The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 107

Cinnamon bagels! Is it the weekend?

So on a blistering hot sunny afternoon tucked away in the rear of a bustling garden party as youngsters run a muck with water pistols and elders fall foul of drunken shenanigans let us be your ever so manly expert at everything Barbeque Chef as we light our coals with retro movie magic, we’ll cook until tastefully charcoaled mouthfuls of cinematic classics before we fall into a deep meat coma of celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 12th JULY

Beethoven (1991) ITV2 2:40pm-4:25pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
An all-American family adopts a huge St Bernard, but the father is dismayed when it turns into a one-dog disaster zone. He insists the  mutt must go to a new home, but when it is kidnapped by a crooked vet, dad has a change of heart and races to the rescue. Comedy, starring  Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Oliver Platt and David Duchovny.

Ghostbusters (1984) 5* 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 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.

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Die Hard 2 (1990) Film4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Tough cop John McClane arrives at an airport to pick up his wife, but finds himself plunged into a bloody life-or-death struggle. He must  battle terrorists who have seized control of the terminal as part of a campaign to secure the release of a convicted drug baron. Action  thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Sadler, Franco Nero and William Atherton.

Coming to America (1988) E4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A bored African prince defies his father’s plans for an arranged marriage and escapes to the USA to find a bride on his own terms. Comedy,  starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in several roles, with James Earl Jones, Allison Dean, Eriq La Salle and Madge Sinclair.

SUNDAY 13th JULY

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) Channel 5 12:55pm-2:45pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A blind man and his deaf friend go on the run to clear themselves of a trumped-up murder charge. However, all kinds of oddball characters  are on their trail, determined to get hold of a top-secret microchip that the duo do not know they have. Comedy, starring Richard Pryor,  Gene Wilder, Kevin Spacey, Joan Severance, Alan North and Anthony Zerbe.

Stand By Me (1986) Channel 5 2:45pm-4:20pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
Four 12-year-old best friends embark on a life-changing adventure in the Oregon wilderness in search of a missing teenager’s body, unaware  of the trials and triumphs that await them. Rob Reiner’s 1950s-set coming-of-age drama, based on a novella by Stephen King, starring River  Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Jerry O’Connell, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland and Richard Dreyfuss.

Jurassic Park III (2001) ITV2 6:00pm-7:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Palaeontologist Dr Alan Grant is lured to a dinosaur-infested island by a divorced couple who offer to fund his research, unaware their  real motive is to find their missing son – and that the creatures on the island are far more intelligent than anyone suspected. Action  adventure sequel, starring Sam Neill, William H Macy, Tea Leoni and Alessandro Nivola.

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The Running Man (1987) Channel 4 10:45pm-12:40am (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 to always take one down and pass it around and always enjoy yourselves.

xoxo

Get Your Next-Fix With Our Top 10 Retro Movies and Shows On Netflix!

Howdy TruffleShufflers! Did you have a lovely weekend? If yours was anything like mine, then you had a good long browse through your movie collection to find some old favourites and spent a lot of time binge-watching that series that you’ve just got into. Am I right?
Speaking of old favourites, I’ve been trawling the deepest depths of Netflix to find their….
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Top 10 Retro Movies and Shows!
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So here goes, get ready for some serious nostalgia and hopefully, a little inspiration for something to to keep you smiling and fill the evenings now you’re back at work or school or wherever again.
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1.    The Addams Family (1991) Who could forget this macabre comedy classic? Wednesday and Pugsley fight to save their home from the evil developer, desperate to get her hands on the family fortune by manipulating an imposter to pose as the long-lost cousin Fester, but nobody counted on the imposter being the real deal!
2.    Sister Act (1992) and Sister Act 2 (1993) I don’t know about you, but both of these movies were in my Dad’s VHS collection back in the day and watched them both until the tape got chewed and snapped. A pair of classic comedies in which Delores (Whoopi Goldberg) goes into witness protection as a Nun after seeing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. Her talents for choreography lead her to form a choir, firstly with the nuns and secondly with the unruly kids that go to the Catholic school, ultimately saving the church and school respectively. Yes it’s basically the same movie twice, but you can’t have too much of a good thing!
3.    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) This twisty toon adventure is a magnificent technological display of real-time action and cartoon madness. Made in a time long before Pixar had developed their cutting edge animation software, every animated frame in this movie was hand drawn over the live-action cells and painstakingly coloured in post production. Imagine that! Bill Murray was in the running for Bob Hoskins’ role, but couldn’t get back to the director in time. He reportedly screamed aloud at a dinner party when he realised he had missed his shot. As you would!
4.    Speaking of Bill Murray, it just wouldn’t be a retro movie rundown without giving Ghostbusters (1984) a mention. With the third movie due to be shot next year (Yes that’s right, there’s going to be a Ghostbusters 3!) it’s time to revisit the original and laugh your socks off all over again. Also, give Stripes (1981) a go, Bill Murray and the late, great Harold Ramis team up as infantrymen that join the army during the cold war, imagining that basic training will be much like a health spa to get them back into shape, they were wrong…
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5.    White Men Can’t Jump (1992) is a brilliant buddy movie of sorts, filled with gritty dialogue and great basketball action scenes. As Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes team up to hustle local ball-players their characters grow and grow through hatred, suspicion and greed to learn to love each other and ultimately win the grand final as equals. If you can ignore Rosie Perez’s ridiculous voice, you can definitely enjoy this wonderful, heartfelt lycra-clad 90’s classic. Random Trivia: Woody never did make a real slam dunk, the hoop at the end is actually nine-and-a-half feet high, not the regulation ten feet. (But we’ll let him off!)
6.    Party on dudes! Its Wayne’s World! (1992) Surely this one needs no introduction, let’s just sit and remember everyone’s favourite scene…
7.    Shut up! It’s, like, so totally Clueless! (1995) This wonderfully satiric adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, in which the lead can’t help matchmaking everyone around her is a laugh-a-minute mockery of all things Beverley Hills. Filled with homage, irony and subtlety it’s no wonder this brilliantly executed teen flick is now recognised as one of the best films of the era. Random Trivia: though Paul Rudd’s character is cast as being several years older than Cher and her friends, Stacey Dash who plays Dionne is actually three years older than him!
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8.    Enter the danger zone! That’s right, in at number 8, it’s Top Gun (1986) With Tom Cruise at his steely finest, portraying the hotshot pilot, Maverick, opposite the chisel-jawed Val Kilmer, Iceman. Fighting prejudice and his own hubris, Maverick must prove that he is worthy of the title, Top Gun. Random Trivia: The real top gun school in California make staff pay a $5 fine every time they quote the movie.
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9.    Here’s another show that needs no introduction, unless you lived in a cave throughout the late 90s, you’ll most likely be aware of a funny little Japanese show that took the world by storm, Pokémon! (1997) I’ve no doubt that anyone reading this will almost certainly have tried to catch ‘em all at some point, done a shady deal for a shiny Charizard card and spent all their pocket money to win a cuddly Pikachu at the fair. Am I right? The first season, the Indigo League is now on Netflix and believe me, it’s just as good as it ever was.
10.    Whilst we’re on awesome kids cartoons, they’ve also just added a load of Cartoon Network shows including Johnny Bravo, Courage the Cowardly Dog  and Dexter’s Laboratory. “Omelette du fromage!!!” Need I say more?
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So! We have come to the end of the road. What do you think? Did I miss anything? Have I inspired anyone to watch something new, or something they haven’t seen in ages? I hope so.
I hope you all have a great week and remember to like and share and all that good stuff. Also, pop over to the website to buy some awesome Movie T-Shirts or Cartoon T-Shirts inspired by many of the shows and flicks mentioned above. (But not all of them, sorry about that!)

xoxo

Ghostbusters Tees..Who You Gonna Call? TRUFFLESHUFFLE!

If you’re a kid of the 80’s, and a lover of cool t-shirts – then we’re pretty confident that you already know about our awesome collection of Ghostbusters t-shirts, however…as we’re the best website in town – we thought we’d give you a run down of our favourites and introduce you to the new Ghostbusters accessories we have. Ghostbusters loungewear, Ghostbuster belts, Ghostbuster TOYS! (and much much more!) The only thing we don’t have is the whacky scientists themselves. Give us time, we’re working on it!

Among our favourites – we definitely rate the Men’s Venkman Costume t-shirt, an absolute classic for any Ghostbusters fan. If you remember running around as a kid, pretending you were part of the team, then you won’t feel out of place in this! Also in our favourite is the Men’s Ghostbusters Montage t-shirt, recently added to the TruffleShuffle sale!

With the festive season approaching – it would be an excellent time to check out our accessories for some super-retro Christmas gifts!

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the ladies of the retro world – we also have an amazing selection of Ladies Ghostbusters t-shirts, all fit for a queen!

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

This week we’ve just launched a brand new collection of Ghostbusters T-shirts from Fame and Fortune.  Of course this got everyone in the office buzzing, but I was most excited of all cause designing these Tees was my first ever project for TruffleShuffle!  Seeing the final results of my work is such a great feeling and it took me back to when I had just started working here as a designer.  For me there couldn’t have been a more perfect starting point as I am a huge fan of the classic film, I remember that I couldn’t wait to get started!

Just seeing the logo brings back many spooky memories!

The first step towards building a new collection of tees is to really research your subject, so luckily for me it was the perfect opportunity to spend an evening in and watch the film again for the 100th time, any excuse will do!  I knew there were a number of bases I had to cover, everyone loves Stay Puft, Slimer is a definite and we really wanted to see the Ecto-1, but it was really useful (and fun) to see the film again as it refreshed my mind and reminded me of some really classic catchphrases and scenes.  It was the best way to get me back in the Ghostbusting state of mind!

As well as the ultra popular “Who ya gonna call?” and “I ain’t afraid of no ghost” I loved the phrases “Don’t cross the streams” and “When the light is green the trap is clean” and was determined to get them included on one of the tees!

Don't cross the streams... It would be bad.

I also included the Ghostbusters Montage design to show our four heroes fighting against some of the monsters from the film as well as a special appearance from the ghost best know from the films main logo!

Ghostbusters Montage T-shirt from Fame and Fortune, Only £20.00

My favourite character from the film has to be Stay Puft and I really enjoyed showing two different sides of him in two of the designs.  First up was the big, looming outline design with those angry eyes and evil smile but second is the sugary sweet and super cute Stay Puft marshmallows design.  I love these two designs and will wear Stay Puft with pride, I might even choose which one to wear depending on my current mood that day!

Stay Puft Outline Ghostbusters T-shirt from Fame and Fortune, Only £20.00

All in all this has been such an enjoyable project and I’ve loved every minute of bringing the Ghostbusters crew back to our TruffleShuffle T-shirt selection.  I hope you guys like the set and keep your eyes peeled for even more designs to be added soon, a sneak preview of which has been included in this blog post!  Hopefully this will help to keep you Ghostbusters fans happy while rumours for a third film continue to circulate.  Bring back Stay Puft I say…

A sneak preview of an upcoming Stay Puft tee!