The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 416

It’s time to get our trainers on, headphones ready and legs stretched as we hit the pavement and run through another jungle of classic retro movies packed with action and adventure! So much to enjoy you’ll struggle to catch your breath!

SATURDAY 20th February

Rugrats Go Wild (2003) Film4 11:00am-12:50pm
A leaky boat leaves the precocious youngsters stranded on a jungle island, but their luck changes when explorers the Wild Thornberrys come to their rescue. However, Thornberry dad Nigel loses his memory, so it falls to his daughter Eliza to save the day. Children’s animated adventure, with the voices of Nancy Cartwright, Bruce Willis, Lacey Chabert, Elizabeth Daily and Tim Curry.

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Congo (1995) Film4 2:30pm-4:35pm
An expedition to find King Solomon’s diamond mines in the jungles of the Congo disappears without a trace. The tycoon behind the mission sends his assistant, a former CIA agent, to find out what became of the explorers – only to discover that the party met a grisly fate at the hands of a horde of vicious apes. Action-adventure based on Michael Crichton’s novel, with Dylan Walsh, Laura Linney, Tim Curry and Grant Heslov.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 414

As we swipe, click and scroll our way into another weekend, we’re faced with another tricky task of just how to spend the day. Do we go all our chill? Do we ramp up some productivity and get ‘it’ done? Or maybe we just let the days flow with our mood? Whatever you choose, our latest line up of movies is here to not only fill any gaps but take some of the decision making stress away as you just kick back and enjoy some classic takes and planet of action. Enjoy

SATURDAY 30th January

Runaway Bride (1999) Channel 5 1:00pm-3:25pm
A disreputable journalist hopes to get his ailing career back on track by writing an article about a commitment-shy woman famed for ditching bridegrooms at the altar – but complications arise when the pair meet on the eve of her latest attempt at marriage. Romantic comedy, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, with Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo and Rita Wilson.

Despicable Me (2010) ITV2 4:20pm-6:15pm
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.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 413

Smashing through the days and week like Sonic on a super-speedy adventure while collecting gold rings, we’re back at another retro movie weekend flag as we catch our breath and work out where the heck how we picked up so many already!

SATURDAY 23rd January

Thunderbirds Are Go! (1966) Film4 2:55pm-4:50pm
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.

Bicentennial Man (1999) Sony Movies 4:30pm-7:05pm
A family purchases a robot servant to perform menial tasks but quickly realises this is no ordinary droid when he begins to develop human emotions and the capacity to think for himself, a quality encouraged by his owner’s children. He asks for his freedom and spends the next 200 years struggling to come to terms with its humanity. Chris Columbus’s sci-fi drama inspired by the books of Isaac Asimov, starring Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz and Oliver Platt.

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Is it really the weekend already? Well… if you say so! Having a good old rummage through our remaining tasty treats, we’re digging out the rest of our Christmas goodies to feast on while we tuck into some of our total movie faves. Let’s see what’s on the menu!

SATURDAY 9th January

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991) ITV4 11:05am-1:00pm
The would-be heavy metal superstars face the Grim Reaper as they try to reclaim their souls from Hell, return to the land of the living and stop their robot doppelgangers from changing history. Along the way, they must also master their instruments, so they can triumph at the Battle of the Bands. Comedy sequel, starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Joss Ackland and George Carlin.

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Flight of the Navigator (1986) Film4 1:20pm-3:20pm
A boy mysteriously disappears in 1978 and is found eight years later, having not aged a day. He escapes being experimented on by government scientists by taking off in a crashed alien spaceship. With the help of the robot pilot, he tries to find out what has happened to him and if he can get back home. Sci-fi adventure, starring Joey Cramer and Veronica Cartwright, with the voice of Paul Reubens.
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With the days seemingly being washed away like the raindrops on a windshield, we’re somehow back again so soon with even more movie goodness for you to get stuck into. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 21st November

Dragonheart (1996) Film4 12:45pm-2:45pm
A knight sets out to slay a dragon, only to find the unhappy creature is the last of its kind. Forging an unlikely alliance, the pair embark on a mission to rid their kingdom of its tyrannical ruler. Fantasy adventure, starring Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite and Julie Christie, with the voice of Sean Connery.

The Next Karate Kid (1994) 5STAR 6:45pm-9:00pm
Wise karate mentor Mr Miyagi meets the orphaned teenage grand-daughter of a soldier who once saved his life. As well as guiding her through the trials of high school and her first romance, he takes her to a Zen monastery to hone her martial arts skills. Adventure sequel, starring Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside and Constance Towers.

Gladiator (2000) 5STAR 9:00pm-12:05am
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, in his last film role.

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The Inbetweeners Movie
(2011) E4 9:00pm-11:00pm
Awkward teenagers Simon, Will, Jay and Neil plan a holiday to the Greek island of Crete after they finish their exams, hoping to experience drink, sex and debauchery beyond their wildest dreams. However, things do not quite work out as planned. A comedy based on the TV series, with Joe Thomas, Simon Bird, James Buckley and Blake Harrison.
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