The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 356

Kiai! Kicking and punching our way through another week, we find ourselves once again facing a whole heap of classic retro movies before us like kickboxing pads ready to be engaged. We’ll duck and roll our way along as we take on any tale before us in true cinematic glory!

SATURDAY 16th November

Small Soldiers (1998) E4 10:55am-1:00pm
A hi-tech computer chip has a bizarre effect on a squad of toy soldiers, causing mayhem for their owner as the miniature marauders engage in a series of scaled-down skirmishes. Children’s adventure mixing live-action and computer animation, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denis Leary and Gregory Smith, with the voices of Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Ricci.

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Ice Age
(2002) Film4 3:15pm-4:55pm
Three mismatched prehistoric animals join forces to return a human infant to its tribe – but as their journey unfolds, the creatures fail to anticipate the many perils and pitfalls that lay in store for them. Animated adventure, featuring the voices of John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic and Jack Black.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 355

Drumroll please! We’re back once again with a nifty, handy and helpful rundown of all our fave films hitting your screens this weekend. We know… you’re just THAT lucky. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 9th September

The Borrowers (1997) E4 10:45am-12:30pm
A family of four-inch-high people living beneath the floorboards of an ordinary human home help the owner’s son fight back when a dastardly lawyer plans to demolish the house and make way for a luxury apartment block. Children’s fantasy, starring John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie, Flora Newbigin and Tom Felton.

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One Fine Day
(1996) Film4 1:05pm-3:20pm
The working day for two mismatched single professionals is thrown into turmoil when their children have to stay at home after missing a school trip. The pair agree to take it in turns to babysit while struggling to stick to their hectic schedules – but during the course of the day their feelings for each other blossom unexpectedly. Romantic comedy, starring George Clooney, Michelle Pfeiffer, Charles Durning and Mae Whitman.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 346

It’s here! Quietly swimming towards us like a great big blue whale, another movie backed weekend is upon us. Bringing countless classic tales, action, drama and plenty of adventure, we are sure there will be plenty to keep you guys sorted!

SATURDAY 7th September

While You Were Sleeping (1995) Sony Movie Channel 4:35pm-6:40pm
A lonely train-station attendant saves the life of a man she has been in love with from afar. He ends up comatose in the hospital, where she is mistakenly introduced to his family as his fiancee. For a while, she decides to keep up the pretence – but comes to regret the deceit when she begins to fall for her supposed partner’s brother. Romantic comedy, starring Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman and Peter Gallagher.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) 5STAR 6:10pm-8:00pm
The eccentric pet detective is coaxed out of self-imposed exile in a Buddhist monastery to visit Africa and help search for a sacred white bat. However, his unique investigative talents are tested to the limits as he faces a race against time to find the missing creature and prevent a tribal war. Comedy sequel, starring Jim Carrey, Simon Callow and Bob Gunton.

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Total Recall
(2012) While You Were Sleeping 6:40pm-9:00pm
A man living in a bleak future years after a nuclear war has fake memories of being a secret agent implanted into his brain. However, the procedure uncovers the fact that he really is a spy with his memory erased, and he is forced to become a fugitive from the totalitarian government. Sci-fi thriller remake, with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 335

Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde! Another retro movie weekend is here so soon! Just like our hero Pac-Man, we’re about to get all kinds of busy chasing some of the top retro movies around this weekend ready to eat them up.
Will you join us?

SATURDAY 8th June

Coneheads (1993) Film4 11:00am-12:40pm
An alien couple and their daughter crash-land on Earth and try to blend into suburban society. Comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin.

Thunderbirds Are Go! (1966) Film4 12:40pm-2:30pm
International Rescue is called upon to save the first manned mission to Mars from sinister hijacker The Hood. Puppet adventure, with the voices of Shane Rimmer and Ray Barrett.

Fly Away Home (1996) Sony Movie Channel 12:40pm-2:50pm
A girl and her father build a light aircraft to help the goslings she raised from eggs found in an abandoned nest to fly south. Family adventure, with Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin.

Short Circuit 2 (1988) Film4 2:30pm-4:40pm
A curious robot meets an old friend and sets off for an adventure in New York. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Fisher Stevens and Michael McKean, with the voice of Tim Blaney.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) Channel 5 3:20pm-6:15pm
An outlawed English nobleman recruits a group of bandits to fight for justice and protect the downtrodden. Action adventure, with Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman and Morgan Freeman.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 5STAR 5:25pm-7:45pm
A lonely boy befriends a stranded alien and helps him to contact his own people and call for rescue. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore.

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Film4 6:55pm-9:00pm
The mutant heroes battle old ally Jean Grey returned from the dead as the destructive and seemingly unstoppable Phoenix. Superhero sequel, starring Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen.

SUNDAY 9th June

Stuart Little (1999) E4 12:00pm-1:45pm
A family adopts a young mouse, but their jealous pet cat hatches a plot to get rid of him. Comedy adventure, starring Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie, with the voice of Michael J Fox.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) Channel 5 2:30pm-4:20pm
The eccentric pet detective is coaxed out of exile in a Buddhist monastery to search for a missing sacred bat in the African jungle. Comedy sequel, with Jim Carrey and Simon Callow.

Small Soldiers (1998) Film4 2:35pm-4:45pm
A computer chip brings a squad of toy soldiers to life, causing mayhem for their owner. Children’s adventure, with Kirsten Dunst and Gregory Smith. and the voice of Tommy Lee Jones.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) E4 6:40pm-9:00pm
A boy ends up stranded in the Big Apple – where he bumps into two familiar burglars with an axe to grind. Comedy sequel, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

Cliffhanger (1993) ITV4 9:00pm-11:15pm
A retired mountain rescue expert is drawn into a battle of wits with a criminal searching for a lost fortune in the Rockies. Thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone and John Lithgow.

Demolition Man (1993) ITV4 11:15pm-1:35am
A maverick cop is freed from decades of cryonic suspension to battle a psychopath in a seemingly utopian future. Sci-fi thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, always check out the menu before you go so you have PLENTY of time to keep changing your mind! Ha!

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 303

Shimmy, shimmy, clap, jazzhands! Dancing its way into your weekend is another instalment of our infamous Retro Movie Rundown! Packed with more classic films than we know what do to with. Sit back and enjoy some of your faves… for free!

SATURDAY 29th September

First Knight (1995) Sony Movie Channel 11:25am-2:10pm
A wandering swordsman is knighted for his fighting prowess at the court of King Arthur and his wife, Lady Guinevere. However, the new knight and the queen develop a dangerous and secret attraction for each other, while a neighbouring warlord threatens the downfall of the kingdom. Adventure, starring Richard Gere, Sean Connery, Julia Ormond and Ben Cross.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) ITV 5:55pm-8:35pm
Adolescent wizard Harry is unexpectedly chosen to represent Hogwarts School in a prestigious magical tournament, despite being legally too young to enter. Along with charming sixth-year student Cedric Diggory, Harry takes on the champions of two other magical academies visiting the school, facing deadly monsters in a series of death-defying challenges. Meanwhile, the followers of the dreaded Lord Voldemort plot to restore their master to the land of the living. The fourth instalment of the fantasy saga, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Brendan Gleeson and Robert Pattinson.

Harry Potter Gifts

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) 5STAR 5:10pm-7:00pm
Two dim-witted teenagers with dreams of rock stardom seem doomed to fail a school history project, unaware the future of the human race depends on their success. A time traveller is given the job of making sure they pass the test by sending them on a series of adventures in the past. Comedy, starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin.

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Signs (2002) Sony Movie Channel 6:55pm-9:00pm
A former clergyman who has lost his faith since his wife’s death discovers a number of crop circles on his land. Initially believing them to be a prank, he gradually begins to suspect an alien invasion is at hand. As a series of strange and terrifying events take place, he and his family are forced into hiding in their farmhouse and must work together to survive. M Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi thriller, starring Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix.

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Rocky V (1990) ITV4 9:00pm-11:10pm
The heavyweight champion is forced into retirement due to brain damage inflicted in the ring, and finds his fortune has been lost on the stock market by his accountant. Returning to his working-class roots, he trains an up-and-coming fighter, only to see his protege turn against him. Drama sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire and real-life boxer Tommy Morrison.

Con Air (1997) Sony Movie Channel 9:00pm-11:25pm
A parolee hitches a ride home on a maximum-security flight conveying some of America’s deadliest criminals, and when they hijack the plane in mid-flight he is forced to intervene. Meanwhile, a US marshal has an ongoing battle on the ground to prevent the plane from being blown to pieces. Action thriller, starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames and Colm Meaney.

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An American Werewolf in London (1981) Film4 11:10pm-1:05am
A tourist is attacked while walking on the Yorkshire Moors and undergoes a terrifying metamorphosis, becoming a ravening werewolf whenever the moon is full. John Landis’s horror comedy, starring David Naughton, Griffin Dunne and Jenny Agutter, with appearances by Brian Glover and Rik Mayall as unwelcoming locals in an isolated pub. Featuring special effects by Rick Baker.

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Hard to Kill (1990) ITV4 11:10pm-1:15am
A gang of drug dealers attacks the home of a Los Angeles cop, leaving him in a coma and his wife dead. Seven years later, he regains consciousness and gets ready to exact a grisly payback on the murderers. As he embarks on his deadly mission of vengeance, he learns his son also survived the attack but was told he is dead. Thriller, with Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Sadler and Frederick Coffin.

SUNDAY 30th September

Twister (1996) ITV2 1:45pm-4:00pm
A storm-chaser and her estranged husband are brought together in a joint project to monitor the path of an oncoming tornado – but the pair face a race against the clock as a rival government-backed group with hi-tech resources tries to beat them to it. Action thriller, starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) Film4 3:35pm-6:00pm
Feisty heroine Annie and her new boyfriend Alex take a cruise in the Bahamas, but the trip becomes a nightmare when they discover a vengeful computer genius – a former employee laid off because of his terminal illness – is also on board. He has secretly programmed the ship to crash into an oil tanker while he steals a cache of diamonds from the cargo. Action thriller sequel, with Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric and Willem Dafoe.

Charlie’s Angels (2000) Sony Movie Channel 4:25pm-6:30pm
Three private investigators are recruited to rescue a computer genius from the clutches of a rival. They discover there is more at stake than they thought, as the captive genius has created a dangerous piece of software that must not fall into the wrong hands. Action adventure, based on the TV series, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) Channel 5 5:25pm-6:50pm
An eccentric but brilliant former cop sets himself up to champion the underdog – as a private eye specialising in locating missing animals. The zany detective is called in to find a kidnapped dolphin – the mascot of an American football team – and uncovers a plot involving high-level police corruption. Comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc and Noble Willingham.

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The Abyss (1989) Film4 6:10pm-9:00pm
An American nuclear submarine is sunk after a collision with a mysterious object, and the US government asks oil workers to help with the rescue. However, when they and a Navy Seal team arrive at the location of the vessel, a series of strange incidents leads to an encounter with aliens living in the depths. James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller, starring Ed Harris, Michael Biehn and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

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Back to the Future Part III (1990) E4 6:45pm-9:00pm
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. The final instalment in the sci-fi comedy trilogy, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F Wilson.

Back To The Future Merchandise

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
(1991) Channel 5 6:50pm-9:55pm
An English nobleman returns home from the crusades to find his father has been murdered and the local people are repressed by the tyrannical rule of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Branded an outlaw, he recruits a group of bandits to fight for justice and protect the downtrodden. Action adventure, starring Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman, Morgan Freeman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

The Blues Brothers (1980) ITV4 9:00pm-11:40pm
Two criminal brothers discover the orphanage where they were raised faces closure unless the nuns who run it can pay their tax bill, so the pair embark on an urgent mission to revive their old blues band to raise the money needed. Comedy, starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, Carrie Fisher, John Candy and John Lee Hooker.

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Dirty Dancing (1987) 5STAR 9:00pm-11:10pm
A dance instructor at a 1960s resort hotel fears his career will be jeopardised when his regular partner is forced to pull out of an important show in which they are due to perform. Luckily, a naive teenager is happy to step in, and is treated to a whirlwind holiday education in life, love and expressing herself. Romantic drama, starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach.

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The Sixth Sense (1999) Sony Movie Channel 9:00pm-11:15pm
A child psychologist, disheartened after the suicide of a former patient, takes on the case of a terrified boy haunted by ghostly apparitions and tries to help him discover what the spirits want from him. M Night Shyamalan’s supernatural thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette and Olivia Williams.

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Whatever you’re up to this weekend, keep them dancing shoes dancing and the best songs in the jukebox.