The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown โ€“ 320

Alllllllrighty then! Flapping it’s way into your life like a Parrot coming into rest on your shoulder, another weekend packed with top retro films is here! Oooozing with classic characters and timeless jokes and plots you simply couldn’t imagine you movie going lives without, tune in to some of these little gems on the small screen. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 9th February

Stuart Little (1999) Film4 11:00am-12:40pm
An American couple decides their son needs a brother, and plan to adopt another child – but when they get to the orphanage they are greeted by a charming talking mouse named Stuart, who fits the bill perfectly. However, their jealous cat hatches a plot to get rid of the new arrival. Comedy adventure, starring Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie, with the voice of Michael J Fox.

Getting Even with Dad (1994) Channel 5 11:35am-1:45pm
Spoilt child Timmy goes to live with his outwardly respectable father but realises he is a small-time thief planning his latest robbery. Timmy sets out to reform his dad, and in the meantime manages to fix him up with an attractive undercover cop – leading to much confusion. Family comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson, Glenne Headly and Hector Elizondo.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Channel 5 1:45pm-3:35pm
A professor invents a ray with the power to reduce objects in size. Unfortunately, his kids and their meddling friends activate it 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.



Batteries Not Included (1987) Sony Movie Channel 2:25pm-4:35pm
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) Film4 2:30pm-4:35pm
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.



Mulan (1998) Channel 5 5:25pm-7:00pm
A girl poses as a man so she can take her ailing father’s place in the army and join in the battle against invading forces – a move that ensures her fame as a national hero. Disney animated adventure based on a Chinese folk tale, featuring the voices of Ming-Na, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong and Miguel Ferrer.



Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) ITV2 5:25pm-8:00pm
Farm boy Luke Skywalker is thrust into an intergalactic battle between good and evil while trying to rescue a spirited princess from the clutches of the evil Darth Vader. En route, he is helped by a cocky space pilot, a veteran warrior, two bickering robots and a hairy 8ft alien. Sci-fi adventure directed by George Lucas, with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing.

Star Wars Gifts

Star Wars Original Stormtrooper Glass Tumbler



Rocky III (1982) 10:45pm-12:45am
World heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Balboa settles down into a life of luxury – but a cloud appears on the horizon in the shape of ambitious contender Clubber Lang, whose brutal fighting style represents a serious threat to his title. Drama, starring Sylvester Stallone, Mr T, Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers and Hulk Hogan.

Rocky Clothing

Men's Rocky Dressing Gown

SUNDAY 10th February

The Man Who Would Be King (1975) BBC2 1:55pm-4:00pm
Two British soldiers in 19th-century India travel to an unexplored land, where one of them fools the natives into believing he is a god. However, his growing delusions of grandeur put him at loggerheads with his comrade-in-arms. Adventure based on the Rudyard Kipling story, directed by John Huston, starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Saeed Jaffrey, Christopher Plummer and Shakira Caine.

Finding Nemo (2003) ITV2 4:20pm-6:25pm
Clownfish Nemo becomes separated from his friends on the Great Barrier Reef – but the thrill of being able to swim freely and away from his overprotective father turns to horror when he is netted by a diver. His distraught dad sets out on a mission to find him, while the youngster finds himself in a dentist’s tropical tank. Pixar animated adventure, with the voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Barry Humphries and Geoffrey Rush.



Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Channel 4 4:40pm-6:30pm
The super-powered team takes on a mysterious alien who has been sent by his planet-eating master to prepare Earth for obliteration. While the four heroes try to find a way to foil its plans, an old enemy returns, intent on seizing the extraterrestrial’s power. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans and Jessica Alba, with the voice of Laurence Fishburne.

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 6:25pm-9:00pm
The rebels are scattered across the galaxy after the Empire launches a devastating attack on their secret base. Luke Skywalker searches out a Jedi master to complete his training, while Han Solo and Princess Leia are relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader’s space fleet. Sci-fi adventure sequel, with Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Alec Guinness and David Prowse.

Star Wars Clothing

Star Wars Japanese Empire Strikes Back Poster T-Shirt



Dante’s Peak (1997) Film4 6:55pm-9:00pm
A vulcanologist’s suspicions that a long-dormant volcano is about to erupt turn out to be true, prompting him to race against time to save the community standing in its way – and clash with local government officials weighing his predictions against the loss in tourism revenue. Disaster movie, starring Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Elizabeth Hoffman and Charles Hallahan.

Matilda (1996) Sony Movie Channel 6:55pm-9:00pm
A gifted youngster is packed off by her selfish parents to the prison-like Crunchem Hall School. Once there, she befriends a sweet-natured teacher who convinces her that not all grown-ups are bad – and urges her to use her special powers to turn the tables on the nasty headmistress. Fantasy comedy, adapted from the children’s book by Roald Dahl, with Mara Wilson, Pam Ferris, Embeth Davidtz, Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito, who also directed.

Matilda Merchandise

Roald Dahl Matilda What To Read Next Footed China Mug



There’s Something About Mary (1998) Channel 5 10:30pm-12:50am
A lovelorn man hires a sleazy private eye to track down his high-school sweetheart in the hope of rekindling their brief relationship. By unfortunate coincidence, the detective also falls for her, and then it emerges there are even more men out there competing for her affections. Comedy from the Farrelly brothers, starring Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon and Lee Evans.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, don’t forget to look out the window, there’s plenty out there.

BLAM! KA-POW! CRASH! It’s our latest Superhero T-Shirts!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? (no idea how you could confuse the two but…) NO! It’s our latest collection of Superhero T-Shirts!

Yes, we’ve been whizzing our way around all our little tshirt sources like a hyper little bat that’s flapping its way around the dark depths of the Batcave, on the hunt once again for some of the coolest and most fan-tastic Superhero gear for you to snap up.

With so many heroes out there who all deserve their own time in the spotlight, we’ve managed to get our hands on even more amazing designs that each offer something a little different and of course, a great way to show some appreciation for these iconic characters.

So here they are for all to see! Why not pick up one of our latest designs while the Sun has got its hat on and start spreading the love for some of your favourte heroes while the gettings good…

Men’s Black Marvel Iron Man Art Deco T-Shirt
We love something a little different and this amazing Iron Man meets Art Deco design is just that! Bringing its own retro style to the mix, we love this simple design with its bold colours and statement lettering.ย  A great find for any fan we thinks.
Men’s Black Marvel Avengers T-Shirt
Can’t decide which Avenger is your favourite? Why not rock them all with this amazing group shot design?! We love this simple but amazing style…maybe it’s because it reminds us of a rap album cover ๐Ÿ™‚ ahhh yeeeeah!
Men’s Burgundy Marvel Iron Man Hand Shield T-Shirt
Another real treat for all you Iron Man fans! Billionaire, playboy, industrialist, and ingenious engineer – what more do you want right? This unique design strays from the classic super hero t-shirt, an awesome addition to any fans wardrobe with some cool Art Deco style in there!
Men’s Black Marvel Scarlet Witch T-Shirt
You guys asked for more kick ass females of the marvel world – so, boy did we deliver! The Scarlet Witch has been featured in five decades of Marvel continuity, starring in two self-titled limited series with husband the Vision and as a regular team member in superhero title the Avengers. Pretty darn cool if you ask us.
Men’s Black Marvel Fantastic Four T-Shirt
Transformed forever by a space expedition that subjected them to cosmic rays, Mr Fantastic, The Invisible Girl, The Human Torch and The Thing became Marvel Comics’ original super-team: The Fantastic Four! Pay homage to this amazing team with this cool new panel style tee.
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Looking for more? But how? ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t worry we have plenty more where these came from with our huge collection of Superhero TShirts, Accessories, Gifts and more just waiting to be yours! Take a peep today and find the perfect design featuring your favourite hero.

Are we missing something? If there are any designs or heroes you’d love to see on the site, let us know! Leave a comment below and we’ll be sure to take a peep and see if we can get our hands on some.

Thanks gang!

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Summer Colours To Brighten Your Wardrobe!

Ok, so we know we are not exactly enjoying much of a “Summer” at the moment however we have been brightening up our daily attire with some fabulous new TruffleShuffle tees which help to lift the gloom of all this rain! We thought we would give you a little insight into the summer colours we are loving right now so you too can forget about the dreary weather and brighten up your outfits! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ladies First – we are old “fashion”ed like that! Whether you look Pretty In Pink, fancy yourself as a bit of a Baywatch babe, Big Bang Theory nerd or just love a bit of Disney and My Little Pony we have the tee for you, which will you choose?

If super bright isn’t quite your style you could always opt for a slightly less “in your face” pastel colour which is very much on trend at the moment, see our selection of perfect pastels featuring everything from Button Moon, Raggy Dolls, Moomins, Guess Who, Cluedo and Jem And The Holograms!

If none of these are your cup of “tee” you can check out the full range of Ladies T-shirts on the site to find your perfect summer treat!

Now for the men, whatever your style we have the summer colour to suit. Whether you’re more Sesame Street or Simpsons, Superheros or Sports we have it covered with these bright colours featuring Harry Potter, Coca Cola and music tees!

Whoever said pastels were just for the girls obviously hadn’t seen our huge collection of very manly designs on some great masculine colours! See for yourselves! Starting with Mr Men‘s Mr Grumpy or the original Play-Doh logo. For any of you guys wanting so show off those muscles this summer we have a selection of vests which are just the ticket and just added to the site is the fabulously retro Heat Sensitive colour changing t-shirts, just a fascinating as they were the first time round! Not forgetting the Labyrinth collection and the brand new Danger Mouse t-shirts and of course ultra masculine Ford designs!

To see the full men’s range click here and find your brilliant bright or perfect pastel design to see you through the summer (should it ever happen!)

I hope this has helped to inspire your summer wardrobe, here’s hoping for some sunshine soon so we can show off our new purchases and get working on those t-shirt tans! ๐Ÿ™‚

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The weekly retro movie rundown 5!

Well, if the weather keeps up this nice warm summery fuzzy feeling then I donโ€™t doubt weโ€™ll be spending our time outside enjoying a B.B.Q, playing some frisby and falling asleep in the garden trying not to get burnt. But, as ever if Mother Nature’s mood changes and you’re compelled to come inside weโ€™ve compiled a list of pure Retro Movie Entertainment for your peeping pleasure. Including everyone’s favourite bird flipping orangutan, skate boarding caveman, and just because I havenโ€™t quite got over how awesome Avengers was the equally awesome Fantastic Four.Have a happy retro weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

SATURDAY 26th MAY

Stargate (1994) ITV4 2:45pm-5:10pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
An Egyptologist and a soldier head an expedition through a mysterious portal to an alien planet. The world they find resembles ancient Egypt, and is under the sway of a tyrant who has convinced the downtrodden inhabitants that he is a god – until the humans incite the enslaved populace to fight back. Sci-fi adventure, starring Kurt Russell, James Spader and Jaye Davidson.

Every Which Way But Loose (1978) ITV4 5:45pm-8:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A street-fighting trucker and his beer-drinking orang-utan companion set out on a cross-country road trip to find a runaway woman, while a motley gang of bikers and two vengeful cops follow in hot pursuit. Action comedy, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis and Beverly D’Angelo.

Another Stakeout (1993) Film4 6:45pm-9:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Two bickering cops embark on another undercover mission, keeping watch on a house where a missing witness in a Mafia trial is thought to be staying, while an overbearing district attorney oversees the operation. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Rosie O’Donnell, Dennis Farina and Marcia Strassman

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) TCM 10:35pm-12:35am (2 hours )
Cute furball Gizmo is reunited with his human friends Billy and Kate, who now work in the New York offices of an eccentric tycoon. However, it is not long before Gizmo has spawned a new generation of murderous carnivores, who quickly overrun the building – and a genetics lab where they produce even more startling mutations. Joe Dante’s comedy sequel, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover and Christopher Lee

Blazing Saddles (1974) ITV4 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours )
A crooked railway tycoon whose men are terrorising a frontier town arranges for a black sheriff to be appointed, hoping the racist residents will reject him. The lawman proves more cunning than expected, and with the help of a drunken gunslinger, runs rings around the businessman. Mel Brooks’ Western spoof, in which he co-stars alongside Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn.

SUNDAY 27th MAY

California Man (1992) E4 7:20pm-9:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Two high-school students accidentally unearth a frozen Stone Age caveman in their backyard. They decide to thaw him out and show him off around town. Unfortunately, their ticket to cool starts to run out of control and cause mayhem all over the state. Teen comedy, starring Brendan Fraser, Sean Astin, Pauly Shore, Megan Ward and Mariette Hartley

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Sky Movies Family 11:30am-1:20pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical land, having forgotten her previous adventures. She finds the tyrannical Red Queen has begun a reign of terror that can only be ended by slaying the monstrous Jabberwocky – a task she is seemingly destined to perform. Tim Burton’s fantasy adventure based on Lewis Carroll’s novels, starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway

Jaws 2 (1978) Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror 3:15pm-5:15pm (2 hours )
The seaside resort of Amity is terrorised once again by a man-eating great white shark. While police chief Brody struggles to alert the townsfolk to the magnitude of the danger, a group of teenagers – including Brody’s two sons – is adrift at sea in waters hunted by the shark. Thriller sequel, starring Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary and Murray Hamilton

Jaws 3 (1983) Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror 5:15pm-7:10pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A shark is captured by divers and put on display in a Florida marine centre, where it ultimately dies. However, examination of the body reveals the seemingly fully-grown shark was actually a baby – and its enormous, ferocious mother soon comes looking for it. Thriller sequel, originally released in cinemas in 3D, starring Dennis Quaid, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr and Bess Armstrong

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Film4 7:05pm-8:50pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
The super-powered team takes on a mysterious alien who has been sent by his planet-eating master to prepare Earth for obliteration. While the four heroes try to find a way to foil its plans, an old enemy returns intent on seizing the extraterrestrial’s power. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans and Jessica Alba, with the voice of Laurence Fishburne

Of course, should the sun stay in the sky this weekend you can always “tape” a few of these old skool goodies for a rainy day!

xoxo