Screaming out like a wild beast in a dense dark forest, we’re back with another retro movie rundown which is shouting out our top movie picks for all to hear! Are you ready for action? Drama? Or maybe some good belly-laughs along the way? We’ve got you sorted!
SATURDAY 13th April
Back to the Future Part II (1989) Film4 12:50pm-3:00pm
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.
Dunk the bag an pour the water! Another retro movie weekend has just hit our shores and is shaping up to be another beauty from the deep!
With our pillows plumped, our blankets… being blankety and our cups full of something hot, we’re looking as ready as ever to take on another weekend packed full of retro movie gold. Will we be in the future? Will we be taken back to the dark ages? No matter what we’re wearing, we will be able to embark on a mighty adventure from the comfort of our own sofa. Hold on tight peeps!
That’s it! The final sequence has started rolling and the credits are appearing. Game officially over. But this is where for you… the game can finally begin!
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been giving you guys the chance to win some amazing goodies from the great people at Warner Bros. As huge gamers, we simply had to press X and jumper at the chance to giveaway some goodies to celebrate the release of the amazing Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
So what was up for grabs?
We managed to get our hands on a whopping ten copies… yes TEN of the long-awaited Middle-earth: Shadow of War for Xbox One, as well as a whole host Shadow of Was goodies including, TShirts, Bottle Openers, Notepads and Keyrings!
About the game…
Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ is the sequel to the hugely popular and critically-acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™ which picked up more than a whopping 50 industry awards.
Promising to be all kinds of awesome, we’re so glad we get the chance to really treat you guys to something this darn cool.
It’s competition time again folks and boy oh boy have we got an absolute gem for you!
To help celebrate the upcoming release (10th October) of Middle-earth: Shadow of War which is now available to pre-order, we’ve teamed up with the amazing people at Warner Brothers to bring you one of our biggest and best competitions yet!
Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ is the sequel to the hugely popular and critically-acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™ which picked up more than a whopping 50 industry awards, including 2015 Game Developers Choice Awards’ Game of the Year, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming at the 2015 D.I.C.E. Awards and the BAFTA for Game Design.
In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. This open-world RPG is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalization from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience. Pretty amazing, right?
With stunning visuals and character gameplay, Middle-earth: Shadow of War features a simply epic open-world gameplay where players can create their story. With enriched combat styles and enemy AI, you will be treated to more ways to take down your targets or perhaps avoid them using stealth options.
Taking place in the time between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the original story continues with Talion and Celebrimbor, known as the Bright Lord, who must go behind enemy lines to build an army, forge a new Ring of Power and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron.
Available for pre-order now and set to be released on October 10, 2017, we’re pretty excited to get our hands on a copy and we’re sure you will all be chomping at the bit to get one of these TEN copies on Xbox One too!
How To Enter
Like many of our competitions, entry couldn’t be easier and there are a whole host of way to get stuck into the action.
To keep things as easy, fair and as accessible as possible, we’re running the comp through our usual little system called Gleam. This will allow you to enter a number of times and in a number of different ways via Twitter, our blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and more. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have of winning. Nice n’ easy!
Just follow the directions below after securely logging in via one of the options to begin completing your entries.
The competition will close at 11:59pm on Friday 20th October (20/10/17). Entries made any time before then will be counted. After this time, the system will not accept any further entries into the prize draw.
How Will The Winner Be Chosen?
In the interest of fun and fairness… totally at random! The nifty Gleam system will hop, skip and jump into all your entries and pick out our lucky winner at random. Don’t forget! The more ways you enter, the more chance the plucky Gleam bots will pick you like tickets into a hat.
Ts&Cs Only one winner will be chosen at random
There will be no cash alternative of prizes offered
If we do not hear back from the winner within one week, another will be chosen at random and contacted
We reserve the right to cancel the competition at any time without warning (very last resort)
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you pronto!
Welcome one and all to this weeks retro weekend movie rundown.
This weekends picks are an amalgamation of modern day classics and nostalgic retro masterpieces. I sincerely hope you take some time out to enjoy some of the films on offer this week and don’t forget to let me know what you thought of them all!
Have a happy retro weekend folks!
Over n out!
SATURDAY 12th MAY
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Channel 4 6:35pm-10:00pm (3 hours 25 minutes)
An unassuming hobbit is plunged into a battle against the forces of darkness when his uncle bequeaths him a magical ring of immense power. He joins a fellowship of heroes to embark on a perilous quest to destroy the ring before it falls into the hands of its creator – a dark lord who needs it to regain his power and conquer the world. The first part of Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy based on JRR Tolkien’s novel, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Christopher Lee, Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom
Jaws (1975) ITV4 9:30pm-12:05am (2 hours 35 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.
Muppets from Space (1999) 5* 3:25pm-5:05pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Gonzo hits the road with pal Rizzo in tow and goes in search of his roots – only to make the amazing discovery that his parents belonged to a race of aliens. He then has to choose whether to board a UFO and return to his family, or stay with the friends he knows and loves. Family comedy, with F Murray Abraham, David Arquette, Ray Liotta, Andie MacDowell and Rob Schneider alongside the puppets
Madagascar (2005) BBC1 London 4:50pm-6:10pm (1 hour 20 minutes)
A gang of streetwise penguins decides to escape from New York’s Central Park Zoo and return to a life in the wild, but when Marty the zebra and his friends follow suit, they end up stranded in Africa on a jungle island without a clue about fending for themselves. Animated adventure, with the voices of Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sacha Baron Cohen
SUNDAY 13th MAY
The Mighty Ducks (1992) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 8:00am-9:45am (1 hour 45 minutes)
A self-centred yuppie lawyer is horrified when a judge finds him guilty of drink-driving and orders him to coach a hopeless inner-city junior ice-hockey team as part of his community service. However, he comes to appreciate his new role and things finally start to look up for the team. Comedy, starring Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith and Joshua Jackson
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) Channel 5 3:55pm-5:35pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
America’s most inept cops graduate and are let loose on the streets – under the command of an unscrupulous lieutenant whose promotion depends on their failure. Fortunately for him, their unique brand of policing actually leads to an increase in the crime rate. Comedy sequel, starring Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf and Michael Winslow
The Wedding Singer (1998) Comedy Central 5:00pm-7:00pm (2 hours)
A failed rock star carves out a career as a popular wedding singer, but his hopes for a bright future are dashed when his fiancee jilts him at the altar and he tries to shut himself off from the outside world. At one of his functions, a waitress catches his eye – but unfortunately for him, she is already engaged to someone else. Romantic comedy set in the 1980s, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore
Flight of the Navigator (1986) Syfy 5:00pm-7:00pm (2 hours)
A boy mysteriously disappears in 1978, and is found eight years later, having not aged a day. He escapes being experimented on by government scientists by taking off in a crashed alien spaceship, and with the help of the robot pilot, tries to find out what has happened to him and if he can get back home. Sci-fi adventure, starring Joey Cramer and Veronica Cartwright, with the voice of Paul Reubens
We hope this helps you plan your weekend’s viewing folks – see you at the same time, same place next week!
PS If you still have time on your hands this weekend – see how many of these movie character icons you can guess! We’re up to about 60 – can you beat us??
Let us know your best total in the comments box below….