The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 322

Sweet child of mine! Another weekend is here and ready to pick you up and carry you in style through the weekend. Hold onto your top hats peeps, things are about to get a whole lot more adventurous, funny and downright dangerous with some of our top movie picks hitting the small screen. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 2nd March

Beethoven’s 2nd (1993) 5STAR 12:45pm-2:30pm
The slobbering St Bernard is now grown up and in love with his beautiful sweetheart Missy. Together they bring a litter of puppies into the world – but have to go on the defensive when Missy’s owner, the evil Regina, sets out to steal them for herself. Comedy sequel, starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Chris Penn, Nicholle Tom and Christopher Castle.

Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) Film4 1:35pm-3:55pm
A girl grows up in 16th-century Europe under the iron fist of her stepmother, until the love of handsome Prince Henry offers a glimmer of hope. Unfortunately, the royal gent has worries of his own in the shape of an arranged marriage. Luckily, Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci is on hand to play fairy godfather and bring the pair together. Romantic drama, starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott and Timothy West.

Cutthroat Island (1995) 5STAR 2:30pm-4:55pm
A tough female pirate enlists the help of an educated slave in finding the three parts of a map leading to buried treasure. However, one of the pieces is in the hands of her cruel uncle, and she also has to find the loot before her crew mutinies or the British Navy catches up with her. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella and Maury Chaykin.

Willow (1988) Film4 4:05pm-6:35pm
A farmer with dreams of becoming a wizard finds an abandoned baby, who is destined to bring about the downfall of an evil queen. The wicked tyrant’s minions have been sent to kill the child before she can fulfil the prophecy, and it falls to the would-be sorcerer to protect her, with the aid of a rogue warrior. Fantasy adventure, starring Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer.



Despicable Me 2 (2013) ITV2 5:40pm-7:40pm
A reformed criminal mastermind who has abandoned his wicked ways for a life of fatherhood and jam-making helps a secret agent to bring one of his fellow evil geniuses to justice. The villain in question has stolen a dangerous experimental serum with the power to turn harmless animals into ravening monsters. Animated comedy sequel, with the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig.

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Crocodile Dundee II (1988) FIlm4 6:45pm-9:00pm
The rugged Australian adventurer sets out to save his reporter girlfriend from New York drug dealers. Having rescued her from their clutches, he realises they will soon be coming after him – so he decides to even the odds by luring them to the Outback for a final showdown. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Charles S Dutton.

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Jurassic World (2015) ITV2 7:40pm-10:00pm
Decades on from the creation of Jurassic Park, a fully operational attraction filled with genetically engineered dinosaurs has been opened on the island. In need of a new attraction, the company behind the park creates an entirely new species – but it quickly escapes to terrorise the tourists. Action adventure sequel, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

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SUNDAY 3rd March

Vice Versa (1988) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm
A department store executive returns from a trip to Thailand in possession of a mysterious artefact that causes him to change places with his 11-year-old son. While the horrified father struggles to cope with a world of teachers and school bullies, the youngster is revelling in the perks of being a grown-up. Fantasy comedy, starring Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Swoosie Kurtz and Corinne Bohrer.

You Only Live Twice (1967) ITV 2:10pm-4:25pm
James Bond is sent on a mission to uncover the truth behind the disappearances of Soviet and American space capsules before the mutually suspicious superpowers go to war. The trail leads to Japan, where Bond finally comes face to face with his arch-enemy Blofeld. Spy thriller, starring Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Akiko Wakabayashi and Bernard Lee.



Robin Hood (1973) Channel 4 2:35pm-4:20pm
The adventures of the legendary outlaw and Sherwood Forest’s band of heroes as they rob the rich to feed the poor, while evil Prince John hatches a cunning plan to exact revenge and finish off the brigands. Disney animation, with the voices of Terry-Thomas, Peter Ustinov, Phil Harris, Brian Bedford and Monica Evans.

Men in Black II (2002) Film4 5:00pm-6:45pm
Agent J investigates the unauthorised landing of a spacecraft and discovers a malevolent alien disguised as a lingerie model is on the verge of destroying humanity. His only hope of stopping her diabolical plot is to restore the memory of his retired partner K – but his former mentor takes more than a little convincing. Sci-fi comedy sequel, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Rosario Dawson, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rip Torn and Tony Shalhoub.

9 to 5 (1980) ITVBe 9:00pm-11:20pm
Three downtrodden female office employees grow fed up with their chauvinistic boss and spend hours daydreaming about getting their own back. Unexpectedly their fantasies become reality when a series of comic mishaps results in their kidnapping him – and teaching him a long-overdue lesson. Comedy, starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, don’t forget the b sides and remember that unless it’s useful or you think it’s beautiful, it’s probably not worth keeping.

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Mini Characters, Big Action & Laughs!

It’s finally arrived and we at last managed to scramble our way to the local screen to see it! Yes, Ant-Man and The Wasp has landed and with a splash that has left us as much laughing as cheering with its amazing action, script and characters.

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So, what’s it all about?

After all the action in Ant Man and later Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) has been left under house arrest as part of a bargain with the US and German government. This plays nicely through the film with Ant-Man having to always seem to be at home to the FBI throughout the action and adventure.


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HINT – If you’ve not seen Captain America: Civil War, a) what are you thinking? b) watch it before as there are A LOT of references to this and it explains a great deal of the relationships between the characters. They assume you have watched it. Apparently, Michael Douglas didn’t and got a bit… lost.

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The story goes on to explain how Hope Pym’s (Evangeline Lilly) mother was lost and assumed perished in the ‘quantum sphere’ three decades ago, however a recent theory and tech build by the Pyms to open a path between the quantum sphere and.. well the normal world leads to Ant-Man being unknowingly sent a message from The Wasp via a vivid dream. This sparks the Pym’s mission to locate and rescue her.

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As you can imagine, it’s not all that easy! All the while, black market trader Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins) is after their technology as he assumes they’re looking to harness and sell quantum energy and wants in on the deal. Also looking for a slice of their technology, Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) is desperate to use the technology to ‘heal’ herself from her abilities which are slowly killing her. Abilities which make her a pretty tricky foe to take on!


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What did we think?

Overall, it’s a totally enjoyable film packed with great comedic moments thanks to Paul Rudds script input and acting. I mean… can he do anything wrong?
The story is fun but sometimes a little rushed with perhaps too many assumptions that you’ve seen (and can remember a lot about) the previous Marvel films.

The action though? Yeh… it’s good! The fight scenes are well choreographed with great switches between full sized miniature and oversized characters as well as fun car chases. I loved the mix of business and pleasure with many comedic moments being heightened by the seemingly seriousness of the situations. A touch of the Deadpool about it without the… Deadpoolness.

Is it worth a watch?

If you enjoyed the first Ant-Man and have seen Captain America: Civil War, 100%!
Superhero films are coming out at a rate of knots and we’re totally enjoying riding the wave of action and adventure that they bring.

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World Book Day is coming, look ready!

The 1st of March, save the date and prepare yourself. World Book Day is coming and it’s time to celebrate! Here at TruffleShuffle, we have the privilege of working closely with the forces behind an amazing range of authors, illustrators and artists making World Book Day an event on par with Christmas for us! OK; maybe not Christmas, because who doesn’t love turkey and presents? But still…If like us, your heart belongs to the likes of Roald Dahl, Tove Jansson, Roger Hargreaves, Dick Bruna, JK Rowling and more, then World Book Day is as special as the memories created by the books themselves.

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Do you have plans to dress as Harry Potter all day and only quote the movies while performing wizardly tricks? How about cuddling up with your favourite book and a nice cuppa? Or how about you flaunt your love for your favourite books and characters with the help of our book t-shirts and accessories?

Follow us on a little trip down memory lane, and don’t be surprised if you bump into some pretty cool people like Matilda, Alice, Miffy and more!

Which character are you? The Little Miss and Mr Men range has been given a modern spruce with the likes of Little Miss Sassy and Mr Protein Shake, and we love the results! Choose which character suits you best and let your morning brew do the talking.

Have you checked out our best selling goodies in prep for WBD?

Flaunt your love for Old Skool Cool with our range of Punky Pins, really proving the book was definitely better!

Our range of Harry Potter clothing will definitely tick some boxes this World Book day, we’re loving this Muggles hoodie, available as a t-shirt for all Harry Potter fans.

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole this World Book Day, with our range of Alice In Wonderland clothing and gifts

Our range of exclsuive Roald Dahl t-shirts will help you get into the spirit of the day…

Our best selling Moomins LED light is back in stock and ready to shine some light on the special day!

How are you spending World Book Day? We love seeing all the fantastic costumes, we look forward to seeing your creations!

Valentine’s Day Inspiration & Galentine’s Competition!

With Valentines Day just around the corner, it’s time to get super romantic and show the one you love…just how much you love them! Whether it be your spouse, your recent Tinder date, your best friend, or yourself (the best kind of romance, huh?) – then we have something to make the day extra special.

Step away from the petrol station flowers, they smell of deceit and last minute poor decisions. With our FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY* offer valid Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th of February – you have no excuse to get Valentine’s Day ready, in style.

Our Valentine’s Day gift guide is packed full of cool gifts…we promise you won’t be stuck for ideas!

Going Bananas for Bananarama!

Bananarama, the ultimate 80s girl group, got many a nostalgic pop fan whipped up into a frenzy when they announced a reunion earlier this year.  Almost 30 years after she left, Siobhan Fahey has reunited with Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward putting all the water under the bridge and they’re off on a nationwide tour selling out arenas left, right and centre! Considering all our love and expertise in all things fun and retro we couldn’t very well miss out on this spectacle could we!?  Imagine our delight when we managed to secure tickets for our local venue, the Colston Hall in Bristol, and last night was the night when all our Bananarama dreams came true!

The stage was set with moody synths and a dramatic entrance from the girls in shimmering tight black outfits complete with angular shoulder pads (in what must have been a bit of a nod to the power dressing of the 80s!) to one of their classic tracks Nathan Jones.  It was clear straight away that their music had been suitable beefed up and highlights such as Cruel Summer, Robert De Niro’s Waiting, I Want You Back, Venus and I Heard A Rumour sounded really fresh and modern but still instantly recognisable.

The chemistry between the three of them was electric and Siobhan Fahey joking about how it took her faaar too many years to realise how much she missed the other girls was a really sweet moment.  The three of them also performed the hit Stay which was originally by Shakespeare Sister (the band that Fahey formed with Marcella Detroit after leaving Bananarama) which must felt like a ‘coming full circle’ moment for Siobhan.

The encore of Love In The First Degree seemed to come far too soon and the almost 2 hour set felt like it was all killer, no filler. It really was a masterclass in bringing a vintage act back with a bang, let’s hope they don’t call it quits again after this tour as I would love the chance to see them perform again!