Entries by polyGeek

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 […]

Spy – movie review

Once again Melissa McCarthy has shown herself to be one of the best comedic actors if not the best, on screen screen today. I think Paul Figg took Melissa’s character in Heat, fleshed her out, made her funnier and more interesting . And if you’re wondering, yes, Jason Stratham can be funny, very funny. Spy […]

San Andreas – movie review

Grade: B- I’m a firm believer that movies should be judged based on their genre. It makes no sense to compare a movie like San Andreas with something like Pitch Perfect 2, right? The action/disaster genre, or disaster porn as I like to call it, isn’t exactly known for its riveting plots, or soulful acting. They should […]

Mad Max: Fury Road – movie review

Grade: B The movie starts with frenetic action and pauses only momentarily to take a breath before launching into the next epic action/chase/fight scene. If that’s what you want then you won’t be disappointed. After the Thursday opening night the user rating for this movie at Rottentomatoes stands tall at 94%. Obviously the fans of […]

Avengers: Age of Ultron – movie review

Grade: A Avengers: Age of Ultron has some great action. (Okay, it has LOTS of great action.) But what I like the most about the movie is that each character is so well defined and acts accordingly. I’ve seen enough movies where characters make decisions based on moving the plot to a predefined point instead […]

Ex Machina – movie review

Grade: A- Ex Machina is essentially a philosophical thriller that examines the state of mind of the characters in the story — all three of them. The acting is superb, and it has to be. What the characters say through their expressions is just as important as what they say audibly. A great deal of […]

Avengers: Age of Ultron – movie review

Grade: A+ In case you didn’t know this movie, and all MARVEL movies it seems, came out a week earlier in the UK and many other countries than it does in the USA. (Why? I have no idea.) Anyhow, I downloaded a crappy cam copy so that I could get peetimes for my international users. […]