The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 28!

Benjamin Franklin’s kite! It can’t be movie time again?!

So, like Aladdin furiously rubbing his magic golden lamp, let us be your over the top pantomime Genie and grant you wishes three, one of celluloid awesomeness, two of retro fantasticness and three of cinematic greatness.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER

Jumanji (1995) Comedy Central 5:50pm-8:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
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.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) 5USA 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
A blind man and his deaf friend go on the run to clear themselves of a trumped-up murder charge. However, all kinds of oddball characters are on their trail, determined to get hold of a top-secret microchip that the duo do not know they have. Comedy, starring Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Kevin Spacey, Joan Severance, Alan North and Anthony Zerbe.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) Sky Movies Showcase 11:50am-2:25pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
An orphaned boy endures a miserable childhood, until he discovers he has magical powers and enrols at a special school for young wizards. However, his suspicions are aroused by a sinister teacher who seems to be up to no good. Fantasy adventure, adapted from the first of JK Rowling’s books, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman and Richard Harris.

Legally Blonde (2001) TCM 7:10pm-9:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A seemingly dizzy teenager is heartbroken when her boyfriend dumps her because he thinks she is not intelligent enough to help his political career. To prove him wrong she enrols at Harvard, but finds herself out of her depth as other students do their best to humiliate her. Comedy, starring Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis and Victor Garber.

SUNDAY 18th NOVEMBER

Home Alone (1990) Channel 4 5:40pm-7:40pm (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.

Twins (1988) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An unlikely pair of brothers, who were born as the result of a one-off genetic experiment and separated at birth, are reunited in adulthood. They set out on a cross-country search for their long-lost mother – fending off vicious loan sharks and a professional assassin along the way. Comedy adventure, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston and Chloe Webb.

Hot Shots! (1991) E4 8:20pm-10:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A pilot joins an elite squad to take part in a dangerous mission, but faces a tough struggle to live down his father’s bad reputation – and win the love of a glamorous psychiatrist. Comedy spoofing action movies – principally Top Gun – starring Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Cary Elwes, Kevin Dunn and William O’Leary.

Big (1988) Sky Movies Modern Greats 6:00pm-8:00pm (2 hours)
A boy ridiculed for his size makes a wish on a fairground machine to become bigger – only to wake up as a 30-year-old man. Driven from his home by his terrified mother, the bewildered youngster trapped in a grown-up body makes his way to New York, where he rises high in the ranks of a toy manufacturing company and applies his childlike brain and emotions to the complexities of adult life. Comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins and Robert Loggia.

Oooooh our first hint of a Christmas movie this weekend with Home Alone! I can’t wait, it’s one of my favourite Christmas movies, next to Die Hard obviously.

It’s just about the right time to get us thinking, about maybe doing some planning, to perhaps go shopping for Christmas things……or maybe next week!! There’s movies that need watching you know 😉

Whatever you get up to this weekend, take it steady and enjoy yourselves.

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 18!

Poseidon’s Trident! It’s been three weeks since my last confession, I mean Movie Rundown! First came the great flood and then I went on me holibobs for two weeks but you’ll be glad to know all I did was laze about in my pants watching films 😉 You’ll be less than thrilled to know that the movies I watched were the likes of “Mega Shark V’s Giant Octopus” and “Two Headed Shark Attack” both brilliantly terrible films you’re sure to agree so I watched them twice (totally deserve an Oscar!)

Also I’m to believe that someone else took over my duties as “Captain Film Dude” (official title – I have a badge and everything) and probably suggested you watched “Spiderman” and “Transformers” for three weeks! That menacing doppelganger must be stopped.

Never the less I’m back so that must mean it’s the weekend Hooray! for us. So like the blistering hot sun showering us with rays of golden retro joyfulness as we stand buried waist deep in sand on a beautiful tropical beach let us be your bucket and spade and build you a nostalgic movie masterpiece.

Happy retro weekend folks 🙂

SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) ITV2 6:55pm-9:10pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Penniless Charlie Bucket is one of five lucky children who finds a golden ticket in a chocolate bar, winning a once-in-a-lifetime tour of eccentric recluse Willy Wonka’s magical sweet factory. Unfortunately, the other winners face a grim fate when they start to misbehave. Tim Burton’s children’s fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s novel, starring Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter, and Deep Roy playing all the Oompa Loompas.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) TCM 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
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.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Film4 3:05pm-5:20pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
An aspiring writer falls for a seemingly happy-go-lucky woman living in the same apartment building, and is drawn to her unconventional lifestyle. However, he detects her quirky demeanour is masking a colourful past, while her mysterious visits to an imprisoned gangster have unexpected consequences. Romantic comedy drama based on Truman Capote’s novel, with Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Mickey Rooney and Martin Balsam.

Hudson Hawk (1991) Sky Movies Crime & Thriller 3:30pm-5:15pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A cat burglar fresh out of prison is blackmailed by a couple of crazed billionaires into stealing the hidden components of a device created by Leonardo da Vinci that will allow them to turn lead into gold. He also has to contend with the CIA following his every move. Comedy adventure, starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, Richard E Grant, Sandra Bernhard and James Coburn

SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER

Ghostbusters II (1989) Watch 10:40am-12:50pm (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.

The BFG (1989) ITV3 3:55pm-5:45pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A friendly giant befriends a lonely little girl and transports her to a strange land. Unfortunately, a number of the other giants there have acquired a taste for eating children. Determined to stop their nefarious habit, the pair set out to charm the Queen of England into putting her armed forces at their disposal. Animated adventure, based on Roald Dahl’s classic tale, with the voices of David Jason, Amanda Root and Angela Thorne.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) E4 7:30pm-10:00pm (2 hours 30 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.

Rushmore (1999) Sky Movies Indie 6:20pm-8:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A student causes chaos in an exclusive private school with his temperamental nature – and things go from bad to worse when he develops a crush on a teacher. A wealthy but miserable businessman strikes up a friendship with the troubled teenager, but when he also falls for the same woman, all-out war is declared. Wes Anderson’s comedy drama, starring Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams and Brian Cox.

The Witches of Eastwick (1987) ITV3 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Three single women dabble in magic to conjure up the perfect lover, and unintentionally summon Satan himself, who seduces them one by one. They come to realise the danger the lecherous devil presents and decide to end their relationships, but the infernal rogue does not take kindly to rejection. Fantasy comedy based on John Updike’s novel, with Jack Nicholson, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon.

It’s a Roald Dahl weekend for sure, probably due to Roald Dahl Day http://www.roalddahlday.info/. My favourite Dahl book has to be George’s Marvelous Medicine which is about an eight year old boy who’s fed up with his Grandma’s selfishness, grumpiness and general meanness towards him, especially after he discovers her dark secrets! George seeks to cure the scary old lady by brewing up a very special medicine for her to disastrous consequences. That definitely needs to be a movie don’t you think!

Whatever you’re up to this weekend have fun, take care, enjoy yourselves, don’t run with scissors, wear wellies and tuck your shirt in………….!

Bye bye till next time.

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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