Swoooosh! Bang! Ahhhh! It must be the weekend!
Getting all wrapped up tight and heading deep in to the dark night, we’ll crane our necks and wait in eager excitement as we watch the night sky erupt into light from a barrage of firework glory. We’ll gaze up at the fiery delights as we reach for our cameras and start rolling, trapping ever more magic onto celluloid wonder.
Have a happy retro weekend!
SATURDAY 16th AUGUST
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) ITV London 2:55pm-4:50pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy,
Mr Bean’s Holiday (2007) ITV London 4:50pm-6:20pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
The bumbling fool wins first prize in the church raffle – a trip to France and a video camera. His travels cause chaos as he disrupts a film shoot in Cannes, to the fury of its megalomaniac director, and is then accused of kidnapping a youngster. Comedy, starring Rowan Atkinson, Willem Dafoe, Emma de Caunes and Max Baldry.
Fantastic Mr Fox (2009) Film4 5:00pm-6:40pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A rebellious fox decides it is time to grow up and change his chicken-stealing ways for the sake of his wife and children. However, the presence of three wicked farmers near his woodland home proves a challenge he cannot resist. Stop-motion animated adventure based on the novel by Roald Dahl, with the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray.
Back to the Future Part II (1989) ITV2 6:45pm-9:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) ITV London 9:45pm-10:40pm
The rebels are scattered across the galaxy after the Empire launches a devastating attack on their secret base. Luke Skywalker searches out a Jedi master to complete his training, while Han Solo and Princess Leia are relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader’s space fleet. Sci-fi adventure sequel, with Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Alec Guinness and David Prowse. Continues after the News.
SUNDAY 17th AUGUST
Hook (1991) Sky Movies Modern Greats 10:55am-1:30pm (2 hours 35 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, starring the late Robin Williams, with Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith
White Fang (1991) Channel 5 1:40pm-3:45pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A prospector sets off for Alaska during the gold rush, and along the way he encounters a wolf-dog being cruelly treated by its owner. He sets the animal free and tames it, gaining a constant companion for his perilous journey through the wilderness. Adventure, based on Jack London’s novel, starring Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Seymour Cassel.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) BBC3 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
The intrepid archaeologist sets out to find his estranged father, who has gone missing while searching for the Holy Grail. Once reunited, the duo team up to finish the task and locate the sacred relic before the Nazis get their hands on it. Action adventure sequel directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, River Phoenix, Julian Glover and Denholm Elliott.
Batman Returns (1992) ITV2 11:20pm-1:50am (2 hours 30 minutes)
The masked hero returns to face the Penguin, a grotesque crime boss dwelling in the sewers who conspires with a corrupt businessman to make himself mayor. When the tycoon tries to kill his secretary, she returns as vengeful vigilante Catwoman, who soon forms an intense relationship with the dark knight in both their costumed and real identities. Tim Burton’s comic-book adventure sequel, starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, don’t forget to separate your recycling and always wait for the green man before crossing.