Holy smokes Batman! It’s only the weekend!
Just like the Easter Bunny, hopping and leaping around, sniffing and burring as we go as we work our way through the thick forest of retro movie awesomeness only to dig up and share with you hungry folks with even more movie magic.
Have a happy weekend!
Saturday 19th April
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) ITV London 2:40 pm-5:35 pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
The young wizard and his friends return for their second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to discover a strange serpentine power is petrifying the other students. Meanwhile, Harry is haunted by a sinister voice in his head urging him to uncover the dark force that is stalking the corridors of the school. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Kenneth Branagh.
Beetlejuice (1988) 5* 5:05 pm-7:00 pm (1 hour 55 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.
Iron Man (2008) Film4 6:40 pm-9:00 pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Arms manufacturer Tony Stark is taken hostage by a terrorist group and realises the weapons his company builds have been falling into the wrong hands. Using his engineering skills to construct a hi-tech armoured suit, he manages to escape and then puts the technology to good use in the fight against evil around the world. Superhero adventure, starring Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard. Edited for daytime broadcast.
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) Channel 4 10:50 pm-12:50 am (2 hours )
Premiere. Documentary about the influential British rock band, in which film-maker Shane Meadows follows the group through rehearsals for their 2012 reunion concerts at Manchester’s Heaton Park, the first time they had played together in 16 years. Featuring previously unseen archive footage spanning the Roses’ history.
Sunday 20th April
Look Who’s Talking (1989) Sky Movies Comedy 11:30 am-1:15 pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Pregnant Mollie is dumped by her boyfriend, and sets out after the baby’s birth to find a surrogate father for her infant son Mikey, who comments on proceedings through a wisecracking inner monologue. Mikey is confident the cab driver who helped deliver him is the perfect man for the job – but his mother is less than convinced. Comedy, with John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and the voice of Bruce Willis.
Batteries Not Included (1987) Syfy 3:00 pm-5:10 pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A family of tiny alien spacecraft intervenes to help the residents of a run-down Manhattan brownstone tenement stop greedy developers from demolishing their homes. However, the miniature flying saucers have the odds stacked against them as they bravely do all they can to save the day. Sci-fi fantasy, starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Frank McRae and Elizabeth Pena.
Free Willy (1993) Sky Movies Family 3:25 pm-5:30 pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A troubled youngster befriends a captive killer whale while working at a marine park. However, their friendship looks set to be short-lived when he learns the park’s greedy owners plan to kill the animal, forcing the boy into a race against time to release the creature back into the ocean. Family drama, starring Jason James Richter, Lori Petty and Michael Madsen.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) ITV2 6:30 pm-9:00 pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
Scientist Dr Ian Malcolm reluctantly joins a research team on the island where his employer first designed genetically engineered dinosaurs. Meanwhile, a big-game hunter takes the chance to bag the biggest prize of all – a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur adventure sequel, starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite and Richard Attenborough.
Jumanji (1995) Sky Movies Family 8:00 pm-9:50 pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A man who has been trapped inside a mysterious jungle board game for 26 years is eventually freed when two children start to play it. Unfortunately, he arrives with a rampaging horde of animals on his heels, leaving only one solution – to finish the game he started all those years ago. Fantasy adventure, starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.
That’s all folks!
Whatever you’re up to this awesome Easter Weekend, remember to find every egg or you’ll get ants, and staying up all night doesn’t mean you will spot the Easter Bunny.
Happy retro weekend!