31 July 2010

Elliot's 1st

This weekend Mark, Carol, Charlotte, Elliot, Gareth and Sarah came to visit and the celebrate Elliot's 1st Birthday (better late than never). The weather as usual was pretty patchy, so we went to see Toy Story 3 again (which was equally as good as the 1st time), built a bear in Build-a-Bear in the mall, played in the playground (for the small time the sun was out) and had a Sunday roastie at the carvery.

25 July 2010

Toy Story 3 3D Movie Review

How do you better Toy Story 2? Not by doing Shrek 4 thats for sure, but Toy Story 3 has it! Andy is all grown up and off to college and what turns out to be a mix up for the toys going into the "trash", is actually a turn for the better when the end up in day care, or is it? Another excellent original story from the guys at Pixar, with ideas brimming over. Some funny laugh out moments, some great edge of the seat drama and a very touching ending to a great trilogy. And all in glorious 3D!!


Ben 9 out of 10
Barry 8 out of 10

http://disney.go.com/toystory/

24 July 2010

Jamie's 13th

After Keith, Jo and Jamie stayed last night, Beryl and Ray joined us for lunch today to celebrate Jamie's 13th Birthday! Due to our typical unpredictable weather we had a large party buffet, followed by games and a film. Jamie recreated the trifle incident by having his face stuck in the chocolate cake!

18 July 2010

Inception Movie Review

The new film from Chris "Batman" Nolan certainly has some good ideas and some great effects. The basicstory is about DiCaprio, who is a dream invader of sorts and goes on a mind mission to plant and idea in someones mind, however he has his own dark disturbed dreams which interfer. I thought I was going to get lost in this film, as they end up doing dreams in dreams in dreams with "kicks" to jump between dreams, but its handled very well and you do know what is going on at all times. A very unique film and entertainly, unfortunately an obvious ending, which you guess about half way through!

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 6 out of 10

http://inceptionmovie.warnerbros.com/

17 July 2010

London Comic Con 2010

We always fancied doing a comic book convention, so today we finally went to London for  Comic Con 2010! The convention itself was full of memrobilia from literally anything you could think of from anime to sci-fi and in all forms from printed to full size models. One of the most interesting things about the show was the sheer number of people in cosplay (dressed up as characters). That in itself was worth the £5 admission fee! We were also due to have a photo done with Ben Browder, but the letter with tickets said times hadn't been decided yet, so we were sad to discover that we had missed his photo session when we arrived. However we did go and meet him and get his autograph.

11 July 2010

Predators Movie Review

We wanted to enjoy this movie so much, as we like all the Predator and Aliens films. Unfortunately this even makes AVP2 look good. A group of the worst of the worst humans gets transported to the Predator planet for a killing spree, they are the game! However you simply don't believe the characters, considering they are supposed to be the worst human kind has to offer, they just come across as a bit of a bunch of wimps! Brody as an Arnie replacement doesn't cut it either. There is quite a good twist at the end, but not enough to recover the film. Shame.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 8 out of 10

http://www.predators-movie.com/

4 July 2010

Shrek Forever After 3D Movie Review

Better than 3 and 1, but still not as good as 2! It had the story, a few laughs, its now in 3D, but its still missing the great soundtrack, piss takes, baddy and action from 2. Time is reset by Rumpelstiltskin and Shrek's friends and family forget him, so he has to re-befriend Donkey, a now fat lazy Puss (as spoiled by the trailers) and Fiona, who is now the leader of the ogre resistance against Rumpel. The supporting cast is there (Gingy, Pinocchio, Pigs, etc...), but are underused, even Cleese and Andrews (King & Queen) are stuck in with a few lines. Its a shame, as with a bit more work and a few more songs, this could have been on par with the greatness of 2.

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 8 out of 10

http://www.shrek.com/