The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 77!

Montgomery Burns! It’s the Weekend!

So at the back of a bustling busy restaurant amongst stacks of dirty dishes and cutlery let us be your eager to please Kitchen hand, as we hold aloft our scrubbing brush of retro movie awesomeness, let us hose down mounds of crud covered pots with a jettison of cinematic greatness before we stand in awe at a glistening mountain of celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER

Cocoon (1985) Film4  2:50pm-5:05pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
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.

Hook (1991) Watch  3:10pm-6:00pm (2 hours 50 minutes)
Peter Pan, who has finally grown up and is now a married lawyer with a family of his own, is whisked away by Tinkerbell to Neverland, where he must learn to fly again if he is to save his children from the clutches of Captain Hook. Steven Spielberg’s fantasy adventure, with Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) ITV London  3:35pm-6:05pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
The rebel heroes set out to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of alien gangster Jabba the Hutt before preparing for a decisive attack on the evil Empire. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker faces a more personal battle in a final confrontation with Darth Vader that leads him to the inner sanctum of the Emperor himself. Conclusion of the sci-fi saga, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher

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Ladies Black Darth Vader Star Wars Vest Dress from Mighty Fine

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Men's Grey Marl Rebel V Empire All Over Print Star Wars T-Shirt from Chunk

Snatch (2000) Comedy Central  10:00pm-12:00am (2 hours)
An unlicensed boxing promoter and his dim-witted sidekick convince an Irish gypsy battler to step in for their injured fighter, but find themselves drawn into a match-fixing racket. Meanwhile, the loot from a diamond heist goes missing, leading to bloody conflict between Russian gangsters and a Jewish mob. Guy Ritchie’s comedy drama, with Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Mike Reid, Jason Flemyng, Alan Ford and Vinnie Jones

SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER

Space Jam (1996) 5*  4:30pm-6:10pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Aliens arrive on Earth to abduct the Looney Tunes gang as a new attraction at their failing intergalactic theme park. To keep their freedom, Bugs Bunny and friends challenge the invaders to a high-stakes basketball game, calling on Michael Jordan to save the day and send the extraterrestrials back where they came from. Live action and animated comedy, starring Bill Murray and Danny DeVito, with the voices of Billy West and Bill Farmer

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Film4  5:20pm-7:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
An embittered Victorian miser hates the festive season and people in general, but on Christmas Eve, the ghosts of his former business partners the Marley brothers visit him in the night. They warn him three spirits are coming to make him change his ways by showing him visions of the past, the present and what the future may hold. Comedy, with Michael Caine and Steven Mackintosh alongside the puppet characters.

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Men's Grey Marl Old School Waldorf And Statler Muppets T-Shirt

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Crocodile Dundee II (1988) E4  7:45pm-10:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
The rugged Australian adventurer sets out to save his reporter girlfriend from New York drug dealers. Having rescued her from their clutches, he realises they will soon be coming after him – so he decides to even the odds by luring them to the Outback for a final showdown. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Charles S Dutton.

The A-Team (2010) Film4  9:00pm-11:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Four soldiers are sent on a top secret mission in Iraq that results in them being imprisoned for a crime they did not commit. When they learn the culprit is trying to sell equipment for producing fake currency, they break out of prison to find him and the evidence of their innocence. Action adventure based on the 1980s TV series, with Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Quinton `Rampage’ Jackson.

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Men's A-Team Mr T Fancy Dress Costume

Movie clip tiiiiiime! Another classic from Dundee…”you call that a knife??” Legend!

Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember hop, step, shuffle, jump and always enjoy yourselves.

xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 62!

Funkasaurus!! It’s only the Weekend again.

So as small huddle of comic book geeks congregate like cattle around stacks of elongated boxes piled high like mounds of hay, searching for the rarest most valuable chronicle, like a small team of nerdy archaeologists sifting through the dirt to find ancient artifacts.
Let us be your custodial comic book retailer, decked out in brown corduroy trousers and green lantern t-shirt with thick black rimmed glasses and a sarcastic wit to match. As we try to flog to you mega cinematic awesomeness, collections of retro movie magic and never before seen one of a kind nostalgic celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 20th July

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) ITV London 3:10pm-6:00pm (2 hours 50 minutes)
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

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Ladies Harry Potter Gryffindor Team Quidditch T-Shirt

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Men's Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) BBC1 London 6:30pm-8:20pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones goes in search of the legendary Ark of the Covenant, a biblical artefact of devastating power. His quest leads him to Egypt, where the Nazis are plotting to use the Ark’s power to further Hitler’s plans for world domination – aided by Jones’s deceitful French rival. Steven Spielberg’s action adventure, with Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman and John Rhys-Davies

The Fugitive (1993) Watch 9:00pm-11:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
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

Snatch (2000) Comedy Central 10:00pm-12:00am (2 hours )
An unlicensed boxing promoter and his dim-witted sidekick convince an Irish gypsy battler to step in for their injured fighter, but find themselves drawn into a match-fixing racket. Meanwhile, the loot from a diamond heist goes missing, leading to bloody conflict between Russian gangsters and a Jewish mob. Guy Ritchie’s comedy drama, with Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Mike Reid, Jason Flemyng, Alan Ford and Vinnie Jones

SUNDAY 21st July

Mermaids (1990) Channel 5 1:00pm-3:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A religious teenager lives with her unconventional mother, who ups sticks whenever a relationship goes wrong, and a younger sister obsessed with swimming. Luckily, the family’s latest fresh start leads to romance for both mother and daughter. Comedy, starring Cher, Winona Ryder, Bob Hoskins and Christina Ricci. Edited for daytime broadcast

Dragnet (1987) ITV London 2:30pm-4:25pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Chalk-and-cheese Los Angeles cops investigate the nefarious activities of a TV evangelist and a pornographic-magazine baron suspected of operating a criminal cult. Comedy spoof of the 1950s TV series, starring Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan and Dabney Coleman

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) ITV2 5:05pm-7:45pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
The rebel heroes set out to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of alien gangster Jabba the Hutt before preparing for a decisive attack on the evil Empire. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker faces a more personal battle in a final confrontation with Darth Vader that leads him to the inner sanctum of the Emperor himself. Conclusion of the sci-fi saga, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

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Men's Black Star Wars Darth Vader Payphone T-Shirt

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Ladies Star Paws Parody T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Dumb and Dumber (1994) Channel 5 10:00pm-12:15am (2 hours 15 minutes)
Dimwitted Rhode Island limousine driver Lloyd Christmas and his equally vacuous friend Harry Dunne embark on a disaster-fraught cross-country trip to Aspen, where they hope to reunite a briefcase with its female owner. However, the pair are unaware the case contains a $1million ransom they would have been better leaving well alone. Farrelly brothers comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Teri Garr and Mike Starr

Ding Dong! It’s bonus movie clip time. Just in case the weekend needed dumbing down a little something to get you going.
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Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember to hold on tight like an ewok on a speeder bike and always enjoy yourselves