25 May 2013

Gang Visit and Marwell Wildlife Zoo

Mark, Carol, Charlotte, Elliot, Gareth and Sarah all visited this weekend for a long overdue gang get together. The weather was beautiful, so we went for a day trip and picnic to Marwell Wildlife Zoo in Winchester. We also finally managed to use our outdoor table with a BBQ in the evening. Sunday saw a bowling contest where the Lewingtons beat the locals.





12 May 2013

Star Trek: Into Darkness IMAX 3D Movie Review

JJ Abrams has done it again! Ignore the fact that this is Star Trek for a moment and this is still one of the best sic-fi films I have ever seen! They managed to keep loads of plot points and characters secret, which was a nice surprise. Loads of action, drama, huge set pieces and battles all mixed with a great story, characters and the odd dash of humour at the right points. Simply superb! The IMAX experience really immersed you in those space scenes. The 3D conversion looked good in some small parts, but mostly flat. We enjoyed this so much, that we're actually going to see this for a second time, which we very rarely do. All I can say is roll on Star Wars!!

Ben 10 out of 10
Barry 9 out of 10

http://www.startrekmovie.com

11 May 2013

Book of Mormon London Theatre Review

OK lets get the straight, this is a musical from the writers of South Park, so if you are easily offended or don't like the mickey being taken out of religion and Africa, then avoid. For everyone else come in, as its hilariously outrageous and contains too many things you really shouldn't be laughing at! With songs about Uganda, AIDs and mixing religion with Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, plus a General called Butt F**king Naked. You will laugh until your eyes water!

Ben 4.5 out of 5
Barry 4 out of 10

http://www.bookofmormonlondon.com

5 May 2013

Iron Man 3 3D Movie Review

Its here, Marvel Phase 2, starting with Iron Man 3! The background story is that terrorist, The Mandarin, is going after the President using a new bio-enhanced human, but all is not quite as it seems. Tony Stark is up to his usual short quips and one liners and tinkering with various Iron Man suits and prototypes, in fact probably a few too many suits! The story and action moves along at a nice pace, until it stalls half way in a sleepy village and they wheel in an annoying kid! Why?! Luckily it doesn't stall for long and the action carries on again. This is basically a great summer popcorn film, go see it now!

Ben 8 out of 10
Barry 8 out of 10

http://www.marvel.com/ironman3