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Wizadora! It’s the Weekend!

So like an old cardboard box full of fluffy, cheeky, snugly, super cute and cuddly Kittens, let us roll about in blankets of retro movie magic as we chase balls of unwinding cinematic greatness before tiring ourselves out and falling asleep on a massive comfy pillow of celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro Weekend!

SATURDAY 15th FEBRUARY

California Man (1992) Film4 3:10pm-4:50pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Two high-school students accidentally unearth a frozen Stone Age caveman in their backyard. They decide to thaw him out and show him off around town. Unfortunately, their ticket to cool starts to run out of control and cause mayhem all over the state. Teen comedy, starring Brendan Fraser, Sean Astin, Pauly Shore, Megan Ward and Mariette Hartley.

Brewster’s Millions (1985) Film4 4:50pm-6:55pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A baseball player is stunned to learn he has come into a massive inheritance. Unfortunately, there is one condition – he must somehow find a way to spend $30million in just one month, or he will lose the lot. Meanwhile, two scheming lawyers, who stand to get the money if he fails, are determined to sabotage his efforts. Comedy, starring Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee and Jerry Orbach.

Brewster’s Millions

Tank Girl (1995) MGM Channel 5:15pm-7:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a sadistic tycoon controls the world’s water supply. A rebellious heroine whose boyfriend was killed by the tyrant’s henchmen plots to bring his regime down – with a little help from a gang of mutant kangaroos. Comic-book adventure, with Lori Petty, Malcolm McDowell and Naomi Watts

Rambo III (1988) ITV4 10:00pm-12:00am (2 hours )
Vietnam veteran John Rambo turns down a request from his old colonel to join a mission in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan. However, when the officer is captured, Rambo sets off to save him, joining the Mujahedeen rebels in fighting against the Russian invaders. Action adventure sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Kurtwood Smith, Marc de Jonge and Sasson Gabai.

Rambo T-Shirt
Men's Black Rambo Part II T-Shirt

Rambo T-Shirt
Men's Charcoal Rambo T-Shirt

SUNDAY 16th FEBRUARY

The Love Bug (1968) Film4 3:10pm-5:20pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Herbie, an irrepressible Beetle car with a mind of its own, takes a shine to a struggling racing driver and helps him to win a string of victories 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 Mighty Ducks (1992) ITV2 3:40pm-5:50pm (2 hours 10 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.

The Mighty Ducks

Harry and the Hendersons (1987) 5* 2:50pm-5:00pm (2 hours 10 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

Harry and the Hendersons

Cliffhanger (1993) ITV4 9:00pm-11:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
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.

Cliffhanger 1993

Whaka-Whaka! Bonus movie clip time!
This week we learn a little something as Stoney teaches link about the basic food groups….

Remember to always wheez the juice and enjoy yourselves.
Cheerio.

xoxo

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By the rivers of Babylon, not another weekend!

As the distinct twang of a hammer hitting a bell repeatedly sounds off to signify the start of art and crafts time. Let us put our nimble fingers to work as we mould out of plasticine for you mega movie magic, we’ll glue together toilet roll tubes and breakfast cereal boxes and cover them with cinematic joyousness before we stand back with proud bewilderment and glee at our masterpiece we call celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 25th JANURAY

The Three Musketeers (1993) More4  11:05am-1:10pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
The king of France’s elite personal guard is disbanded, but three of them refuse to lay down their swords. Aided by an impetuous young man keen to join their ranks, the trio set out to foil an evil cardinal’s plot to seize the throne for himself by capturing the cleric’s wily female spy. Swashbuckling comedy adventure, with Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt, Chris O’Donnell, Tim Curry and Rebecca De Mornay.

Muppets from Space (1999) Sky1  8:15pm-10:00pm (1 hour 45 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.

Men's Grey Marl Old School Waldorf And Statler Muppets T-Shirt
Men's Old School Waldorf And Statler Muppets T-Shirt

Muppets Playing Cards
Muppets Playing Cards

Starsky & Hutch (2004) GOLD  9:00pm-11:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Two mismatched detectives are forced to work together for the first time to track down a crime kingpin who has introduced a new, undetectable narcotic to the streets – but they struggle to get along. Comedy spoofing the 1970s cop show, starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn and Juliette Lewis.

Braveheart (1995) Film4  9:00pm-12:20am (3 hours 20 minutes)
Account of the life of medieval Scottish hero William Wallace. After the slaughter of his father and brother, young Wallace is taken in by his uncle, who teaches him how to use not only his brawn but his brain – which he employs to great effect years later when he resolves to drive the English out of Scotland. Oscar-winning historical epic, directed by and starring Mel Gibson. With Patrick McGoohan, Sophie Marceau and Catherine McCormack.

SUNDAY 26th JANUARY

Last Action Hero (1993) Sky Movies Greats  5:45pm-8:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A boy watching an action movie is transported into the film by a magic ticket and meets its hero figure, who refuses to believe he is a fictional character. Matters take a turn for the worse when the screen villain gets hold of the ticket and crosses over into the real world – where bad guys can win. Comedy adventure, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin O’Brien, Charles Dance, F Murray Abraham and Anthony Quinn.

Outbreak (1995) Channel 5  6:35pm-8:50pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
An expert in infectious diseases races against time to find a cure for a rapidly fatal airborne virus which is wiping out the population of a small town, and is threatening to turn into a pandemic. However, his task is hampered by senior military men, who are bent on burning down the town and incinerating the virus with it, regardless of any casualties. Thriller, with Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and Donald Sutherland. Edited for language.

Kick-Ass (2010) Film4  9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A teenage comic-book fan sets out to become a real-life superhero. His amateur crime-fighting exploits make him a media sensation, but he is soon in over his head as he encounters a sadistic gangster and a father-daughter vigilante team with a far more lethal approach to cleaning up the streets. Comic-book action comedy, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Nicolas Cage. Shown with an introduction by director Matthew Vaughn.

Mean Girls (2004) Sky Movies Comedy  11:30pm-1:10am (1 hour 40 minutes)
A teenager is surprised when she is befriended by the girls in the most popular clique at her new school. However, a dating mishap leads to trouble and her supposed friends start to turn on her. Urged on by other pals outside their circle, the newcomer resolves to bring down the self-appointed queen of campus – only to end up adopting some of her rival’s crueller characteristics. Comedy, with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey and Lacey Chabert

You Can't Sit With Us Mean Girl Slogan Vest from TruffleShuffle
You Can't Sit With Us Mean Girls Vest

So Fetch Beanie
90's So Fetch Mean Girl Beanie Hat from Chelsea Doll

Whatever you get up to this weekend remember to always have a backup plan if your going to  take over the world and always enjoy yourselves.

xoxo

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Alphabetti Spaghetti! Looks like the Weekend to me!

Once Upon a cloudy sky. Amongst a thick hazy Forrest, sat hunched over on a hollowed out log, gazing wearily over a steaming boggy marsh. Let us be your be-shaggled woodland Troll as we dribble, droll and blow snot bubbles in anticipation of something slimy and squidgy or boney and crunchy to eat. We’ll be poised and ready to pounce onto some cinematic greatness, we’ll prepare our nasty nosh with herbs and sprinkles of movie magic before we devoir the whole thing in one single gulp and belch out some celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 11th JANUARY

Stargate (1994) 5*  5:10pm-7:30pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
An Egyptologist and a soldier head an expedition through a mysterious portal to an alien planet. The world they find resembles ancient Egypt and is under the rule of a tyrant who has convinced the downtrodden inhabitants that he is a god – until the humans incite the enslaved populace to fight back. Sci-fi adventure, starring Kurt Russell, James Spader and Jaye Davidson

The Fifth Element (1997) 5*  7:30pm-10:00pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
In the 23rd century, the world faces destruction from a seemingly unstoppable force of pure evil. Meanwhile, a New York cab driver encounters a mysterious woman destined to save the Earth from its fate, and has to protect her from a scheming arms dealer and a horde of alien mercenaries. Luc Besson’s sci-fi adventure, starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman

Saving Private Ryan (1998) More4  10:00pm-1:25am (3 hours 25 minutes)
In the aftermath of the Normandy landings, a group of American soldiers scours the battlefields of France in search of a missing infantryman, who has been given compassionate leave to return home because his brothers have been killed in the conflict. Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning Second World War drama, starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Barry Pepper and Vin Diesel

Dogma (1999) Film4  9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Two fallen angels banished to Earth discover a theological loophole could get them back into Heaven – except their plan will cause the world’s destruction. It falls to a lapsed Catholic woman to stop them, with the aid of two so-called prophets, a muse-turned-stripper and a forgotten 13th apostle. Kevin Smith’s comedy fantasy, starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Lee and Alan Rickman

SUNDAY 12th JANUARY

Space Jam (1996) Channel 5  3:30pm-5:10pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Aliens arrive on Earth to abduct the Looney Tunes gang as a new attraction at their failing intergalactic theme park. To keep their freedom, Bugs Bunny and friends challenge the invaders to a high-stakes basketball game, calling on Michael Jordan to save the day and send the extraterrestrials back where they came from. Live action and animated comedy, starring Bill Murray and Danny DeVito, with the voices of Billy West and Bill Farmer

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992) Film4  3:25pm-5:10pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A scientist perfects a device for making objects grow when they come into contact with electricity. 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

Coming to America (1988) Film4  9:00pm-11:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A bored African prince defies his father’s plans for an arranged marriage and escapes to the USA to find a bride on his own terms. Comedy, starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in several roles, with James Earl Jones, Allison Dean, Eriq La Salle and Madge Sinclair

Sixteen Candles (1985) Film4  11:15pm-1:10am (1 hour 55 minutes)
A teenager’s parents forget her birthday, so she tries to get over her disappointment by searching for the man of her dreams, unaware she’s looking in the wrong place. Comedy drama, starring Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry and Anthony Michael Hall

Whatever you get your filthy mitts on this weekend, remember never stare a Gorilla in the eye and always enjoy yourselves.

xoxo

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Aunt Gemima’s pyjamas!  – It’s another festive weekend!
So after our festive feast of roasted turkey, Brussle sprouts, Carrots and crispy roast potatoes, let us be your rather full, partially merry but quite sleepy Grandpa as we sit back in our favourite arm chair and gently nod off to the comforting sounds of retro movie magic, we’ll dream about cinematic greatness and dribble a little tiny amount for celluloid wonder.

Have a festive retro weekend!

SATURDAY 14th DECEMBER

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) ITV London 2:30pm-5:05pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
The teenage wizard is alarmed to learn a dangerous fugitive sorcerer is searching for him. Meanwhile, a new teacher at Hogwarts helps the bespectacled youngster to protect himself from the school’s soul-sucking security guards. The third in the fantasy adventure series, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane and Alan Rickman

Ladies Purple Harry Potter I Solemnly Swear Mischief Managed T-Shirt
Ladies Purple Harry Potter I Solemnly Swear Mischief Managed T-Shirt

Men's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Movie Poster T-Shirt
Men's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Movie Poster T-Shirt

Tron (1982) BBC2 London 5:30pm-7:00pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
A computer genius hacks into the mainframe of the company he used to work for, hoping to find evidence against the executive who stole his ideas. However, the intelligent master program running the system transports him into an electronic world, where he is forced to battle gladiators in a series of deadly games. Disney sci-fi adventure, starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner and David Warner

Die Hard (1988) E4 9:00pm-11:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
New York cop John McClane visits Los Angeles to see his family over the Christmas holiday. Stopping off at his wife’s place of work, he realises armed men have taken over the building and are holding the corporation’s staff to ransom – and only he has the ability to fight back. Action thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) BBC3 10:00pm-11:35pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
The chauvinistic host of a top-rated American news programme in 1970s San Diego fights for his status and job security when they are threatened by the arrival of an ambitious female reporter, whose determination to become a newsreader leads to a bitter battle of the sexes. Comedy, starring Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Fred Willard and Steve Carell

Anchorman Ron Burgundy Dress Up Kit
Anchorman Ron Burgundy Dress Up Kit

Anchorman Wallet And Moustache Set
Anchorman Wallet And Moustache Set

SUNDAY 15th DECEMBER

Mean Girls (2004) Sky Movies Comedy 2:40pm-4:20pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A teenager is surprised when she is befriended by the girls in the most popular clique at her new school. However, a dating mishap leads to trouble and her supposed friends start to turn on her. Urged on by other pals outside their circle, the newcomer resolves to bring down the self-appointed queen of campus – only to end up adopting some of her rival’s crueller characteristics. Comedy, with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey and Lacey Chabert

You Can't Sit With Us Mean Girl Slogan Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
You Can't Sit With Us Mean Girl Slogan Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Boo You Whore Mean Girl Curved Hem Cropped Swing Vest from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Boo You Whore Mean Girl Curved Hem Cropped Swing Vest from TruffleShuffle

Fred Claus (2007) Channel 4 5:20pm-7:30pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Santa’s selfish brother Fred has been ostracised by his family for years, but when his crooked ways land him in jail, his brother comes along to bail him out on one condition – he must return to the family business and make toys for Christmas. But instead of cleaning up his act, Fred pushes Santa’s patience to the limit with his far from festive attitude. Comedy, starring Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Rachel Weisz, Miranda Richardson and Kevin Spacey

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Unisex Santa Costume Christmas Jumper from Crazy Granny Clothing

City Slickers (1991) ITV4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Three middle-aged men take a break from the rat race and their mid-life crises to join a two-week cattle drive from New Mexico to Colorado. Together with a bunch of fellow urbanites, they find the going much tougher than expected, and it is down to a real-life cowboy to whip them into shape. Comedy adventure, starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance, who won an Oscar for his performance as grizzled trail boss Curly.

Mad Max 2 (1981) Sky Atlantic 10:15pm-12:05am (1 hour 50 minutes)
A former cop haunted by his tragic past roams the wasteland of Australia in the aftermath of a nuclear war. He arrives at a besieged settlement and grudgingly helps protect the residents from a horde of marauding bikers who want to get hold of their valuable supply of petrol. Futuristic adventure sequel, starring Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells, Emil Minty and Kjell Nilsson

Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember Santa doesn’t like liars and always stay classy….

xoxo

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Slugs, snails and puppy dogs tails it has to be the weekend!

So hidden away in the darkness at the tail end of Midnight. Inside a damp dingy cave, let us be your coven of haggard, wicked witches. Some tall,  some short, some fat and  some thin with boils and ragged clothes, topped off with pointed slightly askew hats, each one equal in their evilness to the last.

Stand in horror as we mix a potion to find retro movie greatness, before reciting the spell for cinematic fantasticness then finally we’ll bask in the wickedness that is celluloide wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 2nd November

My Neighbour Totoro (1988) Film4  11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
Two sisters move to a new home in the countryside when their mother is taken ill. They are thrilled to discover the house is next to an enchanted forest, and befriend the eldest and wisest of the strange magical creatures dwelling there. Animated fantasy from Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki, with the voices of Noriko Hidaka and Chika Sakamoto. In Japanese

The Princess Bride (1987) 5*  5:55pm-8:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A cynical youngster becomes entranced by his grandfather’s magical tales, which revolve around a stable-boy’s heroic quest to rescue his lost love from the clutches of an evil prince, with the aid of a vengeance-seeking Spanish swashbuckler and his hulking sidekick. RobReiner’s comic fantasy adventure, with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Falk and Fred Savage

Princess Bride T-Shirt
Men's Black Brute Squad Princess Bride T-Shirt

Jingle All the Way (1996) Sky1  8:00pm-9:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A workaholic father tries to make up for his perpetual absence from home by promising to buy his son a hugely popular action figure for Christmas – little realising every other father in town has the same idea. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Jake Lloyd, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad and Phil Hartma

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Film4  9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours)
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

SUNDAY 3rd November

Hocus Pocus (1993) Film4  4:45pm-6:40pm (1 hour 55 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.

The Fox and the Hound (1981) Channel 5  5:10pm-6:50pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
An orphaned fox cub is taken in by a kindly widow, and becomes firm friends with a puppy belonging to a hunter. However, as they grow to adulthood, the dog is trained to prey on foxes, and the two animals realise their friendship may not survive as they are expected to be natural enemies. Animated adventure, with the voices of Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russell.

Grease (1978) Channel 4  5:50pm-8:00pm (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 i
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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Ladies Grease Rydell High Cheerleading T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Rizzo Get My Kicks While I'm Young Grease Scoop Neck T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Rizzo Get My Kicks While I'm Young Grease Scoop Neck T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Tremors (1989) ITV4  12:00am-1:55am (1 hour 55 minutes)
A dull American town in the middle of the desert is suddenly attacked by huge man-eating subterranean creatures. Luckily, two dimwitt but brave handymen step into the breach to lead a ragtag bunch of locals and a mismatched pair of survivalists in the battle against the gruesome worm-like monsters. Comedy horror, with Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire and Bobby Jacoby.

Hubble-bubble! Bonus movie clip time: this week a little hocus pocus….

Whatever you get up to this weekend remember not to let the bed bugs bite and always enjoy yourselves!
xoxo