The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 15!

Pythagoras’ Theorem! Is it that time again?

Like a sleuth of bears thrashing and splashing around in rivers looking for salmon, we’re here once again to pluck out the juiciest and plumpest retro cinematic pleasures available to watch this weekend! So, sharpen your claws and lick your lips cos it’s looking like a filling end to the week.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 11th AUGUST

Forrest Gump (1994) Sky Movies Drama & Romance 12:25pm-2:50pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
A simple soul bumbles his way through a series of bizarre adventures, becoming an American football star, Vietnam veteran, table tennis champion and millionaire businessman – but the love of his life continues to elude him. Robert Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise

Boyz N the Hood (1991) Sky Movies Modern Greats 4:00pm-6:00pm (2 hours)
A bright but underachieving teenager with a domineering single father strikes up a friendship with two brothers, and over time, the three young men each follow their own path – but a tragedy eventually leaves them facing a dangerous choice. Oscar-nominated drama, with Cuba Gooding Jr, Laurence Fishburne, Morris Chestnut and Ice Cube

Office Space (1999) Sky Movies Indie 6:45pm-8:20pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
A jaded computer programmer goes to bizarre lengths to get fired from his dull job – but his new laid-back attitude leads to unexpected promotions as his arrogance is taken for supreme self-confidence by unwitting bosses. Satirical comedy, starring Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Ajay Naidu and Gary Cole

Rocky II (1979) ITV4 9:15pm-11:40pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa quits the ring to marry his sweetheart and become a father. However, times prove hard and money is tight, so when Balboa is offered another shot at Apollo Creed’s heavyweight title, the fighter is tempted out of retirement. Drama sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burt Young and Burgess Meredith.

SUNDAY 12th AUGUST

The Karate Kid Part II (1986) Channel 5 3:40pm-5:50pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
High-kicking teenager Daniel accompanies his venerable mentor Mr Miyagi when he returns to the Japanese province of Okinawa to visit his dying father. However, an old rival of Miyagi’s is waiting for them, while Daniel is drawn into a vicious conflict with their enemy’s own karate protege. Martial arts sequel, starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Yuji Okumoto

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The Goonies (1985) Channel 5 5:50pm-7:55pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Seven youngsters uncover an old map and set out on the adventure of a lifetime to save their homes from a land developer by finding a legendary pirate’s hidden treasure. However, they first have to navigate a series of booby-trapped underground caverns and outwit a family of crooks also after the loot. Children’s adventure, starring Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Martha Plimpton and the late Lupe Ontiveros

Airplane! (1980) Sky Movies Modern Greats 8:00pm-9:30pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
The passengers on board an ill-fated airliner become increasingly jittery when the members of the flight crew flounder during a food-poisoning crisis. As ground control personnel struggle heroically to ensure the plane lands safely, a traumatised war veteran is forced to take the controls. Spoof disaster movie, starring Robert Hays, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack and Lloyd Bridges

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Top Gun (1986) Film4 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An arrogant pilot’s maverick flying skills earn him a place in an elite US Navy school, where he comes into conflict with a fellow student and falls for his civilian instructor. A tragedy in the air threatens to end his military career – until an international incident offers him a chance to redeem himself. Aerial action adventure, starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt

The Goonies, Karate Kid Part II and Top Gun all in the same day!! I hereby name Sunday as “Awesome TruffleShuffle Day”, go buy yourself something nice to celebrate, or make a cake! Spread the word, happy “Awesome TruffleShuffle” day everybody!

Don’t end up like this lonesome bear, get some friends round for the movie feast and enjoy it together!

Whatever you get up to this weekend – as my mum always says, be careful and enjoy yourselves! 😉

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Zeus’s beard! Is it the weekend already?! Prepare to be sheltered from boredom like a multi-coloured umbrella protecting you from the rain as we go running and jumping in puddles of retro cinematic glory, clad in our green wellies with the frog eyes on.

Remember – there is always movie gold at the end of our rainbow!

Have a happy retro weekend folks 🙂

SATURDAY 4th AUGUST

The Wizard of Oz (1939) TCM 3:00pm-5:00pm (2 hours)
Youngster Dorothy Gale is whisked over the rainbow by a tornado into the magical land of Oz, where she inadvertently kills a wicked witch – incurring the wrath of another. Setting out to find the wizard who can show her a way home, she is joined on her journey by a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion, who all hope their own wishes will be granted. Musical fantasy, with Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan

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Look Who’s Talking (1989) GOLD 3:20pm-5:15pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Pregnant Molly 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

Rocky (1976) ITV4 9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Philadelphia brawler Rocky Balboa gets a shot at the world heavyweight title when current champion Apollo Creed decides to give an unknown boxer a chance in celebration of America’s bicentennial. Oscar-winning drama, starring Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire, Burt Young and Carl Weathers.

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) Sky1 9:00pm-10:40pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
While investigating the shooting of a colleague, disaster-prone police lieutenant Frank Drebin uncovers a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Los Angeles. However, after he is sacked from the force by the mayor, the cop has to operate beneath the radar to get to the bottom of the conspiracy. Comedy, with Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley and Ricardo Montalban

Hot Rod (2007) E4 9:00pm-10:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Small-town loser Rod dreams of being an Evel Knievel-style daredevil motorcyclist, despite having little, if any talent for it. When his stepfather becomes critically ill, the family needs to raise money for a life-saving heart operation, so Rod decides to rise to the occasion by planning a record-breaking stunt. Comedy, starring Andy Samberg, Ian McShane and Sissy Spacek

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SUNDAY 5th AUGUST

The Karate Kid (1984) Channel 5 4:20pm-6:55pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
A teenager at a new school befriends a pretty girl, but her ex-boyfriend is jealous and attacks him. During one particularly bad fight, a wise old caretaker intervenes and defeats the youngster’s assailants using his martial art skills. He goes on to mentor the boy and teach him karate so he can face his enemies in a tournament. Drama, with Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue

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Look Who’s Talking Too (1990) GOLD 4:15pm-5:50pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
Wisecracking toddler Mikey is joined by mischievous baby sister Julie and sibling rivalry inevitably erupts – while their parents have problems of their own to deal with, in the shape of the kids’ good-for-nothing uncle. Comedy sequel, starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, with the voices of Bruce Willis and Rosanne Barr

The Blues Brothers (1980) Sky Movies Modern Greats 11:45am-2:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Two criminal brothers discover the orphanage where they were raised faces closure unless the nuns who run it can pay their tax bill, so the pair embark on an urgent mission to revive their old blues band to raise the money needed. Comedy, starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, Carrie Fisher, John Candy and John Lee Hooker

X-Men (2000) E4 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
Super-powered outsiders Rogue and Wolverine enlist at a school run by a benevolent psychic professor for mutants, who are shunned by society. However, they agree to unite to take on a superhuman mutant terrorist faction intent on establishing dominance over mankind. Bryan Singer’s sci-fi comic-book adventure, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin and Halle Berry

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Swingers (1996) Sky Movies Indie 5:50pm-7:30pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Struggling actor Mike’s confidence is shattered when his girlfriend breaks up with him. His charismatic friend Trent refuses to let him wallow in self pity, and hurls the lovesick Mike into the Hollywood singles scene in the hope of him acquiring some new female company and getting his self-esteem back. Comedy, starring Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn

So, if I’m not busy hooked on watching Olympic beach volleyball this weekend I am most likely to watch The Karate Kid. My nostalgic school day memory linked with this film would be standing on my desk practicing the crane kick (actually that may have been the other day here at Truffle Towers!) 😉

Wow! New in: Punky Pins, The Beatles, Labyrinth and Retro Sunglasses

This month we have been very, very busy bees! Have a look at what’s new…

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The Beatles
The Fab Four are always a popular choice, and these four new styles are bound to hit the spot with any super-fans! The men’s styles also make a particularly cool fathers day present idea! To see all Beatles product click HERE.

Labyrinth
We couldn’t believe the incredible response to this movie! We always thought it was pretty cool but as it’s such a quirky one, we thought we may be alone in our worship. So, after the resounding success of our current collection we have added these beauties to feed your insatiable appetites for all things Labyrinth! To view the full collection, click HERE.

Sunglasses
And, in eager anticipation of a bit of sunshine, we have added to our sunglasses range. To see them all click HERE.

We also have a load of new products and brands due to launch over the coming weeks. You can looking forward to the Disney Couture Icon and Winnie The Pooh Collections, Glo-Worn, Furby and Guess who tees, Jubilee gifts and clothing, House Of The Gods premium clothing, Harry Potter, Only Fools An Horses and more….
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The weekly retro movie rundown!

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Calling all retro movie aficionados…………

Here at TruffleShuffle, movies are as important to us as they are to you and if, like us, you grew up on staple diet of Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Lost Boys and of course The Goonies to name but a few, our brand new retro movie rundown is sure to appeal.

Yes folks, every Friday – we’ll be giving you the heads up as to what retro treats you can expect to find on your telly box this coming weekend.

So whether you love old school movies like us or are just looking for something to pass the time and need some inspiration, our retro movie run down is just the ticket.

ENJOY and let us know what you end up watching!

FRIDAY 13th APRIL

Rocky II (1979) ITV4 9:00pm
Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa quits the ring to marry his sweetheart and become a father. However, times prove hard and money is tight, so when Balboa is offered another shot at Apollo Creed’s heavyweight title, the fighter is tempted out of retirement. Drama sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burt Young and Burgess Meredith.

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SATURDAY 14th APRIL

Grease (1978) Film4 12:55pm-3:10pm
Rebellious American teenager Danny falls for innocent Australian girl Sandy during the summer holidays, but when he later finds out she is a new student at his school, he risks losing her love by trying to act cool in front of his friends. Romantic musical set in the 1950s, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and Barry Pearl

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Jurrasic Park 5.30pm ITV2
Huge advancements in scientific technology have been able to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, plus his two grandchildren to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go to plan? Especially when one of the parks own workers attempt to steal the dinosaurs embryos, and have to shut down all the electricity in the process.
It’s now a race for survival with everyone located all over the island.

Rocky III 9.00pm ITV4
Philadelphia brawler Rocky Balboa gets a shot at the world heavyweight title when current champion Apollo Creed decides to give an unknown boxer a chance in celebration of America’s bicentennial. Oscar-winning drama, starring Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire, Burt Young and Carl Weathers.

Transformers 9.15pm E4
As sci-fi action blockbusters go, they don’t come much bigger than Transformers. Maybe it’s because of the subject matter: it’s based on a toy line from the 1980s, concerning giant robots from outer space engaged in a civil war that pits the heroic Autobots against the evil Decepticons. They have the ability to disguise themselves as vehicles and other mechanical objects, transforming back into robots when it’s time to stomp each other senseless. As a premise, it’s rather silly. But it’s also very simple, and that’s why it works.

The heroes are truly heroic: the noble and powerful Autobot leader Optimus Prime is one of the most iconic characters of the 1980s, and getting the original voice actor (Peter Cullen) to give him life was a stroke of genius. The villains, meanwhile, are just plain evil: Decepticon leader Megatron (voiced by Hugo Weaving) is motivated by absolute power, and his soldiers are not above a bit of wanton destruction to achieve their goals. Mix in a bit of mysticism in the form of the Allspark, the source of life for all Transformers, and the result is pure cinematic magic.

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Big 6.55pm Film 4
A perfect marriage of novel but incisive writing, acting and direction, Big is the story of a 12-year-old boy who wishes he were older, and wakes up one morning as a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). The script by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg finds some unexpected ways of attacking obvious issues of sex, work, and childhood friendships, and in all of these things the accent is on classy humour and great sensitivity. Hanks is remarkable in the lead, at times hilarious (reacting to caviar just as a 12-year-old would) and at others deeply tender. Fun for all the family!

The A-Team 8.00pm Sky Movies Crime and Thriller
They’re armed, dangerous…and downright crazy. Buckle up for an adrenaline-fuelled, action-packed thrill-ride starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Sharlto Copley. Convicted by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit, a daring team of former special forces soldiers must utilize their unique talents to break out of prison and tackle their toughest mission yet. It’s going to take guts, split-second timing and an arsenal of explosive weapons–this is a job for The A-Team.

SUNDAY 15th APRIL

Toy Story 2 4.00pm Channel 5
John Lasseter and his gang of high-tech creators at Pixar create another entertainment for the ages. Like the handful of other great movie sequels, Toy Story 2 comments on why the first one was so wonderful while finding a fresh angle worthy of a new film. The craze of toy collecting becomes the focus here, as we find out Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) is not only a beloved toy to Andy but also a rare doll from a popular 60s children’s show. When a greedy collector takes Woody, Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) launches a rescue mission with Andy’s other toys. To say more would be a crime because this is one of the most creative and smile-inducing films since, well, Toy Story. Although the toys look the same as in the 1994 feature, Pixar shows how much technology has advanced: the human characters look more human, backgrounds are superior, and two action sequences that book-end the film are dazzling. A hoot for kids and adults alike.

Uncle Buck 4.00pm Sky Living
John Candy has one of his finest opportunities in this film by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club) about a perpetual screw-up (Candy) who gets his act together enough to watch over his brother’s kids effectively. Uncle Buck has a reputation for being unreliable and a bit of a house wrecker. It is therefore with reluctance, his sister-in-law agrees to leave Buck looking after the kids (two harmless youngsters and a rebelious teenager) when she visits her sick father. Cue laughs aplenty with a few persuasively touching, sentimental moments thrown in for good measure.

Crocadile Dundee 1pm Film 4
This 1986 comedy out of Australia is so old-fashioned in its romantic charm that one can’t help but wonder what it would have looked like with Clark Gable and Carole Lombard in the leads. On the other hand, it’s hard to imagine anyone besides Paul Hogan as the title character, a laid-back Aussie tracker who shows an American reporter (Linda Kozlowski) around bush country, then accompanies her to New York City. Sure, Hollywood has done the fish-out-of-water scenario to death in the last 20 years, and while this film has sufficient sport with the gimmick, it is largely driven by the principal characters and their developing love affair. A great, goofy, screwball comedy!

Rocky IV 10.00pm ITV 4
The Italian Stallion steps back into the ring for a Cold War clash against seemingly invincible Russian boxer Ivan Drago – but has to fight the bout in his opponent’s native country. Drama sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Brigitte Nielsen and Burt Young.

Rocky V 12.00am ITV 4
The former champion begins training promising youngster Tommy Gunn – only to see his protege turn against him, forcing him back into a fight that could end in tragedy. Boxing drama sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire and real-life heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison.

Happy watching folks and don’t forget to join us next week for more retro movie magic xoxo

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Sometimes questions get asked that will never truly get answered. Like, who would win in a fight between Rocky Balboa and Chuck Norris? Will Pinky and the Brain ever take over the world? And one of the ultimate questions, who would win intergalactic warfare, Star Trek or Star Wars?

What do you reckon would happen if these two titans met and went head-to-head in space? Well, DMPheonix have brought us a glimpse of what may happen….

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