Entries by polyGeek

Error 918 on Google Play

Lots of people have been getting the Error 918 when trying to update the RunPee app.  Here’s something that works for most people. Go to Settings > Apps > All > Google Play Store > Clear Cache & Clear Data then go to Settings > Accounts & Sync > *your Google account* > click menu […]

Vibration tips

So, the vibration feature on the Timer doesn’t seem to be working. There’s a 99% chance that you have an iOS device. There’s an easy fix for that: get an Android phone. 🙂 Okay, you probably don’t want to switch phones just so that the RunPee Timer will vibrate. Fortunately we can probably fix this […]

Edge of Tomorrow – movie review

Grade: B I love Groundhog Day stories and I’ve been looking forward to this movie since the first time I saw the previews. I was *hoping* it would rank as one of the classic Sci-Fi movies. However, I expected it would just be a good movie that might be worth rewatching again a year from […]

Maleficent – movie review

Grade: B- After seeing what Maleficent – Angelina Jolie – looked like in the previews I had hopes this was going to be a strictly adult oriented movie. That’s not the case. The movie, especially the first 30 minutes, is very much oriented toward children. There is a frequent voice over that tells us what’s […]

X-Men: Days of Future Pasted – movie review

Grade: A Brian Singer (director), and the writers, set the bar sky high in this film. It’s going to be a chore to top this in the scheduled X-Men sequel, due May 27, 2016. The acting was spectacular. All the main characters are reprising roles that they have already performed with aplomb. However, I think Hugh […]

Million Dollar Arm

Grade: B- Million Dollar Arm was a good movie, but I doubt anyone’s going to put it on their list of favorite inspirational sports movies. The performances were all solid. John Hamm especially stood out, which is good since he’s the main character. He does a good job with his expressions saying more than his […]

Godzilla – movie review

Grade: C Let me say up front that I enjoyed Godzilla. The movie rolled along at a decent pace and had a few good visual scenes. And I think the creators did a decent job of bridging the classic feel of the Godzilla movies with modern movie making.  That being said, I thought the movie […]

Mom’s Night Out – movie review

Grade: B- Because of the way movie releases shook out this week I had to see *Mom’s Night Out* – not exactly my genre. Going in I hadn’t seen a single preview for this movie, a rarity, so I had no expectations whatsoever. *Mom’s Night Out* isn’t a good movie, but you’re probably going to […]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – movie review

Grade: C+ Overall I’m not terribly impressed with Spider-Man 2, but I’ve not been much impressed with any of the movies in either Spider-Man series. My general feeling is that the characters, especially the villains, lack depth and believable motivation – more on that later. The story was a little jumpy to me. There’s apparently […]

Transcendence – movie review

Grade: C I didn’t find Transcendence to be bad, but I didn’t think it was very good either. First, the opening scene in the movie is 5 years after the events that transpire. It leaves no room for suspense during the movie because you already know pretty much how things turn out – not well. […]