The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 380

With dust sheets down and everything masked up, we’re loading up our movie brush to layer on some thick action, nostalgic and perhaps a splash of romance too. Are you ready for these masterpieces?

SATURDAY 30th May

Baby’s Day Out (1994) Channel 4 10:30am-12:30pm
Three bungling kidnappers hatch a plan to pose as society reporters and snatch the baby son of a wealthy couple. However, the infant escapes on to the streets of New York, evading the crooks’ every attempt to recapture him. Comedy, starring Joe Mantegna, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano and Brian Haley.

Chicken Run (2000) BBC One 1:40pm-3:00pm
A headstrong chicken and her fellow fowls ponder how to escape from a grim Yorkshire farm before the evil farmer’s wife can turn them into pies. Luckily, help arrives in the form of a heroic American rooster who promises to show them how to fly. Nick Park’s animated comedy, with the voices of Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson and Jane Horrocks.

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The Christmas Retro Movie Rundown

As a wise man from Slade once said… IT’S CHRIIISTMAAAS!
We’ll folks, we’ve pretty much made it and no doubt you will have already started on some form of festivities (we sure have!).
Helping this year to be a merry as ever, we’re back again with another movie rundown to keep you on top of some of our top classic films beaming their way into your homes. Sit back, relax and Merry Christmas.

Christmas Eve

Dr Dolittle (1998) E4 10:20am-12:00pm
A doctor is stunned to discover he can talk to animals, and it is not long before his home and surgery are taken over by an assortment of ailing creatures in need of help. However, when the medic’s odd behaviour attracts his colleagues’ attention, he is forced to rely on his new-found furry friends to save him from the asylum. Comedy, starring Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis and Oliver Platt.

Small Soldiers (1998) Channel 4 11:05am-1:10pm
A hi-tech computer chip has a bizarre effect on a squad of toy soldiers, causing mayhem for their owner as the miniature marauders engage in a series of scaled-down skirmishes. Children’s adventure mixing live-action and computer animation, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denis Leary and Gregory Smith, with the voices of Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Ricci.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) ITV 12:40pm-2:40pm
A little girl residing in the Christmas-obsessed town of Whoville becomes fascinated with a grouchy creature living in the mountains. But her efforts to make him part of their celebrations leave him more bitter than ever, and he resolves to ruin the festive season. Fantasy comedy, based on Dr Seuss’s children’s book, with Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor and Molly Shannon. Anthony Hopkins narrates.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

10 Things You [Probably] Didn’t Know About…Disney’s Frozen

It’s sooooo nearly here! With the weather forecasts teasing us with the threat of snow, all us eager TruffleShufflers are dusting off our sleds, wellies and super thick socks in preparation for the fun and games that our favourite weather can bring, we’ve been looking for ways to get some of the icy stuff in our lives white we wait which has lead us to perhaps one of the biggest and best films surrounding our ‘hot’ topic, Frozen!

Since it first hit our screens back in 2013, Disney’s Frozen has become something of a modern phenomenon with kids and big kids alike everywhere singing the soundtrack word for word. You know you can do it too! Wanting to know more about one of our Disney faves after our recent sing-along viewings, we thought we would dig up and share some cool facts about this icon. So sit back and enjoy our 10 Things You [Probably] Didn’t Know About… Frozen.

– Elsa is the only Disney princess who is NOT a teenager. Yep all the other princesses who are falling in love and running away are all in their teens. Elsa is 21.  – Side fact: Snow White is only 14!

– The plot for frozen was loosely based on a book called The Snow Queen written by Hans Christian Andersen. This adaptation was first put into development by Walt Disney way back in 1939. The characters names Hans, Kristoff, Anna, and Sven are a tribute to him.

– Oh that hair! Because of her braid, the films animators had to develop a program called Tonic just to animate Elsa’s hair which also uses a whopping 420,000 CGI strands of hair!

– To create the amazing chemistry between the characters, the producers had Idina Menzel (Elsa) and Kristen Bell (Anna) read their lines together. Something which is rarely done with animated films.

– Spotted! Rapunzel and Flynn from Disney’s Tangled make a short cameo appearance at Elsa’s coronation. Look….

– Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was the Ice Palace! Fifty different animators worked on the scene where the Ice Palace was built. One frame of the scene took a cool 30 hours to render. Yeeeesh!

– When Anna sings “Love is an Open Door” with Prince Hans, it is the first time a Disney princess has ever performed a duet with a villain.

– Weirdly, Queen Elsa was originally supposed to be a villain. They later changed the story to make her misunderstood. Phew!

– To help make the characters actions as ‘real’ as possible, the animators would watch the voice actors perform and see how they moved and what expressions they made and copy them into the scene.

– Josh Gad improvised most of Olaf’s lines to make the producers laugh. It worked.

Wow! There you have them folks! Do you have any other cool Disney facts we missed? Let us know by commenting in the box below.

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Awesome Stocking Fillers To Fill Your Boots With!

It’s soooooo nearly that time folks! With just over a week to go until the big day, we’re sure there are plenty of other out there who, just like us, are still in the mix of all their Christmas shopping.
Whether it’s looking for something special for that auntie you rarely see, or perhaps picking up something for the in-laws that you’ve been putting off, grabbing those last minute gifts is never fun but doesn’t have to be a stress OR result in settling for something you would feel bad giving to the dog to play with.
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With a simply mahooosive range of funky gifts to suit even the most tricky of customers, we’re sure you’ll be able to get that Christmas stocking full fit to burst ready for the special morning.
To help inspire you, we’ve put together a few ideas for great stocking fillers or little treats for someone special this year. Enjoy!
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