The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 66

Dante’s Inferno! the weekend starts now

So in the deepest darkest corner of a dimly lit rickety old wooden shack by the side of a book shelf full of dusty old paper backs with dog eared pages, let us be your  small yet slightly imposing house spider, as we spin for you a web of mega cinematic fortitude so we can catch fat,  juicy retro movie moments then we’ll scurry away and bask in the celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 31st August

King Ralph (1991) ITV2 11:50am-1:45pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A slobbish Las Vegas lounge singer succeeds the British throne when a freak accident wipes out the entire royal family. A loyal aristocra desperately tries to stop the loud-mouthed American unwittingly bringing the monarchy into disrepute, while a scheming lord plots to make his reign a short one. Comedy, starring John Goodman, Peter O’Toole, John Hurt and Richard Griffiths.

Grease (1978) Film4 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 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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Days of Thunder (1990) E4 9:20pm-11:25pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
An arrogant racing driver is determined to seize the reigning champion’s crown, but a serious crash jeopardises his chances of ever racing again. Drama, starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid and John C Reilly

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Channel 4 9:20pm-12:05am (2 hours 45 minutes)
A reprogrammed killing machine is sent back in time to the 20th century to protect John Connor, a teenage boy whose destiny is to save the human race. After breaking John’s mother out of a mental institution, the pair set out to avert a future nuclear war – pursued by an advanced prototype terminator with shape-changing powers. Sci-fi action adventure sequel, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick

SUNDAY 1st September

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Channel 4 2:30pm-4:25pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Lively teenager Bianca is not allowed to start dating until her man-hating sister Kat does first – but no boy is brave enough to ask her out. However, Bianca’s would-be boyfriend thinks he has found the perfect man for the job in the shape of a quirky loner with a mysterious past. Comedy, based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, starring Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Larisa Oleynik.

Every Which Way But Loose (1978) ITV4 4:45pm-7:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A truck driver travels across America with his faithful orang-utan competing in bare knuckle fights for extra cash. He becomes smitten with a country singer who subsequently vanishes without a trace, so man and ape set off in search of her – with an enraged gang of bikers in pursuit. Action comedy, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis and Beverly D’Angelo.

Footloose (1984) E4 8:00pm-10:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A rebellious, hip-swinging student from the city moves to a small religious community, where he instantly clashes with an old-school fire-and-brimstone preacher – who has banned dancing and rock ‘n’ roll because he considers them immoral. Drama, starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Chris Penn, Dianne Wiest and Sarah Jessica Parker

Strange Days (1995) Syfy 11:10pm-2:20am (3 hours 10 minutes)
A paranoid ex-cop dealing in illegal virtual-reality experiences receives a compact disc that contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Suspecting an old flame might be in danger, he investigates further and uncovers a secret that could throw the entire city into chaos on New Year’s Eve, 1999. Kathryn Bigelow’s sci-fi thriller, starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis and Tom Sizemore.

Hawwooooga! Bonus movie trailer moment to get in the mood.

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The answer to their question “Can you imagine Clint Eastwood sharing his feelings with an orang-utan ?
Yes, yes I can.

Whatever you get up to this weekend remember to shack it before you bake it and enjoy yourselves.

xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 60!

Happy happy joy joy, it’s only the weekend!

So just like a big joyous family sat at a table after a hefty meal, our stomachs nearly full to popping but with just enough room to squeeze in desert…as always. Let us be your trifle-preparing mother as we  dish up layers of spongy retro movie magic, chunks of  wobbly cinematic masterpieces, all topped off with creamy scoops of celluloid wonder and never forgetting the hundreds and thousands of course.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 6th July

King Ralph (1991) ITV2 11:15am-1:15pm (2 hours )
A slobbish Las Vegas lounge singer succeeds the British throne when a freak accident wipes out the entire royal family. A loyal aristocrat desperately tries to stop the loud-mouthed American unwittingly bringing the monarchy into disrepute, while a scheming lord plots to make his reign a short one. Comedy, starring John Goodman, Peter O’Toole, John Hurt and Richard Griffiths.

Grease (1978) Film4 1:00pm-3:10pm (2 hours 10 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

Ladies Grease Beauty School Dropout Swing Vest from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Grease Beauty School Dropout Swing Vest from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Grease Rydell High Cheerleading T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Grease Rydell High Cheerleading T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) 5* 5:55pm-7:35pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
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

Crocodile Dundee II (1988) Film4 6:55pm-9:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
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

SUNDAY 7th July

Harry and the Hendersons (1987) Channel 5 3:45pm-6:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A hapless family’s camping holiday in the mountains is brought to a sudden end when they accidentally hit the legendary Bigfoot with their car. They decide to adopt the endearing creature, but have more trouble than expected trying to keep him concealed and to avoid arousing their neighbours’ suspicions. Comedy, starring John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, David Suchet, Don Ameche and Kevin Peter Hall

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) ITV2 5:05pm-7:30pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Farm boy Luke Skywalker is thrust into an intergalactic battle between good and evil while trying to rescue a spirited princess from the clutches of the evil Darth Vader. En route, he is helped by a cocky space pilot, a veteran warrior, two bickering robots and a hairy 8ft monster. Sci-fi adventure directed by George Lucas, with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing.

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Ladies Star Paws Parody T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Star Paws Parody T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Channel 5 6:00pm-8:55pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
Eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts rescues an old car from the scrapheap, only to discover it has magical, gravity-defying powers. Meanwhile, Baron Bomburst, the blundering ruler of Vulgaria, will do anything to get his greedy hands on it. Children’s musical adventure, based on the book by Ian Fleming, starring Dick Van Dyke, Lionel Jeffries, Sally Ann Howes, Gert Frobe, Benny Hill and James Robertson Justice.

The Golden Child (1986) E4 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours )
A private eye is recruited by a group of Buddhist mystics and sent on a mission to rescue an abducted boy whose supernatural powers will enable him to bring about world peace. However, the kidnapper is actually a demon in human form, determined to ensure the youngster does not fulfil his destiny. Fantasy adventure, starring Eddie Murphy, Charles Dance and Charlotte Lewis

Wham bam! Bonus movie clip time folks. This week the  single scariest person of your child hood, Enjoy…. or be afraid, he still scares the bajeebas out of me.

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Whatever you get up to this weekend seriously don’t take sweets off of strangers and enjoy yourselves.

xoxo