The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 424

Dust off the garden chairs and drag out the BBQ… it’s time for another retro movie filled weekend! Now, we know many of you will be planning some outdoor adventures if you can, but… you’ll need to kick back and put your feet up at some point, right? When you do, flick over to some of our top movie picks beaming their way to you and enjoy!

SATURDAY 24th May

Addams Family Values (1993) 5STAR 4:25pm-6:20pm
Spooky couple Gomez and Morticia hire a nanny to look after their new baby son – and stop him from suffering an early death at the hands of his jealous elder siblings. Romance soon blossoms between the new childminder and Uncle Fester, but he does not realise she is planning to kill him once she has got hold of the family fortune. Comedy sequel, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci and Joan Cusack.

Bean (1997) ITV2 5:25pm-7:10pm
The hapless fool is employed as a security guard for a British art gallery and is sent to Los Angeles to bring back a famous painting. Unfortunately, he finds himself mistaken for a renowned art professor and invited to make an important presentation. Mel Smith’s British comedy, starring Rowan Atkinson, Burt Reynolds, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Peter Capaldi and June Brown.

The Mask of Zorro (1998) 5STAR 6:20pm-9:00pm
The sword-wielding saviour of Spanish California returns after 20 years in prison, tutoring a thief to take over his heroic role and tackle corrupt government officials, who are using slave labour to mine gold illegally. Both mentor and pupil have personal scores to settle with their enemies, led by a ruthless governor and a psychotic military officer. Swashbuckling adventure, with Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Grease (1978) E4 6:50pm-9:00pm
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. A romantic musical set in the 1950s, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and Sid Caesar.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 408

Searching, clicking, swiping and tapping, we’re busy looking high and low for classics, new finds and plenty of the in-between to create another totally magical playlist that will take all our troubles away with just a click of a play button.

SATURDAY 12th December

Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) ITV2 11:25am-1:15pm
Daffy Duck tires of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny, so sets off to seek his fortune. He ends up helping a would-be stuntman rescue his screen idol father, in reality, a secret agent, who has been kidnapped by the deranged chairman of the Acme Corporation. Live-action and animated comedy, with Brendan Fraser, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton and Jenna Elfman.

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Christmas with the Kranks
(2004) Channel 5 11:25am-2:05pm
A married couple from Chicago decide to steer clear of the usual festive celebrations and keep their cash for a holiday in the sun, prompting a busybody neighbour to call on the local community to pull out all the stops to make them change their minds. A festive comedy based on a novel by John Grisham, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Tim Allen, Dan Aykroyd and M Emmet Walsh.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 359

Deck the halls and watch some movies! Tis well into the long nights time of life now which means one thing… getting to do a whole lot of nothing and enjoy some absolute movie gems guilt-free. Oh yes. Settle in and catch up with some of the best flicks ever with our top picks hitting your screens. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 7th December

Father of the Bride (1991) 5STAR 10:05am-12:10pm
A doting dad is taken aback when his daughter announces she is getting married and is thrown into a whirlwind of increasingly complicated wedding plans, a struggle to live up to the expectations of his wealthy future in-laws and the sad realisation that his little girl has grown up. A remake of the 1950s comedy, with Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams and Martin Short.

Father of the Bride Part II (1995) 5STAR 12:10pm-2:25pm
A put-upon father has just got used to his daughter being married, when he learns she is pregnant. Thrown into a mid-life crisis, he impulsively sells his house so he and his wife can buy the seafront retreat they had always dreamed about – only for responsibility to come crashing back on him when his wife reveals she is also expecting. Comedy sequel, starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton.
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Toy Story Turns 23 Today! Our Top 23 Toy Story Facts You Might Not Know…

It’s time to feel officially old peeps! Can you believe that animation classic Toy Story first hit our screens a whopping 23 years ago today?! Scary to think huh.
It’s safe to say that we’ve been deeply in love with Pixar films since and of course all the Toy Story films which is why we’re sooo excited to get to watchToy Story 4 on the 21st June!

To really drum up some excitement for this new release, the addition of some amazing Toy Story merchandise onto the site and really celebrate 23 years of Toy Story, we thought we would dig up and put together some of our favourite Toy Story facts which you just might not have heard. Enjoy!

1. It wasn’t all Go Go Go – An early draft shown to Disney was instantly rejected as the script depicted Woddy to be super-sarcastic and mean to the other toys. They halted production until a new script was done.

2. Back for more! Toy Story 2 was the first sequel both Tom Hanks and Tim Allen had done.

3. Pizza Planet was originally going to be called Pizza Putt, a weird combo or a pizzeria and mini-golf. Sign us up!

4. Step to it! To perfect the Green Army Men’s walk, the creators stuck their feed to boards so they could do it for real.

5. In their most productive week during production, Pixar completed just over three and a half minutes’ worth of the movie. Yeesh!

6. Remember the scene in Al’s Toy Barn when they drive down the Buzz Lightyear aisle in Toy Story 2? Tour Guide Barbie says, “Back in 1995 short-sighted retailers did not order enough dolls to meet demand.” Well, this was true!

7. The big pink bear Lotso was supposed to be in the first film, however, they left him out until they could get the fur to look right. In the first film, you can see an early attempt sitting on the desk in Andy’s Room.

8. Little Bo Peep was meant to be Babie! Barbie makers Mattel didn’t allow licencing rights to Pixar for her in the first film, however quickly changed their minds after the huge success.

9. Turns out, Toy Story was the first ever feature film ever made completely with computer animation.

10. Original drafts of this classic showed Woody to be a ventriloquist’s dummy and not a cowboy!

11. For the original Toy Story, Tom Hanks recorded his dialogue during the breaks of Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and A League of Their Own (1992).

Disney Pixar Toy Story Alien Shaped Mug

Disney Pixar Toy Story Alien Shaped Mug

12. If you look closely at the books on the shelf of Andy’s room, the names of each of the books are actually titles of short films Pixar has created.

13. Notice something about the carpet in Andy’s house? This was actually styled on the carpet in the top thriller The Shining. Spooky!

14. Making him at the same time that Jurassic Park was in theatres, Pixar decided that Rex should be much more insecure than mean.

15. Snuck it in there! The toolbox on top of the milk crate that Woody is trapped in is a Binford, the same type of tool that Tim Allen used on his television show Home Improvement (1991).

16. When the Pizza Planet delivery boy enters the Dinoco gas station, he asks for directions to West Cutting Boulevard. West Cutting Boulevard is the street where Pixar Animation Studios was located in Richmond, California

Loungefly x Disney Buzz Lightyear Mini Backpack

Loungefly x Disney Buzz Lightyear Mini Backpack

17. In the early years, Pixar had to get creative when certain aminations we just so darn hard to make right. For example, Andy’s mum’s hair is always tired back to make this movement simpler. OR when Woody put’s his head into the cereal bowl after being burnt by Sid, we can’t see any of the liquid in there, splashing out or on his face.

18. Wheezy the Penguin was originally going to be in this film but was cut during the first draft of the script. He was later brought back in Toy Story 2 (1999).

19. If you look closely, all the cars have licence plates with 95 on – the year the film was released.

20. Spotted! The Luxo Ball (AKA Pixar’s logo) makes a Cameo in Andy’s Room, that Buzz bounces off of whilst showing to the toys how he can “fly” and in the hall, as the toy soldiers are setting up a recon post.

21. The original Toy Story was made up of a whopping 114,240 animation frames in total.

22. Randy Newman wrote the film’s signature tune “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” in just one day. It just wouldn’t be the same without it, right?

Disney Toy Story You’ve Got A Friend Mug

Disney Toy Story You've Got A Friend Mug

23. Toy Story 3 is also the first animated movie to make over $1 billion at the box office worldwide. Wowzers!

There you have them, folks! Hopefully, we’ve thrown some awesome new Toy Story trivia at you that you can enjoy.

If you’re even half as excited as we are for Toy Story 4, you’d going to really want to swing by our site and take a peep at the awesome new Toy Story accessories and more we’re adding. we love it all!

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 323

Zaaap, boom, blaw! Another retro movie weekend is here peeps and ready to sweep us off to far and distant lands and dimensions! Triggering our personal portal gun like an adventure weary scientist, we find ourselves leaping into the unknown where anything is possible. What will we face on the other side? Will up be down and down be up? Will life itself be familiar? Only time will tell.

SATURDAY 9th March

Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) 5STAR 5:05pm-7:10pm
A businessman ventures deep into the Amazon to look for his estranged doctor wife seeking a divorce, only to discover he has a 13-year-old son who has been raised as part of a jungle tribe. The boy is sent back to New York with his father but has a lot to learn about the modern world. Comedy, starring Tim Allen, Lolita Davidovich, Martin Short, JoBeth Williams and Sam Huntington

Ghostbusters (2016) Film4 9:00pm-11:40pm
When a series of supernatural disturbances occur in New York City, a quartet of experts in the paranormal and their dim assistant investigate. The reboot of the 1980s comedy franchise, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth.

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Kevin and Perry Go Large (2000) 5STAR 9:00pm-10:45pm
The teenage duo are thrilled when their parents agree to let them go to Ibiza, and promptly embark on an increasingly desperate quest to find stardom as club DJs and lose their virginity on the sun-kissed shores – but seem certain to fail. Comedy, starring Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Rhys Ifans, James Fleet and Paul Whitehouse.

Enemy at the Gates (2001) Sony Movie Channel 9:00pm-11:45pm
A Soviet sniper becomes a national hero during the Second World War Battle of Stalingrad, so the Germans enlist a crack marksman of their own to deal with him. A lethal contest of wits follows as the two sharpshooters stalk each other, while the Russian also finds himself caught up in a love triangle with one of his friends. Drama, starring Jude Law, Ed Harris, Rachel Weisz, Joseph Fiennes, Bob Hoskins and Ron Perlman.

The Transporter (2002) E4 10:00pm-11:50pm
An underworld courier lives by a simple code – to never ask what he is transporting. However, when he discovers his latest cargo is alive, his conscience gets the better of him and he faces a dangerous game of cat and mouse with his unknown but powerful employers. Action adventure, starring Jason Statham, Shu Qi, Matt Schulze and Francois Berleand.

The Departed (2006) ITV 10:40pm-1:20am
A cop infiltrates the inner circle of a feared Boston mobster, unaware a fellow officer is already an informant on the gangster’s payroll. When both the crooks and the police discover they have a mole in their ranks, the two detectives realise they are in sudden danger and try to expose each other. Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin.

SUNDAY 10th March

A Knight’s Tale (2001) Channel 5 1:50pm-4:35pm
A poverty-stricken squire spies an opportunity to make his dreams come true when his employer dies. He takes his place as a knight, launching himself on the road to riches by competing in jousting tournaments, but his ruse is jeopardised by a dastardly nobleman. Comedy adventure, starring Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Mark Addy, Shannyn Sossamon and Rufus Sewell.

King Kong (2005) 5STAR 2:45pm-6:10pm
Maverick film-maker Carl Denham and his cast and crew board a ship bound for a mysterious island – but when they arrive, a giant gorilla carries off their leading lady, Ann Darrow. As the crew makes its way through the teeming jungle to find her, the director concocts a dangerous scheme to capture the great ape and take it back to New York. Peter Jackson’s remake of the fantasy adventure, starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody and Andy Serkis, in a dual role as the ship’s cook and motion-captured creature.

Antz (1998) ITV2 2:55pm-4:40pm
A neurotic worker ant passes himself off as a soldier to impress a princess. However, he provokes a jealously ambitious general with an accidental act of heroism – so he and his beloved decide to flee the brutal colony and go in search of the promised land of Insectopia. Animated comedy, with the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman and Sylvester Stallone.

What About Bob? (1991) Sony Movie Channel 4:35pm-6:40pm
A psychiatrist takes on a friend’s client, who turns out to be a well-meaning but annoying neurotic barely able to leave his home. The patient is hugely impressed by the consultant’s methods, leading him to follow the therapist on holiday, where he unwittingly proceeds to make his life hell while winning over his family. Comedy, starring Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty and Charlie Korsmo.

Mrs Doubtfire (1993) Film4 6:35pm-9:00pm
A struggling actor’s ambitious, no-nonsense wife throws him out and demands a divorce. Desperate to spend time with his children, he puts his talents to good use by donning drag and posing as a Scottish housekeeper to get a job looking after them. Comedy, starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein and Mara Wilson.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you leave some time to do somethign just for you. Enjoy!