Entries by polyGeek

Draft Day – movie review

Grade: B+ I’m a huge football fan. (Roll Tide) When I first saw the previews to Draft Day I thought, “Okay, maybe hard core football fans can get behind this but no one else is going to want to see it.” Then I discovered that it’s directed by Ivan Reitman, who also directed Dave, Ghost […]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – movie review

Grade: A- Captain America: The Winter Soldier has everything you want in an Action/Adventure: action in spades, well paced, great acting, largely believable, and a few good laughs sprinkled throughout. The Action was pretty much all you could ask for. Chris Evans, as Captain America, is a great combination of grace and brute force. His […]

Fixing vibration issues with the Timer

For the past few days users have been reporting a problem with their phones not vibrating when using the Timer. The phone vibrates when testing but not while the Timer is running. This appears to be caused by a recent update to iOS to version 7.1. Here are a few simple things you can do […]

Veronica Mars – movie review

Grade: A I wouldn’t consider myself a Marshmallow, but I did watch, and enjoy, the Veronica Mars TV series. The movie is everything you would expect from a great two part TV episode. There is Veronica’s familiar sharp witted dialog, and the pacing is just like the TV show. They did a great job paying […]

300: Rise of an Empire – movie review

Grade: C+ This is no 300. I loved that movie and have seen it many times. However, Rise of an Empire was better than I thought it would be because from the previews it looked pretty horrible. It’s just as overly dramatic as 300, maybe even more so because Sullivan Stapleton, who plays the main […]

Non-Stop – movie review

Grade: C+ Non-Stop was more enjoyable than I thought it would be, however, I wasn’t expecting much.Liam Neeson, as always, is a fantastic choice for the flawed hero character. Even in his 60s he’s still great at close combat action scenes. He’s only getting better at action/fighting due to the number of movies he’s made […]

Son of God – movie review

Grade: B This movie isn’t going to win any critical awards but it’s a crowd-pleaser. If you’ve watched some of the dramatic retellings of the life of Jesus on History, BCC, Discovery, type channels then think of that but a good bit better. I found it interesting that they often used a characters name in […]

Pompeii – movie review

Grade: D- When it’s all said and done Pompeii will be remembered as the movie that reacquainted the world with one of the best actors of his generation. He commanded attention in every scene he was in, even when he had no lines to deliver; and when he delivered his lines it was with precision […]

3 Days to Kill – movie review

Grade: C- Lets set the tone right away.First, in the first three minutes of this movie you find out that a very young, and very good looking woman, is assigned, by the Director of the CIA no less, to be the lead agent in taking down one of the most important international terrorists in the […]

Winter’s Tale – movie review

Grade: C I feel a little ambivalent about this movie. On the one hand the acting was great. However, the story seemed to be a little scattered. The central message of this movie seems to be contradicted at the end. If you see it then let me know if you agree. I’m still trying to […]