The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 376

Like a moth to an outside patio light, we’re flapping around frantically so we don’t miss the very best classic movies heading our way this weekend.
A little action, a little comedy,  a little romance and a whole lot of retro. Enjoy our top picks!

SATURDAY 2nd May

The Mask (1994) Channel 5 12:05pm-2:10pm
A timid bank clerk stumbles on an ancient mask, which endows whoever wears it with untold superhuman powers, unbridled self-confidence, and an irresistible charm for the ladies. Unfortunately, he earns the enmity of a local gangster for daring to flirt with his girlfriend – and when the crook gets wind of the artifact’s existence, he covets the power for himself. Comic-book comedy, with Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, and Peter Greene.

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Rain, rain go away, come again another day! With wet wet wet being predicted, we’re getting fully prepared to be tucked away with our favourite characters and stories with another cracking movie rundown. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 23rd November

The Princess Bride (1987) E4 +1 9:00am-11:00am
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. Rob Reiner’s comic fantasy adventure, with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Falk and Fred Savage

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(2005) Channel 5 2:10pm-4:25pm
Penniless Charlie Bucket is one of five lucky children who find a golden ticket in a chocolate bar, winning a once-in-a-lifetime tour of eccentric recluse Willy Wonka’s magical sweet company. Unfortunately, the other winners each 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.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 356

Kiai! Kicking and punching our way through another week, we find ourselves once again facing a whole heap of classic retro movies before us like kickboxing pads ready to be engaged. We’ll duck and roll our way along as we take on any tale before us in true cinematic glory!

SATURDAY 16th November

Small Soldiers (1998) E4 10:55am-1:00pm
A hi-tech computer chip has a bizarre effect on a squad of toy soldiers, causing mayhem for their owner as the miniature marauders engage in a series of scaled-down skirmishes. Children’s adventure mixing live-action and computer animation, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denis Leary and Gregory Smith, with the voices of Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Ricci.

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Ice Age
(2002) Film4 3:15pm-4:55pm
Three mismatched prehistoric animals join forces to return a human infant to its tribe – but as their journey unfolds, the creatures fail to anticipate the many perils and pitfalls that lay in store for them. Animated adventure, featuring the voices of John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic and Jack Black.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 349

We’re back peeps! Time to take another rummage in the attic that is this weekend retro movies! Will we find hidden gold amongst the dusty Christmas decorations? Or will there be a few skeletons popping out form Halloween? Let’s take a look and see what we picked out!

SATURDAY 28th September

The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) Film4 11:00am-1:15pm
The inept Inspector Clouseau sets out to unmask a notorious international jewel thief believed to be behind the theft of a priceless diamond – but anarchy, as ever, follows wherever he goes. Blake Edwards’ comedy sequel, starring Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Catherine Schell, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk and Graham Stark.

Bicentennial Man (1999) 11:25am-2:00pm
A family purchases a robot servant to perform menial tasks but quickly realises this is no ordinary droid when he begins to develop human emotions and the capacity to think for himself, a quality encouraged by his owner’s children. He asks for his freedom and spends the next 200 years struggling to come to terms with its humanity. Chris Columbus’s sci-fi drama inspired by the books of Isaac Asimov, starring Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz and Oliver Platt.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 337

Tent, check! Sleeping bag, check! sense of adventure, double check!
Heading off into the wild, we find ourselves faced with untold fun, adventure and good times. Just like a weekend of retro movie goodness, it’s time to buckle up and run head-first into whatever these classic tales will bring us. Let’s go!

SATURDAY 22nd June

Willow (1988) Film4 12:55pm-3:25pm
A farmer who dreams of being a wizard is charged with protecting a baby destined to bring about the downfall of an evil queen. Fantasy adventure, with Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer.
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