The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 22!

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah! It smells like the weekend is upon us! After two whole weeks of movie fasting through attempting to paint and decorate the “Olds” house, utilising my man skills of hanging wallpaper, drinking tea and eating biscuits (I recommend a chocolatey digestive) I am fully in the mood for some awesomely 80’s movies. So like a rocketship full of retro fuel and nostalgic cinematic glory, strap yourself in tight as we stare up at the man in the moon and wonder if he’s really made of cheese before we blast off at supersonic speed into deep dark space.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER

Jurassic Park (1993) ITV1 London 12:45pm-3:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Scientists are given a sneak preview of a safari park inhabited by genetically engineered dinosaurs created by an eccentric tycoon. However, it all goes wrong when a greedy employee sabotages the security systems, allowing the prehistoric beasts to roam free and hunt the visitors. Steven Spielberg’s action adventure, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and Samuel L Jackson.

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) GOLD 5:00pm-7:00pm (2 hours)
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and company try to take Broadway by storm with their college show, setting the stage for a host of misadventures as they yearn for stardom in the Big Apple and set out to raise the money to finance their production. Comedy, performed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, with appearances by Liza Minnelli, Art Carney, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould.

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) TCM 5:35pm-7:15pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Commandant Lassard comes to the conclusion that his staff are overworked, so in an attempt to solve the problem, he assigns the clueless cops to teach a group of equally inept civilians how to combat crime. Comedy sequel, with Steve Guttenberg, Sharon Stone, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow and David Graf.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Channel 5 5:40pm-7:50pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Cute furball Gizmo is reunited with his human friends Billy and Kate, who now work in the New York offices of an eccentric tycoon. However, it is not long before Gizmo has spawned a new generation of murderous carnivores, who quickly overrun the building – and a genetics lab where they produce even more startling mutations. Joe Dante’s comedy sequel, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover and Christopher Lee.

Gizzy Is The Shizzy!!
Gizzy Is The Shizzy!!

Back to the Future (1985) ITV2 8:00pm-10:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Teenager Marty McFly travels back to the 1950s in a time machine built by his eccentric inventor friend. The return journey proves tricky enough, but he also accidentally alters the sequence of events that led to his parents falling in love – and has to persuade his future dad to win his mother’s heart, or he will never be born. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover.

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Cobra (1986) 5USA 9:00pm-10:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A maverick Los Angeles police officer is assigned to the case of a serial killer and becomes convinced the murders are not the work of just one man but an organised gang of psychopaths. His theory turns out to be true and he has to battle to protect the sole surviving witness to their reign of terror. Action thriller, with Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen and Brian Thompson.

SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER

The Cannonball Run (1981) Channel 5 12:50pm-2:45pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A rogue car racer and his manic sidekick compete in an illegal race across America. The crafty duo plan to use an ambulance to keep one step ahead of the police, but face stiff competition from other eccentric speed enthusiasts, all of whom have plenty of dirty tricks up their sleeves. Comedy, starring Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore and Dom DeLuise.

Jaws (1975) Syfy 3:30pm-6:00pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
A New England seaside town’s tourist season is turned into a nightmare by a giant killer shark. The local police chief’s efforts to protect the public are thwarted by the greedy mayor, forcing him to join forces with a grizzled fisherman and a marine biologist to hunt and kill the monster predator. Steven Spielberg’s thriller, starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw.

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Ladies Jaws Movie Poster T-Shirt

Back to the Future Part II (1989) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Dumb and Dumber (1994) Channel 5 7:40pm-10:00pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Dimwitted Rhode Island limousine driver Lloyd Christmas and his equally vacuous friend Harry Dunne embark on a disaster-fraught cross-country trip to Aspen, where they hope to reunite a briefcase with its lady owner. However, the pair are unaware the case contains a $1million ransom they would have been better leaving well alone. Farrelly brothers comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Teri Garr and Mike Starr.

Crocodile Dundee (1986) E4 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
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.

Arthur (1981) ITV3 10:05pm-12:10am (2 hours 5 minutes)
Boozy playboy Arthur Bach is content to drift through life without ambition and await the multimillion-dollar inheritance due to him following an arranged high-society wedding. However, on the threshold of the nuptials, Arthur falls for a penniless shoplifter and begins to doubt whether he wants to go through with the ceremony. Comedy, starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli and an Oscar-winning John Gielgud.

12 lovingly handpicked films wrapped up and tied in a bow for you to choose from.

So whatever you get up to this weekend be good, be polite, always say please and thank you, party hard and if I’ve learned anything from reading fairytales it’s always check under bridges for trolls.

bye bye.

xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 21!

That time again folks where we take you on a journey through time and space with our weekly helping hand for all your retro movie needs! Relax and reminisce with some of the absolute classic 80s films we’ve hand picked for you guys this weekend.

Lights, camera aaand action!!

SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 7:55pm-9:50pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
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 the job. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.

The Terminator (1984) Syfy 10:00pm-12:10am (2 hours 10 minutes)
A cyborg assassin is sent on a murderous mission back in time to the 20th century, where he wreaks havoc while searching for his intended victim – a woman whose unborn son is destined to lead the human race in a war against machines. However, a soldier has also been sent from the future to protect her. James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn

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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Syfy 3:40pm-5:50pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A lonely boy befriends an alien who has been left stranded on Earth. The two develop a psychic connection as the boy helps the extraterrestrial to contact his own people and call for rescue. However, living on Earth starts to have a devastating effect on the visitor’s health, while a government operative is determined to capture him for study. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy, starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace-Stone and Peter Coyote.

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Ladies E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial T-Shirt

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Men's White Extra Terrestrial T-Shirt

Road House (1989) 5USA 9:00pm-11:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A philosophy-reading kung fu expert gains a reputation as the best bouncer around, and is hired by the owner of a rowdy Missouri bar to keep the peace. When he fires some of the establishment’s corrupt staff, he incurs the wrath of a local crime boss who has a stranglehold on the town’s businesses. Action thriller, starring Patrick Swayze, Ben Gazzara, Kelly

SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

When Harry Met Sally (1989) TCM 9:00pm-10:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A man and a woman with different attitudes to life meet by chance and develop a close and long-lasting friendship. But over time, a mutual sexual attraction begins to develop and threatens to ruin their relationship – raising the question whether men and women can ever really be just friends. Romantic comedy, starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan

Back to the Future (1985) ITV2 6:35pm-9:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Teenager Marty McFly travels back to the 1950s in a time machine built by his eccentric inventor friend. The return journey proves tricky enough, but he also accidentally alters the sequence of events that led to his parents falling in love – and has to persuade his future dad to win his mother’s heart, or he will never be born. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover.

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Ladies Flux Capacitor Back To The Future Glow In The Dark T-Shirt

 Men's Flux Capacitor Back To The Future Glow In The Dark T-Shirt
Men's Flux Capacitor Back To The Future Glow In The Dark T-Shirt

Batteries Not Included (1987) Syfy 3:50pm-6:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A family of tiny alien spacecraft intervenes to help the residents of a run-down Manhattan brownstone tenement stop greedy developers from demolishing their homes. However, the miniature flying saucers have the odds stacked against them as they bravely do all they can to save the day. Sci-fi fantasy, starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Frank McRae and Elizabeth Pena.

Dragnet (1987) Sky Movies Comedy 6:10pm-8:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Chalk-and-cheese Los Angeles cops investigate the nefarious activities of a TV evangelist and a pornographic-magazine baron suspected of operating a criminal cult. Comedy spoof of the 1950s TV series, starring Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan and Dabney Coleman.
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Aaaaand CUT! That’s a wrap everyone.
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you play nice, stay safe and we’ll see you here for next week’s installment of retro goodness.

My Top Five 80s Movie Intros…

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.

The weekly retro movie rundown!

Week 2 of the movie rundown and Friday seemed to have nothing on at all 🙁

That said Saturday and Sunday make up for it with some proper corkers, I hope you agree. Read on for my rundown of the movies you just can’t miss on the box this weekend.

Enjoy and have a happy retro weekend my fellow old school movie buffs!

SATURDAY 21st APRIL

Beetlejuice (1988) Channel 5 5:30pm-7:15pm
Recently deceased couple Adam and Barbara Maitland enlist the professional services of a hard-boiled veteran ghost to scare away the obnoxious yuppie family who have moved into their former home. Tim Burton’s supernatural comedy, starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones and Catherine O’Hara.

Jurasic Park III ITV2 5:40pm-7:25pm
Palaeontologist Dr Alan Grant is lured to a dinosaur infested island by a divorced couple who offer to fund his research unaware their real motive is to find their missing son and that the creatures on the island are far more intelligent than anyone suspected, action adventure sequel starring Sam Neil, William H Macy, Tea Leoni and Alessandro Nivola.

Mallrats (1995) Dave 9:00pm-11:00pm
Two slackers head for the local shopping centre to get over being dumped by their girlfriends – only to find their troubles are far from over. Undaunted, they plot to get even on those who have wronged them and win back the girls. Kevin Smith’s comedy, starring Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani and Ben Affleck, with Jason Mewes and Smith himself as their recurring characters Jay and Silent Bob.

Home Alone (1990) Film4 1:00pm-3:00pm
A boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. The youngster initially enjoys his freedom, but is soon forced to resort to ingenious booby traps to defend the family home from two dim-witted burglars. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy

Top Gun Chanel 4 11:20pm-1:25am
An arrogant pilots maverick flying skills earn him a place in an elite US Navy school where he comes into conflict with a fellow student and falls for his civilian instructor. A tragedy in the air threatens to end his military career until an international incident offers him a chance to redeem himself. Aerial action adventure, Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kiler.

SUNDAY 22nd APRIL

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) ITV3 6:00pm-8:00pm
An eccentric confectionery king announces that five children will be given a tour of his wondrous factory. The winners turn out to be a kind-hearted boy from a penniless family and four obnoxious brats, who face a terrible fate when they misbehave. Musical fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum and Roy Kinnear.

Back To The Future Part II (1989) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.


Edward Scissorhands E4 6:55pm-9:pm
A reclusive genius creates a boy but dies before completing him leaving his brainchild with scissor like blades in place of hands. A kindly woman from a near by suburb takes pity on the lonely boy and welcomes him into her home. He quickly becomes a hit in the neighborhood but then his new friends start to turn against him. Tim Burtons Fantasy, Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne West and Vincent Price.

Crocodile Dundee II (1988) Film4 1:00pm-3:10pm
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.

So, get the popcorn ready and let us know which ones you will be watching. Don’t forget to check back same time next week for your weekend’s movie planning! xoxo

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Back To The Future Delorean Up For Auction!

Yes, you read it right! Back to the Future’s III’s iconic DeLorean is part of the upcoming Profiles in History auction and this awesome piece of movie history is expected to fetch a whopping $600,000 when it goes under the hammer in December!

One of only three of the seven DeLoreans used in the trilogy to survive, it was of course fitted with a flux capacitor and fuelled by plutonium,  ready to travel through time when it reached a speed of 88mph.

For fans with slightly less cash to burn, the legendary hoverboard, which featured in Back to the Future Part II, is also on sale and estimated to fetch up to $20,000 (£12,800!)  Marty’s jacket and the shirt worn by his legendary mentor, Doc Brown are also up for grabs.

The auction is being held to raise money for Michael J Fox’s Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Fox who played Marty Mc Fly in the awesome movie trilogy went public with his own battle with Parkinson’s in 1998 after he was diagnosed seven years previously.

The auction, which will include other items of film memorabilia including a pair of Wizard of Oz ruby slippers, will take place December 15 to 17 so if you’re prepared to dig pretty damn deep, keep your eye on the auction site here as more details will be revealed soon.

If however (like us,) these amazing pieces of movie memorabilia are sadly out of reach, never fear! Luckily, you can get your very own little piece of Back To The Future for just £5.99 right here on TruffleShuffle.com!

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OK So it might not quite be able to travel through time but we reckon it’s still pretty damn cool!

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