The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 140

Sky at night! It’s only the weekend!

With our trusty CE sunglasses making us look cooler than ever, we’ll gaze up at our big, bright burning star as we watch the cold dusty moon slowly creep it’s way across into view. We’ll watch as the sky starts to darken and mouths start to widen before reaching for our ever ready cameras and capturing this moment in astronomy forever onto celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 21st March

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Flight of the Navigator
(1986) BBC2 London 2:35pm-4:00pm (1 hour 25 minutes)
A boy mysteriously disappears in 1978, and is found eight years later, having not aged a day. He escapes being experimented on by government scientists by taking off in a crashed alien spaceship. With the help of the robot pilot, he tries to find out what has happened to him and if he can get back home. Sci-fi adventure, starring Joey Cramer and Veronica Cartwright, with the voice of Paul Reubens.

The Wizard of Oz (1939) More4 4:45pm-6:45pm (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.

Wild Wild West (1999) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A government agent teams up with a gadget-mad master of disguise to investigate the disappearance of several scientists. Their search leads them to an evil genius who is plotting to kill the US president with some bizarre inventions of his own. Sci-fi Western comedy, starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek and Ted Levine.

Airplane! (1980) Film4 7:15pm-9:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
The passengers on board an ill-fated airliner become increasingly jittery when 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 must face his fear to take the controls. Spoof disaster movie, starring Robert Hays, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack and Lloyd Bridges.

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) Sky1 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Detectives Riggs and Murtaugh team up with a reformed small-time crook and a tough, female internal-affairs investigator to track down a former policeman trafficking impounded weaponry to the bosses of organised crime. Action thriller sequel, starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci and Rene Russo.

Fun Fact: During the scene where Riggs and Lorna are comparing scars, many of Riggs’ were given to him during the events of Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), specifically the gun shots in his lung and the knife wound in the back of his leg..

Alien: The Director’s Cut (1979) Syfy 9:00pm-11:30pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
Crew members of a cargo spacecraft answer a distress call from a derelict alien vessel. However, their mission of mercy has fatal repercussions when a deadly, seemingly indestructible monster gets on board their ship and starts killing them one by one. Alternate version of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror, starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm and John Hurt.

SUNDAY 22nd March

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Fletch Lives
(1989) ITV London 1:45pm-3:30pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Wisecracking reporter IM Fletcher inherits a crumbling plantation in Louisiana from his aunt, and spends his first night sleeping there with a lawyer – who winds up dead the next morning. Suspecting murder, he uses a succession of disguises and uncovers a conspiracy surrounding the crooked owner of a Christian theme park and the dumping of toxic waste. Comedy sequel, with Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook and Julianne Phillips.

The Borrowers (1997) Channel 5 3:20pm-5:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A family of four-inch-high people living beneath the floorboards of an ordinary human home help the owner’s son fight back when a dastardly lawyer plans to demolish the house and make way for a luxury apartment block. Children’s fantasy, starring John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie, Flora Newbigin and Tom Felton.

Edward Scissorhands (1990) Film4 4:50pm-6:55pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A reclusive genius creates a boy but dies before completing him, leaving his brainchild with scissor-like blades in place of hands. A kindly woman from a nearby suburb takes pity on the lonely figure and welcomes him into her home. He quickly becomes a hit in the neighbourhood – but then his new friends start to turn against him. Tim Burton’s fantasy, starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent Price.

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Teen Wolf (1985) Syfy 5:00pm-7:00pm (2 hours)
A teenage misfit is initially dismayed to learn he is a werewolf as a result of a hereditary curse. He finds there are advantages as he becomes a local celebrity, while his enhanced agility makes him the star player of his school’s basketball team – but fame quickly goes to his head. Comedy, starring Michael J Fox, James Hampton and Susan Ursitti.

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The Fox and the Hound (1981) Sky Movies Disney HD 6:30pm-8:00pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
Category: Animated Movie/Drama Rating 6.7 An orphaned fox cub is taken in by a kindly widow, and becomes firm friends with a puppy belonging to a hunter. However, as they grow to adulthood, the dog is trained to prey on foxes, and the two animals realise their friendship may not survive as they are expected to be natural enemies. Animated adventure, with the voices of Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russell.

Fun Facts: The Bear’s snarl is the same snarl as Shere Khan the tiger from The Jungle Book (1967) and Brutus and Nero the crocodiles from The Rescuers (1977). AND… The name “Tod” is derived from the Middle English word “todde”, which means “fox”.

Aliens (1986) Syfy 9:00pm-12:00am (3 hours)
Lone survivor Ripley is rescued in deep space decades after an alien creature wiped out her ship’s entire crew. She is recruited to accompany a military expedition to a colony on the planet where she first encountered the monster, only to find the aliens have been reproducing and there are now hordes of them. James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller sequel, with Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you’ve done enough rice and that you should always just be yourself because everyone else is taken. 🙂

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Our Top #truffleshufflecom Instagrams

Hello Internet travelers!

It’s been another amazing couple of weeks with sooo many people snapping up some TruffleShuffle treats, grabbing their phones and spreading the love via their Instagram pages!
We’d just like to quickly say huuuge thank you to everyone out there who has uploaded their latest purchase. We really wouldn’t be who we are today without the support of you lovely lot pushing us even further and wider.

So! With so much action, we thought we would once again take some time out to check out some of our latest features and mentions. Grabbing a few of our very favourite, take a peep below to check out what everyone’s been buying what they’ve been styling it with. Enjoy!

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Sacrebleu! Amazing New Tees from Eleven Paris Now In!

Taking Paris by storm from their humble beginnings back in 2003, Eleven Paris have become THE brand for funky urban fashion with their big, bold prints which add a fantastic edge to classic designs and characters.

This top Parisian label have really honed their signature full of attitude style across their laid-back and super cool collections which is why we just had to snap up even more to offer you guys.

One of our personal favourite features of the simply amazing Eleven Paris brand is of course their stunning range of retro 80s and 90s inspired designs which is just what we’re laid our eager hands on.
There is nothing sweeter than seeing some of your favourite retro characters and celebs getting the cool fashion treatment which is what they’ve done with our latest collection of T-Shirts!
With their perfect mix of bang up-to-date style and iconic characters, we simply LOVE our latest designs, so much so we just had to show them off and have a bit of fun at the same time.

Take a look at these little beauties below….

Eleven Paris are taking us right back to our roots with this awesome Simpsons t-shirt. Bart is your favourite right? Pay homage to the coolest (and cheekiest) character on TV with this awesome t-shirt.
Extremely violent (but very funny) parodies of Tom and Jerry, the Itchy and Scratchy show stole more than Lisa and Barts heart! We love this quirky, on trend tee paying homage to The Simpsons.
Chief Clarence “Clancy” Wiggum, reporting for duty! When he’s not keeping Ralph in check, and eating his way through 100 donuts, this awesome character can be found on this great Eleven Paris t-shirt! Must have for any Simpsons fan!
The Dark Lord strikes again! If you’re a fan of Star Wars – your wardrobe just got a while lot cooler!
Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski – otherwise known as Krusty the clown is the subject of this seriously cool t-shirt! (I think we’ll stick to calling him Krusty) Give it up for the Simpsons, in total style with this awesome tee!
‘Please do-nut talk about my tummy!’ We love you Homer, and we don’t care how many cakes you eat on an daily basis. This ‘Savage’ design is a great take on great TV show. Must have for all fans.
Looking fresh! We love this retro, 90s feeling t-shirt, giving a nod to one of our favourite shows EVER. If you’re a fan of the Fresh Prince of Bel air – show off in style, with this bold awesome tee!
Twerk it Myley! We just love this awesome Myley Cyrus t-shirt, with a real tongue in cheek image of her most famous moments! Featuring ’92’, the year she was born – it flaunts real appreciation for the coolness of being a 90’s child!
From the Life Is A Joke Moustache Collection, this tee features an enlarged black and white photographic print of the legend, Will Smith. Whether you love him from the Bel air days, or from Men in Black – this tee is a great, fashionable way to show some appreciation.
Who Run The World…  Girls of course! The classic Beyonce track pretty much sums it all up on this glorious t-shirt! Featuring the most awesome Disney Princesses on an all over print. We can spot Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Jasmin, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White!
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So what do you think people of the internet? Which is you favourite design?

Pick up these and all of our amazing Eleven Paris T-Shirts at TruffleShuffle.co.uk today and start spreading the love in true Parisian style.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 130

Well Turkey sandwiches and mince pies! It’s only the weekend and that was only Christmas!

With a house still full of empty boxes, piles of wrapping paper and presents that are yet to be explored, our retro film review rolls on through to help clear a path and steer the ship of television greatness ever forward to far and great lands where treasures and adventures only found in the deepest of dreams await. We’ll tuck into the Christmas remains before sitting back to gaze at the weekend’s celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 27th DECEMBER

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture
(1979) Film4 1:10pm-3:50pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
A mysterious, planet-sized energy cloud is heading for Earth, destroying everything in its path. Admiral James T Kirk returns to the bridge of the Enterprise to stop the invader, but he has to contend with a bitter rival and the possession of one of his crew by the alien force. Sci-fi adventure, the first movie based on the TV series, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and Persis Khambatta.

The Secret Garden (1993) Channel 5 12:45pm-2:45pm (2 hours)
An orphan is sent to live with her uncle in his forbidding Yorkshire mansion, where she meets her bedridden cousin – a boy she knew nothing about. She also stumbles across a marvellous but neglected garden, and sets about nursing them both back to health, with the help of a lad from a nearby village. Children’s drama, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book, with Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, Maggie Smith and John Lynch.

Back to the Future Part III (1990) ITV London 2:30pm-4:40pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly is transported back to the days of the Wild West, where he strives to save his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown from death at the hands of a villainous gunslinger. Final instalment in the sci-fi comedy trilogy, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F Wilson.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) ITV2 4:35pm-7:10pm (2 hours 35 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.

Predator 2 (1990) Sky1 10:00pm-12:05am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A Los Angeles cop, working to bring down the city’s drug gangs, suspects Jamaican criminals when he discovers several of his targets killed and skinned alive. However, the culprit behind the murders reveals himself to be an alien big-game hunter – with the stealth and guile to outwit the police and criminals alike. Sci-fi sequel, starring Danny Glover, Bill Paxton, Gary Busey and Maria Conchita Alonso.

Fun Fact: At one point Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to co-star in the film, but chose to do Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) instead.

McVicar (1980) ITV4 11:10pm-1:25am (2 hours 15 minutes)
Fact-based crime drama telling the story of notorious bank robber John McVicar. The film follows his rise to become London’s most wanted, his capture and incarceration in a maximum security prison, his incredible escape and eventual reformation. Starring Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith, Steven Berkoff and Cheryl Campbell.

SUNDAY 28th DECEMBER

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Jurassic Park
(1993) ITV2 12:25pm-2:50pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Scientists are given a sneak preview of a safari park inhabited by genetically engineered dinosaurs created by an eccentric tycoon. However, it all goes wrong when a greedy employee sabotages the security systems, allowing the prehistoric beasts to roam free and hunt the visitors. Steven Spielberg’s action adventure, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and Samuel L Jackson.

ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) ITV London 3:20pm-5:35pm (2 hours 15 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 alien to contact his own people and seek rescue. However, living on Earth begins 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 and Drew Barrymore.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) BBC1 London 3:45pm-5:35pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones goes in search of the legendary Ark of the Covenant, a biblical artefact of devastating power. His quest leads him to Egypt, where the Nazis are plotting to use the Ark to further Hitler’s plans for world domination – aided by Jones’s deceitful French rival. Steven Spielberg’s action adventure, with Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman and John Rhys-Davies.

Fun Fact: Steven Spielberg and Melissa Mathison wrote a script during shooting breaks on the location of this film. Mathison was there to visit her husband, Harrison Ford and Spielberg dictated to her a story idea he had; that script was eventually called E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).

Independence Day (1996) Film4 6:00pm-8:50pm (2 hours 50 minutes)
A fleet of huge flying saucers launches a devastating and unprovoked attack on Earth. As survivors try to flee the seemingly unstoppable alien invaders, the courageous US president, an ace pilot and a computer genius come up with a plan to take the fight to the enemy and save the human race. Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi adventure, starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia and Harry Connick Jr.

Born on the Fourth of July (1989) ITV4 9:00pm-11:55pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
Oliver Stone’s fact-based drama chronicles the life of Ron Kovic, an eager-to-impress, patriotic Marine Corps recruit, who endures terrifying experiences during the Vietnam conflict that leave him paralysed from the chest down. On his return home, he undergoes a harrowing journey of physical and mental recovery that leads him to question the whole purpose of the war. Starring Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Kyra Sedgwick and Josh Evans.

Face/Off (1997) Watch 11:25pm-2:10am (2 hours 45 minutes)
FBI agent Sean Archer captures terrorist Castor Troy, the man who killed his son. While Troy is in a coma, Archer has the crook’s face surgically grafted onto his own so he can go undercover and locate a bomb planted somewhere in Los Angeles. But then Troy regains consciousness – and in turn takes on Archer’s identity. John Woo’s action thriller, starring Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon and Dominique Swain.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you thank the chef and always wait for everyone to be at the table.

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Top Things The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Taught Us….

Big news peeps! We’ve got word that one of the most iconic retro TV shows….well…EVER, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air was first aired a whopping (Gulp!) 24 years ago today!

Yep the show that gave us the legend that is Will Smith, Uncle Phil, Carlton, Jazz, Geoffrey and of course Hilary hit the scene nearly two and a half decades ago and has been well and truly in our hearts ever since.

Now apart from now feeling far older than we thought we were, we decided to celebrate this momentous day by looking back and seeing just what this amazing show meant to us and how it helped make us who we are today. Take a peep at some of the top things Fresh PRince taught us and perhaps you too!
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Sometimes if someone is rude, you can take the high ground….
A good handshake is always important amongst friends….
You should always try and eat healthy food….
Sometimes, just don’t get involved….
It’s good to have a signature dance move to bust out at just the right time….
Confidence is king….
The responsibilities of looking after pets….
Sometimes….it’s business time…
Sometimes you just need to make a quick exit….
It’s good to be passionate…..most of the time…
Sometimes you need to put your serious face on….
Well it might not be such a massive surprise to know that we’ve been spreading the Fresh Prince love for a very long time now and have also been working on collection some amazing Fresh Prince T-Shirts for you to get stuck into some action of your very own and keep the cheeky Will Smith spirit alive.

Take a peep at some of our favourite T-Shirts below…

So what did Fresh Prince teach you? Any top moments you’ll always remember? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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