The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 43!

Mrs Pillsbury’s doughboy! Behold, weekend joy for all!

So like the ever hairy, very scary, bug eyed, big toothed monster lurking in the shadows beneath your bed, waiting for you to drift off just so it can mess with your bed linens. Let us be your always vigilant, brave and bold monster seeker, armed with the torch of mega movie greatness, we will pull back the sheets of awesome cinematic joy and search through the closet of infinite celluloid wonder. So you can rest your little head.Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 2nd MARCH

Field of Dreams (1989) Sky Movies Modern Greats 3:45pm-5:35pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A farmer hears a mysterious voice inspiring him to mark out a baseball pitch in a cornfield – which, to his surprise, is visited by the ghost of the star player of the 1919 Chicago White Sox team, whose career was cut short by scandal. It later dawns on him the pitch has a greater purpose – to give people who have sacrificed important parts of their lives a second chance. Fantasy, starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster and James Earl Jones.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Film4 5:05pm-6:55pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A professor invents a ray with the power to reduce objects in size. Unfortunately, his kids and their meddling friends trigger it off and are shrunk to microscopic proportions. When they are accidentally thrown out with the rubbish, the children have to contend with all kinds of animals and insects on their journey home across the backyard. Disney comedy, with Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman and Amy O’Neill.

Judge Dredd (1995) 5USA 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
A law enforcer in a post-apocalyptic city is framed for a series of crimes committed by a fugitive who shares his DNA. He escapes from a prison transport and returns to hunt down the culprit and clear his own name. Sci-fi thriller based on the 2000AD comic-strip, starring Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Max von Sydow, Diane Lane and Rob Schneider.

Men's Black I Am The Law Judge Dredd T-Shirt £17.99
Men's Black I Am The Law Judge Dredd T-Shirt £17.99

Forrest Gump (1994) Film4 9:00pm-11:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
A simple soul bumbles his way through a series of bizarre adventures, becoming an American football star, Vietnam veteran, table tennis champion and millionaire businessman – but the love of his life continues to elude him. Robert Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise.

SUNDAY 3rd MARCH

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)Channel 5 1:40pm-3:30pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A blind man and his deaf friend go on the run to clear themselves of a trumped-up murder charge. However, all kinds of oddball characters are on their trail, determined to get hold of a top-secret microchip that the duo do not know they have. Comedy, starring Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Kevin Spacey, Joan Severance, Alan North and Anthony Zerbe.

Beethoven (1991)ITV2 4:10pm-6:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
An all-American family adopts a huge St Bernard, but the father is dismayed when it turns into a one-dog disaster zone. He insists the mutt must go to a new home, but when it is kidnapped by a crooked vet, dad has a change of heart and races to the rescue. Comedy, starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Oliver Platt and David Duchovny.

Rocky (1976)Channel 5 6:45pm-9:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Philadelphia brawler Rocky Balboa gets a shot at the world heavyweight title when current champion Apollo Creed decides to give an unknown boxer a chance in celebration of America’s bicentennial. Oscar-winning drama, starring Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire, Burt Young and Carl Weathers.

Men's Rocky Logo T-Shirt £16.99 (also available for ladies)
Men's Rocky Logo T-Shirt £16.99 (also available for ladies)

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)ITV4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Headstrong cop Martin Riggs and his cautious partner Roger Murtaugh stumble across a plot by a South African diplomat to launder drugs money by shipping gold coins into the US via his embassy. Protected by diplomatic immunity, the crook looks certain to evade the law – while his chief henchman has a connection to Riggs’ traumatic past. Action thriller sequel, with Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Joss Ackland, Derrick O’Connor and Patsy Kensit.

Whatever you get up to this weekend remember to enjoy yourselves and keep an eye out for that pesky monster. We’ll get it next time promise!

Bye.

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 24!

Abraham Lincoln’s stove pipe hat! Is it that time again?

Like a big old block of yellow Swiss cheese sat on top an old rusty trap, let us be your sneaky super cute little mouse and risk our precious mousy noses as we steal you sweet smelling retro pieces of golden nostalgic cinematic loveliness mmmm cheesy.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) ITV1 1:25pm-3:00pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
A tough Los Angeles cop receives a visit from his overprotective mother. Not content with tidying his home and meddling in his love life, she joins him on duty to rid the streets of crime after witnessing a murder. Comedy, starring Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, JoBeth Williams, Roger Rees and Martin Ferrero.

James and the Giant Peach (1996) FILM4 3:15pm-4:50pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
An unhappy orphan living with his cruel aunts discovers a gigantic peach growing in the garden. Venturing inside, he meets six friendly insects and together they embark on a magical journey. Animated and live-action fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s novel, starring Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes and featuring the voices of Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss.

Highlander (1986) ITV4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A 16th-century Scottish clansman discovers he is one of a race of immortal warriors who can only be killed by beheading, and who are destined to fight to the death until just one survives. Centuries later in modern-day New York, he prepares for a final showdown with his deadliest enemy. Fantasy action adventure, starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown and Roxanne Hart. Featuring a soundtrack by Queen.

First Blood (1982) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 11:15pm-1:00am (1 hour 45 minutes)
Vietnam veteran John Rambo is wrongfully arrested in a backwoods town and tested to the limits of his endurance by a brutal deputy. Rambo escapes from his cell and heads out to the woods, and with the forces of the law in hot pursuit he finally has the chance to fight them on his own terms. Action thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna and David Caruso.

Rambo T-Shirt
Men's Black Photographic Rambo T-Shirt

SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER

Dumbo (1941) Channel 5 5:20pm-6:45pm (1 hour 25 minutes)
Disney animated adventure following the fortunes of a plucky young elephant with oversized ears. Mocked by his fellow circus performers, Dumbo finally finds a friend in an enterprising mouse, who helps the poor animal overcome his inhibitions and find fame and fortune as the world’s only flying elephant. With the voices of Sterling Holloway and Edward Brophy, and an Oscar-winning score by Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) Sky Movies Modern Greats 2:05pm-3:40pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
A stressed businessman just wants to make it home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. However, when his flight is forced to land miles from its destination, he finds himself sharing a disaster-strewn journey across America with an amiable but slobbish salesman. Comedy road movie, starring Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Kevin Bacon and Michael McKean.

The Blues Brothers (1980) Sky Movies Modern Greats 5:45pm-8:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Two criminal brothers discover the orphanage where they were raised faces closure unless the nuns who run it can pay their tax bill, so the pair embark on an urgent mission to revive their old blues band to raise the money needed. Comedy, starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, Carrie Fisher, John Candy and John Lee Hooker.

Backdraft (1991) Sky Living 9:00pm-11:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
The two sons of a fireman who died in the line of duty follow him into the profession. However, a feud develops between them because the elder brother is convinced his sibling is not up to the job – until a mission to uncover the identity of a serial arsonist gives him the chance to prove his worth. Action drama, starring Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Donald Sutherland.

Slim pickings this weekend but each movie I’ve picked is an absolute great in its own right.

Can’t wait for Dumbo on Sunday, I watched this at about 8 years old I Remember because I was ill with flu, the one scene that stuck with me to this day is when Dumbo gets drunk and starts hallucinating, those pink singing elephants gave me nightmares for weeks.

Scary and trippy – I love it!!

Whatever you good folks are up to this weekend I sincerely hope you enjoy yourselves and if you go out, wear a scarf it’s getting chilly.

Bye de bye.

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 15!

Pythagoras’ Theorem! Is it that time again?

Like a sleuth of bears thrashing and splashing around in rivers looking for salmon, we’re here once again to pluck out the juiciest and plumpest retro cinematic pleasures available to watch this weekend! So, sharpen your claws and lick your lips cos it’s looking like a filling end to the week.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 11th AUGUST

Forrest Gump (1994) Sky Movies Drama & Romance 12:25pm-2:50pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
A simple soul bumbles his way through a series of bizarre adventures, becoming an American football star, Vietnam veteran, table tennis champion and millionaire businessman – but the love of his life continues to elude him. Robert Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise

Boyz N the Hood (1991) Sky Movies Modern Greats 4:00pm-6:00pm (2 hours)
A bright but underachieving teenager with a domineering single father strikes up a friendship with two brothers, and over time, the three young men each follow their own path – but a tragedy eventually leaves them facing a dangerous choice. Oscar-nominated drama, with Cuba Gooding Jr, Laurence Fishburne, Morris Chestnut and Ice Cube

Office Space (1999) Sky Movies Indie 6:45pm-8:20pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
A jaded computer programmer goes to bizarre lengths to get fired from his dull job – but his new laid-back attitude leads to unexpected promotions as his arrogance is taken for supreme self-confidence by unwitting bosses. Satirical comedy, starring Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Ajay Naidu and Gary Cole

Rocky II (1979) ITV4 9:15pm-11:40pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa quits the ring to marry his sweetheart and become a father. However, times prove hard and money is tight, so when Balboa is offered another shot at Apollo Creed’s heavyweight title, the fighter is tempted out of retirement. Drama sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burt Young and Burgess Meredith.

SUNDAY 12th AUGUST

The Karate Kid Part II (1986) Channel 5 3:40pm-5:50pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
High-kicking teenager Daniel accompanies his venerable mentor Mr Miyagi when he returns to the Japanese province of Okinawa to visit his dying father. However, an old rival of Miyagi’s is waiting for them, while Daniel is drawn into a vicious conflict with their enemy’s own karate protege. Martial arts sequel, starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Yuji Okumoto

Men's Karate Kid Cobra Kai Fist Logo T Shirt £22.99
Men's Karate Kid Cobra Kai Fist Logo T Shirt £22.99

The Goonies (1985) Channel 5 5:50pm-7:55pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Seven youngsters uncover an old map and set out on the adventure of a lifetime to save their homes from a land developer by finding a legendary pirate’s hidden treasure. However, they first have to navigate a series of booby-trapped underground caverns and outwit a family of crooks also after the loot. Children’s adventure, starring Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Martha Plimpton and the late Lupe Ontiveros

Airplane! (1980) Sky Movies Modern Greats 8:00pm-9:30pm (1 hour 30 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 is forced to take the controls. Spoof disaster movie, starring Robert Hays, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack and Lloyd Bridges

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Airplane Don't Call Me Shirley Mug £4.99

Top Gun (1986) Film4 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An arrogant pilot’s maverick flying skills earn him a place in an elite US Navy school, where he comes into conflict with a fellow student and falls for his civilian instructor. A tragedy in the air threatens to end his military career – until an international incident offers him a chance to redeem himself. Aerial action adventure, starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt

The Goonies, Karate Kid Part II and Top Gun all in the same day!! I hereby name Sunday as “Awesome TruffleShuffle Day”, go buy yourself something nice to celebrate, or make a cake! Spread the word, happy “Awesome TruffleShuffle” day everybody!

Don’t end up like this lonesome bear, get some friends round for the movie feast and enjoy it together!

Whatever you get up to this weekend – as my mum always says, be careful and enjoy yourselves! 😉