The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 14!

Happy weekend everybody – The sun has got his hat on, hip hip hip hooray, the sun has got his hat on and he’s coming out to play! I do like the idea of the sun wearing a hat but why does he need one?!

There are a multitude of cinematic pleasures available for your viewing pleasure this weekend. Like an ocean full of fabulous flamboyantly coloured tropical fish, we’re merely bobbing gently along with the current sat comfortably in one of those inflatable chairs with the cup holders – in one hand, sipping through a straw a lovely cold margarita with an umbrella in it and in the other a fishing net ready to pluck out the beautiful retro movie goodness. Olympics! What Olympics?!

Whatever you get up to this weekend enjoy yourselves and have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 28th JULY

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) GOLD 2:20pm-4:40pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A thoroughly ordinary man is hurled into an intergalactic adventure when the Earth is destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Luckily, his friend, who turns out to be an alien, gives him a handy travel guide to help him make sense of the strange universe. Sci-fi comedy based on Douglas Adams’ classic series, with Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel and Sam Rockwell. Stephen Fry is the guide’s narrator

Doc Hollywood (1991) ITV3 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
An arrogant plastic surgeon’s high-handed attitudes undergo a radical change when he becomes stranded in rural South Carolina en route to a high-paid job in Hollywood. Comedy, starring Michael J Fox, Julie Warner, Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda and George Hamilton.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) Dave 11:00pm-1:30am (2 hours 30 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

Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Sky Movies Indie 10:00pm-11:35pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
A socially inept high-school student and his lonely unemployed brother find their eccentric home life thrown into upheaval when their meddling uncle comes to stay. The teenage oddball tries to make the best of his changing circumstances, while putting all his skills to the task of helping his new best friend win the class presidency. Comedy, starring Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Haylie Duff

SUNDAY 29th JULY

Doctor Who and the Daleks (1965) Channel 5 12:35pm-2:15pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
The eccentric time-traveller journeys to the Daleks’ home world, which has been devastated by their nuclear weapons. He enters their city and finds them engaged in a plot to exterminate their peaceful humanoid enemies the Thals. Sci-fi adventure based on the TV series, starring Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden and Roberta Tovey

Mens Black Doctor Who Dalek You Will Obey T-ShirtMens White Doctor Who Dalek To Victory T -Shirt

Ghostbusters II (1989) Channel 5 5:50pm-7:55pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
The eccentric spectre-hunters reunite to save New York from a massive river of slime generated by the citizens’ negativity and nasty thoughts. Meanwhile, the spirit of a 16th-century tyrant tries to return to the land of the living by possessing the body of a toddler. Sequel to the supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson

Mens Ecto 1 Ghostbusters T-Shirt from Fame and FortuneMens Ghostbusters Dripping Logo T-Shirt from Fame and FortuneMen Who Ya Gonna Call Ghostbusters T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune

The Jerk (1979) ITV4 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours)
A dim-witted white man brought up by a poor black couple is distraught when he discovers they are not his biological family. He decides to leave home to embark on an adventure and seek his fortune, and in the process becomes an overnight success as an inventor. Carl Reiner’s comedy, starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams and Maurice Evans.

Taps (1981) TCM 11:55pm-2:15am (2 hours 20 minutes)
When a military academy is threatened with demolition, the fiercely loyal cadets break out the contents of the armory and fight to defend the institution from the invading developers – ultimately leading to a confrontation with the real army. Drama, starring George C Scott, Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn and Tom Cruise

I’ll for sure be watching Ghostbusters II this weekend as it brings back memories of going to see it on my tenth birthday with my mates from school! I remember we were surprisingly well behaved that day!
Bobby Brown was in that movie he wrote a song for the soundtrack – “On Our Own”, which for some reason reminds me of my roller disco days, that and Soul II Soul’s “Back To Life” takes me right back to Robin Cousin’s sports centre roller disco!

Well, that’s enough reminiscing – go enjoy yourselves 😉

My Top 5 Movie Tees

As you may imagine, when people find out I work at T-Shirt emporium TruffleShuffle.com, the first question I’m asked are which are my favourite designs.

Being a self confessed 80’s movie buff, I have a particular soft spot for our 80’s Movie T-Shirts so I couldn’t resist running down my top 5 for you.

Enjoy!

1. Dark Crystal Movie T-Shirts

Men's Black The Dark Crystal Skeksis T-Shirt £25.99
Men's Black The Dark Crystal Skeksis T-Shirt £25.99

Inspired of course by one of the best Jim Henson films of my childhood, this awesome The Dark Crystal design is a great way to remember the legendary 80’s fantasy flick that terrified and amazed in equal measures. One minute I’d be wide eyed in a world of beautiful fantasy and adventure and the next it would have me hiding behind my pillow from the Evil Skeksis, the bad guys of the film who looked like giant, skeletal crows who’d been dressed in rotting flesh. Imported especially from the US of A, not only do I love this because it pays homage to one of my childhood classics but also because it’s one of our rarer designs, only available in limited numbers so you’re unlikely to see anyone else walking down the street in the same tee as you.  Always a bonus.

2. Ghostbusters Movie T-Shirts

This Ghostbusters design is just so, so cool. You’ve got the ghost trap on the front and the Ecto-pack on the back so you’ll be ready to split just like a real ghostbuster.

Men's Don't Cross The Streams Ghostbusters T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Inspired by a Ghostbusting essential, The Proton Pack, the front of this tee features a technical drawing of Dr. Egon Spengler's now legendary invention and the back, one of the traps which they used to snare the little buggers. Topped off with two very important messages for any wannabe Ghostbuster, 'Don't cross the streams. (It would be bad.) and 'When the light is green, the trap is clean.'

The perfect tribute to the 1984 film and it’s eccentric New York City ghost-capturing heroes, I also love the fact that this tee was actually created by our in house design team so it’s exclusively available at TruffleShuffle.com. Who Ya Gonna Call?


3. Labyrinth Movie T-Shirts

Men's Ludo Friend Labyrinth T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle £20.00


In a nutshell, Labyrinth is my favourite film in the world. I must watch it at least once a month. Not only that but Ludo was always my favourite character, the big friendly beast who could call upon his friends “the rocks” to help him out in times of need and fight the Goblin kings Goblin army. An easy choice and a brilliant design which sums up the loveable Ludo perfectly – this is one of those tees which people always stop me in the street to appreciate too, always a good sign.

4. Gremlins Movie T-Shirts

Because who can argue?

Gizzy Is The Shizzy Gremlins T-Shirt from Sticks and Stones £18.99

Personally Gremlins 2 was always my favourite of the classic movie franchise. It was bigger, badder and funnier and kind of evolved The Gremlins to the next level. From spider and bat Gremlins to the reincarnation of Frank Sinatra as a Gremlin singing New York New York. JUST AWESOME.

You don’t tend to see too many Gremlins T-Shirts around either so I was dead chuffed when I spotted these on the shelves of Truffle Towers and purchased mine instantly – it’s a bargain too at just £18.99. Fits and feels great too (as do all our tees TBH)

5. Batman Movie T-Shirts

Ladies Batman Caped Costume T-Shirt £26.99


This cool tee is a great take on the batman costume design. Thanks to the nifty detachable cape, you can rock this top as a normal tee and when the bat signal is lit, simply reattach the cape and head out to fight crime (or use it as a subtle fancy dress costume if you prefer.)

Na na na na na na na na Batman!

Well that’s all for now folks, hope you enjoyed my very own movie T-Shirt hot picks!

Don’t forget though that this is just the teeniest taster of the huge range of amazing movie merch we now have available on the site (over 350 products and counting!)

As well as my top 5 movies, we’ve got T-Shirts, clothing, Accessories and Gifts inspired by tonnes of other classic cult movies from the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s as well as a few current favourites (Harry Potter T-Shirts anyone!)

From Back To The Future to Batman, The Goonies to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Star Wars to Top Gun, we’ve got all the classics covered making us the perfect place to indulge your inner movie buff.

Plump up those Cushions and get the popcorn popping fellow movie fans!

My favourite film in the world. I must watch this at least once a month. Ludo was always my favourite character. The big friendly beast who could call upon his friends “the rocks” to help him out in times of need and fight the Goblin kings Goblin army.

Top Gifts for Boyfriends

Christmas is creeping ever closer and I’m sure some of you out there are already panicking about what special gifts you can get for the man in your life but fear not because I’m here to help with my handpicked selection of great gifts for boyfriends.

We’ve come up with our very own Gift Finder which is perfect for tweaking your search to help find the exact sort of gift he’ll love.  Going out with a Rock God, a Movie Buff or even a wannabe Superhero?  We have loads of great gifts perfect for his tastes, give it a try here!

Being a bit of a retro gamer geek myself I know I would personally love to receive some of these old skool treats that would remind me of the great computer games from my youth.

Check out our awesome Tetris Heat Change Mug that changes appearance with the heat of your cuppa!  And what about these gaming treats, our Pac-Man Alarm Clock, super popular Pac-Man Belt and my personal favourite this Sesame Street Invaders T-Shirt which puts the Sesame Street gang into the world of Space Invaders – all great gift ideas for gaming geeks!

Maybe your boyfriend is a bit of a Movie Buff, in which case we’re sure he will love some of these great film T-shirts.

See Bowie do his thing with the Dance Magic Dance Labyrinth Poster T-Shirt, pay tribute to Ghostbusters with this Don’t Cross The Streams T-Shirt, Star Wars fans will love the Boxing Stormtroopers Photographic T-Shirt and our Gizzy is the Shizzy T-Shirt is just perfect if he’s a Gremlins fan.  A great selection of classic movie tees!

And finally we present the opportunity to make the boring old tradition of gifting pants and socks fun again!  Check out these cool Vintage Print Optimus Prime Transformers Boxer Shorts or give his confidence a boost with the ultra cheeky Monty Python Biggus Dickus Boxer Shorts, just what every man wants to hear!

We’ve got socks covered too; make him feel like a hero with our Superman Figure Socks or if he’s a film fan, our Ghostbusters Assorted Socks Gift Set would be perfect.

I hope this has helped all of you that are struggling for ideas, if you are still looking for some more inspiration check out our Gifts for him link to get the full list of men’s pressie ideas.  There’s tons of possible presents for him waiting to be found!

For even more inspiration for everyone else in the family check out Amy’s Gorgeous Gift for Marvelous Mums, Simon’s Great Gifts for Dads and Dave’s Great Gifts for Men.

xoxo

Spooky Tees!

To get into the true spirit of Halloween, I have picked out my favourite spooky Halloween TShirts. For those who are not brave enough for full-on fancy dress, have no party to go to or are  just too damn cool, these beauties which encompass the themes of horror, ghosts and ghouls and vampires are sure to get your juices flowing!

Men's Herman Face Munster T-Shirt £24.99
Ladies Count Duckula Bit Me T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune £20.00
Men's Rocky Horror Picture Show T-Shirt from Junk Food £36.99
Ladies Stay Puft Ghostbusters T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune £20.00
Men's Ghostbusters Venkman Costume T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune £20.00
Ladies Buffy The Vampire Slayer T-Shirt £22.99

Save

Obsessively Awesome or a Tat Too Far?

TMNT Krang Stomach Tattoo
TMNT Krang Stomach Tattoo

I got sent this picture on Facebook the other day as I was wasting away my Sunday with the hope of someone turning up at my door with a hot Roast dinner in hand to cure my hangover.

It made me laugh as it’s an awesome idea for a tattoo and in an absolutely perfect position but it got me thinking, just how far are my fellow tat fans prepared to go to show their love for their ultimate pop culture icons?

I didn’t have to look hard – appears there are a whole host of fellow nostalgia fans out there who will go pretty damn far in their quest to show their appreciation for all things old school. Here’s a few of my favourites.

Nintendo sleeve (plus Megatron!)
Nintendo sleeve (plus Megatron!)

This full sleeve is made up mostly of Nintendo characters with Megatron randomly chucked in (apparently he was there before the owner of said tattoo decided to go all out with a full sleeve.) Not being a Mario fan as a kid, I guess I always wanted Megatron to turn up at Bowsers castle and show Mario how you start a ruckus so this definitely floats my boat.

Muppets Tattoo
Muppets Tattoo

The awesomeness that is the Muppets band in tattoo form – the colours are awesome.

Star Wars Tattoo

This guy must have totally crossed the streams to get this sick Leg tattoo inspired by the Ghostbusters movie. The detail is unreal.

Labyrinth
Labyrinth Tat

This leg tattoo pays homage to one of my favourite 80’s movies, Labyrinth. I always thought I was a pretty major Labyrinth fan, now I just feel lame!

And it’s not just the boys getting in on the action..

Alice in Wonderland - A Tattoo story
Alice in Wonderland - A Tattoo story

Yes – this brave lady has just about the entire Alice in Wonderland story inked across the upper half of her body.  Now that’s dedication!

It really does look like his skin has been torn off reveling his inner Superhero. A tat too far me thinks although maximum respect for having the balls to pay tribute to Spidey in such a dramatic way!

Let us know if this has got you emptying your bank account and booking in for a full body Spider-man costume tattoo, we’ll definitely want to hear about it.

xoxo