29 November 2015

Good Dinosaur 3D Movie Review

OK so maybe Pixar bringing out 2 films in 1 year isn't such a great idea. The Good Dinosaur felt decided average, with scenes stolen directly out of Lion King and practically the same story of him finding a human friend called Spot and a journey home. You even have some very samey characters like the T-Rexes are the sharks from Finding Nemo, and the Pterodactyls are the hyenas from Lion King. It all just seems to have been done before.

Ben 5 out of 10
Barry 2 out of 10

http://movies.disney.com/the-good-dinosaur

22 November 2015

Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2 D-BOX 3D Film Review

4 years in the making, over 4 films, and sorry but I have story fatigue. The build up to the final confrontation has been coming for a long time, too long. All the districts are now heading to The Capitol and Snow has basically setup the 76th Hunger Games as the city is now laced with traps, although how he did some of them at such short notice remains a mystery (oil slick I'm looking at you)! As the film builds and builds you finally start feeling excited, only to have it dashed away in a certain explosion. *SPOILER* Katniss is basically knocked out right at the critical point in the film, and she wakes in hospital to have her mother say, "Oh you know when you were knocked out then, we just did it and finished the battle". WTF! What a complete cop out, I been waiting 4 years to see Snow get his comeuppance! I'm sure the book storyline was the same and was hugely disappointed.

3D was non-existent and D-BOX few rumbles were also pointless.

Ben 5 out of 10 (5 with D-BOX)
Barry 5 out of 10 (5 with D-BOX)

http://www.thehungergames.movie

21 November 2015

Kinky Boots London Theatre Review


The 2005 Kinky Boot film has been turned into a musical at the Adelphi Theatre in London! And like Sister Act musical don't go looking for any of the songs from the movie in this, as they are all original. The story is of two boys growing up, one inheriting a failing shoe factory, the other a drag queen. The two unlikely friends then go about trying to save the factory by making Kinky Boots for men! The story is that of tolerance and acceptable, and there are some really touching songs. The sets are fairly basic, but clever. The costumes are completely upstaged by the drag queens and the Kinky Boots fashion show. Highly recommended.

Ben 4 out of 5
Barry 4 out of 5

http://www.kinkybootsthemusical.co.uk

15 November 2015

Spectre Movie Review

It seems that every time a new Bond film comes out, people go slightly crazy for it, and while this has smashed all box office records, we can honestly say we weren't impressed. Yes there were some great stunts and action sequences, but the story is very basic of spies being replaced by technology, whilst being double crossed by the Spectre organisation. It also goes into full Austin Powers mode in the middle of the film, with Waltz playing the films baddy Oberhauser, inviting Bond (Craig) to dinner at his hidden desert hideout, only to have a nice tour of the facility, reveal his whole plan, and then throw him in a tank of sharks with laser beams. Ah the sharks bit was Austin Powers! Its crazy, he's in a room surrounded by henchmen, who could blow his brains out at any moment, but nooooooo. OK film, over rated, very silly in places. Don't believe the hype train.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 5 out of 10

http://www.007.com

1 November 2015

Star Trek Ultimate Voyage Concert

Celebrating 50 years of Star Trek in style at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra playing tunes from Star Trek TV series all the way through Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise and all the movies up to JJ Abrams Star Trek. It was excellent and highly recommended you go see it! More information and 2016 USA tour dates at http://www.startrekultimatevoyage.com