24 November 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Movie Review

We'd sort of given up with Harry Potter. Not readers of the books, and not having enjoyed the 6th film with its overly serious tone, we were hoping this film would pick up on the action front and wrap the series up. How wrong we were! With a good opener escaping Potter's house via broomstick, the film very rapidly goes down hill. They seem to spend the next 2 hours sitting round in a tent in a field and occasionally moving to another field every time they get discovered. Hermoine seems to do all the magic yet again, when is Harry going to do something? The baddies start gathering towards the end of the film, and you think finally, but then the credits roll and you have to wait until July 2011!!! Completely boring!

Ben 4 out of 10
Barry 4 out of 10


20 November 2010

Skyline Movie Review

We went to see this film blind, had no idea what it was about at all. It had great effects, good suspense and kept the pace going fairly well. However we had no real idea where the story was going or how it ended. Yes its about aliens abducting humans, but it didn't make it clear why they were doing it. Even with a piece that looks tacked on at the end, we still didn't know why!! When films end like this they normally leave you thinking up the ending and using your imagination, but this just leaves you feeling confused!

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 6 out of 10


16 November 2010

Lazy Gardening

As we had done all the side garden clearance and bush digging earlier in the year, we decided to have gardeners come clean our decked garden for us for a change!

13 November 2010

Due Date Movie Review

It has someone form the Hangover in it, it's trying to be the Hangover, but it just doesn't get there. In fact its probably not even quite as funny at the other Hangover wannabe, Hot Tub Time Machine. It also borrows quite heavily from Trains, Planes and Automobiles, and is basically a road trip across America where anything and everything that could go wrong does, all to get to the hospital in time for the birth of Downey Jr.'s first child. There are several chuckle moments and Galifianakis plays his usual strange and bizarre role, but doesn't pull off Hangover levels of comedy.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 6 out of 10


2 November 2010

Unstoppable Movie Review

Free courtesy of Sky Movies and previewed way before its 24th Nov release date, we got to see Unstoppable. The story of a runaway train doesn't exactly sound riveting, but somehow they manage to keep the tension going throughout the entire film. With Washington and Pine at odds of younger union workers taking the older ones jobs and not really getting along, it takes a runaway 1,000,000 tonne train loaded with 8 trailers of highly explosive and highly toxic chemicals to get them to co-operate. Great thriller with some real edge of the seat nail biting moments.

Ben 8 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10