of the MIB to prevent an alien invasion. Sure
This sure packs a punch and is ideal for a movie night in.
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The Ultimate Batman As Voted By You!

Did you know, it’s National superhero day today? As if we ever needed just ONE day to love all things superhero, huh! We’re always sharing our love for our top heroes in tights and lately, so have you too!

This week, we shared a post on our Facebook and Instagram asking you to share who you think your Batman is from some of the awesome people who have donned the cape and you answered in your hundreds!
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Seeing as this is some of the coolest and geeky research we’ve ever done, we couldn’t keep the results to ourselves so we donned our latest Batman TShirt, crunched some numbers and the results are in! Let’s see who got your votes…
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Let’s showcase the results one by one. In order, here at THE best Batmans ever as voted by you…
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Karate Kid Films

Crane poses at the ready! We’re taking a run and flying jump-kick back into the world of old school training and rivalry with a look at some top amazing facts you might just not know about the iconic The Karate Kid!

Get ready to put on your Cobra Kai T-Shirt and headband as you punch through some amazing facts of this total retro classic! Enjoy…

Surprisingly, during filming in late 1983, Ralph Macchio was age 22! Many of the cast didn’t believe him when they asked his age.

In early casting, Charlie Sheen was offered the role of Daniel LaRusso, but he later turned it down.

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The classic car Daniel polishes in the famous “wax-on/wax-off” scene, was later given to Ralph Macchio by the producer, and he still owns it!

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