The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 15!

Pythagoras’ Theorem! Is it that time again?

Like a sleuth of bears thrashing and splashing around in rivers looking for salmon, we’re here once again to pluck out the juiciest and plumpest retro cinematic pleasures available to watch this weekend! So, sharpen your claws and lick your lips cos it’s looking like a filling end to the week.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 11th AUGUST

Forrest Gump (1994) Sky Movies Drama & Romance 12:25pm-2:50pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
A simple soul bumbles his way through a series of bizarre adventures, becoming an American football star, Vietnam veteran, table tennis champion and millionaire businessman – but the love of his life continues to elude him. Robert Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise

Boyz N the Hood (1991) Sky Movies Modern Greats 4:00pm-6:00pm (2 hours)
A bright but underachieving teenager with a domineering single father strikes up a friendship with two brothers, and over time, the three young men each follow their own path – but a tragedy eventually leaves them facing a dangerous choice. Oscar-nominated drama, with Cuba Gooding Jr, Laurence Fishburne, Morris Chestnut and Ice Cube

Office Space (1999) Sky Movies Indie 6:45pm-8:20pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
A jaded computer programmer goes to bizarre lengths to get fired from his dull job – but his new laid-back attitude leads to unexpected promotions as his arrogance is taken for supreme self-confidence by unwitting bosses. Satirical comedy, starring Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Ajay Naidu and Gary Cole

Rocky II (1979) ITV4 9:15pm-11:40pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa quits the ring to marry his sweetheart and become a father. However, times prove hard and money is tight, so when Balboa is offered another shot at Apollo Creed’s heavyweight title, the fighter is tempted out of retirement. Drama sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burt Young and Burgess Meredith.

SUNDAY 12th AUGUST

The Karate Kid Part II (1986) Channel 5 3:40pm-5:50pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
High-kicking teenager Daniel accompanies his venerable mentor Mr Miyagi when he returns to the Japanese province of Okinawa to visit his dying father. However, an old rival of Miyagi’s is waiting for them, while Daniel is drawn into a vicious conflict with their enemy’s own karate protege. Martial arts sequel, starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Yuji Okumoto

Men's Karate Kid Cobra Kai Fist Logo T Shirt £22.99
Men's Karate Kid Cobra Kai Fist Logo T Shirt £22.99

The Goonies (1985) Channel 5 5:50pm-7:55pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Seven youngsters uncover an old map and set out on the adventure of a lifetime to save their homes from a land developer by finding a legendary pirate’s hidden treasure. However, they first have to navigate a series of booby-trapped underground caverns and outwit a family of crooks also after the loot. Children’s adventure, starring Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Martha Plimpton and the late Lupe Ontiveros

Airplane! (1980) Sky Movies Modern Greats 8:00pm-9:30pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
The passengers on board an ill-fated airliner become increasingly jittery when the members of the flight crew flounder during a food-poisoning crisis. As ground control personnel struggle heroically to ensure the plane lands safely, a traumatised war veteran is forced to take the controls. Spoof disaster movie, starring Robert Hays, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack and Lloyd Bridges

Airplane Don't Call Me Shirley Mug £4.99
Airplane Don't Call Me Shirley Mug £4.99

Top Gun (1986) Film4 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An arrogant pilot’s maverick flying skills earn him a place in an elite US Navy school, where he comes into conflict with a fellow student and falls for his civilian instructor. A tragedy in the air threatens to end his military career – until an international incident offers him a chance to redeem himself. Aerial action adventure, starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt

The Goonies, Karate Kid Part II and Top Gun all in the same day!! I hereby name Sunday as “Awesome TruffleShuffle Day”, go buy yourself something nice to celebrate, or make a cake! Spread the word, happy “Awesome TruffleShuffle” day everybody!

Don’t end up like this lonesome bear, get some friends round for the movie feast and enjoy it together!

Whatever you get up to this weekend – as my mum always says, be careful and enjoy yourselves! 😉

From Romance to Bromance – TruffleShuffle’s Got It Covered This Valentine’s!

TruffleShuffle‘s one stop guide to movies on the box this Valentine’s day!

So if all’s gone to plan Casanova has swept you off your feet or Prince Charming has melted your heart to a cheesy fondue like substance! You may have received acres of roses, masses of heart shaped chocolates or you were lucky your bloke remembered and made that last minute dash to the petrol station and got you something meaningful and romantic like a rose scented magic tree for your car (hey I try!)

Or maybe you don’t  believe in  Valentine’s day at all and you’ll ignore everything going on around you because it’s a scam made up by  corporate fat cats and big wigs to get you to waste money on rubbish that’s going to end up in the bin anyway. Whichever category you fall in to I’ll do my best for you if you’re spending Valentine’s night in alone or with your partner.

I’ll start with the two most romantic movies on tonight.

First up a film I’ve not seen (it sounds a bit slushy!) “You’ve got mail” ITV2 7.30pm – two rivals in a bookshop business fall in love over the internet, unaware they know and dislike each other in the real world. With Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. It’s most likely to be like “Sleepless in Seattle” but then I’ve never seen that either (most definitely slushy!) I can however quote Joey from Friends and say “Meg Ryan get’s mail and stuff”.

On the same channel “The Bodyguard” ITV2 11.00pm – A famous singer subjected to death threats by an obsessive fan is persuaded to hire a former secret service agent as her bodyguard, but neither of them realise the effect they are about to have on each other. Starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. I believe I still own this on VHS somewhere, we’d religiously watch it when we got surround sound for the telly. I also believe this to be the prime choice if you’re having a couple’s night in or just a single lass crying into a bucket of ice cream 🙂

So, if you’re spending Valentine’s Solo, male or female I’ve a got a few film choices for you.

First off is “Hard Target” ITV4 9.00pm – A woman searching for her missing father hires an out of work merchant sailor to guide her through the streets of new Orleans where his martial arts skills are greatly tested in a series of encounters with sadistic hunters of human prey. Starring Jean Claude Van Damme. For one, the ladies get to watch Van Damme and two, Van Damme bites the tail off a rattlesnake – what’s not to love about that?

Choice two “Heartbreak ridge” 5USA also 9.00pm – A hell raising US marine sergeant is assigned to whip a squad of recruits into shape for the invasion of Grenada 1983 but his old fashioned hard as nails methods meet with disapproval from superior officers. Starring Clint Eastwood. Probably one my favourite Eastwood movies and my pick if your boycotting Valentine’s day altogether, after all its called Heartbreak Ridge and it has one the best quotes of any movie ever – “my name’s Gunnery Sergeant Highway and I’ve drunk more beer and banged more quiff and pissed more blood and stomped more ass than all you numb nuts put together” – What a classy guy!

If you’re spending Valentine’s with mates and “bro’in it up” then I have a choice for you after all a bromance is a romance between two bros and should be respected.

Lethal weapon 2 TCM 11.25pm – Headstrong cop Martin Riggs and his partner Roger Murtaugh stumble across a plot by South African diplomat to launder drugs money by shipping gold coins into the us. Starring Danny Glover and Mel Gibson. Riggs and Murtaugh share a deep bromance, in my opinion this is the best lethal weapon ever by the shear genius of the exploding toilet scene if your “bro in out” watch this.

There is however one film that should be on tonight but is not, one film that expands the romance to bromance genre I’ve foolishly tried to lay out before you. Perhaps you have it on DVD, VHSor even Betamax if you’re that old! Maybe you could stream it off Netflix or Love film?

My ultimate romantic bromantic pick is Top Gun! Brash young pilot Lt. Pete Mitchell, nicknamed “Maverick” for his individualistic flying style, is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station, where he trains with the country’s best fighter pilots. The best student from each class wins the prized “Top Gun” award, and the privilege of remaining at Miramar as an instructor. Maverick’s chief competition is Tom Kasanzky, nicknamed “Iceman,” and eventually an international incident arises that allows the pilots to prove themselves. This is the ultimate choice for this day so rent, borrow, buy or thief it (well don’t do that, it’s wrong!)

However you decide to celebrate (or not!) have a LOVEly day!

xoxo

Tom Cruise on board for Top Gun sequel – Yes!

Rumours have been circulting for a while now about the possibility of a follow up to the frankly legendary Top Gun movie but now Tom Cruise has confirmed that he will be taking part, our excitement levels have gone through the roof.

The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film, which also starred Kelly McGillis and Val Kilmer, was nominated for four Oscars and won the best song Academy Award for Take My Breath Away is definitely a big favourite both at Truffle Towers and with our lovely customers as our exclusive range of Top Gun tees are always up there in our bestseller lists.

“I hope we can figure this out to do it again,” said Cruise to MTV, regarding the Tony Scott directed movie. “I said to Tony, I want to make another movie with him. He and I haven’t made a film since Days Of Thunder.”

“Tony and I and Jerry, we never thought that we would do it again. Then they started to come to us with these ideas and I thought, wow, that would be what we could do now,” added Cruise.

He was however careful not to reveal too much about his character’s future exploits although it’s rumoured that the new film will see Maverick return as flying instructor.

“We all want to make a film that is in the same kind of tone as the other one and shoot it in the same way as we shot Top Gun,” said Cruise.

But when asked what his role would be in a new film, the actor said: “I don’t know – we’re working on it.”

Exciting news right? We’re already wearing our Top Gun Maverick T-Shirt and raising a mug to Tom in anticipation….

Get in on the action and shop our full range of official Top Gun Merchandise here!

I Feel The Need, The Need For Speed In 3D!!

If TruffleShuffle.com wasn’t named after the dance Chunk does in The Goonies movie it would probably be called Great Balls Of Fire or something to do with Top Gun! Us Trufflers are huge 80’s movies fans and so of course we were massively excited to hear about Top Gun being re-released in 3D.

So Maverick and Goose are getting ready to enter the danger zone once again with the added bonus of 3D. The company responsible for the remake are Legend3D and they have been busy at work converting the film for an early 2012 release however there hasn’t been an official announcement by Paramount yet. According to Legend3D’s CEO they want to get director Tony Scotts approval first, we do hope he likes it!

Just think – Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis and the gang in 3 dimension, that fly by scene is going to be A-maz-ing!!

If Top Gun isn’t your cup of tea then perhaps you might favour one of the other classic films getting the 3D re-release treatment with the Lion King out now and George Lucas planning to release ALL THE STAR WARS FILMS over the next couple of years!

What do you think? An opportunity to see the iconic film again on the big screen, another staff night out to be planned we think!

xoxo