The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 358

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With so much buzz this weekend and people searching high and low for all kinds of goodies, it’s time to sit back and shop in style at home with some of our top retro films on the box. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 30th November

Pixels (2015) 5STAR 12:05pm-2:10pm
Aliens declare war on Earth having seen video games from the 1980s and interpreted them as a threat. Their attack comes in the form of deadly recreations of classic video games, so the US government recruits four former arcade champions to repel the attack. Sci-fi comedy, starring Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage.

Batteries Not Included (1987) Sony Movies 2:25pm-4:35pm
A family of tiny alien spacecraft intervenes to help the residents of a run-down Manhattan brownstone tenement stop greedy developers from demolishing their homes. However, the miniature flying saucers have the odds stacked against them as they bravely do all they can to save the day. Sci-fi fantasy, starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Frank McRae and Elizabeth Pena.

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Kicking It Old School – Our Top Netflix Picks Right Now!

As much as we love getting to flick on the TV and tune into some of our favourite films (there’s nothing quite like watching it live, right?), there’s no denying our serious addiction to Netflix!
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When we’re not hooked watching Friends (again!), or catching up on some Queer Eye, we’re streaming some of our favourite classic films while thinking back to simpler times.
To help spread some love for a good old-fashioned trip down memory lane, we thought we would hand-pick some of our favourite retro films currently available on Netflix. Grab the popcorn and enjoy!

Rain Man

Another chance to see a young Tom Cruise? Sign us up! A total late 80s classic, watch Dustin Hoffman in his Oscar-winning role.
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The Goonies

Surely no retro movie collection would be complete without the iconic The Goonies! Thankfully Netflix knows what’s up and you can stream this total classic whenever you want, as often as you want… which is quite a lot for us!

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Good Will Hunting

Another classic, following the story of a young M.I.T janitor who has an amazing gift for mathematics, watch some of Matt Damons and Ben Affleck’s early work and of course bathe in the mighty Robin Williams. Need we say more?

The Breakfast Club

Another TOTAL classic! Hitting our screens in the mid-80s, this total gem was and has always been right up our street with its sense of fun, ace soundtrack and ability to send us right back into the school classroom with our friends. Major nostalgic trip watching this. Enjoy the ride!

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American Psycho

So many words to describe this classic; shocking, funny, brilliant, retro… it goes on! The story joins yuppie NYC banker Patrick Bateman as he fights to keep on top of his game and his violent tendencies. Things like who has the better business card and where you have a table booked have never been so important than in this total gem.

Jaws

Duunnn dunnn… duuuunnnn duun… duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun…. there’s just something about Jaws that never gets old with us. It’s a film we’re always in the mood for and love to get lost in the Amity action. An early Speilberg gem, we love picking up on the amazing camera work and just how well the story develops. Nothing rushed, nothing lost. Take a peep at our exclusive Jaws TShirts!

Pulp Fiction

Love a bit of classic Quentin Tarantino? Netflix has got you sorted! One of the biggest films of the 90s and about as iconic as they come, jump into the weird and wonderful world of Vincent, Jules, Mia, Butch and more where pretty much anything can go wrong and probably will!

Ace Ventura Pet Detective & Ace Ventura When Nature Calls

He’s goofy, he’s erratic and he’s a total legend! You know when you get tired just watching someone… this is that! Jim Carrey brings all kinds of energy and hilarity in both films, it’s little wonder there are just sooo many classic moments. Great lazy morning films.

Wayne’s World 2

Scwiiiiiiiiing! If you’re in the mood to party Wayne style, get streaming this 90s classic and join Garth and Wayne as they organize a rock festival while  Wayne’s girlfriend’s manager is busy trying to woo her away from Wayne and move her to LA.
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Matilda

Nothing beats a classic childhood tale, right? Netflix is really feeding our Roald Dahl hunger with the mid-90s beauty starring Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson and of course Embeth Davidtz. Why not pop on this classic with a cuppa in your very own Matilda Mug? Just part of our amazing range of Roald Dahl Merchandise.

Back To The Future 1,2 & 3

It’s pretty much impossible to even think about the 80s without thoughts of Back To The Future flooding through! Pretty much the cornerstone of films from the 80s, there’s nothing not to love about this franchise and with all three available to view, no better way to spend a day working your way through them. Take a peep at our exclusive range of Back To The Future TShirts for some movie inspo.

Jumanji

Anyone else remember having this on tape? We must have nearly worn the thing out! Thankfully, with the powers of online streaming (sounding like our parents already!), there’s nothing to wear out other than one of our 90s inspired TShirts! See what we did there…

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Labyrinth

About as classic as they come! You’ll be singing along word for work with the mighty Goblin King while you watch Sarah take on the Labyrinth! Keep snuggly and warm with one of our exclusive Labyrinth Christmas Jumper as part of our ever-growing range of Labyrinth Merchandise. Singing voices ready?

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So there you have them peeps! We’re sure there are heaps more awesome retro films to be discovered on there and they will be adding more and more. Which films can’t you get enough of on Netflix?

The TruffleShuffle Top Gun Drinking Game!

Do you feel the need? The need to take your next Top Gun viewing to all-new heights?! Here at TruffleShuffle, we’re celebrating the movie legend Top Cruise’s birthday in true style with a whopping 30% off our exclusive Top Gun TShirts with code XXXX! Yeeesh that’s a deal!

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With this in mind, what better way to celebrate Maverick’s special day than with another viewing of 80s classic Top Gun…with a twist!

How To Play

Pay close attention and follow these simple rules during the film to take part.
Note: You can always substitute an alcoholic drink for something else including chocolates, sweets (perhaps sour), some of your least favourite fruit etc.

Drink when…

– A plane takes off

– A missile is fired

– There’s a high five

– Someone says “Maverick”

– When someone is wearing sunglasses indoors

– Whenever a character repeats themselves

– Whenever someone says a sexual innuendo

Clink classes when…

– Someone sings

– A plane performs a barrel roll

– Whenever someone says ‘Top Gun’

– A plane takes off (drink and clink… for good luck)

So there you have it peeps! Get stuck in and give it a go with your friends while rocking your very own Top Gun clothing. Just remember, play safe, drink responsibly and have a wicked time!

Playing along? Let us know by tagging us and/or using #truffleshufflecom. Enjoy!

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 284

It’s here! Another bank holiday fix of retro movies is back and ready to soothe our woes and keep up entertained right the way through. Sit back, relaz and enjoy our top picks hitting the small screen!

SATURDAY 5th May


The Railway Children
(1970) ITV3 8:50am-11:00am (2 hours 10 minutes)
Three Edwardian children are forced to leave their comfortable middle-class London home and move to the wilds of Yorkshire after their father is wrongfully imprisoned for treason. Family drama adapted from E Nesbit’s story, starring Jenny Agutter, Sally Thomsett, Gary Warren, Dinah Sheridan, Bernard Cribbins, William Mervyn and Iain Cuthbertson.

Five Children and It (2004) 5STAR 9:25am-11:15am
Five brothers and sisters are sent to live with their uncle in the country during the First World War. Their worries are soon forgotten when they encounter a mysterious creature who offers to grant them one wish each day. Fantasy, adapted from the classic tale by E Nesbit, with Eddie Izzard as the voice of the magical creature. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Zoe Wanamaker, Tara FitzGerald and Freddie Highmore.

Brewster’s Millions (1985) Sony Movie Channel 11:35am-1:40pm
A baseball player is stunned to learn he has come into a massive inheritance. Unfortunately, there is one condition – he must somehow find a way to spend $30million in just one month, or he will lose the lot. Meanwhile, two scheming lawyers, who stand to get the money if he fails, are determined to sabotage his efforts. Comedy, starring Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee and Jerry Orbach.

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Babe
(1995) ITV2 1:40pm-3:30pm
A kindly farmer wins a cute piglet, which some greedy humans and jealous animals hope will end up as the Christmas roast. Undaunted, the young pig proves himself useful on the farm and enlists the aid of the resident dog in learning how to herd sheep. Family comedy, starring James Cromwell and Magda Szubanski, with Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes and Hugo Weaving among those providing the voices of the animal characters.

Twister (1996) ITV2 3:30pm-5:40pm
A storm-chaser and her estranged husband are brought together in a joint project to monitor the path of an oncoming tornado – but the pair face a race against the clock as a rival government-backed group with hi-tech resources tries to beat them to it. Action thriller, starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Home Alone
(1990) Film4 4:50pm-6:55pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. The youngster initially enjoys his freedom, but is soon forced to resort to ingenious booby traps to defend the family home from two dim-witted burglars. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy.

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Heartbreak Ridge
(1986) ITV4 9:00pm-11:45pm
A hellraising US marine sergeant is assigned to whip a squad of raw recruits into shape for the invasion of Grenada in 1983 – but his old-fashioned methods meet with disapproval from superior officers. Action adventure, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. With Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn and Bo Svenson.

The Fugitive (1993) ITV4 11:45pm-2:20am
A doctor is convicted of his wife’s murder and forced to go on the run to prove his innocence – but his efforts to find the mysterious one-armed man he believes is the real killer are hampered by a tenacious US marshal. Thriller, starring Harrison Ford, an Oscar-winning Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore and Joe Pantoliano.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 275

It’s SNOOOOOW! With what seems like the entire world now nicely dusted on soft while playful goodness, it’s the perfect time to take some time and enjoy the finer things in life. Be it a nice walk, a hut cuppa, or even just sitting back and tucking into some of your old but still favourite movies. We know we love that one! Take a peep at some of our top picks hitting the small screen this weekend. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 3rd MARCH

First Knight (1995) Sony Movie Channel 9:10am-12:00pm
A wandering swordsman is knighted for his fighting prowess at the court of King Arthur and his wife, Lady Guinevere. However, the new knight and the queen develop a dangerous and secret attraction for each other, while a neighbouring warlord threatens the downfall of the kingdom. Adventure, starring Richard Gere, Sean Connery, Julia Ormond and Ben Cross.

Stuart Little (1999) 11:20am-1:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
An American couple decide their son needs a brother, and plan to adopt another child – but when they get to the orphanage they are greeted by a charming talking mouse named Stuart, who fits the bill perfectly. However, their jealous cat hatches a plot to get rid of the new arrival. Comedy adventure, starring Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie, with the voice of Michael J Fox.

Field of Dreams (1989) Film4 1:00pm-3:05pm (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.

A Knight’s Tale (2001) 5STAR 4:30pm-7:05pm
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.

Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 7:00pm-9:00pm
An unreliable but good-natured slob is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces while their parents are away – and what starts as a disaster soon changes for the better as the unlikely babysitter gets to grips with the finer points of being a responsible adult. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.

Far and Away (1992) Sony Movie Channel 6:05pm-9:00pm
Penniless Irish farmer Joseph seeks revenge on the cruel landowner who drove him from his home. However, the landlord’s daughter, desperate to escape her family, persuades him to join her in seeking their fortune in America. The pair plan to stake a claim in the Oklahoma gold rush, but instead Joseph is forced to become a bare-knuckle fighter to support them. Romantic drama set in the 1890s, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

Batman Begins (2005) 9:00pm-11:50pm
Billionaire Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice, consumed with rage over his parents’ murder. Trained by a secret society, he hones his fighting skills and returns to his home city of Gotham on a mission to rid it of crime and corruption in the guise of a masked vigilante. Comic-book adventure, exploring the origins of the Dark Knight, with Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy, Gary Oldman and Katie Holmes.

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Cocktail (1988) Sony Movie Channel 9:00pm-11:20pm
An ambitious bartender and his mentor become the talk of New York before their differences drive them apart. Relocating in Jamaica, the barman is torn between the waitress he loves and a wealthy older woman who can make his dreams of running his own establishment come true. Drama, starring Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue and Lisa Banes.

Predator (1987) Channel 4 11:00pm-1:00am (2 hours)
An elite military team takes on a top-secret mission in the jungles of Central America, but the soldiers realise they have been deceived by their CIA employers. A greater danger presents itself when they are stalked by a lethal alien big-game hunter with the power to become invisible, that has come to Earth to stalk human prey. Sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Bill Duke.

A Few Good Men (1992) Sony Movie Channel 11:20pm-2:15am
Two marines based in Cuba stand accused of murdering a comrade-in-arms. Three Navy lawyers working on their defence unearth evidence that the soldiers may have been acting under orders, which points to a trail of corruption leading all the way to a top-ranking officer. Drama based on Aaron Sorkin’s stage play, starring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Pollack, Jack Nicholson, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon.

SUNDAY 4th MARCH

Wyatt Earp (1994) Channel 5 12:50pm-4:25pm (3 hours 35 minutes)
The life of the legendary lawman, from his early youth to his days as the feared and respected deputy town marshal of Tombstone who is best known for his part in the gunfight at the OK Corral, a tragic confrontation with a notorious outlaw gang. Western, starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Michael Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Bill Pullman and Catherine O’Hara.

The Flintstones (1994) ITV2 3:05pm-4:50pm
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.

The Dirty Dozen (1967) Channel 5 4:25pm-7:20pm
An uncompromising major is placed in charge of a seemingly suicidal mission to destroy a French chateau being used as a base by Nazi officers. Needing tough but expendable soldiers for the task, he recruits 12 hardened criminals from a military prison. Second World War action adventure, starring Lee Marvin, Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and Donald Sutherland.

Crocodile Dundee (1986) Film4 4:50pm-6:45pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A New York reporter searches the Australian Outback for a maverick hunter with a legendary reputation, and invites the adventurer back to America. But the die-hard Aussie needs to draw on all his survival skills to adjust to life in the urban jungle. Comedy adventure, written by and starring Paul Hogan, with Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Mark Blum.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Sony Movie Channel 9:00pm-11:40pm
A fast-talking US Army disc jockey is sent to entertain the GIs in 1960s Saigon, but he enrages the military top brass by blasting the airwaves with his irreverent and controversial view of the conflict in South-East Asia. Comedy drama, starring Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker and Bruno Kirby.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, wear one more pair of socks than you’re thinking and remember that a flask of tea can make of break even just a walk to the shops. Enjoy!