The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 299!

Great balls of fire! With another short week done, it’s quickly time once again to kick back and check in with some of our favourite characters ever to hit the screen. Covering action, comedy and even a touch of romance (be rude not to right?), sit back and enjoy out latest top picks of classic retro films heading your way this weekend. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 1st September

Titanic (1997) 3:05pm-6:50pm
A party of explorers studying the sunken remains of the famous liner meets an elderly woman who was a passenger on the ill-fated maiden voyage. She recounts how she boarded the ship while on the brink of being forced into marriage by her family, and was stopped from killing herself by a penniless artist. She fell in love with her saviour, but the disaster on the horizon meant their time together was doomed to be short. James Cameron’s Oscar-winning romantic drama, starring Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates and Bill Paxton.

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Big Daddy (1999) Dave 4:10pm-6:00pm
An immature 32-year-old is heartbroken when his girlfriend walks out on him. In a plan to win her back, he volunteers to look after his flatmate’s five-year-old son, thus demonstrating he is finally ready to grow up. However, his ideas of childcare prove unconventional and chaos quickly ensues. Comedy, with Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Josh Mostel, Leslie Mann, Rob Schneider and Kristy Swanson, alongside Steve Buscemi in a cameo role.

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) ITV2 5:20pm-8:00pm
The rebel heroes set out to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of alien gangster Jabba the Hutt before preparing for a decisive attack on the evil Empire. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker faces a more personal battle in a final confrontation with Darth Vader that leads him to the inner sanctum of the Emperor himself. Conclusion of the original sci-fi trilogy, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Star Wars Merchandise

Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet T-Shirt

Tremors (1990) ITV4 9:00pm-11:05pm
A dull American town in the middle of the desert is suddenly attacked by huge man-eating subterranean creatures. Luckily, two dimwitted 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.

True Romance (1993) Dave 9:40pm-12:00am
A shy clerk marries a hooker and kills her pimp, and together they go on the run to Los Angeles with $5million of cocaine they plan to sell. However, the drugs belong to the Mob and hitmen are soon on their trail. Tony Scott’s thriller, written by Quentin Tarantino and starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Val Kilmer, Brad Pitt and Christopher Walken.

SUNDAY 2nd September

Waterworld (1995) Sony Movie Channel 12:40pm-3:20pm
In the future, environmental disasters have left the planet flooded. A web-footed mutant mariner helps a woman and an orphan girl search for a mythical haven of dry land, with the help of a map tattooed on the child’s back – but in the process has to fend off a villainous crew of nicotine-addicted pirates. Sci-fi adventure, starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino and Rick Aviles.

Hulk (2003) Channel 4 2:00pm-4:40pm
Scientist Dr Bruce Banner turns into the rampaging green Hulk after exposure to a huge dose of gamma radiation, prompting the military to embark on a no-holds-barred mission to destroy the monster. Meanwhile, Banner’s unstable father resurfaces, holding the secret to his transformation. Comic-book adventure from director Ang Lee, starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte.

Superhero Merchandise

Hulk Face Magnetic Notepad
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) BBC2 6:10pm-8:00pm
The intrepid archaeologist, with his young sidekick and a nightclub singer in tow, is stranded in India, where he takes on a mission to recover magical sacred stones from the hands of an evil cult engaged in human sacrifice and child slavery. Steven Spielberg’s action adventure, starring Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan and Amrish Puri.

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Men in Black II (2002) Film4 7:15pm-9:00pm
Agent J investigates the unauthorised landing of a spacecraft and discovers a malevolent alien disguised as a lingerie model is on the verge of destroying humanity. His only hope of stopping her diabolical plot is to restore the memory of his retired partner K – but his former mentor takes more than a little convincing. Sci-fi comedy sequel, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Rosario Dawson, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rip Torn and Tony Shalhoub.

Face/Off (1997) 5STAR 9:00pm-11:50pm
FBI agent Sean Archer captures terrorist Castor Troy, the man who killed his son. While Troy is in a coma, Archer has the crook’s face surgically grafted onto his own so he can go undercover and locate a bomb planted somewhere in Los Angeles. But then Troy regains consciousness – and in turn takes on Archer’s identity. John Woo’s action thriller, starring Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon and Dominique Swain.

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First Blood (1982) ITV4 9:00pm-11:05pm
Vietnam veteran John Rambo is wrongfully arrested in a backwoods town and tested to the limits of his endurance by a brutal deputy. Rambo escapes from his cell and heads out to the woods, and with the forces of the law in hot pursuit he finally has the chance to fight them on his own terms. Action thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna and David Caruso.

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Enemy at the Gates (2001) 5Spike 10:05pm-11:35pm
A Soviet sniper becomes a national hero during the Second World War Battle of Stalingrad, so the Germans enlist a crack marksman of their own to deal with him. A lethal contest of wits follows as the two sharpshooters stalk each other, while the Russian also finds himself caught up in a love triangle with one of his friends. Drama, starring Jude Law, Ed Harris, Rachel Weisz, Joseph Fiennes, Bob Hoskins and Ron Perlman.

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Whatever you’re up to think weekend, make plenty of tea and always keep some treats in the cupboard. You never know when you might need them.

Just In! Exciting New Star Wars Sublimation T-Shirts…

No, we are your father-land for retro awesome t-shirts!

It’s true, over the years we’ve seen our fair share of cool t-shirts come and go, each to a loving new home, and because of this we know some real beauties when we see them!

Always wanting to stay at the top of our game, we’ve been busy searching the galaxy and have come up trumps with some exciting new designs that are rocking the super hot sublimation print!
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First up is this absolute classic of a sci-fi click! A true fight between good and evil, Luke Skywalker battles Jabba the Hut and cruel Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and triumph over the Galactic Empire! If you’re a fan of The Return of the Jedi, then this t-shirt is just what you need to flaunt some cool appreciation for Star Wars.
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‘Hans’ up if you love Star Wars? We sure do, which is why we love this sublimation tee featuring Hans Solo. Flaunt some geek appreciation in style with this awesome all-over design!
When it’s a battle between TruffleShuffle and boring t-shirts, who are you going to side with? Good answer! Show the world you mean business while paying homage to the awesomeness that is Star Wars!
Last but no means least we have this total gem featuring The Empire Strikes Back. When the team are attacked by the Imperial forces and its iconic AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. Evil but pretty cute little guys really.
So there you have them folks! Hopefully we’re inspired some geek appreciation of your very own and have shown you just how cool sublimation prints can be!

for all these and so much more, check out our full range of Star Wars T-Shirts today and pick our your perfect design, fit and characters.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 77!

Montgomery Burns! It’s the Weekend!

So at the back of a bustling busy restaurant amongst stacks of dirty dishes and cutlery let us be your eager to please Kitchen hand, as we hold aloft our scrubbing brush of retro movie awesomeness, let us hose down mounds of crud covered pots with a jettison of cinematic greatness before we stand in awe at a glistening mountain of celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER

Cocoon (1985) Film4  2:50pm-5:05pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
The elderly residents of a retirement home treat themselves to an occasional dip in the pool at an abandoned house. It turns out that friendly aliens in human form are using the place to restore dormant members of their species – and energy from their cocoons is giving the old-timers a new lease of life. Ron Howard’s sci-fi drama, with Wilford Brimley, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Don Ameche and Steve Guttenberg.

Hook (1991) Watch  3:10pm-6:00pm (2 hours 50 minutes)
Peter Pan, who has finally grown up and is now a married lawyer with a family of his own, is whisked away by Tinkerbell to Neverland, where he must learn to fly again if he is to save his children from the clutches of Captain Hook. Steven Spielberg’s fantasy adventure, with Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) ITV London  3:35pm-6:05pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
The rebel heroes set out to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of alien gangster Jabba the Hutt before preparing for a decisive attack on the evil Empire. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker faces a more personal battle in a final confrontation with Darth Vader that leads him to the inner sanctum of the Emperor himself. Conclusion of the sci-fi saga, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher

Ladies Black Darth Vader Star Wars Vest Dress from Mighty Fine
Ladies Black Darth Vader Star Wars Vest Dress from Mighty Fine

Men's Grey Marl Rebel V Empire All Over Print Star Wars T-Shirt from Chunk
Men's Grey Marl Rebel V Empire All Over Print Star Wars T-Shirt from Chunk

Snatch (2000) Comedy Central  10:00pm-12:00am (2 hours)
An unlicensed boxing promoter and his dim-witted sidekick convince an Irish gypsy battler to step in for their injured fighter, but find themselves drawn into a match-fixing racket. Meanwhile, the loot from a diamond heist goes missing, leading to bloody conflict between Russian gangsters and a Jewish mob. Guy Ritchie’s comedy drama, with Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Mike Reid, Jason Flemyng, Alan Ford and Vinnie Jones

SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER

Space Jam (1996) 5*  4:30pm-6:10pm (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

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Film4  5:20pm-7:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
An embittered Victorian miser hates the festive season and people in general, but on Christmas Eve, the ghosts of his former business partners the Marley brothers visit him in the night. They warn him three spirits are coming to make him change his ways by showing him visions of the past, the present and what the future may hold. Comedy, with Michael Caine and Steven Mackintosh alongside the puppet characters.

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

Ladies Grey Marl Animal Bang Bang Muppets Vest
Ladies Animal Bang Bang Muppets Vest

Crocodile Dundee II (1988) E4  7:45pm-10:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
The rugged Australian adventurer sets out to save his reporter girlfriend from New York drug dealers. Having rescued her from their clutches, he realises they will soon be coming after him – so he decides to even the odds by luring them to the Outback for a final showdown. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Charles S Dutton.

The A-Team (2010) Film4  9:00pm-11:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Four soldiers are sent on a top secret mission in Iraq that results in them being imprisoned for a crime they did not commit. When they learn the culprit is trying to sell equipment for producing fake currency, they break out of prison to find him and the evidence of their innocence. Action adventure based on the 1980s TV series, with Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Quinton `Rampage’ Jackson.

Men's A-Team Mr T Fancy Dress Costume
Men's A-Team Mr T Fancy Dress Costume

Movie clip tiiiiiime! Another classic from Dundee…”you call that a knife??” Legend!

Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember hop, step, shuffle, jump and always enjoy yourselves.

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We love TruffleShuffle tees just as much as you do!

Working for the biggest online retailer of cool t-shirts, we see our fair share of amazing tees hit the shelves…! But which ones have stuck out? Do we have a favourite..and why do we love them so much? I’ve grabbed 10 minutes with a few of my favourite TruffleShufflers and asked them about their fashion tee-ndencies while they’ve worked here, and what generally makes them tick when it comes to the world of retro! Enjoy!

First up is James, the designer for TruffleShuffle (he’s the one responsible for all the cool t-shirts – so we should probably take 5 minutes to applaud his geniusness!)

Out of Print t-shirts

Favourite t-shirt ever produced? – Old Skool Gamer T-Shirt.  I’ve been a massive computer game fan since I was about 10, so to get the opportunity to design a T-Shirt featuring all my favourite consoles and controllers was a bit of a treat.

Favourite range you’ve ever designed? – Sesame Street is always really fun to work with, they’ve got such a versatile range of characters and we’re always allowed to do quite weird and wonderful things with them.  Whether we’ve got Elmo and the gang crossing Abbey Road, joining a rock group or even recreating the Trainspotting movie poster they always make it look cool!

What was your first t-shirt ever purchased from TruffleShuffle? – My first T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle was one featuring Pac-Man and one of the Ghosts taking over Tokyo, it managed to look retro and modern at the same time and is still one of the favourite items in my wardrobe!  It came from Chunk clothing who are always experts in doing weird mash ups with their characters.

Secondly we have the ever so beautiful Lucy, the buyer here at TruffleShuffle. She’s also responsible for all the coolness on the site – so be nice to her. If you want to bribe her into stocking something, chocolate and jewellery will definitely earn you some brownie points!

TruffleShuffle t-shirts

Favourite item you’ve ever sourced for TruffleShuffle? – The brand, Mr Gugu & Miss Go. It’s a really new, crazy, quirky and punchy range which makes a real statement. We like to keep things fresh and exciting on TruffleShuffle.com and this brand offers funky, psychedelic and kitsch retro influences, teamed with modern technology, creating cool, vibrant all over prints for an edgy, hipster look! My fave has to be the crazy cat!

Who’s your favourite celebrity ever spotted in TruffleShuffle clobber? – I think Cara Delevingne has a really fab look and always looks great in a retro tee!

Sum up TruffleShuffle in 5 words? – Nostalgic, Fun, Individual, Quirky, Awesome!

Next up is Amy, she’s responsible for overseeing the whole operation when it comes to your goods hitting the shelves…! She’ was the first ever member of staff here at TruffleShuffle (to be honest, I think she’s just waiting for the day we stock high heels…she doesn’t love us at all. It’s all about the shoes!)

Grease t-shirts

So the Goonies kick-started it all for TruffleShuffle, but what’s your fave retro movie? – Mrs Doubtfire (1993!)

What item from TruffleShuffle are you lusting over at the moment? –  http://www.truffleshuffle.co.uk/store/ladies-roald-dahl-matilda-tshirt-p-11883.html coming soon – can’t wait!

Who’s your favourite Disney princess? – Cinderella (Ultimate Disney glam!)

Next up is Iain, he’s in charge of marketing! He is responsible for all the cool stuff happening on our social networking sites.

Movie t-shirts

If you could be an extra in any 80’s film, which would you choose? It would have to be Star Wars in Return of The Jedi, getting to dress up as a Stormtrooper would be so much fun. I’d make sure I didn’t pump my head though. D’oh!

Out of all the TruffleShuffle tees you have, what one gets the most comments? – Most comments? Hmmm probably my Tommy Cooper T-Shirt, I think he’s such a beloved comedian and not too often seen on screen these days sadly. Seeing it instantly reminds people of how amazing he was perhaps.

Favourite band from the 80’s?  – WOW that’s a tricky one, torn between Metallica and Queen…I’m going to say Queen. I’ve always loved their sound and really believe they helped shape music even up to today. Legends.

Lee, our photographer wears aloooot of cool t-shirts so he’s next on our quiz hit list.

Music t-shirts

Biggest fashion faux paux of your childhood? Basin hair cut. My mum was so good at it though she didn’t need the basin to cut around

Last thing you bought from TruffleShuffle? Beastie Boys Robot T-shirt

Who would win in a fight…Superman or Batman, more importantly…why? Batman because as he is a member of the Justice League he knows all Superman’s strengths and weaknesses and habits, Plus Batman has possession of a kryptonite ring which would be able to leave Superman helpless.

There you have it…! All our favourite stuff summed up! What’s your favourite TruffleShuffle t-shirt, past or present?

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 62!

Funkasaurus!! It’s only the Weekend again.

So as small huddle of comic book geeks congregate like cattle around stacks of elongated boxes piled high like mounds of hay, searching for the rarest most valuable chronicle, like a small team of nerdy archaeologists sifting through the dirt to find ancient artifacts.
Let us be your custodial comic book retailer, decked out in brown corduroy trousers and green lantern t-shirt with thick black rimmed glasses and a sarcastic wit to match. As we try to flog to you mega cinematic awesomeness, collections of retro movie magic and never before seen one of a kind nostalgic celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 20th July

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) ITV London 3:10pm-6:00pm (2 hours 50 minutes)
An orphaned boy endures a miserable childhood, until he discovers he has magical powers and enrols at a special school for young wizards. However, his suspicions are aroused by a sinister teacher who seems to be up to no good. Fantasy adventure, adapted from the first of JK Rowling’s books, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman and Richard Harris

Ladies Grey Harry Potter Gryffindor Team Quidditch T-Shirt
Ladies Harry Potter Gryffindor Team Quidditch T-Shirt

Men's Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Men's Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) BBC1 London 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’s deceitful French rival. Steven Spielberg’s action adventure, with Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman and John Rhys-Davies

The Fugitive (1993) Watch 9:00pm-11:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
A doctor is convicted of his wife’s murder and forced to go on the run 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

Snatch (2000) Comedy Central 10:00pm-12:00am (2 hours )
An unlicensed boxing promoter and his dim-witted sidekick convince an Irish gypsy battler to step in for their injured fighter, but find themselves drawn into a match-fixing racket. Meanwhile, the loot from a diamond heist goes missing, leading to bloody conflict between Russian gangsters and a Jewish mob. Guy Ritchie’s comedy drama, with Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Mike Reid, Jason Flemyng, Alan Ford and Vinnie Jones

SUNDAY 21st July

Mermaids (1990) Channel 5 1:00pm-3:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A religious teenager lives with her unconventional mother, who ups sticks whenever a relationship goes wrong, and a younger sister obsessed with swimming. Luckily, the family’s latest fresh start leads to romance for both mother and daughter. Comedy, starring Cher, Winona Ryder, Bob Hoskins and Christina Ricci. Edited for daytime broadcast

Dragnet (1987) ITV London 2:30pm-4:25pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Chalk-and-cheese Los Angeles cops investigate the nefarious activities of a TV evangelist and a pornographic-magazine baron suspected of operating a criminal cult. Comedy spoof of the 1950s TV series, starring Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan and Dabney Coleman

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) ITV2 5:05pm-7:45pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
The rebel heroes set out to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of alien gangster Jabba the Hutt before preparing for a decisive attack on the evil Empire. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker faces a more personal battle in a final confrontation with Darth Vader that leads him to the inner sanctum of the Emperor himself. Conclusion of the sci-fi saga, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Men's Black Star Wars Darth Vader Payphone T-Shirt
Men's Black Star Wars Darth Vader Payphone T-Shirt

Ladies Star Paws Parody T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Star Paws Parody T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Dumb and Dumber (1994) Channel 5 10:00pm-12:15am (2 hours 15 minutes)
Dimwitted Rhode Island limousine driver Lloyd Christmas and his equally vacuous friend Harry Dunne embark on a disaster-fraught cross-country trip to Aspen, where they hope to reunite a briefcase with its female owner. However, the pair are unaware the case 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

Ding Dong! It’s bonus movie clip time. Just in case the weekend needed dumbing down a little something to get you going.
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Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember to hold on tight like an ewok on a speeder bike and always enjoy yourselves