The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 57!

Yippikaiya! Weekend Time!

So in the dark and rough sub zero seas off the Gulf of Alaska, while waves crash against the bow of a  weather beaten fishing trawler let us be your sea hardened Captain as we navigate you to retro cinematic greatness, we’ll cast our nets for mega movie awesomeness so we can catch tons of classic silver screen moments. Have a happy retro Father’s Day weekend!

SATURDAY 15th June

Ghostbusters (1984) 5* 3:25pm-5:30pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Three eccentric scientists put their hi-tech gadgetry and knowledge of the paranormal to money-making use by setting up in business as  freelance ghost catchers. A musician calls them in to investigate when she sees strange creatures in her kitchen, only to end up  possessed. As the spook-hunting team members deal with an attempt to shut their operation down, they discover an evil demonic entity is  being summoned into existence and it falls to them to stop this creature from destroying the world. Supernatural comedy adventure,  starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Rick Moranis

Men's White Retro Star Cars Vintage T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Men's White Retro Star Cars Vintage T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Men's White Retro Star Cars Vintage T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Men's White Retro Star Cars Vintage T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Superman II (1980) 5USA 6:25pm-9:00pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
The Man of Steel meets his match in the form of three fugitive villains from his home planet of Krypton. Flying down to Earth, the super- powered trio unleash a reign of terror in a bid to take over the world – but Superman is not there to stop them, having surrendered his  powers to lead a normal life with his beloved Lois Lane. Comic-strip adventure sequel, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Terence Stamp  and Margot Kidder

Ladies Black DC Comics Justice League T-Shirt
Ladies DC Comics Justice League T-Shirt

Men's Blue Distressed Superman Logo T-Shirt
Men's Blue Superman Logo T-Shirt

Short Circuit (1986) Syfy 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours )
A military robot is struck by lightning and develops a mind of its own. The machine embarks on a series of comic misadventures, but the  company that made him want him back. He realises his only hope is to convince the scientist who invented him that he really is alive.  Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy and Fisher Stevens.

Kingpin (1996) Channel 4 11:20pm-1:25am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A former 10-pin bowling champion prodigy turns conman and hits the bottle when an accident leads to the loss of his hand. To revive his  flagging fortunes, he goes all out to persuade a gifted Amish man to take up the sport professionally so he can cash in on his prize- winnings. Comedy from the Farrelly brothers, starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel and Bill Murray

SUNDAY 16th June

Batteries Not Included (1987) ITV London 4:35pm-6:35pm (2 hours )
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

Mr Bean‘s Holiday (2007) ITV2 8:15pm-10:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
The bumbling fool wins first prize in the church raffle – a trip to France and a video camera. His travels cause chaos as he disrupts a film shoot in Cannes, to the fury of its megalomaniac director, and is then accused of kidnapping a youngster. Comedy, starring Rowan Atkinson, Willem Dafoe, Emma de Caunes and Max Baldry.

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Ladies Mr Bean Passport Photo T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Men's Mr Bean Passport Photo T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Men's Mr Bean Passport Photo T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Escape to Victory (1981) ITV4 6:40pm-9:00pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Allied PoWs take to the football field when a group of Nazi officers comes up with the idea to have them take on a German team for a  propaganda event. However, the prisoners see a chance to escape during the match. Second World War adventure, with Michael Caine,  Sylvester Stallone, Max von Sydow and Daniel Massey. Soccer legends also making appearances include Pele, Bobby Moore and Ossie Ardiles.

Wayne’s World 2 (1993) Sky Movies Comedy 4:20pm-6:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Heavy metal fanatics Wayne and Garth try to stage a giant Woodstock-style rock festival, with a little help from a spaced-out British  roadie and the ghost of Jim Morrison. But Wayne also has to stop his girlfriend leaving him for her slimy manager. Comedy sequel, starring  Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Ralph Brown, Kim Basinger, Tia Carrere and Christopher Walken.

Whoopboopalooba! It’s bonus movie clip time, something a little slimy to get you in the mood.

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Whatever you get up to this weekend remember don’t cross the streams and always enjoy yourselves.

Cheerio

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

Men's Black Hasta La Vista Terminator 2 T-Shirt
Men's Black Hasta La Vista Terminator 2 T-Shirt

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.

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

Men's White Extra Terrestrial T-Shirt
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.

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