The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 89

Herman’s Hermits it’s the Weekend!

So as the night creeps in and we get a little sleepy, let us slip into our matching his and hers polka dot pyjamas before we climb into a big comfy king sized bed of retro movie magic, so we can rest our heads on fluffy pillows of cinematic magnificence, while we drift off gently to the land of celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 8TH MARCH

Curly Sue (1991) ITV2 2:45 pm-4:50 pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A homeless conman takes a nine-year-old street urchin under his wing and together they set about devising a scheme to swindle a rich corporate lawyer, unaware that meeting her will mark the start of an altogether new life. Family comedy, starring James Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz and Steve Carell.

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) E4 9:00 pm-11:05 pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Wisecracking Detroit detective Axel Foley returns to Los Angeles to investigate the shooting of an old friend, and uncovers a connection with a spate of violent robberies carried out by a criminal who leaves a mysterious calling card. Comedy thriller sequel, with Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox and Brigitte Nielsen

Beverly Hills Cop II

Blades of Glory (2007) BBC3 9:15 pm-10:45 pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
A bad boy figure skater and his effeminate arch-enemy are banned from the sport after their intense rivalry results in a brawl. However, the pair find a loophole in the regulations allowing them to enter the world championships as the first ever same-sex pair – if they can put aside their differences long enough to compete. Comedy, starring Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett and Amy Poehler

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Film4 1:50 am-3:55 am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A young strait-laced couple stranded by a storm take shelter in an eerie castle, where they are enticed into the weird world of a menagerie of debauched characters – presided over by a mad sex-crazed transvestite scientist – and undergo a startling transformation as they let go of their inhibitions. Cult musical, with Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and the show’s creator Richard O’Brien

Ladies Rocky Horror Picture Show Lips Scoop Neck T-Shirt from Junk Food
Ladies Rocky Horror Picture Show Lips Scoop Neck T-Shirt from Junk Food

SUNDAY 9TH MARCH

Clueless (1995) Film4 4:50 pm-6:45 pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A rich high-school student uses all her charm and financial clout to boost a new pupil’s image, but soon finds she has created a monster – while her own popularity suffers in the process. Comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma, starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd.

Clueless T-Shirt
Ladies Clueless Ugh As If! Slub Scoop Neck T-Shirt

Ladies Clueless Movie Cast Racerback Tank Top Vest
Ladies Clueless Racerback Tank Top Vest

Batman & Robin (1997) ITV2 7:30 pm-10:00 pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
The caped crusader and his sidekick take on the villainous Mr Freeze, who plans to destroy Gotham City with an icy doomsday weapon unless his demands are met. The dynamic duo also have to contend with femme fatale Poison Ivy, who is determined to drive a wedge between them. Comic-book adventure, starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman and Chris O’Donnell.

Batman Logo T-Shirt
Ladies Red Batman Graffiti Logo T-Shirt

Batman T-Shirt
Men's Blue Marl DC Comics Batman Slogan T-Shirt

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Film4 9:00 pm-11:20 pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A fast-talking US Army disc jockey is sent to entertain the GIs in 1960s Saigon, but he enrages the military top brass by blasting the airwaves with his irreverent and controversial view of the conflict in South-East Asia. Comic drama, starring Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker and Bruno Kirby

Good Morning, Vietnam

Shaun of the Dead (2004) Syfy 9:00 pm-11:10 pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An unambitious 29-year-old man trapped in the job from hell and recently dumped decides to get his life back on track. Unfortunately, he has to put his plans on hold when zombies rise from their graves and stalk the streets of London’s suburbs to feast on the living. Comedy horror, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Dylan Moran, Lucy Davis, Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton

Shaun Of The Dead T-Shirt
Men's Shaun Of The Dead Costume T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember double flush for courtesy and all ways enjoy yourselves.

Our Top Batman Gadgets We’d Love to Own

As lovers of everything Batman, one thing that always makes us fall just that little bit extra in love with the caped crusader is his impressive arsenal of gadgets!

Whether he’s getting himself out of trouble or taking down the latest villains, Batman always surprises us with his latest top-of-the-range cutting edge gadget that are the perfect tools for the job of protecting Gotham City.
As a bit of fun and to help remind ourselves and you guys of the impressive collection, we thought we would rustle up a little shortlist of some of our personal favourites that we would love to own for every day (maybe not everyday then) life. Take a look….

Grapple Gun

Originally debuted on the silver screen in 1989’s Batman, the grapple gun has certainly taken Batman out of some sticky situations as well as keeping him on the tails of those pesky baddies. Essentially a spring loaded hook attached to some special ultra thin, ultra strong wire to keep everything nice and compact, it can be launched anywhere and will pull you up and away out of danger.

Why do we want this? Well, imagine this…walking down the street and spot someone you’d rather not speak to…fire and away you go until the coast it clear. Social bliss! Plus it beast walking up flights of stairs huh.

Heel Propellers

Perhaps one of his lesser known gadgets and only really seen in the comic series, essentially heel propellers are just that….special propellers built into his boots. Could you really imagine batman floundering around in the water with a full suit on? Na!

Why do we want this? Two reasons mainly…swimming is hard, tiring and well for us at least, slow. Secondly, FUN! How much fun would it be to effortlessly whizz around in the water with some of these?? Enough said.

Shark Spray

Fans of the classic Batman films will know this one! Who could forget that classic tension building sequence from BATMAN: THE MOVIE, in which Adam West has a ‘slightly less than real’  shark attached to his leg and punching it just won’t do, so Robin must leave the helicopter on auto-pilot and scale the ladder to pass him (upside down) his shark repellent bat spray. Impressive stuff! If you haven’t yet seen this clip, a little YouTube search is a MUST!

Why do we want this? To be perfectly honest, we doubt it would come in much use in our typical day, but who knows where our heel propellers could take us! Mostly it would be bragging rights for down the local really.

Batmobile

Possibly one of the coolest cars ever to hit the silver screens, the legendary Batmobile is one of the most ultimate cars. It can go everywhere, do everything and is about as subtle as a sucker-punch to a lions face…if you get the message. While there have been a few versions of this ultimate gadget, the latest edition is about as functional as they come and would be our pick of the pack.

Why do we want this? Easy one! Wherever you want to go, whatever the situation, this thing will take it on with east. No one will dream of cutting you up on your daily commute will they? Probably gets good MPG too…. okay maybe not.

Memory Fiber Bat Cape


First seen in Batman Begins, when Batman charges his cape with an electric current, the material becomes rigid and takes on a shape mimicking bat wings. He can then use his cape like a glider and, next to his grappling hook, it’s the closest he comes to actually flying. Not only does this thing look cool, but it means you can fly….or maybe just fall with a lot more style perhaps.

Why do we want this? Ever find yourself stuck at the top of a building with no way of getting off? Nor us BUT if you ever did this would be the perfect thing. Would also make any fancy dress party and easy choice at least.

That’s all folks, what gadgets would you most like to own? Let us know with a comment below.

Get some batman in your life the easy way with our huge range of retro Batman T-Shirts including these little beauties…

Ladies Black Batman V-Neck T-Shirt
Ladies Black Batman V-Neck T-Shirt

Men's Dark Grey Washed Batman Logo T-Shirt from Fabric Flavours
Men's Batman T-Shirt from Fabric Flavours

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New Junk Food T-Shirts to Tempt Your Fashion Tastebuds

Crowned as the original vintage t-shirt producers, Junk Food Clothing has never failed to bring us some of the coolest and designs from the biggest and best childhood characters we all know and love. Obviously even from the humble beginnings of TruffleShuffle we have been HUGE fans of everything the Junk Food team have created and proudly stock as much of their retro classic designs as possible to give you guys the chance to get stuck into some of their amazing quality and print creations.

With sooooo many new Junk Food T-Shirts coming in think and fast, we thought we would give you a little glimpse at some of the latest designs and styles to hit the TruffleShuffle shelves. Take a look at this little run down featuring some of our top picks.

Ladies over sized t-shirts
Flattering, retro, comfortable and oh so versatile, the classic over sized t-shirt has been a wardrobe staple for as long as we can remember at least and have just been given the junk food treatment with these amazing new tees! Featuring the lovable Thumper from Bambi and a classic Batman and Robin print, these designs will make the perfect centerpiece for a casual or even statement look.

 Ladies Dark Grey Thumper Vintage Sketch Bambi Mid Sleeve Oversized T-Shirt
Ladies Dark Grey Thumper Vintage Sketch Bambi Mid Sleeve Oversized T-Shirt

 Ladies Black Batman And Robin Mid Sleeve Oversized T-Shirt
Ladies Black Batman And Robin Mid Sleeve Oversized T-Shirt

Superhero T-Shirts
For as long as we’ve had superheroes, we’ve had superhero T-Shirts! Saving the day on an hourly basis, the classic names and faces of the superhero world including Captain America, Superman, Thor and Iron Man have had their place in any retro lover, comic book reader and cartoon watcher’s collection.

Men's Black Captain America Vintage T-Shirt
Men's Black Captain America Vintage T-Shirt

Men's Marvel Avengers Vintage Print T-Shirt
Men's Marvel Avengers Vintage Print T-Shirt

Star Wars T-Shirts
Tune into the Dark Side with these awesome new Star Wars tees from the Junk Food Autumn ’12 collection. Featuring the main man himself Darth Vader as well as a amazing contrast Chewbacca And Princess Leia tee, these amazing new designs ooze vintage influences with their vintage style prints and feel, definitely not your average star wars tees from certain high street stores.

Men's Blue Triblend Star Wars Dark Side Radio Ringer T-Shirt
Men's Blue Triblend Star Wars Dark Side Radio Ringer T-Shirt

 Men's Washed Black Star Wars Chewbacca And Princess Leia Need A Lift T-Shirt
Men's Black Star Wars Chewbacca And Princess Leia Need A Lift T-Shirt

Cartoon T-Shirts
Toon in to some classics with our collection of toon tees featuring some of the biggest tv celebs such as Snoopy and Papa Smurf! These super soft triblend Cartoon T-Shirts are a great way to show off your love for the characters we all grew up with in true vintage style.

Men's Triblend Snoopy Free Pony Rides T-Shirt
Men's Triblend Snoopy Free Pony Rides T-Shirt

Men's Blue Triblend Smurfs Call Me Papa T-Shirt
Men's Blue Triblend Smurfs Call Me Papa T-Shirt

If you’re left wanting more, check out the full range of junk food t-shirts at TruffleShuffle.co.uk and get your vintage fashion fill today!

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Guest Post! The Caped Crusader: Yep it’s Batman…

I was VERY tempted to name this blog post  “na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na naaa Batman!” because as you have probably realised by now that’s how mature I am. But there’s something about superheroes such as Batman that bring out that childish side to you. We all know that the idea of a man getting superpowers after being bitten by a radioactive spider or a man going around dressed as a bat is quite ridiculous yet we’re still enticed and get stupidly excited about this fantasy world.

Perfect example of this is of course ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ which is the third and final instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

I’ve never seen so many people- of all ages-get so excited by one film. It is definitely a buzz that only certain movies bring. After all, superheroes are amazing. Growing up I used to love watching superhero films such as Superman and Batman. Even TV series such as Wonder Woman and don’t laugh…Captain Planet.

Batman is the one superhero that really takes me back to my childhood. Forget the films; I always preferred Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo in the TV series. I can remember watching the TV series during our summer holidays on Channel 4 around 1.30pm! At the time they were so gripping and totally believable. I never questioned the convenient gadgets (there are 100 flights of stairs and the lifts not working…oh wait we can use the Batjet which is conveniently placed in the Batmobile) or the fact that nobody could tell that it was Bruce Wayne as Batman.  Who can forget the “Bam! Crash! Wallops!”?

It was this cheesy side of Batman that I preferred growing up and despite watching most of the Batman films my allegiance was always to the 1960’s caped crusader. But then Christian Bale happened.
Man he’s beautiful. But forget his beautiful face for a second if you can…it was his dark and suave Batman that got me gripped. Christopher Nolan’s Batman was a far cry from the ones I was used to- and I liked it!

So last week, I too was stupidly excited for the release of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. With the day off from work, I managed to watch it before my friends who are die-hard Batman fans. Ha!

Without spoiling the film for those of you who haven’t seen it, it was amazing. I think the words “Oh Em Gee!” really sum it up.

After watching the film, all I wanted to do was put on a mask and go fight crime. But I sort of chickened out. So instead I put on a TruffleShuffle tee and just pretended I was Batman. Safer that way really…

As we’ve finally got a bit of sunshine, I wore my AWESOME Junk Food slouchy Batman t-shirt with some vintage denim shorts, spotty tights and hi top trainers. Not forgetting my aviators for the sunshiiine.

When I first got my latest Junk Food t-shirt (sized Medium) I thought woah this is big but once worn it looked fine as it’s meant to be slouchy. Perfect for when the weather is like this as its more comfortable and cooler.

Obviously being me, I couldn’t resist putting on a makeshift cape and pretending to be Batman. So mature Sunny, so mature.

I think this is the reason I’m not featured on the ‘cool’ blogger lists haha. But hey that’s the beauty of Truffleshuffle t-shirts. You get to relive your childhood and bring out that fun side of you! Who wants to be a bore!? Not me.

And if you’re not a fan of Batman *disappointed face* then there are loads of tees available that you could look cool in. I’ve got my eyes on the new Rocky t-shirts (yo Adrian!) as well as the Big Bang Theory T-shirts (Bazinga).

But for now, I’ve got a city to protect from crime and injustice. Ahem…

Sunny

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Batman’s Run in with the Law

‘Holy Cow!’ even Batman can get pulled over by the cops while he’s off to saving the world in his Batmobile! Well almost.

Swapping the legendary Batmobile this time for an equally flashy convertible Lamborghini, this caped crusader has hit cyberspace is week thwhen he was recently spotted being pulled over by police during a recent peace keeping outing in Maryland USA.

What a legend! Take a look…

The story is that this anonymous and wealthy philanthropist likes to dress up as Batman and give sick kids in the hospital special visits, when he’s not fighting crime and cleaning up the streets that is!

Apprently all it takes to stop one man and his mission to help save the city is having a wrong numberplate. Somehow we get the feeling that the police where slightly less interested in the numberplate than getting to meet a real life hero.

Fancy getting in on some crime fighting action? Check out our fab range of Batman T-Shirts from only £19.99!

Men's Classic Batman Logo Black T-Shirt £19.99
Ladies Batgirl Femme Fatale Scoop Neck T-Shirt

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