The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 330

Crash! Bang! Wallop! What a weekend!
We’re back with another swan-dive into the action, adventure, romance and comedy of all the top movies hitting your small screens over the next few days. There will be laughs, there will be tears and boy will there be snacks! Step on up to see some of our total top picks heading your way this weekend. enjoy!

SATURDAY 27th April

Stargate (1994) 5STAR 12:00pm-2:25pm
A soldier and an Egyptologist travel through a mysterious portal to a distant alien planet where they battle a tyrant. Sci-fi adventure, starring Kurt Russell and James Spader.

Men in Black (1997) FIlm4 4:35pm-6:35pm
A cop joins a secret force policing aliens on Earth and teams up with a veteran partner to track down a giant insect. Sci-fi comedy, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

Jurassic Park (1993) ITV2 6:40pm-9:15pm
Genetically engineered dinosaurs escape from an eccentric tycoon’s safari park and go on the rampage. Steven Spielberg’s adventure, with Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.

Jurassic Park Clothing

Jurassic Park Logo Hoodie

Men in Black II (2002) E4 7:20pm-9:00pm
An alien plots to destroy humanity – and the only one who can stop her is a retired agent whose memory has been wiped. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

The Green Mile (1999) Film4 9:00pm-12:40am
A prison guard amazed by the healing power and gentle nature of a man on death row comes to doubt his guilt. Supernatural drama, starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan.

Pearl Harbor (2001) ITV4 9:50pm-1:25am
Two friends fall for the same woman during the Second World War just as the Japanese launch an attack on a US naval base. A romantic drama, starring Ben Affleck and Kate Beckinsale.

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) ITV 10:30pm-12:35am
A disgraced cop is given a chance to redeem himself by going undercover to bring a drug trafficker to justice. Thriller sequel, with Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Eva Mendes.

SUNDAY 28th April

The Indian in the Cupboard (1995) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm
A boy is given an old cupboard for his birthday and discovers that the toys he places inside it come to life. Children’s fantasy, starring Hal Scardino, Litefoot and Steve Coogan.

Pixels (2015) Channel 5 12:20pm-2:25pm
Four former video games champions are recruited to defend Earth from an invasion of 1980s arcade game characters. Sci-fi comedy, starring Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage.

Gaming gifts

Pac-Man Backpack from Difuzed

First Knight (1995) Sony Movie Channel 3:40pm-6:20pm
A wandering swordsman is made a knight at King Arthur’s court, where he falls in love with the monarch’s queen. Adventure, starring Richard Gere, Sean Connery and Julia Ormond.

Edward Scissorhands (1990) Film4 4:25pm-6:35pm
A lonely man-made boy with scissor-like hands is befriended by suburban townspeople – but they later turn against him. Tim Burton’s fantasy, starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder.

101 Dalmatians (1996) Channel 4 4:35pm-6:30pm
An evil fashion designer is bent on turning a litter of puppies into a magnificent fur coat. Disney comedy adventure remake, starring Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson.

101 Dalmatians Merchandise

Disney 101 Dalmatians Patch Face Mask from Mad Beauty

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) ITV2 6:25pm-9:00pm
A scientist reluctantly joins a research team on an island where genetically engineered dinosaurs roam. Steven Spielberg’s adventure sequel, with Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore.

Jurassic Park TShirts

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Film4 6:35pm-9:00pm
A frail volunteer is transformed into the ultimate soldier and fights for his country during the Second World War. Superhero adventure, starring Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving.

Captain America TShirt

Captain America Shield Logo T-Shirt

Jaws: The Revenge (1987) ITV4 8:10pm-10:00pm
The remaining members of the Brody family are terrorised by a bloodthirsty great white shark in the Bahamas. Thriller sequel, starring Michael Caine, Lorraine Gary and Lance Guest.

Jaws Gifts

Jaws Magnetic Bottle Opener

Carlito’s Way (1993) ITV4 10:00pm-12:50am
A former gangster is released from prison and resolves to go straight, but is dragged back into a life of crime by a crooked lawyer. Thriller, starring Al Pacino and Sean Penn.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, always remember to try and save some for someone else.

Cakeworthy Are In The House! Stunning New Disney Clothing Now In…

If you’re as much of a Disney nerd as we are, chances are that you’ve heard of the cult Canadian brand Cakeworthy!
Launched back in 2011 by Brandon Shedden, Cakeworthy has quickly become one of the coolest and fastest-growing clothing brands in the land, offering an exciting new take on some classic Disney characters.

Their official collection of Disney clothing is some of the most sought-after and stylish we’ve ever seen which is why we’re sooo excited to bring some Cakeworthy Disney Clothing to our site and our home in the UK.
Enough chat, let’s take a look at this stunning new collection so you can see for yourself…

Red Mickey Mouse All Over Print Button Up Dress from Cakeworthy

Talk about dress to impress! Sure to add a whole heap of Disney magic to your day, this stunning Mickey Mouse All Over Print Button Up Dress from Cakeworthy has us feeling all kinds of Summer vibes.
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Ones To Watch! Our Top Movies Coming In 2019…

If there was ever a year to be becoming much more of a regular face at your local cinema, this is IT!

With some totally epic films already out this year including Captain Marvel and Dumbo, we thought we would see just where this magic will continue and pick out some of our top films to watch out for in 2019. So much greatness to come!

Let’s take a look while we wait to grab our next batch of warm popcorn…

Toy Story 4



By this point, Toy Story is like a gift that just keeps on giving! Already being spoiled by three simply mega films all of which have been rated 100% or 99% on Rotten Tomatoes (unheard of level of record!), this fourth adventure is looking to be just as special as the last. With a new character Forky leading the story, we can’t wait to see Woody, Buzz and the gag back doing what they do best on the big screen.

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Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Beach Towel


Aladdin



Remember when they first announced the cast for this awesome live-action remake? Well… we’ve been bursting to watch this ever since then! Continuing the trend of bringing back some of our total childhood favourite films and throwing them in the 21st century, we can wait to watch this all-star cast bring our childhood back to life with a bang.

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Disney Aladdin Jasmine Slouchy T-Shirt


The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part



Ever watch a film and just think, this movie just TOTALLY gets me? Well, the first LEGO movie did this in buckets! Sure to have us laughing harder than we probably should at our age (ahem), We can’t wait to get lost once again in the wonderful world of LEGO. Can Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the crew save the day again?

Star Wars: Episode IX



Hold onto your space helmets peeps… things are about to get out of this world once again! Like all Star Wars fans in the land, we’re pretty much glued to our screens while we wait for more teasers and glimpses into the next instalment of Star Wars which is due to hit our screens at the end of the year in December. Perfect excuse to be stocking up on even more Star Wars merchandise on the site, right?

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Star Wars Lightsaber Light Up Umbrella


The Lion King



If it’s boatloads of nostalgia you’re after, look no further than the amazing upcoming Lion King live-action remake! We couldn’t even begin to count the number of times we’ve watch the Disney animation classic and we’re sure it will quickly be the case for this new edition.
Heading our way this Summer (June 19th… 25 years on from the original!), we are counting the days until we can dive back in and see Simba and the family like never before.

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The Lion King T-Shirt

Avengers: Endgame



It’s all coming to a close peeps! A staggering twenty-two films have lead us up to this point and we’re SOOOO excited to see how it all ends.
Sure to be an epic showdown between good and evil, we will see the Avengers assemble to take on Thanos once more. Guaranteed action and drama, what more could you possibly want?!

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Marvel Avengers Infinity War Gauntlet Shaped Mug

Frozen 2



Can you believe it’s been so long? The original film first hit our screens in the UK back in 2013 and took the world by storm! Hit singles, incredible sales and viewings, the definition of a phenomenon. Six years on, we’re catching up with Elsa and sister Anna on another adventure as they try to discover the history of their ancient kingdom. Be prepared for plenty more hits along the way!

Soooo many amazing films to come right? Which films are you most looking forward to this year? Let us know with a comment below or via our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

D…is for DUMBO! Welcome The New Arrival With Our Flappingly Good Dumbo Merchandise!

He’s HERE! Yep, today marks the long-awaited release of the stunning new Dumbo film by the amazing Tim Burton!

With excitement levels reaching dangerous levels here at Truffle Towers, we’re simply bursting to see our childhood favourite story brought back to life in stunning new live-action.

Never one to miss out on the chance to grab ourselves some totally ace goodies, we’ve been working hard to bring you our best-ever collection of Dumbo merchandise yet!

Take a look at some of our top picks that have hit the site…

The One, The Only, The Fabulous Dumbo Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt

Show some love for the original motion picture with this classic poster artwork Dumbo TShirt! About as classic as they come and sure to be a fave with fans of the original.
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Toy Story Turns 23 Today! Our Top 23 Toy Story Facts You Might Not Know…

It’s time to feel officially old peeps! Can you believe that animation classic Toy Story first hit our screens a whopping 23 years ago today?! Scary to think huh.
It’s safe to say that we’ve been deeply in love with Pixar films since and of course all the Toy Story films which is why we’re sooo excited to get to watchToy Story 4 on the 21st June!

To really drum up some excitement for this new release, the addition of some amazing Toy Story merchandise onto the site and really celebrate 23 years of Toy Story, we thought we would dig up and put together some of our favourite Toy Story facts which you just might not have heard. Enjoy!

1. It wasn’t all Go Go Go – An early draft shown to Disney was instantly rejected as the script depicted Woddy to be super-sarcastic and mean to the other toys. They halted production until a new script was done.

2. Back for more! Toy Story 2 was the first sequel both Tom Hanks and Tim Allen had done.

3. Pizza Planet was originally going to be called Pizza Putt, a weird combo or a pizzeria and mini-golf. Sign us up!

4. Step to it! To perfect the Green Army Men’s walk, the creators stuck their feed to boards so they could do it for real.

5. In their most productive week during production, Pixar completed just over three and a half minutes’ worth of the movie. Yeesh!

6. Remember the scene in Al’s Toy Barn when they drive down the Buzz Lightyear aisle in Toy Story 2? Tour Guide Barbie says, “Back in 1995 short-sighted retailers did not order enough dolls to meet demand.” Well, this was true!

7. The big pink bear Lotso was supposed to be in the first film, however, they left him out until they could get the fur to look right. In the first film, you can see an early attempt sitting on the desk in Andy’s Room.

8. Little Bo Peep was meant to be Babie! Barbie makers Mattel didn’t allow licencing rights to Pixar for her in the first film, however quickly changed their minds after the huge success.

9. Turns out, Toy Story was the first ever feature film ever made completely with computer animation.

10. Original drafts of this classic showed Woody to be a ventriloquist’s dummy and not a cowboy!

11. For the original Toy Story, Tom Hanks recorded his dialogue during the breaks of Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and A League of Their Own (1992).

Disney Pixar Toy Story Alien Shaped Mug

Disney Pixar Toy Story Alien Shaped Mug

12. If you look closely at the books on the shelf of Andy’s room, the names of each of the books are actually titles of short films Pixar has created.

13. Notice something about the carpet in Andy’s house? This was actually styled on the carpet in the top thriller The Shining. Spooky!

14. Making him at the same time that Jurassic Park was in theatres, Pixar decided that Rex should be much more insecure than mean.

15. Snuck it in there! The toolbox on top of the milk crate that Woody is trapped in is a Binford, the same type of tool that Tim Allen used on his television show Home Improvement (1991).

16. When the Pizza Planet delivery boy enters the Dinoco gas station, he asks for directions to West Cutting Boulevard. West Cutting Boulevard is the street where Pixar Animation Studios was located in Richmond, California

Loungefly x Disney Buzz Lightyear Mini Backpack

Loungefly x Disney Buzz Lightyear Mini Backpack

17. In the early years, Pixar had to get creative when certain aminations we just so darn hard to make right. For example, Andy’s mum’s hair is always tired back to make this movement simpler. OR when Woody put’s his head into the cereal bowl after being burnt by Sid, we can’t see any of the liquid in there, splashing out or on his face.

18. Wheezy the Penguin was originally going to be in this film but was cut during the first draft of the script. He was later brought back in Toy Story 2 (1999).

19. If you look closely, all the cars have licence plates with 95 on – the year the film was released.

20. Spotted! The Luxo Ball (AKA Pixar’s logo) makes a Cameo in Andy’s Room, that Buzz bounces off of whilst showing to the toys how he can “fly” and in the hall, as the toy soldiers are setting up a recon post.

21. The original Toy Story was made up of a whopping 114,240 animation frames in total.

22. Randy Newman wrote the film’s signature tune “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” in just one day. It just wouldn’t be the same without it, right?

Disney Toy Story You’ve Got A Friend Mug

Disney Toy Story You've Got A Friend Mug

23. Toy Story 3 is also the first animated movie to make over $1 billion at the box office worldwide. Wowzers!

There you have them, folks! Hopefully, we’ve thrown some awesome new Toy Story trivia at you that you can enjoy.

If you’re even half as excited as we are for Toy Story 4, you’d going to really want to swing by our site and take a peep at the awesome new Toy Story accessories and more we’re adding. we love it all!