The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 444

Bursting through the week like a fighter jet breaking the sound barrier, we’re flying through another movie packed weekend! Dipping our wings, we’re pointing out some of our favourite movie picks to set your sights on. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 18th September

Lost in Space (1998) 5STAR 11:55am-2:35pm
A pioneering scientist takes his family out into space to colonise another planet. However, a saboteur has infiltrated their craft, and his meddling leaves them stranded in unknown territory on the other side of the galaxy. Sci-fi adventure based on the 1960s TV show, starring William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Gary Oldman, Mimi Rogers and Heather Graham.

Labyrinth (1986) 5STAR 2:35pm-4:40pm
A teenager wishes her baby brother would be taken away, only to have her request granted by a band of goblins and their sinister king. She regrets her decision and sets out to rescue him, but to reach the castle where he is being held, she must find her way through a magical maze full of strange creatures. Jim Henson’s fantasy adventure, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie.

Labyrinth merchandise

Labyrinth Worm Socks

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) Paramount Network 2:35pm-4:40pm
The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy, especially with their old enemy in hot pursuit. Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 431

Pop the bottle and fill the glass! It’s another action-packed retro movie weekend right here and we’re topping you up with all the right levels of action, comedy, romance and of course… nostalgia! Tuen in to catch some of our top movie picks heading your way.

SATURDAY 12th June

My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) GREAT! movies classic 9:40am-11:40am
A widowed scientist’s space research draws him into a romance with a shapely alien who has come to Earth on a vitally important mission. However, the boffin’s daughter suspects there is something not quite right with their relationship. Sci-fi comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger and Jon Lovitz and featuring early appearances by Alyson Hannigan, Juliette Lewis and Seth Green.

Edward Scissorhands (1990) Film4 12:45pm-2:50pm
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 nearby suburb takes pity on the lonely figure and welcomes him into her home. He quickly becomes a hit in the neighbourhood – but then his new friends start to turn against him. Tim Burton’s fantasy, starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent Price.

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The Karate Kid (1984) GREAT! movies 2:00pm-4:25pm
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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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 417

Hopscotching our way into another weekend, we’re skipping through all the filler to pick up only the very best movies beaming their way to our screens! Which will you pick up?

SATURDAY 27th February

Beethoven (1992) 5STAR 1:05pm-2:55pm
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.

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Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) ITV4 4:00pm-5:50pm
Commandant Lassard comes to the conclusion that his staff are overworked, so in an attempt to solve the problem, he assigns the clueless cops to teach a group of equally inept civilians how to combat crime. Comedy sequel, with Steve Guttenberg, Sharon Stone, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow and David Graf.

Home Alone 3 (1997) Film4 4:15pm-6:20pm
Cheeky eight-year-old Alex Pruitt is delighted to be given a remote-controlled toy car by his neighbour – unaware it contains a stolen microchip. A gang of crooks heads to Alex’s town with the intention of recovering the valuable item, but the resourceful youngster has prepared for their arrival with a series of nasty booby-traps. Comedy sequel, starring Alex D Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt and Lenny von Dohlen.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 408

Searching, clicking, swiping and tapping, we’re busy looking high and low for classics, new finds and plenty of the in-between to create another totally magical playlist that will take all our troubles away with just a click of a play button.

SATURDAY 12th December

Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) ITV2 11:25am-1:15pm
Daffy Duck tires of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny, so sets off to seek his fortune. He ends up helping a would-be stuntman rescue his screen idol father, in reality, a secret agent, who has been kidnapped by the deranged chairman of the Acme Corporation. Live-action and animated comedy, with Brendan Fraser, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton and Jenna Elfman.

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Christmas with the Kranks
(2004) Channel 5 11:25am-2:05pm
A married couple from Chicago decide to steer clear of the usual festive celebrations and keep their cash for a holiday in the sun, prompting a busybody neighbour to call on the local community to pull out all the stops to make them change their minds. A festive comedy based on a novel by John Grisham, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Tim Allen, Dan Aykroyd and M Emmet Walsh.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 401

Bursting into your homes like a panniced pet during a thunderstorm, we have a whole pile of top movies heading your way from animation, to classic thiller and of course, some laughs in there too. Just time to pick now!
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SATURDAY 24th November

Chicken Run (2000) CITV 9:25am-11:05am
A headstrong chicken and her fellow fowls ponder how to escape from a grim Yorkshire farm before the evil farmer’s wife can turn them into pies. Luckily, help arrives in the form of a heroic American rooster who promises to show them how to fly. Nick Park’s animated comedy, with the voices of Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson and Jane Horrocks.

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Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
(2000) Film4 11:00am-1:20pm
The lucky little tots embark on a trip to a French theme park – but while the rest of the gang are intent on enjoying themselves, Chuckie is distracted by his wish for a new mum. He sets his sights on the owner of the amusement park as a prospective partner for his single dad. Animated adventure, with the voices of Christine Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Daily, Cheryl Chase, Kath Soucie and Susan Sarandon.
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