The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 86

Three blind mice! Not another Weekend!

So merrily going about our business in a sawdust lined cage, placed in the corner of a small child’s play room, let us be your fuzzy little fat cheeked hamster as we dart about drooping pellets of retro movie magic. We’ll shred up old newspapers for bits of cinematic greatness before we tire ourselves out on the wheel of celluloid wonder!

Have a happy retro Weekend!

SATURDAY 8th FEBRUARY

The Never Ending Story (1984) Watch 4:00pm-6:00pm (2 hours )
A lonely boy, neglected by his father and bullied at school, finds comfort in a mysterious book about a young hero’s quest to save his world from destruction. However, as he reads the tale, he begins to become part of the story. Fantasy adventure based on Michael Edne’s novel, starring Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Gerald McRaney, Moses Gunn and Patricia Hayes

The Never Ending Story

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) E4 9:00pm-11:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Fast-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads for Los Angeles after an old friend is murdered before his eyes. His search for the killers leads him into conflict with a seemingly untouchable drug kingpin, but he also has to contend with the local force, who do not want him taking matters into his own hands. Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, John Ashton and Steven Berkoff

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) ITV2 9:00pm-11:55pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
A banker is wrongly jailed for his wife’s murder and over the course of a life sentence he forms a close friendship with a fellow inmate. He also earns a position of trust as book-keeper to the corrupt prison governor – but makes an enemy of his benefactor as he tries to clear his name. Frank Darabont’s drama, starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown and Gil Bellows.

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) ITV4 10:00pm-12:00am (2 hours )
John Rambo returns to the jungles of Vietnam on a life-or-death mission to rescue American PoWs. In the course of the operation, he develops strong feelings for his guide, a female freedom fighter – but tragedy strikes, leaving him more determined than ever to exact a bloody and explosive revenge. Action adventure sequel, with Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Julia Nickson-Soul and Steven Berkoff.

Men's Charcoal Rambo T-Shirt
Men's Charcoal Rambo T-Shirt

Men's Black Rambo Part II T-Shirt
Men's Black Rambo Part II T-Shirt

SUNDAY 9th FEBRUARY

Three Men and a Baby (1987) Channel 4 3:30pm-5:30pm (2 hours )
The lives of three flat-sharing bachelors are turned upside down when they discover a baby left on their doorstep. Unfortunately, while trying to get to grips with the necessary parenting skills, they find themselves menaced by criminals searching for missing drugs. Comedy, directed by Leonard Nimoy, starring Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg and Nancy Travis.

Superman (1978) ITV4 5:05pm-8:00pm (2 hours 55 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.

Men's Navy Superman Man Of Steel DC Comics T-Shirt
Men's Navy Superman Man Of Steel DC Comics T-Shirt

Ladies Blue Superman Logo T-Shirt
Ladies Blue Superman Logo T-Shirt

The Running Man (1987) E4 10:25pm-12:25am (2 hours )
A helicopter pilot is framed for the murder of starving civilians – and ends up being forced to take part in a brutal TV game show in which a succession of gadget-wielding killers hunt him on the streets of Los Angeles. Sci-fi action adventure, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Yaphet Kotto, Maria Conchita Alonso and Richard Dawson

Full Metal Jacket (1987) Channel 5 10:55pm-1:15am (2 hours 20 minutes)
Raw recruits undergo harsh training under a domineering Marine drill sergeant after being called up for service in the Vietnam War, but his brutal methods lead to the breakdown of one of his cadets. Eventually, some of the fully trained soldiers get their first taste of combat in 1968. Stanley Kubrick’s drama, starring Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio and R Lee Ermey

Full Metal Jacket

Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember just because it’s windy and you have an umbrella, doesn’t mean you can fly away like Mary Poppins and always enjoy yourselves.

The Scenes That Really Shouldn’t Be In Kids Films!

We recently posted this picture from The Lion King on our TruffleShuffle.com Facebook page and the huge response we got from you lovely lot about all the other tear jerking sad scenes that affected your childhood really got us thinking!

Perhaps kids movies shouldn’t include such storylines – we are clearly all still emotionally scarred from whitenessing some of these moments right?

Some old, some new (a lot of them Disney!) – all intended as family friendly entertainment – well, we beg to differ…….! We even got a little tearful just researching for this feature 🙁

Looking back over all of your comments, we decided to put together a little rundown of the kids films that affected you guys the most, so as voted by you – get the tissues ready……..

10. The Fox And The Hound (when the old lady leaves little Tod in the woods!)

9. The Land Before Time (when Littlefoot’s mother dies)

I'll be with you, even if you can't see me
I'll be with you, even if you can't see me

8. The NeverEnding Story (when Artax the horse drowns in the Swamp Of Sadness)

7. Toy Story 2 (when Jessie sings ‘When She Loved Me’)

6. Marley And Me (not much explanation needed here!)

5. Bambi (when Bambi’s mother is shot)

4. My Girl (when Vada finds out Thomas J has died)

3. Dumbo (when Dumbo’s mother is locked up and sings ‘Baby Mine’)

2. The Lion King (when Simba’s dad dies)

1. Up (the Carl & Ellie montage)

We can’t believe none of you mentioned the closing scene in E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, that film gets us every time! That film was actually shot in chronological sequence so when they’re saying goodbye to E.T. at the end, they really are saying goodbye 🙁

I guess the happy times outweigh the good times and we shouldn’t dwell on the sad stuff – I’m sure there is a life message hidden in there somewhere and we will see it once the tears have cleared…..!

Are there any others that you think we have missed and would have put in your top 10?

xoxo