The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 426

Digging into another weekend like an 80s size tin of chocolates (before everything shrunk), we’re picking out our very favourite treats to feast on. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 8th May

Bee Movie (2007) Film4 2:55pm-4:55pm
A bee wearies of a life dedicated to producing honey and decides to leave his hive. During his foray into the wider world, he befriends a florist. However, when he realises what becomes of the honey his species toils so hard to make, he resolves to sue the entire human race for stealing from his fellow-creatures. Animated comedy, with the voices of Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger and Chris Rock.

Oliver! (1968) Sony Movies Classic 3:40pm-6:35pm
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.

Mr Bean’s Holiday (2007) ITV2 5:25pm-7:15pm
The bumbling fool wins first prize in the church raffle – a trip to France and a video camera. His travels cause chaos as he disrupts a film shoot in Cannes, to the fury of its megalomaniac director, and is then accused of kidnapping a youngster. Comedy, starring Rowan Atkinson, Willem Dafoe, Emma de Caunes and Max Baldry.

Robin Hood (1990) Sony Movies 6:50pm-9:00pm
A Saxon nobleman is declared an outlaw for protecting a poacher from a cruel Norman knight. Hiding out in a forest, he recruits a group of bandits and leads them in a campaign against the corrupt Norman aristocracy, while also fighting to save his friend’s niece from being forced into marriage. Adventure, starring Patrick Bergin and Uma Thurman.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 425

What is 72 hours long, contains a lot of movies and is about to get wild? A bank holiday weekend of course! We’re starting strong this long weekend with a whole heap of awesome movies hitting the small screen. Are you ready to take them on?

SATURDAY 1st May

Addams Family Values (1993) 5STAR 1:55pm-3:50pm
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.

Citizen Kane (1941) BBC Two 2:30pm-4:30pm
After the death of an influential newspaper magnate, an inquisitive reporter begins piecing together the details of his life, discovering an epic tale of ambition and conflict – all the while trying to discover the meaning behind the millionaire’s enigmatic last word. Oscar-winning drama, written, directed by and starring Orson Welles. With Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore and William Alland.

Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 3:05pm-5:00pm
An unreliable but good-natured slob is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces while their parents are away – and what starts as a disaster soon changes for the better as the unlikely babysitter gets to grips with the finer points of being a responsible adult. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 424

Dust off the garden chairs and drag out the BBQ… it’s time for another retro movie filled weekend! Now, we know many of you will be planning some outdoor adventures if you can, but… you’ll need to kick back and put your feet up at some point, right? When you do, flick over to some of our top movie picks beaming their way to you and enjoy!

SATURDAY 24th May

Addams Family Values (1993) 5STAR 4:25pm-6:20pm
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.

Bean (1997) ITV2 5:25pm-7:10pm
The hapless fool is employed as a security guard for a British art gallery and is sent to Los Angeles to bring back a famous painting. Unfortunately, he finds himself mistaken for a renowned art professor and invited to make an important presentation. Mel Smith’s British comedy, starring Rowan Atkinson, Burt Reynolds, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Peter Capaldi and June Brown.

The Mask of Zorro (1998) 5STAR 6:20pm-9:00pm
The sword-wielding saviour of Spanish California returns after 20 years in prison, tutoring a thief to take over his heroic role and tackle corrupt government officials, who are using slave labour to mine gold illegally. Both mentor and pupil have personal scores to settle with their enemies, led by a ruthless governor and a psychotic military officer. Swashbuckling adventure, with Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Grease (1978) E4 6:50pm-9:00pm
Rebellious American teenager Danny falls for innocent Australian girl Sandy during the summer holidays, but when he later finds out she is a new student at his school, he risks losing her love by trying to act cool in front of his friends. A romantic musical set in the 1950s, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and Sid Caesar.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 423

Bang the hammer and raise your sign! We’re totally sold on another amazing collection of classic movies heading our way this weekend. A little bit of drama, a dash of comedy and spoonfuls of action, take a seat and enjoy some of our top picks heading your way!

SATURDAY 17th April

Batteries Not Included (1987) 5STAR 10:25am-12:35pm
A family of tiny alien spacecraft intervenes to help the residents of a run-down Manhattan brownstone tenement stop greedy developers from demolishing their homes. However, the miniature flying saucers have the odds stacked against them as they bravely do all they can to save the day. Sci-fi fantasy, starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Frank McRae and Elizabeth Pena.

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Thunderbirds Are Go!
(1966) Film4 12:35pm-2:25pm
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.

Stand By Me (1986) 5STAR 12:35pm-2:20pm
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.

A Knight’s Tale (2001) Channel 5 3:05pm-5:45pm
A poverty-stricken squire spies an opportunity to make his dreams come true when his employer dies. He takes his place as a knight, launching himself on the road to riches by competing in jousting tournaments, but his ruse is jeopardised by a dastardly nobleman. Comedy adventure, starring Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Mark Addy, Shannyn Sossamon and Rufus Sewell.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 421

It’s another Easter weekend and we know you’re in for a cracking time! Searching high and low, we’ve hopped around and sniffed out a whole heap of amazing movies heading your way over the next few days. Plenty of feast on! Enjoy.

FRIDAY 2nd April

The Karate Kid (1984) Sony Movies 9:10am-11:40am
A teenager at a new school befriends a pretty girl, but her ex-boyfriend is jealous and attacks him. During one particularly bad fight, a wise old caretaker intervenes and defeats the youngster’s assailants using his martial art skills. He goes on to mentor the boy and teaches him karate so he can face his enemies in a tournament. Drama, with Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) ITV2 9:55am-12:15pm
Penniless Charlie Bucket is one of five lucky children who find a golden ticket in a chocolate bar, winning a once-in-a-lifetime tour of eccentric recluse Willy Wonka’s magical sweet company. Unfortunately, the other winners each 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.
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