21 February 2015

Project Almanac Movie Review

We chose this as it was a rainy day and not much else on. It sounded like a fairly good sci-fi time travel film. However when the MTV logo flashed up and the wobble-cam footage started I sunk in my seat! What is it with all these awful wobbly hand held films????? Why????? Its being projected at like 100ft, so the slightest movement makes you feel ill, I had to close my eyes several times as the image on screen was so blurred. Anyway back to the story which involves a nerd building a time machine out of an Xbox, something he found in his Dad's basement and 8 car batteries. Yes even the basic science of running an Xbox Time Machine off of 48 volts is pretty unbelievable and very annoying. The kids then use the device to do obvious things like win the lottery, pass a class, repeat a concert and kiss the girl. But then they notice ripples in time, news items that hadn't happened before, people going missing and they try to undo them. All pretty average and lame.

Ben 4 out of 10
Barry 4 out of 10


14 February 2015

Shaun the Sheep The Movie Review

Charlotte and Elliot selected Shaun the Sheep for us to go and see. While this movie was by Aardman, it was good, but lacked the finer touches of the Wallace and Gromit series. Maybe they thought they could get away with it as its a kids film? The basic story is that Shaun and the other sheep fancy a day off, so trick the farmer into falling asleep and lock him in a caravan. Unfortunately its not parked very well and rolls off into the big city, so Shaun and friends have to go rescue him and end up need rescuing themselves from animal control! The animation was fine, the story OK, the huge voice cast don't actually say a word, just gesture and mumble. Was OK as a kids film.

Ben 5 out of 10
Barry 3 out of 10


Valentines at Mark and Carol's

Went to Mark and Carol's this weekend for a lazy one full of games, movies and playing in the park. Oh and eating lots ;-)

3 February 2015

Third Night of Snow

We've had 3 nights of snow, then it melts during the day. Last night we had about an inch, not enough to stop us going to work damn it!