The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 88

Wizbits’ magic hat! Is it the Weekend!

So in a not too distant post apocalyptic Earth, let us be your marauding horde of flesh hungry zombies, clumsily ploughing through the debris of a broken and deserted city street. As we go moaningily looking with our good eye for retro movie mayhem, well hobble, limp and drag our half an eaten carcass for cinematic awesomeness before cornering and ripping apart the fresh plump flesh of celluloid wonder.

Gave a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 22nd FEBRUARY

A League of Their Own (1992) TCM 3:00pm-5:30pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
An alcoholic former professional player reluctantly agrees to train an all-female baseball team during the Second World War. With star player Dottie Hinson and her sister Kit on board, they look set to dominate the league – until sibling rivalry rears its head. Comedy drama, starring Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Tom Hanks and Madonna

A League of Their Own

Superman II (1980) ITV4 5:20pm-7:55pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
The Man of Steel meets his match in the form of three fugitive villains from his home planet of Krypton. Flying down to Earth, the super-powered trio unleash a reign of terror in a bid to take over the world – but Superman is not there to stop them, having surrendered his powers to lead a normal life with his beloved Lois Lane. Comic-strip adventure sequel, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Terence Stamp and Margot Kidder.

Men's Vintage Blue Distressed Superman Logo DC Comics T-Shirt
Men's Vintage Blue Distressed Superman Logo DC Comics T-Shirt

Ladies Vintage Blue Distressed Superman Logo DC Comics T-Shirt
Ladies Vintage Blue Distressed Superman Logo DC Comics T-Shirt

Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986) Movie Mix 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A computer operator stumbles across an SOS from an English spy trapped in Eastern Europe. While trying to help him contact his superiors, she is plunged into international espionage, and ends up being pursued by KGB assassins and faced with unmasking a mole in British intelligence. Spy comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Pryce, James Belushi, Roscoe Lee Browne and Carol Kane.

Airplane! (1980) E4 9:00pm-10:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The passengers on board an ill-fated airliner become increasingly jittery when the members of the flight crew flounder during a food-poisoning crisis. As ground control personnel struggle heroically to ensure the plane lands safely, a traumatised war veteran must face his fear to take the controls. Spoof disaster movie, starring Robert Hays, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack and Lloyd Bridges.

Airplane!

SUNDAY 23rd FEBRUARY

Freaky Friday (1976) Film4 4:20pm-6:15pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A mother and her rebellious teenage daughter’s simultaneous wishes to trade places results in them magically switching bodies for a day and gaining an unforgettable insight into each others lives. Disney fantasy comedy, with Jodie Foster, Barbara Harris, Patsy Kelly, John Astin, Charlene Tilton and Sorrell Booke

Freaky Friday

Junior (1994) ITV2 5:15pm-7:30pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A fertility expert pioneers a treatment enabling men to become pregnant and carry babies to full term. When the authorities cancel funding for the research, he decides to test it on himself, but gives little thought to how difficult it will be to keep it a secret. The situation is further complicated when he starts to fall for the woman whose child he is carrying. Comedy, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson and Frank Langella.

Junior 1994

Independence Day (1996) Film4 6:15pm-9:00pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
A fleet of huge flying saucers launches a devastating and unprovoked attack on Earth. As survivors try to flee the seemingly unstoppable alien invaders, the courageous US president, an ace pilot and a computer genius come up with a plan to take the fight to the enemy and save the human race. Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi adventure, starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia and Harry Connick Jr

Independence Day

Kalifornia (1993) MGM Channel 8:40pm-10:40pm (2 hours)
A writer and his photographer girlfriend, who are researching a book on serial killers, travel across America with a former convict and his naive teenage girlfriend. They remain unaware that their traveling companion is exactly the kind of mass murderer they have only read about. Thriller, starring Brad Pitt, David Duchovny, Juliette Lewis and Michelle Forbes

Whip Crackalaka! Bonus movie clip time this week a little Airplane!

Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember to get milk and always enjoy yourselves.

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Man of Steel Out This Week!

Guess what guys….the amazing new Superman flick ‘Man of Steel‘ is flying it’s spandex wearing way into your local cinema THIS WEEK!!

It’s been veeeery long awaited and we’ve been craving some more Clark Kent action from the very first time we even know it was going to be made. Ohh what a great day that was….anyway! With so much buzz surrounding this new film with it’s action-packed cinematic adventure including some amazing flight scenes, we just had to share our excitement with you guys and perhaps share a little about what to expect this week.

So what’s it all about?

Clark Kent is a young twenty something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.” – official synopsis.

But what?? No mention of Zod OR Lois!? It’s seems the main focus of this new installment will be his struggle to find our his purpose and reason for being there as well as his origins.

What will it all look like?

It seems the iconic superhero has received a slight make over, donning a much more high-tech looking suit. No more dodgy looking red pants to be seen here guys, it’s now a darker shade of blue and has a more practical looking texture to it…oh yeah it’s also as tight as it can legally be in public. No change there. Just looook!

So when can you see it?

Coming to a cinema near you, this amazing new blockbuster for sure will be hitting the screens THIS FRIDAY (14th June) and is surely not one to be missed.

If you really can’t wait to get some Superman action in your lives…or you want to find the perfect thing to wear to the big viewing, checkout some of our amazing range of official Superman T-Shirts below:

Superman Logo T-Shirt
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Superman T-Shirt
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Whatever you do this weekend, if you have a few spare coins and hours, go check this one out and have a really good time. You can always come back and let us know what you thought with a comment below, we’d love to know.

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10 Things You [Probably] Didn’t Know About…Superman

With the amazing new Superman film Man of Steel coming our way in the not to distant future (well…Friday 14th June to be exact), we thought it would be the perfect time to dig up some cool, interesting and perhaps shocking Superman facts to tickle your superhero taste buds in preparation for the action packed feature film.

Some of these you may already know, some you might not (we didn’t!), but sit back and breath it all in 🙂

1) Superman was originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster waaaay back in 1932 but was rejected many times by many different publishers. When Jerry and Joe originally created Superman he also wasn’t the bright blue and red caped superhero we all love today which may have been a reason.

2) Superman wasn’t actually born ‘Super’. That’s right! All people on his home planet Krypton are essentially powerless as the planet has a red Sun, it’s not until Superman lands on Earth which Sun is yellow which means a Kryptonian’s cells can absorb and convert these new solar rays into incredible power. As young Clark Kent grew older, he grew more powerful as his body was able to store more solar energy and convert it more effectively making him super!

3) The S in the Superman shield logo doesn’t actually stand for Superman. Wowowowhaaat?! The explanation for Superman’s symbol has changed a few times. For decades, the comics simply said it was nothing more than a stylized monogram designed by Clark and his adopted parents, something they whipped up together after deciding on his new alias. HOWEVER….Superman: Birthright, writer Mark Waid revealed that the symbol was not a family crest, as the films had first indicated, but was an ancient Kryptonian symbol that meant “hope.” The name Superman came after the symbol was created.

4) He hasn’t always been able to fly. When Superman first appeared in 1938, the comic said that he was incredibly strong, could withstand anything less than a bursting shell from a tank, and was able to leap 1/8th of a mile. And that was it! His ability to fly first showed up in the radio series and his original cartoons. In the comics, he officially gained the ability to fly in 1941, nearly two years after his first story.

5) Superman was originally a villain. Who was the original bald evil genius bent on world domination?? If you said Lex Luthor then you are horribly, horribly mistaken. It was in fact the earliest draft of Superman. Unfortunately this proved to be incredibly unpopular and so a complete rewrite of the character was done for his more iconic ‘first appearance’ in action comics.

6) Kryptonite isn’t his only weakness. Superman has faced many alien and superhuman enemies whose strength rival his own and whom have been able to injure him through sheer force. Also since he draws his power from a yellow sun, the radiation of a red sun (such as the one Krypton orbited) immediately robs Superman of his power making him…not so super.

7) Clark was named after Hollywood stars. Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel came up with the name of Superman’s alter ego by combining Clark, as in Clark Gable, with Kent, as in Kent Taylor, an actor who was also Siegel’s brother-in-law.

8 ) Superman and Clark Kent actually have different birthdays! Superman’s is on June 10th and Clark Kent’s is on June 18th. We guess it’s like the Queen’s birthdays…kinda.

9) He doesn’t actually need to eat or drink. Superman’s body is like a plant (bare with us), his body processes sunlight and he doesn’t need anything else to survive. The only reason he eats and drinks is to feel more human and connected to humanity. How sweet.

10) Superman’s birth name “Kal-El” resembles words in Hebrew meaning “Vessel of God”. The suffix “el” meaning “God” is found in the names of a few angels such as Gabriel and Ariel.

And that’s a wrap! If all this superhero talk has got you craving some more Superman in your life, don’t forget to check out our eber-growing range of official Superman T-Shirts from only £9.99!

Men's Blue Distressed Superman Logo T-Shirt
Men's Blue Distressed Superman Logo T-Shirt

 Ladies Blue Wash Scoop Neck Superman Logo T-Shirt from Fabric Flavours
Ladies Scoop Neck Superman Logo T-Shirt
Men's Grey Triblend What Happened Last Night? Superman T-Shirt
Men's Grey Triblend What Happened Last Night? Superman T-Shirt

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 20!

Another weekend, another retro movie rundown for you guys to feast on! Come rain or shine, sit back and enjoy our top picks of retro flicks to get you through this weekend.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Syfy 9:10pm-12:00am (2 hours 50 minutes)
Scientist Dr Ian Malcolm reluctantly joins a research team on the island where his employer first designed genetically engineered dinosaurs. Meanwhile, a big-game hunter takes the chance to bag the biggest prize of all – a Tyrannosaurus rex. Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur adventure sequel, starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite and Richard Attenborough. Includes Mini Movie Moment

Predator (1987) Channel 4 10:50pm-12:55am (2 hours 5 minutes)
An elite military team on a top-secret mission in the jungles of Central America encounters a merciless alien hunter, which starts to pick the commandos off one by one and skin its human prey alive. Sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Sonny Landham, Jesse Ventura and Shane Black

Men's Alien Egg T-Shirt
Men's Alien Egg T-Shirt

Superman (1978) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 3:15pm-5:50pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
A fledgling superhero crash-lands on Earth after evacuation from his home planet and is taken in by an elderly couple who raise him as their own. But with adolescence comes a greater understanding of his superhuman powers, leading to his rebirth as a crusader for justice and defender of the American way of life. Comic-strip adventure, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando and the late Phyllis Thaxter

Superman T-Shirt
Men's Vintage Blue Superman And Wonder Woman On A Break T-Shirt

 Men's Superman Caped Costume Hoodie
Men's Superman Caped Costume Hoodie from Poizen Industries

Ghost (1990) Sky1 9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
The spirit of a murdered executive tries to find a way to help his girlfriend bring his killer to justice and enlists the aid of a fraudulent medium – who is amazed and baffled when her psychic abilities turn out to be all too real. Romantic fantasy, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tom Goldwyn and an Oscar-winning Whoopi Goldberg

SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)  Film4 +1 10:00pm-12:05am (2 hours 5 minutes)
Fast-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads for Los Angeles after an old friend is murdered before his eyes. His search for the killers leads him into conflict with a seemingly untouchable drug kingpin, but he also has to contend with the local force, who do not want him taking matters into his own hands. Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, John Ashton and Steven Berkoff

Grease (1978) E4 7:45pm-10:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Rebellious American teenager Danny falls for innocent Australian girl Sandy during the summer holidays, but when he later finds out she is a new student at his school, he risks losing her love by trying to act cool in front of his friends. Romantic musical set in the 1950s, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and Barry Pearl

Ladies Grease Rydell High Cheerleading T-Shirt
Ladies Grease Rydell High Cheerleading T-Shirt

 Ladies Grease Beauty School Dropout T-Shirt
Ladies Grease Beauty School Dropout T-Shirt

Taxi Driver (1976) Sky Movies Modern Greats 10:30pm-12:25am (1 hour 55 minutes)
An isolated, misanthropic New York cab driver becomes increasingly disturbed by the corruption he sees all around him. His desperate attempts to make connections with a political campaigner and a teenage prostitute, whom he feels compelled to save, seem doomed to failure, and he is gradually driven towards a brutal act of violence. Martin Scorsese’s drama, starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd and Harvey Keitel

Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours )
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 the job. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.

Some real retro gems for you guys this week! Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you play nice, don’t run with your shoes undone and eat all your greens!

Bye bye till next time 😉

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