Mr Cadbury’s Parrot! Weekend time is here again already?!
So amongst the breaking waves off the Hawaiian coastline. Let us be your bronzed, Bermuda short clad surfing legend as with grace and ease we ride the waves of mega movie awesomeness, we’ll hang ten for cinematic greatness and glide through the curve of a barrel before wiping out with celluloid wonder.
Have a happy retro Weekend!
SATURDAY 28th September
The Wizard of Oz (1939) 5USA 2:50pm-5:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Youngster Dorothy Gale is whisked over the rainbow by a tornado into the magical land of Oz, where she inadvertently kills a wicked witch – incurring the wrath of another. Setting out to find the wizard who can show her a way home, she is joined on her journey by a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion, who all hope their own wishes will be granted. Musical fantasy, with Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) 5* 5:45pm-8:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
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 factory. 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
Ghostbusters II (1989) Sky Movies Comedy 6:10pm-8:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The eccentric spectre-hunters reunite to save New York from a massive river of slime generated by the citizens’ negativity and nasty thoughts. Meanwhile, the spirit of a 16th-century tyrant tries to return to the land of the living by possessing the body of a toddler. Sequel to the supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson
Point Break (1991) Channel 5 9:45pm-12:05am (2 hours 20 minutes)
An FBI agent infiltrates a Californian surfing gang suspected of carrying out a series of armed robberies wearing masks modelled on former US presidents. However, his loyalties are tested to the limits when he is befriended by the gang’s leader. Kathryn Bigelow’s thriller, starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey and Lori Petty
SUNDAY 29th September
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) ITV2 2:10pm-4:40pm (2 hours 30 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.
Superman (1978) Channel 5 6:20pm-8:55pm (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 and Marlon Brando.
Timecop (1994) Channel 5 11:25pm-1:15am (1 hour 50 minutes)
A federal agent entrusted with preventing the misuse of time travel sets out to track down a corrupt politician who plans to manipulate history. However, he also faces the temptation to abuse his powers so he can prevent his wife’s death. Sci-fi adventure, starring Jean- Claude Van Damme, Ron Silver, Bruce McGill and Mia Sara
Memphis Belle (1990) ITV4 11:45pm-1:55am (2 hours 10 minutes)
The crewmen of an American B-17 bomber prepare for their final flight before returning home to a hero’s welcome. However, the mission – to launch a daylight raid on a supply factory in a heavily defended German city – threatens to be the most hazardous they have ever undertaken. Fact-based Second World War drama, with Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, John Lithgow, Harry Connick Jr, Tate Donovan and Billy Zane
Ramalaladingdong it’s bonus movie clip time, this week a little something from the Ghostbusters.
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In an ideal world, my dream job would be Ghostbustering (if that’s the word, if not then I made one up).
Whatever you get up to this weekend, remember not all phone booths have superman suits in and enjoy yourselves.