Entries by polyGeek

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 […]

Movie review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Grade: A- I am a vampire movie lover and Abe Lincoln is my favorite president. You put the two together and the sparks fly! I love how the movie integrated real history with Vampire lore. It worked really well together for me. The fight scenes were very well done. Abe can really swing an axe! […]

Movie review: That’s My Boy

Don’t you hate it when the movie companies release a trailer that contains every funny scene in the movie? You get your hopes up that it’s going to be a hilarious movie only to find out that you’ve already seen all of the funny scenes sitting at home on your couch for free. I was […]

Movie review: Hysteria

It’s a fun and enjoyable movie that is probably best left as a rental. Tanya Wexler, the director of “Hysteria”, gracefully walked a fine line between humor and obscenity. I’m a big fan of historical period-pieces. As such vI’d give this movie a passing grade only because, from what I’ve learned, they did a good […]