The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 367

Another weekend, another storm, another reason to stay at home and watch a whole heap of your favourite movies!
With the wind and rain looking to put a stop to all the fun, we’re giving you all the tools you need to make this weekend rock in the form of our top movie picks to see you through in total style. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 29th February

Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000) Film4 11:00am-12:45pm
The lucky little tots embark on a trip to a French theme park – but while the rest of the gang are intent on enjoying themselves, Chuckie is distracted by his wish for a new mum. He sets his sights on the owner of the amusement park as a prospective partner for his single dad. Animated adventure, with the voices of Christine Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Daily, Cheryl Chase, Kath Soucie and Susan Sarandon.

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Eat, drink and enjoy merry movies! Don’t get caught up in the festive hecticness. Instead, sit back, grab a cuppa and enjoy some of our top retro movies hitting your screens!

SATURDAY 14th December

Vertical Limit (2000) Sony Movies 2:15pm-4:35pm
A wildlife photographer is forced to master his fears and the elements as he leads an expedition to climb K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, on a desperate mission to rescue his estranged sister and her fellow mountaineers, who have fallen into a crevasse. Action-adventure, starring Chris O’Donnell, Bill Paxton, Scott Glenn and Robin Tunney.

The Goonies (1985) Channel 5 3:35pm-5:45pm
Seven youngsters discover an old map and set out on the adventure of a lifetime to save their homes from a land developer by finding a legendary pirate’s hidden treasure. However, they first have to navigate a series of booby-trapped underground caverns and outwit a family of crooks also after the loot. Children’s adventure, starring Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin and Martha Plimpton.

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Well blow me down and kick my shin! It’s only another retro movie filled weekend!

Drip, drip, drop,
Little April shower,
Beating a tune as you fall all around
Drip, drip, drop Little April shower
What can compare with your beautiful sound?
Beautiful sound, beautiful sound
Drip, drop, drip, drop

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 9th April

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Picture Perfect
(1997) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
An ambitious executive hires a man to pose as her fiancée to give her a stable image at work and attract a colleague who is only tempted by unavailable women. However, her fantasy life soon spirals out of control, leaving her unable to tell the difference between fact and fiction. Romantic comedy, with Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, Kevin Bacon, Olympia Dukakis and Illeana Douglas.

Henry V (1989) BBC2 1:00pm-3:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
The English king leads his armies into war to reclaim control of France – culminating in a pivotal confrontation with much larger enemy forces on the fields of Agincourt. Adaptation of Shakespeare’s historical play, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh. With Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, Emma Thompson, Ian Holm, Robert Stephens and a young Christian Bale.

Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) ITV4 2:00pm-3:00pm (1 hour)
Facing closure from cutbacks in public spending and competition from a more successful academy, the police training school calls on its bungling graduates to act as instructors and make good officers out of a bunch of new recruits even more incompetent than they are. Comedy sequel, starring Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow and Art Metrano.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) 5STAR 1:25pm-3:35pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The Enterprise crew faces a bitter battle to the death with an old enemy. Khan, a genetically engineered superhuman tyrant, has escaped exile on a barren planet and hijacked a starship to take his revenge on Admiral Kirk, while also scheming to turn an experimental planet-creating device into a doomsday weapon. Sci-fi adventure sequel, with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban and Kirstie Alley.

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From Russia with Love (1963) ITV4 3:45pm-4:45pm (1 hour)
James Bond is sent to steal a top-secret Soviet decoding machine and ends up helping its operator defect to the West. However, he discovers the mission is really a trap set by international crime syndicate Spectre, and struggles to evade his would-be assassins. Spy thriller, starring Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi and Lotte Lenya.

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King Kong (2005) ITV2 4:45pm-5:45pm (1 hour)
A maverick film-maker and his cast and crew board a ship bound for a mysterious island – but when they arrive, a giant gorilla carries off their leading lady. As the crew makes its way through the teeming jungle to find her, the director concocts a dangerous scheme to capture the great ape and take it back to New York. Peter Jackson’s remake of the fantasy adventure, starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Andy Serkis and Adrien Brody.

Starman (1984) Film4 6:45pm-9:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
An alien who crash-lands on Earth falls in love with a widow after assuming her dead husband’s identity as a cover, but the duo are soon fleeing the authorities in a frantic effort to reach an extraterrestrial rescue ship. Sci-fi fantasy romance, directed by John Carpenter and starring Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel and Robert Phalen.

I, Robot (2004) Film4 9:00pm-11:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
The inventor of an advanced form of intelligent robot is found dead, and the detective investigating the case is certain that one of the scientist’s mechanical creations is responsible – but no one believes his theory because the robots have been programmed to prevent them from harming humans. Sci-fi thriller, inspired by the Isaac Asimov stories, starring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan and Alan Tudyk.

The Fast and the Furious (2001) ITV 9:25pm-10:25pm (1 hour)
In a move to identify suspected hijackers, an undercover police officer infiltrates the high-octane world of illegal late-night street racing by rival gangs. He is befriended by a champion driver, but when he also forms a bond with the racer’s sister, he is pitched into a conflict of loyalties. Thriller, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster.

Die Hard (1988) Channel 4 10:00pm-12:35am (2 hours 35 minutes)
New York cop John McClane visits Los Angeles to see his family over the Christmas holiday. Stopping off at his wife’s place of work, he realises armed men have taken over the building and are holding the corporation’s staff to ransom – and only he has the ability to fight back. Action thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia.

Passenger 57 (1992) ITV4 10:00pm-11:00pm (1 hour)
After his wife is shot dead during a robbery, a cop hands in his badge and takes up a job offer from an old friend to be a security adviser for a major transatlantic airline. On the flight taking him to his new employers in Los Angeles is an international terrorist being escorted to trial by the FBI – while the prisoner’s accomplices are disguised as passengers and crew and plan to hijack the plane. Action thriller, with Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher, Bruce Greenwood and Elizabeth Hurley.

Fun Fact: Originally, the role played by Wesley Snipes was offered to Sylvester Stallone but Stallone turned it down. However, just for fun, the script writer named one of the major characters, “Sly”, short for Sylvester and a nickname for Stallone.

SUNDAY 10th April

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The Addams Family
(1991) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
Creepy couple Morticia and Gomez find their unconventional life threatened by a man claiming to be a long-lost relative. When they welcome him with open arms, they fall prey to a plot that could cost them their ancestral home and the family fortune. Black comedy based on the 1960s TV series, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman and Carel Struycken.

Small Soldiers (1998) ITV2 1:25pm-2:25pm (1 hour)
A hi-tech computer chip has a bizarre effect on a squad of toy soldiers, causing mayhem for their owner as the miniature marauders engage in a series of scaled-down skirmishes. Children’s adventure mixing live action and computer animation, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denis Leary and Gregory Smith, with the voices of Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Ricci.

Mr Bean’s Holiday (2007) ITV2 3:35pm-4:35pm (1 hour)
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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Licence to Kill (1989) ITV 4:10pm-6:40pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
James Bond plans revenge on a drug baron who maimed his friend. However, when the British government refuses to take official action, 007 finds himself stripped of his licence to kill and forced to go it alone without the backing of MI6. Spy thriller, starring Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell, Talisa Soto and Benicio Del Toro.

Fun Fact: At 21 years old, Benicio Del Toro is the youngest actor to ever play a villain in a James Bond film.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) Comedy Central 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
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.

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) Dave 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours)
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.

This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Gold 11:40pm-1:20am (1 hour 40 minutes)
An ageing British rock band try to revive their fortunes by embarking on a US tour, with a film-maker on hand to record the mayhem. However, the big comeback soon turns into a series of disasters as tensions between the clueless rockers and their long-suffering manager reach breaking point. Spoof documentary, starring Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Rob Reiner.

The Blair Witch Project (1998) 12:25am-2:00am (1 hour 35 minutes) *If you DARE*
Three film students head into the American backwoods to make a documentary about the fabled Blair Witch. There proves to be more to the urban legend than meets the eye, and as night falls they find themselves in very real danger. Horror, presented as camcorder footage shot by the characters during their investigation, starring Heather Donahue, Michael Williams and Joshua Leonard.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, remember that packing more than you need can be more of a hindrance than a help and that some things are better left unexplained.

xoxo

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Hot pot of coffee! Looks like it’s the Weekend!

So as we venture fourth into the unknown, choppy, shark infested waters off the Florida keys, let us be your hard nosed, chiseled featured, big game fisherman as we prepare our tackle box for the might of mega movie mayhem. We’ll cast of our lines into an ocean of cinematic awesomeness to catch the almost mythical sea beast that is celluloid wonder!

Have a happy retro Weekend!

SATURDAY 10th MAY

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) 5* 4:55pm-7:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
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 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum and Roy Kinnear.

James and the Giant Peach (1996) Film4 3:05pm-4:35pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
An unhappy orphan living with his cruel aunts discovers a gigantic peach growing in the garden. Venturing inside, he meets six friendly  insects and together they embark on a magical journey. Animated and live-action fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s novel, starring Paul Terry,  Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes and featuring the voices of Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss.

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Channel 4 11:00pm-1:00am (2 hours)
Fast-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads for Los Angeles after an old friend is murdered before his eyes. His search for the killers  leads him into conflict with a seemingly untouchable drug kingpin, but he also has to contend with the local force, who do not want him  taking matters into his own hands. Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, John Ashton and Steven Berkoff.

Backdraft (1991) ITV4 12:10am-2:45am (2 hours 35 minutes)
The two sons of a fireman who died in the line of duty follow him into the profession. However, a feud develops between them because the  elder brother is convinced his sibling is not up to the job – until a mission to uncover the identity of a serial arsonist gives him the  chance to prove his worth. Action drama, starring Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Donald  Sutherland.

SUNDAY 11th MAY

Crocodile Dundee (1986) Film4 1:00pm-2:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
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.

Pocahontas (1995) Channel 5 4:40pm-6:10pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
A Native American princess falls in love with an English settler, but her father is distrustful of the Europeans – not without just cause,  as a cruel governor is prepared to wage war to get his hands on the gold he believes they are hiding. Disney animated drama, with the  voices of Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson and Christian Bale.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) Channel 5 6:15pm-8:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
The eccentric pet detective is coaxed out of self-imposed exile in a Buddhist monastery to visit Africa and help search for a sacred white  bat. However, his unique investigative talents are tested to the limits as he faces a race against time to find the missing creature and  prevent a tribal war. Comedy sequel, starring Jim Carrey, Simon Callow and Bob Gunton.

Crocodile Dundee II (1988) E4 8:00pm-10:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
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.

Whatever you get up to this weekend remember give a fish a hug and always enjoy yourselves.

xoxo

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Three blind mice! Not another Weekend!

So merrily going about our business in a sawdust lined cage, placed in the corner of a small child’s play room, let us be your fuzzy little fat cheeked hamster as we dart about drooping pellets of retro movie magic. We’ll shred up old newspapers for bits of cinematic greatness before we tire ourselves out on the wheel of celluloid wonder!

Have a happy retro Weekend!

SATURDAY 8th FEBRUARY

The Never Ending Story (1984) Watch 4:00pm-6:00pm (2 hours )
A lonely boy, neglected by his father and bullied at school, finds comfort in a mysterious book about a young hero’s quest to save his world from destruction. However, as he reads the tale, he begins to become part of the story. Fantasy adventure based on Michael Edne’s novel, starring Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Gerald McRaney, Moses Gunn and Patricia Hayes

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984) E4 9:00pm-11:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Fast-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads for Los Angeles after an old friend is murdered before his eyes. His search for the killers leads him into conflict with a seemingly untouchable drug kingpin, but he also has to contend with the local force, who do not want him taking matters into his own hands. Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, John Ashton and Steven Berkoff

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) ITV2 9:00pm-11:55pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
A banker is wrongly jailed for his wife’s murder and over the course of a life sentence he forms a close friendship with a fellow inmate. He also earns a position of trust as book-keeper to the corrupt prison governor – but makes an enemy of his benefactor as he tries to clear his name. Frank Darabont’s drama, starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown and Gil Bellows.

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) ITV4 10:00pm-12:00am (2 hours )
John Rambo returns to the jungles of Vietnam on a life-or-death mission to rescue American PoWs. In the course of the operation, he develops strong feelings for his guide, a female freedom fighter – but tragedy strikes, leaving him more determined than ever to exact a bloody and explosive revenge. Action adventure sequel, with Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Julia Nickson-Soul and Steven Berkoff.

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SUNDAY 9th FEBRUARY

Three Men and a Baby (1987) Channel 4 3:30pm-5:30pm (2 hours )
The lives of three flat-sharing bachelors are turned upside down when they discover a baby left on their doorstep. Unfortunately, while trying to get to grips with the necessary parenting skills, they find themselves menaced by criminals searching for missing drugs. Comedy, directed by Leonard Nimoy, starring Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg and Nancy Travis.

Superman (1978) ITV4 5:05pm-8:00pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
A fledgling superhero crash-lands on Earth after evacuation from his home planet and is taken in by an elderly couple who raise him as their own. But with adolescence comes a greater understanding of his superhuman powers, leading to his rebirth as a crusader for justice and defender of the American way of life. Comic-strip adventure, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder and Marlon Brando.

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The Running Man (1987) E4 10:25pm-12:25am (2 hours )
A helicopter pilot is framed for the murder of starving civilians – and ends up being forced to take part in a brutal TV game show in which a succession of gadget-wielding killers hunt him on the streets of Los Angeles. Sci-fi action adventure, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Yaphet Kotto, Maria Conchita Alonso and Richard Dawson

Full Metal Jacket (1987) Channel 5 10:55pm-1:15am (2 hours 20 minutes)
Raw recruits undergo harsh training under a domineering Marine drill sergeant after being called up for service in the Vietnam War, but his brutal methods lead to the breakdown of one of his cadets. Eventually, some of the fully trained soldiers get their first taste of combat in 1968. Stanley Kubrick’s drama, starring Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio and R Lee Ermey

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Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember just because it’s windy and you have an umbrella, doesn’t mean you can fly away like Mary Poppins and always enjoy yourselves.