The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 70!

Severed head on a tortoise! It has to be the Weekend!

So in a dark room under the flickering glow of an old box shaped television knelt on a slightly worn out rug, hands clenched around a joy stick as the noise of a loading Zx Spectrum surrounds us, let us be your 1980’s super gamer as we prepare to 1Up for mega movie awesomeness, we’ll zap our way through baddies with retro cinematic greatness all for an impressive high score and celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 5th October

Flatliners (1990) Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror 1:30pm-3:40pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Five medical students conduct dangerous experiments to discover whether there is an afterlife by electronically inducing a near-deathlike state and then bringing about resuscitation at the critical moment. However, when they venture into real-death experiences, the unwittingly unleash supernatural phenomena linked to their past misdeeds. Thriller, with Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt.

Groundhog Day (1993) Sky1 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours)
An obnoxious TV weatherman reporting on a small town’s annual festival finds himself caught in a bizarre time loop, and is forced to relive the same day over and over again. While at first he tries to exploit his predicament, he is ultimately driven to mend his ways and adopt a less cynical attitude. Comedy, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott and Stephen Tobolowsky.

Snatch (2000) Comedy Central 10:00pm-12:00am (2 hours)
An unlicensed boxing promoter and his dim-witted sidekick convince an Irish gypsy battler to step in for their injured fighter, but find themselves drawn into a match-fixing racket. Meanwhile, the loot from a diamond heist goes missing, leading to bloody conflict between Russian gangsters and a Jewish mob. Guy Ritchie’s comedy drama, with Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Mike Reid, Jason Flemyng, Alan Ford and Vinnie Jones.

Predator (1987) Film4 9:00pm-11:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
An elite military team on a top-secret mission in the jungles of Central America encounters a merciless alien hunter, which starts to pick the commandos off one by one and skin its human prey alive. Sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Sonny Landham, Jesse Ventura and Shane Black.

Ladies Grey Marl Game Over Boyfriend T-Shirt from Illustrated Mind
Ladies Game Over Boyfriend T-Shirt

Ladies Weyland Yutani Corp Logo from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Weyland Yutani Corp Logo from TruffleShuffle

SUNDAY 6th October

Innerspace (1987) Channel 5 2:30pm-4:50pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A Navy test pilot is shrunk in a ground-breaking scientific experiment, but instead of being injected into a laboratory rabbit, the tiny specimen accidentally winds up inside a hypochondriac supermarket worker. As he tries to find a way out, criminals come after the unlikely duo in search of the secret of the miniaturising technology. Sci-fi comedy, starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Fiona Lewis and Vernon Wells.

White Fang (1991) 5* 4:50pm-7:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A prospector sets off for Alaska during the gold rush, and along the way he encounters a wolf-dog being cruelly treated by its owner. He sets the animal free and tames it, gaining a constant companion for his perilous journey through the wilderness. Adventure, based on Jack London’s novel, starring Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer.

Independence Day (1996) Film4 6:15pm-9:00pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
A fleet of huge flying saucers launches a devastating and unprovoked attack on Earth. As survivors try to flee the seemingly unstoppable alien invaders, the courageous US president, an ace pilot and a computer genius come up with a plan to take the fight to the enemy and save the human race. Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi adventure, starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia and Harry Connick Jr.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) ITV4 11:00pm-12:40am (1 hour 40 minutes)
The crusading grown-ups of the Colorado town lead America into war against Canada in a bid to eradicate bad language from TV. The four young heroes set out to bring peace to the world, but have to battle a fearsome alliance between Satan and Saddam Hussein. Animated musical comedy, with the voices of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as well as George Clooney, Eric Idle and Isaac Hayes.

Mens White Catman TShirt from Chunk
Mens White Catman TShirt from Chunk

Mens South Park Butt Hole TShirt
Mens South Park Butt Hole TShirt

Crash Bam Whollop! Bonus movie clip time this week a little something from our favourite flatchulent Canadian duo, enjoy.

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Whatever you get up to this weekend remember never ride a tiger and always enjoy yourselves.

xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 59!

What the Dickens! The weekend is here!

So in a dense tropical forest a mere sixty five point five million years ago. During the Cretaceous period amongst the fauna and flora of giant rich wild green conifers and blooming white magnolia’s. Let us be your  magnificent three horned  beast the Triceratops as we stomp triumphantly around for mega cinematic greatness forage for retro movie awesomeness and  fight off a Tyrannosaurus Rex for celluloid glory.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 29th June

The Hunt for Red October (1990) Film4 6:10pm-9:00pm (2 hours 50 minutes)
A Soviet submarine commander creates an international crisis by piloting his experimental nuclear vessel, which is invisible to sonar, toward the American coast. The US and Russian navies think he is planning to attack and set out to destroy the submarine, but a CIA analyst suspects he intends to defect to the West. Cold War thriller, based on Tom Clancy’s novel, starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin and James Earl Jones

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

Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) BBC1 London 9:50pm-11:50pm (2 hours )
New York cop John McClane returns to duty following an explosion at a department store in the city. The perpetrator contacts the police and tells them that unless McClane and an unfortunate bystander who was in the wrong place at the wrong time carry out a series of instructions to the letter, more bombs will be detonated. Action thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and Jeremy Irons

Ghostbusters II (1989) Comedy Central 10:20pm-12:30am (2 hours 10 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

Men's Ghostbusters Supernatural Spectacular T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Men's Ghostbusters Supernatural Spectacular T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Black Who Ya Gonna Call Ghostbusters Lounge Pants
Black Who Ya Gonna Call Ghostbusters Lounge Pants

SUNDAY 30th June

Little Shop of Horrors (1986) ITV3 1:55pm-3:45pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A weedy flower-shop assistant grows a bizarre plant, which he discovers needs to feed on human blood to survive. It grows to a vast size and begins to talk, demanding he commit murder on its behalf. Comedy musical based on the Broadway show, starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin and Bill Murray, with the voice of The Four Tops’ Levi Stubbs.

Groundhog Day (1993) 5* 2:15pm-4:20pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
An obnoxious TV weatherman reporting on a small town’s annual festival finds himself caught in a bizarre time loop, and is forced to relive the same day over and over again. While at first he tries to exploit his predicament, he is ultimately driven to mend his ways and adopt a less cynical attitude. Comedy, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott and Stephen Tobolowsky

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Channel 5 3:35pm-5:40pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Cute furball Gizmo is reunited with his human friends Billy and Kate, who now work in the New York offices of an eccentric tycoon. However, it is not long before Gizmo has spawned a new generation of murderous carnivores, who quickly overrun the building – and a genetics lab where they produce even more startling mutations. Joe Dante’s comedy sequel, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover and Christopher Lee. Edited for daytime broadcast

 Ladies Heather Blue Word To Your Mogwai Gremlins T-Shirt from Sticks and Stones
Ladies Heather Blue Word To Your Mogwai Gremlins T-Shirt from Sticks and Stones

Ladies White Dude Gremlins T-Shirt from Sticks and Stones
Ladies White Dude Gremlins T-Shirt from Sticks and Stones

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) E4 8:30pm-10:15pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A misunderstood soldier who has retired to a Buddhist monastery is drawn back into action for a special mission. A succession of failed rescue missions has left countless American servicemen held hostage in the Middle East, and it falls to him to set them free. Spoof action movie sequel, starring Charlie Sheen, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges and Rowan Atkinson

Wowzers  bonus movie clip time: to get you in the mood how’s about a little carnivorous singing plant “Feed me Seymour”

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Whatever you get up to this weekend remember who said the rhyme did the crime and always enjoy yourselves.

xoxo