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Maple bacon muffins! is it the weekend again?!

So on a slightly breezy summers afternoon, road tripping along country roads, as the slightest tinge of manure hits the back of your nostrils. Let us be your exceptionally happy family dog, as we hang our floppy-eared dribble tongued head out of the car window for retro movie mayhem, we’ll run in circles searching green fields and pastures for cinematic awesomeness before tiring ourselves out from digging holes looking for celluloid wonder. Phew!

Have a happy retro Weekend!

SATURDAY 17th MAY

The Princess Bride (1987) 5* 3:10pm-5:10pm (2 hours )
A cynical youngster becomes entranced by his grandfather’s magical tales, which revolve around a stable-boy’s heroic quest to rescue his lost love from the clutches of an evil prince, with the aid of a vengeance-seeking Spanish swashbuckler and his hulking sidekick. Rob Reiner’s comic fantasy adventure, with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Falk and Fred Savage.

The Iron Giant (1999) ITV2 4:10pm-5:55pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A huge robot falls from outer space and crash-lands in a small American town, terrifying the locals with its fearsome appearance. The kindly giant is befriended by a lonely youngster – but trouble looms on the horizon when a corrupt government agent sets his sights on destroying the visitor. Family animated adventure based on the children’s story by poet Ted Hughes. With the voices of Vin Diesel, Eli Marienthal, Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick Jr.

X-Men: First Class (2011) Channel 4 9:00pm-11:35pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
Premiere. Telepathic mutant Charles Xavier forms the first generation of the superhero team in the 1960s. Their battle with a Nazi war criminal manipulating the world toward nuclear war gradually drives a wedge between Xavier and his ally Magneto, leading them to become deadly enemies. Superhero adventure prequel, starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.

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Top Gun (1986) Channel 4 11:35pm-1:35am (2 hours )
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.

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SUNDAY 18th MAY

The Mighty Ducks (1992) ITV2 12:10pm-2:25pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A self-centred yuppie lawyer is horrified when a judge finds him guilty of drink-driving and orders him to coach a hopeless inner-city junior ice-hockey team as part of his community service. However, he comes to appreciate his new role and things finally start to look up for the team. Comedy, starring Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith and Joshua Jackson.

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) ITV2 7:30pm-10:00pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
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.

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X2 (2003) Channel 5 7:35pm-10:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Mutant heroes the X-Men are forced into an uneasy alliance with arch-enemy Magneto to battle a common foe. Following an attempt on the president’s life, a sinister military scientist launches a raid to Professor Xavier’s school and hatches a plan to rid the world of all mutants. Superhero adventure sequel, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Alan Cumming, Halle Berry and Brian Cox.

The Running Man (1987) Film4 10:55pm-12:50am (1 hour 55 minutes)
A helicopter pilot is framed for the murder of starving civilians – and ends up being forced to take part in a brutal TV game show in which a succession of gadget-wielding killers hunt him on the streets of Los Angeles. Sci-fi action adventure, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Yaphet Kotto, Maria Conchita Alonso and Richard Dawson

Whatever you get up to this weekend remember pop it before you lock it and always enjoy yourselves.

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Happy 70th Birthday! 10 Things You [Probably] Didn’t Know About…George Lucas

Love Star Wars? Indiana Jones? Labyrinth? American Graffiti? or The Land Before Time? Well! You certainly have one man to thank for all of these! Whether it be directing or producing, George Lucas as been a huge part of some of our favourite and the most iconic films ever!

Yep without the mighty George Lucas we would never have imagined a galaxy full of Jedi, Sith, stormtroopers, droids, Wookiees, Ewoks and AT-ATs. We would never have re-enacted outrunning a big boulder while trying to swipe a Golden Fertility Idol. Heck, without Lucas we’d never have known the power of the Force! Can you imagine that?

Yep the big man himself is turning a cool 70 today which has just given us another reason so get digging into the weird and wonderful world of the Internets and sniff out some cool and perhaps lesser known facts about the man himself. Oh how we spoil you!

Take a peep below at some of the things we’ve discovered about our movie hero….

1. He was a camera operator in the Rolling Stones 1967 concert film Gimme Shelter.
2. Lucas is a major collector of the American illustrator and painter Norman Rockwell. A collection of 57 Rockwell paintings and drawings owned by Lucas and fellow Rockwell collector and film director Steven Spielberg were displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
3. His Skywalker Ranch facility in Marin County CA is located off of Lucas Valley Road, a fact that is purely coincidental as Lucas Valley Road was named after the 19th-century rancher John Lucas.
4. Lucas was actually rejected from joining the US Air Force because he had too many speeding tickets. Naughty boy!
5. Although a very wealthy man, Lucas has given a simply huge amount of money to some amazing causes including The Giving Pledge led by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. He has pledged to give half of his income to charity and even more recently donated $4.05billion from his Disney deal to his education charity (George Lucas Educational Foundation). He also donated $175 million to his alma mater film school
6. Long before he became obsessed with film making, he actually really wanted to be a race-car driver, and he spent most of his high school years racing on the underground circuit  – A major crash that nearly killed him changed his mind. Smart move.
7. He originally came up with the story idea behind Indiana Jones while on vacation in Hawaii with Steven Spielberg. Lucas decided to produce while Spielberg would direct. BFF’s!
8. This is just too cool! He modeled Chewbacca after his own dog, an awesome Alaskan Malamute. The same dog, named Indiana, was also the namesake for the Indiana Jones series. HERO!
9. While at University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, he shared a dorm room with future musical film ‘Grease’ director Randal Kleiser.
10. His nickname in high school was Luke. This later became the name of the hero of his original Star Wars trilogy, Luke Skywalker.
From everyone here at TruffleShuffle, Happy Birthday George! Weird to imagine a childhood without his work.
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Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-Ray
Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-Ray

The epic movie franchise Star Wars is set for yet another release!  The Complete Saga on Blu-ray will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films along with three additional discs and more than 30 hours of extensive special features including never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes, an exploration of the exclusive Star Wars archives, and much, much more.

This nine-disc collection brings the wonder of the entire saga direct to your living room, where you can revisit all of your favourite Star Wars moments in gorgeous high definition and with pristine 6.1 DTS Surround Sound.

Marking the first time ever that the full Saga is available in one complete collection, this Blu-ray box set also features a coveted peek into the making of the Saga with vintage documentaries, audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes moments, interviews, prop and costume turnarounds, retrospectives and more. Check out the trailer here and let us know what you think….

It’s out September 12th in the UK but you can pre-order your very own set from Amazon here!

We’ve got to admit, we’ll most probably be suckered into buying this, mainly for the never seen before extras (even though we already seem to have A LOT of Star Wars Movies in our DVD collection) but how about our fellow Star Wars fans?

And on the subject of Star Wars Merchandise, we may be biased but if you’re looking for a T-Shirt to wear whilst watching your new box-set, you can’t go far wrong with our huge selection which you can check out here including the likes of these little galactic gems…

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Star Wars Darth Vader Projection Alarm Clock £24.99 +FREE P&P
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