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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 409

With the pitter-patter of rain against the window and the rush of wind through the trees, we’re settling in for the day with some of our favourite chacacters thanks to our latest top movie picks hitting the small screen!

SATURDAY 19th December

Wild Wild West (1999) 5STAR 10:05am-12:10pm
A government agent teams up with a gadget-mad master of disguise to investigate the disappearance of several scientists. Their search leads them to an evil genius who is plotting to kill the US president with some bizarre inventions of his own. Sci-fi Western comedy, starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek and Ted Levine.

Ice Age (2002) Film4 11:00am-12:35pm
Three mismatched prehistoric animals join forces to return a human infant to its tribe – but as their journey unfolds, the creatures fail to anticipate the many perils and pitfalls that lay in store for them. Animated adventure, featuring the voices of John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic and Jack Black.

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Pearl Harbor
(2001) Channel 5 12:50pm-4:25pm
The reported death of a pilot during the Second World War leaves his girlfriend seeking solace in the arms of his one-time best friend – until the supposedly dead airman turns up. However, when the Japanese launch a bombing raid on a US base in Hawaii, the three of them have to put aside their personal problems. Romantic drama, starring Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Arachnophobia (1990) Sony Movies 2:45pm-4:55pm
A mild-mannered doctor sets up practice in a small town, but a cloud gathers over his career due to a series of unexplained deaths. Before long, he has to convince the locals that a horde of venomous spiders is responsible and confront his intense fear of arachnids into the bargain. Comedy horror, starring Jeff Daniels, John Goodman, Julian Sands and Brian McNamara.

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TruffleShuffle Insider: Meet…Pat

It’s back folks! Yep the TruffleShuffler insider is back again and ready to dive head-first into our next unsuspecting victim’s willing participant’s life!  Giving you an added insight into the inner workings of TruffleShuffle, who we are and what we do is the aim of the game.
This time round we’re taking a cheeky peep into the world of the father of TruffleShuffle, head honcho and MD Pat! Take it away….
What do you do here at Truffle Towers?
Everything and anything… I’m joint Managing Director along with wife Claire.

January to March I’m normally debriefing from our busy Christmas period, working out how to improve our operations for next Christmas, finding out what sold well and how we can provide more great products for our customers over the next 12 months. (Did you know, we ship about half of our annual orders in the six weeks leading up to Christmas? Each day in December is busier than a week in January – who’d have thought it for a predominately t-shirt company – I certainly didn’t!). This winter I’ve been working hard distributing lots of interesting goods for a project called EKOCYCLE, a new brand created by Will.i.am and Coca-Cola featuring product from suits to 3D printers all made from recycled Coke bottles and cans. We have distributed this to Harrods who are running a European exclusive launch for 2015.

Summer months are spent supporting our buying, marketing Amazon and eBay teams ensuring we’re buying the right product in the right quantities for our upcoming busy season. We check that our advertising and social media channels are providing the right information to the right people. This is the time of year that I’ll work hard on getting any new projects ready to go live. Last year we were working hard on launching www.ShopCoke.com – a joint venture with Coca-Cola, providing a one-stop branded shop for Coca-Cola merchandise. This year we’re going through a website redesign which should be hitting your screens towards the end of the summer.

Then in October we stress test our new systems in preparation for the Christmas rush and make any changes we feel are necessary to ensure that our customers receive their parcels in our trademark super-speedy time.

And in November and December I work on the shop floor, picking and packing orders, supporting my colleagues in the warehouse and helping train our small team of temporary staff enlisted to support us at peak times.

How long have you been at TruffleShuffle?
I can categorically say I’ve been here the longest as I founded TruffleShuffle back in April 2004!
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What do you like most about working here / best thing about your job?
I love the relaxed and jovial atmosphere we have here at Truffle Towers but I think my absolute favourite part of the job is Simon’s annual Christmas bonus meeting, please insert photos here!!!

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What is your favourite tee currently on the site?
I’d have to say it’s the old favourite Top Gun Maverick t-shirt. It’s an awesome design that epitomises the style of product we love to sell. That and as our best seller for a decade, that one design has probably helped out with the mortgage more than any!
When you’re not at TruffleTowers, what do you like to do?
I love anything to do with the sea and seaside, home or abroad. Beaches, fishing, boats, snorkelling and sandcastles! This love of the seaside has been amplified by a relatively recent addition to the Truffle family, our little son Freddie who thanks to pressure from me, also loves beaches, fishing, boats and sandcastles!!.
Name three things you like….
Driving (anything), ambition, pizza
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Name three things you don’t like….
Laziness, cold (I’m allergic), fish.
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What were your favourite three films as a kid?
Crocodile Dundee II, The Goonies, Forrest Gump.
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Who is your idol?
Fictional idol, Forrest Gump – he achieved so much and was extremely gracious about it!

Non-fictional idol, Richard Branson – the real life Forrest Gump in his varied career, now making the world a better place in his retirement.
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Who is the last band you saw live?
I’m crap at music, so I do what my wife tells me and bought us tickets to Ed Sheeran last month.
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
My bucket list has changed since my mate got me a scratch-map for Christmas. To look more travelled I now want to visit Russia, Greenland, Canada and Brazil.
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Which iconic TV/Film car would you most like to own?
Well, I was once lucky enough to own an A-Team Van replica, so I can cross that one off the list. Probably a General Lee – it’s an iconic TV car but underneath that zany orange paint job is one of the best 60s muscle cars out there – plus I have an addiction to V8s and an old American muscle car might finally quell that inefficient hankering I’ve had since a kid!
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Per the last band seen live question, I do what my wife tells me and listen to Ed Sheeran. But secretly I listen to Radio 1 in the car, as my immensely complex musical tastes are catered for.
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If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
‘T-Shirt Idiot.’
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If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
Since I was about 11 and the lottery first started, I vowed I’d donate a lifeboat to the RNLI if I won the lottery. As my love of driving, boats, and driving boats has matured over the last 20 years, I’d now like to donate a lifeboat to the RNLI and buy one for myself to muck around it and act like an orange suited vigilante sea rescue idiot. And now my 2 year old son has demanded he wants a lifeboat too, so I’d need a hefty Euromillions win to buy all three!
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So there you have it folks! Stay tuned for plenty more staff insights and discover even more names and faces from inside Truffle Towers. See you next time!

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Bag a bargain! It’s only the weekend again!

So! Like all you eager shoppers out there who are forever on the hunt to a deal, we’re searching high and low through the weekend sniffing out some of the top retro films! Loving nothing more than getting something amazing at an unbelievable price, we’ll enter our voucher code onto the site then jump for joy as soon as that confirmation email pops through just like some of the top films of the weekend being delivered straight to your living rooms, ready to make your live just that extra bit more awesome.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 28th March

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Fantastic Mr Fox
(2009) More4 11:50am-1:35pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A rebellious fox decides it is time to grow up and change his chicken-stealing ways for the sake of his wife and children. However, the presence of three wicked farmers near his woodland home proves a challenge he cannot resist. Stop-motion animated adventure based on the novel by Roald Dahl, with the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray.

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) BBC2 London 1:30pm-3:00pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
Two bachelors using the same pseudonym capture the hearts of a couple of girls during a delightful weekend in the countryside. However, their cunning deception leads to all manner of hilarious confusion as the ladies in question attempt to work out who is who. Adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s comedy, starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O’Connor, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench and Tom Wilkinson.

Beethoven’s 2nd (1993) ITV2 2:30pm-4:20pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The slobbering St Bernard is now grown up and in love with his beautiful sweetheart Missy. Together they bring a litter of puppies into the world – but have to go on the defensive when Missy’s owner, the evil Regina, sets out to steal them for herself. Comedy sequel, starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Chris Penn, Nicholle Tom and Christopher Castle.

Teen Wolf (1985) Syfy 4:00pm-6:00pm (2 hours)
A teenage misfit is initially dismayed to learn he is a werewolf as a result of a hereditary curse. He finds there are advantages as he becomes a local celebrity, while his enhanced agility makes him the star player of his school’s basketball team – but fame quickly goes to his head. Comedy, starring Michael J Fox, James Hampton and Susan Ursitti.

Fun Fact: If the “teen” actors seem too old to be high school students, it’s no wonder. Scott is played by Michael J. Fox: age 23. Stiles is played by Jerry Levine: age 27. Chubby is played by Mark Holton: age 26. Mick is played by Mark Arnold: age 27.

The Parent Trap (1998) Film4 6:25pm-9:00pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
Category: Comedy Rating 7 Identical twin sisters who are unaware of each other’s existence meet by accident. They decide to join forces in a bid to reunite their estranged parents, and switch places to get the warring couple to kiss and make up. Remake of the 1961 Disney comedy, starring Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix and Lindsay Lohan in a dual role.

Beauty and the Beast (1991) Sky Movies Disney HD 8:00pm-9:30pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
A bookish woman agrees to take her father’s place as prisoner of a fearsome monster living in a castle deep in the forest. She gradually grows to see a gentler, more human side to her hideous host, and comes to realise she may be able to break the curse that turned him into a beast in the first place. Disney animated fantasy, with the voices of Paige O’Hara and Robby Benson.

Forrest Gump (1994) Sky Movies Drama & Romance HD 8:00pm-10:30pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
A slow-witted man has a series of bizarre adventures, including becoming an American football star, Vietnam veteran, table tennis champion and millionaire businessman – but the love of his life from childhood continues to elude him. Robert Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise.

SUNDAY 29th March

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Addams Family Values
(1993) E4 4:00pm-6:00pm (2 hours)
Spooky couple Gomez and Morticia hire a nanny to look after their new baby son – and stop him suffering an early death at the hands of his jealous elder siblings. Romance soon blossoms between the new childminder and Uncle Fester, but he does not realise she is planning to kill him once she has got hold of the family fortune. Comedy sequel, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci and Joan Cusack.

Black Beauty (1994) 5* 5:05pm-7:00pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A stallion recalls the events of his life and a succession of good and bad owners. His carefree youth on a country estate is brought to an end by a stable fire, and he ends up enduring a hard life pulling a hackney cab in Victorian London. Family drama based on Anna Sewell’s novel, starring Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Jim Carter and Eleanor Bron, with Alan Cumming providing the voice of the horse.

Cocoon (1985) Film4 5:05pm-7:20pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
The elderly residents of a retirement home treat themselves to an occasional dip in the pool at an abandoned house. It turns out that friendly aliens in human form are using the place to restore dormant members of their species – and energy from their cocoons is giving the old-timers a new lease of life. Ron Howard’s sci-fi drama, with Wilford Brimley, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Don Ameche and Steve Guttenberg.

The Little Mermaid (1989) Sky Movies Disney HD 6:30pm-8:00pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
Underwater princess Ariel becomes bored with her aquatic existence and spends her time spying on humans, much to the annoyance of her father. Longing to live on land, she strikes a deal with a banished sea witch in order to become human and meet a prince – but there is a price to be paid. Disney’s animated adventure, with the voices of Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes and Rene Auberjonois.

The Untouchables (1987) Sky Movies Select HD 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
Incorruptible federal agent Eliot Ness is assigned the task of fighting organised crime in Prohibition-era Chicago and bringing the notorious crime boss Al Capone to justice. Aware crooked police are undermining his investigations, he puts together his own elite squad to take on the Mob. Brian De Palma’s crime thriller, with Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia and Sean Connery, who won an Oscar for his performance.

Fun Fact: Robert De Niro insisted on wearing the same style of silk underwear that Al Capone wore made by the same tailors, even though it would never be seen on camera. The producers, knowing DeNiro’s reputation as a Method actor, gave in.

Scarface (1983) Sky Movies Select HD 10:00pm-12:55am (2 hours 55 minutes)
Small-time crook Tony Montana emigrates from Cuba to the US, determined to become rich and powerful. Admitted into the inner circle of a Miami drug lord, he ultimately takes over his boss’s empire and even his wife. However, his paranoia and cocaine addiction begin to spiral out of control, while his enemies circle, waiting for the chance to bring him down. Gangster thriller remake, with Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Loggia.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you put the lid back on tight and that eating both sides of a Kit Kat at the same time isn’t a crime, it’s just frowned upon.

xoxo

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Macaulay Culkin’s scream! It’s only the weekend already!

With a house rigged up to the teeth with traps, spikes, ice and the odd red hot handle, we’re ready and waiting for the weekend to hit and bring with is all the mischief that’s been building up during the last school week. We’ll let the paint cans fly, our BB gun fire and spiders free as we take on all that the weekend can throw at us while doing our best to take in all the celluloid wonder that it brings with it.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 31st January

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The Simpsons Movie
(2007) Film4 1:00pm-2:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Homer unwittingly pollutes Lake Springfield, so the US government decides to isolate the city underneath a giant dome. The Simpsons manage to escape and plan to start a new life in Alaska – but learn Springfield is about to be destroyed, and return to save their friends. With the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) ITV2 4:35pm-6:50pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A lonely boy befriends an alien who has been left stranded on Earth. The two develop a psychic connection as the boy helps the extraterrestrial to contact his own people and call for rescue. However, living on Earth starts to have a devastating effect on the visitor’s health, and a government operative is determined to capture him for study. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy, starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace and Peter Coyote.

Getting Even with Dad (1994) 5* 5:45pm-8:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
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.

Fun Fact: Saul Rubinek was really hit in the nose with a bat during the scene where he falls down the stairs at the stadium. Since Rubinek was caught off guard, his reaction gave the scene a more realistic look so the director decided to leave it in the final cut.

Rocky V (1990) 5USA 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The heavyweight champion is forced into retirement due to brain damage inflicted in the ring, and finds his fortune has been lost on the stock market by his accountant. Returning to his working-class roots, he trains an up-and-coming fighter, only to see his protege turn against him. Drama sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire and real-life boxer Tommy Morrison.

Ghostbusters (1984) Sky1 8:00pm-10:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Three eccentric scientists put their hi-tech gadgetry and knowledge of the paranormal to money-making use by setting up in business as freelance ghost catchers. A musician calls them in to investigate when she sees strange creatures in her kitchen, only to end up possessed. As the spook-hunting team members deal with an attempt to shut their operation down, they discover an evil demonic entity is being summoned into existence and it falls to them to stop this creature from destroying the world. Supernatural comedy adventure, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Rick Moranis.

Forrest Gump (1994) Comedy Central 9:00pm-11:45pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
A slow-witted man has a series of bizarre adventures, including becoming an American football star, Vietnam veteran, table tennis champion and millionaire businessman – but the love of his life from childhood continues to elude him. Robert Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) ITV London 10:35pm-1:10am (2 hours 35 minutes)
A banker is wrongly jailed for his wife’s murder and over the course of a life sentence he forms a close friendship with a fellow inmate. He also earns a position of trust as book-keeper to the corrupt prison governor – but makes an enemy of his benefactor as he tries to clear his name. Frank Darabont’s drama, starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown and Gil Bellows.

SUNDAY 1st February

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A Little Princess
(1995) Channel 5 1:35pm-3:25pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A wealthy English girl is sent to an austere New York boarding school, where she charms the other youngsters with her stories of life in India – until her father goes missing in action, leaving her destitute and in the hands of the wicked headmistress. Drama based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, with Eleanor Bron, Liesel Matthews and Liam Cunningham.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) ITV London 4:15pm-6:35pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
James Bond teams up with a KGB agent to recover missing British and Soviet nuclear submarines, before whoever stole them can use their warheads. Unfortunately, 007 was responsible for the death of his new ally’s lover – and she is determined to make him pay before their mission is complete. Spy adventure, starring Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curt Jurgens and Richard Kiel.

The Wizard of Oz (1939) Film4 3:05pm-5:10pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Youngster Dorothy Gale is whisked over the rainbow by a tornado into the magical land of Oz, where she inadvertently kills a wicked witch – incurring the wrath of another. Setting out to find the wizard who can show her a way home, she is joined on her journey by a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion, who all hope their own wishes will be granted. Musical fantasy, with Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan.

Despicable Me (2010) ITV2 5:05pm-6:55pm (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.

James and the Giant Peach (1996) 5* 5:25pm-7:00pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
An unhappy orphan living with his cruel aunts discovers a gigantic peach growing in the garden. Venturing inside, he meets six friendly insects and together they embark on a magical journey. Animated and live-action fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s novel, starring Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes and featuring the voices of Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss.

The Matrix (1999) ITV2 9:00pm-11:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
A computer hacker discovers the world around him is nothing more than a virtual-reality fantasy created by malevolent living machines. Entering the devastated real world, he joins freedom fighters risking their lives to bring the truth out into the open and liberate the human race. Sci-fi action thriller, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving.

Fun Fact: In the combat training program before Keanu Reeves starts his furious attacks on Morpheus, he rubs his nose with his thumb and finger, a similar mannerism of Bruce Lee before he attacks on his opponents. The move was improvised by Reeves.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) ITV4 12:00am-2:20am (2 hours 20 minutes)
A reckless sports writer and his lawyer hit the highways in search of the American Dream, heading for the Nevada gambling capital in a convertible stocked with alcohol and drugs. Drama, adapted by Terry Gilliam from Hunter S Thompson’s book, starring Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Ellen Barkin, Christina Ricci and Tobey Maguire.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure your laces are done up and never run on the edge of the pool.

xoxo