Get Your Next-Fix With Our Top 10 Retro Movies and Shows On Netflix!

Howdy TruffleShufflers! Did you have a lovely weekend? If yours was anything like mine, then you had a good long browse through your movie collection to find some old favourites and spent a lot of time binge-watching that series that you’ve just got into. Am I right?
Speaking of old favourites, I’ve been trawling the deepest depths of Netflix to find their….
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Top 10 Retro Movies and Shows!
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So here goes, get ready for some serious nostalgia and hopefully, a little inspiration for something to to keep you smiling and fill the evenings now you’re back at work or school or wherever again.
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1.    The Addams Family (1991) Who could forget this macabre comedy classic? Wednesday and Pugsley fight to save their home from the evil developer, desperate to get her hands on the family fortune by manipulating an imposter to pose as the long-lost cousin Fester, but nobody counted on the imposter being the real deal!
2.    Sister Act (1992) and Sister Act 2 (1993) I don’t know about you, but both of these movies were in my Dad’s VHS collection back in the day and watched them both until the tape got chewed and snapped. A pair of classic comedies in which Delores (Whoopi Goldberg) goes into witness protection as a Nun after seeing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. Her talents for choreography lead her to form a choir, firstly with the nuns and secondly with the unruly kids that go to the Catholic school, ultimately saving the church and school respectively. Yes it’s basically the same movie twice, but you can’t have too much of a good thing!
3.    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) This twisty toon adventure is a magnificent technological display of real-time action and cartoon madness. Made in a time long before Pixar had developed their cutting edge animation software, every animated frame in this movie was hand drawn over the live-action cells and painstakingly coloured in post production. Imagine that! Bill Murray was in the running for Bob Hoskins’ role, but couldn’t get back to the director in time. He reportedly screamed aloud at a dinner party when he realised he had missed his shot. As you would!
4.    Speaking of Bill Murray, it just wouldn’t be a retro movie rundown without giving Ghostbusters (1984) a mention. With the third movie due to be shot next year (Yes that’s right, there’s going to be a Ghostbusters 3!) it’s time to revisit the original and laugh your socks off all over again. Also, give Stripes (1981) a go, Bill Murray and the late, great Harold Ramis team up as infantrymen that join the army during the cold war, imagining that basic training will be much like a health spa to get them back into shape, they were wrong…
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5.    White Men Can’t Jump (1992) is a brilliant buddy movie of sorts, filled with gritty dialogue and great basketball action scenes. As Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes team up to hustle local ball-players their characters grow and grow through hatred, suspicion and greed to learn to love each other and ultimately win the grand final as equals. If you can ignore Rosie Perez’s ridiculous voice, you can definitely enjoy this wonderful, heartfelt lycra-clad 90’s classic. Random Trivia: Woody never did make a real slam dunk, the hoop at the end is actually nine-and-a-half feet high, not the regulation ten feet. (But we’ll let him off!)
6.    Party on dudes! Its Wayne’s World! (1992) Surely this one needs no introduction, let’s just sit and remember everyone’s favourite scene…
7.    Shut up! It’s, like, so totally Clueless! (1995) This wonderfully satiric adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, in which the lead can’t help matchmaking everyone around her is a laugh-a-minute mockery of all things Beverley Hills. Filled with homage, irony and subtlety it’s no wonder this brilliantly executed teen flick is now recognised as one of the best films of the era. Random Trivia: though Paul Rudd’s character is cast as being several years older than Cher and her friends, Stacey Dash who plays Dionne is actually three years older than him!
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8.    Enter the danger zone! That’s right, in at number 8, it’s Top Gun (1986) With Tom Cruise at his steely finest, portraying the hotshot pilot, Maverick, opposite the chisel-jawed Val Kilmer, Iceman. Fighting prejudice and his own hubris, Maverick must prove that he is worthy of the title, Top Gun. Random Trivia: The real top gun school in California make staff pay a $5 fine every time they quote the movie.
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9.    Here’s another show that needs no introduction, unless you lived in a cave throughout the late 90s, you’ll most likely be aware of a funny little Japanese show that took the world by storm, Pokémon! (1997) I’ve no doubt that anyone reading this will almost certainly have tried to catch ‘em all at some point, done a shady deal for a shiny Charizard card and spent all their pocket money to win a cuddly Pikachu at the fair. Am I right? The first season, the Indigo League is now on Netflix and believe me, it’s just as good as it ever was.
10.    Whilst we’re on awesome kids cartoons, they’ve also just added a load of Cartoon Network shows including Johnny Bravo, Courage the Cowardly Dog  and Dexter’s Laboratory. “Omelette du fromage!!!” Need I say more?
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So! We have come to the end of the road. What do you think? Did I miss anything? Have I inspired anyone to watch something new, or something they haven’t seen in ages? I hope so.
I hope you all have a great week and remember to like and share and all that good stuff. Also, pop over to the website to buy some awesome Movie T-Shirts or Cartoon T-Shirts inspired by many of the shows and flicks mentioned above. (But not all of them, sorry about that!)

xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 89

Herman’s Hermits it’s the Weekend!

So as the night creeps in and we get a little sleepy, let us slip into our matching his and hers polka dot pyjamas before we climb into a big comfy king sized bed of retro movie magic, so we can rest our heads on fluffy pillows of cinematic magnificence, while we drift off gently to the land of celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 8TH MARCH

Curly Sue (1991) ITV2 2:45 pm-4:50 pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A homeless conman takes a nine-year-old street urchin under his wing and together they set about devising a scheme to swindle a rich corporate lawyer, unaware that meeting her will mark the start of an altogether new life. Family comedy, starring James Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz and Steve Carell.

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) E4 9:00 pm-11:05 pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
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

Beverly Hills Cop II

Blades of Glory (2007) BBC3 9:15 pm-10:45 pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
A bad boy figure skater and his effeminate arch-enemy are banned from the sport after their intense rivalry results in a brawl. However, the pair find a loophole in the regulations allowing them to enter the world championships as the first ever same-sex pair – if they can put aside their differences long enough to compete. Comedy, starring Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett and Amy Poehler

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Film4 1:50 am-3:55 am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A young strait-laced couple stranded by a storm take shelter in an eerie castle, where they are enticed into the weird world of a menagerie of debauched characters – presided over by a mad sex-crazed transvestite scientist – and undergo a startling transformation as they let go of their inhibitions. Cult musical, with Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and the show’s creator Richard O’Brien

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Ladies Rocky Horror Picture Show Lips Scoop Neck T-Shirt from Junk Food

SUNDAY 9TH MARCH

Clueless (1995) Film4 4:50 pm-6:45 pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A rich high-school student uses all her charm and financial clout to boost a new pupil’s image, but soon finds she has created a monster – while her own popularity suffers in the process. Comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma, starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd.

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Ladies Clueless Racerback Tank Top Vest

Batman & Robin (1997) ITV2 7:30 pm-10:00 pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
The caped crusader and his sidekick take on the villainous Mr Freeze, who plans to destroy Gotham City with an icy doomsday weapon unless his demands are met. The dynamic duo also have to contend with femme fatale Poison Ivy, who is determined to drive a wedge between them. Comic-book adventure, starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman and Chris O’Donnell.

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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Film4 9:00 pm-11:20 pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A fast-talking US Army disc jockey is sent to entertain the GIs in 1960s Saigon, but he enrages the military top brass by blasting the airwaves with his irreverent and controversial view of the conflict in South-East Asia. Comic drama, starring Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker and Bruno Kirby

Good Morning, Vietnam

Shaun of the Dead (2004) Syfy 9:00 pm-11:10 pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An unambitious 29-year-old man trapped in the job from hell and recently dumped decides to get his life back on track. Unfortunately, he has to put his plans on hold when zombies rise from their graves and stalk the streets of London’s suburbs to feast on the living. Comedy horror, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Dylan Moran, Lucy Davis, Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton

Shaun Of The Dead T-Shirt
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Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember double flush for courtesy and all ways enjoy yourselves.

Clueless Released Today in 1995!

Can you believe it, its been 18 years since Clueless was released! We love our Clueless t-shirts and will definitely be wearing them this week in honour!

The cult movie starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash and the late Brittany Murphy, was a teen dream in the 90’s. A high school drama with humour, sad bits and some great fashion (well, it seemed it at the time anyway she says pushing the knee high socks, kilt and beret to the back of the drawer).

We feel that watching this great movie has made us better, more informed, perceptive people and so we find ourselves asking, what did Clueless teach us?

1. Avoid rebounds!

Poor old Cher, thought she was helping Tai by teaming her with Elton, but this newly single hottie was just no good!

2. Make sure it really is a date!

Cher got the hots for Christian (and who can blame her), but oh-oh, they were like, totally not on the same page! He seemed so cool, into all the same things and really thoughtful. Cher went for it. But Christian was more into the guys than the gals, embarrassing response to, ‘is this a date?’ ensues.

If He Likes “Spartacus,” That Might Be A Red Flag
He might be just not that into you … and into men. Even having something baking couldn’t save Cher’s relationship with Christian.

He Will Still Love You If You Burn The Cookies … But He Will Still Be Gay
It all worked out for Cher and Christian in the end. She got a new shopping buddy.

3. What to wear, how to wear it and why

Sometimes you have to show a little skin. This reminds boys of being naked, and then they think of sex.

Anything you can do to draw attention to your mouth is good.

Makeovers are fun, but use caution as to not turn your recipient into a monster.

4. And Finally, It’s OK to be Clueless!

Cher pretty much freaks out at the end when she has this epiphany that she’s basically an idiot. We all feel stupid sometimes, but life is all about messing up and learning from it. How are you ever going to realize you found your Josh if you aren’t a total bitch to him first? Then you’ll never know how far you can push him.