Entries by polyGeek

Movie review : Shorts

Shorts I sort of like kids movies but this one was really horrible. I even asked three kids coming out of the theater what they thought. Two boys – 8-10 years old I guess – said that it was okay and a little girl said, “It sucked“. I laughed harder at that than anything in […]

Movie review : Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds [ No Spoilers ] This is classic Quentin Tarantino. It’s violent but not horrifically so. If you’re just a little squeamish then there are probably only two scenes that you’ll want to glance away from. ( One being when Sgt. Donny Donowitz brings out the baseball bat. I can’t tell you the other […]

Movie review : (500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer 500 Days of Summer is the best romantic comedy I’ve seen in a long time. I’m going to put it in that group of great romantic comedies that sits right under When Harry Met Sally, and Four Weddings and a Funeral. It was funny, but not hilarious. There were a handful […]

Movie review : Bandslam

Bandslam Bandslam reinforced a lesson that I’ve learned many times: never judge a movie based on it’s genre. I’m not a fan of horror movies but I’ve seen many horror movies that I love. And I’m not a big fan of cop/gangster movies yet I think some of the movies in that genre are great. […]

Movie review : District 9

District 9 You can tell from the previews that District 9 is slightly atypical. Much of the movie is shot as a documentary. Especially the first 10-15 minutes. After that it begins to stray into a more conventional filming style while retaining a hint of the documentary camera style. The director Neill Blomkamp finds a […]

Did you mean Rupee?

RunPee has gotten huge props in the media. But the geek in me is really impressed with this: do a Google search for “runpee” I just love it. Google asks, “Did you mean RunPee?” It was not that long ago that Google used to ask, “Did you mean Rupee?” As in money, Rupies. I used […]

Movie review : G.I. Joe – The Rise of Cobra

It’s good to keep in mind that G.I Joe is a movie based on action figures. The good guys are good guys and want to be even better. The bad guys are bad guys and want to be even badder. There is no internal conflict. No questioning motives. Okay, maybe a tiny bit but nothing […]

Movie review : Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia Julie & Julia is a story driven film and pretty light on plot. But that isn’t a bad thing by any means. The script by tells a good story that the director put together masterfully. Which shouldn’t be difficult since both jobs were done by Nora Ephron: Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in […]

Movie review : Aliens in the Attic

Aliens in the Attic Reviewing kids movies is really hard. I doubt if there are many adults out there who are seriously thinking about seeing this unless it’s to take you kids to see it. And honestly this isn’t the sort of movie that does anything for the mature crowd. Men in Black it aint. […]

Movie review : Funny People

Funny People Funny People is partly about a guy with a terminal illness. And it’s partly about a guy who screwed up and didn’t marry the woman he loved when he had the chance. And it’s partly about a few other things. But ultimately it’s a bro-mance about two guys and the growth of their […]