The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 324

Knock knock… who’s there? Gareth. Gareth who? Gareth who is knocking your recycling bins against your front door!
Keeping ourselves pretty wrapped up and prepped for the wild winds in the west, we find ourselves hearing our TV sets calling to us from afar with promises of epic takes, laughs and romantic tales. Well… if you say so TV!

SATURDAY 16th March

The Great Muppet Caper (1981) E4 6:15am-8:00am
Reporters Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear are sacked for missing out on a massive scoop about the theft of jewellery from famous British fashion designer Lady Holiday. To try to re-establish their reputations, the duo and Gonzo fly to London to see if they can track down the culprit. Comedy, with the voices of Jim Henson and Frank Oz, with cameo appearances by John Cleese, Diana Rigg, Charles Grodin and Peter Ustinov.

The Muppets Merchandise

Rock On Animal The Muppets Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt



A Knight’s Tale (2001) Channel 5 10:25am-1:00pm
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.

Baby’s Day Out (1994) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm
Three bungling kidnappers hatch a plan to pose as society reporters and snatch the baby son of a wealthy couple. However, the infant escapes on to the streets of New York, evading the crooks’ every attempt to recapture him. Comedy, starring Joe Mantegna, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano and Brian Haley.

Kramer vs Kramer (1979) Sony Movie Channel 12:35pm-2:40pm
Ted Kramer takes stock of his life and decides to devote all his time and energy to raising his seven-year-old boy after his wife walks out on them. Things go well for the pair – until she makes an unexpected reappearance and demands sole custody of the child, a move that threatens to tear father and son apart. Oscar-winning drama, starring Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander, JoBeth Williams and Howard Duff.

Batteries Not Included (1987) Sony Movie Channel 4:45pm-6:55pm
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.



Home Alone (1990) E4 7:55pm-10:00pm
A boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. The youngster initially enjoys his freedom but is soon forced to resort to ingenious booby traps to defend the family home from two dim-witted burglars. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy.

Home Alone Sweaters

SUNDAY 17th March

Bugsy Malone (1976) ITV3 9:25am-11:15am
Alan Parker’s slapstick musical comedy, featuring a cast composed entirely of children and following a war between rival gangsters in 1920s New York – fought with custard pies and cream-firing Tommy guns. When a slick mobster acquires devastating new weapons, his arch-rival enlists the aid of a small-time chancer to steal them. Starring Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger and John Cassisi, with Jodie Foster in an early appearance.



The Muppet Movie (1979) E4 12:20pm-2:10pm
Kermit the Frog is persuaded by his agent that he has a future in movies. He sets off on a journey across America to realise his dream, gathering a crowd of like-minded friends along the way – but the owner of a French restaurant plans to make him the dish of the day. Comedy, starring Dom DeLuise and Charles Durning alongside the puppet characters, with cameos from Mel Brooks, Orson Welles and Steve Martin.

Labyrinth (1986) Channel 5 1:00pm-3:05pm
A teenager wishes her baby brother would be taken away, only to have her request granted by a band of goblins and their sinister king. She regrets her decision and sets out to rescue him, but to reach the castle where he is being held, she must find her way through a magical maze full of strange creatures. Jim Henson’s fantasy adventure, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie.

Labyrinth TShirts

Labyrinth Retro You Remind Me Of The Babe Black T-Shirt



Antz (1998) ITV2 2:40pm-3:55pm
A neurotic worker ant passes himself off as a soldier to impress a princess. However, he provokes a jealously ambitious general with an accidental act of heroism – so he and his beloved decide to flee the brutal colony and go in search of the promised land of Insectopia. Animated comedy, with the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman and Sylvester Stallone.

Dr No (1962) ITV4 5:10pm-7:30pm
James Bond travels to the Caribbean to investigate the murder of a fellow agent, leading to a confrontation with a mysterious criminal mastermind hatching a plot to sabotage the US space programme. The first in the long-running spy thriller series, starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord and Joseph Wiseman.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Film4 9:00pm-11:25pm
A puny but brave volunteer is rejected for military service during the Second World War. He becomes the test subject for an experiment that transforms him into the ultimate soldier, and battles against a secret Nazi society plotting to harness the powers of a mystical artefact. Superhero adventure, with Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell and Tommy Lee Jones.

Captain America TShirts

Captain America Shield Logo T-Shirt

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you have a kite handy!

Happy World Sleep Day! Time To Snuggle Up Good In Our Fave Pyjamas…

If there is ever one day a year to really think about your sleep, it’s World Sleep Day. The clue is in the title. Whether you’re a real pro at it, or perhaps you still struggle to get the zzz’s you need, one thing we do know about it is that there’s never a reason not to be rocking some seriously cool pyjamas for adults!

For a while now, we’ve been busy designing and hunting down an awesome (if we do say so!) collection of funky pyjamas with some iconic brands. What better day to take a look at some of our very favourite to see you sleeping in style!

Women's Purple Groovy Chick Pyjamas

What a throwback! Surely THE symbol of the late nineties and early noughties, we’re loving getting handfuls of nostalgia every time we’re wearing our Purple Groovy Chick Pyjamas and we’re sure you will too!

Marvel Be My Hero Pyjama Set

Is sleeping your superpower? You’ll sure want it to be when you’re in our Marvel Be My Hero Pyjama Set! Brings a whole new meaning to the term power nap!

Star Wars Pyjamas

You’ll be snoring like a wookie in our Star Wars Pyjamas! Sure to be a fave with any fan of this sci-fi icon, right?

The Aristocats Marie Pyjamas

Love nothing more than a cap nap on the weekend? Our The Aristocats Marie Pyjamas will have you purring in your sleep.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Striped Pyjamas

Sometimes feel like someone should just but a Bewitched sleep spell on you? No need when you’re rocking our super soft and oh-so-stylish Harry Potter Hogwarts Striped Pyjamas!

Care Bears Brunch Club Pyjamas

Aww, TOO cosy and cute! Featuring our fave cuddly critters Bedtime Bear, Love-a-Lot Bear and Wish Bear, they’re perfect for lazy brunching with your own pals. Love love love!

There you have them peeps! Hopefully, you’ll find something from our ever-growing collection of retro pyjamas. Sweet dreams everyone!

Seven Days Of Summer: Day One – 40% Off Selected Superhero Clothing!

 

With more products being added to our offers than you can shake a stick it (literally… we tried), we thought we would outline the best of the best on the blog each day so you don’t miss out. Let’s dive in!

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From Wonder Woman to Thor, we’ve hand-picked some of our favourite designs which now have a whopping 40% off! No min spend, no reason not to love it!

We’re kicking it old school with this awesome The Mighty Thor Marvel T-Shirt featuring the main man himself. You can’t beat a comic style print tee…. right?

Just £9.59 with code!

The Mighty Thor Marvel T-Shirt

Can’t decide which superhero is for you? Pah! You don’t have to with this suuuuper vintage style print Marvel Comics Logo T-Shirt. Great way to show your love for all the greats.

Just £5.99 with code!

Marvel Comics Logo T-Shirt

POWsers! This is one hell of a Wonder Woman TShirt, with a punchy circular logo design with stars. Love it!

Just £5.99 with code!

Wonder Woman Circle Logo T-Shirt

Avengers assembbbllleeeee! Do you think they’re the ultimate dream team? We sure do! Pay homage in classic comic book style with this Marvel The Avengers Vintage Cover Print T-Shirt.

Just £9.59 with code!

Marvel The Avengers Vintage Cover Print T-Shirt

A true leader through and through, this awesome Marvel Captain America Vintage Cover Print T-Shirt screams action and adventure with this stunning print and colours.

Just £9.59 with code!

Marvel Captain America Vintage Cover Print T-Shirt

A character with few words, but manages to see just the right thing, we love getting cosy with our Marvel Guardians Of The Galaxy Groot Hoodie. Instant fan fave for sure.

Just £17.99 with code!

Marvel Guardians Of The Galaxy Groot Hoodie

With great power comes great responsibility…and a great tee! This Spider-Man Fighting Crime Since 1962 T-Shirt honours the awesome crime-fighting legacy of Marvel’s masked protector.

Just £9.59 with code!

Spider-Man Fighting Crime Since 1962 T-Shirt

There you have them peeps! Stay tuned to plenty more amazing deals heading your way over the coming week.

Avengers: Infinity War Competition Now CLOSED! Are You Our Lucky Winner?

That’s a wrap folks! Our big Avengers Infinity War giveaway is now over and boy what fun it was!

We would like to say a HUUUUGE superhero sized thank you to everyone who got stuck into Tweeting, commenting and clicking away. We really appreciate seeing everyone getting the chance to bag some goodies.

So what’s up for grabs??

We teamed up with the awesome people at Paladone to collect some amazing Infinity War prizes to help celebrate the release of this long-awaited and superhero bulging movie adventure.

Infinity War Merchandise

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Up for grab we have *deep breath* a Marvel Avengers Infinity War Glass, Marvel Avengers Infinity War Lenticular Coasters, Marvel Avengers String Lights, Marvel Infinity War Gadget Decals, Marvel Infinity War Travel Mug, Marvel Infinity War Luminart, AND the super cool Infinity War Travel Mug.

Our lucky winner!

Picked totally at random by the Gleam sysyem robots from all your amazing entries, our lucky winner IS….

Leah Smith

Congratulations! We will be contacting you soon to arrange delivery of all your prizes.

Didn’t win? No worries! We’ve got heaps of amazing superheo merchandise for you to get your teeth stuck into, check out some of our faves…

Dark Heather Marvel Comics Band Of Heroes T-Shirt

Dark Heather Marvel Comics Band Of Heroes T-Shirt

Baby Groot And Cassette Guardians Of The Galaxy T-Shirt

Bany Groot TShirt

Guardians Of The Galaxy Groot 3D Mug

Guardians Of The Galaxy Groot 3D Mug

Steve Rogers Super Soldier Captain America Uniform Marvel T-Shirt

Captain America TShirt

So there you have them folks! Have you seen the new film? If so, let us know what you thought below or on any of our other social profiles.

See you soon for more comps!

Giveaway! WIN This Avengers: Infinity War Bundle!

It’s here guys and gals! Surely what it set to be THE ultimate showdown of superhero proportions, Avengers: Infinity War will be hitting the bit screens in the UK and well… we’re pretty excited!

Avengers Infinity War
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So, what’s it all about?
When the evil Thanos begins his mission to find and collect all six Infinity Stones which will give him unparalleled powers to twist and destroy the universe as we know it, The Avengers and a few of their superhero friends must join forces to defeat him and prevent his evil doing. Sounds like a quiet night in, right?
Never one to miss a nice excuse for a cheeky competition, we’ve rounded up some goodies with the help of our friends at Paladone to create a bundle worthy of a superhero! Take a peep…
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