Entries by polyGeek

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 […]

Spare Parts – movie review

Grade: B Initially I regarded this movie as predictable and a typical formula flick. However, it went a few steps beyond predictable. George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marisa Tomei were very good and quite believable in their rolls, but the real stars were the four young actors that made up the science team. [ […]

American Sniper – movie review

Grade: A- Just when I thought Bradley Cooper was a great actor he turns in a performance like this one and and makes me consider that he’s a *really* great actor. It seems like every movie I see him in he does something different and keeps doing it at a high level. There are many […]

2014 year in review

This has been the most financially successful year in RunPee history. I think we’re in good shape to be around for a long time to come. The biggest personal news is that I bought a house! RunPee HQ is now located in Swannanoa, North Carolina — just outside of Asheville. Here’s a picture from the […]

Are Peetimes just the boring bits of a movie?

Many people assume that the Peetimes we pick for movies are just the boring bits. That’s certainly true for some Peetimes but not all. A more accurate description of Peetimes in general would be: the parts of a movie that are easiest to summarize without the viewer missing anything crucial to the story. Of course that’s a […]

John Wick – movie review

Grade B+ I loved the movie John Wick; it was violent without being gory. What I liked most about the movie was the choreography of the action scenes. I’ve seen my share of action movies and I must say that the action in John Wick is top notch. That shouldn’t come as a surprise because […]

Gone Girl – movie review

B+ This isn’t exactly my favorite genre. Still, I loved 98% of this movie but I don’t want to say which 2% of the movie I didn’t like because that might spoil some things for you and I’d hate myself for that because this is a really good movie — except for the part that […]

The Equalizer – movie review

Grade: A+ First, let’s go over everything that’s wrong with this movie… Okay, now that we have that out of the way… Seriously, there’s nothing wrong; the acting, action, plot, story, characters, pacing, et al., are all spot on. This is the best action movie I can remember seeing since the original Bourne Identity. All […]