The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 404

Just like when the perfect song comes on at the perfect moment, we’re here to hit play on some total classics that not only will you know and love, but they’ll have to enjoy them like a classic tune you know all the words too that take you right back. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 14th November

Dirty Dancing (1987) 5STAR 5:10pm-7:15pm
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. A romantic drama, with Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach.

Dirty Dancing Clothing

Continue reading “The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 404”

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 229

Sweet honey and pancakes! Must be time for another retro movie weekend!

With a swish and a swoosh, we’re making quick work of the almost herculean task of freshly painting a black canvas of a room (we said almost). Starting at one corner, we’ll watch the fresh, bright new colour explode outwards with each new stroke of the brush as we breathe a whole new character to a once tired and uninspiring space. With the smell of newness and change in the air, we’ll step back from our work to admire our new creation before taking a moment to capture our achievements onto celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 28th JANUARY

.
Gold
(1974) Channel 5 11:25am-1:50pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
A South African engineer is appointed general manager of a gold mine, and exposes a conspiracy to boost the price of the ore by drilling into an underground lake beneath where the company is digging, causing a devastating flood. Action adventure based on a novel by Wilbur Smith, starring Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman and John Gielgud.

101 Dalmatians (1996) 5STAR 2:50pm-5:00pm
Wicked fashion designer Cruella De Vil steals a huge litter of newborn Dalmatian puppies to turn into a magnificent coat – but the lucky pups have many four-legged friends who are determined the evil woman and her cronies will get their just deserts. Disney’s live-action remake of the animated comedy adventure, starring Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams.

Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) ITV2 4:05pm-5:50pm
Daffy Duck tires of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny, so sets off to seek his fortune. He ends up helping a would-be stuntman rescue his screen idol father, in reality a secret agent, who has been kidnapped by the deranged chairman of the Acme Corporation. Live action and animated comedy, with Brendan Fraser, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton and Jenna Elfman.

Clueless (1995) Film4 5:05pm-6:55pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A rich high-school student uses all her charm and financial clout to boost an awkward new pupil’s image, but soon finds she has created a monster – while her own popularity suffers in the process. Comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma, starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd.

Clueless Merchandise

Big Momma’s House (2000) 5STAR 8:30pm-10:35pm
A dedicated FBI agent will stop at nothing to catch a dangerous escaped convict, even if it means donning a fat suit and drag to pose as the obese old woman who lives across the road from the felon’s girlfriend. Comedy, with Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti, Jascha Washington, Terrence Dashon Howard and Ella Mitchell.

SUNDAY 29th JANUARY

.
The Love Bug
(1968) Film4 1:00pm-3:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Herbie, an irrepressible Beetle car with a mind of its own, takes a shine to a struggling racing driver and leads him to victory on the track. However, his success attracts the attention of an unscrupulous rival competitor, who will go to any lengths to win the most important race of all. Disney comedy, starring Dean Jones, Michele Lee, Buddy Hackett and David Tomlinson.

The Borrowers (1997) Film4 3:10pm-4:50pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
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.

Inspector Gadget (1999) ITV2 3:00pm-4:35pm (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 Fishe.

The River Wild (1994) Film4 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A headstrong white-water rafting expert embarks on a holiday with her family, but their fun comes to an abrupt end when two killers show up. The fugitives’ only escape route from the law is down a raging river, so they take the woman and her son hostage to act as guides. Meanwhile, her husband desperately tries to keep track from the riverbank, waiting for his opportunity to launch a rescue attempt. Action thriller directed by the late Curtis Hanson, with Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn and Joseph Mazzello.

X-Men (2000) E4 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
Super-powered outsiders Rogue and Wolverine find themselves at a school for mutants which is run by a benevolent psychic professor. While there, they agree to join others with similar gifts to take on a superhuman mutant terrorist faction intent on establishing dominance over mankind. Sci-fi comic-book adventure, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin and Halle Berry.

Superhero Merchandise

Cliffhanger (1993) ITV 10:45pm-12:45am (2 hours)
A retired mountain rescue expert is drawn into a battle of wits with a psychopathic criminal searching for a $100million fortune lost in the Rockies – and puts his life on the line as he negotiates the treacherous mountains in a bid to stay one step ahead of the crook. Action thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Janine Turner and Michael Rooker.

Sleepy Hollow (1999) Channel 4 11:00pm-1:00am (2 hours)
A sceptical 18th-century detective is sent to a small hamlet supposedly terrorised by a demonic headless horseman who decapitates his victims. The investigator refuses to believe in the supernatural, convinced a human killer is behind the murders – but the legend proves to be all too true. Tim Burton’s gothic horror, starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson and Christopher Walken.

The Cider House Rules (1999) BBC2 11:30pm-1:30am (2 hours)
An orphan grows up under the wing of the doctor running the home where he lives, and helps him deliver babies to unmarried mothers and perform abortions. However, he is eager to see more of life and joins a pilot and his girlfriend on the road – but unforeseen events present him with a host of difficult personal and moral decisions. Drama, starring Michael Caine in an Oscar-winning role, with Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron and Paul Rudd.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, always remember to hit save and don’t forget to always have spare batteries around….just in case.

Like…Clueless is Totally 19 years old Today! So where are they now?

Can you believe it! The film that gave us some of the most classic 90s quotes, clothing, names and of course moments turns 19 years old TODAY!

As hard….or perhaps just scary as it is to think, this 90s retro icon was released back in 1995 in the US of A which to us seems like just a few years ago, turns out to be nearly passing the two decades ago mark! EEEP!

So we all know far too much to be healthy about this classic film, but do you know where some of this amazing cast are today?

We’ll, in fairness we sure didn’t, so we decided to do a little digging and share with you all what we found during out exploration.

Sit back, relax and take a look at our Clueless….

Where are they now?
.
Alicia Silverstone – Cher
After international stardom and cult fame, Alicia went on to star in Batman & Robin as Batgirl in 1997. She has also appeared in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and has done a number of voice work. She has also hit Broadway along with Kathleen Turner and Jason Biggs in The Graduate and more recently in Time Stands Still. She now lives in LA and has a little boy called Bear Blu Jarecki.
.
Stacey Dash – Dee
After Clueless fame, Stacey went on to feature in Clueless the TV show which ran for three seasons, as well as films like View from the Top, Dysfunctional Friends, House Arrest, and upcoming flick Patient Killer. During her life she’s been married three times, has two kids and briefly dated Jamie Foxx. At age 40 (how??), Stacey also posed nude in the August 2006 issue of Playboy. Wowzers!
.
Brittany Murphy
Playing the new girl on the scene, Tai is quickly taken under Cher and Dionne’s wing as they try to reinvent her from a rough-around-the-edges tomboy into the hot new thing.
Brittany garnered tremendous attention for her role in “Girl Interrupted” with Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie, and her fame quickly skyrocketed following her, later starring in films such as Sin City, 8 Mile, Spun, Just Married, animated film Happy Feet, and also voice work on King of The Hill.

Tragically, in December 2009, Brittany passed away aged just 32. She is sadly missed by everyone here at TruffleShuffle and is certainly one of our all time favourite talents and played a big part in some of our top films. Very sad loss for all. RIP.
.
Paul Rudd – Josh
Paul is still as handsome as ever. Perhaps the most successful “Clueless” grad, he’s brought his comedy talent to flicks like “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” (and the second one!) “Knocked Up,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, “I Love You, Man” and”Role Models”. He’s been married to Julie Yaeger since 2003, and they have have two kids, son Jack and daughter Darby. LEGEND!
.
Donald Faison – Murray
After starring on the “Clueless” TV show, Donald snagged the role of Turk on TV hit Scrubs where he met his BFF Zach Braff. It was actually at Zach’s house that Donald wed his girlfriend of six years, CaCee Cobb, on Dec. 15, 2012.  Donald has five kids, including his and CaCee’s son, Rocco, who was born on Aug. 15, 2013. In July, he reunited with his Clueless girlfriend, Stacey Dash, on his TV Land series “The Exes.” He has also starred in some pretty big budget flicks like Skyline and Kick-Ass 2. What a dude.
.
Elisa Donovan – Amber
After starring on the Clueless spin-off show, Elisa then joined the cast of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” for three seasons as Morgan. She also starred in a number of TV movies, like “The Dog Who Saved Christmas.” Elisa voiced the audio book version of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.”.  She lives in San Francisco with her husband of two years, Charlie Bigelow, and their daughter Scarlett.
.
Jeremy Sisto – Elton
While filming Clueless, Jeremy was married to Marisa Ryan, whom he later divorced in 2002. In October 2009, he wed Addie Lane, with whom he has two kids: daughter Charlie Ballerina and son Bastian Kick. When he’s not thinking up weird names for his kids, Jeremy stars on ABC’s “Suburgatory,” which Alicia Silverstone guest starred on. He has also played Billy Chenowith on  “Six Feet Under” and Det. Cyrus Lupo on “Law & Order.” Nice!
.
Breckin Meyer – Travis
Breckin has a daughter, Caitlin Willow, with “Can’t Hardly Wait” writer-director Deborah Kaplan. The couple married in October 2001, but separated in 2012. Breckin is quite accomplished on-screen and off: Not only does he star on TNT’s “Franklin and Bash,” but he created TBS show “Men at Work” and was nominated for an Emmy for his  writing on “Robot Chicken: Star Wars.” Not bad for a former loadie! He also starred in 2000 classic Road Trip and TV show Heroes to name a few.
.
Justin Walker – Christian
Justin graduated from Washington & Lee University with a theater degree. However, his professional acting career sadly never really took off, and he only nabbed a few other roles. He currently owns Teddy Teadle’s Grill in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
.
So there you have em folks! Hopefully you’ve learned a little more about these amazing characters and the people behind them. We sure have! Many went on to achieve some pretty amazing things which just makes seeing them in their early years in Clueless that little bit more special.

Why not celebrate this special day by kicking back, popping this 90s classic on the telly and picking up one of our exclusive Clueless T-Shirts, vests and gifts. All form only £19.99 too! Take a look….

So what are your favourite moments or characters from this iconic flick? Let us know by commenting below. 🙂
xoxo