The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 423

Bang the hammer and raise your sign! We’re totally sold on another amazing collection of classic movies heading our way this weekend. A little bit of drama, a dash of comedy and spoonfuls of action, take a seat and enjoy some of our top picks heading your way!

SATURDAY 17th April

Batteries Not Included (1987) 5STAR 10:25am-12:35pm
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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Thunderbirds Are Go!
(1966) Film4 12:35pm-2:25pm
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.

Stand By Me (1986) 5STAR 12:35pm-2:20pm
Four 12-year-old best friends embark on a life-changing adventure in the Oregon wilderness in search of a missing teenager’s body, unaware of the trials and triumphs that await them. Rob Reiner’s 1950s-set coming-of-age drama, based on a novella by Stephen King, starring River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Jerry O’Connell, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland and Richard Dreyfuss.

A Knight’s Tale (2001) Channel 5 3:05pm-5:45pm
A poverty-stricken squire spies an opportunity to make his dreams come true when his employer dies. He takes his place as a knight, launching himself on the road to riches by competing in jousting tournaments, but his ruse is jeopardised by a dastardly nobleman. Comedy adventure, starring Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Mark Addy, Shannyn Sossamon and Rufus Sewell.
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Our Top Gifts They’ll Love This Valentines Day

Not long to go to find that PERFECT gift for your loved (or to be loved) companion!
Well fear not! Here is a handy run down of some selected top notch gifts for the super special him or her in your life. These are guaranteed winners we assure you.

Don’t forget! You can get FREE Next Day UK Delivery using code SPEEDYLOVE this weekend only on orders £30+. Enjoy!

Valentine’s Gifts For Him

If your chap makes your heart go POW POW POW, why not super-ise him with this edgy Batman Graffiti Tee (Shhh it’s only £9.99 too – you can’t put a price on love, ahem…)

If your guy keeps his pecs in tip top condition and the gym is his go to hangout on a Friday night, our best-selling Mr Protein Shake Mug is THE gift we just know he’ll love!

Re-claim the power and appeal to the 80’s child with this magnificently nostalgic He-Man T-Shirt.

Valentine’s Gifts For Her
For all those pampered princesses or gals with attitude, this intense Harley Quinn Daddy’s Lil Monster Tee (Designed to look just like the one worn by Margot Robbie in the Suicide Squad Movie) is a natural winner!

Why not warm her heart with this Ello, Come Inside For A Cup Of Tea Mug exclusively available at yours truly – TruffleShuffle.com! A must have for any Labyrinth fan.

Give your perfect pal the gift of dreamy loveliness with this scrumptious Care Bears Vintage Tee and wait for the big snuggly bear hugs to follow.

Whatever your big day brings, we all hope you have a fantastic day with your special someone or besties!

Suicide Squad: The Movie Review

Critics haven’t been kind to Suicide Squad, but I’ve been looking forward to this film for so long that I wasn’t about to let them dampen my spirits. As a lifelong fan of comics I’ve always had a soft spot for a well crafted super villain and this is a film that’s bursting with them!

picture by Warner Bros

At the centre of the story is Amanda Waller, a ruthless government official who has spent years tracking down and imprisoning the worst criminal offenders the DC universe has to offer, with the goal to create a “suicide squad”, a crack team of super-powered soldiers that can be dispatched to combat any new terror attacks, after the events of Man of Steel and Batman Vs Superman.

picture by Warner Bros

The squad comprises of lesser known villains from DC’s roster, especially characters that have rumbled with the likes of Batman and The Flash over the years, and although you may not be familiar with all the characters, it doesn’t make them any less compelling. The standout performance belongs to actress Margot Robbie as the scene-stealing Harley Quinn, and despite having no real super powers of her own she kicks ass like the best of them, with her unhinged sense of humour providing a much needed dose of fun. The same sadly can’t be said for Jared Leto, who plays Harley’s love interest (and easily DC’s most recognisable supervillain), The Joker. Neither sinister nor funny, it’s a relief that Leto’s gurning version of the Clown Prince has only a minor role in the film as a whole, and it’s timely a reminder of what a hard act Heath Ledger must be to follow…

picture by Warner Bros

The other squad members were a mix of fun and fails: Will Smith as the gunslinging hitman Deadshot was perfect blockbuster stuff, dropping one-liners like a pro but also serving as the emotional core of the film, as the squad occasionally struggle with what it means to be a bad guy. Jai Courtney’s beer-swilling thug Captain Boomerang will probably make a few Aussie eyes roll, but Courtney was a hoot all the same. The other team members are a mixed bag and the film struggles to portion out screen time well, with characters like Katana barely registering amid the whirlwind of action and punchlines. Cara Delevingne as the mysterious Enchantress is probably the biggest misfire on show; the character seems awkwardly one dimensional, and throughout the whole film I just couldn’t shake off the image of a supermodel that’s a bit of a party animal, and who’s probably a load of fun to have a few drinks with!

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The film gets off to a great start by introducing all the characters in a punchy, fast-paced montage reminiscent of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, and there’s bags of personality to make it feel fresh and different. However, the second half of the film falls back into the well-trodden superhero territory of recent years, with the tone switching gears to Christopher Nolan-style grimness and not a lot of laughs, a nonsense doomsday plot and murky action sequences where it’s hard to see what’s actually going on; top it off with a bit of a dud ‘final boss’ and I was left not really sure what to make of it.

After seeing the film’s trailer, with all its crazy posturing, violent visuals and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, I was expecting something much more fun. Suicide Squad has drawn a lot of comparisons to recent comic book movies like Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy, and while those films prove that you can blend kick-ass action with handfuls of belly laughs, Suicide Squad ultimately fell a little short.

Final Score 7/10

If you want to indulge in Suicide Squad even further then have a browse through our awesome Suicide Squad clothing and gifts which includes the amazing Daddy’s Lil Monster top that Harley rocks throughout the whole film and many more!

So have you seen it yet? What did you think? Let us know by leaving a comment below of getting in touch via social media.
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Suicide Squad TShirts Have Just SMASHED Their Way Onto TruffleShuffle.com!

Calling all you superher… no wait….superVILLAIN fans! Possibly THEEEE most hugely anticipated films to hit the big screens in recent years, the upcoming epic Suicide Squad is promising to be one of the most action-packed and all out crazy (pretty much literally) films for as long as we dare remember and it’s really not hard to see why! Take a peep…

Packed with some of the most cunning and dastardly villains which seem to be popping straight out of the comic books at an alarming rate, Suicide Squad will see Harley Quinn, The Joker, Enchantress, Deadshot, El Diablo, Rick Flag, Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc, Katana, and begin working for the government, using their specialist skills as ‘Task Force X’ in exchange for some leniency in their lengthy prison sentences.

Here to cause havoc and sure to have the site a buzz with eager fans, why not flaunt your inner demons with our seriously cool new Suicide Squad TShirts from just £11.99!

Daddy’s Lil Monster Suicide Squad Varsity T-Shirt

As seen on Margot Robbie who plays Harley Quinn in the hotly anticipated movie Suicide Squad, this is going to be THE tee to be seen in this Summer! Featuring the slogan Daddy’s Lil Monster, the varsity style top is super flattering and a must have for any mischievous ladies!

Suicide Squad Logo T-Shirt

This awesome tee features the logo for one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year. Hot off the press, this is a must have for any DC Comics fan for sure!

Suicide Squad Poster T-Shirt

Featuring this amazing movie poster design, this awesome skulls style tee pays homage to the whole gang and is sure to put a smiiiile on fellow fans faces.

Suicide Squad Exploding Bomb Ringer T-Shirt

This tee is the bomb! Literally! Sporting the classic Suicide Squad logo complete with a classic bomb symbol, this design pretty much sums up the movie….explosive!

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Movie Trailers: 4th to 11th April 2016

As you may have guessed here at TruffleTowers, we like our Movies! Okay maybe just a touch more than ‘like’.

To help feed our passion for the big screen and keep you bang up to date with the latest goings on in the movie world, I will be trying to give you a regular rundown of trailers have have been released that tickle our interest and might just tickle yours too.

So! Check out some of the latest sneak peaks that have just hit the internet….

BFG

Truffle Thoughts: We are incredibly excited for the remake of the classic by Roald Dahl, Directed by Steven Spielberg and Produced by Disney!!! Pretty much a dream team for film greatness or what? Also….is the BFG Bristolian?
A few of us are getting into the retro already with our fab range of BFG Merchandise.

IMDB [Click Here]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Truffle Thoughts: This trailer is showing us that a little rebellion is in the air and we may just be forced to watch this on release day (#sorrynotsorry). Until then we have our classic Star Wars Tees and accessories to keep us entertained!

IMDB [Click Here]

Suicide Squad

Truffle Thoughts: This film definitely looks like it won’t be child friendly, however it is beginning to look like DC have a winner on their hands with some amazing action and all out winner cast. It is Harley a Quinn-cidence that we are excited! (too far?)

IMDB [Click Here]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Truffle Thoughts: We aren’t sure if we can wait until November for this magical adventure! This trailer has started to expand on what we can expect, it may not be set at Hogwarts but we think we wouldn’t wand to miss it.

IMDB [Click Here]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows

Truffle Thoughts: This trailer apart from making us hungry has us oozing with memories of our childhoods watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the floor in front of the telly. So glad to see these dudes are still rocking it and keeping kids and big kids everywhere in on their adventures.

IMDB [Click Here]

So there you have them folks! What are you most excited to see out of these choice few? OR perhaps there is something we missed? Let us know by leaving a comment below. ALSO! Don’t forget to get ahead of the trend and snap up some of our official Movie merchandise including many items from these very licences! See you there….

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