[NO SPOILERS] We Went To See Avengers: Endgame… And LOVED IT!

First of all… wow, wow, WOW!

As the title might have revealed, we stayed up well past our bedtime last night in one of our Avengers TShirts to go see the first screening of the long-awaited end cap to a 10-year movie adventure and it’s safe to say… we were not disappointed!

With a whopping 21 movies leading up to this very moment, Endgame is here to bring together all the amazing stories and characters we’ve grown to love in one final and oh-so-epic moment.

The plot…

Giving nothing away outside of what we already knew, Endgame is the final battle between good and evil. Infinity War left us a little sore with seemingly a pretty rough end for us living beings, however with one film left we still had hope.
With the now limited crew of The Avengers remaining, Endgame was the last and final attempt for our superhero friends to take down the mighty Thanos and his plans. Can they reverse his wicked way and how do they handle the Infinity Stones?

Marvel Avengers Gauntlet Shaped Mug

What to expect…
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Happy World Sleep Day! Time To Snuggle Up Good In Our Fave Pyjamas…

If there is ever one day a year to really think about your sleep, it’s World Sleep Day. The clue is in the title. Whether you’re a real pro at it, or perhaps you still struggle to get the zzz’s you need, one thing we do know about it is that there’s never a reason not to be rocking some seriously cool pyjamas for adults!

For a while now, we’ve been busy designing and hunting down an awesome (if we do say so!) collection of funky pyjamas with some iconic brands. What better day to take a look at some of our very favourite to see you sleeping in style!

Women's Purple Groovy Chick Pyjamas

What a throwback! Surely THE symbol of the late nineties and early noughties, we’re loving getting handfuls of nostalgia every time we’re wearing our Purple Groovy Chick Pyjamas and we’re sure you will too!

Marvel Be My Hero Pyjama Set

Is sleeping your superpower? You’ll sure want it to be when you’re in our Marvel Be My Hero Pyjama Set! Brings a whole new meaning to the term power nap!

Star Wars Pyjamas

You’ll be snoring like a wookie in our Star Wars Pyjamas! Sure to be a fave with any fan of this sci-fi icon, right?

The Aristocats Marie Pyjamas

Love nothing more than a cap nap on the weekend? Our The Aristocats Marie Pyjamas will have you purring in your sleep.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Striped Pyjamas

Sometimes feel like someone should just but a Bewitched sleep spell on you? No need when you’re rocking our super soft and oh-so-stylish Harry Potter Hogwarts Striped Pyjamas!

Care Bears Brunch Club Pyjamas

Aww, TOO cosy and cute! Featuring our fave cuddly critters Bedtime Bear, Love-a-Lot Bear and Wish Bear, they’re perfect for lazy brunching with your own pals. Love love love!

There you have them peeps! Hopefully, you’ll find something from our ever-growing collection of retro pyjamas. Sweet dreams everyone!

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 308

Screeeeeeech! Zooming it’s way into the frame, we have another retro movie rundown sitting before us while slowly coming into view through the smoke. Packed with some of the most classic 80s and 90s films ever, we’re ready to put this weekend into gear and speed into the night with style!

SATURDAY 3rd November

The Rugrats Movie (1999) E4 11:05am-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.

Rugrats Clothing

The Rugrats Clothing

Beethoven (1992) ITV2 1:50pm-3:35pm
An all-American family adopts a huge St Bernard, but the father is dismayed when it turns into a one-dog disaster zone. He insists the mutt must go to a new home, but when it is kidnapped by a crooked vet, dad has a change of heart and races to the rescue. Comedy, starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Oliver Platt and David Duchovny.

The Princess Bride (1987) Film4 2:40pm-4:40pm
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. Rob Reiner’s comic fantasy adventure, with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Falk and Fred Savage.

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Iron Man (2008) ITV 6:20pm-8:35pm
Arms manufacturer Tony Stark is taken hostage by a terrorist group and realises the weapons his company build have been falling into the wrong hands. Using his engineering skills to construct a hi-tech armoured suit, he manages to escape and then puts the technology to good use in the fight against evil around the world. Superhero adventure, starring Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard.

Superhero TShirts

Marvel Comic Strip Logo T-Shirt

Fight Club (1999) Dave 9:00pm-11:55pm
A disillusioned office worker grows weary of his humdrum existence, but after meeting the mysterious Tyler Durden he finds fulfilment in establishing a club where similarly frustrated men come to vent their anger in bouts of bare-knuckle fighting. Satirical drama, directed by David Fincher, starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf and Jared Leto.

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X-Men
(2000) Channel 4 11:15pm-1:10am
Super-powered outsiders Rogue and Wolverine find themselves at a school for mutants which is run by a benevolent psychic professor. While there, they agree to join others with similar gifts to take on a superhuman mutant terrorist faction intent on establishing dominance over mankind. Sci-fi comic-book adventure, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin and Halle Berry.

SATURDAY 4th November

Time Bandits (1981) Film4 11:00am-1:30pm
A bemused schoolboy is escorted on a bizarre journey through time by a group of larcenous dwarfs. His adventures lead him to encounters with various characters from history – but none of them are quite what he had imagined. Terry Gilliam’s fantasy comedy, starring Craig Warnock, David Rappaport, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Sean Connery, Ian Holm, Ralph Richardson and David Warner.

The Muppet Movie (1979) E4 10:30am-12:20pm
Kermit the frog is persuaded by his agent that he has a future in movies. He sets off on a journey across America to realise his dream, gathering a crowd of like-minded friends along the way – but the owner of a French restaurant plans to make him the dish of the day. Comedy, starring Dom DeLuise and Charles Durning alongside the puppet characters, with cameos from Mel Brooks, Orson Welles and Steve Martin.

Muppets Merchandise

The Muppets

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Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) Film4 1:30pm-4:00pm
A girl grows up in 16th-century Europe under the iron fist of her stepmother, until the love of handsome Prince Henry offers a glimmer of hope. Unfortunately, the royal gent has worries of his own in the shape of an arranged marriage. Luckily, Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci is on hand to play fairy godfather and bring the pair together. Romantic drama, starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott and Timothy West.

Cinderella Merchandise

Cinderella Socks

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Crocodile Dundee II (1988) E4 6:45pm-9:00pm
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.

Crocodile Dundee TShirts

Crocodile Dundee TShirt

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Cobra (1986) 5Spike 9:00pm-10:45pm
A maverick Los Angeles police officer is assigned to the case of a serial killer and becomes convinced the murders are not the work of just one man but an organised gang of psychopaths. His theory turns out to be true and he has to battle to protect the sole surviving witness to their reign of terror. Action thriller, with Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen and Brian Thompson.

Superbad (2007) Sony Movie Channel 11:15pm-1:35am
Two teenage friends are on the brink of going to different colleges, so decide to mark the event by going to a party where they hope to lose their virginity. However, they have promised to supply the booze for the event, a task that proves much harder than expected because they are underage. Unfortunately, when a friend steps in to help, the situation gets even worse. Comedy, starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

 

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, keep it fun, keep it friendly and keep it going!

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 283

It’s here! Rumbling it’s way towards us like a T-Rex on a mission, another retro movie packed weekend is here and ready to roar loud and proud with nostalgic feels. Are you ready to take on this beast? Take a look below to see what you’re up against…

Jurassic Park

SATURDAY 28th April

The Little Rascals (1994) Sony Movie Channel 10:40am-12:20pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Mischievous kids hear one of their gang is going out with a girl, so they set out to sabotage the relationship before it becomes too serious, while also preparing for an important go-kart race. Children’s comedy, starring Travis Tedford, Bug Hall and Brittany Ashton Holmes, with Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, Daryl Hannah and Reba McEntire.

Thunderbirds Are Go! (1966) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
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.

Thunderbirds Merchandise

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How to host an Avengers Themed Party (For Grown Ups)

IT IS FINALLY HAPPENING PEOPLE.

The Infinity War trailer has officially landed.

Nearly a decade on from RDJ’s first outing as Iron Man, the now colossus-sized MCU is about to culminate in every nerd’s wet dream: the long-awaited punch up with interstellar evildoer Thanos.

Just like a dog chasing its tail, now that the moment is upon us and we’ve got what we’ve always wanted… we’re not actually sure what to do with ourselves?

There’s probably only one thing we can do. Avengers themed mega bash anyone?

We thought we’d channel our unbridled nerdish joy into a guide for the ultimate Marvel themed shindig to entertain you and your super friends.

Drinks & Cocktails

Overdo it on these bad boys and you’ll be Thor in the morning (see what we did there).

Natalia Romanova’s Red Russian

Ex-Soviet assassin and S.H.I.E.L.D. super spy Black Widow deserves an equally badass cocktail to match.

Ingredients:
2 Parts Vodka
1 Part Cherry Liqueur/Brandy or Strawberry Schnapps
Ice & Fruit to serve

Simply pour the vodka and liqueur over ice into a short glass or tumbler, then suckerpunch that boozy brew with raspberries or sliced strawberries for an extra fruity finish.

Captain America’s Old Fashioned

So what tipple do you think the first Avenger would drink? The first ever cocktail, duh!

Ingredients:
2 Parts Bourbon
4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Teaspoon Caster Sugar
1 Orange
Ice

To make Steve Rogers’ signature Old Fashioned, mix the bitters and sugar in a low ball glass and stir until all that sugar dissolves. Add your bourbon along with a Hulk-sized chunk of orange peel and give it another wee stir. Last but not least you need to make like the Winter Soldier and get that booze on ice.

Tony Stark’s Tequila Sunrise

Ok, so we’re scraping the barrel here, but it’s red and orange so it kind of works…

Ingredients:
2 Parts Tequila
4 Parts Orange Juice
1 Part Grenadine
Ice

Unlike Iron Man’s arc powered exosuit, this one is super simple to put together. Bung some ice in a highball and follow it up with your tequila and OJ. Slowly & steadily pour in the grenadine so that it settles at the bottom. DO NOT STIR IT.

Avenger Party Decorations & Accessories

Infinity Gauntlet Mug 

INFINITE POWER

Yes, we know mugs are for tea, but why wouldn’t you want to drink every beverage from this Marvelous mug? Complete with all 6 infinity stones (including the missing soul stone), why not swap the boring cocktail tumblers for kickass Infinity Gauntlets instead!?

If you’re not a fan ‘o’ Thanos you can’t go wrong with Black Panther themed steins and mugs.

DIY Bam Ball Bunting

If a party doesn’t have bunting, can you really call it a party?

We found this cheap and cheerful idea over on Pinterest, which is perfect if you blew all your wages on a vibranium weave panther suit (we’ve all been there right?)

Spiderman Lampshades

“Spider Lamp, Spider Lamp, does whatever a Spider Lamp… can”

The Amazing Spider Lamp – durable, collapsible and easy to hang, this sweet lamp shade fits right over your pendant ceiling lights. No web shooters needed.

(We dare you to stick this up without singing this)

P.S. If you’re more “Team Cap” than “Team Tony” or you just want to throw heaps of shade on your mates, check out the matching Captain America Lamp

Om Noms & Nibbles

Hulk SMASH-ed Avocado + Tomato Bruschetta

HULK NEED NIBBLIES!

Rather than pretend we know how to make this (seriously we could burn cornflakes), why not check out Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen and follow her simple steps to making this lean mean tasty plate o’ green.

Mjolnir Marshmallow Treats

Stop! Hammer time! (how has Thor never said this?)

Yeh yeh, we know. It’s just chocolate marshmallows on sticks… but if you use your imagination, it sort of looks like Thor’s Hammer?

Ingredients:
Melted White Chocolate
Black Food Colouring
Skewers

This one is mega simple to Assemble. Load your sticks up with some big ol’ marshmallows and set them aside for later.

Break your white chocolate into a heatproof bowl and sit it over a pan of simmering water. Stir them chunks until it’s as molten as the fiery Norse rivers of Hel. Now this is the point where you can add some of that black food colouring, you should only need a couple of drops to get that grey hammer-y colour. Once mixed serve the bowl on a heatproof mat and get your guests to dip their fluffy pillows in that gooey pool of chocolatey goodness!

Nick Fury Fiery Chipotle Wings

S.H.I.E.L.D. boss man and all round badass Nick Fury first donned his signature eyepatch when he accidentally got some of the punchy chipotle juice in his peepers. We’ve not seen Nick’s origin story yet and until we do this is the fan theory we’re gonna stick to!

As no one from Truffle Shuffle should be let loose anywhere within a 5 mile radius of an oven, we thought it best you follow the recipe put together by the kind folks over @ BBC Good Food

Avengers Themed Outfits

Black Panther Logo T-Shirt

#WakandanAndProud

Why spend a fortune on a black cat leotard when a shirt will do the job (and save your dignity). Make like Chala and represent Wakanda with your pals in this Black Panther Logo Tee. Bonus – because you didn’t buy an actual costume, you can wear it as a normal t-shirt after the party. Win-win.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Earrings

“I am G̶r̶o̶o̶t̶  Cute”

If you’re a tad subtler than Drax or Star Lord and don’t want to be all shouty about your Avenger Allegiances, go for the understated approach and stud some baby Groots to your lug holes instead. That way you can wear whatever outfit you bloomin want and when someone pulls you up for “not making an effort” you can flash your orbs (the purple orb… the MacGuffin from Volume 1)

Avengers Greatest Battle Of All Time T Shirt

Because there’s no skool like the old skool

If you’re that friend that always natters on about how “the comics are way better than the movies” or that you “can’t believe they’re not more faithful to the source material” then we got you covered 😉 Flaunt that insane Marvel knowhow over your mainstream superfan friendos with a classic comic Avengers tee!