Netflix Pick of the Month – Real Genius

Our Netflix Pick of the Month is the 1986 sci-fi comedy Real Genius. The movie features Val Kilmer in one of his earlier roles as Chris Knight, a Genius college student who creates a powerful new laser, one which the military wants to use for nefarious purposes.

The film opens with a video presentation in which a space-based laser weapon incinerates a man from orbit with pinpoint precision. The CIA, wanting this as a “peacetime” weapon, contracts Professor Jerry Hathaway (played by William Atherton to develop the weapon. Along with several of his most brilliant students, Professor Hathaway enlists the help of 15-year-old math prodigy Mitch Taylor (Gabriel Jarret) to help with the project. Loads of student hi jinks and hi-tech gadgetry come into play throughout the film, as well as some teen-aged romance along the way between Mitch and Jordan (played by Michelle Meyrink). After the laser is completed, it gets stolen by the professor for CIA use, but in the end, the students get a measure of payback against their wayward mentor.

Overall, it’s a great film, with a lot of out of this world gadgetry & a good dose of student romance. There’s a good dose of humor throughout the film, and the ending is one of the funniest scenes around. Hope you got enough popcorn to go around, cause this is a fun little popcorn flick that you’ll enjoy to the end!


1 Response to “Netflix Pick of the Month – Real Genius”

  1. December 4, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Second child preparation.

    Your first baby brought into your life the enormous amount of love and happiness, and now you are waiting for another child. Albeit you experienced pregnancy and labor previously, you now have added more responsibilities and considerations to get ready for your second baby.
    In the beggining try to help your first child to understand what to expect, and try to explain to him the changes that are going to occur with this joyous event.
    Nevetheless, bringing up two children can be a bit too much at first, you will have no time for yourself, and you’ll be busier. Time for sleep and meal will fluctuate and mostly will depend on the age of your older child. What you really need to do is to get organized before the second baby is born.

    Don’t be surprised if during your second pregnancy you may be more exhausted than during the first one, as caring for your older child while pregnant actually takes a lot of energy. The first 6 to 8 weeks after the birth can be the most demanding, as your main job will be trying to get your newborn on a feeding and sleeping schedule, and at the same time actively anticipating your older child’s needs and changing emotions.
    There are as well some positive changes, with the birth and nursing of the second baby you will acquire confidence in your own abilities, knowledge, and experience, moreover, stuff that seemed so difficult with your first child, like breastfeeding, changing diapers, handling illness will be much easier this time. However, you should clearly understand that bringing home a new baby will affect you physically and emotionally. Increased exhaustion and mild anxiety will be your normal condition after having the second child.
    Note that, if you and your partner notice that you’re rarely spending time together go and have an occasional date once things settle down.
    My week by week http://solutions4healthyliving.com – pregnancy calendar

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