The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 347

Well lookie here! Rolling its way over the hill, another classic filled retro movie weekend is with us and ready to add a whole heap of fun to our day!
Packing some serious punch this weekend, here are a few of our favourite movies hitting your screens. But which will you pick?

SATURDAY 14th September

A League of Their Own (1992) Sony Movies 11:10am-1:45pm
An alcoholic former professional player reluctantly agrees to train an all-female baseball team during the Second World War. With star player Dottie Hinson and her sister Kit on board, they look set to dominate the league – until sibling rivalry rears its head. Comedy-drama, starring Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Tom Hanks and Madonna.

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Vertical Limit
(2000) Sony Movies 1:45pm-4:00pm
A wildlife photographer is forced to master his fears and the elements as he leads an expedition to climb K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, on a desperate mission to rescue his estranged sister and her fellow mountaineers, who have fallen into a crevasse. Action-adventure, starring Chris O’Donnell, Bill Paxton, Scott Glenn and Robin Tunney.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 342

What’s this? As the deep and distant rumbling begins to slowly intensify, so does the excitement. Before long, with our hands shaking as much as the earth around us in anticipation, we catch our first glimpse of the cause of the drama. From over the brow, we begin to see it. ‘Would what it be?’ people cry! Revealing itself in all its glory, we’re presented with another retro movie filled weekend!

SATURDAY 2nd August

Cocoon (1985) Film4 11:00am-1:20pm
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 – 339

Click, clack, clunk! Throwing in another classic VHS into the tape player, we sit crossed-legged as close to the TV as we possibly can as we take another trip into the weird and wonderful worlds of our favourite movies.
Join us and enjoy some of these total classic heading your way this weekend!

SATURDAY 13th July

Mr Deeds (2002) Channel 5 10:25am-12:10pm
A pizza parlour owner who inherits $40billion is used by greedy opportunists and exploited by an unscrupulous reporter. Romantic comedy remake, with Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder.

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Crash! Bang! Wallop! What a weekend!
We’re back with another swan-dive into the action, adventure, romance and comedy of all the top movies hitting your small screens over the next few days. There will be laughs, there will be tears and boy will there be snacks! Step on up to see some of our total top picks heading your way this weekend. enjoy!

SATURDAY 27th April

Stargate (1994) 5STAR 12:00pm-2:25pm
A soldier and an Egyptologist travel through a mysterious portal to a distant alien planet where they battle a tyrant. Sci-fi adventure, starring Kurt Russell and James Spader.

Men in Black (1997) FIlm4 4:35pm-6:35pm
A cop joins a secret force policing aliens on Earth and teams up with a veteran partner to track down a giant insect. Sci-fi comedy, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

Jurassic Park (1993) ITV2 6:40pm-9:15pm
Genetically engineered dinosaurs escape from an eccentric tycoon’s safari park and go on the rampage. Steven Spielberg’s adventure, with Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.

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Men in Black II (2002) E4 7:20pm-9:00pm
An alien plots to destroy humanity – and the only one who can stop her is a retired agent whose memory has been wiped. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

The Green Mile (1999) Film4 9:00pm-12:40am
A prison guard amazed by the healing power and gentle nature of a man on death row comes to doubt his guilt. Supernatural drama, starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan.

Pearl Harbor (2001) ITV4 9:50pm-1:25am
Two friends fall for the same woman during the Second World War just as the Japanese launch an attack on a US naval base. A romantic drama, starring Ben Affleck and Kate Beckinsale.

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) ITV 10:30pm-12:35am
A disgraced cop is given a chance to redeem himself by going undercover to bring a drug trafficker to justice. Thriller sequel, with Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Eva Mendes.

SUNDAY 28th April

The Indian in the Cupboard (1995) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm
A boy is given an old cupboard for his birthday and discovers that the toys he places inside it come to life. Children’s fantasy, starring Hal Scardino, Litefoot and Steve Coogan.

Pixels (2015) Channel 5 12:20pm-2:25pm
Four former video games champions are recruited to defend Earth from an invasion of 1980s arcade game characters. Sci-fi comedy, starring Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage.

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First Knight (1995) Sony Movie Channel 3:40pm-6:20pm
A wandering swordsman is made a knight at King Arthur’s court, where he falls in love with the monarch’s queen. Adventure, starring Richard Gere, Sean Connery and Julia Ormond.

Edward Scissorhands (1990) Film4 4:25pm-6:35pm
A lonely man-made boy with scissor-like hands is befriended by suburban townspeople – but they later turn against him. Tim Burton’s fantasy, starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder.

101 Dalmatians (1996) Channel 4 4:35pm-6:30pm
An evil fashion designer is bent on turning a litter of puppies into a magnificent fur coat. Disney comedy adventure remake, starring Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson.

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) ITV2 6:25pm-9:00pm
A scientist reluctantly joins a research team on an island where genetically engineered dinosaurs roam. Steven Spielberg’s adventure sequel, with Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore.

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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Film4 6:35pm-9:00pm
A frail volunteer is transformed into the ultimate soldier and fights for his country during the Second World War. Superhero adventure, starring Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving.

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Jaws: The Revenge (1987) ITV4 8:10pm-10:00pm
The remaining members of the Brody family are terrorised by a bloodthirsty great white shark in the Bahamas. Thriller sequel, starring Michael Caine, Lorraine Gary and Lance Guest.

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Carlito’s Way (1993) ITV4 10:00pm-12:50am
A former gangster is released from prison and resolves to go straight, but is dragged back into a life of crime by a crooked lawyer. Thriller, starring Al Pacino and Sean Penn.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, always remember to try and save some for someone else.

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 327

It’s that time again! Here to tempt you back onto the sofa to really enjoy some well-earned R&R with some of your favourite characters, we’re back with even more movie goodness for you to tuck into!
Spin your dials and dive into the action-packed weekend. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 6th March

Scooby-Doo (2002) ITV2 3:25pm-5:10pm
The hapless hound and his chums reunite after a bitter break-up to solve a baffling mystery in the ghost-themed tourist resort of Spooky Island, whose owner is convinced he has a genuine haunting on his hands. Live-action comedy adventure based on the cartoon series, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr, Linda Cardellini and Rowan Atkinson.

Matilda (1996) Sony Movie Channel 5:10pm-7:15pm
A gifted youngster is packed off by her selfish parents to the prison-like Crunchem Hall School. Once there, she befriends a sweet-natured teacher who convinces her that not all grown-ups are bad – and urges her to use her special powers to turn the tables on the nasty headmistress. Fantasy comedy, adapted from the children’s book by Roald Dahl, with Mara Wilson, Pam Ferris, Embeth Davidtz, Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito, who also directed.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) ITV2 5:10pm-8:35pm
An unassuming hobbit is plunged into a battle against the forces of darkness when his uncle bequeaths him a magical ring of immense power. He joins a fellowship of heroes to embark on a perilous quest to destroy the ring before it falls into the hands of its creator – a dark lord who needs it to regain his power and conquer the world. The first part of Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy based on JRR Tolkien’s novel, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Christopher Lee, Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom.



Goldfinger (1964) ITV4 7:30pm-9:45pm
James Bond is assigned to investigate a notorious German gold smuggler and discovers his quarry has ambitions much greater than first suspected. Pursuing the criminal mastermind around the world, Bond uncovers the villain’s audacious scheme to destroy the global economy with a daring attack on Fort Knox. Spy adventure, starring Sean Connery, Gert Frobe and Honor Blackman.

Lethal Weapon (1987) ITV4 9:45pm-12:05am
An unstable Vietnam veteran cop teams up with a by-the-book Los Angeles police detective to investigate the apparent suicide of the daughter of a wealthy businessman, leading them to a violent and bloody confrontation with a ruthless drug cartel under the control of a retired US general. Action thriller, starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan and Tom Atkins.

SUNDAY 7th March

Small Soldiers (1998) Film4 11:00am-1:10pm
A hi-tech computer chip has a bizarre effect on a squad of toy soldiers, causing mayhem for their owner as the miniature marauders engage in a series of scaled-down skirmishes. Children’s adventure mixing live action and computer animation, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denis Leary and Gregory Smith, with the voices of Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Ricci.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 5Star 2:25pm-4:45pm
A lonely boy befriends an alien who has been left stranded on Earth. The two develop a psychic connection as the boy helps the extraterrestrial to contact his own people and call for rescue. However, living on Earth starts to have a devastating effect on the visitor’s health, and a government operative is determined to capture him for study. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy, starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace and Peter Coyote.

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Turner & Hooch (1989) Film4 3:00pm-5:05pm
A Californian detective investigating the murder of a local man by drug smugglers has only one witness to help him solve the case – the large, smelly dog that belonged to the victim, which is about to turn the detective’s well-ordered existence into chaos. Family comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham and Craig T Nelson.



The Goonies (1985) 5Star 4:45pm-6:55pm
Seven youngsters discover 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 and Martha Plimpton.

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Sister Act (1992) Film4 6:55pm-9:00pm
Nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier agrees to testify against her gangster boyfriend after witnessing a murder. Placed in protective custody by the authorities, she is less than pleased to discover she is expected to pose as chaste nun Sister Mary Clarence in a convent. Comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Keitel, Maggie Smith, Bill Nunn and Kathy Najimy.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) ITV2 7:00pm-10:35pm
Frodo and Sam continue their quest to destroy the all-powerful ring, bringing them face to face with the magical artefact’s twisted former owner Gollum. Meanwhile, their allies prepare to make a desperate last stand against the vast armies of the corrupted wizard Saruman, who has declared war on a neighbouring kingdom. Part two of Peter Jackson’s fantasy adventure trilogy, starring Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Andy Serkis and Christopher Lee.

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Unforgiven (1992) ITV4 10:30pm-1:05am
Two notorious gunslingers come out of retirement to help a young assassin collect the $1,000 bounty on the heads of a pair of cowboys who attacked and mutilated a prostitute in the backwoods town of Big Whiskey. The local sheriff, however, has no intention of letting the pair impinge on his own authority. Oscar-winning Western, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, with Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Jaimz Woolvett and Richard Harris.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, why not do that thing you’ve been putting off for ages. It won’t take long and it’ll just be done.