5 Films To Beat The Lockdown Blues

It’s been a tough year that’s for sure what with all the lockdowns, restrictions and the like. Furthermore most of the television channels seem to insist on showing dark depressing dramas and soap operas. Well here at Popcorn Cinema Show we are determined to watch more uplifting content. These are our 5 films to beat the lockdown blues.

Who Done It? (1956)

Who Done It? Blu-ray Review

This early Benny Hill comedy co-stars Belinda Lee and David Kossoff.

Hugo Dill (Benny Hill) dreams of becoming a private investigator. And as luck would have it he wins a sleuthing contest. With the cash prize he opens up his agency. When his first case comes in Hugo somehow manages to become involved in spy hunt for a top ranking scientist from behind the Iron Curtain.

Here’s a little clip to give you an idea…

If you would like to watch this film you will be pleased to know it’s recently been restored and released on to blu-ray & DVD.

Who Done It? Blu-ray Review

After the Fox (1966)

After the Fox Blu-ray Review

Who doesn’t love a good Peter Sellers comedy? Well you’re in luck as After the Fox (1966) has just been released on blu-ray. The film also stars Britt Ekland, Victor Mature and Martin Balsam.

The Fox (Peter Sellers) is tasked with finding a way to move $3 million in stolen gold bullion without alerting the authorities.

Here’s the original trailer

After the Fox (1966) is available now on blu-ray.

After the Fox Blu-ray Review

Back to The Future (1985)

Back to The Future (1985)

Michael J. Fox & Christopher Lloyd take a trip back to the future. Surely this has to be one of everyone’s favourite feel good movies!

Here’s a little look

Furthermore it’s now available on 4K, Standard blu-ray & DVD with the other two films. A must have?

Back to The Future

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

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Starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline this a brilliant comedy film with a fabulous cast.

A large sum of diamonds is stolen and the gang go their separate ways. However two of the gang, Wanda Gershwitz and Otto West decide to make off with the goods and incriminate the gang’s leader George. Unfortunately George has already moved the diamonds and is now behind bars awaiting trial.

Wanda must turn on the charm on George’s barrister Archie Leach in the hope he will reveal the location of the diamonds.

Here’s the theatrical trailer…

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

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With thanksgiving almost upon our US friends what better time to watch one of the funniest comedies of all-time. Starring Steve Martin and John Candy as two people on their way home for thanksgiving.

Their journeys won’t be easy as the weather forces their plane to divert leaving them stranded. They will have to find another form of transport to finish the journey home.

Along the way are some of the funniest moments in film history. If you have already seen the film you know just how good it is. However if you have somehow never watched it now is the perfect time to beat those lockdown blues!

Don’t mention pillows!!!

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Here’s the film trailer


Talking Pictures TV Highlights

There is however one television channel in the UK well worth watching, Talking Pictures TV. Available on Sky 328, Freeview 81, Freesat 306 & Virgin 445 shows classic films and television.

They show TV series such as Budgie, Hannay, Hazell, Public Eye, Robin’s Nest, Runaround, Special Branch and many more.

If you prefer films you will find classics from Laurel & Hardy to Peter Sellers along with some lesser known gems.

You really should give it a look there’s something for everyone!

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