The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 151

Pot the black! It’s only and gone and been the weekend again!

Like a young and highly skilled Snooker player at the top of their game, we find ourselves once again taking a step back to assess the whole situation, movie options and our angle of attack for the weekend’s delights. Setting our sights on our target which will earn us the most nostalgia points and set us up nicely for the next movie goodness, we’ll take a deep breath before resting the cue on our fingers and bracing over the smooth green cloth. We’ll take our time before striking with great accuracy and power, sending our cue ball cracking into its target and our movie of choice onto our screens.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 13th June

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
(2004) ITV London 3:40pm-6:10pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
The teenage wizard is alarmed to learn a dangerous fugitive sorcerer is searching for him. Meanwhile, a new teacher at Hogwarts helps the bespectacled youngster to protect himself from the school’s soul-sucking security guards. The third in the fantasy adventure series, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane and Alan Rickman.

Planet of the Apes (1968) Film4 4:45pm-6:55pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A spaceship crash-lands on a mysterious planet where humans are mute creatures who find themselves at the mercy of intelligent apes. The world’s simian rulers are horrified when one of the crew reveals he can speak and plan to have him killed, but two chimpanzee scientists intervene, determined to learn from the new arrival. Sci-fi drama, starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and Maurice Evans.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) 5* 5:05pm-7:00pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A professor invents a ray with the power to reduce objects in size. Unfortunately, his kids and their meddling friends trigger it off and are shrunk to microscopic proportions. When they are accidentally thrown out with the rubbish, the children have to contend with all kinds of animals and insects on their journey home across the backyard. Disney comedy, with Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman and Amy O’Neill.

Fun Fact: The neighborhood seen in the film is not real, it was built at the back lot of Churubusco Studios. An English garden located at the studio served as the “backyard,” and the houses were cleverly placed around the garden to hide the studio buildings from most directions.

RoboCop (1987) Syfy 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A police officer in a future Detroit ravaged by crime is seemingly killed in the line of duty, but is rebuilt as a law-enforcing cyborg by the corporation that has taken over running the force. He begins to remember his human life and seeks to bring his killers to justice – a mission that leads him to turn on his corrupt corporate masters. Sci-fi thriller, starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox and Miguel Ferrer.

Old School (2003) BBC1 London 11:20pm-12:50am (1 hour 30 minutes)
Category: Comedy Rating 6.9 41 votes An embittered lawyer decides to relive the wild, crazy days of his youth after his girlfriend is unfaithful, and enlists the help of two equally disillusioned friends in setting up a fraternity house next to his former college campus. Comedy, starring Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Juliette Lewis.

SUNDAY 14th June

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Jurassic Park
(1993) ITV London 1:35pm-4:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Scientists are given a sneak preview of a safari park inhabited by genetically engineered dinosaurs created by an eccentric tycoon. However, it all goes wrong when a greedy employee sabotages the security systems, allowing the prehistoric beasts to roam free and hunt the visitors. Steven Spielberg’s action adventure, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and Samuel L Jackson.

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) Channel 5 1:50pm-4:15pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
The Three Musketeers set out to depose the villainous King of France and reinstate his long-imprisoned twin brother. However, they face an unexpected threat in the form of old friend D’Artagnan, who has remained loyal to the evil monarch. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role, alongside John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons, Gerard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Parillaud and Hugh Laurie.

Big Business (1988) Film4 3:05pm-5:00pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
The first-born babies in two sets of identical twins are mixed up at birth by a short-sighted nurse, leading to their being raised in very different social circles. In later life, one pair, brought up in a poor mining town, visits New York to challenge a powerful conglomerate – only to find their respective siblings are in charge of the company. Comedy, starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin in dual roles alongside Fred Ward and Edward Herrmann.

Air Force One (1997) Sky Movies Action & Adventure HD 4:15pm-6:25pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The American president is forced to take drastic measures to save his family when their plane is hijacked by Russian terrorists demanding the release of a jailed radical general. Meanwhile, the vice president tries to manage the crisis from Washington and has to decide whether to shoot the aircraft down. Action thriller, starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Dean Stockwell and William H Macy.

Roxanne (1987) GOLD 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A sensitive fireman believes he has no chance of ever winning the heart of a lovely astronomer owing to his large nose, and instead agrees to help a handsome colleague woo her, causing himself no end of heartache. Romantic comedy based on Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich and Shelley Duvall.

Iron Man (2008) Film4 9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Arms manufacturer Tony Stark is taken hostage by a terrorist group and realises the weapons his company build 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.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, remember to pick up some milk and that some things are just better left to the professionals.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 138

Hot rubber on the road! Is it really the weekend? Yeeeesh!

With our big engine purring as smooth as a sleeping kitten, we’ll climb about our big rig into the huge comfy seat as we gaze over the feet of metal in front of us that covers the hot power plant that will soon be pulling us swiftly down the road. Shifting through the many gears, we’ll cover ground and discover distant lands like a boat sailing the seven seas before after many hours over the tarmac sea we reach our destination and can finally deliver our much anticipated load from the small warehouse of a trailer.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 7th March

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Treasure Island
(1972) Film4 11:00am-12:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A boy discovers a map leading to the location of an infamous pirate’s buried treasure. He joins a voyage in search of the loot, only to discover the ship has been infiltrated by several of the buccaneer’s former crew, who plan to seize the riches for themselves. Adventure based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, starring Orson Welles and Kim Burfield.

Batteries Not Included (1987) ITV2 1:20pm-3:25pm (2 hours 5 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.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Film4 5:55pm-8:50pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
The war between the shape-shifting robots erupts once again, as the first of the evil Decepticons leads an attack on Earth to locate an ancient planet-destroying machine. Hapless teenager Sam Witwicky is caught in the middle of the ensuing conflict as he holds the key to discovering the location of the device. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox.

Mr Bean’s Holiday (2007) ITV2 6:15pm-8:00pm (1 hour 45 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.

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) E4 9:00pm-11:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Wisecracking Detroit detective Axel Foley returns to Los Angeles to investigate the shooting of an old friend, and uncovers a connection with a spate of violent robberies carried out by a criminal who leaves a mysterious calling card. Comedy thriller sequel, with Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox and Brigitte Nielsen.

Fun Fact: In the scene at Billy’s apartment where both Axel and Billy sing the theme to “The Dating Game”, the singing was actually just improvised by Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold.

Highlander (1986) 5USA 9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
A 16th-century Scottish clansman discovers he is one of a race of immortal warriors who can only be killed by beheading, and who are destined to fight to the death until just one survives. Centuries later in modern-day New York, he prepares for a final showdown with his deadliest enemy. Fantasy action adventure, starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown and Roxanne Hart.

Cliffhanger (1993) Syfy 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A retired mountain rescue expert is drawn into a battle of wits with a psychopathic criminal searching for a $100million fortune lost in the Rockies – and puts his life on the line as he negotiates the treacherous mountains in a bid to stay one step ahead of the crook. Action thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Janine Turner and Michael Rooker.

SUNDAY 7th March

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Muppets from Space
(1999) GOLD 9:30am-11:15am (1 hour 45 minutes)
Gonzo hits the road with pal Rizzo in tow and goes in search of his roots – only to make the amazing discovery that his parents belonged to a race of aliens. He then has to choose whether to board a UFO and return to his family, or stay with the friends he knows and loves. Family comedy, with F Murray Abraham, David Arquette, Ray Liotta, Andie MacDowell and Rob Schneider alongside the puppets.

The Living Daylights (1987) ITV London 3:25pm-6:00pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
James Bond crosses the continents to help a KGB agent to defect to the West. While protecting him from an unknown assassin, the super-spy is drawn into the world of arms dealing and a plot to trade millions of pounds’ worth of diamonds for weapons to supply mercenaries around the world. Action adventure, with Timothy Dalton making his debut appearance as 007, alongside Maryam d’Abo, Joe Don Baker and Art Malik.

Porridge (1979) Film4 5:05pm-6:55pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Cellmates Fletcher and Godber are coerced into aiding an escape attempt organised by the sinister Grouty. However, the two jailbirds contrive to break back into prison before their absence is detected by the formidable Mr Mackay. Comedy based on the TV series, starring Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Peter Vaughan, Fulton Mackay and Brian Wilde.

Iron Man (2008) E4 6:30pm-9:00pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
Arms manufacturer Tony Stark is taken hostage by a terrorist group and realises the weapons his company build 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.

RoboCop (1987) Syfy 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A police officer in a future Detroit ravaged by crime is seemingly killed in the line of duty, but is rebuilt as a law-enforcing cyborg by the corporation that has taken over running the force. He begins to remember his human life and seeks to bring his killers to justice – a mission that leads him to turn on his corrupt corporate masters. Sci-fi thriller, starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox and Miguel Ferrer.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you check before reversing and don’t forget to do the shake and vac and put the freshness back.

xoxo

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Discount only applies to current sale items and not everything on the site. Happy saving:)

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Father’s Day is this Sunday! Here’s some more great gifts ideas….

Father's Day Gift Guide
Still stuff for a Father’s Day gift? Fear not, we’ve got tons of goodies and have picked out some staff faves with Movie Buff, Couch Potato & TV addict dads in mind! Why not check out all our gift ideas here or scroll down for more specific ideas….
Gifts for a… MOVIE BUFF

Men’s Top Gun Maverick T-Shirt
£19.99
Boxed Robocup Mug
£12.99
Men’s Scarface Movie Poster T-Shirt
£19.99
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Gifts for a… COUCH POTATO
Camper Van Slippers
£19.99
Unisex Black Batman Logo Onesie
£39.99
Transformers Masks Lounge Pants
Just £16.99
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Gifts for a… TV ADDICT
Men’s Los Pollos Hermanos Breaking Bad T-Shirt
£19.99
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Just £6.99
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New RoboCop Out Today!

Calling all you Sci-Fi movie lovers in the land! Yep as we’re sure you’ve heard, the 1987 cult classic RoboCop has had a full metal-faced remake and is ready for duty as he hits the Detroit streets once again in full cinematic special effects glory today!

So what did we love about the classic? Well aside from some all our action sequences, one of the charms of the RoboCop story is its ability to work on a few different levels. Bare with us…. At the surface it works as a science fiction film, however it also gives us plenty to love as an action thriller, as a social satire flick, and as a poignant human tragedy story.

So what’s the story? The film takes place like all good sci-fi flicks in the future, more precisely in Detroit USA, a city full of gangs and crime. In an attempt to stamp out crime, robots have been put into play with pretty low success. After a hero cop is killed in the line of duty, okay not totally killed then, scientists discover a way to combine him with a robot to create a super-being made of half-man, half-machine that operates with perfect logic except for the shreds of human spontaneity and intuition that may be lurking somewhere in the background of its memory.

Pretty typical stuff right? 🙂

If you like the sounds of this 80s classic combined with some bang up-to-date special effects and crafty camera work, this is the film for you. Take a peep at the trailer for even more robot goodness….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INmtQXUXez8

Loving this re-make or just want to pay homage to the 80s classic? Take a look at our amazing new RoboCop T-Shirts for both the guys and gals from only £16.99!

Ladies Red Robocop Drop It T-Shirt
Ladies Red Robocop Drop It T-Shirt

Men's Black Uphold The Law Robocop T-Shirt
Men's Black Uphold The Law Robocop T-Shirt

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