23 July 2016

Conjuring 2 Movie Review

Quick Review

Waiting for the airport to get back to UK and this was only film left to see. Your average horror, odd jumpy bit, well made. OK, but would be a DVD job.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 6 out of 10

http://www.theconjuring2.com

Sleep Rating: No pillows (too scary to sleep!)

22 July 2016

Star Trek Beyond IMAX Laser 3D Movie Review

Quick Review

You can tell the change of director and my opinion not as good as JJ. Its full on in your face, sometimes too in your face. Lots of completely ridiculous moments, this is sci-fi, but not crazy made up stuff just 'cos it fits the story stuff! Good, but not as good as the first two movies.

The laser projected IMAX in Toronto is eye searingly sharp and the sound booms!

Ben 8 out of 10
Barry 8 out of 10

http://www.startrekmovie.com

Sleep Rating: 1 pillow (dozing lightly, good film)

Breakfast on the Island



On our final day we head to the island for a spot of breakfast, which we've been meaning to do for ages. Unfortunately our order took ages and Barry didn't like his! Oh well, at least the view was great.

21 July 2016

Finding Dory 3D Movie Review

Quick Review

A long overdue sequel to the 13 year old original. Great story, great characters, lots of chuckles and pulls on the heart strings. For the 3D though they need to look at Ghostbusters! There were so many times when fish could have been floating right in front of u, but instead remain stuck to the screen.

Ben 9 out of 10
Barry 10 out of 10

http://movies.disney.co.uk/finding-dory

Sleep Rating: No pillows (wide awake, great film)

Toronto Island

Today we caught the ferry over to the peaceful Toronto Islands. Just a short trip over and you are removed from the busy city to a peaceful island with zero traffic, parks and beaches.



20 July 2016

Ghostbusters 3D Movie Review

Quick Review

Well all the haters were wrong, this is a great reboot, funny and superb 3D that actually leaps out of the screen! Does lose some steam in the 2nd half.

Ben 8 out of 10
Barry 8 out of 10

http://www.ghostbusters.com/ghostbusters-2016/

Sleep Rating:  No pillows (wide awake, great film)

Niagara Falls

A rather boiling hot day between 85-90 degrees, so we rent a car and head to Niagara Falls for a very large shower on Maid of the Mist. I think we were the only ones on the hole boat not to put on our raincoats!

18 July 2016

Tarzan 3D Movie Review

Quick Review

Average movie fodder, padded with CGI monkeys and a hunky SkarsgÄrd. Tarzan returns to the jungle under false pretences and ends up seeking revenge.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10

https://www.warnerbros.co.uk/movies/the-legend-of-tarzan

Sleep Rating: No pillows (wide awake, great film)

10 July 2016

Absolutely Fabulous Movie Review

Quick Review

Ab Fab worked best in 30 minute bites, when they could have random subjects and ranging comedy moments. When you are limited by a film, you have one theme and there story does start dragging. Patsy and Eddy are on top form though and bring lots of laughs, and there are too many star cameos to count!

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 5 out of 10

http://www.absolutelyfabulousthemovie.co.uk

Sleep Rating: 2 pillows (semi conscious, mediocre film)

3 July 2016

Wine Tasting

Today Barry, Keith, Dawn and I headed for their Christmas present, a meal in Whiteley followed by a trip to Three Choirs Vineyard in Shedfield. We tried a nice glass of not-Champagne, made in Hampshire using the exact same process at Champagne, but they're not allowed to call it Champagne! Followed by three more samples with matched cheeses. Finally a visit to the shop allowed us to taste even more wines!