The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 453

Getting your December weekend all wrapped up with a bow on top, we’re sending a whole heap of movie goodness your way so you can settle in and jump into some action, comedy and maybe a little romance. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 4th December

Cutthroat Island (1995) Film4 12:55pm-3:15pm
A tough female pirate enlists the help of an educated slave in finding the three parts of a map leading to buried treasure. However, one of the pieces is in the hands of her cruel uncle, and she also has to find the loot before her crew mutinies or the British Navy catches up with her. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella and Maury Chaykin.

The Flintstones (1994) ITV 3:20pm-5:00pm
Blue-collar caveman Fred Flintstone is promoted to an executive position at work and unwittingly becomes embroiled in an embezzlement scheme – thanks in no small part to his seductive new assistant. Live-action version of the cartoon comedy, starring John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O’Donnell, Halle Berry and Elizabeth Taylor.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Film4 3:15pm-6:15pm
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.

Transformers merch

Men's Transformers Group Shot Blue T-Shirt

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Wild Wild West (1999) 5STAR 3:50pm-5:55pm
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.

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Despicable Me (2010) ITV2 4:35pm-6:35pm
A criminal mastermind hopes to seal his reputation as the greatest villain of them all by stealing the Moon. First, he needs to get his hands on a shrinking ray owned by a rival evil genius, and adopts three orphan girls to help him – but finds that fatherhood brings out his long-buried caring side. Animated comedy, with the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews.

Minions merchandise

Loungefly Despicable Me Minions Triple Minion Bello Mini Backpack

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Unbreakable (2000) 5STAR 5:55pm-8:00pm
A security guard escapes from the carnage of a train crash miraculously unscathed. He is baffled by what has happened to him – until he is contacted by a frail comic-book dealer, who appears to hold the key to the mystery. Drama from director M Night Shyamalan, with Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, Robin Wright and Spencer Treat Clark.

The Abyss (1989) Film4 6:15pm-9:00pm
An American nuclear submarine is sunk after a collision with a mysterious object, and the US government asks oil workers to help with the rescue. However, when they and a Navy Seal team arrive at the location of the vessel, a series of strange incidents lead to an encounter with aliens living in the depths. James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller, starring Ed Harris, Michael Biehn and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

The Sum of All Fears (2002) Paramount Network 6:40pm-9:00pm
The CIA becomes suspicious of Russia’s nuclear activities, and agent Jack Ryan is ordered to investigate. However, it is not long before the threat of terrorists detonating a nuclear bomb on American soil is on the cards, sparking a race against the clock to avert disaster. Thriller based on Tom Clancy’s novel, starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Liev Schreiber, Bridget Moynahan and Alan Bates.

The Simpsons Movie (2007) E4 7:15pm-9:00pm
Homer unwittingly pollutes Lake Springfield, so the US government decides to isolate the city underneath a giant dome. The Simpsons manage to escape and plan to start a new life in Alaska – but learn Springfield is about to be destroyed, and return to save their friends. With the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith.

The Simpsons Pyjamas

Men's The Simpsons Homer Mohawk Pyjamas

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Mamma Mia! (2008) ITVBe 8:00pm-10:15pm
A former member of a singing trio, now running a hotel on a Greek island, is reunited with her old bandmates for her daughter’s wedding – but is surprised when three of her old flames also show up unexpectedly. The three men have been invited by the bride, who wants to find out which one of them is her father. A musical comedy, with a soundtrack of Abba songs, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard and Amanda Seyfried.

Deadpool 2 (2018) Film4 9:00pm-11:15pm
The wisecracking anti-hero meets Russell, a gifted youngster pursued by a heavily armed cyborg from the future. With the aid of fellow mutant Domino and five less lucky teammates, they attempt to defeat the villainous Cable. An action-comedy, starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison and Zazie Beetz.

Deadpool Merchandise

Marvel Comics Deadpool Lounge Pants from Recovered

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War of the Worlds (2005) Channel 4 10:10pm-12:25am
A divorced father’s rare weekend with his two estranged children descends into horror when alien war machines rise from beneath Earth and begin to systematically destroy every human being in their path – leaving the man with the dangerous task of getting his kids to safety. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi thriller, based on HG Wells’ novel, with Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto and Tim Robbins.

SUNDAY 5th December

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold (1994) ITV4 12:00pm-2:15pm
New York city boy Mitch discovers what appears to be a treasure map hidden in a hat left to him by a dead cowboy. Teaming up with his annoying brother, his best pal and the deceased friend’s twin, Mitch heads for the Arizona Desert in search of a $1million cache of gold. Comedy Western sequel, with Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Jack Palance and Jon Lovitz.

A View to a Kill (1985) ITV 2:50pm-5:30pm
James Bond clashes with a megalomaniac international businessman plotting a global takeover of the computer industry by engineering a devastating earthquake in California’s Silicon Valley – and killing millions in the process. Spy adventure, starring Roger Moore in his final appearance as 007 alongside Christopher Walken, Grace Jones, Tanya Roberts and Patrick Macnee.

James Bond TShirt UK

Ecru For Your Eyes Only James Bond T-Shirt with Back Print

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Bruce Almighty (2003) ITV2 3:10pm-5:10pm
God tires of a down-on-his-luck reporter’s constant complaining, so pass on His powers to give him a taste of ultimate responsibility. The newsman falls in love with his extraordinary abilities – but a never-ending stream of incoming prayers and his ambitious attempt to please everyone soon prove there is more to the job than meets the eye. Comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Channel 4 4:30pm-6:30pm
Sonic, a blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds, is transported to Earth. A decade later, while enjoying life in Montana, his speedy skills create an electromagnetic pulse. Scientific genius Dr Robotnik is hired to investigate and becomes obsessed with capturing the creature for his power. Live-action fantasy adventure based on the video games, starring James Marsden and Jim Carrey, with the voice of Ben Schwartz.

Sonic the Hedgehog Merchandise

Sonic The Hedgehog Stainless Steel Water Bottle

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The Grinch (2018) ITV2 5:10pm-7:15pm
In the magical town of Whoville, a race of human-like creatures called Whos are thrilled about celebrating Christmas. However, a cantankerous, furry green loner named the Grinch, who lives in a cave north of Whoville, hatches a dastardly scheme to ruin the festive season. Animated Dr Seuss adaptation, with the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Pharrell Williams and Rashida Jones.

Grinch Gifts

The Grinch Stainless Steel Water Bottle

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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) E4 5:50pm-9:00pm
The shape-changing robots are driven into hiding when the human race turns against them. When rediscovered by a kindly inventor and his daughter, they come out of exile to save the world, battling a new breed of human-created Transformers. These deadly new machines were created to hunt them down, but are now growing independent and intend to make use of technology from the Transformers’ home planet in a plot that could threaten all life on Earth. The fourth film in the sci-fi adventure series, starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer.

Transformers Pyjamas

Men's Transformers Pyjamas

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Hulk (2003) ITV4 7:35pm-10:15pm
Scientist Dr Bruce Banner turns into the rampaging green Hulk after exposure to a huge dose of gamma radiation, prompting the military to embark on a no-holds-barred mission to destroy the monster. Meanwhile, Banner’s unstable father resurfaces, holding the secret to his transformation. Comic-book adventure from director Ang Lee, starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte.

Hulk Gifts

Marvel Comics Incredible Hulk Costume T-Shirt for Dogs from For Fan Pets

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) E4 9:00pm-11:05pm
Years before he joins the superhero team, mutant Logan is a member of a top-secret military unit but quits because he cannot justify his squad’s brutal methods. However, when the woman he loves is murdered by his psychotic brother, Logan returns to his old enemies for help in seeking revenge – and is offered the chance to become indestructible. Superhero adventure prequel, starring Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber.

The Fifth Element (1997) 5STAR 9:00pm-11:35pm
In the 23rd century, the world faces destruction from a seemingly unstoppable force of pure evil. Meanwhile, a New York cab driver encounters a mysterious woman destined to save the Earth from its fate and has to protect her from a scheming arms dealer and a horde of alien mercenaries. Luc Besson’s sci-fi adventure, starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman.

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Whatever you’re up to this weekend, a top tip is to learn at least one awesome cocktail and nail it. Will see you through a lot of times!

Turn up the nostalgia with Sega’s best soundtracks on Spotify

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Need a distraction from the stresses of your working week? Want to take a trip back to a simpler times? Well, Sega has made #throwbackthursday…. everyday!! Sega have added the official soundtracks to some of your childhood favourites to its official Spotify channel. You heard it!
Sonic the Hedgehog - Green Hill Zone Act 1
It’s now released nearly 20 classic soundtracks from the ’80s and ’90s onto streaming site Spotify, including OutRun, Virtua Fighter, Super Hang-On, Alex Kidd as well as Sonic the Hedgehog. This playlist hasn’t just filled our office with chiptune joy, it has created a fun guessing game for the secret Sega fans in our office. Could you recognize the music from Sonic’s Green Hill Zone? Or recognize the soundtrack to Alex Kidd swimming? We can now… Give it a try, you may surprise yourself!!
Alex Kidd Swimming Level
There are loads of albums to choose from and all are begging your inner child to give them a listen.

21 Things Every Retro Gamer Needs In Their Life…

Atari, Nintendo, SEGA, PlayStation….big or small we love them all! Growing up, like many of the kids we knew we were totally in love with the latest video games.
Nothing was more exciting that button bashing Street Fighter, helping Mario save the Princess (or die trying at least), or perhaps even being chased around the screen by Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.

It wasn’t all about the latest graphics, the best in game physics, HUD, or even having the biggest free world to roam around in. Retro gaming was purely about raw fun which is what many of the classic gave us by the bucket load.

If like us, you’re heart belongs to some of the classic titles and characters from your childhood, not only do we want to virtually hi-five you, but we also think we’ve just some pretty cool goodies you’d just got to snap up.

To show you just what we’re talking about, we’ve popped together a list of our top Things Every Retro Gamer Needs In Their Life. Enjoy!

1. Men’s Blue Nintendo Mega Man Costume Hoodie
If fighting off evil robots with your trusty Mega Buster was your kind of fun, our awesome Mega Man Hoodie will be right up your street.
2. Men’s Black Nintendo Bowser Kanji T-Shirt
Ahh we hated this guy so much growing up! He was so tricky! Show some love for the ultimate baddy from the ultimate gamer series with this awesome Bower Tee.
3. PlayStation Set of 3 Pairs Of Socks
We can still remember getting out first PlayStation like is was yesterday! Why not re-live just a touch of that joy by getting your hands (or feet!) on these funky PlatStation socks!
4. USB Powered Colour Changing PAC-MAN Lamp.
Whether they were chasing after you or running away, Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde always added a bit of colour to proceedings. Add some of your very own with our fab new light!
5. Men’s Charcoal Marl Super Mario Brothers Nintendo T-Shirt
Can’t decide on your favourite Mario character? Why not rock them all with this seriously cool Nintendo T-Shirt.
6. Pac-Man Belt
The ultimate in retro accessories for any gamer! Watch Pac-Man much up the ghosts every day with our fab belt!
7. Men’s White Classically Trained T-Shirt
Fancy new technology? 3D graphics? More gigabytes than Quagmire? Times change but real gamers started with the classics.
8. Ladies Sonic and Tails Title Screen Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt
If you’re more of a SEGA kind of gamer, they don’t come much cooler than Sonic and Tails!
9. Sonic The Hedgehog Set of 3 Pairs Of Socks
Don’t stumble like Tails, strut like Sonic! With these Sonic the Hedgehog socks you’ll definitely be the head of the gang.
10. Mega Drive Console Notebook
Take notes or store your cheat codes in style with this funky Mega Drive notebook!
11. Men’s Black Classic Space Invaders Game T-Shirt
Show some love for one of the daddies or retro gaming with our alien busting Space Invaders T-Shirt!
12. Nintendo Gamer Controller Backpack
The classic NES controller is a real design classic and such a gaming icon. Show some love and keep this legend alive with our funky backpacks!
13. Tetris Light
Every time we see this we can still hear that classic music! Create your very own lights with this awesome Tetris set!
14. Nintendo Super Mario Brothers Multi-Colour Fleece Blanket
Snuggle up with Mario and his bro Luigi and add some extra retro cool to your home in one swoop with this awesome blanket.
15. Framed Nintendo Mario Face Mirror
Mama Mia! Boy, do we have a treat for you! If you’re a fan of the (incredibly) Super Mario Brothers, then this awesome, but subtle nod of appreciation is the best way to show some love for the mighty duo!
16. Retro Gamer Ghosts Backpack
Add a splash of colour and gamer cool to any outfit with this snazzy Pac-Man backpack!
17. EXCLUSIVE Unisex All Over Print Sonic The Hedgehog T-Shirt
Love Sonic? Get ‘all over’ this exclusive tee! Featuring Sonic, Tails, Doctor Eggman (Robotnik), and Knuckles, this is a great find for any fan.
18. Tetris Notebook
Sometimes the simplest of games are the very best. Tetris pretty much champions this idea which is why is is possible one of the most iconic games ever. Swap your gameboy for this funky notepad and make a splash at school, in the office or just with friends.
19. PlayStation Shaped Bi-Fold Wallet
Get the world’s top selling console in the very pocked with our amazing PlayStation wallet! Great way to store your credits.
20. Street Fighter LED Torch With Sound Keychain
This awesome keychain features the popular Street Fighter character Ryu. Press his chest and a super bright LED light will be activated whilst he shouts Hadoken! at the same time. Too much cool!
21. Men’s White Paper Scissors Stone Alex Kidd Sega T-Shirt
Celebrate the nail-biting end to each level of the cult classic, Alex Kidd with this funky Tee!
Pheeew! So there you have them folks! Hopefully we’ve sent your on a weird and wonderful trip back down retro gaming memory lane.

Don’t forget to check out all of these classic goodies and so much more in our full range of gamer merchandise at TruffleShuffle.com.

So what are your biggest retro video game memories? Let us know by popping a comment below.

Thanks!

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New Lines added to the TruffleShuffle Sale!

We sure are the website that just keeps on giving! Not only do we bring you awesome retro t-shirts, quick delivery and great customer service – but we also make sure we have a sale full of exciting products at all times!

After recently adding some retro treats, we just HAD to share some of our favourite items in the TruffleShuffle sale.

Our top men’s t-shirts and retro accessories are summed up below – but to see the full range, just visit the TruffleShuffle sale section of the website!

Men’s Black Transformers Fall of Cyberton Optimus Prime T-shirt now only £14.99!

Men’s Green DC Comics Green Lantern Fist t-shirt – now only £14.99!

Men’s Blue Marl Don’t Cross the streams Ghostbusters Sweater – now only £24.99!

Men’s AC/DC 74 Jailbreak Charcoal sweater from Amplified – now only £39.99!

Black and White Redford Shoulder bag – now only £14.99!

Retro cream and blue Cassette I-Phone 4 case – now only £15.99!

Now for the ladies section! If, like me – you love a bargain then these little treats will be right up your street. With Christmas fast approaching (scary huh?), hopefully you’ll find some presents while you’re shopping for yourself! With our extended returns policy – Christmas gifts shopping couldn’t be easier for the well prepared among us!

Ladies Blue Smurf Live for Weekends Boyfriend t-shirt – now only £22.99

Ladies Green Kermit face Muppets t-thirt – now only £22.99!

Ladies Lilac Jungle Book t-shirt – now only £19.99!

Ladies Oversized cropped Minnie Mouse Floral t-shirt – now only £17.99!

Orange Patent Betty Boop Clutch Bag with charms – now only £19.99!

Multicoloured Sonic The Hedgehog Hinge Wallet – now only £14.99!

Have you bought something from our awesome sale yet? Don’t forget to review your products for a chance to win a massive £50 to spend on the site! xoxo

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