Entries by polyGeek

X-Men: Apocalypse (movie review)

Grade: B It’s always a struggle to rate and review movies like this. I’m going to take the easy way out and judge it against the other X-Men movies. “Apocalypse” is way better than “The Last Stand”–universally believed to be the worst in the franchise. But, I don’t think it was quite as good as […]

Movie review: Batman vs. Superman

Grade: C+ [Spoilers are limited to things seen in the movie trailer] I have to say, Batman vs. Superman didn’t wow me. That’s not completely true. Parts of it wowed me, but not many. Most of the movie tried to crank up the tension, which got a little tedious at times, and the payoff wasn’t […]

Deadpool – movie review

Grade: A Not only is Deadpool a hilarious movie, it also works as and amazingly accurate barometer for gauging relationships. For instance, it can be scientifically proven that the number of times a married man laughs during this movie is inversely proportional to how much their mother-in-law likes them. Conversely, married women will find that […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie review

Grade: A- I can safely say that SW:TFA is the 3rd best Star Wars movie in the franchise. And let’s be clear, it would take a miracle for JJ Abrams to create something better than New Hope or Empire Strikes Back. This is easily the funniest movie in the franchise. Almost, but not every, funny […]

Apple rejects a long existing feature in the RunPee app

Bad news: Apple has rejected my update to the RunPee app, so the fix for the Timer notifications–that broke because of a change Apple made–won’t be available for about another week. On top of that Apple is forcing me to remove access to the IMDb movie information available in the app–that has been a feature […]

Fantastic Four – movie review

Grade: F If you drag your expectations behind you, like an old wet mop used to clean theater floors, then you may not be too disappointed. Believe me, I hate being critical of the creative work that so many people put into a movie like this, but I can’t think of anything decent to say […]

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation – movie review

Grade: A Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation delivers everything you can ask for in an action movie. Most importantly the action is top notch. There is a great variety of scenes, from a motorcycle chase to underwater excitement. Best of all not all the best action scenes are shown in the previews, at least not the […]

Terminator Genisys – movie review

Grade: B+ I’ve always been a big Terminator fan. It was the first movie that I went to see over and over again in the theater – and I had to drive 40 miles each way to see it. I’ve seen all the movies a dozen plus times, and watched the TV series twice. So, […]

Jurassic World movie references

Now that everyone has seen Jurassic World… You did see it, right? (It broke box office records so I’ll assume you did.) Let’s talk about the incredible number of movie references – some intentional, some perhaps not – in this movie. Note: minor spoilers to follow. Obviously the references to the original Jurassic Park were plentiful. Most are […]

Jurassic World – movie review

Grade: B+ I have mixed feelings about the movie. The story, and most of the characters, drag the movie down. I’d give that part of the movie a C-, at best. Chris Pratt is definitely a bright spot. He’s perfectly cast for the roll of Owen — the raptor wrangler. He can be funny when […]