The weekly retro movie rundown!

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Calling all retro movie aficionados…………

Here at TruffleShuffle, movies are as important to us as they are to you and if, like us, you grew up on staple diet of Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Lost Boys and of course The Goonies to name but a few, our brand new retro movie rundown is sure to appeal.

Yes folks, every Friday – we’ll be giving you the heads up as to what retro treats you can expect to find on your telly box this coming weekend.

So whether you love old school movies like us or are just looking for something to pass the time and need some inspiration, our retro movie run down is just the ticket.

ENJOY and let us know what you end up watching!

FRIDAY 13th APRIL

Rocky II (1979) ITV4 9:00pm
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.

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SATURDAY 14th APRIL

Grease (1978) Film4 12:55pm-3:10pm
Rebellious American teenager Danny falls for innocent Australian girl Sandy during the summer holidays, but when he later finds out she is a new student at his school, he risks losing her love by trying to act cool in front of his friends. Romantic musical set in the 1950s, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and Barry Pearl

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Jurrasic Park 5.30pm ITV2
Huge advancements in scientific technology have been able to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, plus his two grandchildren to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go to plan? Especially when one of the parks own workers attempt to steal the dinosaurs embryos, and have to shut down all the electricity in the process.
It’s now a race for survival with everyone located all over the island.

Rocky III 9.00pm ITV4
Philadelphia brawler Rocky Balboa gets a shot at the world heavyweight title when current champion Apollo Creed decides to give an unknown boxer a chance in celebration of America’s bicentennial. Oscar-winning drama, starring Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire, Burt Young and Carl Weathers.

Transformers 9.15pm E4
As sci-fi action blockbusters go, they don’t come much bigger than Transformers. Maybe it’s because of the subject matter: it’s based on a toy line from the 1980s, concerning giant robots from outer space engaged in a civil war that pits the heroic Autobots against the evil Decepticons. They have the ability to disguise themselves as vehicles and other mechanical objects, transforming back into robots when it’s time to stomp each other senseless. As a premise, it’s rather silly. But it’s also very simple, and that’s why it works.

The heroes are truly heroic: the noble and powerful Autobot leader Optimus Prime is one of the most iconic characters of the 1980s, and getting the original voice actor (Peter Cullen) to give him life was a stroke of genius. The villains, meanwhile, are just plain evil: Decepticon leader Megatron (voiced by Hugo Weaving) is motivated by absolute power, and his soldiers are not above a bit of wanton destruction to achieve their goals. Mix in a bit of mysticism in the form of the Allspark, the source of life for all Transformers, and the result is pure cinematic magic.

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Big 6.55pm Film 4
A perfect marriage of novel but incisive writing, acting and direction, Big is the story of a 12-year-old boy who wishes he were older, and wakes up one morning as a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). The script by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg finds some unexpected ways of attacking obvious issues of sex, work, and childhood friendships, and in all of these things the accent is on classy humour and great sensitivity. Hanks is remarkable in the lead, at times hilarious (reacting to caviar just as a 12-year-old would) and at others deeply tender. Fun for all the family!

The A-Team 8.00pm Sky Movies Crime and Thriller
They’re armed, dangerous…and downright crazy. Buckle up for an adrenaline-fuelled, action-packed thrill-ride starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Sharlto Copley. Convicted by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit, a daring team of former special forces soldiers must utilize their unique talents to break out of prison and tackle their toughest mission yet. It’s going to take guts, split-second timing and an arsenal of explosive weapons–this is a job for The A-Team.

SUNDAY 15th APRIL

Toy Story 2 4.00pm Channel 5
John Lasseter and his gang of high-tech creators at Pixar create another entertainment for the ages. Like the handful of other great movie sequels, Toy Story 2 comments on why the first one was so wonderful while finding a fresh angle worthy of a new film. The craze of toy collecting becomes the focus here, as we find out Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) is not only a beloved toy to Andy but also a rare doll from a popular 60s children’s show. When a greedy collector takes Woody, Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) launches a rescue mission with Andy’s other toys. To say more would be a crime because this is one of the most creative and smile-inducing films since, well, Toy Story. Although the toys look the same as in the 1994 feature, Pixar shows how much technology has advanced: the human characters look more human, backgrounds are superior, and two action sequences that book-end the film are dazzling. A hoot for kids and adults alike.

Uncle Buck 4.00pm Sky Living
John Candy has one of his finest opportunities in this film by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club) about a perpetual screw-up (Candy) who gets his act together enough to watch over his brother’s kids effectively. Uncle Buck has a reputation for being unreliable and a bit of a house wrecker. It is therefore with reluctance, his sister-in-law agrees to leave Buck looking after the kids (two harmless youngsters and a rebelious teenager) when she visits her sick father. Cue laughs aplenty with a few persuasively touching, sentimental moments thrown in for good measure.

Crocadile Dundee 1pm Film 4
This 1986 comedy out of Australia is so old-fashioned in its romantic charm that one can’t help but wonder what it would have looked like with Clark Gable and Carole Lombard in the leads. On the other hand, it’s hard to imagine anyone besides Paul Hogan as the title character, a laid-back Aussie tracker who shows an American reporter (Linda Kozlowski) around bush country, then accompanies her to New York City. Sure, Hollywood has done the fish-out-of-water scenario to death in the last 20 years, and while this film has sufficient sport with the gimmick, it is largely driven by the principal characters and their developing love affair. A great, goofy, screwball comedy!

Rocky IV 10.00pm ITV 4
The Italian Stallion steps back into the ring for a Cold War clash against seemingly invincible Russian boxer Ivan Drago – but has to fight the bout in his opponent’s native country. Drama sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Brigitte Nielsen and Burt Young.

Rocky V 12.00am ITV 4
The former champion begins training promising youngster Tommy Gunn – only to see his protege turn against him, forcing him back into a fight that could end in tragedy. Boxing drama sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire and real-life heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison.

Happy watching folks and don’t forget to join us next week for more retro movie magic xoxo

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Christmas Gifts A Go Go at TruffleShuffle.com

The start of the familiar Christmas shopping frenzy has definitely started and we’re being kept super busy at Truffle Towers getting all your gifts and goodies out to you in double quick time.

For those of us who haven’t quite got round to making a start yet – we figured we’d share some of the items from our brilliant gift finder which have been flying out faster than Santa on his sleigh throughout November.

Hopefully they’ll inspire you to bite the bullet and get your Christmas shopping all wrapped up at www.TruffleShuffle.com

Love Hearts Tea Lights Set £4.99
Love Hearts Tea Lights Set £4.99

Our luscious Love Hearts Tea Lights have been selling out fast and it’s no surprise as they make a great gift idea for the important lady in your life. At a very wallet friendly £4.99, they’re a perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa gift idea too.

Men's 3pk Batman Assorted Socks Gift Set £12.99
Men's 3pk Batman Assorted Socks Gift Set £12.99

These super socks feature the mark of the Caped Crusader, Batman! A great gift idea for the deserving Superhero in your life, they’ll love sneaking them under inconsipicuous suits or proudly flashing them underneath turn ups for a touch of Ker-Pow WOW!

The Goonies T-Shirts, clothing, accessories and gifts Huge range of 80s, vintage and retro The Goonies t-shirts, clothing, Accessories and Gifts you can buy online & wear tomorrow
The Goonies Gifts and Goodies

It’s no suprise, given that we’re named after Chunk’s famous dance from this very movie, that we have a pretty damn awesome range of gifts, clothing and accessories inspired by The Goonies.  You guys seem to love them just as much as as they’re all flying out faster than ever, particularly our new tee inspired by the original movie poster and available for guys and gals.

Ladies Goonies Movie Poster T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle £22.99
Ladies Goonies Movie Poster T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle £22.99

Check out our whole range of gifts inspired by The Goonies here!

Another movie classic which is proving incredibly popular on the T-Shirt front this year is the amazing Labyrinth.

Official Labyrinth T-Shirts and Clothing

Check our our latest addition to the range in the form of this terifically toasty hoodie inspired by the famous Worm.

Ladies Worm Ello Labyrinth Hoodie from TruffleShuffle £35.00
Ladies Worm Ello Labyrinth Hoodie from TruffleShuffle £35.00

I’m just a worm. Say, come inside, and meet the missus……

And finally – lots of you are giving the gift of allegiance to the good boys of the bunch with these cracking Optimus Prime Transformers boxers!

Vintage Print Optimus Prime Transformers Boxer Shorts £8.99
Vintage Print Optimus Prime Transformers Boxer Shorts £8.99

Starring the leader of the Autobots in full battle mode, they’ll add a touch of comic cool to any underwear drawer!

Happy Christmas shopping folks xoxo

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Top Gifts for Boyfriends

Christmas is creeping ever closer and I’m sure some of you out there are already panicking about what special gifts you can get for the man in your life but fear not because I’m here to help with my handpicked selection of great gifts for boyfriends.

We’ve come up with our very own Gift Finder which is perfect for tweaking your search to help find the exact sort of gift he’ll love.  Going out with a Rock God, a Movie Buff or even a wannabe Superhero?  We have loads of great gifts perfect for his tastes, give it a try here!

Being a bit of a retro gamer geek myself I know I would personally love to receive some of these old skool treats that would remind me of the great computer games from my youth.

Check out our awesome Tetris Heat Change Mug that changes appearance with the heat of your cuppa!  And what about these gaming treats, our Pac-Man Alarm Clock, super popular Pac-Man Belt and my personal favourite this Sesame Street Invaders T-Shirt which puts the Sesame Street gang into the world of Space Invaders – all great gift ideas for gaming geeks!

Maybe your boyfriend is a bit of a Movie Buff, in which case we’re sure he will love some of these great film T-shirts.

See Bowie do his thing with the Dance Magic Dance Labyrinth Poster T-Shirt, pay tribute to Ghostbusters with this Don’t Cross The Streams T-Shirt, Star Wars fans will love the Boxing Stormtroopers Photographic T-Shirt and our Gizzy is the Shizzy T-Shirt is just perfect if he’s a Gremlins fan.  A great selection of classic movie tees!

And finally we present the opportunity to make the boring old tradition of gifting pants and socks fun again!  Check out these cool Vintage Print Optimus Prime Transformers Boxer Shorts or give his confidence a boost with the ultra cheeky Monty Python Biggus Dickus Boxer Shorts, just what every man wants to hear!

We’ve got socks covered too; make him feel like a hero with our Superman Figure Socks or if he’s a film fan, our Ghostbusters Assorted Socks Gift Set would be perfect.

I hope this has helped all of you that are struggling for ideas, if you are still looking for some more inspiration check out our Gifts for him link to get the full list of men’s pressie ideas.  There’s tons of possible presents for him waiting to be found!

For even more inspiration for everyone else in the family check out Amy’s Gorgeous Gift for Marvelous Mums, Simon’s Great Gifts for Dads and Dave’s Great Gifts for Men.

xoxo

Need Inspiration? The TruffleShufflers Have Created Some Retro 80′s Pumpkins To Die For!!!

This week, the TruffleShufflers have been racking their brains and seeking inspiration for that well-known Halloween dilemma, what the hell do I carve into my pumpkin???

Yes, for this week’s Friday Facebook competition, everyone at Truffle Towers was given their very own pumpkin with the brief that we had 2 days to design and create a character carving with a retro, 80’s spin.

Well, I must say the end results were very impressive! After a week of highly competitive talk and secretive Internet researching, the portly pumpkins have now been papped and released on our Facebook page!

The name of the game is to LIKE or comment on your favourite to help us decide which TruffleShuffler deserves the title of Pumpkin carving chief! The one with the most votes wins the TruffleShuffler a prize and whoever likes or comments on any pumpkin gets popped into a hat and we’ll randomly select one of you to win a special Halloween treat! You can enter here until 2pm today so please do get invovled!

So, here are the entries..

Pac-Man
Batman
Superman Logo
Spiderman
Mario (Super Mario Brothers, Nintendo)
Gene Simmons (KISS)
Jack (Nightmare Before Christmas)
Space Invaders
Elmo (Sesame Street)
The Count (Sesame street)
Chunk (The Goonies)
The Cheshire Cat
Batman Logo
Transformers Autobot

From Pac-Man to Mario, Transformers to Sesame St, a whole host of our favourite characters have been represented in pumpkin form!

Which is your favourite? xoxo