The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 459

Like the helping of dip on your chip, our bank of retro movie goodness that’s heading your way this weekend is here to add a whole lot more fun and flavour to your life. Plenty of tasty classics to tuck into!

SATURDAY 5th February

Bewitched (2005) GREAT! movies 4:20pm-6:30pm
A Hollywood has-been actor signs up to appear in a remake of the popular 1960s sitcom about a housewife with magical powers. Determined that his co-star should be a complete unknown, he persuades the studio to hire a beguiling woman from the suburbs – unaware she is a genuine witch. Romantic fantasy comedy, with Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine.

Crocodile Dundee II (1988) Film4 4:40pm-6:50pm
The rugged Australian adventurer sets out to save his reporter girlfriend from New York drug dealers. Having rescued her from their clutches, he realises they will soon be coming after him – so he decides to even the odds by luring them to the Outback for a final showdown. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Charles S Dutton.

Bruce Almighty (2003) ITV2 4:45pm-6:50pm
God tires of a down-on-his-luck reporter’s constant complaining, so pass on His powers to give him a taste of ultimate responsibility. The newsman falls in love with his extraordinary abilities – but a never-ending stream of incoming prayers and his ambitious attempt to please everyone soon prove there is more to the job than meets the eye. Comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 458

Seeking out classic movies like a cat looking for the warm spot around the house, we’re positively purring with our latest finds hearing your way this weekend! Kick back, relax and enjoy!

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SATURDAY 29th January

Addams Family Values (1993) 5STAR 12:40pm-2:30pm
Spooky couple Gomez and Morticia hire a nanny to look after their new baby son – and stop him from suffering an early death at the hands of his jealous elder siblings. Romance soon blossoms between the new childminder and Uncle Fester, but he does not realise she is planning to kill him once she has got hold of the family fortune. Comedy sequel, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci and Joan Cusack.

Home Alone (1990) Film4 2:50pm-4:55pm
A boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. The youngster initially enjoys his freedom but is soon forced to resort to ingenious booby traps to defend the family home from two dim-witted burglars. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 448

Road tripping our way into another weekend, we’re making sure we stop at only the best spots, somewhere for a good giggle, somewhere for a whole lot of drama and of course, somewhere to feast on a whole lot of action! Buckle up and enjoy our top movie picks!

SATURDAY 16th October

13 Going on 30 (2004) 5STAR 10:05am-12:10pm
A 13-year-old girl wishes she could skip the misery of growing up and become an adult overnight. However, the next day she wakes up to find 17 years have mysteriously passed and she is now a successful magazine editor approaching her 30th birthday – and her new life is just as hard to cope with as her old one. Romantic comedy, starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Christa B Allen and Andy Serkis.

Stuart Little 2 (2002) Film4 11:00am-12:35pm
The plucky talking mouse feels left out when the son of his adopted human family makes a new pal – but quickly forgets such trifling matters when his high-flying canary friend is captured by an evil falcon, prompting the brave rodent to mount a daring rescue. Family adventure sequel, with Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie and Jonathan Lipnicki, and the voices of Michael J Fox, Melanie Griffith and James Woods.

Jumanji (1995) 5STAR 12:10pm-2:20pm
A man who has been trapped inside a mysterious jungle board game for 26 years is eventually freed when two children start to play it. Unfortunately, he arrives with a rampaging horde of animals on his heels, leaving only one solution – to finish the game he started all those years ago. Fantasy adventure, starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 439

It’s time to raise a glass of your favourite tipple, we’re back and celebrating another classic movie filled weekend with some top picks that aren’t to be missed!

SATURDAY 7th August

The Rugrats Movie (1998) Film4 11:00am-12:40pm
Tommy tries to return his new brother to the baby shop, helped by Angelica, Chuckie, Phil and Lil – but the friends become lost in dense woodlands en route, turning their expedition into a scary and exciting journey of discovery. Animated comedy based on the TV series, with the voices of Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Whoopi Goldberg and Busta Rhymes.

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Edward Scissorhands (1990) Channel 4 11:20am-1:25pm
A reclusive genius creates a boy but dies before completing him, leaving his brainchild with scissor-like blades in place of hands. A kindly woman from a nearby suburb takes pity on the lonely figure and welcomes him into her home. He quickly becomes a hit in the neighbourhood – but then his new friends start to turn against him. Tim Burton’s fantasy, starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent Price.

Dirty Dancing (1987) Channel 5 2:30pm-4:35pm
A dance instructor at a 1960s resort hotel fears his career will be jeopardised when his regular partner is forced to pull out of an important show in which they are due to perform. Luckily, a naive teenager is happy to step in, and is treated to a whirlwind holiday education in life, love and expressing herself. Romantic drama, with Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 438

Blowing and howling our way through another week, we’re back once more with a goodie bag brimming with top movie good times! A little slice of action, a spoonful of drama and oodles of nostalgia!

SATURDAY 31st July

Stand By Me (1986) 5STAR 12:45pm-2:25pm
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.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
(1988) ITV4 2:35pm-4:50pm
A professional conman makes a career of seducing and swindling wealthy women on the French Riviera. However, his idyllic lifestyle is threatened by the arrival of a brash American trickster eager for a piece of the action. The pair make a wager – if one manages to trick a glamorous heiress out of her fortune, the other will agree to leave town. Comedy, with Michael Caine, Steve Martin, Glenne Headly and Ian McDiarmid.

Antz (1998) ITV2 3:05pm-4:45pm
A neurotic worker ant passes himself off as a soldier to impress a princess. However, he provokes a jealously ambitious general with an accidental act of heroism – so he and his beloved decide to flee the brutal colony and go in search of the promised land of Insectopia. Animated comedy, with the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman and Sylvester Stallone.
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