The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 300!

*Checks watch* “Wait, what? *checks watch again* “It’s time for another retro movie rundown already?!”
You betcha! Coming packed with more retro movie goodness that will ease you through another weekend in style, we’ve picked out some of our favourite classic flicks hitting the small screen. Sit back, relax and reminisce!

SATURDAY 8th September

Beethoven’s 2nd (1993) Sony Movie Channel 12:40pm-2:30pm
The slobbering St Bernard is now grown up and in love with his beautiful sweetheart Missy. Together they bring a litter of puppies into the world – but have to go on the defensive when Missy’s owner, the evil Regina, sets out to steal them for herself. Comedy sequel, starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Chris Penn, Nicholle Tom and Christopher Castle.

Wild Wild West (1999) 5STAR 3:45pm-5:50pm
A government agent teams up with a gadget-mad master of disguise to investigate the disappearance of several scientists. Their search leads them to an evil genius who is plotting to kill the US president with some bizarre inventions of his own. Sci-fi Western comedy, starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek and Ted Levine.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) 5STAR 5:50pm-7:35pm
An eccentric but brilliant former cop sets himself up to champion the underdog – as a private eye specialising in locating missing animals. The zany detective is called in to find a kidnapped dolphin – the mascot of an American football team – and uncovers a plot involving high-level police corruption. Comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc and Noble Willingham.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
(2001) ITV 5:50pm-8:30pm
An orphaned boy endures a miserable childhood until he discovers he has magical powers and enrols at a special school for young wizards. However, his suspicions are aroused by a sinister teacher who seems to be up to no good. Fantasy adventure, adapted from the first of JK Rowling’s books, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman and Richard Harris.

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Outbreak
(1995) 5STAR 7:35pm-10:00pm
An expert in infectious diseases races against time to find a cure for a rapidly fatal airborne virus which is wiping out the population of a small town and is threatening to turn into a pandemic. However, his task is hampered by senior military men, who are bent on burning down the town and incinerating the virus with it, regardless of any casualties. Thriller, with Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and Donald Sutherland.

The Fugitive (1993) ITV4 9:00pm-11:45pm
A doctor is convicted of his wife’s murder and forced to go on the run to prove his innocence – but his efforts to find the mysterious one-armed man he believes is the real killer are hampered by a tenacious US marshal. Thriller, starring Harrison Ford, an Oscar-winning Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore and Joe Pantoliano.

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Gladiator
(2000) 10:30pm-1:20am
Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius is a casualty of a power struggle between the corrupt Emperor Commodus and the Senate. Ordered to be put to death along with his family, he escapes his would-be killers but is sold into slavery as a gladiator – and uses his fame in the arena to fight against the tyrant. Oscar-winning period epic, with Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Derek Jacobi and Oliver Reed.

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Jackie Brown
(1997) Sony Movie Channel 11:45pm-2:55am
An air hostess is arrested for smuggling drugs and money into the US for a local arms dealer. Realising her life may be in danger she leaves jail with a plan to stay one step ahead by playing the criminal and the police off against each other. Quentin Tarantino’s crime drama, based on the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard, starring Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Samuel L Jackson, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton and Michael Bowen.

SUNDAY 9th September

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) ITV4 11:05am-1:00pm
Two dim-witted teenagers with dreams of rock stardom seem doomed to fail a school history project, unaware of the future of the human race depends on their success. A time traveller is given the job of making sure they pass the test by sending them on a series of adventures in the past. Comedy, starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin.

Ghostbusters II (1989) Sony Movie Channel 2:40pm-4:50pm
The eccentric spectre-hunters reunite to save New York from a massive river of slime generated by the citizens’ negativity and nasty thoughts. Meanwhile, the spirit of a 16th-century tyrant tries to return to the land of the living by possessing the body of a toddler. Sequel to the supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson.

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Charlie’s Angels (2000) Sony Movie Channel 4:50pm-6:55pm
Three private investigators are recruited to rescue a computer genius from the clutches of a rival. They discover there is more at stake than they thought, as the captive genius has created a dangerous piece of software that must not fall into the wrong hands. Action adventure, based on the TV series, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) BBC2 6:00pm-8:00pm
The intrepid archaeologist sets out to find his estranged father, who has gone missing while searching for the Holy Grail. Once reunited, the duo team up to finish the task and locate the sacred relic before the Nazis get their hands on it. Action adventure sequel directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, River Phoenix, Julian Glover and Denholm Elliott.

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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) ITV4 9:00pm-11:05pm
Incarcerated Special Forces veteran John Rambo is offered the chance for freedom by former commander Colonel Trautman if he takes up the offer to return to the jungles of Vietnam on a life-or-death mission to rescue American PoWs. During 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, starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Julia Nickson-Soul, Steven Berkoff, George Kee Cheung, Andy Wood and Martin Kove.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, why not bake something? It’s way easier than you think!

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 279

Knock knock, who’s there? Retro. Retro who? Retro movie weekend that who! (okay terrible we know).

Swinging it’s way towards us like a Howler monkey in the jungle dancing from tree to tree, another retro movie weekend has appeared and is bearing a whole host of movie fruits for us to snack on over the next few says. Some sweet, some tough and other that just slip down almost far to easy. Let’s take a look at what we’ve got!

SATURDAY 24th MARCH

Anastasia (1997) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
The lost princess from the executed Russian royal family returns to her St Petersburg home with no memory of her heritage. As she tries to retrace her hidden past, two conmen use her in a cunning money-making scheme, little realising the momentous events their duplicity is about to set in motion. Animated adventure, with the voices of Meg Ryan, John Cusack and Kelsey Grammer.
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Eddie Munster! It is the weekend!
So a brightly decorated corner of a of family living room, on top a three legged table, inside a neon lit gold fish bowl. Let us be your over active often forgetful pet goldfish while we merrily swim about in circles of retro movie mayhem. We’ll hide in our underwater castle of cinematic greatness, before we end up on our back forever destined to be flushed away into the great abyss of celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 19th JULY

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) ITV London 3:15pm-5:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Two dim-witted teenagers with dreams of rock stardom seem doomed to fail a school history project, unaware the future of the human race  depends on their success. A time traveler is given the job of making sure they pass the test by sending them on a series of adventures in  the past. Comedy, starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin.

The Goonies (1985) 5* 6:40pm-9:00pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
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.

American Pie (1999) ITV2 9:00pm-10:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Four teenage boys make a solemn pact to lose their virginity before the high-school prom, and though their antics cause them huge  embarrassment and public humiliation, the friends also learn about love and affection in their relations with the opposite sex. Coming- of-age comedy, starring Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan, Mena Suvari, Seann William Scott and Eugene Levy.

Total Recall (1990) ITV4 10:20pm-12:35am (2 hours 15 minutes)
A construction worker pays to have fake memories of a dream holiday implanted into his brain, but discovers his mind has already been  tampered with – apparently to erase his true identity as a secret agent from a colony on Mars. He journeys to the planet in search of the  truth, but is drawn into a conflict between the tyrannical ruler and a rebel faction. Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold  Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin and Michael Ironside.

SUNDAY 20th JULY

Lost in Space (1998) Channel 5 2:40pm-5:10pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
A pioneering scientist takes his family out into space to colonise another planet. However, a saboteur has infiltrated their craft, and  his meddling leaves them stranded in unknown territory on the other side of the galaxy. Sci-fi adventure based on the 1960s TV show,  starring William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Gary Oldman, Mimi Rogers and Heather Graham.

Mr Bean’s Holiday (2007) ITV2 4:30pm-6:15pm (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.

Jaws 3 (1983) ITV4 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours )
A shark is captured by divers and put on display in a Florida marine centre, where it ultimately dies. However, examination of the body  reveals the seemingly fully-grown shark was actually a baby – and its enormous, ferocious mother soon comes looking for it. Thriller  sequel, originally released in cinemas in 3D, starring Dennis Quaid, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr and Bess Armstrong.

Judge Dredd (1995) Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror 9:00pm-10:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A law enforcer in a post-apocalyptic city is framed for a series of crimes committed by a fugitive who shares his DNA. He escapes while  being taken to prison and returns to hunt down the culprit and clear his own name. Sci-fi adventure based on the 2000AD comic-strip,  starring Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Max von Sydow, Diane Lane and Rob Schneider.

Whatever you get up to this weekend remember never look a goat in the eye and always enjoy yourselves.