The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 199

Smoking tyre! It’s really another retro weekend?! So soon! Well….if you’re sure.

Like a small and nimble mountain goat (…bear with us), we find ourselves clambering up the great retro movie cliff face on our tiny but perfectly designed hooves in search of only the greatest and tastiest retro classics. We’ll hop and skip our way up and along even the most precarious of footings as we use our skill and steadfastness to pluck out some of the best and most-loved retro movie scenes for all to see.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 4th June

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Mannequin
(1987) 5STAR 12:20pm-2:10pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A struggling artist gets a job as a window dresser for a department store, only to discover one of his dummies is a reincarnated Egyptian princess who comes to life at night. As he falls for the living doll, she inspires him to transform the shop’s display and make it the most spectacular in town. Fantasy comedy, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall.

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) ITV2 1:10pm-2:10pm (1 hour) 2 parts
Young courting couples Fred and Wilma, and Barney and Betty are invited to stay at a luxury casino in the Stone Age gambling capital. Owner Chip Rockefeller is bent on stopping Fred proposing to wealthy Wilma, because he wants to marry her himself for the money and settle his debts. Family comedy prequel, with Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Joan Collins, Alan Cumming, Kristen Johnston and Jane Krakowski.

Blue Streak (1999) 5STAR 2:10pm-4:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A convicted jewel thief is released from prison, and sets about recovering his hidden loot – only to discover a police station has since been built where he left it. Undeterred, he poses as a maverick cop and worms his way into the detective division – little realising his problems have only just begun. Comedy, starring Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson and Peter Greene.

Despicable Me (2010) ITV2 4:45pm-5:45pm (1 hour) 2 parts
A criminal mastermind hopes to seal his reputation as the greatest villain of them all by stealing the moon. First he needs to get his hands on a shrinking ray owned by a rival evil genius, and adopts three orphan girls to help him – but finds that fatherhood brings out his long-buried caring side. Animated comedy, with the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews.

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Alice in Wonderland (2010) BBC2 8:30pm-10:10pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical land, having forgotten her previous adventures. She finds the tyrannical Red Queen has begun a reign of terror that can only be ended by slaying the monstrous Jabberwocky – a task she is seemingly destined to attempt. Tim Burton’s fantasy adventure based on Lewis Carroll’s novels, starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway.

Alice in Wonderland Merchandise

Predator (1987) E4 9:00pm-11:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
An elite military team takes on a top-secret mission in the jungles of Central America, but the soldiers realise they have been deceived by their CIA employers. A greater danger presents itself when they are stalked by a lethal alien big-game hunter with the power to become invisible, that has come to Earth to stalk human prey. Sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Bill Duke.

Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) BBC1 10:45pm-12:45am (2 hours)
New York cop John McClane returns to duty following an explosion at a department store in the city. The perpetrator contacts the police and tells them that unless McClane and an unfortunate bystander who was in the wrong place at the wrong time carry out a series of instructions to the letter, more bombs will be detonated. Action thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and Jeremy Irons.

SUNDAY 5th June

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Doc Hollywood
(1991) ITV3 7:55am-8:55am (1 hour) 2 parts
An arrogant doctor on his way to California causes an accident in a rural South Carolina town and is sentenced to community service at the local hospital. Initially desperate to leave, he gradually comes to appreciate a slower pace of life. Comedy, starring Michael J Fox, Julie Warner, Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda and George Hamilton.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) Channel 5 12:00pm-1:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
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 realise they have. Comedy, starring Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Kevin Spacey, Joan Severance, Alan North and Anthony Zerbe.

Beethoven (1992) ITV2 1:05pm-2:05pm (1 hour) 2 parts
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.

Spies Like Us (1985) Channel 5 1:50pm-3:45pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Two incompetent US State Department officials are unwittingly used as decoys on a deadly mission to thwart Soviet activity in Pakistan. Unfortunately, their involvement in such a delicate operation brings the world to the brink of nuclear war. Comedy, starring Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest, Bruce Davison and Donna Dixon.

Wayne’s World (1992) Channel 5 3:45pm-5:35pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Two heavy-metal fans broadcast an amateur TV programme from their basement. A slimy network executive offers them the chance to turn professional, but as they enjoy the perks of wealth and fame, they find their show being ruined by corporate interference. Comedy, starring Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Lara Flynn Boyle, with a cameo by Alice Cooper.

Addams Family Values (1993) Film4 4:50pm-6:35pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Spooky couple Gomez and Morticia hire a nanny to look after their new baby son – and stop him 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.

The Jungle Book (1967) Channel 4 5:05pm-6:35pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
A boy is raised by animals in the jungle, leading a carefree life with his friends, a laidback bear and a wise panther. The return of a ferocious tiger who hates humans places the youngster’s life in danger, and his friends must persuade him to return to the safety of his own people. Disney animated adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories, with the voices of Phil Harris and George Sanders.

The Jungle Book Merchandise

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) Film4 6:35pm-9:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Secret agent Ethan Hunt sent to find and destroy the only sample of a deadly man-made virus. However, he faces tough opposition in a former spy-turned-criminal mastermind who has already acquired the cure and now wants the pathogen itself. Director John Woo’s action thriller sequel, starring Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton and Anthony Hopkins.

Zoolander (2001) Dave 7:10pm-9:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Dim male model Derek Zoolander is stunned to find his career going downhill thanks to the arrival of an equally vacuous rival – but fails to realise he is merely a pawn in a dangerous game of international espionage and world domination. Comedy, starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Milla Jovovich, Christine Taylor and David Duchovny.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend,don’t forget the washing up and remember to always check both ways first.

xoxo

Jungle Book (2016) – The Review

“The film that is the Jungle V.I.P.”

ACTORS Bill Murray, Neel Sethi, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito
DIRECTOR Jon Favreau
GENRE Family, Adventure, Fantasy
SYNOPSIS The story of Mowgli, a child raised in the jungle, and his adventures alongside friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, who live in fear of the tiger Shere Khan
RELEASE DATE 15th April 2016
DURATION 106 mins
RATING PG

He’s Back!

I’m back again! Okay so I might be a bit of a film addict……..but there’s nothing wrong with that right????

The only thing that may have been a little bit over the top was wearing some of our Jungle Book merchandise to the cinema!?!?!

I have also been slow at writing blog posts lately (because we have a surprise to reveal in a few weeks time) oh and of course I love Iain’s amazing baking, so much so I gave him top marks.

The Film!

So back to the film, Jungle Book has been out for a few weeks now and I was lucky enough to see it on the day of release.

One of the first things I have to say is that you should forget about your worries when you go to see this movie, it has all the markings of a future classic, and will leave you wanting to watch it over again.

What about the Human Cast?

The way in which it blends real life with impeccable animation is done in such a seamless manner, it will leaving you thinking that a talking tiger and a gangster Gigantopithecus (an extinct species of the ape family) are a natural occurrence.

Neel Sethi’s performance was both uplifting and believable throughout the entire movie. At one point Mowgli and Baloo sing the timeless classic Bare Necessities in such a fun and “normal” manner, you clearly feel that it was sang naturally and not dressed up in any way.

What about the Animated Cast?

The quality and realism of the computer generated animals is amazing, it will have you wondering whether Jon Favreau went back in time, sat with a Gigantopithecus down and taught him how to become the godfather!

Time to close the book.

It has been 122 years since the publication of Rudyard Kipling’s classic. The Jungle Book is light, breezy, and optimistic and on a technical note a marvel of film-making. This is a clearly going to be a future children’s classic which is shown by the care given to every detail. Just a final note that if you are taking very young eyes to see this, Sheer Khan is quite a scary tiger.

Overall it is a very strong 4 chunks from me!!!!

TruffleShuffle gives it 4 Chunks out of 5.

Our Top Films To Watch in 2016!

Can you believe it’s time for another one of these?! Each year just flies past quicker than the last, but each year we gain even more amazing films to add to our collection and we sure hope the fun never ends!

As big movie lovers (does our huge range of Movie Merchandise make that pretty obvious? Darn!) we really love getting to see some of the best characters ever created once again hit the big screen in always bigger, more exciting and of course more and more detailed and realistic effects than ever before.

2016 is quickly shaping up to be yet another amazing year with some really breath taking and massively anticipated films being released into the wild. So what can we expect from 2016? Well…. it turns out a whoooooole lot.

Take a peep at some of our top films to watch out for in 2016….

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Pretty much as good as life gets! Certainly not your average action-packed superhero film (if there is such a thing?), 2016 will of course bring us this huuuugely anticipated and debated Batman v Superman film! Now those of you who caught the epic 2013 Man of Steel would have perhaps noticed just how much carnage Superman caused, well it seems this sort of chaos certainly caught the eye of Batman himself. Fearing Superman may be out of control, Batman steps in to put it to a stop causing mankind to begin to decide just what sort of hero has a place in our world. With a new and very real threat from Lex Luthor, can Superman and Batman put aside their differences to save the world once again? – Coming March 25th.

Ghostbusters

It’s back folks! Yep ever since Venkman, Stantz, Spengler and Zeddemore very first hit our screens back in 1984, we’ve been in love with everything and anything Ghostbusters. Toys, bags, tees, figures…. we had the lot! Getting a revamp for 2016, this new Ghostbusters sees and all female crew taking on yet more mysterious goings on which is sure to be packed with the humour we know and love from this franchise. Hitting our screens on July 15th, fire up the Ecto-1!

Captain America: Civil War

Love a superhero combo? 2016 is the year for you! The next Captain America movie extravaganza will see the man himself clash heads with the mighty Tony Stark AKA…..Iron Man. Sure to be an amazing duel between fire and ice, Civic War will surely see both sides pull out all the stops to fight their corner. Anything Captain America and certainly anything Iron Man makes us giddier than a kid at Christmas so this is sure to have us on the edge of our seats from the get go. Exciting! – Coming 29th April

Deadpool

This is huge! For as long as we can remember, Deadpool has been one of our favourite characters to have ever been created! Set to be such a perfect mix of humour and butt-kicking action, Deapool sees a former US special forces member who has become more of a mercenary be part of a rogue experiment (always the way huh, when will they learn?) which gives him an amazing ability to heal in no time from any injury. With his new no fear attitude, his alter ego Deadpool is created and becomes his best chance for revenge against the man who nearly destroyed his life. Bring this one on! – Released February 10th.

Star Trek Beyond

There is no denying, the last Star Trek back in 2009 was simply AMAZING! From the cast and plot to the special effects and lens flare madness, this new series of films have really thrown Star Trek into the laps of many movie lovers and has gone such a long way to acquire a new generation of Trekkies. Hitting our screens on 22nd of July, we hope to see yet another amazing adventure with some of the best names and faces on the big screen. – On our screens 22nd July.

Zoolander 2

Despite being released back in 2001 (a whopping 15 years ago!), we’re pretty sure at least once a day we reference or quote something from this absolute comedy classic. When we first caught wind that the old team would be once again hitting the catwalk and busting out some Blue Steel action, it was like the movie gods had listened to our prayers! The story follows the dashing two as they try to uncover and stop an evil conspiracy which is working to kill the most really, really, ridiculously good looking people in the world. Cannot wait!  – Out February 12th

X-Men: Apocalypse

It’s powers galore in 2016! Yes we will be treated to another action-packed adventure with the X-Men, this time we will see their fight against the very first mutant who has re-appeared with just one aim in mind…..complete extinction of the world. Packed with more famous faces than the guest list of the Golden Globes (almost), this is sure to be one to watch. – Out 19th May.

The Legend of Tarzan

The oldies are the best! One of the most iconic characters ever, Tarzan is back! With an amazing new look thanks to some incredible special effects (and no….the abs are real!), this upcoming new Tarzan film looks like just what this tale has been looking for. Having acclimated to his new life in London, Tarzan is called back to the jungle to help investigate and stop some devastating mining activity. Has the damage already been done and can he stop the jungle becoming just another victim of the modern world? Find out on the 8th of July.

The Jungle Book

It’s re-vamp ahoy! Yep another classic tale is getting a little face lift as 2016 sees Disney icon The Jungle Book hit the big screen once again. With a tale any self-respecting Disney fan will know and love, this 2016 edition will follow and orphan who is released into the jungle, only to find comfort and security in the most unlikely of creatures including wolves, a bear, a snake and black panther. Catch it on April 15th.

So there they are folks! Any films you’re really looking forward to seeing in 2016 that aren’t on our list? Shout them out below….

xoxo

New Lines added to the TruffleShuffle Sale!

We sure are the website that just keeps on giving! Not only do we bring you awesome retro t-shirts, quick delivery and great customer service – but we also make sure we have a sale full of exciting products at all times!

After recently adding some retro treats, we just HAD to share some of our favourite items in the TruffleShuffle sale.

Our top men’s t-shirts and retro accessories are summed up below – but to see the full range, just visit the TruffleShuffle sale section of the website!

Men’s Black Transformers Fall of Cyberton Optimus Prime T-shirt now only £14.99!

Men’s Green DC Comics Green Lantern Fist t-shirt – now only £14.99!

Men’s Blue Marl Don’t Cross the streams Ghostbusters Sweater – now only £24.99!

Men’s AC/DC 74 Jailbreak Charcoal sweater from Amplified – now only £39.99!

Black and White Redford Shoulder bag – now only £14.99!

Retro cream and blue Cassette I-Phone 4 case – now only £15.99!

Now for the ladies section! If, like me – you love a bargain then these little treats will be right up your street. With Christmas fast approaching (scary huh?), hopefully you’ll find some presents while you’re shopping for yourself! With our extended returns policy – Christmas gifts shopping couldn’t be easier for the well prepared among us!

Ladies Blue Smurf Live for Weekends Boyfriend t-shirt – now only £22.99

Ladies Green Kermit face Muppets t-thirt – now only £22.99!

Ladies Lilac Jungle Book t-shirt – now only £19.99!

Ladies Oversized cropped Minnie Mouse Floral t-shirt – now only £17.99!

Orange Patent Betty Boop Clutch Bag with charms – now only £19.99!

Multicoloured Sonic The Hedgehog Hinge Wallet – now only £14.99!

Have you bought something from our awesome sale yet? Don’t forget to review your products for a chance to win a massive £50 to spend on the site! xoxo

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