The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 27!

Salvador Dali’s moustache! it’s the weekend hooray!

Like a troupe of excited chimpanzees making faces while merrily playing on tyre swings waiting for bananas let us be your happy little zoo keeper as we bring to you a bucket full cinematic retro juicy pleasure.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) ITV1 London 2:45pm-5:20pm (2 hours 35 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.

The Witches (1990) 5* 5:05pm-7:00pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A boy goes on holiday with his grandmother to a seaside hotel hosting a convention of witches, who have come together to hear their leader’s plan to turn all the children in England into mice. When the chief hag discovers the young lad eavesdropping at their meeting, she decides to make him one of her first victims. Children’s fantasy directed by Nicolas Roeg, based on the book by Roald Dahl, and starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Jane Horrocks, Rowan Atkinson and Brenda Blethyn.

Batman (1989) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 8:00pm-10:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The masked avenger stalks the streets of Gotham City, waging a nightly war against the criminal element. However, he may have met his match when the city’s crime syndicate is taken over by the crazed Joker, who plans to poison the populace with toxic chemicals. Tim Burton’s comic-book adventure, starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger.

There’s Something About Mary (1998) Channel 4 11:15pm-1:30am (2 hours 15 minutes)
A lovelorn man hires a sleazy private eye to track down his high-school sweetheart in the hopes of rekindling their brief relationship. By unfortunate coincidence, the detective also falls for her, and then it emerges there are even more men out there competing for her affections. Comedy from the Farrelly brothers, starring Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon and Lee Evans.

SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER

The Flintstones (1994) ITV2 3:20pm-5:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Fred is promoted to an executive position at work and immediately becomes embroiled in an embezzlement scheme – thanks in no small part to his seductive new assistant. Live-action version of the cartoon comedy, starring John Goodman and Rick Moranis, with Rosie O’Donnell, Halle Berry and Elizabeth Taylor.

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The Nutty Professor (1996) Universal Channel 5:00pm-7:00pm (2 hours)
An obese, terminally shy professor invents a potion that transforms him into a slim, loud-mouthed charmer. His new streamlined self immediately sets out to woo the woman of his dreams – but soon starts to ride roughshod over everything he used to care about. Remake of the 1963 Jerry Lewis comedy, starring Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn and Larry Miller.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) Sky Movies Modern Greats 8:00pm-9:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A stressed businessman just wants to make it home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. However, when his flight is forced to land miles from its destination, he finds himself sharing a disaster-strewn journey across America with an amiable but slobbish salesman. Comedy road movie, starring Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Kevin Bacon and Michael McKean.

Beetlejuice (1988) Sky Movies Modern Greats 9:45pm-11:30pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Recently deceased couple Adam and Barbara Maitland enlist the professional services of a hard-boiled veteran ghost to scare away the obnoxious yuppie family who have moved into their former home. Tim Burton’s supernatural comedy, starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones and Catherine O’Hara.

Ewoks on speeder bikes what a great way to start the weekend and Beetlejuice what an amazing way to end the weekend and that’s not because I had a massive crush on Winona Ryder 😉

The banana boat boat song is one my favourite moments – this song will be stuck in your head for days!

Whatever you get up to this weekend enjoy yourselves.

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 18!

Poseidon’s Trident! It’s been three weeks since my last confession, I mean Movie Rundown! First came the great flood and then I went on me holibobs for two weeks but you’ll be glad to know all I did was laze about in my pants watching films 😉 You’ll be less than thrilled to know that the movies I watched were the likes of “Mega Shark V’s Giant Octopus” and “Two Headed Shark Attack” both brilliantly terrible films you’re sure to agree so I watched them twice (totally deserve an Oscar!)

Also I’m to believe that someone else took over my duties as “Captain Film Dude” (official title – I have a badge and everything) and probably suggested you watched “Spiderman” and “Transformers” for three weeks! That menacing doppelganger must be stopped.

Never the less I’m back so that must mean it’s the weekend Hooray! for us. So like the blistering hot sun showering us with rays of golden retro joyfulness as we stand buried waist deep in sand on a beautiful tropical beach let us be your bucket and spade and build you a nostalgic movie masterpiece.

Happy retro weekend folks 🙂

SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) ITV2 6:55pm-9:10pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Penniless Charlie Bucket is one of five lucky children who finds a golden ticket in a chocolate bar, winning a once-in-a-lifetime tour of eccentric recluse Willy Wonka’s magical sweet factory. Unfortunately, the other winners face a grim fate when they start to misbehave. Tim Burton’s children’s fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s novel, starring Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter, and Deep Roy playing all the Oompa Loompas.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) TCM 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
Cute furball Gizmo is reunited with his human friends Billy and Kate, who now work in the New York offices of an eccentric tycoon. However, it is not long before Gizmo has spawned a new generation of murderous carnivores, who quickly overrun the building – and a genetics lab where they produce even more startling mutations. Joe Dante’s comedy sequel, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover and Christopher Lee.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Film4 3:05pm-5:20pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
An aspiring writer falls for a seemingly happy-go-lucky woman living in the same apartment building, and is drawn to her unconventional lifestyle. However, he detects her quirky demeanour is masking a colourful past, while her mysterious visits to an imprisoned gangster have unexpected consequences. Romantic comedy drama based on Truman Capote’s novel, with Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Mickey Rooney and Martin Balsam.

Hudson Hawk (1991) Sky Movies Crime & Thriller 3:30pm-5:15pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A cat burglar fresh out of prison is blackmailed by a couple of crazed billionaires into stealing the hidden components of a device created by Leonardo da Vinci that will allow them to turn lead into gold. He also has to contend with the CIA following his every move. Comedy adventure, starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, Richard E Grant, Sandra Bernhard and James Coburn

SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER

Ghostbusters II (1989) Watch 10:40am-12:50pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The eccentric spectre-hunters reunite to save New York from a massive river of slime generated by the citizens’ negativity and nasty thoughts. Meanwhile, the spirit of a 16th-century tyrant tries to return to the land of the living by possessing the body of a toddler. Sequel to the supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson.

The BFG (1989) ITV3 3:55pm-5:45pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A friendly giant befriends a lonely little girl and transports her to a strange land. Unfortunately, a number of the other giants there have acquired a taste for eating children. Determined to stop their nefarious habit, the pair set out to charm the Queen of England into putting her armed forces at their disposal. Animated adventure, based on Roald Dahl’s classic tale, with the voices of David Jason, Amanda Root and Angela Thorne.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) E4 7:30pm-10:00pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
Hapless youngster Kevin somehow manages to catch the wrong plane and finds himself heading for New York, while his family jets off to Florida. Having got his hands on his father’s credit card, he is enjoying the good life staying in a luxury hotel – until he bumps into two familiar burglars with an axe to grind. Comedy sequel, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Brenda Fricker and Tim Curry.

Rushmore (1999) Sky Movies Indie 6:20pm-8:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A student causes chaos in an exclusive private school with his temperamental nature – and things go from bad to worse when he develops a crush on a teacher. A wealthy but miserable businessman strikes up a friendship with the troubled teenager, but when he also falls for the same woman, all-out war is declared. Wes Anderson’s comedy drama, starring Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams and Brian Cox.

The Witches of Eastwick (1987) ITV3 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Three single women dabble in magic to conjure up the perfect lover, and unintentionally summon Satan himself, who seduces them one by one. They come to realise the danger the lecherous devil presents and decide to end their relationships, but the infernal rogue does not take kindly to rejection. Fantasy comedy based on John Updike’s novel, with Jack Nicholson, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon.

It’s a Roald Dahl weekend for sure, probably due to Roald Dahl Day http://www.roalddahlday.info/. My favourite Dahl book has to be George’s Marvelous Medicine which is about an eight year old boy who’s fed up with his Grandma’s selfishness, grumpiness and general meanness towards him, especially after he discovers her dark secrets! George seeks to cure the scary old lady by brewing up a very special medicine for her to disastrous consequences. That definitely needs to be a movie don’t you think!

Whatever you’re up to this weekend have fun, take care, enjoy yourselves, don’t run with scissors, wear wellies and tuck your shirt in………….!

Bye bye till next time.