Yoinks! It’s weekend time hurray!
So, overlooking a scrap heap full of old rusting spring beds, corrugated iron roofing and crushed up blocks of unrecognisable cars. Let us be your Iron Giant, standing higher than your Nana’s house with a head bigger than a citron 2cv with eyes that shoot beams of light like Mulder and Scully’s torches from the X-Files and hands like J.C.B diggers. Let’s sift through the wreckage for retro movie mayhem so we can chomp down on great metal chunks of cinematic greatness to fill our robotic hunger for celluloid wonder.
Have a happy retro weekend!
SATURDAY 25th August
Problem Child (1990) ITV London 1:25pm-3:00pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
When a couple seek to adopt a child from an orphanage, the administrator sees the chance to rid himself of the bane of his existence – an uncontrollable youngster who causes chaos and destruction wherever he goes. Comedy, starring John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck, Jack Warden, Peter Jurasik and Michael Oliver
Ghostbusters II (1989) Comedy Central 5:00pm-7:00pm (2 hours )
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
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) ITV 7pm
The young wizard is given the task of uncovering the secrets of Lord Voldemort’s past as the evil sorcerer’s henchmen cause havoc in both the magical and Muggle worlds. However, Voldemort’s influence extends closer to home than expected, as Harry’s rival Malfoy is chosen to carry out a sinister mission. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint
The A-Team (2010) Channel 4 9:20pm-11:35pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Four soldiers are sent on a top secret mission in Iraq that results in them being imprisoned for a crime they did not commit. When they learn the culprit is trying to sell equipment for producing fake currency, they break out of prison to find him and the evidence of their innocence. Action adventure based on the 1980s TV series, with Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Quinton `Rampage’ Jackson
SUNDAY 26th August
Home Alone (1990) Film4 3:10pm-5:25pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
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
Stand By Me (1986) Channel 5 3:55pm-5:30pm (1 hour 35 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.
The Wedding Singer (1998) ITV2 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours )
A failed rock star carves out a career as a popular wedding singer, but his hopes for a bright future are dashed when his fiancee jilts him at the altar and he tries to shut himself off from the outside world. At one of his functions, a waitress catches his eye – but unfortunately for him, she is already engaged to someone else. Romantic comedy set in the 1980s, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
Clueless (1995) E4 8:00pm-10:00pm (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
Looks like a pretty good weekend for movie nerding out on the couch folks!
Video bonus clip! To get you in the mood for a fun filled retro movie weekend, check out this amazing clip from Home Alone 2….
Whatever you get up to this weekend remember to knock twice then wait and always enjoy yourselves.