The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 419

Blossoming out like a brightly colour flower, the tales of a much-loved movie really grows and comes to life. Spreading out to reveal its full glory, we sit back and admire its wonder while the brief window of opportunity allows.

SATURDAY 13th March

Flight of the Navigator (1986) Film4 2:45pm-4:40pm
A boy mysteriously disappears in 1978 and is found eight years later, having not aged a day. He escapes being experimented on by government scientists by taking off in a crashed alien spaceship. With the help of the robot pilot, he tries to find out what has happened to him and if he can get back home. Sci-fi adventure, starring Joey Cramer and Veronica Cartwright, with the voice of Paul Reubens.

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The First Wives Club
(1996) 5STAR 3:05pm-5:15pm
Three former college friends reunite at the funeral of a mutual acquaintance, who killed herself after her husband left her for a younger woman. Finding themselves in a similar situation, the trio decides to take action and hit their former partners where it hurts most – their finances. Comedy, starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith, Dan Hedaya, Bronson Pinchot and Elizabeth Berkley.

Oliver! (1968) Channel 5 3:30pm-6:40pm
An oscar-winning musical version of the stage play based on Charles Dickens’ classic tale about a lonely workhouse orphan who ends up on the cold streets of London, where he falls under the wing of petty crook Fagin and his gang of young backstreet thieves. Featuring the iconic songs Food, Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, As Long as He Needs Me and You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two. Starring Ron Moody, Mark Lester, Oliver Reed, Jack Wild, Harry Secombe, Shani Wallis and Leonard Rossiter.

Home Alone (1990) Film4 4:40pm-6:45pm
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 – 413

Smashing through the days and week like Sonic on a super-speedy adventure while collecting gold rings, we’re back at another retro movie weekend flag as we catch our breath and work out where the heck how we picked up so many already!

SATURDAY 23rd January

Thunderbirds Are Go! (1966) Film4 2:55pm-4:50pm
International Rescue is called in to save the first manned space mission to Mars from sinister hijacker The Hood, and ensure a second attempt goes to plan. Puppet adventure based on Gerry Anderson’s TV series, featuring the voices of Shane Rimmer, Ray Barrett, Alexander Davion, Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson and Cliff Richard, voicing a puppet version of himself.

Bicentennial Man (1999) Sony Movies 4:30pm-7:05pm
A family purchases a robot servant to perform menial tasks but quickly realises this is no ordinary droid when he begins to develop human emotions and the capacity to think for himself, a quality encouraged by his owner’s children. He asks for his freedom and spends the next 200 years struggling to come to terms with its humanity. Chris Columbus’s sci-fi drama inspired by the books of Isaac Asimov, starring Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz and Oliver Platt.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 397

Speeding our way like a runaway train, we’re back again with another dive into the top tales and stores heading our way. Making plenty of stops as drama-ville, action station and comedy-land, we’re sure there will be something for everyone to kick back with and enjoy!

SATURDAY 26th September

Oliver! (1968) 5STAR 10:35am-1:40pm
The Oscar-winning musical version of the stage play based on Charles Dickens’ classic tale about a lonely workhouse orphan who ends up on the cold streets of London, where he falls under the wing of petty crook Fagin and his gang of young backstreet thieves. Featuring the iconic songs Food, Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, As Long as He Needs Me and You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two. Starring Ron Moody, Mark Lester, Oliver Reed, Jack Wild, Harry Secombe, Shani Wallis and Leonard Rossiter.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) 5STAR 1:40pm-4:35pm
Eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts rescues an old car from the scrapheap, only to discover it has magical, gravity-defying powers. Meanwhile, Baron Bomburst, the blundering ruler of Vulgaria, will do anything to get his greedy hands on it. Children’s musical adventure, based on the book by Ian Fleming, starring Dick Van Dyke, Lionel Jeffries, Sally Ann Howes, Gert Frobe, Benny Hill and James Robertson Justice.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 388

Like an artist lashing paint onto the canvas, we’re back again to dash a whole love of colour and fun into your weekend with our latest retro movie picks! A dab of adventure, a stroke of comedy, what will you mix up and create this weekend?

SATURDAY 25th July

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.

The Addams Family (1991) 5STAR 2:15pm-4:25pm
Creepy couple Morticia and Gomez find their unconventional life threatened by a man claiming to be a long-lost relative. When they welcome him with open arms, they fall prey to a plot that could cost them their ancestral home and the family fortune. Black comedy based on the 1960s TV series, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman and Carel Struycken.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 382

Slowly pulling over us like a thick blanket, another retro movie weekend is here to comfort us and to see us through to the end of the week in total style. Plenty of classics to pick from. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 13th June

Vice Versa (1988) Sony Movies 12:35pm-2:35pm
A department store executive returns from a trip to Thailand in possession of a mysterious artefact that causes him to change places with his 11-year-old son. While the horrified father struggles to cope with a world of teachers and school bullies, the youngster is revelling in the perks of being a grown-up. Fantasy comedy, starring Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Swoosie Kurtz and Corinne Bohrer.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 5STAR 1:50pm-5:20pm
An unassuming hobbit is plunged into a battle against the forces of darkness when his uncle bequeaths him a magical ring of immense power. He joins a fellowship of heroes to embark on a perilous quest to destroy the ring before it falls into the hands of its creator – a dark lord who needs it to regain his power and conquer the world. The first part of Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy based on JRR Tolkien’s novel, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Christopher Lee, Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom.

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