The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 16!

Apologies for the lack of The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown last week! The good news is, we are back and ready to rock your weekend with some retro movie treats in store and even better news is that it’s a BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND so we have given you a bonus Monday viewing schedule to ensure you don’t miss a thing!

Have a happy retro LONG weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 25th AUGUST

Superman II (1980) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 10:40am-12:55pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
The Man of Steel meets his match in the form of three fugitive villains from his home planet of Krypton. Flying down to Earth, the super-powered trio unleash a reign of terror in a bid to take over the world – but Superman is not there to stop them, having surrendered his powers to lead a normal life with his beloved Lois Lane. Comic-strip adventure sequel, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Terence Stamp and Margot Kidder.

Twins (1988) ITV2 12:30pm-2:40pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An unlikely pair of brothers, who were born as the result of a one-off genetic experiment and separated at birth, are reunited in adulthood. They set out on a cross-country search for their long-lost mother – fending off vicious loan sharks and a professional assassin along the way. Comedy adventure, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston and Chloe Webb

X-Men: First Class (2011) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 1:25pm-3:45pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Telepathic mutant Charles Xavier forms the first generation of the superhero team in the 1960s to avert the threat of nuclear war. Their battle with a Nazi war criminal manipulating the world toward conflict drives a wedge between Xavier and his ally Magneto, leading to them becoming deadly enemies. Superhero adventure prequel, starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon and Rose Byrne

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Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties (2006) ITV2 5:25pm-7:00pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
The lazy moggy stows away in his owner’s luggage and ends up in London. He is promptly mistaken for an English upper-class cat, who has recently inherited a grand estate, and moves into his stately home – much to the dismay of the real aristocratic feline’s conniving relation, who is bent on swindling him out of his money. Family comedy, starring Breckin Meyer, Billy Connolly and Jennifer Love Hewitt, with the voices of Bill Murray and Tim Curry.

Footloose (2011) Sky Movies Drama & Romance 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
A teenager from Boston moves to a small conservative town, and discovers the council and a preacher have enforced a ban on loud music and dancing. He openly defies the harsh rules, revitalising the local youth and winning the heart of the reverend’s daughter. Musical remake, with Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid

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SUNDAY 26th AUGUST

Beauty and the Beast (1991) Channel 5 6:20pm-8:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Premiere. A bookish woman agrees to take her father’s place as prisoner of a fearsome monster living in a castle deep in the forest. She gradually grows to see a gentler, more human side to her hideous host, and comes to realise she may be able to break the curse that turned him into a beast in the first place. Disney animated fantasy, with the voices of Paige O’Hara and Robby Benson.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) Channel 4 6:55pm-9:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Years before he joins the superhero team, mutant Logan is a member of a top secret military unit, but quits because he cannot justify his squad’s brutal methods. However, when the woman he loves is murdered by his psychotic brother, Logan returns to his old enemies for help in seeking revenge – and is offered the chance to become indestructible. Superhero adventure prequel, starring Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber.

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Toy Story 3 (2010) Sky Movies Family 9:55am-11:40am (1 hour 45 minutes)
Woody, Buzz and the other toys are donated to a daycare centre when their owner grows up. At first this seems like the perfect new home for them, but when they realise the dangers lurking under the surface, they begin to formulate an escape plan. Pixar animated adventure sequel, with the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Joan Cusack

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Sky Movies Premiere 8:00pm-10:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The young wizard continues his search for the artefacts containing fragments of the dark lord Voldemort’s soul. Time is running out, as the evil sorcerer is aware of his mission, and marshals his forces for a final, devastating attack on Harry and his friends at Hogwarts school. Conclusion of the fantasy saga, with Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Alan Rickman.

MONDAY 27th AUGUST

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) BBC1 London 3:30pm-4:45pm (1 hour 15 minutes)
Inventor Wallace and his canine sidekick Gromit have set up a pest-control service, and are called in to stop rabbits overrunning a garden show. However, the pair are overwhelmed when a destructive giant bunny arrives on the scene, while an interfering aristocrat contrives to make matters worse. Nick Park’s Oscar-winning animated adventure, with the voices of Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter.

The Wizard of Oz (1939) Channel 5 2:55pm-5:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Youngster Dorothy Gale is whisked over the rainbow by a tornado into the magical land of Oz, where she inadvertently kills a wicked witch – incurring the wrath of another. Setting out to find the wizard who can show her a way home, she is joined on her journey by a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion, who all hope their own wishes will be granted. Musical fantasy, with Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan.

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Muppets from Space (1999) 5* 1:00pm-2:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Gonzo hits the road with pal Rizzo in tow and goes in search of his roots – only to make the amazing discovery that his parents belonged to a race of aliens. He then has to choose whether to board a UFO and return to his family, or stay with the friends he knows and loves. Family comedy, with F Murray Abraham, David Arquette, Ray Liotta, Andie MacDowell and Rob Schneider alongside the puppets.

Spider-Man (2002) Sky Movies Showcase 9:40am-11:50am (2 hours 10 minutes)
A clumsy teenager develops superhuman powers after a genetically engineered spider bites him. At first his fantastic skills delight him, but his elation is severely tempered by a family tragedy, prompting him to dedicate his talents to combating evil. However, he faces a baptism of fire in the form of crazed villain the Green Goblin. Comic-book superhero adventure, with Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco and Rosemary Harris.

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The Incredible Hulk (2008) ITV2 9:00pm-11:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A bungled experiment causes a scientist to turn into a monster whenever he gets angry. He travels the world seeking a cure for his condition, while a ruthless general is determined to use him as a weapon. However, one of the soldiers under the officer’s command undergoes a terrifying transformation of his own. Comic-book adventure, starring Edward Norton, Tim Roth, Liv Tyler and William Hurt.

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So, it’s looking like a pretty Superhero-tastic weekend with a few toys and wizards thrown in for good measure!!

We hope you enjoy the bank holiday, see you next week, same time, same place!!

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Pythagoras’ Theorem! Is it that time again?

Like a sleuth of bears thrashing and splashing around in rivers looking for salmon, we’re here once again to pluck out the juiciest and plumpest retro cinematic pleasures available to watch this weekend! So, sharpen your claws and lick your lips cos it’s looking like a filling end to the week.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 11th AUGUST

Forrest Gump (1994) Sky Movies Drama & Romance 12:25pm-2:50pm (2 hours 25 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

Boyz N the Hood (1991) Sky Movies Modern Greats 4:00pm-6:00pm (2 hours)
A bright but underachieving teenager with a domineering single father strikes up a friendship with two brothers, and over time, the three young men each follow their own path – but a tragedy eventually leaves them facing a dangerous choice. Oscar-nominated drama, with Cuba Gooding Jr, Laurence Fishburne, Morris Chestnut and Ice Cube

Office Space (1999) Sky Movies Indie 6:45pm-8:20pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
A jaded computer programmer goes to bizarre lengths to get fired from his dull job – but his new laid-back attitude leads to unexpected promotions as his arrogance is taken for supreme self-confidence by unwitting bosses. Satirical comedy, starring Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Ajay Naidu and Gary Cole

Rocky II (1979) ITV4 9:15pm-11:40pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
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.

SUNDAY 12th AUGUST

The Karate Kid Part II (1986) Channel 5 3:40pm-5:50pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
High-kicking teenager Daniel accompanies his venerable mentor Mr Miyagi when he returns to the Japanese province of Okinawa to visit his dying father. However, an old rival of Miyagi’s is waiting for them, while Daniel is drawn into a vicious conflict with their enemy’s own karate protege. Martial arts sequel, starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Yuji Okumoto

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The Goonies (1985) Channel 5 5:50pm-7:55pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Seven youngsters uncover 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, Martha Plimpton and the late Lupe Ontiveros

Airplane! (1980) Sky Movies Modern Greats 8:00pm-9:30pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
The passengers on board an ill-fated airliner become increasingly jittery when the members of the flight crew flounder during a food-poisoning crisis. As ground control personnel struggle heroically to ensure the plane lands safely, a traumatised war veteran is forced to take the controls. Spoof disaster movie, starring Robert Hays, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack and Lloyd Bridges

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Top Gun (1986) Film4 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An arrogant pilot’s maverick flying skills earn him a place in an elite US Navy school, where he comes into conflict with a fellow student and falls for his civilian instructor. A tragedy in the air threatens to end his military career – until an international incident offers him a chance to redeem himself. Aerial action adventure, starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt

The Goonies, Karate Kid Part II and Top Gun all in the same day!! I hereby name Sunday as “Awesome TruffleShuffle Day”, go buy yourself something nice to celebrate, or make a cake! Spread the word, happy “Awesome TruffleShuffle” day everybody!

Don’t end up like this lonesome bear, get some friends round for the movie feast and enjoy it together!

Whatever you get up to this weekend – as my mum always says, be careful and enjoy yourselves! 😉

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Zeus’s beard! Is it the weekend already?! Prepare to be sheltered from boredom like a multi-coloured umbrella protecting you from the rain as we go running and jumping in puddles of retro cinematic glory, clad in our green wellies with the frog eyes on.

Remember – there is always movie gold at the end of our rainbow!

Have a happy retro weekend folks 🙂

SATURDAY 4th AUGUST

The Wizard of Oz (1939) TCM 3:00pm-5:00pm (2 hours)
Youngster Dorothy Gale is whisked over the rainbow by a tornado into the magical land of Oz, where she inadvertently kills a wicked witch – incurring the wrath of another. Setting out to find the wizard who can show her a way home, she is joined on her journey by a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion, who all hope their own wishes will be granted. Musical fantasy, with Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan

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Look Who’s Talking (1989) GOLD 3:20pm-5:15pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Pregnant Molly is dumped by her boyfriend, and sets out after the baby’s birth to find a surrogate father for her infant son Mikey, who comments on proceedings through a wisecracking inner monologue. Mikey is confident the cab driver who helped deliver him is the perfect man for the job – but his mother is less than convinced. Comedy, with John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and the voice of Bruce Willis

Rocky (1976) ITV4 9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
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.

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) Sky1 9:00pm-10:40pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
While investigating the shooting of a colleague, disaster-prone police lieutenant Frank Drebin uncovers a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Los Angeles. However, after he is sacked from the force by the mayor, the cop has to operate beneath the radar to get to the bottom of the conspiracy. Comedy, with Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley and Ricardo Montalban

Hot Rod (2007) E4 9:00pm-10:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Small-town loser Rod dreams of being an Evel Knievel-style daredevil motorcyclist, despite having little, if any talent for it. When his stepfather becomes critically ill, the family needs to raise money for a life-saving heart operation, so Rod decides to rise to the occasion by planning a record-breaking stunt. Comedy, starring Andy Samberg, Ian McShane and Sissy Spacek

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SUNDAY 5th AUGUST

The Karate Kid (1984) Channel 5 4:20pm-6:55pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
A teenager at a new school befriends a pretty girl, but her ex-boyfriend is jealous and attacks him. During one particularly bad fight, a wise old caretaker intervenes and defeats the youngster’s assailants using his martial art skills. He goes on to mentor the boy and teach him karate so he can face his enemies in a tournament. Drama, with Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue

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Look Who’s Talking Too (1990) GOLD 4:15pm-5:50pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
Wisecracking toddler Mikey is joined by mischievous baby sister Julie and sibling rivalry inevitably erupts – while their parents have problems of their own to deal with, in the shape of the kids’ good-for-nothing uncle. Comedy sequel, starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, with the voices of Bruce Willis and Rosanne Barr

The Blues Brothers (1980) Sky Movies Modern Greats 11:45am-2:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Two criminal brothers discover the orphanage where they were raised faces closure unless the nuns who run it can pay their tax bill, so the pair embark on an urgent mission to revive their old blues band to raise the money needed. Comedy, starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, Carrie Fisher, John Candy and John Lee Hooker

X-Men (2000) E4 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
Super-powered outsiders Rogue and Wolverine enlist at a school run by a benevolent psychic professor for mutants, who are shunned by society. However, they agree to unite to take on a superhuman mutant terrorist faction intent on establishing dominance over mankind. Bryan Singer’s sci-fi comic-book adventure, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin and Halle Berry

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Swingers (1996) Sky Movies Indie 5:50pm-7:30pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Struggling actor Mike’s confidence is shattered when his girlfriend breaks up with him. His charismatic friend Trent refuses to let him wallow in self pity, and hurls the lovesick Mike into the Hollywood singles scene in the hope of him acquiring some new female company and getting his self-esteem back. Comedy, starring Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn

So, if I’m not busy hooked on watching Olympic beach volleyball this weekend I am most likely to watch The Karate Kid. My nostalgic school day memory linked with this film would be standing on my desk practicing the crane kick (actually that may have been the other day here at Truffle Towers!) 😉

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Happy weekend everybody – The sun has got his hat on, hip hip hip hooray, the sun has got his hat on and he’s coming out to play! I do like the idea of the sun wearing a hat but why does he need one?!

There are a multitude of cinematic pleasures available for your viewing pleasure this weekend. Like an ocean full of fabulous flamboyantly coloured tropical fish, we’re merely bobbing gently along with the current sat comfortably in one of those inflatable chairs with the cup holders – in one hand, sipping through a straw a lovely cold margarita with an umbrella in it and in the other a fishing net ready to pluck out the beautiful retro movie goodness. Olympics! What Olympics?!

Whatever you get up to this weekend enjoy yourselves and have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 28th JULY

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) GOLD 2:20pm-4:40pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A thoroughly ordinary man is hurled into an intergalactic adventure when the Earth is destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Luckily, his friend, who turns out to be an alien, gives him a handy travel guide to help him make sense of the strange universe. Sci-fi comedy based on Douglas Adams’ classic series, with Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel and Sam Rockwell. Stephen Fry is the guide’s narrator

Doc Hollywood (1991) ITV3 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
An arrogant plastic surgeon’s high-handed attitudes undergo a radical change when he becomes stranded in rural South Carolina en route to a high-paid job in Hollywood. Comedy, starring Michael J Fox, Julie Warner, Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda and George Hamilton.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) Dave 11:00pm-1:30am (2 hours 30 minutes)
A reckless sports writer and his lawyer hit the highways in search of the American Dream, heading for the Nevada gambling capital in a convertible stocked with alcohol and drugs. Drama, adapted by Terry Gilliam from Hunter S Thompson’s book, starring Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Ellen Barkin, Christina Ricci and Tobey Maguire

Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Sky Movies Indie 10:00pm-11:35pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
A socially inept high-school student and his lonely unemployed brother find their eccentric home life thrown into upheaval when their meddling uncle comes to stay. The teenage oddball tries to make the best of his changing circumstances, while putting all his skills to the task of helping his new best friend win the class presidency. Comedy, starring Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Haylie Duff

SUNDAY 29th JULY

Doctor Who and the Daleks (1965) Channel 5 12:35pm-2:15pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
The eccentric time-traveller journeys to the Daleks’ home world, which has been devastated by their nuclear weapons. He enters their city and finds them engaged in a plot to exterminate their peaceful humanoid enemies the Thals. Sci-fi adventure based on the TV series, starring Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden and Roberta Tovey

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Ghostbusters II (1989) Channel 5 5:50pm-7:55pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
The eccentric spectre-hunters reunite to save New York from a massive river of slime generated by the citizens’ negativity and nasty thoughts. Meanwhile, the spirit of a 16th-century tyrant tries to return to the land of the living by possessing the body of a toddler. Sequel to the supernatural comedy, starring Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson

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The Jerk (1979) ITV4 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours)
A dim-witted white man brought up by a poor black couple is distraught when he discovers they are not his biological family. He decides to leave home to embark on an adventure and seek his fortune, and in the process becomes an overnight success as an inventor. Carl Reiner’s comedy, starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams and Maurice Evans.

Taps (1981) TCM 11:55pm-2:15am (2 hours 20 minutes)
When a military academy is threatened with demolition, the fiercely loyal cadets break out the contents of the armory and fight to defend the institution from the invading developers – ultimately leading to a confrontation with the real army. Drama, starring George C Scott, Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn and Tom Cruise

I’ll for sure be watching Ghostbusters II this weekend as it brings back memories of going to see it on my tenth birthday with my mates from school! I remember we were surprisingly well behaved that day!
Bobby Brown was in that movie he wrote a song for the soundtrack – “On Our Own”, which for some reason reminds me of my roller disco days, that and Soul II Soul’s “Back To Life” takes me right back to Robin Cousin’s sports centre roller disco!

Well, that’s enough reminiscing – go enjoy yourselves 😉

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Hooray! It’s our favourite time of the week again so shake out your weekday blues, kick off your working shoes, strap yourself into a comfy chair and join us on a journey of retro discovery and awesomeness as we gently navigate you through a nostalgic landscape chock to the block with cinematic wonders! Shift into cruise control, turn up the air con and roll the seat back cos it’s gonna be a damn nice adventure!

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Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 21st JULY

Adventures in Babysitting (1987) Channel 5 1:20pm-3:15pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A teenager agrees to look after her neighbour’s children when her date stands her up. Settling down for a night of TV, she receives a phone call from a friend asking to be rescued from a city bus station. Unable to leave the children alone, she decides to take them with her, unaware of what lies ahead. Comedy adventure, starring Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan and Anthony Rap.

Mrs Doubtfire (1993) 5* 4:45pm-7:05pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A struggling actor’s ambitious, no-nonsense wife throws him out and demands a divorce. Desperate to spend time with his children, he puts his talents to good use by donning drag and posing as a Scottish housekeeper to get a job looking after them. Comedy, starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein and Mara Wilson.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) BBC1 London 6:30pm-8:25pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
The intrepid archaeologist sets out to find his estranged father who has gone missing while searching for the Holy Grail. Once reunited, father and son team up to finish the task and locate the sacred relic before the Nazis get their hands on it. Action adventure sequel directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, River Phoenix, Julian Glover and Denholm Elliott.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) TCM 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
Cute furball Gizmo is reunited with his human friends Billy and Kate, who now work in the New York offices of an eccentric tycoon. However, it is not long before Gizmo has spawned a new generation of murderous carnivores, who quickly overrun the building – and a genetics lab where they produce even more startling mutations. Joe Dante’s comedy sequel, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover and Christopher Lee.

Footloose (1984) Film4 6:55pm-9:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A rebellious, hip-swinging student from the city moves to a small religious community, where he instantly clashes with an old-school fire-and-brimstone preacher – who has banned dancing and rock ‘n’ roll because he considers them immoral. Drama, starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Chris Penn, Dianne Wiest and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Batman Returns (1992) ITV2 12:45am-3:00am (2 hours 15 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.

SUNDAY 22nd JULY

Short Circuit 2 (1988) 5* 1:20pm-3:35pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Manic mechanoid Johnny Five meets an old friend in New York City and embarks on a fact-finding tour – but ends up entangled in a series of escapades culminating in a bank robbery. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb and Jack Weston, with the voice of Tim Blaney.

Cool Runnings (1993) ITV2 3:25pm-5:25pm (2 hours)
A sprinter fails to qualify for the Jamaican Olympic squad, but refuses to give up his dream. Learning that a former US bobsleigh coach is living nearby, he seizes the chance to shine in an entirely different sport, and cajoles three of his friends to join him in training for the 1988 Winter Olympics in the far less tropical environment of Canada. Fact-based comedy with John Candy, Leon, Doug E Doug and Malik Yoba.

Crocodile Dundee II (1988) E4 8:00pm-10:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The rugged Australian adventurer sets out to save his reporter girlfriend from New York drug dealers. Having rescued her from their clutches, he realises they will soon be coming after him – so he decides to even the odds by luring them to the Outback for a final showdown. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Charles S Dutton.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Comedy Central 9:00pm-11:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A cocky teenager plays truant from school and spends the day dragging his girlfriend and a reluctant friend into all manner of crazy adventures in the big city – while the school’s dean of students vows to stop at nothing to prove the youngster is faking illness. Comedy, starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones and Charlie Sheen.

As this looks like a great line up for the weekend I’m considering going into hibernation mode and watching everything on offer! Typical just as the weather looks proper nice this weekend (might have to do a rain dance), please don’t blame me if it’s wet near you, I really just want to stay in and watch films! 😉