The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 7!

There are four good reasons to stay in this weekend and watch movies with us. The first being the cruddy weather, the second that the Jubilee is finally over and everyone should be all Queen’d out, the third is if you’re a football widow of the Euro 2012 action and the fourth being that there are some quite tasty films on! Below is a list of twelve flavoursome nostalgic treats to wrap your retro movie taste buds around. We hope you enjoy.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 9th JUNE

Hocus Pocus (1993) More4 12:10pm-2:00pm (1 hour 50 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.

Short Circuit (1986) Syfy 4:10pm-6:10pm (2 hours)
A military robot is struck by lightning and develops a mind of its own. The machine embarks on a series of comic misadventures, but the company that made him want him back. He realises his only hope is to convince the scientist who invented him that he really is alive. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy and Fisher Stevens.

Home Alone (1990) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
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.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Film4 1:00pm-3:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Hapless youngster Kevin somehow manages to catch the wrong plane and finds himself heading for New York, while his family jets off to Florida. Having got his hands on his father’s credit card, he is enjoying the good life staying in a luxury hotel – until he bumps into two familiar burglars with an axe to grind. Comedy sequel, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Brenda Fricker and Tim Curry.

Spider-Man (2002) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 10:00pm-12:05am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A clumsy teenager develops superhuman powers after a genetically engineered spider bites him. At first his fantastic skills delight him, but his elation is severely tempered by a family tragedy, prompting him to dedicate his talents to combating evil. However, he faces a baptism of fire in the form of crazed villain the Green Goblin. Comic-book superhero adventure, with Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco and Rosemary Harris.

Days of Thunder (1990) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 12:05am-2:00am (1 hour 55 minutes)
An arrogant racing driver is determined to seize the reigning champion’s crown, but a serious crash jeopardises his chances of ever racing again. Drama, starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid and John C Reilly

SUNDAY 10th JUNE


E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) ITV2 6:45pm-9:00pm (2 hours 15 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-Stone and Peter Coyote.

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992) E4 7:15pm-9:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A scientist perfects a device for enlarging any object – but unfortunately, his two-year-old son is accidentally turned into a giant and goes on the rampage through the streets of Las Vegas. Disney comedy sequel, starring Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri and Lloyd Bridges.

Masters of the Universe (1987) Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror 4:40pm-6:30pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The heroic warrior He-Man sets out to bring an end to the evil Skeletor’s reign of terror, but is transported to Earth by a cosmic key, with his arch enemy’s henchman in hot pursuit. Fantasy adventure, starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster and Billy Barty.

Inspector Gadget (1999) Film4 3:15pm-4:50pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
A clumsy security guard is critically injured during a run-in with a thief, so his cybernetics-expert employer transforms him into the ultimate crime-fighting machine – a bionic officer with an array of gadgets and weaponry cunningly concealed inside his body. Disney comedy adventure based on the 1980s cartoon series, starring Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett and Joely Fisher.

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) Film4 7:20pm-9:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A misunderstood hero takes on a special mission to rescue a platoon of highly trained soldiers kidnapped by Middle Eastern terrorists. Spoof action movie sequel, starring Charlie Sheen, Valeria Golino and Rowan Atkinson. Martin Sheen makes a cameo appearance alongside his real-life son.

Scarface (1983) ITV4 11:00pm-2:20am (3 hours 20 minutes)
Small-time crook Tony Montana emigrates from Cuba to the US, determined to become rich and powerful. Admitted into the inner circle of a Miami drug lord, he ultimately takes over his boss’s empire and even his wife. However, his paranoia and cocaine addiction begin to spiral out of control, while his enemies circle, waiting for the chance to bring him down. Gangster thriller remake, with Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Loggia.

What a weekend full of treats we have in store! Definitely something to keep us occupied should this miserable weather continue!

Enjoy the movie marathon xoxo

The weekly retro movie rundown!

Week 2 of the movie rundown and Friday seemed to have nothing on at all 🙁

That said Saturday and Sunday make up for it with some proper corkers, I hope you agree. Read on for my rundown of the movies you just can’t miss on the box this weekend.

Enjoy and have a happy retro weekend my fellow old school movie buffs!

SATURDAY 21st APRIL

Beetlejuice (1988) Channel 5 5:30pm-7:15pm
Recently deceased couple Adam and Barbara Maitland enlist the professional services of a hard-boiled veteran ghost to scare away the obnoxious yuppie family who have moved into their former home. Tim Burton’s supernatural comedy, starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones and Catherine O’Hara.

Jurasic Park III ITV2 5:40pm-7:25pm
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 Neil, William H Macy, Tea Leoni and Alessandro Nivola.

Mallrats (1995) Dave 9:00pm-11:00pm
Two slackers head for the local shopping centre to get over being dumped by their girlfriends – only to find their troubles are far from over. Undaunted, they plot to get even on those who have wronged them and win back the girls. Kevin Smith’s comedy, starring Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani and Ben Affleck, with Jason Mewes and Smith himself as their recurring characters Jay and Silent Bob.

Home Alone (1990) Film4 1:00pm-3:00pm
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

Top Gun Chanel 4 11:20pm-1:25am
An arrogant pilots maverick flying skills earn him a place in an elite US Navy school where he comes into conflict with a fellow student and falls for his civilian instructor. A tragedy in the air threatens to end his military career until an international incident offers him a chance to redeem himself. Aerial action adventure, Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kiler.

SUNDAY 22nd APRIL

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) ITV3 6:00pm-8:00pm
An eccentric confectionery king announces that five children will be given a tour of his wondrous factory. The winners turn out to be a kind-hearted boy from a penniless family and four obnoxious brats, who face a terrible fate when they misbehave. Musical fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum and Roy Kinnear.

Back To The Future Part II (1989) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm
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.


Edward Scissorhands E4 6:55pm-9:pm
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 near by suburb takes pity on the lonely boy and welcomes him into her home. He quickly becomes a hit in the neighborhood but then his new friends start to turn against him. Tim Burtons Fantasy, Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne West and Vincent Price.

Crocodile Dundee II (1988) Film4 1:00pm-3:10pm
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.

So, get the popcorn ready and let us know which ones you will be watching. Don’t forget to check back same time next week for your weekend’s movie planning! xoxo

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