29 October 2011

Gang Comes to Visit

On Friday night, Barry and I head over to Gareth and Sarah's for an all you can eat Budda chinese! The Lewingtons have been delayed!

After a false start with Charlotte being ill on Friday night, the Lewingtons finally arrive on Saturday morning. We head to the ice rink and bowling. Then head back home movies, pizza and fireworks!

23 October 2011

Contagion Movie Review

Slow creeping thriller about how a deadly virus spreads through the human population and kills millions. Spreading paranoia and fear, with people in a lottery for the eventual vaccine. The movie follows the virus from day three, which seems bizarre at first, but it follows is spreading, scientists trying to find a cure and eventually full circle to a surprising starting point. I enjoyed watching the mystery unravelling slowly, but Barry found it too slow.

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 5 out of 10


15 October 2011

Garden Project #3 - Gazebo Painted

6 years of dirt and moss, jet washed off and painted to match the purple slate.

Real Steel Film Review

While this film sounds like a good idea on paper, giant future robot boxing, its actually a father/son reunion story with a few robot fights thrown in. Jackman stars as a down and washed out boxer who was replaced by robot boxers, who now fights loosing battles in underground rings. That is until his estranged wife dies and leaves an annoying little son! Loser dad and whiny son then find underpowered robot and of course rise to the top, but not quite as you expect. Some of the father/son moments are slightly touching, the rest are sickening. The robot fights, which are too few, are excellent and some of the final bouts quite tense. However this is a movie by numbers and quite predictable, which is a shame as it could have been so much more if it had gone more sci-fi rather than a drama.

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10


4 October 2011

Garden Project #2 - Clearance

After the tropical weekend, I was dodging in between rain showers today to clear the garden.

1 October 2011

Warrior Movie Review

A very similar story to Fighter of two brothers in a broken home who grow up to be mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters. Tommy played by Hardy moved away when younger, because of their drunk father. His estranged brother stayed with his dad. Both hate their dad. Both end up fighting, one for a fallen war comrade, one to pay their mortgage, both ending up in the finals (as ruined in the trailer). This starts out as a slow burner setting the scene, but by the fight scenes at end becomes very tense and you really feel for them both. This would have been a much better film had the fact they kept the brother bit secret until the end, which they could have quite easily done.

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10


Shark Night 3D Film Review

If you are expecting a serious film, like the people behind us we heard muttering coming out of the cinema, then you're going to be disappointed. If you are expecting a silly jump munching bloody fest, like Piranha 3D, then you're spot on! A group of fit college kids goto their parents summer house in the middle of nowhere, on a lake filled with man eating sharks, all controlled by some red neck freaks filming the deaths for a website. Perfect! Complete over the top shark munching fun, anyone expecting anything else is kidding themselves!

Ben 8 out of 10
Barry 8 out of 10