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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Happy World Sleep Day! Time To Snuggle Up Good In Our Fave Pyjamas…

If there is ever one day a year to really think about your sleep, it’s World Sleep Day. The clue is in the title. Whether you’re a real pro at it, or perhaps you still struggle to get the zzz’s you need, one thing we do know about it is that there’s never a reason not to be rocking some seriously cool pyjamas for adults!

For a while now, we’ve been busy designing and hunting down an awesome (if we do say so!) collection of funky pyjamas with some iconic brands. What better day to take a look at some of our very favourite to see you sleeping in style!

Women's Purple Groovy Chick Pyjamas

What a throwback! Surely THE symbol of the late nineties and early noughties, we’re loving getting handfuls of nostalgia every time we’re wearing our Purple Groovy Chick Pyjamas and we’re sure you will too!

Marvel Be My Hero Pyjama Set

Is sleeping your superpower? You’ll sure want it to be when you’re in our Marvel Be My Hero Pyjama Set! Brings a whole new meaning to the term power nap!

Star Wars Pyjamas

You’ll be snoring like a wookie in our Star Wars Pyjamas! Sure to be a fave with any fan of this sci-fi icon, right?

The Aristocats Marie Pyjamas

Love nothing more than a cap nap on the weekend? Our The Aristocats Marie Pyjamas will have you purring in your sleep.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Striped Pyjamas

Sometimes feel like someone should just but a Bewitched sleep spell on you? No need when you’re rocking our super soft and oh-so-stylish Harry Potter Hogwarts Striped Pyjamas!

Care Bears Brunch Club Pyjamas

Aww, TOO cosy and cute! Featuring our fave cuddly critters Bedtime Bear, Love-a-Lot Bear and Wish Bear, they’re perfect for lazy brunching with your own pals. Love love love!

There you have them peeps! Hopefully, you’ll find something from our ever-growing collection of retro pyjamas. Sweet dreams everyone!

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Crisps and dip! Another retro weekend is upon us. Better buckle up folks!

Boots on, winter hats nice and snug, we’re about ready for another year of Christmas tree hunting! Faced with what seems like a incomprehensible amount of choice and variety, we begin the annual hunt for perfection as we analyse each and every evergreen in sight. This one’s too wide, this one too tall and this one has some big gaps but alas, sitting perfectly proud and straight, we’ll find THE ONE.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER

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Miracle on 34th Street
(1947) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
When a popular New York department store Santa Claus is placed in an asylum for claiming to be the genuine article, a crusading city lawyer takes on the case, determined to prove the man’s sanity. Christmas drama, starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, Natalie Wood, John Payne, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall and William Frawley.

Superman (1978) ITV4 3:50pm-5:10pm (1 hour 20 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 and Marlon Brando.

Superman Clothing

Peter Pan (2003) ITV2 4:40pm-6:50pm
The adventures of the boy who never grows old, as he whisks Wendy Darling and her brothers away to the magical world of Neverland – where they come face to face with fearsome Captain Hook. Adaptation of JM Barrie’s fantasy novel, starring Jeremy Sumpter, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jason Isaacs and Lynn Redgrave.

Tinker Bell Gifts

The Incredible Hulk (2008) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm
A bungled experiment causes a scientist to turn into a monster whenever he gets angry. He travels the world seeking a cure for his condition, while a ruthless general is determined to capture him and use the creature as a weapon. However, one of the soldiers under the officer’s command undergoes a terrifying transformation of his own. Comic-book adventure, starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth and William Hurt.

Superhero Merchandise

Kingpin (1996) Channel 4 12:05am-2:10am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A former 10-pin bowling champion prodigy turns conman and hits the bottle when an accident leads to the loss of his hand. To revive his flagging fortunes, he goes all out to persuade a gifted Amish man to take up the sport professionally so he can cash in on his prize-winnings. Comedy from the Farrelly brothers, starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel and Bill Murray.

Hard Rain (1998) BBC1 12:20am-1:50am (1 hour 30 minutes)
Thieves plot to rob an armoured car but are foiled by a security guard, who takes the loot and hides it. However, the local sheriff does not believe his story and locks him up for the robbery. He escapes and sets out to clear his name, but must contend with the crooks, the law and a flood threatening to engulf the area. Action adventure, starring Christian Slater and Morgan Freeman.

SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER

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Short Circuit 2
(1988) Film4 1:00pm-3:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Manic mechanoid Johnny Five meets an old friend in New York City and embarks on a fact-finding tour – but ends up entangled in a series of escapades culminating in a bank robbery. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb and Jack Weston, with the voice of Tim Blaney.

Jingle All the Way (1996) Channel 4 4:00pm-5:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A workaholic father tries to make up for his perpetual absence from home by promising to buy his son a hugely popular action figure for Christmas – little realising every other father in town has the same idea. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Jake Lloyd, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad and Phil Hartman.

Field of Dreams (1989) Film4 5:00pm-7:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A farmer hears a mysterious voice inspiring him to mark out a baseball diamond 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.

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.

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) ITV4 8:10pm-10:00pm
Two dim-witted teenagers with dreams of rock stardom seem doomed to fail a school history project, unaware the future of the human race depends on their success. A time traveller is given the job of making sure they pass the test by sending them on a series of adventures in the past. Comedy, starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, don’t forget the milk and remember to leave time for picking the film, not just watching it.

Comic Con 2011!

If you’re anything like us then you’ll be eagerly waiting for the 42nd annual San Diego Comic Con to begin next weekend! For those not in the know, Comic Con is for anyone who’s really into comic book, films, TV shows, and anything else nerdy! It’s basically a huge gathering (over 120,000 strong so really, really HUGE!) of enthusiasts (generally dressed up as their favourite characters) all coming together to share their stories and trade their wares. The best bit is that you get to meet the creators, artists and stars of some of these amazing productions which is why it’s such a mecca!

Originally started by a group of comic book fans in the San Diego Area, the first convention was held in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel with an attendance of  just 300 people.The convention has moved about throughout the years, going from the U.S. Grant Hotel to the University Of California At San Diego and finally to the San Diego Convention Center. In that time, it has grown to an attendance of over 100,000 people and has expanded to four days. It has now become the largest comic book convention in the world so it’s pretty special!

Just some of the weird and wonderful fancy dress you can expect to see people wearing!

Looking good ladies!
You too boys!

So are any of you lot going this year and if so – seeing as it’s pretty much obligatory to dress up, we figured we’d run down some of our favourite Fancy Dress Costumes to help get you sorted!

First off, you could be flying off to comic con in proper old school style with this amazing official Superman costume. It’s all you need to woo your adoring crowd and go about your super hero activities! Proudly show off your ripped torso and world saving capabilities for all to see! And all that for £36 too!

Men's Superman Fancy Dress Costume £36.00
Men's Superman Fancy Dress Costume £36.00

Show mercy to those whose fancy dress costumes just cannot compare to this, an amazing Ming The Merciless costume! The evil villain from Flash Gordon, certainly does not look minging in this finery! With a red velvet cape and gold detailing (including the star logo on the back,) the costume includes a velvet cape, full length elasticated waist tunic, foam belt, velvet collar and gloves in gold and red.

Men's Ming The Merciless Flash Gordon Fancy Dress Costume £52.00
Men's Ming The Merciless Flash Gordon Fancy Dress Costume £52.00

And not forgetting the girls! Just for one night (or more if you like it!) become the Princess of Power, She-Ra and shout at the top of your voice ‘For the honour of Greyskull, I am She-Ra’! This fab fancy dress costume comes with headpiece, cape, top, skirt, arm cuffs and boot covers!

Ladies She-Ra Fancy Dress Costume £30.00
Ladies She-Ra Fancy Dress Costume £30.00

Don’t quite fancy going the whole hog and going all out in Fancy Dress? Well fear not TruffleShufflers, we of course have a tonne of awesome T-Shirts for you to show off your true fan credentials somewhat more subtley!

There’s Iron Man, a cool exec with a heart of steel, Tony Stark is the invincible Iron Man and more importantly, the star of this new Super Hero tee from Junk Food!

Men's Red Iron Man T-Shirt from Junk Food £24.99
Men's Red Iron Man T-Shirt from Junk Food £24.99

Or if you prefer your Superheroes a little more stacked, there is of course The Hulk!  With an image of the mighty Marvel character crashing through the tee, it’s definitely a no messing kind of tee!

Men's Incredible Hulk Crash T-Shirt from Junk Food £24.99
Men's Incredible Hulk Crash T-Shirt from Junk Food £24.99

From men’s Superhero T-Shirts to ladies She-Ra T-Shirts – you can’t fail to find the perfect outfit so make sure you drop by and check out our huge range of old school goodies which are just perfect for any fellow geeks whether you’re off to Comic Con or not!

But for those of you lucky enough to be going along, make sure you take lots of pictures as we’d love to see them!

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