The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 447

Sweet cherry pie! Another action, drama, comedy and nostalgia packed weekend is upon us. We’re SO ready to grab a fork and tuck into all the excitement our top movie picks can bring. Are you ready?

SATURDAY 7th October

Stuart Little (1999) Film4 11:00am-12:45pm
An American couple decides their son needs a brother, and plan to adopt another child – but when they get to the orphanage they are greeted by a charming talking mouse named Stuart, who fits the bill perfectly. However, their jealous cat hatches a plot to get rid of the new arrival. Comedy adventure, starring Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie, with the voice of Michael J Fox.

Stuart Little 2 (2002) Film4 12:45pm-2:20pm
The plucky talking mouse feels left out when the son of his adopted human family makes a new pal – but quickly forgets such trifling matters when his high-flying canary friend is captured by an evil falcon, prompting the brave rodent to mount a daring rescue. Family adventure sequel, with Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie and Jonathan Lipnicki, and the voices of Michael J Fox, Melanie Griffith and James Woods.

Cocoon (1985) Channel 5 12:55pm-3:15pm
The elderly residents of a retirement home treat themselves to an occasional dip in the pool at an abandoned house. It turns out that friendly aliens in human form are using the place to restore dormant members of their species – and energy from their cocoons is giving the old-timers a new lease of life. Ron Howard’s sci-fi drama, with Wilford Brimley, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Don Ameche and Steve Guttenberg.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 425

What is 72 hours long, contains a lot of movies and is about to get wild? A bank holiday weekend of course! We’re starting strong this long weekend with a whole heap of awesome movies hitting the small screen. Are you ready to take them on?

SATURDAY 1st May

Addams Family Values (1993) 5STAR 1:55pm-3:50pm
Spooky couple Gomez and Morticia hire a nanny to look after their new baby son – and stop him from suffering an early death at the hands of his jealous elder siblings. Romance soon blossoms between the new childminder and Uncle Fester, but he does not realise she is planning to kill him once she has got hold of the family fortune. Comedy sequel, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci and Joan Cusack.

Citizen Kane (1941) BBC Two 2:30pm-4:30pm
After the death of an influential newspaper magnate, an inquisitive reporter begins piecing together the details of his life, discovering an epic tale of ambition and conflict – all the while trying to discover the meaning behind the millionaire’s enigmatic last word. Oscar-winning drama, written, directed by and starring Orson Welles. With Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore and William Alland.

Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 3:05pm-5:00pm
An unreliable but good-natured slob is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces while their parents are away – and what starts as a disaster soon changes for the better as the unlikely babysitter gets to grips with the finer points of being a responsible adult. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 391

As we enter the store and hear the little bell ring, we’re back browsing down the shelves that are totally packed with top movies goodness in search for the perfect story. Do we pick a comedy? Or perhaps a little action and adventure?

SATURDAY 15th August

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) Film4 1:55pm-4:05pm
The teenage detective and his future sidekick Watson meet for the first time at boarding school. The death of Holmes’s mentor sets the youngsters on their first case, and they discover that former members of an archaeological survey team have died under suspicious circumstances – pointing to a sinister Egyptian cult using hallucinogenic poisons to kill its victims. Adventure, starring Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox and Sophie Ward.

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) BBC One 4:30pm-5:50pm
Inventor Wallace and his canine sidekick Gromit have set up a pest control service, and are called in to stop rabbits overrunning a garden show. However, the pair are overwhelmed when a destructive giant bunny arrives on the scene, while an interfering aristocrat contrives to make matters worse. Nick Park’s Oscar-winning animated adventure, with the voices of Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 385

Taking all the different ingredients needed, we’re ready to mix everything together to bake up one tasty weekend! A few of these, a little of that, soon we’ll be kicking back and enjoying something comforting like a classic movie from back in the day!

SATURDAY 4th July

You’ve Got Mail (1998) 5STAR 12:15pm-2:45pm
Two rivals in the bookshop business fall in love over the internet, unaware they know and dislike each other in the real world. While things remain frosty in person, the pair’s anonymous online relationship continues to blossom. Romantic comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey and Dabney Coleman.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 384

We’re back again to guide you through another weekend packed with movies greatness! Look to your left and see some epic action-adventure, or gaze to your right for the perfect romantic comedy.

SATURDAY 27th June

Baby’s Day Out (1994) E4+1 9:50am-11:40am
Three bungling kidnappers hatch a plan to pose as society reporters and snatch the baby son of a wealthy couple. However, the infant escapes on to the streets of New York, evading the crooks’ every attempt to recapture him. Comedy, starring Joe Mantegna, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano and Brian Haley.

Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000) Film4 12:45pm-2:20pm
The lucky little tots embark on a trip to a French theme park – but while the rest of the gang are intent on enjoying themselves, Chuckie is distracted by his wish for a new mum. He sets his sights on the owner of the amusement park as a prospective partner for his single dad. Animated adventure, with the voices of Christine Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Daily, Cheryl Chase, Kath Soucie and Susan Sarandon.

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