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.
So like the prehistoric Ice Age set on a snowy landscape amongst a herd of great woolly mammoths, let us be your group of storm hardened cave men dressed in the fur of the sabre toothed tiger as we go hunting for mega movie awesomeness, gather retro cinematic greatness and set a light to classic celluloid wonder.
Have a happy retro weekend! 🙂
SATURDAY 6th APRIL
Short Circuit (1986) Syfy 3:00pm-5:00pm (2 hours) A military robot is struck by lightning and develops a mind of its own. The machine embarks on a series of comic misadventures, but the company that made him want him back. He realises his only hope is to convince the scientist who invented him that he really is alive. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy and Fisher Stevens.
Mannequin (1987) 5* 5:15pm-7:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes) A window dresser falls for an Ancient Egyptian princess reincarnated in the form of a department store dummy which comes to life at night. Fantasy comedy, starring Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty and James Spader.
Trading Places (1983) E4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes) Two billionaire brothers engineer the downfall of a high-flying stockbroker, while giving a homeless conman all the advantages of wealth, as part of a bet to see whether heredity or upbringing determines character. Comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche and Denholm Elliott.
Bad Boys II (2003) 5USA 9:00pm-11:55pm (2 hours 55 minutes) Two mismatched undercover cops set out to halt an underground gang war and bring down a drug lord attempting to flood the market with a deadly form of Ecstasy. However, a romantic interlude threatens to drive the investigation off course. Comedy thriller sequel, starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Jordi Molla and Peter Stormare.
SUNDAY 7th APRIL
Clueless (1995) Film4 1:00pm-3:00pm (2 hours) 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.
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) Comedy Central 4:00pm-6:00pm (2 hours) Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and company try to take Broadway by storm with their college show, setting the stage for a host of misadventures as they yearn for stardom in the Big Apple and set out to raise the money to finance their production. Comedy, performed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, with appearances by Liza Minnelli, Art Carney, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould.
Mystery Men (1999) Syfy 4:10pm-6:50pm (2 hours 40 minutes) Would-be superheroes constantly bungle all efforts to combat evil, and are always outshone by successful crime fighter Captain Amazing. However, when the Captain’s latest attempt to boost his public profile leaves him in the clutches of an evil criminal mastermind, it falls to the hapless band to save the city. Comedy, starring Ben Stiller, William H Macy, Hank Azaria and Geoffrey Rush.
Scream 2 (1997) Sky Living 10:00pm-12:20am (2 hours 20 minutes) A second serial killer adopts the ghost mask and embarks on a campaign of murder, while survivors of the first massacre try to get to the bottom of the terrifying mystery. Wes Craven’s horror sequel, starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jamie Kennedy.
Looks like yet another great weekend, so whatever you get up to, remember to always wear clean underwear and enjoy yourselves.
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate heartbreak than kicking back with a girlie movie – Clueless, massive amounts of tea – and a chocolate bar that would feed an army! As clueless is the ultimate girly movie, and it comes equipped with bad fashion, massive cell phones and a retro feel, it was only a matter of time before these amazing Clueless t-shirts arrived at TruffleShuffle! We seem to have an ever growing collection of movie t-shirts, which suits us just fine!
So, just like anxious, ears perky, eyes wide, tails wagging, waiting patiently dogs for their morning walkies. Let us strap on your leash and guide you through a lush green retro field of cinematic glory.
Have a happy retro weekend 🙂
SATURDAY 5th JANUARY
Bugsy Malone (1976) More4 1:15pm-3:05pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
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 Mighty Ducks (1992) ITV2 3:35pm-5:40pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A self-centred yuppie lawyer is horrified when a judge finds him guilty of drink-driving and orders him to coach a hopeless inner-city junior ice-hockey team as part of his community service. However, he comes to appreciate his new role and things finally start to look up for the team. Comedy, starring Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith and Joshua Jackson.
Hook (1991) GOLD 4:05pm-7:00pm (2 hours 55 minutes) Peter Pan, who has finally grown up and is now a married lawyer with a family of his own, is whisked away by Tinkerbell to Neverland, where he must learn to fly again if he is to save his children from the clutches of Captain Hook. Steven Spielberg’s fantasy adventure, with Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith.
Ghostbusters II (1989) GOLD 7:00pm-9:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
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.
GoodFellas (1990) ITV4 11:00pm-1:50am (2 hours 50 minutes)
An Irish-Italian boy from a poor neighbourhood grows up idolising the glamorous lifestyle of the Mafia. Taken under the wing of a mobster, he rises quickly in the world of organised crime. But he soon has to face the realities of murder and treachery, while his involvement in drug deals puts him at risk from both sides of the law. Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and an Oscar-winning Joe Pesci.
SUNDAY 6th JANUARY
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Film4 1:00pm-2:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A professor invents a ray with the power to reduce objects in size. Unfortunately, his kids and their meddling friends trigger it off and are shrunk to microscopic proportions. When they are accidentally thrown out with the rubbish, the children have to contend with all kinds of animals and insects on their journey home across the backyard. Disney comedy, with Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman and Amy O’Neill.
Clueless (1995) Channel 4 2:30pm-4:25pm (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.
Stand By Me (1986) Channel 5 4:50pm-6:20pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
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.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Sky Movies Modern Greats 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
A dim-witted and fearless trucker goes in search of his friend’s kidnapped fiancee in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He blunders into a supernatural world ruled by a powerful ghostly sorcerer, who needs the captured woman so he can rejoin the land of the living. Comedy fantasy adventure, starring Kurt Russell, Dennis Dun, Kim Cattrall, James Hong and Victor Wong.
Rain Man (1988) ITV3 9:00pm-11:45pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
Brash yuppie car dealer Charlie discovers his deceased father has left the family fortune to Raymond, the autistic elder brother he never knew he had. In a bid to get his hands on the money, he abducts Raymond from the institution – but the ensuing cross-country journey proves to be a profound learning experience. Oscar-winning drama, starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, with Valeria Golino, Gerald R Molen and Jack Murdock.
It could be the perfect storm of awesome movies this weekend – I don’t think I’ll be seeing daylight for awhile 😉
Whatever you get up to this weekend be kind, rewind, stay safe and enjoy yourselves.