The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 66

Dante’s Inferno! the weekend starts now

So in the deepest darkest corner of a dimly lit rickety old wooden shack by the side of a book shelf full of dusty old paper backs with dog eared pages, let us be your  small yet slightly imposing house spider, as we spin for you a web of mega cinematic fortitude so we can catch fat,  juicy retro movie moments then we’ll scurry away and bask in the celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 31st August

King Ralph (1991) ITV2 11:50am-1:45pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A slobbish Las Vegas lounge singer succeeds the British throne when a freak accident wipes out the entire royal family. A loyal aristocra desperately tries to stop the loud-mouthed American unwittingly bringing the monarchy into disrepute, while a scheming lord plots to make his reign a short one. Comedy, starring John Goodman, Peter O’Toole, John Hurt and Richard Griffiths.

Grease (1978) Film4 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 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

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Days of Thunder (1990) E4 9:20pm-11:25pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
An arrogant racing driver is determined to seize the reigning champion’s crown, but a serious crash jeopardises his chances of ever racing again. Drama, starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid and John C Reilly

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Channel 4 9:20pm-12:05am (2 hours 45 minutes)
A reprogrammed killing machine is sent back in time to the 20th century to protect John Connor, a teenage boy whose destiny is to save the human race. After breaking John’s mother out of a mental institution, the pair set out to avert a future nuclear war – pursued by an advanced prototype terminator with shape-changing powers. Sci-fi action adventure sequel, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick

SUNDAY 1st September

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Channel 4 2:30pm-4:25pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Lively teenager Bianca is not allowed to start dating until her man-hating sister Kat does first – but no boy is brave enough to ask her out. However, Bianca’s would-be boyfriend thinks he has found the perfect man for the job in the shape of a quirky loner with a mysterious past. Comedy, based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, starring Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Larisa Oleynik.

Every Which Way But Loose (1978) ITV4 4:45pm-7:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A truck driver travels across America with his faithful orang-utan competing in bare knuckle fights for extra cash. He becomes smitten with a country singer who subsequently vanishes without a trace, so man and ape set off in search of her – with an enraged gang of bikers in pursuit. Action comedy, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis and Beverly D’Angelo.

Footloose (1984) E4 8:00pm-10:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A rebellious, hip-swinging student from the city moves to a small religious community, where he instantly clashes with an old-school fire-and-brimstone preacher – who has banned dancing and rock ‘n’ roll because he considers them immoral. Drama, starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Chris Penn, Dianne Wiest and Sarah Jessica Parker

Strange Days (1995) Syfy 11:10pm-2:20am (3 hours 10 minutes)
A paranoid ex-cop dealing in illegal virtual-reality experiences receives a compact disc that contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Suspecting an old flame might be in danger, he investigates further and uncovers a secret that could throw the entire city into chaos on New Year’s Eve, 1999. Kathryn Bigelow’s sci-fi thriller, starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis and Tom Sizemore.

Hawwooooga! Bonus movie trailer moment to get in the mood.

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The answer to their question “Can you imagine Clint Eastwood sharing his feelings with an orang-utan ?
Yes, yes I can.

Whatever you get up to this weekend remember to shack it before you bake it and enjoy yourselves.

xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 58!

Bananas in pyjamas! It’s Weekend time again folks!

So in a dense green forest high on an old oak tree let us be your busy fuzzy squirrel as we try to forage for retro movie greatness, sniff around for classic cinematic awesomeness and the jump tree to tree sniffing for celluloid wonder. Have a happy retro weekend.

SATURDAY 22nd June

The Burbs (1989) ITV London 3:55pm-5:45pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The arrival of secretive neighbours sparks an unhealthy curiosity in a group of friends, leading them to go to bizarre lengths to discover the truth about the newcomers. However, their investigations take an even weirder twist when they begin to suspect their unseen fellow suburbanites are part of a cannibalistic cult. Joe Dante’s black comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman and Henry Gibson

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Superman III (1983) 5USA 6:25pm-9:00pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
The Man of Steel battles an evil tycoon, who has recruited a computer genius to aid his schemes for world domination. Together the villains hatch a plan to dispose of Superman once and for all – but instead of killing the superhero, they accidentally turn him evil. Comic-book adventure sequel, starring Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Robert Vaughn and Margot Kidder

Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988) ITV4 8:10pm-10:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The clumsy cops visit Miami for a police chiefs’ convention to see Commandant Lassard receive an award for his retirement. Any hopes of a sun-kissed vacation are thwarted when a luggage mix-up lands them in the middle of a huge illegal arms deal. Comedy sequel, starring Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, George Gaynes, Matt McCoy and Leslie Easterbrook.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) ITV London 10:55pm-1:25am (2 hours 30 minutes)
A reprogrammed killing machine is sent back in time to the 20th century to protect John Connor, a teenage boy whose destiny is to save the human race. After breaking John’s mother out of a mental institution, the pair set out to avert a future nuclear war – pursued by an advanced prototype terminator with shape-changing powers. Sci-fi action adventure sequel, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick

SUNDAY 23rd June

Turner & Hooch (1989) Film4 4:45pm-6:40pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A Californian detective investigating the murder of a local man by drug smugglers has only one witness to help him solve the case – the large smelly dog that belonged to the victim, and which is about to turn the detective’s well-ordered existence into chaos. Family comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham and Craig T Nelson

Sleepless in Seattle (1993) Channel 5 6:05pm-8:00pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A widowed father is coping badly with his wife’s death, but his son is convinced that what he really needs is some new romance in his life. He arranges for his dad to go on a radio phone-in show, and his touching story moves a reporter to respond, even though she is already engaged. She returns to her fiance, but the boy, certain she is the woman for his father, plots to bring them together. Romantic comedy, with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan

Hot Shots! (1991) E4 8:30pm-10:15pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A pilot joins an elite squad to take part in a dangerous mission, but faces a struggle to live down his father’s bad reputation – and win the love of a glamorous psychiatrist. Comedy spoofing action movies – principally Top Gun – starring Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Cary Elwes, Kevin Dunn and William O’Leary

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Die Hard 2 (1990) Film4 9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Tough cop John McClane arrives at an airport to pick up his wife but finds himself plunged into a bloody life-or-death struggle. He must battle terrorists who have seized control of the terminal as part of a campaign to secure the release of a convicted drug baron. Action thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Sadler, Franco Nero and William Atherton

Whatever you get up to this weekend ALWAYS remember who ever smelt it dealt it and always enjoy yourselves.

xoxo