The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 11!

Another week gone and another weekend full of wholesome movie goodness. If the weather’s bad, so be it, you can stay in with us film nerds huddled on the couch eating popcorn and Skittles, drinking Coke and wearing a retro movie t-shirt. If the jolly sun comes out then make the most of it while you can. However you choose to spend this weekend just enjoy yourselves. Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 7th JULY

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) BBC1 6:30pm-8:20pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones goes in search of the legendary Ark of the Covenant, a biblical artefact of devastating power. His quest leads him to Egypt, where the Nazis are plotting to use the Ark’s power to further Hitler’s plans for world domination – aided by Jones’ deceitful French rival. Steven Spielberg’s action adventure, with Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman and John Rhys-Davies.

Green Lantern (2011) Sky Movies Premiere 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours )
A cocky test pilot is given a mysterious ring by a dying alien and transported to another world, where he learns he has been recruited into a galactic peacekeeping organisation. He trains to use the incredible powers the ring grants him, and returns to Earth to defend it from a powerful force that feeds on fear. Sci-fi adventure, starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong

The Fugitive (1993) ITV3 11:00pm-1:15am (2 hours 15 minutes)
A doctor is wrongly accused of his wife’s murder and forced to go on the run in a bid to prove his innocence – but his efforts to find the mysterious one-armed man he believes is the real killer are hampered by a tenacious US marshal. Thriller, starring Harrison Ford, an Oscar-winning Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore and Joe Pantoliano

The Witches of Eastwick (1987) ITV3 11:00pm-1:15am (2 hours 15 minutes)
Three single women dabble in magic to conjure up the perfect lover, and unintentionally summon Satan himself, who seduces them one by one. They come to realise the danger the lecherous devil presents and decide to end their relationships, but the infernal rogue does not take kindly to rejection. Fantasy comedy based on John Updike’s novel, with Jack Nicholson, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon.

SUNDAY 8th JULY

Herbie Rides Again (1974) BBC2 London 3:30pm-4:55pm (1 hour 25 minutes)
The intrepid Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of his own is living in the care of a kindly widow, his racing career now behind him. He helps quash the plans of a greedy firm of property developers and keep his elderly owner from losing her beloved home. Disney comedy sequel to The Love Bug, starring Helen Hayes, Stefanie Powers, Keenan Wynn and John McIntire

Batteries Not Included (1987) ITV2 4:05pm-6:15pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A fleet of tiny alien spacecraft intervenes to help the residents of a run-down Manhattan brownstone tenement stop greedy developers from demolishing their homes. However, the miniature flying saucers have the odds stacked against them as they bravely do all they can to save the day. Sci-fi fantasy, starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Frank McRae and Elizabeth Pena.

Ghostbusters (1984) Channel 5 6:00pm-8:00pm (2 hours )
Three eccentric scientists put their hi-tech gadgetry and knowledge of the paranormal to money-making use by setting up in business as freelance ghost catchers. A musician calls them in to investigate when she sees strange creatures in her kitchen, only to end up possessed. As the spook-hunting team members deal with an attempt to shut their operation down, they discover an evil demonic entity is being summoned into existence and it falls to them to stop this creature from destroying the world. Supernatural comedy adventure, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Rick Moranis

The Running Man (1987) Channel 4 11:05pm-12:55am (1 hour 50 minutes)
A helicopter pilot is framed for the murder of starving civilians – and ends up being forced to take part in a brutal TV game show in which a succession of gadget-wielding killers hunt him on the streets of Los Angeles. Sci-fi action adventure, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Yaphet Kotto, Maria Conchita Alonso and Richard Dawson

Herbie and Ghostbusters – what more do you need on a lazy Sunday??!!

See you again same time next week for more retro movie good times.

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 7!

There are four good reasons to stay in this weekend and watch movies with us. The first being the cruddy weather, the second that the Jubilee is finally over and everyone should be all Queen’d out, the third is if you’re a football widow of the Euro 2012 action and the fourth being that there are some quite tasty films on! Below is a list of twelve flavoursome nostalgic treats to wrap your retro movie taste buds around. We hope you enjoy.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 9th JUNE

Hocus Pocus (1993) More4 12:10pm-2:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A teenager in Salem, Massachusetts, breaks into a spooky house on Halloween and accidentally resurrects three witches who have been dead for 300 years. The sorceresses are soon causing chaos while seeking a suitable sacrifice for a ritual to give them eternal youth. However, an old foe – a boy they turned into a cat – is on hand to help stop their mischief. Supernatural Disney comedy, with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Omri Katz.

Short Circuit (1986) Syfy 4:10pm-6:10pm (2 hours)
A military robot is struck by lightning and develops a mind of its own. The machine embarks on a series of comic misadventures, but the company that made him want him back. He realises his only hope is to convince the scientist who invented him that he really is alive. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy and Fisher Stevens.

Home Alone (1990) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
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.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Film4 1:00pm-3:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Hapless youngster Kevin somehow manages to catch the wrong plane and finds himself heading for New York, while his family jets off to Florida. Having got his hands on his father’s credit card, he is enjoying the good life staying in a luxury hotel – until he bumps into two familiar burglars with an axe to grind. Comedy sequel, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Brenda Fricker and Tim Curry.

Spider-Man (2002) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 10:00pm-12:05am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A clumsy teenager develops superhuman powers after a genetically engineered spider bites him. At first his fantastic skills delight him, but his elation is severely tempered by a family tragedy, prompting him to dedicate his talents to combating evil. However, he faces a baptism of fire in the form of crazed villain the Green Goblin. Comic-book superhero adventure, with Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco and Rosemary Harris.

Days of Thunder (1990) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 12:05am-2:00am (1 hour 55 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

SUNDAY 10th JUNE


E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) ITV2 6:45pm-9:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A lonely boy befriends an alien who has been left stranded on Earth. The two develop a psychic connection as the boy helps the extraterrestrial to contact his own people and call for rescue. However, living on Earth starts to have a devastating effect on the visitor’s health, while a government operative is determined to capture him for study. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy, starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace-Stone and Peter Coyote.

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992) E4 7:15pm-9:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A scientist perfects a device for enlarging any object – but unfortunately, his two-year-old son is accidentally turned into a giant and goes on the rampage through the streets of Las Vegas. Disney comedy sequel, starring Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri and Lloyd Bridges.

Masters of the Universe (1987) Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror 4:40pm-6:30pm (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.

Inspector Gadget (1999) Film4 3:15pm-4:50pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
A clumsy security guard is critically injured during a run-in with a thief, so his cybernetics-expert employer transforms him into the ultimate crime-fighting machine – a bionic officer with an array of gadgets and weaponry cunningly concealed inside his body. Disney comedy adventure based on the 1980s cartoon series, starring Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett and Joely Fisher.

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) Film4 7:20pm-9:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A misunderstood hero takes on a special mission to rescue a platoon of highly trained soldiers kidnapped by Middle Eastern terrorists. Spoof action movie sequel, starring Charlie Sheen, Valeria Golino and Rowan Atkinson. Martin Sheen makes a cameo appearance alongside his real-life son.

Scarface (1983) ITV4 11:00pm-2:20am (3 hours 20 minutes)
Small-time crook Tony Montana emigrates from Cuba to the US, determined to become rich and powerful. Admitted into the inner circle of a Miami drug lord, he ultimately takes over his boss’s empire and even his wife. However, his paranoia and cocaine addiction begin to spiral out of control, while his enemies circle, waiting for the chance to bring him down. Gangster thriller remake, with Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Loggia.

What a weekend full of treats we have in store! Definitely something to keep us occupied should this miserable weather continue!

Enjoy the movie marathon xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 6!

Ah! Sunshine, you come and go like a chirpy little yellow sparrow and if you wish to stay a little longer that would be just divine!

If your sunburn has forced you stay indoors this weekend and I know someone out there is suffering, do not worry there’s a cornucopia of nostalgia on your telebox. This weeks Retro Movie Rundown is strangely full of crazy baby antics, little blue people, more caveman action and includes the Fresh Prince and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys, Bad Boys, watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they come for you?!

We really hope you enjoy this weekends selection – have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 2nd JUNE

Look Who’s Talking (1989) Watch 6:10pm-8:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Pregnant Molly is dumped by her boyfriend, and sets out after the baby’s birth to find a surrogate father for her infant son Mikey, who comments on proceedings through a wisecracking inner monologue. Mikey is confident the cab driver who helped deliver him is the perfect man for the job – but his mother is less than convinced. Comedy, with John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and the voice of Bruce Willis.

The Smurfs (2011) Sky Movies Premiere 3:45pm-5:45pm (2 hours )
The tiny blue forest-dwelling creatures flee from an evil wizard, only to end up magically transported to modern-day New York. They search for a way to get back to their own village, while evading their enemy, who has followed them to the Big Apple. Fantasy comedy, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Jayma Mays, with the voices of Jonathan Winters and Katy Perry.

Three Men and a Baby (1987) Sky Movies Drama & Romance 4:40pm-6:30pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The lives of three flat-sharing bachelors are turned upside down when they discover a baby left on their doorstep. Unfortunately, while trying to get to grips with the necessary parenting skills, they find themselves menaced by criminals searching for missing drugs. Comedy, directed by Leonard Nimoy, starring Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg and Nancy Travis.

Bad Boys (1995) Watch 10:00pm-12:20am (2 hours 20 minutes)
Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett search for a $100million heroin consignment brazenly stolen by a French drug kingpin from the police evidence room. However, after a mix-up over a phone call from a potential witness, each cop has to assume the other’s identity – Lowrey becoming the henpecked family man and Burnett the playboy. Michael Bay’s action thriller, starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Tea Leoni, Tcheky Karyo and Theresa Randle.

SUNDAY 3rd JUNE

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) E4 7:10pm-9:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A professor invents a ray with the power to reduce objects in size. Unfortunately, his kids and their meddling friends trigger it off and are shrunk to microscopic proportions. When they are accidentally thrown out with the rubbish, the children have to contend with all kinds of animals and insects on their journey home across the backyard. Disney comedy, with Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman and Amy O’Neill.

Look Who’s Talking Too (1990) Watch 6:25pm-8:00pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
Wisecracking toddler Mikey is joined by mischievous baby sister Julie and sibling rivalry inevitably erupts – while their parents have problems of their own to deal with, in the shape of the kids’ good-for-nothing uncle. Comedy sequel, starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, with the voices of Bruce Willis and Rosanne Barr.

The Flintstones (1994) ITV2 3:30pm-5:20pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Fred is promoted to an executive position at work and immediately becomes embroiled in an embezzlement scheme – thanks in no small part to his seductive new assistant. Live-action version of the cartoon comedy, starring John Goodman and Rick Moranis, with Rosie O’Donnell, Halle Berry and Elizabeth Taylor.Dumb and Dumber (1994) Comedy Central 10:00pm-12:00am (2 hours )
Dimwitted duo Harry and Lloyd embark on a disaster-fraught cross-country trip to return a briefcase to its lady owner – unaware it 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.

Don’t forget to let us know how you spend the rest of your weekend celebrating the Jubilee and if you need any help planning your perfect Jubilee party why not check out Amy’s post, Get Ready To Celebrate The Jubilee – TruffleShuffle Style! for some ideas and inspiration!

Whatever you are doing this weekend, we hope the sun shines and you enjoy yourselves

xoxo