Three blind mice! Not another Weekend!
So merrily going about our business in a sawdust lined cage, placed in the corner of a small child’s play room, let us be your fuzzy little fat cheeked hamster as we dart about drooping pellets of retro movie magic. We’ll shred up old newspapers for bits of cinematic greatness before we tire ourselves out on the wheel of celluloid wonder!
Have a happy retro Weekend!
SATURDAY 8th FEBRUARY
The Never Ending Story (1984) Watch 4:00pm-6:00pm (2 hours )
A lonely boy, neglected by his father and bullied at school, finds comfort in a mysterious book about a young hero’s quest to save his world from destruction. However, as he reads the tale, he begins to become part of the story. Fantasy adventure based on Michael Edne’s novel, starring Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Gerald McRaney, Moses Gunn and Patricia Hayes
Beverly Hills Cop (1984) E4 9:00pm-11:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Fast-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads for Los Angeles after an old friend is murdered before his eyes. His search for the killers leads him into conflict with a seemingly untouchable drug kingpin, but he also has to contend with the local force, who do not want him taking matters into his own hands. Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, John Ashton and Steven Berkoff
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) ITV2 9:00pm-11:55pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
A banker is wrongly jailed for his wife’s murder and over the course of a life sentence he forms a close friendship with a fellow inmate. He also earns a position of trust as book-keeper to the corrupt prison governor – but makes an enemy of his benefactor as he tries to clear his name. Frank Darabont’s drama, starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown and Gil Bellows.
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) ITV4 10:00pm-12:00am (2 hours )
John Rambo returns to the jungles of Vietnam on a life-or-death mission to rescue American PoWs. In the course of the operation, he develops strong feelings for his guide, a female freedom fighter – but tragedy strikes, leaving him more determined than ever to exact a bloody and explosive revenge. Action adventure sequel, with Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Julia Nickson-Soul and Steven Berkoff.
SUNDAY 9th FEBRUARY
Three Men and a Baby (1987) Channel 4 3:30pm-5:30pm (2 hours )
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.
Superman (1978) ITV4 5:05pm-8:00pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
A fledgling superhero crash-lands on Earth after evacuation from his home planet and is taken in by an elderly couple who raise him as their own. But with adolescence comes a greater understanding of his superhuman powers, leading to his rebirth as a crusader for justice and defender of the American way of life. Comic-strip adventure, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder and Marlon Brando.
The Running Man (1987) E4 10:25pm-12:25am (2 hours )
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
Full Metal Jacket (1987) Channel 5 10:55pm-1:15am (2 hours 20 minutes)
Raw recruits undergo harsh training under a domineering Marine drill sergeant after being called up for service in the Vietnam War, but his brutal methods lead to the breakdown of one of his cadets. Eventually, some of the fully trained soldiers get their first taste of combat in 1968. Stanley Kubrick’s drama, starring Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio and R Lee Ermey
Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember just because it’s windy and you have an umbrella, doesn’t mean you can fly away like Mary Poppins and always enjoy yourselves.