Entries by polyGeek


No one wants to get caught with their pants down in the middle of an apocalypse. Here is a region-by-region breakdown of the disaster you can expect and best times to take care of important biological necessities. For most of you it will be your last Peetime. Make it count! New Zealand If you live […]

Movie review: The Hobbit

Grade: A- It’s such a pleasure to return to Middle-earth. Peter Jackson and his team have masterfully recreated and expanded the universe according to Tolkien. I know from the production diaries, created during the filming of *The Hobbit*, that the undertaking was massive. Not just in the technical challenges of filming at 48fps IMAX 3D […]

Movie Review : Hitchcock

Grade: C Anthony Hopkins does a wonderful job of impersonating Hitchcock. The makeup crew did a great job with the look and he nailed Hitchcock’s mannerisms and especially his quirky speech patterns. But, in my opinion Helen Mirren is the real star of the show. It’s her performance that lifts the movie up from being […]

Movie review: Life of Pi

Grade: A *Life of Pi* isn’t just an outstanding movie; it’s an outstanding story. Something we see far too infrequently these days in movies. It’s directed by Ang Lee so if you couldn’t tell from the previews it is visually gorgeous. For that reason alone I’d suggest seeing it in a nice big theater. If […]

Movie review: The Watch

Grade: B Don’t go in expecting an award winning movie with thought provoking dialog. however, *The Watch* is the perfect movie for escaping the summer heat and having more than a few chuckles. There is a lot of bathroom humor but it’s delivered by three very funny men who know how to make you laugh. […]

Movie review: The Dark Knight Rises

Grade: B The Dark Knight Rises is an epic spectacle to end an epic trilogy. But is it good? Yes, it is good. But not great. I think everyone was hoping for a legendary movie that would cement Christopher Nolan’s Batman as one of the great movie trilogies of all time. But, in my estimation […]

Movie review: Ice Age: Continental Drift

Grade: B+ This was the typical Ice Age movie. Lots of slipping and sliding on the ice. Bad guys to deal with and Sid making things harder than they should be. Having said that I still found it entertaining. The animation was pretty to look at and not a waste of my time. The children […]

Movie review: Spider-Man

Grade: B+ I’ve never been a big Spider-Man fan but I do enjoy my super-hero movies. That said I was never a fan of the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movies. They were okay but nothing to get excited about. So I was excited to see a change of direction to see if a reboot might reinvigorate […]

Movie review: Ted

Grade: A Oh my gosh. I have not laughed that hard at a movie in years. There were side splitting funny scenes. Not just one or two but pretty much the whole movie. Seth MacFarlane did a terrific job. It’s raunchy and dirty but that is what he does best. I wouldn’t let your children […]