Dante’s Inferno! the weekend starts now
So in the deepest darkest corner of a dimly lit rickety old wooden shack by the side of a book shelf full of dusty old paper backs with dog eared pages, let us be your small yet slightly imposing house spider, as we spin for you a web of mega cinematic fortitude so we can catch fat, juicy retro movie moments then we’ll scurry away and bask in the celluloid wonder.
Have a happy retro weekend!
SATURDAY 31st August
King Ralph (1991) ITV2 11:50am-1:45pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A slobbish Las Vegas lounge singer succeeds the British throne when a freak accident wipes out the entire royal family. A loyal aristocra desperately tries to stop the loud-mouthed American unwittingly bringing the monarchy into disrepute, while a scheming lord plots to make his reign a short one. Comedy, starring John Goodman, Peter O’Toole, John Hurt and Richard Griffiths.
Grease (1978) Film4 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Rebellious American teenager Danny falls for innocent Australian girl Sandy during the summer holidays, but when he later finds out she is a new student at his school, he risks losing her love by trying to act cool in front of his friends. Romantic musical set in the 1950s, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and Barry Pearl
Days of Thunder (1990) E4 9:20pm-11:25pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
An arrogant racing driver is determined to seize the reigning champion’s crown, but a serious crash jeopardises his chances of ever racing again. Drama, starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid and John C Reilly
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Channel 4 9:20pm-12:05am (2 hours 45 minutes)
A reprogrammed killing machine is sent back in time to the 20th century to protect John Connor, a teenage boy whose destiny is to save the human race. After breaking John’s mother out of a mental institution, the pair set out to avert a future nuclear war – pursued by an advanced prototype terminator with shape-changing powers. Sci-fi action adventure sequel, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick
SUNDAY 1st September
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Channel 4 2:30pm-4:25pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Lively teenager Bianca is not allowed to start dating until her man-hating sister Kat does first – but no boy is brave enough to ask her out. However, Bianca’s would-be boyfriend thinks he has found the perfect man for the job in the shape of a quirky loner with a mysterious past. Comedy, based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, starring Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Larisa Oleynik.
Every Which Way But Loose (1978) ITV4 4:45pm-7:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A truck driver travels across America with his faithful orang-utan competing in bare knuckle fights for extra cash. He becomes smitten with a country singer who subsequently vanishes without a trace, so man and ape set off in search of her – with an enraged gang of bikers in pursuit. Action comedy, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis and Beverly D’Angelo.
Footloose (1984) E4 8:00pm-10:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A rebellious, hip-swinging student from the city moves to a small religious community, where he instantly clashes with an old-school fire-and-brimstone preacher – who has banned dancing and rock ‘n’ roll because he considers them immoral. Drama, starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Chris Penn, Dianne Wiest and Sarah Jessica Parker
Strange Days (1995) Syfy 11:10pm-2:20am (3 hours 10 minutes)
A paranoid ex-cop dealing in illegal virtual-reality experiences receives a compact disc that contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Suspecting an old flame might be in danger, he investigates further and uncovers a secret that could throw the entire city into chaos on New Year’s Eve, 1999. Kathryn Bigelow’s sci-fi thriller, starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis and Tom Sizemore.
Hawwooooga! Bonus movie trailer moment to get in the mood.
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The answer to their question “Can you imagine Clint Eastwood sharing his feelings with an orang-utan ?
Yes, yes I can.
Whatever you get up to this weekend remember to shack it before you bake it and enjoy yourselves.