The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 8!

This week we weren’t expecting to find much in the way of interesting retro-esque films on telly because of the football. So we were pleasantly surprised at what was on offer. If singing nuns, teenage detectives or Swayze’s ever gyrating hips sound like your brand of cup o’tea then this weekend’s retro movie rundown is right up your road.

Enjoy and have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 15th JUNE

Sister Act (1992) Channel 4 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
Nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier agrees to testify against her gangster boyfriend after witnessing a murder. Placed in protective custody by the authorities, she is less than pleased to discover she is expected to pose as chaste nun Sister Mary Clarence in a convent. Comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Keitel, Maggie Smith, Bill Nunn and Kathy Najimy

Parenthood (1989) ITV3 8:00pm-10:30pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
Anxious family man Gil Buckman is determined to have a better relationship with his three children than he had with his tough father. Elsewhere, his two sisters are also having family problems – one is struggling to understand her two troubled teenagers, while the other’s husband wants to turn their toddler into a child genius. Comedy drama, starring Steve Martin, Keanu Reeves, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards and Dianne Wiest

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) Film4 3:20pm-5:30pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The teenage detective and his future sidekick Watson meet for the first time at boarding school. The death of Holmes’s mentor sets the youngsters on their first case, and they discover that former members of an archaeological survey team have died under suspicious circumstances – pointing to a sinister Egyptian cult using hallucinogenic poisons to kill its victims. Adventure, starring Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox and Sophie Ward

Monty Python‘s The Meaning of Life (1983) ITV4 10:00pm-12:15am (2 hours 15 minutes)
A series of sketches examining mankind’s secrets and taboos through the trials of life from conception to death. Surreal comedy, starring the Python team of Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam. Featuring introductory short film The Crimson Permanent Assurance.

SUNDAY 16th JUNE

Last Action Hero (1993) Channel 5 1:30pm-3:50pm (2 hours 20 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

Dirty Dancing (1987) Channel 5 6:00pm-8:00pm (2 hours)
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. Romantic drama, starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach.

Bloodsport (1988) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 10:00pm-11:40pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A talented martial arts expert gets entangled with a tenacious undercover reporter as he takes part in an illegal fighting tournament, where the last man standing wins the day – and the losers usually end up in the cemetery. Action adventure, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton and Roy Chiao

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) ITV1 London 10:15pm-12:50am (2 hours 35 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 – giving him the time and opportunity to conceive a unique escape plan. Frank Darabont’s drama, starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown and Gil Bellows

P.S If there are any movies on that you think deserve a mention let us know and we’ll keep our eyes peeled for next time. Or, if you have any favourites that you would like us to look out for and let you know when they are on, just let us know and we will compile a “movie wish list”!

I do love a singing nun….hmm I mean come on England! Goals and stuff yeah!

5 80’s Films That Really Need a Sequel!

I’m a MASSIVE fan of retro movies and 80’s film tshirts. Nothing excited me more as a kid than when I found out that my favourite film was coming back with a sequel – even more exciting when I was treated time and time again – like Back to the Future and Rocky!

So when the 2’s, 3’s and 4’s started drying up and the classic 80’s sequels began to dwindle, it dawned on me that the films I dreamt of and wished for may never come. Twenty years later, and here’s the top five I’m still desperate to see made…

Goonies Movie Poster Goonies 2

Goonies had to be number one for us here at TruffleShuffle, we’d all love to see the original cast and crew make another one.

What would it be about? It’s rumoured the sequel could be about the Goonies own children having an adventure, maybe some sort of holiday reunion for the original characters and maybe them getting into trouble and their kids having to save them.

Whatever it’s about… if they make one, we’ll be there!

Tp Gun Movie Poster Top Gun 2

This one might actually happen as director Tony Scott and Tom Cruise have both shown interest in returning, and in the last year there have been reports about possible scripts being worked on.

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/gun-sequel-moving-ahead-105925306.html

Big Trouble In Little China Movie Poster Big Trouble In Little China 2

With 80’s action stars like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean Claude Van Damme making a comeback it’d be the perfect time for Kurt Russell to make a return to action as well.

Gremlins Movie Poster Gremlins 3

Gremlins 3 is another film that has had scripts floating around for a few years and nothing has happened. Director of the first two films Joe Dante has shown interest in making a third, but says he’s not interested in making it with cgi, which is great because animatronics and puppets are what made Gremlins and other 80’s films so great.

Batman Movie Poster Batman 3 (Tim Burton and Michael Keaton return)

The Dark Knight Rises will be hitting cinemas on July 20th and it got me thinking about the 80’s films. I would have loved to see Michael Keaton and Tim Burton do a third film together and make it a trilogy.

Amazing, Cult Movie Tees

There’s nothing we like better than snuggling up on the sofa under a blanket with a huge bucket of salty popcorn watching old school movies when the rain is pounding down outside! Our love of all the cult classics, has fed our insatiable desire to buy as many amazing movie tees as possible. Here is a little glimpse of some of the highlights.

The Brat Pack

The 80’s heralded the arrival of a group of teens who made a massive impact on the movies of the day. Stars such as Matthew Broderick, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Andrew McCarthy, Judd Nelson and Emilio Estevez acted out their angst in a series of coming of age films.

Breakfast Club T-Shirt £27.99

Pretty In Pink Ducky Admire T-Shirt £29.99

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Abe Froman T-Shirt £20

Disney Classics

We cannot resist a classic Disney animated film, they never fail to make you feel all nostalgic and warm inside. We have an ever increasing collection which includes, Snow White, Bambi, 101 Dalmations, Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Beauty And The Beast and more.

V-Neck Snow White T-Shirt £22.99

Lion King T-Shirt £24.99

Bambi T-Shirt £27.99

Little Mermaid T-Shirt £27.99

101 Dalmations T-Shirt £27.99

Beauty And The Beast T-Shirt £24.99
Peter Pan T-Shirt £27.99

Star Wars

With May The 4th Be With You day, coming up tomorrow, a Star Wars tshirt makes the perfect buy! Any fan of the Sci-Fi trilogy is bound to enjoy these t-shirt masterpieces.

Star Wars Yoda Train You I Will T-Shirt £29.99

I'd Rather Kiss A Wookie Star Wars T-Shirt £24.99

Star Wars Triblend Ringer T-SHirt from Junk Food £32.99

Star Wars At-AT T-Shirt £22.99

80’s Favourites

We think the eighties was a great decade for movies and we could watch The Goonies, Labyrinth, Stand By Me, The Lost Boys and The Warriors over and over again!

The Goonies Do The Truffle Shuffle T-Shirt £20

Lost Boys Frog Bro.s T-Shirt £22.99

Labyrinth Dance Magic Dance T-Shirt £20

Stand By Me T-Shirt £24.99

The Warriors Gang T-Shirt £27.99

Happy watching/wearing! xoxo

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