The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 345

Chooo chooooo! Steaming its way down the rails, another retro movie weekend is here and looking oh so good!

Packed with classic tales, iconic characters and a whole heap of top talent, we’re back with another look at an extra long weekends top movies. Plenty to be getting stuck into this bank holiday!

SATURDAY 24th August

Baby’s Day Out (1994) Film4 12:35pm-2:35pm
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.

Babe: Pig in the City (1998) 5STAR 1:00pm-2:50pm
The pig and his farmyard pals take a trip to the big city, where their curiosity and love of adventure lands them in trouble, leaving the courageous Babe to find a way to save his chums from danger. Family comedy sequel, starring Magda Szubanski, Mickey Rooney and James Cromwell, and featuring the voice of Elizabeth Daily as Babe.
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Wet, wild and cold! It’s time to dive head-first into the messy and oh-so fun mud pile that is the retro movie rundown!
Rolling, jumping, crawling and climing our way though the choices, we find ourselves totally overed in retro goodtimes as we embark on another adventure into the unknow.

SATURDAY 17th August

Coneheads (1993) Film4 11:00am-12:45pm
An alien couple and their daughter crash-land on Earth and try to blend into suburban society, all the while dodging the immigration authorities and their increasingly suspicious neighbours. Comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Michael McKean, Jason Alexander, Michelle Burke, David Spade and Chris Farley.

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Looney Tunes: Back in Action
(2003) ITV2 12:40pm-2:25pm
Daffy Duck tires of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny, so sets off to seek his fortune. He ends up helping a would-be stuntman rescue his screen idol father, in reality, a secret agent, who has been kidnapped by the deranged chairman of the Acme Corporation. Live-action and animated comedy, with Brendan Fraser, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton and Jenna Elfman.
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All Your 90s Dreams Come True! New In From Homage Tees…

It’s official… well it sort of has been for a while but hey… the 90s are BACK!

Taking the clothing world by total storm, the classic 90s style is one of the biggest trends we’ve seen in a while and it’s sure digging up some amazing memories for all us TruffleShufflers!

Paying TOTALY homage to some of the biggest names and faces to come out of the 90s, Homage Tees have just delivered some of their very best designs and they are taking the site by storm. Take a peep at our latest 90s tshirts collection from this cooler than cool brand…

Black Spice Girls T-Shirt from Homage Tees

It’s not only the 90s that are back, the Spice Girls are too!! Revealing their reunion tour just a few weeks ago, the world is going all out for the iconic girl power group and who can blame them?! We’ll sure be there and 100% rocking this ace new Spice Girls T-Shirt.

Black Scream T-Shirt from Homage Tees

Do you like scary movies? Chances are… YES if you’re into the iconic 90s teen flick Scream! We’re pretty sure no sleepover was complete without a late-night viewing of this movie gem. Show your love for this classic with our Scream T-Shirt.
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Slugs, snails and puppy dogs tails it has to be the weekend!

So hidden away in the darkness at the tail end of Midnight. Inside a damp dingy cave, let us be your coven of haggard, wicked witches. Some tall,  some short, some fat and  some thin with boils and ragged clothes, topped off with pointed slightly askew hats, each one equal in their evilness to the last.

Stand in horror as we mix a potion to find retro movie greatness, before reciting the spell for cinematic fantasticness then finally we’ll bask in the wickedness that is celluloide wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 2nd November

My Neighbour Totoro (1988) Film4  11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
Two sisters move to a new home in the countryside when their mother is taken ill. They are thrilled to discover the house is next to an enchanted forest, and befriend the eldest and wisest of the strange magical creatures dwelling there. Animated fantasy from Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki, with the voices of Noriko Hidaka and Chika Sakamoto. In Japanese

The Princess Bride (1987) 5*  5:55pm-8:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
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. RobReiner’s comic fantasy adventure, with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Falk and Fred Savage

Princess Bride T-Shirt
Men's Black Brute Squad Princess Bride T-Shirt

Jingle All the Way (1996) Sky1  8:00pm-9:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A workaholic father tries to make up for his perpetual absence from home by promising to buy his son a hugely popular action figure for Christmas – little realising every other father in town has the same idea. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Jake Lloyd, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad and Phil Hartma

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Film4  9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours)
Fast-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads for Los Angeles after an old friend is murdered before his eyes. His search for the killers leads him into conflict with a seemingly untouchable drug kingpin, but he also has to contend with the local force, who do not want him taking matters into his own hands. Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, John Ashton and Steven Berkoff

SUNDAY 3rd November

Hocus Pocus (1993) Film4  4:45pm-6:40pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A teenager in Salem, Massachusetts, breaks into a spooky house on Halloween and accidentally resurrects three witches who have been dead for 300 years. The sorceresses are soon causing chaos while seeking a suitable sacrifice for a ritual to give them eternal youth. However, an old foe – a boy they turned into a cat – is on hand to help stop their mischief. Supernatural Disney comedy, with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Omri Katz.

The Fox and the Hound (1981) Channel 5  5:10pm-6:50pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
An orphaned fox cub is taken in by a kindly widow, and becomes firm friends with a puppy belonging to a hunter. However, as they grow to adulthood, the dog is trained to prey on foxes, and the two animals realise their friendship may not survive as they are expected to be natural enemies. Animated adventure, with the voices of Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russell.

Grease (1978) Channel 4  5:50pm-8:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Rebellious American teenager Danny falls for innocent Australian girl Sandy during the summer holidays, but when he later finds out she i
a new student at his school, he risks losing her love by trying to act cool in front of his friends. Romantic musical set in the 1950s,
starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and Barry Pearl

Ladies Grease Rydell High Cheerleading T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Grease Rydell High Cheerleading T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Rizzo Get My Kicks While I'm Young Grease Scoop Neck T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Rizzo Get My Kicks While I'm Young Grease Scoop Neck T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Tremors (1989) ITV4  12:00am-1:55am (1 hour 55 minutes)
A dull American town in the middle of the desert is suddenly attacked by huge man-eating subterranean creatures. Luckily, two dimwitt but brave handymen step into the breach to lead a ragtag bunch of locals and a mismatched pair of survivalists in the battle against the gruesome worm-like monsters. Comedy horror, with Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire and Bobby Jacoby.

Hubble-bubble! Bonus movie clip time: this week a little hocus pocus….

Whatever you get up to this weekend remember not to let the bed bugs bite and always enjoy yourselves!
xoxo

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Jingle bells, Batman smells! Another festive weekend of movies – hooray!

So like happy little elves dressed in stripy socks and pointy hats, working hard and making lots and lots of toys for all the good girls and boys, let us help fill up Santa’s sack with heaps of retro cinematic magic and tons of nostalgic movie joy.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER

Back to the Future Part II (1989) ITV1 London 5:45pm-7:40pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Ladies Back To The Future Delorean Firetracks T-Shirt £19.99 (also available for men)
Ladies Back To The Future Delorean Firetracks T-Shirt £19.99 (also available for men)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Sky Movies Family 2:30pm-4:55pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
The teenage wizard is alarmed to learn a dangerous fugitive sorcerer is searching for him. Meanwhile, a new teacher at Hogwarts helps the bespectacled youngster to protect himself from the school’s soul-sucking security guards. The third in the fantasy adventure series, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane and Alan Rickman.

Sleepy Hollow (1999) ITV2 9:45pm-11:55pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A sceptical 18th-century detective is sent to a small hamlet supposedly terrorised by a demonic headless horseman who decapitates his victims. The investigator refuses to believe in the supernatural, convinced a human killer is behind the murders – but the legend proves to be all but too true. Tim Burton’s gothic horror, starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson and Christopher Walken.

Sleepers (1996) ITV3 11:00pm-1:50am (2 hours 50 minutes)
Four teenagers are sentenced to reform school after a prank results in the accidental death of an old man, and suffer sexual abuse at the hands of the guards. Years later, when the boys have grown up and begun to follow very different professions, a chance encounter with one of their abusers inspires them to plot revenge. Drama, starring Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Bacon, Jason Patric and Minnie Driver.

SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER

Hocus Pocus (1993) Channel 4 2:45pm-4:40pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A teenager in Salem, Massachusetts, breaks into a spooky house on Halloween and accidentally resurrects three witches who have been dead for 300 years. The sorceresses are soon causing chaos while seeking a suitable sacrifice for a ritual to give them eternal youth. However, an old foe – a boy they turned into a cat – is on hand to help stop their mischief. Supernatural Disney comedy, with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Omri Katz.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) ITV1 London 4:50pm-7:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A lonely boy befriends an alien who has been left stranded on Earth. The two develop a psychic connection as the boy helps the extraterrestrial to contact his own people and call for rescue. However, living on Earth starts to have a devastating effect on the visitor’s health, while a government operative is determined to capture him for study. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy, starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace and Peter Coyote.

Men's Dark Heather E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial T-Shirt £19.99 (also available for ladies)
Men's Dark Heather E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial T-Shirt £19.99 (also available for ladies)

Die Hard (1988) Film4 9:00pm-11:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
New York cop John McClane visits Los Angeles to see his family over the Christmas holiday. Stopping off at his wife’s place of work, he realises armed men have taken over the building and are holding the corporation’s staff to ransom – and only he has the ability to fight back. Action thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia.

Enter the Dragon (1973) ITV4 10:00pm-12:05am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A powerful crime kingpin hosts a martial arts tournament on his island lair. A former Shaolin monk is recruited by an intelligence agency to enter the tournament and expose the crime lord’s opium and slavery rings. He finds himself fighting for his life alongside two Vietnam veterans who are both fleeing their own enemies. Thriller, starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly and Kien Shih.

Wow only ten more sleeps until Christmas day it’s getting exciting. I’ve already cracked open the brandy, sherry, port and rum. I love being a grown up at Christmas as it means you can be pretty much be hammered all the time as long as it’s in the Christmas spirit! 😉

Well another weekend and a chance to once again open a window on the retro rundown advent calendar. This week from the only alien guaranteed to make me cry each and every time, enjoy.

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Whatever you get up to this weekend have fun.