The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 335

Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde! Another retro movie weekend is here so soon! Just like our hero Pac-Man, we’re about to get all kinds of busy chasing some of the top retro movies around this weekend ready to eat them up.
Will you join us?

SATURDAY 8th June

Coneheads (1993) Film4 11:00am-12:40pm
An alien couple and their daughter crash-land on Earth and try to blend into suburban society. Comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin.

Thunderbirds Are Go! (1966) Film4 12:40pm-2:30pm
International Rescue is called upon to save the first manned mission to Mars from sinister hijacker The Hood. Puppet adventure, with the voices of Shane Rimmer and Ray Barrett.

Fly Away Home (1996) Sony Movie Channel 12:40pm-2:50pm
A girl and her father build a light aircraft to help the goslings she raised from eggs found in an abandoned nest to fly south. Family adventure, with Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin.

Short Circuit 2 (1988) Film4 2:30pm-4:40pm
A curious robot meets an old friend and sets off for an adventure in New York. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Fisher Stevens and Michael McKean, with the voice of Tim Blaney.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) Channel 5 3:20pm-6:15pm
An outlawed English nobleman recruits a group of bandits to fight for justice and protect the downtrodden. Action adventure, with Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman and Morgan Freeman.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 5STAR 5:25pm-7:45pm
A lonely boy befriends a stranded alien and helps him to contact his own people and call for rescue. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore.

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Film4 6:55pm-9:00pm
The mutant heroes battle old ally Jean Grey returned from the dead as the destructive and seemingly unstoppable Phoenix. Superhero sequel, starring Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen.

SUNDAY 9th June

Stuart Little (1999) E4 12:00pm-1:45pm
A family adopts a young mouse, but their jealous pet cat hatches a plot to get rid of him. Comedy adventure, starring Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie, with the voice of Michael J Fox.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) Channel 5 2:30pm-4:20pm
The eccentric pet detective is coaxed out of exile in a Buddhist monastery to search for a missing sacred bat in the African jungle. Comedy sequel, with Jim Carrey and Simon Callow.

Small Soldiers (1998) Film4 2:35pm-4:45pm
A computer chip brings a squad of toy soldiers to life, causing mayhem for their owner. Children’s adventure, with Kirsten Dunst and Gregory Smith. and the voice of Tommy Lee Jones.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) E4 6:40pm-9:00pm
A boy ends up stranded in the Big Apple – where he bumps into two familiar burglars with an axe to grind. Comedy sequel, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

Cliffhanger (1993) ITV4 9:00pm-11:15pm
A retired mountain rescue expert is drawn into a battle of wits with a criminal searching for a lost fortune in the Rockies. Thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone and John Lithgow.

Demolition Man (1993) ITV4 11:15pm-1:35am
A maverick cop is freed from decades of cryonic suspension to battle a psychopath in a seemingly utopian future. Sci-fi thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, always check out the menu before you go so you have PLENTY of time to keep changing your mind! Ha!

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 304

Another retro movie weekend is here! Flying through the weeks like a space ship rushing into space, we’re here with another little look at some of the top classic films hitting the small screen. Strap in and get ready for blast off as we begin our final countdown and take off into a whole new world of romance, action and adventure. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 6th October

You’ve Got Mail (1998) ITV 2 1:20pm-3:40pm
Two rivals in the bookshop business fall in love over the internet, unaware they know and dislike each other in the real world. While things remain frosty in person, the pair’s anonymous online relationship continues to blossom. Romantic comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey and Dabney Coleman.

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Cheese and crackers! Another retro movie weekend is here and… well… let’s dive in!

Saddling up and gripping the bars, we’re setting off into the forest with our trusty bike for some adventure and adrenaline. Setting off down a local trail, we’ll masterfully jump, duck and weave our way through the wilderness as we let gravity pull us ever closer to our final destination. Hitting our final turn like a surfer turning on a wave, we’ll rejoice in our success, pause for a moment then think… let’s do that again!

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 18th FEBRUARY

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The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) Sony Movie Channel 9:00am-11:10am (2 hours 10 minutes)
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and company try to take Broadway by storm with their college show, setting the stage for a host of misadventures as they yearn for stardom in the Big Apple and set out to raise the money to finance their production. Comedy, performed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, with appearances by Liza Minnelli, Art Carney, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould.

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Scrooged (1988) Film4 2:45pm-4:50pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A heartless TV executive is cruel to his employees and just sees the festive season as an opportunity to make money. However, on Christmas Eve, three ghosts arrive in the night and challenge him to change his cynical ways by showing him his past, present and future. Comedy based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, David Johansen and Carol Kane.

Despicable Me (2010) ITV 5:10pm-7:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A criminal mastermind hopes to seal his reputation as the greatest villain of them all by stealing the moon. First he needs to get his hands on a shrinking ray owned by a rival evil genius, and adopts three orphan girls to help him – but finds that fatherhood brings out his long-buried caring side. Animated comedy, with the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews.

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Tootsie (1982) Film4 6:40pm-9:00pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A New York actor’s difficult reputation has rendered him unemployable. When a TV soap advertises a new female role, he disguises himself as a woman for the audition – and wins the part. But the character proves so popular, he is forced to keep up the pretence indefinitely. Comedy, starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange and Bill Murray. Directed by Sydney Pollack, who makes a cameo appearance as Hoffman’s agent.

Passenger 57 (1992) Dave 9:00pm-10:40pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
After his wife is shot dead during a robbery, a cop hands in his badge and takes up a job offer from an old friend to be a security adviser for a major transatlantic airline. On the flight taking him to his new employers in Los Angeles is an international terrorist being escorted to trial by the FBI – while the prisoner’s accomplices are disguised as passengers and crew and plan to hijack the plane. Action thriller, with Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher, Bruce Greenwood and Elizabeth Hurley.

The Specialist (1994) ITV4 9:05pm-10:10pm (1 hour 5 minutes)
An explosives expert is reluctantly persuaded out of retirement by the charms of a vengeful woman bent on destroying the gang that murdered her parents. He carries out a series of assassinations, but finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse when one of his targets hires a former colleague to track him down. Action thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger and Eric Roberts.

SUNDAY 19th FEBRUARY

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Addams Family Values (1993) Channel 4 2:35pm-4:30pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Spooky couple Gomez and Morticia hire a nanny to look after their new baby son – and stop him suffering an early death at the hands of his jealous elder siblings. Romance soon blossoms between the new childminder and Uncle Fester, but he does not realise she is planning to kill him once she has got hold of the family fortune. Comedy sequel, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci and Joan Cusack.

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National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) Channel 5 4:35pm-6:25pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A bumbling all-American family man takes his wife and kids on a disaster-filled cross-country drive to California to visit famous theme park Walley World – but their chances of arriving at their destination in one piece are looking slim. Comedy, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Imogene Coca, Anthony Michael Hall, Christie Brinkley and John Candy.

National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985) Channel 5 6:25pm-8:10pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
The disaster-prone Griswolds appear on a TV game show, and through a happy accident, end up winning a holiday touring Europe. The trip takes them to Britain, France and Germany, causing mayhem wherever they go, while the final destination in Rome leads to a run-in with a gang of thieves. Comedy sequel, starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo.

Men in Black II (2002) E4 7:15pm-9:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Agent J investigates the unauthorised landing of a spacecraft and discovers a malevolent alien disguised as a lingerie model is on the verge of destroying humanity. His only hope of stopping her diabolical plot is to restore the memory of his retired partner K – but his former mentor takes more than a little convincing. Sci-fi comedy sequel, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Rosario Dawson, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rip Torn and Tony Shalhoub.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, don’t forget to wipe your feet and remember that sometimes you’ve just got to go for it!