The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 160

Holy sweet potato! It’s only gone and been the weekend again!

Like a keen armature artists with a fresh new canvas and set of paints, we find ourselves with nothing but inspiration in front of us and a whole world of possibilities. Carefully selecting the right brush, the right colours and techniques, we’ll create something which will capture our imagination and with each brush stroke become something more magnificent like a classic thriller slowly revealing its plot before our eyes. Taking pride of place on our wall, our creation will sit proud for all to see and aim to only inspire and encourage all future work to come.

Have a happy retro weekend.

SATURDAY 15th August

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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
(1993) ITV2 12:10pm-1:55pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Two dogs and a cat are left in the temporary care of a friend when their owners are forced to move away. Thinking they have been abandoned, the trio hit the road in a bid to find their way home. Adventure, featuring the voices of Michael J Fox, Sally Field and Don Ameche. Kim Greist, Robert Hays and Benj Thall take the human roles.

Congo (1995) Film4 1:00pm-3:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An expedition to find King Solomon’s diamond mines in the jungles of the Congo disappears without trace. The tycoon behind the mission sends his assistant, a former CIA agent, to find out what became of the explorers – only to discover that the party met a grisly fate at the hands of a horde of vicious apes. Action adventure based on Michael Crichton’s novel, with Dylan Walsh, Laura Linney, Tim Curry and Grant Heslov.

The Dirty Dozen (1967) Channel 5 3:20pm-6:10pm (2 hours 50 minutes)
An uncompromising major is placed in charge of a seemingly suicidal mission to destroy a French chateau being used as a base by Nazi officers. Needing tough but expendable soldiers for the task, he recruits 12 hardened criminals from a military prison. Second World War action adventure, starring Lee Marvin, Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and Donald Sutherland.

A View to a Kill (1985) ITV4 5:15pm-8:00pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
James Bond clashes with a megalomaniac international businessman plotting a global takeover of the computer industry by engineering a devastating earthquake in California’s Silicon Valley – and killing millions in the process. Spy adventure, starring Roger Moore in his final appearance as 007 alongside Christopher Walken, Grace Jones, Tanya Roberts and Patrick Macnee.

Fun Fact: Singer David Bowie was offered the part of Max Zorin. Bowie later turned down the role in favour of one in Labyrinth (1986). Woooo!

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) BBC1 London 6:15pm-8:15pm (2 hours )
The intrepid archaeologist sets out to find his estranged father, who has gone missing while searching for the Holy Grail. Once reunited, the duo team up to finish the task and locate the sacred relic before the Nazis get their hands on it. Action adventure sequel directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, River Phoenix, Julian Glover and Denholm Elliott.

Dirty Dancing (1987) 5* 6:55pm-9:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A dance instructor at a 1960s resort hotel fears his career will be jeopardised when his regular partner is forced to pull out of an important show in which they are due to perform. Luckily, a naive teenager is happy to step in, and is treated to a whirlwind holiday education in life, love and expressing herself. Romantic drama, starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) E4 9:00pm-11:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A cocky teenager plays truant from school and spends the day dragging his girlfriend and a reluctant friend into all manner of crazy adventures in the big city – while the school’s dean of students vows to stop at nothing to prove the youngster is faking illness. Comedy, starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones and Charlie Sheen.

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Practical Magic (1998) ITV2 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Two chalk-and-cheese sisters, descended from a long line of white witches, are determined to lift the curse that has burdened all the females of the family for generations – namely, that any man who falls in love with them will suffer an untimely death. Fantasy, starring Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest and Aidan Quinn.

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) ITV2 11:10pm-1:50am (2 hours 40 minutes)
As the machines threaten the last refuge of humanity, a party of freedom fighters journeys into the virtual world of the Matrix to find a means to end the war once and for all. However, the computer programme Agent Smith, once a tool of the machines, has returned from the dead with his own plans for the world. Sci-fi thriller sequel, starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving.

Fun Fact: GM donated a whopping 300 cars for use in the production of the movie. All 300 were wrecked by the end…..naturally.

SUNDAY 16th August

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Smokey and the Bandit
(1977) ITV London 1:35pm-3:25pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A truck driver accepts a challenge to deliver a consignment of beer to a party. He claims he can make the 900-mile round trip in just 28 hours, but a pompous sheriff is determined to stop him in his tracks, not least because his prospective daughter-in-law has deserted his son and hitched a ride with the unlikely hero. Comedy, starring Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field and Jerry Reed.

The Whistle Blower (1987) Movie Mix 2:30pm-4:40pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Translator Robert Jones is convinced he has discovered a conspiracy inside British intelligence, but no sooner does he voice his fears than he dies in suspicious circumstances. His father determines to uncover the truth about his death, but he unearths secrets during his investigation that destroy his faith in the government. Thriller, with Michael Caine, Nigel Havers, James Fox and John Gielgud.

The Incredible Hulk (2008) ITV London 3:25pm-5:30pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A bungled experiment causes a scientist to turn into a monster whenever he gets angry. He travels the world seeking a cure for his condition, while a ruthless general is determined to capture him and use the creature as a weapon. However, one of the soldiers under the officer’s command undergoes a terrifying transformation of his own. Comic-book adventure, starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth and William Hurt.

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Spartacus (1960) ITV4 4:10pm-8:00pm (3 hours 50 minutes)
A slave trained to fight as a gladiator turns against his masters and leads an army of rebels in a fight for freedom against the Roman state. But as the rebellion gathers momentum, two senators do all they can to exploit the uprising for their own political ends. Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-winning epic, with Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton and Peter Ustinov.

Fun Fact: In order to get so many big stars to play supporting roles, Kirk Douglas showed each a different script in which their character was emphasized. Cheeky!

Joe Kidd (1972) 5USA 4:10pm-6:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A bounty hunter is asked to capture a Mexican rebel, and accepts the job after the outlaw’s men attack his own ranch. But when he witnesses the cruel methods used by his employer, he resolves to bring the fugitive to a fair trial rather than let him face rough justice. Western, starring Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall and John Saxon.

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) Syfy 5:50pm-8:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Captain Kirk is framed for the assassination of the Klingon head of state just as the Federation is about to make peace with their old enemies. As Kirk and Dr McCoy are banished to an icy prison planet, Spock tries to uncover the identity of the real killers. Sci-fi adventure sequel, with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Christopher Plummer, with appearances by Christian Slater and Michael Dorn from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Three Men and a Baby (1987) Channel 5 6:10pm-7:55pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
The lives of three flat-sharing bachelors are turned upside down when they discover a baby left on their doorstep. Unfortunately, while trying to get to grips with the necessary parenting skills, they find themselves menaced by criminals searching for missing drugs. Comedy, directed by Leonard Nimoy, starring Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg and Nancy Travis.

Minority Report (2002) BBC3 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Cop John Anderton is forced to go on the run when a supposedly infallible trio of psychics foretell he is about to kill a man he has never heard of. Convinced their prediction is false, he kidnaps one of the so-called precogs to prove his innocence – and stumbles across a complex conspiracy. Steven Spielberg’s futuristic thriller, starring Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton and Max von Sydow.

Fear (1990) Horror Channel 9:00pm-10:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A psychic helping the police with murder investigations finds herself inexorably drawn into the mind of a ruthless killer gifted with powers similar to her own. Thriller, starring Ally Sheedy, Michael O’Keefe, Lauren Hutton and Stan Shaw.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure it rocks and always wear appropriate clothing.

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Our Exclusive New Ferris Tees Are UnBuellerevable!

On the 20th of February 1987, (but quite a while after the yanks got their hands on it), we were first introduced to one of the most iconic characters of the decade. Someone we all wanted to be, someone who came along and did what they wanted and got away with is…if only just!
He lives the teenagers dream, getting to skive off school, drive a fast and very expensive car, and well…generally lark around with his best mates in the great city of Chicago. Who wouldn’t want that right?
We are of course talking about… Ferris Bueller!
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From the very first glimpse of the tailor we say for this film, we were in love and we sure weren’t alone! Ferris later became one of the top-grossing films of the year and a true 80s classic for ever after. Not bad for a film that was written in less than a week!
With such a following and of course looking to feed our Bueller bellies with even more retro goodies, we’ve been hard at work creating some amazing and super exclusive new Ferris Bueller T-Shirts, this time inspired by that classic quote we all know and love.

Take a peep at our latest handy work and let us know what you think….

Available in sizes XS to XXXL in ladies and men’s styles, pick up one of these for your very own and start living the Bueller dream today from only £19.99.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 101

Uncle Keith’s comb over! Is it the Weekend?
Like the epic party from the night before when the streamers have gracefully fallen to the floor, the music has faded and the lights have dimmed. The siren like call of your ever so trusty comfy bed is all you crave as your head thumps and screams. Let us be your be your always faithful, nursing housewife as we prepare for you a hangover cure of retro movie magic, we’ll sooth away those next day party blues with cinematic greatness before easing you back to your former celluloid glory.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 30th MAY

The Addams Family (1991) Film4 1:00pm-2:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Creepy couple Morticia and Gomez find their unconventional life threatened by a man claiming to be a long-lost relative. When they welcome  him with open arms, they fall prey to a plot that could cost them their ancestral home and the family fortune. Black comedy based on the 1960s TV series, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman and Carel Struycken.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Film4 2:55pm-4:45pm (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.

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) ITV2 7:25pm-10:00pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
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.

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) E4 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A cocky teenager plays truant from school and spends the day dragging his girlfriend and a reluctant friend into all manner of crazy  adventures in the big city – while the school’s dean of students vows to stop at nothing to prove the youngster is faking illness. Comedy, starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones and Charlie Sheen.

Mrs Doubtfire (1993) Sky1 12:00pm-2:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A struggling actor’s ambitious, no-nonsense wife throws him out and demands a divorce. Desperate to spend time with his children, he puts his talents to good use by donning drag and posing as a Scottish housekeeper to get a job looking after them. Comedy, starring Robin  Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein and Mara Wilson.

Fun Fact! During the scene when Mrs. Sellner comes to inspect Daniel’s apartment and Daniel/Mrs. Doubtfire is serving her tea, the icing on his/her face is melting off. This was not intentional. The heat from the set lights melted the icing on his face and Robin Williams improvised the bulk of that scene.

SUNDAY 31th MAY

Twister (1996) ITV2 11:35am-1:45pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A storm-chaser and her estranged husband are brought together in a joint project to monitor the path of an oncoming tornado – but the pair face a race against the clock as a rival government-backed group with hi-tech resources tries to beat them to it. Action thriller, starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994) Channel 5 +1 2:50pm-4:40pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The world’s wealthiest youngster has everything he could possibly want except friends. When his parents go missing, he must try to keep their fortune out of the clutches of a scheming executive, with the help of some less well-off children. Family comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, John Larroquette, Jonathan Hyde, Edward Herrmann, Christine Ebersole and Mike McShane.

Fun Fact! When the film was put into production, Macaulay Culkin was five foot two. A cast of tall adults were hired to create the illusion that Culkin was shorter than he actually was at the time. Most of the cast is taller than six foot.

Innerspace (1987) 3:35pm-6:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
A Navy test pilot is shrunk in a ground-breaking scientific experiment, but instead of being injected into a laboratory rabbit, the tiny specimen accidentally winds up inside a hypochondriac supermarket worker. As he tries to find a way out, criminals come after the unlikely duo in search of the secret of the miniaturising technology. Sci-fi comedy, starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Fiona Lewis and Vernon Wells.

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) ITV2 7:25pm-10:00pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
The rebel heroes set out to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of alien gangster Jabba the Hutt before preparing for a decisive attack on the evil Empire. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker faces a more personal battle in a final confrontation with Darth Vader that leads him to the inner sanctum of the Emperor himself. Conclusion of the original sci-fi trilogy, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Whatever you get up to this weekend, remember to put your knife and fork together after eating and no elbows on the table! 🙂

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 83!

Eye of Thundera it’s only the Weekend

Many miles into the desert, deep into parts unknown. Riding head held high on top a camel fastened with water bottles and blankets. Let us be your intrepid explorer as we bravely seek out new lands of retro movie greatness, we’ll  meet savage tribes and trade with them for cinematic awesomeness before we discover their secrets and marvel at the celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro Weekend!

SATURDAY 18th JANUARY

Bugsy Malone (1976) Film4  4:35pm-6:25pm (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.

Despicable Me (2010) ITV London  5:10pm-7:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A criminal mastermind hopes to seal his reputation as the greatest villain of them all by stealing the moon. First he needs to get his hands on a shrinking ray owned by a rival evil genius, and adopts three orphan girls to help him – but finds that fatherhood brings out his long-buried caring side. Animated comedy, with the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews.

Ladies Yellow Despicable Me Dave Minion T-Shirt
Ladies Yellow Despicable Me Dave Minion T-Shirt

Men's Yellow Despicable Me Stuart Minion T-Shirt
Men's Yellow Despicable Me Stuart Minion T-Shirt

Top Gun (1986) E4  9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An arrogant pilot’s maverick flying skills earn him a place in an elite US Navy school, where he comes into conflict with a fellow student and falls for his civilian instructor. A tragedy in the air threatens to end his military career – until an international incident offers him a chance to redeem himself. Aerial action adventure, starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt.

Men's Top Gun Maverick T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Men's Top Gun Maverick T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Top Gun Charlie T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Top Gun Charlie T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Film4  11:30pm-1:35am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A cocky teenager plays truant from school and spends the day dragging his girlfriend and a reluctant friend into all manner of crazy adventures in the big city – while the school’s dean of students vows to stop at nothing to prove the youngster is faking illness. Comedy, starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones and Charlie Sheen.

Ladies Abe Froman Ferris Bueller's Day Off T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Abe Froman Ferris Bueller's Day Off T-Shirt

Ferris Bueller Leisure Rules Mug
Ferris Bueller Leisure Rules Mug

SUNDAY 19th JANUARY

Jumanji (1995) Sky1  1:00pm-3:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A man who has been trapped inside a mysterious jungle board game for 26 years is eventually freed when two children start to play it. Unfortunately, he arrives with a rampaging horde of animals on his heels, leaving only one solution – to finish the game he started all those years ago. Fantasy adventure, starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.

Jumanji

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Channel 4  3:55pm-5:45pm (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.

Free Willy (1993) ITV2  3:10pm-5:30pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A troubled youngster befriends a captive killer whale while working at a marine park. However, their friendship looks set to be short-lived when he learns the park’s greedy owners plan to kill the animal, forcing the boy into a race against time to release the creature back into the ocean. Family drama, starring Jason James Richter, Lori Petty and Michael Madsen.

The Big Lebowski (1998) ITV4  11:55pm-2:15am (2 hours 20 minutes)
A case of mistaken identity forces an ageing hippie to divide his time between trying to win a bowling tournament and searching for a wealthy industrialist’s kidnapped wife, while getting involved with assorted oddball characters in the process. Coen brothers comedy, starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Turturro.

Big Lebowski
Whatever you get up to this Weekend, remember fish have feelings too and always enjoy yourselves.

Don’t forget to check out our amazing range of official movie tshirts for some classic designs from some of these films and more! See you there 🙂

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Save Ferris Bueller with these awesome new T-Shirts!

Bueller…Bueller…Bueller…Anyone?

We are very excited to unveil new Ferris Bueller T-Shirts dedicated to the star of one of the most celebrated 80s movies ever, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!  These Save Ferris T-Shirts are perfect for showing your appreciation of the classic John Hughes film and bringing back memories of the smooth talking Ferris and the best skive ever!

This amazing design is available in both ladies and men’s sizes as well as a ladies sweatshirt.

Ferris Bueller
Ladies Ferris Bueller's Day Off Save Ferris T-Shirt - £19.99
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Mens Ferris Bueller's Day Off Save Ferris T-Shirt - £19.99
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Ladies Grey Ferris Bueller's Day Off Save Ferris Sweater - £29.99

And I couldn’t resist talking about Ferris Bueller without revisiting some of my favourite movie moments, so get ready for a trip down memory lane!

Roll Call
The most recognisable scene from the movie features an amazingly monotone roll call from Ferris’ economics teacher, equally as great is Simone’s explanation for his absence which sends the school rumour mill into overdrive.
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Principal Rooney versus Jeanie Bueller
A hilariously over the top reaction from Ferris’s sister when she stumbles across her school principal prowling around the house. A kung-fu kick that Bruce Lee would be proud of is the icing on the cake!
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Ferrari in Flight
The two valet guys who takes the Ferrari that Cameron borrowed from his dad on a joy ride are clearly having the time of their lives and the Star Wars music in the background makes this small scene even more epic. The moment when the car slams back onto the ground is sure to make everyone cringe!
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Museum Scene
A very strange scene halfway through the movie, consider it a moment of peace and calm in between all the madness and chaos that the film is constantly throwing at you.
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Twist and Shout Crowd Scene
A great party scene to end this countdown on, Ferris is clearly loving soaking up the attention here and you can’t help but cheer him on!
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Which is your favourite scene?

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