Entries by polyGeek

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 […]

Movie review : The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth If you want a good evening out, then I’d suggest seeing The Ugly Truth with a group of friends, and then heading out to dinner for some lively conversation afterward. Not only can you talk about the merits of the movie, but also the points that Mike makes on his show: everything […]

Movie review : G-Force

G-Force In case you didn’t know, G-Force is 3-D movier for young kids. There were many kids in the audience in the 4-7 age ranges. The main reason I say it’s a young kids movie is that there are a lot of short scenes and every 3rd scene – at least – involves some sort […]