29 September 2011

Garden Project #1 - Decking Finally Painted!!

We originally jet washed the decking off way back in May, hoping for a few nice weekends that never materialised. Its now almost October and we finally get some sunny days in a row, decking painted!!

Before vs. After

25 September 2011

Killer Elite Movie Review

Jason Statham needs to be a little more careful in the films he is making. He is know for action/chop 'em ups like Crank, Transporter and Expendables, but after Blitz and this effort both lacking his trademark moves you come away very disappointed. Apparently this is based on a true story of an exiled oil sheik wanting revenge on member of the SAS who killed three of his sons in various wars. Statham is hired as the hitman to go after the SAS and try and make the assassinations look like accidents. The film sounds exciting, but never actually really gets going, we both almost left/fell asleep. Very disappointing.

Ben 4 out of 10
Barry 6 out of 10


24 September 2011

Eurogamer Expo 2011

Today we went to Eurogamer Expo in Earls Court, London. We played all the new 3DS games such as Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Kid Icarus, Metal Gear Solid 3D and also had a bash on Wii Zelda Skyward Sword. There was loads of other stuff there on 360/PS3, but not really interested in all of that. Right at the back of Earls Court was also a Retro Zone with the original big brick GameBoy right through all the generations.

19 September 2011

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Film Review

Considering this is supposedly from a best selling novel, either the film adaptation was awful or the source book was! One of the longest feeling, most drawn out films we've seen in ages. I think the film assumed you knew who people were as it just started referencing them straight out the door, so you get a bit lost. The film jumps around quite a bit, with odd glances here and strange things happening there, and again you're not quite sure if any of it is relevant to the story. For a spy movie it's really slow, with no action at all. It gradually works its way round the top 5 to uncover a mole in the secret service. Rather it had just pointed the finger in the first 5 minutes, then we could have left!!

Ben 3 out of 10
Barry 2 out of 10


Addicted to Foxy Lady Bingo!

There was this stupid pub quiz machine outside the cinema in Manchester, so while we were waiting we played Foxy Lady! It turned into a "just one more go" machine. Speed Bingo! Bloody thing took all our money!

18 September 2011

Final Destination 5 3D Movie Review

Went in expecting more of the same and we weren't disappointed. A group of forgettable people escape a collapsing bridge, but are then picked off one by one in the most gruesome and hilarious (but shouldn't be funny) ways. The 3D in this film is actually pretty good! With things flying at you and occasionally out of the screen. This franchise could keep going forever as all they have to do is think up more distracting deaths! Average, but enjoyable horror.

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 5 out of 10


3 September 2011

War Horse Theatre Review

We've now finally caught up Christmas present with Mum by taking her to see War Horse in the New London Theatre. This isn't our typical musical we see in London, but a play with puppets. However they aren't usual puppets either, but giant life size horses! This is a very moving story of a boy and his horse that ends up being bought and used in World War I. You see everything through the horses eyes, growing up, befriending his childhood friend, meeting other horses for the first time, then eventually going over to Belgium on a warship and fighting through many battle, encountering machine guns, barbed wire and tanks! The set is extremely minimal, completely empty apart from a small projection screen, however you are always drawn to the horses. Moving and very dramatic, highly recommended.

Ben 5 out 5
Barry 5 out of 5