The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 309

Splashing down on us like a cool autumn shower, the latest list of retro movie picks is here! Will you shelter from the dark clouds with your favourite characters?

SATURDAY 10th November

The Rugrats Movie (1999) E4 8:45am-10:20am
Tommy tries to return his new brother to the baby shop, helped by Angelica, Chuckie, Phil and Lil – but the friends become lost in dense woodlands en route, turning their expedition into a scary and exciting journey of discovery. Animated comedy based on the TV series, with the voices of Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Whoopi Goldberg and Busta Rhymes.

Rugrats Clothing

Rugrats Chase T-Shirt

The Muppet Movie (1979) E4 10:20am-12:15pm
Kermit the frog is persuaded by his agent that he has a future in movies. He sets off on a journey across America to realise his dream, gathering a crowd of like-minded friends along the way – but the owner of a French restaurant plans to make him the dish of the day. Comedy, starring Dom DeLuise and Charles Durning alongside the puppet characters, with cameos from Mel Brooks, Orson Welles and Steve Martin.

Animal The Muppets Pyjamas

Bean (1997) ITV 1:20pm-3:00pm
The hapless fool is employed as a security guard for a British art gallery and is sent to Los Angeles to bring back a famous painting. Unfortunately, he finds himself mistaken for a renowned art professor and invited to make an important presentation. Mel Smith’s British comedy, starring Rowan Atkinson, Burt Reynolds, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Peter Capaldi and June Brown.

Getting Even with Dad (1994) 5STAR 2:45pm-4:55pm
Spoilt child Timmy goes to live with his outwardly respectable father, but realises he is a small-time thief planning his latest robbery. Timmy sets out to reform his dad, and in the meantime manages to fix him up with an attractive undercover cop – leading to much confusion. Family comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson, Glenne Headly and Hector Elizondo.

Field of Dreams (1989) Film4 4:55pm-7:00pm
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.

Iron Man 2 (2010) ITV 6:20pm-8:30pm
Tycoon-turned-superhero Tony Stark confronts a fearsome new foe in a Russian scientist using his own deadly hi-tech weapons to seek revenge. He also faces a struggle to keep his secrets out of the hands of both the government and an amoral rival, and discovers the armour he developed to fight evil is slowly killing him. Action adventure sequel, with Robert Downey Jr, Mickey Rourke and Don Cheadle.

Superhero Merchandise

Avengers Infinity War Gauntlet Shaped Mug

Notting Hill (1999) ITVBe 9:00pm-11:40pm
A recently divorced bookshop owner finds love with a glamorous Hollywood film star, but ends up the focus of unwanted media interest – which makes maintaining a relationship a tricky proposition. Romantic comedy written by Richard Curtis, starring Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans, Emma Chambers, James Dreyfus and Gina McKee.

SUNDAY 11th November

The Great Muppet Caper (1981) E4 12:10pm-2:10pm
Reporters Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear are sacked for missing out on a massive scoop about the theft of jewellery from famous British fashion designer Lady Holiday. To try to re-establish their reputations, the duo and Gonzo fly to London to see if they can track down the culprit. Comedy, with the voices of Jim Henson and Frank Oz, with cameo appearances by John Cleese, Diana Rigg, Charles Grodin and Peter Ustinov.

The Muppets Beaker Planter

Ghostbusters II (1989) Sony Movie Channel 2:40pm-4:50pm
The eccentric spectre-hunters reunite to save New York from a massive river of slime generated by the citizens’ negativity and nasty thoughts. Meanwhile, the spirit of a 16th-century tyrant tries to return to the land of the living by possessing the body of a toddler. Sequel to the supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson.

Ghostbusters TShirt

Ghost Walker T-Shirt from Chunk

Free Willy (1993) Channel 5 2:55pm-4:55pm
A troubled youngster befriends a captive killer whale while working at a marine park. However, their friendship looks set to be short-lived when he learns the park’s greedy owners plan to kill the animal, forcing the boy into a race against time to release the creature back into the ocean. Family drama, starring Jason James Richter, Lori Petty and Michael Madsen.

Volcano (1997) Film4 4:15pm-6:20pm
A river of molten lava spews from an erupting volcano onto the streets of Los Angeles, prompting the head of a crisis agency to team up with an intrepid scientist in a frantic and dangerous bid to save the city’s residents. Disaster thriller, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Keith David and Don Cheadle.

The Mummy (1999) ITV2 4:55pm-7:15pm
A soldier of fortune joins an academic and her conniving brother on an expedition to an ancient Egyptian lost city. The explorers accidentally cause the spirit of a vengeful priest with awe-inspiring supernatural powers to rise from his tomb, leading to a desperate battle for survival. Fantasy action adventure, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo and Oded Fehr.

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.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) 5STAR 9:30pm-11:35pm
A velvet-clad, sex-crazed secret agent from the 1960s agrees to be put into a state of suspended animation after his arch-enemy escapes justice. Thirty years later he is defrosted to do battle with the power-mad villain again, but the mission proves nearly as daunting for him as getting to grips with 1990s social values. Spoof spy adventure, with Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Mimi Rogers, Michael York and Robert Wagner.

 

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, don’t forget to check out our awesome new Friends Drinking Game. Just…. play nice.

Seven Days Of Summer: Day One – 40% Off Selected Superhero Clothing!

 

With more products being added to our offers than you can shake a stick it (literally… we tried), we thought we would outline the best of the best on the blog each day so you don’t miss out. Let’s dive in!

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From Wonder Woman to Thor, we’ve hand-picked some of our favourite designs which now have a whopping 40% off! No min spend, no reason not to love it!

We’re kicking it old school with this awesome The Mighty Thor Marvel T-Shirt featuring the main man himself. You can’t beat a comic style print tee…. right?

Just £9.59 with code!

The Mighty Thor Marvel T-Shirt

Can’t decide which superhero is for you? Pah! You don’t have to with this suuuuper vintage style print Marvel Comics Logo T-Shirt. Great way to show your love for all the greats.

Just £5.99 with code!

Marvel Comics Logo T-Shirt

POWsers! This is one hell of a Wonder Woman TShirt, with a punchy circular logo design with stars. Love it!

Just £5.99 with code!

Wonder Woman Circle Logo T-Shirt

Avengers assembbbllleeeee! Do you think they’re the ultimate dream team? We sure do! Pay homage in classic comic book style with this Marvel The Avengers Vintage Cover Print T-Shirt.

Just £9.59 with code!

Marvel The Avengers Vintage Cover Print T-Shirt

A true leader through and through, this awesome Marvel Captain America Vintage Cover Print T-Shirt screams action and adventure with this stunning print and colours.

Just £9.59 with code!

Marvel Captain America Vintage Cover Print T-Shirt

A character with few words, but manages to see just the right thing, we love getting cosy with our Marvel Guardians Of The Galaxy Groot Hoodie. Instant fan fave for sure.

Just £17.99 with code!

Marvel Guardians Of The Galaxy Groot Hoodie

With great power comes great responsibility…and a great tee! This Spider-Man Fighting Crime Since 1962 T-Shirt honours the awesome crime-fighting legacy of Marvel’s masked protector.

Just £9.59 with code!

Spider-Man Fighting Crime Since 1962 T-Shirt

There you have them peeps! Stay tuned to plenty more amazing deals heading your way over the coming week.

Avengers: Infinity War Competition Now CLOSED! Are You Our Lucky Winner?

That’s a wrap folks! Our big Avengers Infinity War giveaway is now over and boy what fun it was!

We would like to say a HUUUUGE superhero sized thank you to everyone who got stuck into Tweeting, commenting and clicking away. We really appreciate seeing everyone getting the chance to bag some goodies.

So what’s up for grabs??

We teamed up with the awesome people at Paladone to collect some amazing Infinity War prizes to help celebrate the release of this long-awaited and superhero bulging movie adventure.

Infinity War Merchandise

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Up for grab we have *deep breath* a Marvel Avengers Infinity War Glass, Marvel Avengers Infinity War Lenticular Coasters, Marvel Avengers String Lights, Marvel Infinity War Gadget Decals, Marvel Infinity War Travel Mug, Marvel Infinity War Luminart, AND the super cool Infinity War Travel Mug.

Our lucky winner!

Picked totally at random by the Gleam sysyem robots from all your amazing entries, our lucky winner IS….

Leah Smith

Congratulations! We will be contacting you soon to arrange delivery of all your prizes.

Didn’t win? No worries! We’ve got heaps of amazing superheo merchandise for you to get your teeth stuck into, check out some of our faves…

Dark Heather Marvel Comics Band Of Heroes T-Shirt

Dark Heather Marvel Comics Band Of Heroes T-Shirt

Baby Groot And Cassette Guardians Of The Galaxy T-Shirt

Bany Groot TShirt

Guardians Of The Galaxy Groot 3D Mug

Guardians Of The Galaxy Groot 3D Mug

Steve Rogers Super Soldier Captain America Uniform Marvel T-Shirt

Captain America TShirt

So there you have them folks! Have you seen the new film? If so, let us know what you thought below or on any of our other social profiles.

See you soon for more comps!

Giveaway! WIN This Avengers: Infinity War Bundle!

It’s here guys and gals! Surely what it set to be THE ultimate showdown of superhero proportions, Avengers: Infinity War will be hitting the bit screens in the UK and well… we’re pretty excited!

Avengers Infinity War
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So, what’s it all about?
When the evil Thanos begins his mission to find and collect all six Infinity Stones which will give him unparalleled powers to twist and destroy the universe as we know it, The Avengers and a few of their superhero friends must join forces to defeat him and prevent his evil doing. Sounds like a quiet night in, right?
Never one to miss a nice excuse for a cheeky competition, we’ve rounded up some goodies with the help of our friends at Paladone to create a bundle worthy of a superhero! Take a peep…
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How to host an Avengers Themed Party (For Grown Ups)

IT IS FINALLY HAPPENING PEOPLE.

The Infinity War trailer has officially landed.

Nearly a decade on from RDJ’s first outing as Iron Man, the now colossus-sized MCU is about to culminate in every nerd’s wet dream: the long-awaited punch up with interstellar evildoer Thanos.

Just like a dog chasing its tail, now that the moment is upon us and we’ve got what we’ve always wanted… we’re not actually sure what to do with ourselves?

There’s probably only one thing we can do. Avengers themed mega bash anyone?

We thought we’d channel our unbridled nerdish joy into a guide for the ultimate Marvel themed shindig to entertain you and your super friends.

Drinks & Cocktails

Overdo it on these bad boys and you’ll be Thor in the morning (see what we did there).

Natalia Romanova’s Red Russian

Ex-Soviet assassin and S.H.I.E.L.D. super spy Black Widow deserves an equally badass cocktail to match.

Ingredients:
2 Parts Vodka
1 Part Cherry Liqueur/Brandy or Strawberry Schnapps
Ice & Fruit to serve

Simply pour the vodka and liqueur over ice into a short glass or tumbler, then suckerpunch that boozy brew with raspberries or sliced strawberries for an extra fruity finish.

Captain America’s Old Fashioned

So what tipple do you think the first Avenger would drink? The first ever cocktail, duh!

Ingredients:
2 Parts Bourbon
4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Teaspoon Caster Sugar
1 Orange
Ice

To make Steve Rogers’ signature Old Fashioned, mix the bitters and sugar in a low ball glass and stir until all that sugar dissolves. Add your bourbon along with a Hulk-sized chunk of orange peel and give it another wee stir. Last but not least you need to make like the Winter Soldier and get that booze on ice.

Tony Stark’s Tequila Sunrise

Ok, so we’re scraping the barrel here, but it’s red and orange so it kind of works…

Ingredients:
2 Parts Tequila
4 Parts Orange Juice
1 Part Grenadine
Ice

Unlike Iron Man’s arc powered exosuit, this one is super simple to put together. Bung some ice in a highball and follow it up with your tequila and OJ. Slowly & steadily pour in the grenadine so that it settles at the bottom. DO NOT STIR IT.

Avenger Party Decorations & Accessories

Infinity Gauntlet Mug 

INFINITE POWER

Yes, we know mugs are for tea, but why wouldn’t you want to drink every beverage from this Marvelous mug? Complete with all 6 infinity stones (including the missing soul stone), why not swap the boring cocktail tumblers for kickass Infinity Gauntlets instead!?

If you’re not a fan ‘o’ Thanos you can’t go wrong with Black Panther themed steins and mugs.

DIY Bam Ball Bunting

If a party doesn’t have bunting, can you really call it a party?

We found this cheap and cheerful idea over on Pinterest, which is perfect if you blew all your wages on a vibranium weave panther suit (we’ve all been there right?)

Spiderman Lampshades

“Spider Lamp, Spider Lamp, does whatever a Spider Lamp… can”

The Amazing Spider Lamp – durable, collapsible and easy to hang, this sweet lamp shade fits right over your pendant ceiling lights. No web shooters needed.

(We dare you to stick this up without singing this)

P.S. If you’re more “Team Cap” than “Team Tony” or you just want to throw heaps of shade on your mates, check out the matching Captain America Lamp

Om Noms & Nibbles

Hulk SMASH-ed Avocado + Tomato Bruschetta

HULK NEED NIBBLIES!

Rather than pretend we know how to make this (seriously we could burn cornflakes), why not check out Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen and follow her simple steps to making this lean mean tasty plate o’ green.

Mjolnir Marshmallow Treats

Stop! Hammer time! (how has Thor never said this?)

Yeh yeh, we know. It’s just chocolate marshmallows on sticks… but if you use your imagination, it sort of looks like Thor’s Hammer?

Ingredients:
Melted White Chocolate
Black Food Colouring
Skewers

This one is mega simple to Assemble. Load your sticks up with some big ol’ marshmallows and set them aside for later.

Break your white chocolate into a heatproof bowl and sit it over a pan of simmering water. Stir them chunks until it’s as molten as the fiery Norse rivers of Hel. Now this is the point where you can add some of that black food colouring, you should only need a couple of drops to get that grey hammer-y colour. Once mixed serve the bowl on a heatproof mat and get your guests to dip their fluffy pillows in that gooey pool of chocolatey goodness!

Nick Fury Fiery Chipotle Wings

S.H.I.E.L.D. boss man and all round badass Nick Fury first donned his signature eyepatch when he accidentally got some of the punchy chipotle juice in his peepers. We’ve not seen Nick’s origin story yet and until we do this is the fan theory we’re gonna stick to!

As no one from Truffle Shuffle should be let loose anywhere within a 5 mile radius of an oven, we thought it best you follow the recipe put together by the kind folks over @ BBC Good Food

Avengers Themed Outfits

Black Panther Logo T-Shirt

#WakandanAndProud

Why spend a fortune on a black cat leotard when a shirt will do the job (and save your dignity). Make like Chala and represent Wakanda with your pals in this Black Panther Logo Tee. Bonus – because you didn’t buy an actual costume, you can wear it as a normal t-shirt after the party. Win-win.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Earrings

“I am G̶r̶o̶o̶t̶  Cute”

If you’re a tad subtler than Drax or Star Lord and don’t want to be all shouty about your Avenger Allegiances, go for the understated approach and stud some baby Groots to your lug holes instead. That way you can wear whatever outfit you bloomin want and when someone pulls you up for “not making an effort” you can flash your orbs (the purple orb… the MacGuffin from Volume 1)

Avengers Greatest Battle Of All Time T Shirt

Because there’s no skool like the old skool

If you’re that friend that always natters on about how “the comics are way better than the movies” or that you “can’t believe they’re not more faithful to the source material” then we got you covered 😉 Flaunt that insane Marvel knowhow over your mainstream superfan friendos with a classic comic Avengers tee!