Entries by polyGeek

Elysium – movie review

Grade: C- In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge scifi fan. Unfortunately that means I’m really hard on scifi movies. They have to be outstanding for me to give them a good rating. Unfortunately Elysium orbits a long, LONG, way from outstanding. If you’re not a particularly big scifi fan anyway then you may […]

The Wolverine – movie review

Grade: B- I thought The Wolverine was good, but forgettable. I doubt if I’ll ever want to watch it again, even on DVD. If I do it will be for the character Yukio (Rila Fukushima), the girl with the red highlights. She was a pleasant addition to the story and I love the way she […]

R.I.P.D. – movie review

Grade: C- If you didn’t already guess from the previews R.I.P.D. is essentially Men In Black with dead people. Except MIB is a classic, funny movie. R.I.P.D. is, at best, mildly amusing. The audience laughed a handful of times but not very hard. And if I recall correctly the only funny bits are Jeff Bridges’ […]

Pacific Rim – movie review

Grade: C- Pacific Rim can easily be described as nothing but Monster/Robot porn. Yes, there’s a plot, and back story, and character development, but those elements are all handled with heavy handed exposition and cliches. I can’t imagine anyone walking out of the theater thinking, “What a richly developed and coherent universe they created.” But […]

Lone Ranger – movie review

Grade: C+ This is a long, bloated film that went for campy, cartoonish thrills. In other words, it was made for kids and while it had moments of beauty, and maybe even moments of genius, it never really transcended its own wax figure of itself. The Lone Ranger isn’t a bad movie; in fact, it […]

White House Down – movie review

Grade: B I’m a little surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. I was wasn’t expecting much but I got a fun, action packed, thrill out of it. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich – Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, 2012. Lets face it, none of those movies were great but […]

What makes a good peetime?

Many people have asked recently what makes a good peetime. That isn’t a simple question to answer because every movie is different. However, I can give you the guidelines that we use when watching a movie. And it’s very important to remember that a peetime is by no means a part of the movie that […]

Podcast #1

This is the first podcast by the RunPee family. For this episode we have myself – Dan Florio – and RunPee Mom. Hopefully next week well drag RunPee Sis in. In this episode we review: This is the End Before Midnight Man of Steel And then we briefly cover the movies coming out this week: […]

This is the End – movie review

Grade: A This is the End is, simply put, the funniest movie I’ve seen in at least the past 10 years. I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a span of 3 minutes, at any point in the movie, where the entire audience didn’t laugh. It’s hard to criticize the acting because everyone plays themselves. Elements of […]

After Earth – movie review

Grade: F [ A few spoilers but nothing you don’t learn in the first 3 minutes of the movie’s narration. ] I would like to say that After Earth is a movie worth watching. I’m a huge fan of Will Smith and believe him to be one of the most talented all-round actors in Hollywood, […]