The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 99

Maple bacon muffins! is it the weekend again?!

So on a slightly breezy summers afternoon, road tripping along country roads, as the slightest tinge of manure hits the back of your nostrils. Let us be your exceptionally happy family dog, as we hang our floppy-eared dribble tongued head out of the car window for retro movie mayhem, we’ll run in circles searching green fields and pastures for cinematic awesomeness before tiring ourselves out from digging holes looking for celluloid wonder. Phew!

Have a happy retro Weekend!

SATURDAY 17th MAY

The Princess Bride (1987) 5* 3:10pm-5:10pm (2 hours )
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.

The Iron Giant (1999) ITV2 4:10pm-5:55pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A huge robot falls from outer space and crash-lands in a small American town, terrifying the locals with its fearsome appearance. The kindly giant is befriended by a lonely youngster – but trouble looms on the horizon when a corrupt government agent sets his sights on destroying the visitor. Family animated adventure based on the children’s story by poet Ted Hughes. With the voices of Vin Diesel, Eli Marienthal, Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick Jr.

X-Men: First Class (2011) Channel 4 9:00pm-11:35pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
Premiere. Telepathic mutant Charles Xavier forms the first generation of the superhero team in the 1960s. Their battle with a Nazi war criminal manipulating the world toward nuclear war gradually drives a wedge between Xavier and his ally Magneto, leading them to become deadly enemies. Superhero adventure prequel, starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.

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Top Gun (1986) Channel 4 11:35pm-1:35am (2 hours )
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.

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SUNDAY 18th MAY

The Mighty Ducks (1992) ITV2 12:10pm-2:25pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A self-centred yuppie lawyer is horrified when a judge finds him guilty of drink-driving and orders him to coach a hopeless inner-city junior ice-hockey team as part of his community service. However, he comes to appreciate his new role and things finally start to look up for the team. Comedy, starring Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith and Joshua Jackson.

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) ITV2 7:30pm-10:00pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
Farm boy Luke Skywalker is thrust into an intergalactic battle between good and evil while trying to rescue a spirited princess from the clutches of the evil Darth Vader. En route, he is helped by a cocky space pilot, a veteran warrior, two bickering robots and a hairy 8ft alien. Sci-fi adventure directed by George Lucas, with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing.

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X2 (2003) Channel 5 7:35pm-10:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Mutant heroes the X-Men are forced into an uneasy alliance with arch-enemy Magneto to battle a common foe. Following an attempt on the president’s life, a sinister military scientist launches a raid to Professor Xavier’s school and hatches a plan to rid the world of all mutants. Superhero adventure sequel, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Alan Cumming, Halle Berry and Brian Cox.

The Running Man (1987) Film4 10:55pm-12:50am (1 hour 55 minutes)
A helicopter pilot is framed for the murder of starving civilians – and ends up being forced to take part in a brutal TV game show in which a succession of gadget-wielding killers hunt him on the streets of Los Angeles. Sci-fi action adventure, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Yaphet Kotto, Maria Conchita Alonso and Richard Dawson

Whatever you get up to this weekend remember pop it before you lock it and always enjoy yourselves.

xoxo

TruffleShuffle’s Top Films To Watch in 2014!

Hello movie fans! With a fresh new year stretching out in front of us, we thought we would take a look ahead to see what amazing new films will be heading our way over the coming weeks and months that promise to make 2014 that extra bit more memorable.

No doubt many of you lot are already looking for your next film fix so here’s what to expect. Sit back, get the popcorn at the ready and sit tight as we take you to far and distant lands where anything is possible with our definitive guide to the films you need to put on your will-watch list. Enjoy!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Yep, The Social Network star Andrew Garfield is back one again, donning the spandex and hitting the streets as unlikely super hero Peter Parker. In this next installment, the emergence of Electro means Spider-Man must confront a foe far more powerful than himself. As his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realise that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp. Sure to be another action packed ride. We can’t wait to see him back in action.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction

That’s right folks, the huuuuge Transformers franchise is all set to go and ‘prime’d ready to smash 2014 with another all out edge of your seat action and adventure film full of robot fights, explosions and more. This time with a whole new cast featuring Hollywood hero Mark Wahlberg as the lead with Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor hot on his heels. Big boots to fill. Stay tuned peeps!

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The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Okay okay sooo maybe a little while to wait for this one then, nearly a whole year! Continuing their epic adventure, this next film promises to be every bit the fun, magical and action-packed film like its predecessors. So! The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug’s lair; but, can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it? Can you wait this long to find out??

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Continuing the amazing Marvel Superhero collection, this next installment of national hero Captain America is sure to fill your action bellies fit to bust! After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the conspiracy while fighting off assassins. When the full villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against a formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier. Hold onto your hats!

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RoboCop

Blast from the past! Yep Robocop is back once again to dish out a healthy dose of justice. The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Cop Alex Murphy doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilises their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

You really can’t go wrong with a all-action flick jam packed with some of the most iconic superheroes ever! With so many amazing super hero films coming our way recently, it’s an amazing time to watch some real retro icons hit the screen and kick some enemy butt! In this next installment, Wolverine will be sent back in time to prevent the impending doom of mankind and the mutants. Bring it on we say!

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Noah

Noah 2014

Probably one of the oldest stories ever told, this fantastic looking film will see Hollywood action hero Russell Crowe take up the role of Noah as he fight to protect his family form an impending apocalyptic deluge. Truly biblical! We can’t wait for this.

Need for Speed

He’s back folks! Yep Jessie, sorry Aaron Paul will be hitting the silver screen in a tire screeching full throttle movie based on the hit game. Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins. Buckle up peeps!

That’s a wrap folks! Sadly we have missed out some pretty big flicks that will be showing their faces this year, no doubt 2014 is sure to be another amazing year full of epic films and we can’t wait!

What films are you most looking forward to this year?

xoxo

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Hells Bells! It’s the Weekend Hooooo!

So in the deep dark basement of a solitary old dilapidated mansion sat atop a hillside in the spooky white haze of a full moon, let us be your quit mad, googly eyed wild, white haired scientist as we try and bring to life our giant green skinned masterpiece, utilizing the power of mega movie awesomeness we’ll wrench down the lever of retro cinematic greatness before we stand in awe and celluloid wonder at our creation.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 3rd August

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) ITV London 3:25pm-6:00pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
The teenage wizard is alarmed to learn a dangerous fugitive sorcerer is searching for him. Meanwhile, a new teacher at Hogwarts helps the bespectacled youngster to protect himself from the school’s soul-sucking security guards. The third in the fantasy adventure series, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane and Alan Rickman

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) BBC1 London 5:35pm-7:30pm (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, the duo 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

X-Men (2000) Channel 4 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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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) E4 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A widowed scientist’s space research draws him into a romance with a shapely alien who has come to Earth on a vitally important mission. However, the boffin’s daughter suspects there is something not quite right with their relationship. Sci-fi comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger and Jon Lovitz and featuring early appearances by Alyson Hannigan, Juliette Lewis and Seth Green

SUNDAY 4th August

Explorers (1985) Film4 1:00pm-3:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Three boys build an interplanetary craft and go in search of the source of a signal from outer space. However, the aliens responsible are not what the young astronauts expected them to be. Sci-fi adventure, starring Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Dick Miller, James Cromwell, and Robert Picardo in three roles

The Rocketeer (1991) Channel 5 2:30pm-4:40pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A maverick pilot in 1930s Hollywood finds an experimental rocket pack that gives him the power to fly. While he plans to use the device in a stunt act, a Nazi spy masquerading as a movie star is also determined to get his hands on it. Sci-fi adventure, starring Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin and Terry O’Quinn

Tango & Cash (1989) ITV4 9:00pm-11:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Two rival LA detectives are constant thorns in the side of a ruthless drug baron, so he has them framed for murder and sent to prison. Surrounded by vengeful crooks they put behind bars, the combative duo are forced to bury their differences to escape and prove their innocence. Action adventure, with Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher and Jack Palance.

Forrest Gump (1994) Channel 4 10:00pm-12:45am (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.

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Cockadoodledoo! It’s bonus movie clip time, I found this little gem of a tribute to the Rocketeer, it kind of makes me want to strap a vacuum cleaner to my back and pretend to fly about fighting crime. Hope you enjoy it.

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Whatever you get up to this weekend remember not stand under a tree in a lightning storm and always enjoy yourselves.

xoxo

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!!