The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 23!

Odin’s Spear! Weekend frolics are here again – joy to us all.

Like a giant polka dot teapot full to the brim with steamy hot cinematic bliss, let us be your friendly old tea lady and pour you a nice big mug of movie magic – please help yourself to a slice of Battenburg!

Have a happy retro weekend folks 🙂

SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER

Free Willy (1993) ITV2 12:55pm-3:10pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A troubled youngster befriends a captive killer whale while working at a marine park. However, their friendship looks set to be short-lived when he learns the park’s greedy owners plan to kill the animal, forcing the boy into a race against time to release the creature back into the ocean. Family drama, starring Jason James Richter, Lori Petty and Michael Madsen.

Jurassic Park III (2001) ITV1 London 1:15pm-3:00pm (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.

Masters of the Universe (1987) Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror 3:35pm-5:25pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The heroic warrior He-Man sets out to bring an end to the evil Skeletor’s reign of terror, but is transported to Earth by a cosmic key, with his arch enemy’s henchman in hot pursuit. Fantasy adventure, starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster and Billy Barty.

Boyz N the Hood (1991) Sky Movies Indie 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
A bright but underachieving teenager with a domineering single father strikes up a friendship with two brothers, and over time, the three young men each follow their own path – but a tragedy eventually leaves them facing a dangerous choice. Oscar-nominated drama, with Cuba Gooding Jr, Laurence Fishburne, Morris Chestnut and Ice Cube.

The Jerk (1979) ITV4 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours)
A dim-witted white man brought up by a poor black couple is distraught when he discovers they are not his biological family. He decides to leave home to embark on an adventure and seek his fortune, and in the process becomes an overnight success as an inventor. Carl Reiner’s comedy, starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams and Maurice Evans.

SUNDAY 12th OCTOBER

A Bug’s Life (1998) Channel 5 4:35pm-6:30pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Well-meaning ant Flik lands his colony in trouble when he accidentally disposes of an offering meant for a swarm of greedy grasshoppers – who promptly promise a horrible revenge. Faced with the imminent destruction of the anthill, he sets out to save the situation by enlisting the help of a few would-be heroes – an out-of-work troupe of bugs from a low-rent flea circus. Pixar animation, with the voices of Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Godzilla (1998) Channel 5 6:35pm-9:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
A giant mutant lizard spawned from an atomic test rampages through the streets of New York, defying the combined might of the US Army and Navy as it searches for a quiet place to hatch its eggs. A bookish radiation expert and a shady French secret agent join forces to defeat the creature. Hollywood remake of the Japanese monster adventure, starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo and Hank Azaria.

Back to the Future Part III (1990) ITV2 6:40pm-9:00pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly is transported back to the days of the Wild West, where he strives to save his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown from death at the hands of a villainous gunslinger. Final instalment in the sci-fi comedy trilogy, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F Wilson.

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National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) Sky Movies Modern Greats 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
A college’s most slobbish and unruly student fraternity faces expulsion for upsetting the rigid social order of the campus, so its madcap members plan one final act of rebellion against the college dean and a preppy bunch of snobbish bullies at the annual university homecoming parade. Comedy, starring John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Donald Sutherland, Karen Allen and Tom Hulce.

Rocky Balboa (2006) Channel 5 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Premiere. The ageing fighter contemplates a return to the ring when a computer simulation reveals he would have defeated the current world heavyweight champion Mason `The Line’ Dixon, who responds by challenging Rocky to face him for real. Boxing drama sequel, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone. With Antonio Tarver, Geraldine Hughes, Burt Young, Milo Ventimiglia and Tony Burton.

Whatever mischief you get up to this weekend keep your hands out your pockets, don’t eat the red rope liquorice and remember………

Bunny ears, bunny ears
Playing by a tree
Criss-crossed the tree trying to catch me.
Bunny ears, bunny ears
Jumped into the hole
Popped out the other side beautiful and bold!

Tie your shoe laces or you’ll trip!!

We’ll be back again next week with more nostalgia than your Grans pyjamas.

Tatty bye. xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 22!

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah! It smells like the weekend is upon us! After two whole weeks of movie fasting through attempting to paint and decorate the “Olds” house, utilising my man skills of hanging wallpaper, drinking tea and eating biscuits (I recommend a chocolatey digestive) I am fully in the mood for some awesomely 80’s movies. So like a rocketship full of retro fuel and nostalgic cinematic glory, strap yourself in tight as we stare up at the man in the moon and wonder if he’s really made of cheese before we blast off at supersonic speed into deep dark space.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER

Jurassic Park (1993) ITV1 London 12:45pm-3:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Scientists are given a sneak preview of a safari park inhabited by genetically engineered dinosaurs created by an eccentric tycoon. However, it all goes wrong when a greedy employee sabotages the security systems, allowing the prehistoric beasts to roam free and hunt the visitors. Steven Spielberg’s action adventure, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and Samuel L Jackson.

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) GOLD 5:00pm-7:00pm (2 hours)
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and company try to take Broadway by storm with their college show, setting the stage for a host of misadventures as they yearn for stardom in the Big Apple and set out to raise the money to finance their production. Comedy, performed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, with appearances by Liza Minnelli, Art Carney, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould.

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) TCM 5:35pm-7:15pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
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.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Channel 5 5:40pm-7:50pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Cute furball Gizmo is reunited with his human friends Billy and Kate, who now work in the New York offices of an eccentric tycoon. However, it is not long before Gizmo has spawned a new generation of murderous carnivores, who quickly overrun the building – and a genetics lab where they produce even more startling mutations. Joe Dante’s comedy sequel, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover and Christopher Lee.

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Gizzy Is The Shizzy!!

Back to the Future (1985) ITV2 8:00pm-10:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Teenager Marty McFly travels back to the 1950s in a time machine built by his eccentric inventor friend. The return journey proves tricky enough, but he also accidentally alters the sequence of events that led to his parents falling in love – and has to persuade his future dad to win his mother’s heart, or he will never be born. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover.

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Cobra (1986) 5USA 9:00pm-10:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
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.

SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER

The Cannonball Run (1981) Channel 5 12:50pm-2:45pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A rogue car racer and his manic sidekick compete in an illegal race across America. The crafty duo plan to use an ambulance to keep one step ahead of the police, but face stiff competition from other eccentric speed enthusiasts, all of whom have plenty of dirty tricks up their sleeves. Comedy, starring Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore and Dom DeLuise.

Jaws (1975) Syfy 3:30pm-6:00pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
A New England seaside town’s tourist season is turned into a nightmare by a giant killer shark. The local police chief’s efforts to protect the public are thwarted by the greedy mayor, forcing him to join forces with a grizzled fisherman and a marine biologist to hunt and kill the monster predator. Steven Spielberg’s thriller, starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw.

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Back to the Future Part II (1989) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Dumb and Dumber (1994) Channel 5 7:40pm-10:00pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Dimwitted Rhode Island limousine driver Lloyd Christmas and his equally vacuous friend Harry Dunne embark on a disaster-fraught cross-country trip to Aspen, where they hope to reunite a briefcase with its lady owner. However, the pair are unaware the case contains a $1million ransom they would have been better leaving well alone. Farrelly brothers comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Teri Garr and Mike Starr.

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.

Arthur (1981) ITV3 10:05pm-12:10am (2 hours 5 minutes)
Boozy playboy Arthur Bach is content to drift through life without ambition and await the multimillion-dollar inheritance due to him following an arranged high-society wedding. However, on the threshold of the nuptials, Arthur falls for a penniless shoplifter and begins to doubt whether he wants to go through with the ceremony. Comedy, starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli and an Oscar-winning John Gielgud.

12 lovingly handpicked films wrapped up and tied in a bow for you to choose from.

So whatever you get up to this weekend be good, be polite, always say please and thank you, party hard and if I’ve learned anything from reading fairytales it’s always check under bridges for trolls.

bye bye.

xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 20!

Another weekend, another retro movie rundown for you guys to feast on! Come rain or shine, sit back and enjoy our top picks of retro flicks to get you through this weekend.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Syfy 9:10pm-12:00am (2 hours 50 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. Includes Mini Movie Moment

Predator (1987) Channel 4 10:50pm-12:55am (2 hours 5 minutes)
An elite military team on a top-secret mission in the jungles of Central America encounters a merciless alien hunter, which starts to pick the commandos off one by one and skin its human prey alive. Sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Sonny Landham, Jesse Ventura and Shane Black

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Superman (1978) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 3:15pm-5:50pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
A fledgling superhero crash-lands on Earth after evacuation from his home planet and is taken in by an elderly couple who raise him as their own. But with adolescence comes a greater understanding of his superhuman powers, leading to his rebirth as a crusader for justice and defender of the American way of life. Comic-strip adventure, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando and the late Phyllis Thaxter

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Ghost (1990) Sky1 9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
The spirit of a murdered executive tries to find a way to help his girlfriend bring his killer to justice and enlists the aid of a fraudulent medium – who is amazed and baffled when her psychic abilities turn out to be all too real. Romantic fantasy, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tom Goldwyn and an Oscar-winning Whoopi Goldberg

SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)  Film4 +1 10:00pm-12:05am (2 hours 5 minutes)
Fast-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads for Los Angeles after an old friend is murdered before his eyes. His search for the killers leads him into conflict with a seemingly untouchable drug kingpin, but he also has to contend with the local force, who do not want him taking matters into his own hands. Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, John Ashton and Steven Berkoff

Grease (1978) E4 7:45pm-10:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
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. Romantic musical set in the 1950s, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and Barry Pearl

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Taxi Driver (1976) Sky Movies Modern Greats 10:30pm-12:25am (1 hour 55 minutes)
An isolated, misanthropic New York cab driver becomes increasingly disturbed by the corruption he sees all around him. His desperate attempts to make connections with a political campaigner and a teenage prostitute, whom he feels compelled to save, seem doomed to failure, and he is gradually driven towards a brutal act of violence. Martin Scorsese’s drama, starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd and Harvey Keitel

Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours )
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 the job. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.

Some real retro gems for you guys this week! Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you play nice, don’t run with your shoes undone and eat all your greens!

Bye bye till next time 😉

xoxo

The weekly retro movie rundown!

Week 2 of the movie rundown and Friday seemed to have nothing on at all 🙁

That said Saturday and Sunday make up for it with some proper corkers, I hope you agree. Read on for my rundown of the movies you just can’t miss on the box this weekend.

Enjoy and have a happy retro weekend my fellow old school movie buffs!

SATURDAY 21st APRIL

Beetlejuice (1988) Channel 5 5:30pm-7:15pm
Recently deceased couple Adam and Barbara Maitland enlist the professional services of a hard-boiled veteran ghost to scare away the obnoxious yuppie family who have moved into their former home. Tim Burton’s supernatural comedy, starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones and Catherine O’Hara.

Jurasic Park III ITV2 5:40pm-7:25pm
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 Neil, William H Macy, Tea Leoni and Alessandro Nivola.

Mallrats (1995) Dave 9:00pm-11:00pm
Two slackers head for the local shopping centre to get over being dumped by their girlfriends – only to find their troubles are far from over. Undaunted, they plot to get even on those who have wronged them and win back the girls. Kevin Smith’s comedy, starring Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani and Ben Affleck, with Jason Mewes and Smith himself as their recurring characters Jay and Silent Bob.

Home Alone (1990) Film4 1:00pm-3:00pm
A boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. The youngster initially enjoys his freedom, but is soon forced to resort to ingenious booby traps to defend the family home from two dim-witted burglars. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy

Top Gun Chanel 4 11:20pm-1:25am
An arrogant pilots maverick flying skills earn him a place in an elite US Navy school where he comes into conflict with a fellow student and falls for his civilian instructor. A tragedy in the air threatens to end his military career until an international incident offers him a chance to redeem himself. Aerial action adventure, Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kiler.

SUNDAY 22nd APRIL

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) ITV3 6:00pm-8:00pm
An eccentric confectionery king announces that five children will be given a tour of his wondrous factory. The winners turn out to be a kind-hearted boy from a penniless family and four obnoxious brats, who face a terrible fate when they misbehave. Musical fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum and Roy Kinnear.

Back To The Future Part II (1989) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.


Edward Scissorhands E4 6:55pm-9:pm
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 near by suburb takes pity on the lonely boy and welcomes him into her home. He quickly becomes a hit in the neighborhood but then his new friends start to turn against him. Tim Burtons Fantasy, Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne West and Vincent Price.

Crocodile Dundee II (1988) Film4 1:00pm-3:10pm
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.

So, get the popcorn ready and let us know which ones you will be watching. Don’t forget to check back same time next week for your weekend’s movie planning! xoxo

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