The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 345

Chooo chooooo! Steaming its way down the rails, another retro movie weekend is here and looking oh so good!

Packed with classic tales, iconic characters and a whole heap of top talent, we’re back with another look at an extra long weekends top movies. Plenty to be getting stuck into this bank holiday!

SATURDAY 24th August

Baby’s Day Out (1994) Film4 12:35pm-2:35pm
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.

Babe: Pig in the City (1998) 5STAR 1:00pm-2:50pm
The pig and his farmyard pals take a trip to the big city, where their curiosity and love of adventure lands them in trouble, leaving the courageous Babe to find a way to save his chums from danger. Family comedy sequel, starring Magda Szubanski, Mickey Rooney and James Cromwell, and featuring the voice of Elizabeth Daily as Babe.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 334

What is this? A whole new list of films for us to dive on into and feat upon? Yes please! Tune in and get ready for helpings of action, romance, comedy and plenty of drama! Enjoy!

SATURDAY 1st June

Short Circuit (1986) Film4 12:35pm-2:50pm
A military robot is struck by lightning and develops a mind of its own, embarking on a series of misadventures. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Steve Guttenberg and Ally Sheedy.

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) 5STAR 1:00pm-2:50pm
Two dim-witted teenagers with dreams of rock stardom meet a time traveller, who sends them on a series of adventures in the past. Comedy, starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter.

The Flintstones (1994) ITV2 3:30pm-5:20pm
Blue-collar caveman Fred Flintstone is promoted to manager and gets embroiled in an embezzlement plot. Live-action version of the cartoon comedy, with John Goodman and Rick Moranis.

The BFG (2016) BBC1 5:20pm-7:10pm
An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant, who takes her off to a magical land. Fantasy adventure, starring Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill and Penelope Wilton.

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The Simpsons Movie (2007) Film4 7:15pm-9:00pm
Springfield faces destruction after pollution caused by Homer provokes the wrath of the US government. Animated comedy, with the voices of Dan Castellaneta and Nancy Cartwright.

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Pulp Fiction (1994) Sony Movie Channel 9:00pm-12:05am
A series of interlinked stories about the Los Angeles underworld. Quentin Tarantino’s crime drama, starring John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman and Bruce Willis.

Tango & Cash (1989) 5Spike 9:00pm-11:05pm
Two rival LA detectives are framed for murder, but have to join forces to break out of prison and prove their innocence. Action adventure, with Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.

Crimson Tide (1995) ITV4 10:00pm-12:20am
A veteran US submarine captain clashes with his first officer over whether to launch their nuclear weapons. Thriller, with Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington and Viggo Mortensen.

SUNDAY 2nd June

First Knight (1995) Sony Movie Channel 11:15am-2:00pm
A wandering swordsman is made a knight at King Arthur’s court, where he falls in love with the monarch’s queen. Adventure, starring Richard Gere, Sean Connery and Julia Ormond.

Licence to Kill (1989) ITV 2:35pm-3:10pm
James Bond plans revenge on a ruthless drug baron who maimed his friend, but is forced to act without the support of MI6. Spy thriller, starring Timothy Dalton and Robert Davi.

Doctor Dolittle (1998) Film4 12:55pm-2:45pm
The home and surgery of a doctor who can talk to animals is overrun with wildlife, causing his colleagues to fear he has lost his mind. Comedy, with Eddie Murphy and Ossie Davis.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) ITV 4:05pm-7:00pm
The wizard returns for a second term at Hogwarts, where a strange serpentine power is attacking students. Fantasy adventure sequel, with Daniel Radcliffe and Kenneth Branagh.

Harry Potter Merchandise

Harry Potter Merchandise

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) Channel 5 7:00pm-10:00pm
An outlawed English nobleman recruits a group of bandits to fight for justice and protect the downtrodden. Action adventure, with Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman and Morgan Freeman.

Fly Away Home (1996) Sony Movie Channel 6:50pm-9:00pm
A girl and her father build a light aircraft to help the goslings she raised from eggs found in an abandoned nest to fly south. Family adventure, with Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin.

Crocodile Dundee II (1988) E4 6:50pm-9:00pm
The Australian adventurer lures the drug dealers who kidnapped his girlfriend to the Outback for a showdown. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 333

Tickly my belly and slap my thigh… it’s another retro movie weekend! With a whole head of fun and adventure to be had out there, we thought we would make sure you’re using your time at home to the absolute max with a look at some of our top picks beamign their way into your home. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 25th May

Titanic (1997) E4 1:00pm-4:45pm
A society girl falls in love with a penniless artist during the liner’s ill-fated voyage. James Cameron’s Oscar-winning romantic drama, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Short Circuit (1986) Film4 2:55pm-4:55pm
A military robot is struck by lightning and develops a mind of its own, embarking on a series of misadventures. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Steve Guttenberg and Ally Sheedy.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 312

Shining brighter than a headlight on a dark night, another retro movie rundown is here and is fully geared up to see you through another weekend in not only style but a whole heap to fun and lashings of nostalgia! Sit back, relax and enjoy some of our top retro picks hitting the small screen this weekend…. live!

SATURDAY 1st December

Thunderbirds Are Go! (1966) Film4 1:00pm-2:55pm
International Rescue is called in to save the first manned space mission to Mars from sinister hijacker The Hood, and ensure a second attempt goes to plan. Puppet adventure based on Gerry Anderson’s TV series, featuring the voices of Shane Rimmer, Ray Barrett, Alexander Davion, Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson and Cliff Richard, voicing a puppet version of himself.

Batteries Not Included (1987) Sony Movie Channel 4:30pm-6:45pm
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.

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Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
(2005) ITV 5:05pm-7:30pm
Troubled Anakin Skywalker finds himself seduced by the dark side of the Force and is tempted into betraying his fellow Jedi Knights as conflict erupts across countless planets and the forces of evil prepare to seize control of the galaxy. The final instalment of the sci-fi prequel trilogy, with Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Samuel L Jackson, Ian McDiarmid and Christopher Lee.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 300!

*Checks watch* “Wait, what? *checks watch again* “It’s time for another retro movie rundown already?!”
You betcha! Coming packed with more retro movie goodness that will ease you through another weekend in style, we’ve picked out some of our favourite classic flicks hitting the small screen. Sit back, relax and reminisce!

SATURDAY 8th September

Beethoven’s 2nd (1993) Sony Movie Channel 12:40pm-2:30pm
The slobbering St Bernard is now grown up and in love with his beautiful sweetheart Missy. Together they bring a litter of puppies into the world – but have to go on the defensive when Missy’s owner, the evil Regina, sets out to steal them for herself. Comedy sequel, starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Chris Penn, Nicholle Tom and Christopher Castle.

Wild Wild West (1999) 5STAR 3:45pm-5:50pm
A government agent teams up with a gadget-mad master of disguise to investigate the disappearance of several scientists. Their search leads them to an evil genius who is plotting to kill the US president with some bizarre inventions of his own. Sci-fi Western comedy, starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek and Ted Levine.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) 5STAR 5:50pm-7:35pm
An eccentric but brilliant former cop sets himself up to champion the underdog – as a private eye specialising in locating missing animals. The zany detective is called in to find a kidnapped dolphin – the mascot of an American football team – and uncovers a plot involving high-level police corruption. Comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc and Noble Willingham.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
(2001) ITV 5:50pm-8:30pm
An orphaned boy endures a miserable childhood until he discovers he has magical powers and enrols at a special school for young wizards. However, his suspicions are aroused by a sinister teacher who seems to be up to no good. Fantasy adventure, adapted from the first of JK Rowling’s books, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman and Richard Harris.

Harry Potter Merchandise

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Outbreak
(1995) 5STAR 7:35pm-10:00pm
An expert in infectious diseases races against time to find a cure for a rapidly fatal airborne virus which is wiping out the population of a small town and is threatening to turn into a pandemic. However, his task is hampered by senior military men, who are bent on burning down the town and incinerating the virus with it, regardless of any casualties. Thriller, with Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and Donald Sutherland.

The Fugitive (1993) ITV4 9:00pm-11:45pm
A doctor is convicted of his wife’s murder and forced to go on the run to prove his innocence – but his efforts to find the mysterious one-armed man he believes is the real killer are hampered by a tenacious US marshal. Thriller, starring Harrison Ford, an Oscar-winning Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore and Joe Pantoliano.

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Gladiator
(2000) 10:30pm-1:20am
Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius is a casualty of a power struggle between the corrupt Emperor Commodus and the Senate. Ordered to be put to death along with his family, he escapes his would-be killers but is sold into slavery as a gladiator – and uses his fame in the arena to fight against the tyrant. Oscar-winning period epic, with Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Derek Jacobi and Oliver Reed.

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Jackie Brown
(1997) Sony Movie Channel 11:45pm-2:55am
An air hostess is arrested for smuggling drugs and money into the US for a local arms dealer. Realising her life may be in danger she leaves jail with a plan to stay one step ahead by playing the criminal and the police off against each other. Quentin Tarantino’s crime drama, based on the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard, starring Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Samuel L Jackson, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton and Michael Bowen.

SUNDAY 9th September

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) ITV4 11:05am-1:00pm
Two dim-witted teenagers with dreams of rock stardom seem doomed to fail a school history project, unaware of the future of the human race depends on their success. A time traveller is given the job of making sure they pass the test by sending them on a series of adventures in the past. Comedy, starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin.

Ghostbusters II (1989) Sony Movie Channel 2:40pm-4:50pm
The eccentric spectre-hunters reunite to save New York from a massive river of slime generated by the citizens’ negativity and nasty thoughts. Meanwhile, the spirit of a 16th-century tyrant tries to return to the land of the living by possessing the body of a toddler. Sequel to the supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson.

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Charlie’s Angels (2000) Sony Movie Channel 4:50pm-6:55pm
Three private investigators are recruited to rescue a computer genius from the clutches of a rival. They discover there is more at stake than they thought, as the captive genius has created a dangerous piece of software that must not fall into the wrong hands. Action adventure, based on the TV series, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) BBC2 6:00pm-8:00pm
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.

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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) ITV4 9:00pm-11:05pm
Incarcerated Special Forces veteran John Rambo is offered the chance for freedom by former commander Colonel Trautman if he takes up the offer to return to the jungles of Vietnam on a life-or-death mission to rescue American PoWs. During the course of the operation, he develops strong feelings for his guide, a female freedom fighter – but tragedy strikes, leaving him more determined than ever to exact a bloody and explosive revenge. Action adventure sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Julia Nickson-Soul, Steven Berkoff, George Kee Cheung, Andy Wood and Martin Kove.

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