The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 32!

Dasher, Dancer, Cupid, Prancer, Comet, Vixen, Donner and Blitzen it must be the Weekend!

So in a snowy field dressed up snug and warm in woolly hats, gloves and scarves let us be your gang of friends as we gather and roll as much snow as we can to build an epic mountain of frosty retro greatness, prepare to stand back in cinematic snowy awe for a full on filmy snowball fight.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER

Back to the Future (1985) ITV1 London 3:55pm-6:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Teenager Marty McFly travels back to the 1950s in a time machine built by his eccentric inventor friend. The return journey proves tricky enough, but he also accidentally alters the sequence of events that led to his parents falling in love – and has to persuade his future dad to win his mother’s heart, or he will never be born. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover.

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Forrest Gump (1994) Sky1 9:00pm-11:45pm (2 hours 45 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.

Dumb and Dumber (1994) 5* 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Dimwitted Rhode Island limousine driver Lloyd Christmas and his equally vacuous friend Harry Dunne embark on a disaster-fraught cross-country trip to Aspen, where they hope to reunite a briefcase with its lady owner. However, the pair are unaware the case contains a $1million ransom they would have been better leaving well alone. Farrelly brothers comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Teri Garr and Mike Starr.

Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) BBC3 10:00pm-12:05am (2 hours 5 minutes)
New York cop John McClane returns to duty following an explosion at a department store in the city. The perpetrator contacts the police and tells them that unless McClane and an unfortunate bystander who was in the wrong place at the wrong time carry out a series of instructions to the letter, more bombs will be detonated. Action thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and Jeremy Irons.

SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER

Batman Returns (1992) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 1:30pm-3:40pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The masked hero returns to face the Penguin, a grotesque crime boss dwelling in the sewers who conspires with a corrupt businessman to make himself mayor. When the tycoon tries to kill his secretary, she returns as vengeful vigilante Catwoman, who soon forms an intense relationship with the dark knight in both their costumed and real identities. Tim Burton’s comic-book adventure sequel, starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 4:55pm-6:55pm (2 hours)
An unreliable but good-natured slob is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces while their parents are away – and what starts as a disaster soon changes for the better as the unlikely babysitter gets to grips with the finer points of the job. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.

Elf (2003) Channel 4 5:20pm-7:20pm (2 hours)
A child is taken in by kind-hearted Santa and raised as an elf – so it comes as a shock when he discovers years later that he is in fact human. Deciding to get back to his roots, he heads off for New York in search of his long-lost family, but is ill-prepared for the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Fantasy comedy, starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel and Edward Asner.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Sky Movies Comedy 7:20pm-9:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
An American householder is dismayed when his plans for a traditional festive family holiday are thrown into complete disarray by a succession of annoying neighbours and long-lost relatives, who turn up on his doorstep offering their own brand of Christmas cheer. Comedy, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Diane Ladd, Juliette Lewis, Miriam Flynn, Johnny Galecki and William Hickey.

Wow! Another week closer to Christmas day and I thought I’d open up another window on the retro rundown advent calendar. This time guaranteed to make you fill all festive and fuzzy inside and put a big smile across your chops 😉

Whatever you get up to this weekend, enjoy yourselves and don’t shop too hard.

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 21!

That time again folks where we take you on a journey through time and space with our weekly helping hand for all your retro movie needs! Relax and reminisce with some of the absolute classic 80s films we’ve hand picked for you guys this weekend.

Lights, camera aaand action!!

SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 7:55pm-9:50pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
An unreliable but good-natured slob is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces while their parents are away – and what starts as a disaster soon changes for the better as the unlikely babysitter gets to grips with the finer points of the job. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.

The Terminator (1984) Syfy 10:00pm-12:10am (2 hours 10 minutes)
A cyborg assassin is sent on a murderous mission back in time to the 20th century, where he wreaks havoc while searching for his intended victim – a woman whose unborn son is destined to lead the human race in a war against machines. However, a soldier has also been sent from the future to protect her. James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn

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Men's Black Hasta La Vista Terminator 2 T-Shirt

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Syfy 3:40pm-5:50pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
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, while a government operative is determined to capture him for study. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy, starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace-Stone and Peter Coyote.

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Ladies E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial T-Shirt

Men's White Extra Terrestrial T-Shirt
Men's White Extra Terrestrial T-Shirt

Road House (1989) 5USA 9:00pm-11:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A philosophy-reading kung fu expert gains a reputation as the best bouncer around, and is hired by the owner of a rowdy Missouri bar to keep the peace. When he fires some of the establishment’s corrupt staff, he incurs the wrath of a local crime boss who has a stranglehold on the town’s businesses. Action thriller, starring Patrick Swayze, Ben Gazzara, Kelly

SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

When Harry Met Sally (1989) TCM 9:00pm-10:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A man and a woman with different attitudes to life meet by chance and develop a close and long-lasting friendship. But over time, a mutual sexual attraction begins to develop and threatens to ruin their relationship – raising the question whether men and women can ever really be just friends. Romantic comedy, starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan

Back to the Future (1985) ITV2 6:35pm-9:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Teenager Marty McFly travels back to the 1950s in a time machine built by his eccentric inventor friend. The return journey proves tricky enough, but he also accidentally alters the sequence of events that led to his parents falling in love – and has to persuade his future dad to win his mother’s heart, or he will never be born. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover.

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Ladies Flux Capacitor Back To The Future Glow In The Dark T-Shirt

 Men's Flux Capacitor Back To The Future Glow In The Dark T-Shirt
Men's Flux Capacitor Back To The Future Glow In The Dark T-Shirt

Batteries Not Included (1987) Syfy 3:50pm-6:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
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.

Dragnet (1987) Sky Movies Comedy 6:10pm-8:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Chalk-and-cheese Los Angeles cops investigate the nefarious activities of a TV evangelist and a pornographic-magazine baron suspected of operating a criminal cult. Comedy spoof of the 1950s TV series, starring Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan and Dabney Coleman.
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Aaaaand CUT! That’s a wrap everyone.
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you play nice, stay safe and we’ll see you here for next week’s installment of retro goodness.

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 20!

Another weekend, another retro movie rundown for you guys to feast on! Come rain or shine, sit back and enjoy our top picks of retro flicks to get you through this weekend.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Syfy 9:10pm-12:00am (2 hours 50 minutes)
Scientist Dr Ian Malcolm reluctantly joins a research team on the island where his employer first designed genetically engineered dinosaurs. Meanwhile, a big-game hunter takes the chance to bag the biggest prize of all – a Tyrannosaurus rex. Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur adventure sequel, starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite and Richard Attenborough. Includes Mini Movie Moment

Predator (1987) Channel 4 10:50pm-12:55am (2 hours 5 minutes)
An elite military team on a top-secret mission in the jungles of Central America encounters a merciless alien hunter, which starts to pick the commandos off one by one and skin its human prey alive. Sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Sonny Landham, Jesse Ventura and Shane Black

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Men's Alien Egg T-Shirt

Superman (1978) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 3:15pm-5:50pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
A fledgling superhero crash-lands on Earth after evacuation from his home planet and is taken in by an elderly couple who raise him as their own. But with adolescence comes a greater understanding of his superhuman powers, leading to his rebirth as a crusader for justice and defender of the American way of life. Comic-strip adventure, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando and the late Phyllis Thaxter

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Ghost (1990) Sky1 9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
The spirit of a murdered executive tries to find a way to help his girlfriend bring his killer to justice and enlists the aid of a fraudulent medium – who is amazed and baffled when her psychic abilities turn out to be all too real. Romantic fantasy, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tom Goldwyn and an Oscar-winning Whoopi Goldberg

SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)  Film4 +1 10:00pm-12:05am (2 hours 5 minutes)
Fast-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads for Los Angeles after an old friend is murdered before his eyes. His search for the killers leads him into conflict with a seemingly untouchable drug kingpin, but he also has to contend with the local force, who do not want him taking matters into his own hands. Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, John Ashton and Steven Berkoff

Grease (1978) E4 7:45pm-10:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
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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Ladies Grease Rydell High Cheerleading T-Shirt

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Ladies Grease Beauty School Dropout T-Shirt

Taxi Driver (1976) Sky Movies Modern Greats 10:30pm-12:25am (1 hour 55 minutes)
An isolated, misanthropic New York cab driver becomes increasingly disturbed by the corruption he sees all around him. His desperate attempts to make connections with a political campaigner and a teenage prostitute, whom he feels compelled to save, seem doomed to failure, and he is gradually driven towards a brutal act of violence. Martin Scorsese’s drama, starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd and Harvey Keitel

Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours )
An unreliable but good-natured slob is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces while their parents are away – and what starts as a disaster soon changes for the better as the unlikely babysitter gets to grips with the finer points of the job. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.

Some real retro gems for you guys this week! Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you play nice, don’t run with your shoes undone and eat all your greens!

Bye bye till next time 😉

xoxo