It’s that magical time again folks! We’re kicking the door down into this weekend with our top picks of classic movies heading your way. Heaps of our of fun all beaming their way through the air right to your home. It’s like magic! Enjoy the show!
SATURDAY 29th August
Mannequin (1987) 11:35am-1:15pm ITV
A struggling artist gets a job as a window dresser for a department store, only to discover one of his dummies is a reincarnated Egyptian princess who comes to life at night. As he falls for the living doll, she inspires him to transform the shop’s display and make it the most spectacular in town. Fantasy comedy, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) 5STAR 2:35pm-5:10pm
The Three Musketeers set out to depose the villainous King of France and reinstate his long-imprisoned twin brother. However, they face an unexpected threat in the form of old friend D’Artagnan, who has remained loyal to the evil monarch. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role, alongside John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons, Gerard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Parillaud and Hugh Laurie. Continue reading “The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 393”
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Have a happy retro weekend!
SATURDAY 9th NOVEMBER
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) ITV London 3:15pm-5:35pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Farm boy Luke Skywalker is thrust into an intergalactic battle between good and evil while trying to rescue a spirited princess from the clutches of the evil Darth Vader. En route, he is helped by a cocky space pilot, a veteran warrior, two bickering robots and a hairy 8ft alien. Sci-fi adventure directed by George Lucas, with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing
Superman II (1980) Watch 7:00pm-9:30pm (2 hours 30 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
Cannonball Run II (1984) ITV4 8:00pm-10:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
An assortment of daredevil motorists torments America’s law enforcement officers while taking part in an illegal coast-to-coast race organised by an Arab sheik who is putting up the million-dollar prize money. Comedy sequel directed by the late Hal Needham, starring Burt Reynolds, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Telly Savalas and Frank Sinatra.
My Cousin Vinny (1992) Comedy Central 11:00pm-1:20am (2 hours 20 minutes)
Two New York students travelling through Alabama think they have been arrested for shoplifting so admit their guilt – only to find they have in fact been charged with murder. Fortunately, one of the pair has a cousin who is a lawyer – but his ineptitude and inexperience could do more harm than good. Comedy, starring Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei and Ralph Macchio
SUNDAY 10th NOVEMBER
Flash Gordon (1980) ITV4 3:45pm-6:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
American football quarterback Flash Gordon and journalist Dale Arden find themselves aboard a rocket ship designed by scientist Dr Zarkov, who intends to travel across space to locate the source of recent natural disasters. The three arrive on the planet Mongo, where they soon learn that the attacks are the responsibility of evil emperor Ming the Merciless, who is planning to destroy the Earth. Sci-fi comic-strip adventure, with Sam J Jones, Max von Sydow, Brian Blessed, Melody Anderson, Topol, Timothy Dalton, Ornella Muti, Peter Wyngarde and Mariangela Melato. Featuring music by Queen.
Kindergarten Cop (1990) ITV2 6:45pm-9:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A tough detective is forced to pose as a pre-school teacher in a bid to capture a drug dealer whose son is one of the pupils. However, his biggest challenge turns out to be controlling a class full of five-year-olds. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Linda Hunt, Pamela Reed and Richard Tyson.
The Untouchables (1987) Film4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Incorruptible federal agent Eliot Ness is assigned the task of fighting organised crime in Prohibition-era Chicago and bringing the notorious crime boss Al Capone to justice. Aware crooked police are undermining his investigations, he puts together his own elite squad to take on the Mob. Brian De Palma’s crime thriller, with Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia and Sean Connery, who won an Oscar for his performance
Jaws 2 (1978) ITV4 9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
The seaside resort of Amity is terrorised once again by a man-eating great white shark. While police chief Brody struggles to alert the townsfolk to the magnitude of the danger, a group of teenagers – including Brody’s two sons – is adrift at sea in waters hunted by the shark. Thriller sequel, starring Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary and Murray Hamilton.
Ringadingdong! Bonus movie clip time this week a little something from our favourite supply teacher….
Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember to be good, never trust the tooth fairy and always enjoy yourselves.