Entries by polyGeek

Insurgent – movie review

Grade: C I’m not a fan of the Divergent series and haven’t read the books. I watched the first movie the night before Insurgent was released and found it to be uninspiring. I wasn’t disappointed with Insurgent because I didn’t expect much. The best thing I can say is that it isn’t horrible. They managed […]

Run All Night – movie review

Grade: C- The good news is that this movie is immeasurably better than Taken 3. Liam did a good job with his role, as did Ed Harris. Joel Kinnaman, who played Mike (Liam’s son), didn’t have much to work with. His character was consistently expressionless throughout the movie. My guess is that was due to […]

Chappie – movie review

I really don’t want to review this movie because I have so much respect for Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver. In a way having those two in the movie made it even worse because their talents were so obviously wasted on the roles they had. I wonder if they lost a bet or something and […]

Focus – movie review

Grade: C+ I’ve put off writing my review of this movie because I can’t think of anything to say. It’s one of those movies that doesn’t stand out as good or bad in any way. The story is decent. I think they were trying to pull of an Inception-like effect, but with within cons instead […]

Whiplash – movie review

Grade: A There’s no point in reviewing this movie. It’s as good as a movie is going to get. Great story, great acting — J.K. Simmons won an Oscar for best supporting actor, and great directing, oh yeah, the music doesn’t suck either. 🙂

Kingsman: The Secret Service – movie review

Grade: A It isn’t often that a movie exceeds my expectations, but this one sure did. I was hoping for something good; I got something great. There are no holes in this movie. The acting is better than good, there isn’t anything groundbreaking with the action, but I think they did an excellent job. Especially […]

Jupiter Ascending – movie review

Grade: C It’s times like these that I really hate writing movie reviews. Jupiter Ascending is an archetypical story with a great deal of potential, but it falls short in so many ways. But I really appreciate that the Wachowski’s (writers/directors of The Matrix, V is for Vendetta, Cloud Atlas) always try and reach for […]

Project Almanac – movie review

Grade: C- This is a “found footage” made film, which I find enormously irritating. If you’re like me, in that respect, then you should stay away from this movie. The movie isn’t bad but it doesn’t add anything to the time travel genre either. My advice is to take a pass and if you really […]

Mortdecai – movie review

Grade: D+ Mortdecai is evidence that an all star cast doesn’t necessarily translate into a great movie. I don’t think it’s the cast fault for the movie falling flat. It’s primarily due to the writing. The only thing the writers had going for them was a thesaurus. The characters are all written and portrayed as […]