The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 376

Like a moth to an outside patio light, we’re flapping around frantically so we don’t miss the very best classic movies heading our way this weekend.
A little action, a little comedy,  a little romance and a whole lot of retro. Enjoy our top picks!

SATURDAY 2nd May

The Mask (1994) Channel 5 12:05pm-2:10pm
A timid bank clerk stumbles on an ancient mask, which endows whoever wears it with untold superhuman powers, unbridled self-confidence, and an irresistible charm for the ladies. Unfortunately, he earns the enmity of a local gangster for daring to flirt with his girlfriend – and when the crook gets wind of the artifact’s existence, he covets the power for himself. Comic-book comedy, with Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, and Peter Greene.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 365

Annnnnnnd POOOF! Just like that another week done which can mean just one little thing… time for another look at our top movie picks of course!
What worlds await us? Will we be in the middle of a whole lot of action or will we be getting all loved up? Let’s see!

SATURDAY 8th February

Edward Scissorhands (1990) Film4 12:45pm-2:50pm
A reclusive genius creates a boy but dies before completing him, leaving his brainchild with scissor-like blades in place of hands. A kindly woman from a nearby suburb takes pity on the lonely figure and welcomes him into her home. He quickly becomes a hit in the neighbourhood – but then his new friends start to turn against him. Tim Burton’s fantasy, starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent Price.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 342

What’s this? As the deep and distant rumbling begins to slowly intensify, so does the excitement. Before long, with our hands shaking as much as the earth around us in anticipation, we catch our first glimpse of the cause of the drama. From over the brow, we begin to see it. ‘Would what it be?’ people cry! Revealing itself in all its glory, we’re presented with another retro movie filled weekend!

SATURDAY 2nd August

Cocoon (1985) Film4 11:00am-1:20pm
The elderly residents of a retirement home treat themselves to an occasional dip in the pool at an abandoned house. It turns out that friendly aliens in human form are using the place to restore dormant members of their species – and energy from their cocoons is giving the old-timers a new lease of life. Ron Howard’s sci-fi drama, with Wilford Brimley, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Don Ameche and Steve Guttenberg.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 334

What is this? A whole new list of films for us to dive on into and feat upon? Yes please! Tune in and get ready for helpings of action, romance, comedy and plenty of drama! Enjoy!

SATURDAY 1st June

Short Circuit (1986) Film4 12:35pm-2:50pm
A military robot is struck by lightning and develops a mind of its own, embarking on a series of misadventures. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Steve Guttenberg and Ally Sheedy.

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) 5STAR 1:00pm-2:50pm
Two dim-witted teenagers with dreams of rock stardom meet a time traveller, who sends them on a series of adventures in the past. Comedy, starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter.

The Flintstones (1994) ITV2 3:30pm-5:20pm
Blue-collar caveman Fred Flintstone is promoted to manager and gets embroiled in an embezzlement plot. Live-action version of the cartoon comedy, with John Goodman and Rick Moranis.

The BFG (2016) BBC1 5:20pm-7:10pm
An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant, who takes her off to a magical land. Fantasy adventure, starring Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill and Penelope Wilton.

Roald Dahl Merchandise

The Witches T-Shirt from Homage Tees

The Simpsons Movie (2007) Film4 7:15pm-9:00pm
Springfield faces destruction after pollution caused by Homer provokes the wrath of the US government. Animated comedy, with the voices of Dan Castellaneta and Nancy Cartwright.

The Simpsons Merchandise

Simpsons Merchandise

Pulp Fiction (1994) Sony Movie Channel 9:00pm-12:05am
A series of interlinked stories about the Los Angeles underworld. Quentin Tarantino’s crime drama, starring John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman and Bruce Willis.

Tango & Cash (1989) 5Spike 9:00pm-11:05pm
Two rival LA detectives are framed for murder, but have to join forces to break out of prison and prove their innocence. Action adventure, with Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.

Crimson Tide (1995) ITV4 10:00pm-12:20am
A veteran US submarine captain clashes with his first officer over whether to launch their nuclear weapons. Thriller, with Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington and Viggo Mortensen.

SUNDAY 2nd June

First Knight (1995) Sony Movie Channel 11:15am-2:00pm
A wandering swordsman is made a knight at King Arthur’s court, where he falls in love with the monarch’s queen. Adventure, starring Richard Gere, Sean Connery and Julia Ormond.

Licence to Kill (1989) ITV 2:35pm-3:10pm
James Bond plans revenge on a ruthless drug baron who maimed his friend, but is forced to act without the support of MI6. Spy thriller, starring Timothy Dalton and Robert Davi.

Doctor Dolittle (1998) Film4 12:55pm-2:45pm
The home and surgery of a doctor who can talk to animals is overrun with wildlife, causing his colleagues to fear he has lost his mind. Comedy, with Eddie Murphy and Ossie Davis.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) ITV 4:05pm-7:00pm
The wizard returns for a second term at Hogwarts, where a strange serpentine power is attacking students. Fantasy adventure sequel, with Daniel Radcliffe and Kenneth Branagh.

Harry Potter Merchandise

Harry Potter Merchandise

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) Channel 5 7:00pm-10:00pm
An outlawed English nobleman recruits a group of bandits to fight for justice and protect the downtrodden. Action adventure, with Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman and Morgan Freeman.

Fly Away Home (1996) Sony Movie Channel 6:50pm-9:00pm
A girl and her father build a light aircraft to help the goslings she raised from eggs found in an abandoned nest to fly south. Family adventure, with Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin.

Crocodile Dundee II (1988) E4 6:50pm-9:00pm
The Australian adventurer lures the drug dealers who kidnapped his girlfriend to the Outback for a showdown. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski.

Crocodile Dundee Merchandise

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Whatever you’re up to this weekend, always leave with enough charge.

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 298!

Sploooooosh! Bomb diving it’s way into your lives, another retro movie weekend is here and ready to spice up your spare time! With plenty of gems to pick from, sit back and enjoy our top picks hitting the small screen. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 25th AUGUST

Hook (1991) Sony Movie Channel 9:10am-12:05pm
Peter Pan, who has finally grown up and is now a married lawyer with a family of his own, is whisked away by Tinkerbell to Neverland, where he must learn to fly again if he is to save his children from the clutches of Captain Hook. Steven Spielberg’s fantasy adventure, with Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith.

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Volcano
(1997) E4 12:00pm-2:05pm
A river of molten lava spews from an erupting volcano onto the streets of Los Angeles, prompting the head of a crisis agency to team up with an intrepid scientist in a frantic and dangerous bid to save the city’s residents. Disaster thriller, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Keith David and Don Cheadle.

The Flintstones (1994) ITV2 1:40pm-3:30pm
Blue-collar caveman Fred Flintstone is promoted to an executive position at work and unwittingly becomes embroiled in an embezzlement scheme – thanks in no small part to his seductive new assistant. Live-action version of the cartoon comedy, starring John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O’Donnell, Halle Berry and Elizabeth Taylor.

Sleepless in Seattle (1993) Sony Movie Channel 2:25pm-4:40pm
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.

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The Sting
(1973) ITV4 5:10pm-7:45pm
Two conmen decide to swindle a mobster out of a fortune in revenge for the murder of a mutual friend. Enlisting the help of a host of crooks, they quickly conjure up a brilliant scheme to make him pay for his crime. Oscar-winning Depression-era comedy-drama, starring Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning and Eileen Brennan.

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) ITV2 5:25pm-8:00pm
The rebels are scattered across the galaxy after the Empire launches a devastating attack on their secret base. Luke Skywalker searches out a Jedi master to complete his training, while Han Solo and Princess Leia are relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader’s space fleet. Sci-fi adventure sequel, with Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Alec Guinness and David Prowse.

Star Wars TShirts

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The Mask
(1994) ITV2 8:00pm-10:05pm
A timid bank clerk stumbles on an ancient mask, which endows whoever wears it with untold superhuman powers, unbridled self-confidence and an irresistible charm for the ladies. Unfortunately, he earns the enmity of a local gangster for daring to flirt with his girlfriend – and when the crook gets wind of the artefact’s existence, he covets the power for himself. Comic-book comedy, with Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert and Peter Greene.

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Jaws (1975) ITV4 11:00pm-1:30am
A New England seaside town’s tourist season is turned into a nightmare by a giant killer shark. The local police chief’s efforts to protect the public are thwarted by the greedy mayor, forcing him to join forces with a grizzled fisherman and an enthusiastic marine biologist to hunt and kill the monster predator. Steven Spielberg’s thriller, starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw.

Jaws TShirt

Jaws TShirt

SUNDAY 26th AUGUST

Small Soldiers (1998) Film4 12:55pm-3:15pm
A hi-tech computer chip has a bizarre effect on a squad of toy soldiers, causing mayhem for their owner as the miniature marauders engage in a series of scaled-down skirmishes. Children’s adventure mixing live action and computer animation, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denis Leary and Gregory Smith, with the voices of Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Ricci.

James and the Giant Peach (1996) Sony Movie Channel 12:50pm-2:30pm
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.

Roald Dahl Merchandise

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Beethoven’s 2nd
(1993) Sony Movie Channel 2:30pm-4:20pm
The slobbering St Bernard is now grown up and in love with his beautiful sweetheart Missy. Together they bring a litter of puppies into the world – but have to go on the defensive when Missy’s owner, the evil Regina, sets out to steal them for herself. Comedy sequel, starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Chris Penn, Nicholle Tom and Christopher Castle.

The Great Outdoors (1988) Sony Movie Channel 4:20pm-6:15pm
Easy-going family man Chet Ripley takes his wife and two sons to a lakeside cabin in the wilderness to enjoy a peaceful holiday. However, his plans to relax are ruined by the unwelcome and unannounced arrival of his obnoxious brother-in-law – as well as unexpected intrusions by the local wildlife. Comedy, starring John Candy, Dan Aykroyd and Annette Bening.

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Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
(1983) ITV2 4:45pm-7:30pm
The rebel heroes set out to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of alien gangster Jabba the Hutt before preparing for a decisive attack on the evil Empire. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker faces a more personal battle in a final confrontation with Darth Vader that leads him to the inner sanctum of the Emperor himself. The conclusion of the original sci-fi trilogy, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Star Wars Merchandise

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Titanic
(1997) Film4 5:10pm-9:00pm
A party of explorers studying the sunken remains of the famous liner meets an elderly woman who was a passenger on the ill-fated maiden voyage. She recounts how she boarded the ship while on the brink of being forced into marriage by her family, and was stopped from killing herself by a penniless artist. She fell in love with her saviour, but the disaster on the horizon meant their time together was doomed to be short. James Cameron’s Oscar-winning romantic drama, starring Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates and Bill Paxton.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark
(1981) BBC2 6:10pm-8:00pm
Intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones goes in search of the legendary Ark of the Covenant, a biblical artefact of devastating power. His quest leads him to Egypt, where the Nazis are plotting to use the Ark to further Hitler’s plans for world domination – aided by Jones’s deceitful French rival. Steven Spielberg’s action adventure, with Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman and John Rhys-Davies.

Waterworld (1995) Sony Movie Channel 6:15pm-9:00pm
In the future, environmental disasters have left the planet flooded. A web-footed mutant mariner helps a woman and an orphan girl search for a mythical haven of dry land, with the help of a map tattooed on the child’s back – but in the process has to fend off a villainous crew of nicotine-addicted pirates. Sci-fi adventure, starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino and Rick Aviles.

The Specialist (1994) ITV4 9:00pm-11:15pm
An explosives expert is reluctantly persuaded out of retirement by the charms of a vengeful woman bent on destroying the gang that murdered her parents. He carries out a series of assassinations but finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse when one of his targets hires a former colleague to track him down. Action thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger and Eric Roberts.

MONDAY 27th AUGUST

Big Daddy (1999) Dave 2:10pm-4:00pm
An immature 32-year-old is heartbroken when his girlfriend walks out on him. In a plan to win her back, he volunteers to look after his flatmate’s five-year-old son, thus demonstrating he is finally ready to grow up. However, his ideas of childcare prove unconventional and chaos quickly ensues. Comedy, with Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Josh Mostel, Leslie Mann, Rob Schneider and Kristy Swanson, alongside Steve Buscemi in a cameo role.

Groundhog Day (1993) Dave 4:00pm-6:00pm
An obnoxious TV weatherman reporting on a small town’s annual festival finds himself caught in a bizarre time loop, and is forced to relive the same day over and over again. While at first he tries to exploit his predicament, he is ultimately driven to mend his ways and adopt a less cynical attitude. Comedy, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott and Stephen Tobolowsky.

Ghostbusters II (1989) Sony Movie Channel 4:30pm-6:40pm
The eccentric spectre-hunters reunite to save New York from a massive river of slime generated by the citizens’ negativity and nasty thoughts. Meanwhile, the spirit of a 16th-century tyrant tries to return to the land of the living by possessing the body of a toddler. Sequel to the supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) ITV2 6:45pm-9:00pm
Penniless Charlie Bucket is one of five lucky children who find a golden ticket in a chocolate bar, winning a once-in-a-lifetime tour of eccentric recluse Willy Wonka’s magical sweet company. Unfortunately, the other winners each face a grim fate when they start to misbehave. Tim Burton’s children’s fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s novel, starring Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter, and Deep Roy playing all the Oompa Loompas.

Under Siege (1992) 5STAR 11:05pm-1:10am
Terrorists infiltrate a US battleship in a carefully orchestrated move to steal its arsenal of nuclear weapons, unaware the ship’s resourceful cook – a veteran US Navy Seal – and a scantily clad stripper are about to foil their plans. Action adventure, starring Steven Seagal, Erika Eleniak, Gary Busey and Tommy Lee Jones.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make it fun and make it count!