The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 107

Cinnamon bagels! Is it the weekend?

So on a blistering hot sunny afternoon tucked away in the rear of a bustling garden party as youngsters run a muck with water pistols and elders fall foul of drunken shenanigans let us be your ever so manly expert at everything Barbeque Chef as we light our coals with retro movie magic, we’ll cook until tastefully charcoaled mouthfuls of cinematic classics before we fall into a deep meat coma of celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 12th JULY

Beethoven (1991) ITV2 2:40pm-4:25pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
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.

Ghostbusters (1984) 5* 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Three eccentric scientists put their hi-tech gadgetry and knowledge of the paranormal to money-making use by setting up in business as  freelance ghost catchers. A musician calls them in to investigate when she sees strange creatures in her kitchen, only to end up  possessed. As the spook-hunting team members deal with an attempt to shut their operation down, they discover an evil demonic entity is  being summoned into existence and it falls to them to stop this creature from destroying the world. Supernatural comedy adventure,  starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Rick Moranis.

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Die Hard 2 (1990) Film4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Tough cop John McClane arrives at an airport to pick up his wife, but finds himself plunged into a bloody life-or-death struggle. He must  battle terrorists who have seized control of the terminal as part of a campaign to secure the release of a convicted drug baron. Action  thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Sadler, Franco Nero and William Atherton.

Coming to America (1988) E4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A bored African prince defies his father’s plans for an arranged marriage and escapes to the USA to find a bride on his own terms. Comedy,  starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in several roles, with James Earl Jones, Allison Dean, Eriq La Salle and Madge Sinclair.

SUNDAY 13th JULY

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) Channel 5 12:55pm-2:45pm (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 know they have. Comedy, starring Richard Pryor,  Gene Wilder, Kevin Spacey, Joan Severance, Alan North and Anthony Zerbe.

Stand By Me (1986) Channel 5 2:45pm-4:20pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
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.

Jurassic Park III (2001) ITV2 6:00pm-7:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Palaeontologist Dr Alan Grant is lured to a dinosaur-infested island by a divorced couple who offer to fund his research, unaware their  real motive is to find their missing son – and that the creatures on the island are far more intelligent than anyone suspected. Action  adventure sequel, starring Sam Neill, William H Macy, Tea Leoni and Alessandro Nivola.

Jurassic Park T-Shirts

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The Running Man (1987) Channel 4 10:45pm-12:40am (1 hour 55 minutes)    A helicopter pilot is framed for the murder of starving civilians – and ends up being forced to take part in a brutal TV game show in  which a succession of gadget-wielding killers hunt him on the streets of Los Angeles. Sci-fi action adventure, starring Arnold  Schwarzenegger, Yaphet Kotto, Maria Conchita Alonso and Richard Dawson.

Whatever you get up to this weekend remember to always take one down and pass it around and always enjoy yourselves.

xoxo

Looking Fresh! Check Out Our Top 90s Inspired T-Shirts!

Sadly! Gone are the days of big baggy jeans, chokers, denim shirts and biker shorts….well for most of us anyways!

BUT do not fear, while a lot of the big trends from the decade have long gone, there’s still plenty of ways to show your love for these amazing times with some retro 90s inspired tees!

Like a lot of the classic flicks from the 80s, it seems there are a whole list of amazing films and TV shows from the decade that gave us the Spice Girls and hit show F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Take a trip down the not so distant past with some of our very best selling 90s T-Shirts

Ladies Clueless Ugh As If! Slub Scoop Neck T-Shirt
Ladies Clueless Ugh As If! Slub Scoop Neck T-Shirt
Certainly one of the greatest chick flicks of the 90’s, Clueless too the world by storm as we entered the weird and wonderful world of Cher, Tai and Dionne. This cult classic was a lively adaptation of 1816 Jane Austen novel ‘Emma’ and featured the lives of the ultra-rich at Beverly Hills high school.

Men's Black Nirvana Smiley T-Shirt
Men's Black Nirvana Smiley T-Shirt
Paving the way for the 90s grunge era, Nirvana became THE name and face off this amazing genre and style that’s influence can still be seen today, not only in music but fashion and subcultures. What a band!

Jurassic Park T-Shirt
Men's Jurassic Park Logo T-Shirt
One of the biggest films of the decade! Jurassic Park was a real blockbuster, grossing over $900 million worldwide in its original theatrical run. This film saw some amazing new special effects and made amazing use of robotics and models to really bring the dinosaurs to life! Such a classic!

Ladies Vintage Sonic and Sega Logo T-Shirt
Ladies Vintage Sonic and Sega Logo T-Shirt
Remember rocking the SEGA?! Still a gaming classic to this day, we remember watching our little blue hero Sonic speeding his way around and pulling off some amazing jumps in search for those precious gold coins!

Men's Black Power Rangers T-Shirt
Men's Black Power Rangers T-Shirt
If you grew up in the 90s, there’s one thing for sure….you loved the Power Rangers! Getting to group together and fighting against the biggest and most evil monster you could imagine, not to mention the odd argument over which colour you could be. Classic 90s TV and so much fun off the small screen too.

Ladies Heather Maroon Round The Twist Theme Tune T-Shirt
Ladies Heather Maroon Round The Twist Theme Tune T-Shirt
Have you ever, ever seen a tee like this?! We wish we could rewind the clock 20 years and step into that crazy light-house for some Aussie based, spooky adventures with the Twists! Remember just how weird the stories got? Not sure anyone could pull it off like they did.

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Celebrate the Madchester revival with one of the greatest bands of the 90’s, The Stone Roses! With the headstrong front-man Ian Brown and musical talents of Mani and the crew, this tee is a great way to reminisce about those crazy Hacienda days!
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If all this 90s-talgia has got you feeling the 90s love, check out our ever-growing range of cool t-shirts and pick up something to being those memories flooding back every time you put it one.

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Call Dr Legg it has to be the blinking Weekend!

So as we dramatically slow motion walk towards our fighter jet, helmet in one hand. So we can coolly but casually adjust our aviator shades let us be your heroic, slick back haired, F-16 Tom-Cat Pilot. As we hit a montage of us high fiving our wingman for retro movie greatness, we’ll take off and tail spin for cinematic awesomeness before an aerial assault of celluloid magnificence.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 16th NOVEMBER

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) ITV London 3:45pm-6:05pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
The rebels are scattered across the galaxy after the Empire launches a devastating attack on their secret base. Luke Skywalker searches out a Jedi master to complete his training, while Han Solo and Princess Leia are relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader’s space fleet. Sci-fi adventure sequel, with Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Alec Guinness and David Prowse.

Empire Strikes Back Star Wars T-Shirt
Men's Red Empire Strikes Back Star Wars T-Shirt

Men's Navy Star Wars Darth Vader Victory T-Shirt from Chunk
Men's Star Wars Darth Vader Victory T-Shirt from Chunk

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Sky Movies Family 5:10pm-6:30pm (1 hour 20 minutes)
Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, tires of being scary and decides to take over the friendly world of Christmas. After kidnapping Santa, he prepares to take his place and do Christmas in his own ghoulish way. Stop-motion animated fantasy, with the voices of Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara and Paul Reubens, and a musical score by Danny Elfman

Born on the Fourth of July (1989) ITV4 9:00pm-11:55pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
Oliver Stone’s fact-based drama chronicles the life of Ron Kovic, an eager-to-impress, patriotic Marine Corps recruit, who endures terrifying experiences during the Vietnam conflict that leave him paralysed from the chest down. On his return home, he undergoes a harrowing journey of physical and mental recovery that leads him to question the whole purpose of the war. Starring Tom Cruise, Wille Dafoe, Kyra Sedgwick and Josh Evans.

Airheads (1994) Comedy Central 12:05am-1:55am (1 hour 50 minutes)
Frustrated heavy metal band the Lone Rangers are determined to get air time for their new record and take a radio station hostage to ensure it happens. Comedy, starring Steve Buscemi, Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler and Michael McKean

SUNDAY 17th NOVEMBER

Little Nicky (2000) Channel 5 2:00pm-3:35pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
The Devil decides to put off retirement for a little longer, but his two oldest sons are left fuming – and decide to get revenge by creating Hell on Earth. The job of saving the world falls to their good-natured younger brother, who travels to New York to put things right. Comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans, Reese Witherspoon and Rodney Dangerfield.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) ITV2 6:25pm-9:00pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
Scientist Dr Ian Malcolm reluctantly joins a research team on the island where his employer first designed genetically engineered dinosaurs. Meanwhile, a big-game hunter takes the chance to bag the biggest prize of all – a Tyrannosaurus rex. Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur adventure sequel, starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite and Richard Attenborough.

Jurassic Park T-Shirt
Men's Jurassic Park Logo T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Jurassic Park Lounge Pants
Jurassic Park Logo Lounge Pants

Crocodile Dundee (1986) E4 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
A New York reporter searches the Australian Outback for a maverick hunter with a legendary reputation, and invites the adventurer back to America. But the die-hard Aussie needs to draw on all his survival skills to adjust to life in the urban jungle. Comedy adventure, written by and starring Paul Hogan, with Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Mark Blum

The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) Film4  10:50pm-12:25am (1 hour 35 minutes)
Inept police detective Frank Drebin plans to retire from the force, but is lured back by the opportunity to foil a terrorist plot. Going undercover in prison, he sets out to prevent an evil mastermind from escaping and carrying out his fiendish plan – to bomb the Oscar awards ceremony. Comedy sequel, starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, OJ Simpson, George Kennedy and Fred Ward

Yippekai-Yay! Bonus movie clip time. This week a little something from down under….

Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember purple is a flavour too, and always enjoy yourselves.