The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 456

Brrrr what a freeze fest! Another movies weekend is here and it’s safe to say you’ll find us taking shelter with a hot cuppa, feet up and a whole heaps of classic movies to keep us going. Check out our top picks!

SATURDAY 15th January

Pixels (2015) 5STAR 12:55pm-3:00pm
Aliens declare war on Earth having seen video games from the 1980s and interpreted them as a threat. Their attack comes in the form of deadly recreations of classic video games, so the US government recruits four former arcade champions to repel the attack. Sci-fi comedy, starring Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage.

Pac-Man Gifts

Pac-Man Arcade in a Tin Game

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Dr Dolittle
(1998) ITV2 2:20pm-4:05pm
A doctor is stunned to discover he can talk to animals, and it is not long before his home and surgery are taken over by an assortment of ailing creatures in need of help. However, when the medic’s odd behaviour attracts his colleagues’ attention, he is forced to rely on his new-found furry friends to save him from the asylum. Comedy, starring Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis and Oliver Platt.

The Mask of Zorro (1998) 5STAR 3:00pm-5:40pm
The sword-wielding saviour of Spanish California returns after 20 years in prison, tutoring a thief to take over his heroic role and tackle corrupt government officials, who are using slave labour to mine gold illegally. Both mentor and pupil have personal scores to settle with their enemies, led by a ruthless governor and a psychotic military officer. Swashbuckling adventure, with Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 423

Bang the hammer and raise your sign! We’re totally sold on another amazing collection of classic movies heading our way this weekend. A little bit of drama, a dash of comedy and spoonfuls of action, take a seat and enjoy some of our top picks heading your way!

SATURDAY 17th April

Batteries Not Included (1987) 5STAR 10:25am-12:35pm
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.

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Thunderbirds Are Go!
(1966) Film4 12:35pm-2:25pm
International Rescue is called in to save the first manned space mission to Mars from sinister hijacker The Hood, and ensure a second attempt goes to plan. Puppet adventure based on Gerry Anderson’s TV series, featuring the voices of Shane Rimmer, Ray Barrett, Alexander Davion, Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson and Cliff Richard, voicing a puppet version of himself.

Stand By Me (1986) 5STAR 12:35pm-2:20pm
Four 12-year-old best friends embark on a life-changing adventure in the Oregon wilderness in search of a missing teenager’s body, unaware of the trials and triumphs that await them. Rob Reiner’s 1950s-set coming-of-age drama, based on a novella by Stephen King, starring River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Jerry O’Connell, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland and Richard Dreyfuss.

A Knight’s Tale (2001) Channel 5 3:05pm-5:45pm
A poverty-stricken squire spies an opportunity to make his dreams come true when his employer dies. He takes his place as a knight, launching himself on the road to riches by competing in jousting tournaments, but his ruse is jeopardised by a dastardly nobleman. Comedy adventure, starring Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Mark Addy, Shannyn Sossamon and Rufus Sewell.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 417

Hopscotching our way into another weekend, we’re skipping through all the filler to pick up only the very best movies beaming their way to our screens! Which will you pick up?

SATURDAY 27th February

Beethoven (1992) 5STAR 1:05pm-2:55pm
An all-American family adopts a huge St Bernard, but the father is dismayed when it turns into a one-dog disaster zone. He insists the mutt must go to a new home, but when it is kidnapped by a crooked vet, dad has a change of heart and races to the rescue. Comedy, starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Oliver Platt and David Duchovny.

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Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) ITV4 4:00pm-5:50pm
Commandant Lassard comes to the conclusion that his staff are overworked, so in an attempt to solve the problem, he assigns the clueless cops to teach a group of equally inept civilians how to combat crime. Comedy sequel, with Steve Guttenberg, Sharon Stone, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow and David Graf.

Home Alone 3 (1997) Film4 4:15pm-6:20pm
Cheeky eight-year-old Alex Pruitt is delighted to be given a remote-controlled toy car by his neighbour – unaware it contains a stolen microchip. A gang of crooks heads to Alex’s town with the intention of recovering the valuable item, but the resourceful youngster has prepared for their arrival with a series of nasty booby-traps. Comedy sequel, starring Alex D Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt and Lenny von Dohlen.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 414

As we swipe, click and scroll our way into another weekend, we’re faced with another tricky task of just how to spend the day. Do we go all our chill? Do we ramp up some productivity and get ‘it’ done? Or maybe we just let the days flow with our mood? Whatever you choose, our latest line up of movies is here to not only fill any gaps but take some of the decision making stress away as you just kick back and enjoy some classic takes and planet of action. Enjoy

SATURDAY 30th January

Runaway Bride (1999) Channel 5 1:00pm-3:25pm
A disreputable journalist hopes to get his ailing career back on track by writing an article about a commitment-shy woman famed for ditching bridegrooms at the altar – but complications arise when the pair meet on the eve of her latest attempt at marriage. Romantic comedy, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, with Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo and Rita Wilson.

Despicable Me (2010) ITV2 4:20pm-6:15pm
A criminal mastermind hopes to seal his reputation as the greatest villain of them all by stealing the Moon. First, he needs to get his hands on a shrinking ray owned by a rival evil genius, and adopts three orphan girls to help him – but finds that fatherhood brings out his long-buried caring side. Animated comedy, with the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 413

Smashing through the days and week like Sonic on a super-speedy adventure while collecting gold rings, we’re back at another retro movie weekend flag as we catch our breath and work out where the heck how we picked up so many already!

SATURDAY 23rd January

Thunderbirds Are Go! (1966) Film4 2:55pm-4:50pm
International Rescue is called in to save the first manned space mission to Mars from sinister hijacker The Hood, and ensure a second attempt goes to plan. Puppet adventure based on Gerry Anderson’s TV series, featuring the voices of Shane Rimmer, Ray Barrett, Alexander Davion, Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson and Cliff Richard, voicing a puppet version of himself.

Bicentennial Man (1999) Sony Movies 4:30pm-7:05pm
A family purchases a robot servant to perform menial tasks but quickly realises this is no ordinary droid when he begins to develop human emotions and the capacity to think for himself, a quality encouraged by his owner’s children. He asks for his freedom and spends the next 200 years struggling to come to terms with its humanity. Chris Columbus’s sci-fi drama inspired by the books of Isaac Asimov, starring Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz and Oliver Platt.

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