The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 450

It’s spooky time! With our vampire teeth in, hair slicked back and cape flapping around behind us (we’re totally making sure it’s flapping!), we’re ready for a weekend of fun, food and a whole lot of fright!

SATURDAY 30th October

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) Film4 11:00am-1:15pm
The teenage detective and his future sidekick Watson meet for the first time at boarding school. The death of Holmes’s mentor sets the youngsters on their first case, and they discover that former members of an archaeological survey team have died under suspicious circumstances – pointing to a sinister Egyptian cult using hallucinogenic poisons to kill its victims. Adventure, starring Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox and Sophie Ward.

Flight of the Navigator (1986) Film4 1:15pm-3:00pm
A boy mysteriously disappears in 1978 and is found eight years later, having not aged a day. He escapes being experimented on by government scientists by taking off in a crashed alien spaceship. With the help of the robot pilot, he tries to find out what has happened to him and if he can get back home. Sci-fi adventure, starring Joey Cramer and Veronica Cartwright, with the voice of Paul Reubens.

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Brrrrr! With the temperature turning down and our heating turning up, we’re getting fully into the cosy season. what better time to grab your thickest socks, a soft blanket, kick back and enjoy some classic movies?!

SATURDAY 23rd October

Father of the Bride Part II (1995) 5STAR 12:00pm-2:10pm
A put-upon father has just gotten 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.

Moonraker (1979) ITV 1:25pm-3:55pm
James Bond’s investigations into the mysterious disappearance of a space shuttle lead him to a sinister industrialist, who is plotting to wipe out most of the human race. The secret agent also faces a rematch with his old enemy, metal-toothed hitman Jaws. Spy adventure, starring Roger Moore, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel and Lois Chiles.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 447

Sweet cherry pie! Another action, drama, comedy and nostalgia packed weekend is upon us. We’re SO ready to grab a fork and tuck into all the excitement our top movie picks can bring. Are you ready?

SATURDAY 7th October

Stuart Little (1999) Film4 11:00am-12:45pm
An American couple decides 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.

Stuart Little 2 (2002) Film4 12:45pm-2:20pm
The plucky talking mouse feels left out when the son of his adopted human family makes a new pal – but quickly forgets such trifling matters when his high-flying canary friend is captured by an evil falcon, prompting the brave rodent to mount a daring rescue. Family adventure sequel, with Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie and Jonathan Lipnicki, and the voices of Michael J Fox, Melanie Griffith and James Woods.

Cocoon (1985) Channel 5 12:55pm-3:15pm
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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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 444

Bursting through the week like a fighter jet breaking the sound barrier, we’re flying through another movie packed weekend! Dipping our wings, we’re pointing out some of our favourite movie picks to set your sights on. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 18th September

Lost in Space (1998) 5STAR 11:55am-2:35pm
A pioneering scientist takes his family out into space to colonise another planet. However, a saboteur has infiltrated their craft, and his meddling leaves them stranded in unknown territory on the other side of the galaxy. Sci-fi adventure based on the 1960s TV show, starring William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Gary Oldman, Mimi Rogers and Heather Graham.

Labyrinth (1986) 5STAR 2:35pm-4:40pm
A teenager wishes her baby brother would be taken away, only to have her request granted by a band of goblins and their sinister king. She regrets her decision and sets out to rescue him, but to reach the castle where he is being held, she must find her way through a magical maze full of strange creatures. Jim Henson’s fantasy adventure, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie.

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Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) Paramount Network 2:35pm-4:40pm
The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy, especially with their old enemy in hot pursuit. Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 441

With a zip and a clip, we’re setting up camp in retro movie land! Tripping over iconic films as we work our way through the long days, we’ll cosy up in the evening around the warm glow of nostalgia thanks to some totally iconic movies!

SATURDAY 21st August

Shrek the Third (2007) Film4 3:00pm-4:45pm
The bad-tempered ogre finds himself in the unwelcome position of being next in line for the throne. Preferring to stay at home in the swamps, he sets out on a quest to find the rightful heir – a rebellious teenager named Artie – and persuade him to face up to his responsibilities as the future king. Meanwhile, the ambitious Prince Charming sees his chance to take the throne. Animated comedy, with the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas and Rupert Everett.

You’ve Got Mail (1998) Channel 5 3:30pm-5:55pm
Two rivals in the bookshop business fall in love over the internet, unaware they know and dislike each other in the real world. While things remain frosty in person, the pair’s anonymous online relationship continues to blossom. Romantic comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey and Dabney Coleman.

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