The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 358

Deck the halls and grab some bargains… tra la la la laaa, la laa laa laaa!
With so much buzz this weekend and people searching high and low for all kinds of goodies, it’s time to sit back and shop in style at home with some of our top retro films on the box. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 30th November

Pixels (2015) 5STAR 12:05pm-2:10pm
Aliens declare war on Earth having seen video games from the 1980s and interpreted them as a threat. Their attack comes in the form of deadly recreations of classic video games, so the US government recruits four former arcade champions to repel the attack. Sci-fi comedy, starring Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage.

Batteries Not Included (1987) Sony Movies 2:25pm-4:35pm
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.

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Rain, rain go away, come again another day! With wet wet wet being predicted, we’re getting fully prepared to be tucked away with our favourite characters and stories with another cracking movie rundown. Enjoy!

SATURDAY 23rd November

The Princess Bride (1987) E4 +1 9:00am-11:00am
A cynical youngster becomes entranced by his grandfather’s magical tales, which revolve around a stable-boy’s heroic quest to rescue his lost love from the clutches of an evil prince, with the aid of a vengeance-seeking Spanish swashbuckler and his hulking sidekick. Rob Reiner’s comic fantasy adventure, with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Falk and Fred Savage

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(2005) Channel 5 2:10pm-4:25pm
Penniless Charlie Bucket is one of five lucky children who find a golden ticket in a chocolate bar, winning a once-in-a-lifetime tour of eccentric recluse Willy Wonka’s magical sweet company. Unfortunately, the other winners each face a grim fate when they start to misbehave. Tim Burton’s children’s fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s novel, starring Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter, and Deep Roy playing all the Oompa Loompas.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 356

Kiai! Kicking and punching our way through another week, we find ourselves once again facing a whole heap of classic retro movies before us like kickboxing pads ready to be engaged. We’ll duck and roll our way along as we take on any tale before us in true cinematic glory!

SATURDAY 16th November

Small Soldiers (1998) E4 10:55am-1:00pm
A hi-tech computer chip has a bizarre effect on a squad of toy soldiers, causing mayhem for their owner as the miniature marauders engage in a series of scaled-down skirmishes. Children’s adventure mixing live-action and computer animation, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denis Leary and Gregory Smith, with the voices of Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Ricci.

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Ice Age
(2002) Film4 3:15pm-4:55pm
Three mismatched prehistoric animals join forces to return a human infant to its tribe – but as their journey unfolds, the creatures fail to anticipate the many perils and pitfalls that lay in store for them. Animated adventure, featuring the voices of John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic and Jack Black.

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 344

Wet, wild and cold! It’s time to dive head-first into the messy and oh-so fun mud pile that is the retro movie rundown!
Rolling, jumping, crawling and climing our way though the choices, we find ourselves totally overed in retro goodtimes as we embark on another adventure into the unknow.

SATURDAY 17th August

Coneheads (1993) Film4 11:00am-12:45pm
An alien couple and their daughter crash-land on Earth and try to blend into suburban society, all the while dodging the immigration authorities and their increasingly suspicious neighbours. Comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Michael McKean, Jason Alexander, Michelle Burke, David Spade and Chris Farley.

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Looney Tunes: Back in Action
(2003) ITV2 12:40pm-2:25pm
Daffy Duck tires of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny, so sets off to seek his fortune. He ends up helping a would-be stuntman rescue his screen idol father, in reality, a secret agent, who has been kidnapped by the deranged chairman of the Acme Corporation. Live-action and animated comedy, with Brendan Fraser, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton and Jenna Elfman.
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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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White E.T. Phone Home T-Shirt from Dedicated

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!