The Big Fat Weekend Sofa Movie Challenge

If like me, you’re bored to the back teeth of trashy reality T.V then boy have we got a treat for you this weekend! Prepare to cosy up with us TruffleShufflers on the sofa and veg out big time out for a  full on old school movie master class.

Yes, I’ve quite literally challenged myself to watch as many retro movies as possible over the coming weekend. Don’t worry – I’ve only chosen movies available on freeview or terrestrial channels so everyone can join in with my square eyed extravaganza.

The amount of awesome movies on the old telly box is quite frankly incredible so here’s my very own old school TV guide for your viewing pleasure!

SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER

As most normal people don’t get out of bed on a Saturday before Noon, I’m starting with James Bond Live and Let Die which is on ITV4 at 12:30 – 3:00pm!

Here’s a taster of that famous crocodile scene to wet your appetite…

Complete with the awesome Paul McCartney theme tune that later was made even more awesome by Guns N Roses,  the legend that is Roger Moore and the weird voodoo stuff, it’s the perfect wake up call to start off the movie marathon.

OK so you’ve got half an hour to grab yourself a cup of tea and a quick bite of late lunch in preparation for the next in line, that modern day classic Men in Black which is on 5* at 3:30 – 5:25.

Men in black

Join Will smith and Tommy Lee Jones as they hunt down the scum of the universe – great for all the family too!

You might have to miss the last 30 mins though because next up, I’ve found a proper 80’s classic which really can’t be missed! It’s only flipping Brewster’s Millions which is on ITV4 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

For anyone who hasn’t seen it (really??!) the comedy legend that is Richard Prior has to spend 30 million dollars in just one month or he’ll lose get his inheritance. Cue loads of laughs and plenty of feel good moments – it really is a bloody brilliant film and my pick of the day!

Time for a tea and toilet break as you’ve got 30 minutes before the next instalment of my movie marathon which is the 2009 remake of Star Trek, on from 7:30pm-10pm on Channel 4.

For a more authentic experience, we recommend slipping into one of our Star Trek Dressing Gowns to prepare yourself for going boldly where no man has gone before!

Men's Star Trek Spock Bath Robe £40.00
Men's Star Trek Spock Bath Robe £40.00

Live long and prosper folks as we reckon that after all the movie mayhem, it’s definitely time for bed (although if you do feel like staying up, the cracking Eddie Murphy Raw is on Film 4 at 11:05pm-12:50am.)

SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER

Never fear though as when you wakey wakey on Sunday – you’ve got a tonne of pure 80’s gold to look forward to!

We’ve got a breakfast treat for you as we’re starting with War games, an early 80’s classic which is on from 11:00am-1:20pm on ITV1


The film follows David Lightman (the awesome Matthew Broderick), a young hacker who unwittingly accesses WOPR, a United States military supercomputer programmed to predict possible outcomes of nuclear war. Lightman gets WOPR to run a nuclear war simulation, originally believing it to be a computer game but it causes a national nuclear missile scare and nearly starts World War III. Definitely worth waking up early (well early-ish) for!

Most excitingly of all though, on channel 5 from 2:00-4:00pm, you’ve only got The Goonies to enjoy! Perfectly timed to coincide with the Sunday Roast, prepare for some proper family fun with Chunk and the gang! And don’t forget to join in for the Truffle Shuffle scene in our honour…..

Preferably wearing our Men’s How To Do The Truffle Shuffle Goonies T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune Good god we love this film!

If time travel was actually possible I would then watch Back to the Future which is on from 5:55pm-8:00pm on ITV2 meaning it it overlaps with Transformers Revenge of the Fallen which starts at 6:40pm-9:00pm Channel 4.

Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Men's T Shirt from American Classics £19.99
How has no-one invented time travel yet?

Which to choose? Well don’t know about you but I’m going to leave it up my magic 8 Ball!

Finally, to top off our weekend long movie marathon, finish up with  Trading Places which is on from 9:00pm-11:15 on Film 4. More Eddie Murphy this time alongside Dan Aykroyd

Pheweeeeeee……..that old school movie combo should definitely quench your movie thirst and tingle those celluloid taste buds for another week. Bring it on!

FYI….
If I succeed in this challenge I’ll be sure to let you all know and if you choose to join in, let us know how you fared and if there are other movies I may have missed!

Oh and of course, if you’re in need of more 80’s movie nostalgia head on over to our main site where you’ll find an awesome selection of tees for movie buffs!

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Great Scott! Back for the Future???

Being a child of the 80s meant that I grew up being ‘WOWed’ by a whole host of amazing movies such as Goonies, E.T, Labyrinth and Ghostbusters. But there is one movie that I watched so much I managed to wear out the VHS tape, this movie was Back to the Future 2.

If you haven’t ever seen Back to the Future 2, where have you been?

The story is about a character called Marty McFly who has only just got back from the past (Back to the Future), when he is picked up by Dr. Emmett Brown in his DeLorean time machine and sent through time to the future, 2015 to be precise. Marty’s job in the future is to pose as his son to prevent him being thrown in prison. Unfortunately, things get worse when the future changes the present. Check out the original trailer below…

Being a car and gadget obsessed youngster there were a whole host of reasons to make me excited about this movie, the DeLorean time machine now being able to fly, Hover Boards, pretty much everything to do with 2015 (The future looks amazing) but there is one thing in this movie I remember wanting more than anything else. Marty McFly’s Nike Sneakers! The light-up emblem and power laces blew me away. These are the best shoes never made….

Not any more….. 22 years later and Nike have (kind of) made my dreams come true with the 2011 Nike MAG….

Nike MAG Sneakers
Nike MAG Sneakers

Want to know more about these famous sneaks? Well, The glowing LED panel is there as is the electroluminescent NIKE logo on the strap. The foam support in the ankle and toe box have been increased for comfort which differs from the original in the “Back to the Future” movie. The MAG can be illuminated by pinching the corner of the high top. The feature itself makes it the first rechargeable footwear from Nike. Each shoe holds a five hour charge.

And while the power-lacing system isn’t a reality just yet (apparently Nike is working on it), from the 8th September Nike listed a limited run of 1500 pairs of MAGs on ebay. 150 pairs have been selling everyday and will continue upto the 18th September. With prices ranging from $1200 to $4250 you will need fairly deep pockets to get your hands on some. Click here to go to the Nike MAG ebay pages.

If you are lucky enough to get your hands on some of these fabulous shoes, not only will you be the envy of all your mates but you can be firm in the knowledge that your love of all things retro has helped out a great charity. All net proceeds from the sale of Nike MAGs will be going to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. I think you’ll agree, this is a WIN-WIN situation!

If any of our fans are lucky enough to actually get a pair, send a pic into our Facebook page so we can all be extremely jealous of you!!

Whilst you are here, why not check out my Top 3 Back to the Future goodies from TruffleShuffle?

The Delorean Men's Back To The Future T-Shirt from American Classics - £22.99
The Delorean Men's Back To The Future T-Shirt from American Classics - £22.99
Men's Back To The Future Biff Co T-Shirt from American Classics - £22.99
Men's Back To The Future Biff Co T-Shirt from American Classics - £22.99
Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Men's T Shirt from American Classics - £19.99
Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Men's T Shirt from American Classics - £19.99

Take Yourself Back to the Future with Our Official Range of BTTF T-Shirts!

The legend that is Michael J Fox turned 50 this month and we couldn’t let his birthday pass without paying a little tribute to the role that made him a bona fide movie star!

Although we are of course big fans of his characters in the likes of Teen Wolf, Doc Hollywood, The Hard Way and The Frighteners – it was his winning performance as Marty Mc Fly that really put him on the map. Easily one of the best movie trilogies of all time, Back To The Future follows the adventures of Marty and the eccentric scientist, Dr. Emmett Brown (played by Christopher Lloyd) as they use their modified Delorean to travel back in time to different periods of the history of Hill Valley, California. The first film was the highest-grossing film of 1985 and became an international phenomenon, leading to the second and third films which were filmed back to back and released in 1989 and 1990. Though the two sequels did not perform quite as well at the box office as the first film, the trilogy remains insanely popular even now so we couldn’t resist taking a little trip in our mental time machines to relive what is in our opinion, the best bits from this awesome franchise!

Check them out below…….

1. 1.21 Gigawatts

Or to be more precise, what the Flux Capacitor needs in order to make time travel possible!

2. The Delorean

The legendary Delorean was Doctor Brown’s most successful invention, a plutonium powered time machine comprising of a DeLorean DMC-12 sports car that had to reach 88 miles per hour in order to travel through time! Built by the DeLorean Motor Company in Northern Ireland, it was the only model ever produced by the company and although around 9,000 DMC12s were made before production stopped in late 1982, today, only about 6,500 DeLorean Motor Cars are believed to still exist! Instead of being primed and painted, it’s plated with stainless steel and who can forget those distinctive gullwing doors? As the doc himself said, “The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine out of a car, why not do it with some style!”

3. Hoverboard scene

The hoverboard was a special effect from Back to the Future II that immediately replaced the flying car as the flagship dream of hyper-advanced technology. The perfect storm of nerd-child fantasies, it had all the appeal of futuristic tech, the dream of pure flight and the raw aesthetic lust of all the best toys. Sadly – even more than 20 years on, no-one has invented the real thing but when they do, we’ll be first in the queue!

4. Johnny B Goode

One of the signature moments of BTTF is when Marty brings the house down with Johnny B Goode! Dubbed over by Mark Campbell, he sings it at ‘The Enchantment Under The Sea Dance‘ when he travels back to 1955 (three years before the song’s actual release). McFly, who subs in for the lead guitarist after he was injured, plays the song on stage and while that’s going on, the lead singer, Marvin Berry, calls his cousin Chuck about a “new sound he has been looking for,” suggesting that in the new timeline, Chuck Berry got the idea for the song from Marty’s cover of him from the old timeline. Confused yet?

5. Roads…where we’re going we don’t need roads.

One of Doc Browns many classic lines, this quote from the final scene of the first movie is a definite fave! Marty McFly tells Doc Brown that they don’t have enough street to get up to 88 miles per hour and Doc looks over at Marty and explains that “Where we’re going… We don’t need roads…” The perfect end to a perfect movie we reckon.

So what do you think? Let us know if you think there are any others we might have missed, and what your favourites are!

Plus, if like us you’ve enjoyed reliving all the best bits then why not show your love for the classic BTTF with one of our Back To The Future T-Shirts, Gifts and Accessories. We’ve got a loads of different designs available for guys and gals featuring the likes of the legendary Delorean Time Machine, the Flux Capacitor, The Enchantment Under The Sea Dance print (the dance in which Marty Mcfly’s parents George Mcfly and Lorraine Baines fell in love and had their first kiss) and Biff and Co. Enterprises (a reference to Biff Tannen’s company that he formed with the money he won by gambling with the help of a Grays Sports Almanac from 2015.) You can even enjoy a nice cup of tea and reminisce with a super-cool retro ‘Back To The Future’ mug!

Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Men's T Shirt from American Classics £19.99
Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Men's T Shirt from American Classics £19.99
Ladies Back To The Future Delorean Burnout T-Shirt from American Classics £24.99
Ladies Back To The Future Delorean Burnout T-Shirt from American Classics £24.99
Back To The Future Mug £5.99
Back To The Future Mug £5.99

Just click on the link below for all the BTTF goodies and when this baby hits 88mph your going to see some serious S***.

Back To The Future Merchandise @ TruffleShuffle.com

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You know you were an 80′s child when…

As children of the 80’s we are always on the look-out for nostalgic, retro memories to inspire us in our quest to find you the most amazingly fabulous tees and gifts! We recently stumbled across these wicked ‘you know you are a child of the 80’s when…’ quotes which made us chuckle and got us thinking this would be an ace idea for our Friday comp! So if you need a little inspiration to help you come up with the most amusing/strange/quirky answer then take a wee look below!
You know you are a child of the 80’s when:
Snap bracelets were always getting you in trouble at school.

Friendship bracelets were ties that couldn’t be broken.

You ever read Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Babysitters Club, Forever or Sweet Valley High.

You know all the words to “Ice Ice Baby”.


You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.

You wanted to be on “Jim’ll Fix It”.

You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before he had plastic surgery.

You wore one of those slap-on wristbands at somepoint…or heaven forbid one of those T-shirts that changed colour with heat (Global
Hypercolour) or one of those t-shirt rings on one side.

You had slouch socks and puff painted your own t-shirt at least once.

You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, Wax off”.

You were upset when She-ra, Princess of Power and He-Man got cancelled.

You can remember watching Saved by the Bell for endless hours, back when they were new episodes.

You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.

You hold a special place in your heart for “Back to the Future.”

You know someone who appeared on Wac-a-day.

You know where to go if you “wanna go where everybody knows your name.”

You wanted to be a Goonie. (“Goonies never say die.”)

You remember Madonna in her cone stage.

You knew “The Artist” when he was humbly called “Prince.”

You say ‘PJ and Duncan’ not ‘Ant and Dec’.

Not only did you wear fluorescent-neon clothing, but they were mismatched with fingerless gloves and toweling socks. And who can forget those shellsuits!!!

You could break dance (ok, you wished you could)

You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.

You remember M.C. Hammer.

You can still sing the rap to “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”….

You can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The fresh Prince and NOT just plain Will Smith!

You own any cassettes.

You owned a pair of L.A. Gear, Keds, or Converse tennis shoes.

You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ALF or ET lunchbox.

You have ever pondered on why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.

You ever had a Swatch Watch.

You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the “Care Bear stare.”

You had Wonder Woman or Superman undies.

You believed that “By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!”

You spent hours in the basement building and re-building Lego cities.

Big wheels and BMX’s were the way to go.

With your pink (or blue) portable tape player, you sang to Kylie and Jason!

If you ever owned Polly Pocket or Micro Machines.

If you ever made Ken fall in love with Barbie.

You know what ” Psyche” means.

Partying “like it’s 1999” seemed SO far away.

You knew that Transformers were “more than meets the eye”.

Watching Neighbours was considered essential

You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.

Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.

You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine song on Sesame Street.

Go on, give it a go, you know you want to! And you are in with a chance of winning a £25.00 voucher to spend on the site! Wooooo!!!
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