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.

Jurassic Park Clothing

Jurassic Park Logo Hoodie

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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Pac-Man Backpack from Difuzed

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.

101 Dalmatians Merchandise

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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.

Captain America TShirt

Captain America Shield Logo T-Shirt

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.

Jaws Gifts

Jaws Magnetic Bottle Opener

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.

Roald Dahl Merchandise

Matilda Mug



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.

Lord of the Rings Merchandise

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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.

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 – 316

We’re kicking off 2019 with a bang and just as we’re hoping to see the year through… with a whole host of classic retro films of course! Packed with plenty to keep you occupied over your few days off, sit back, relax and enjoy some of our top picks hitting the small screen. enjoy!

SATURDAY 12th January

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) ITV2 2:55pm-5:55pm
An orphaned boy endures a miserable childhood until he discovers he has magical powers and enrols at a special school for young wizards. However, his suspicions are aroused by a sinister teacher who seems to be up to no good. Fantasy adventure, adapted from the first of JK Rowling’s books, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman and Richard Harris.

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Batteries Not Included (1987) Sony Movie Channel 2:20pm-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.



A League of Their Own (1992) Film4 3:45pm-6:20pm
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.



Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) ITV2 5:55pm-9:00pm
The young wizard and his friends return for their second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to discover a strange serpentine power is petrifying the other students. Meanwhile, Harry is haunted by a sinister voice in his head urging him to uncover the dark force that is stalking the corridors of the school. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Kenneth Branagh.

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) 5STAR 7:10pm-9:00pm
The eccentric pet detective is coaxed out of self-imposed exile in a Buddhist monastery to visit Africa and help search for a sacred white bat. However, his unique investigative talents are tested to the limits as he faces a race against time to find the missing creature and prevent a tribal war. Comedy sequel, starring Jim Carrey, Simon Callow and Bob Gunton.



Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) ITV 10:45pm-12:30am
Incarcerated Special Forces veteran John Rambo is offered the chance for freedom by former commander Colonel Trautman if he takes up the offer to return to the jungles of Vietnam on a life-or-death mission to rescue American PoWs. During the course of the operation, he develops strong feelings for his guide, a female freedom fighter – but tragedy strikes, leaving him more determined than ever to exact bloody and explosive revenge. Action adventure sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Julia Nickson-Soul, Steven Berkoff, George Kee Cheung, Andy Wood and Martin Kove.

SUNDAY 13th January

Dunston Checks In (1996) Film4 11:00am-12:40pm
A gentleman jewel thief’s pet orang-utan runs amok in a swanky hotel, causing endless problems for the put-upon manager who has enough on his plate trying to ensure the establishment successfully attains a six-star rating. Family comedy, starring Jason Alexander, Rupert Everett, Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd and Paul Reubens.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) ITV2 3:15pm-5:55pm
The teenage wizard is alarmed to learn a dangerous fugitive sorcerer is searching for him. Meanwhile, a new teacher at Hogwarts helps the bespectacled youngster to protect himself from the school’s soul-sucking security guards. The third in the fantasy adventure series, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane and Alan Rickman.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) ITV2 5:55pm-9:00pm
Adolescent wizard Harry is unexpectedly chosen to represent Hogwarts School in a prestigious magical tournament, despite being legally too young to enter. Along with charming sixth-year student Cedric Diggory, Harry takes on the champions of two other magical academies visiting the school, facing deadly monsters in a series of death-defying challenges. Meanwhile, the followers of the dreaded Lord Voldemort plot to restore their master to the land of the living. The fourth instalment of the fantasy saga, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Brendan Gleeson and Robert Pattinson.

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The Siege (1998) 5Spike 9:00pm-11:20pm
New York is placed under martial law after a series of bombings and hijackings involving hundreds of casualties cause widespread panic, prompting a desperate bid by the FBI to find the terrorist cell responsible before full-scale civil unrest takes hold of the city. Thriller, starring Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Annette Bening and Tony Shalhoub.

Jaws 2 (1978) ITV4 10:00pm-12:20am
The seaside resort of Amity is terrorised once again by a man-eating great white shark. While police chief Brody struggles to alert the townsfolk to the magnitude of the danger, a group of teenagers – including Brody’s two sons – is adrift at sea in waters hunted by the shark. Thriller sequel, starring Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary and Murray Hamilton.

Jaws Merchandise

Jaws Movie Poster Ringer T-Shirt



Whatever you’re up to this weekend, just remember… if not now… when?