Molly Wood tweets about RunPee

This tweet is a keeper

I don’t deny it. I’m a huge Molly Wood fan. Smart, witty, funny, pretty. What’s not to love? She not even afraid to make fun of Apple and Steve Jobs which just endears me more to her.

But it’s tweets like this that make my month:

Molly Wood tweets about RunPee

Molly Wood tweets about RunPee

Movie review – Mars Needs Moms

This was a truly unique movie. Never before has animation appeared so life like. Facial expressions and lip movements were closer to reality than I’ve seen in previous animated films – and I see a lot. As a bonus as the credits roll at the end we are given an insight as to how this was achieved using head gear on the actors doing the voices.

Not only was this a technically interesting movie but the plot was terrific. It was action packed from beginning to end with lots of humor and even a couple of heart warming scenes.

For the younger audience there’s a few scenes that are a bit scary and a few that may bring a tear to your eye. A young boy and his mother exited the movie just ahead of me. I asked mom how she and her son liked the movie and they both said that they loved it. Mom said that at one point they were both crying just a little – although the little boy denied it. 🙂

Movie review – Battle: Los Angeles

[ No Spoilers ]

Battle: Los Angeles is an amazingly fun, action packed, and gut wrenching movie. There was nothing that I didn’t like about the film. It has a lot in common with the other modern alien invasion movies: District 9, Independence Day, etc. But it is closer to District 9 in it’s grittyness.

The movie follows a platoon of marines starting 24 hours before the invasion through about a day or so of fighting. Once the action starts there is hardly a chance to catch your breath until the credits – making it hard to find peetimes! 🙂

One word of warning that I’d offer is that many of the shots are done with a shaky handheld camera. You won’t want to sit too close to the screen for this film. I sat in the back row and it hardly bothered me at all.

What I appreciated the most about the film is how well they avoided the need to go over the top with impossible action shots – as in ID4. They also avoided any unnecessary need to trudge up any fake romances or inappropriate humor. As much as an alien invasion movie is fiction this seemed real – which made it all the more gripping.

The only exposition comes from just a few short news clips that we watch with the marines. So we know what they know and that’s it. There’s no jumping around to different groups of people. Halfway through the movie you’ll be able to feel like your a member of the squad as well.

The movie is graphic but not over the top. There are no shots of limbs being blown off – as in Saving Private Ryan. There is only one scene in the movie that might seem gross – the alien autopsy – but even that is pretty tame.

I’m not a military veteran but if you are this movie will make you feel proud. The marines are the good guys out fighting to save their country and it’s citizens. Hooah!

Android/iPhone apps

Get the RunPee mobile app for Android, iOS, or Windows7 mobile.

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The RunPee app does much, much, more than just tell you the best time to run and pee without missing anything. You’ll also be able to:

  • Constantly be updated with Peetimes for the latest movies. (Updated every Friday afternoon, and often Thursday nights.)
  • Use our Built in Timer that gives you vibration alerts when Peetimes are coming up.
  • Discover if there’s anything after the end credits – a favorite bonus!
  • Use the Running Late feature, where we describe the 1st three minutes of the film.
  • Read our own movie reviews.
  • Get the latest critic and audience scores from RottenTomatoes.com
  • Read movie details on IMDb.com.
  • Post a movie review to Twitter without typing anything.
  • See 3D ratings by other RunPee users.
  • Quick and easy check-in with your friends on Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

m.RunPee.com – for feature phones and Blackberry

For those of you who don’t have a smart phone . . . what in the world are you waiting for? These things are awesome. But, anyway, don’t fret. You can still use RunPee. Just visit m.RunPee.com using your phones browser, and you’ll get access to all the essentials.

And we’re really sorry, but there isn’t a Blackberry version. Don’t blame us. It’s a real pain in the butt to make Blackberry apps.

Fun Movie Ads

Funny RunPee ads

I have a vague idea for an ad involving Wolverine and trying to pee with his claws extended. I’ll get to that when I have a few extra minutes.

Do you have any suggestions for other ads. Just let me know. Or even create some yourself if you want and tell me about it in the comments below.

Press Releases

RunPee Press Releases and Galley Photos available for bloggers and all media use:

Images and Testimonials freely available (scroll below for quotes):

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People are writing to thank us from the bottoms of their bladders for our PeeTimes:

  • “Check out runpee.com – it’s hilarious. It tells u when to pee during movies while ur n the theater. They have an iPhone app too. Go get it” – Chad Ochocinco, Miami, FL, Cincinnati Bengals NFL Wide Receiver
  • “This is a great service. Before seeing the Wolverine movie, I checked my PeeTime. I got up when your site recommended, walked calmly to the bathroom, and took my time, knowing I didn’t miss anything.” – Chris Magley, Flagstaff, AZ, Flagstaff Real Estate
  • “I went to see Orphan yesterday – and forgot to check your site (don’t have an iphone)…so had to sit with a full bladder. LOL. But I did check your recommendation after and it would have been the perfect time for a pee break.” -Alice Seba, Vancouver BC, Internet MarketingSweetie, InternetbasedMoms, AllPrivateLabelContent
  • This is so cool! I saw this in our paper Belleville News Democrat this AM (Illinois)…and checked it out. I have sent the site to my other Red Hat Ladies, Evening Homemakers etc … as you can guess we are all over the ages of 58!! And we need those breaks at the many movies we attend. Thank you – what a great service – and what a bright and enlightened man you are! Now I will check the “kid” movies out so when the 4 yr old granddtr needs to make a run we wont miss an exciting part of HER show either. – Sandy Westbrook, Waterloo, IL
  • What a brilliant website – thank you, thank you, thank you!! I have just put a note on the Multiple Sclerosis website about Runpee.com – full of people that love films more than their bladders! This website means I can start to enjoy – not endure – films again, thank you! – Tracey Kesterton
  • “Oh dear lord. This is so funny it made me go pee.” – Virginia Groves, Manhattan Beach, CA, KidsinFurCoats.com
  • “I had to laugh but it’s actually a great idea. Movies are, what? Three hours long now? I hate holding it in and I hate wondering when is a good time to run to the bathroom. Thank you!” – Christene Johnson, Orlando, FL
  • Yes, we use RunPee…thank you, thankyouverymuch!!! Can’t wait for the dvd version, lol! – Jen Floyd, Bend, Oregon, FiveFor Fun, JenFloyd08
  • “I think this is the best website for a movie buff out there! Thanks for all your hard work!!!!!” – Kerri Dodson, Materials Receiving Assistant, Turner Industries Group
  • “Just heard about your site, and it’s pretty damn clever. I’ve racked my brain many a time trying to find the next meme, and never seem to be able to do it. As for myself, I’m not far from 50, and many a smug younger person will be where I am one day. This makes me feel a bit better. I should not have had that huge glass of tea at the Alamo Drafthouse! Great idea, and all the best!” –Joe Mizera, Mizera Digital http://www.mizeradigital.com

Awards

There’s not exactly a lot of awards out there for the best mobile application to help someone pee. But we’ve done fairly well for ourselves by winning an award or two.

RunPee.com got NETTED by the Webbys: The Best User-Generated Strategic Guide To Optimal Movie Pee-Break Moments Ever.
iPhoneApps.Oreilly.com named the RunPee iPhone app a top pick! Thanks guys.

FAQ

What is RunPee for, anyway?

The mission of RunPee.com – to help you enjoy your movie going experience and relieve your bladder at the same time:

  • Every movie has a few scenes in there somewhere that aren’t crucial to the plot, or can be easily summed up for you on our site.
  • Every movie has a few minutes you can miss and not be lost when you sit back down.
  • No more guessing when to run and pee.

When are PeeTimes for a newly released movie posted?

Unfortunately, no one involved with RunPee.com has access to pre-screenings of movies. So we have to wait just like everyone else to see a movie.

With very few exceptions, when a movie is released someone will be there watching it on opening day – most often at the very first showing. There are usually 2-4 movies released each weekend, so some of the movies won’t have PeeTimes until late in the

afternoon.

Hopefully we’ll be able to get access to cinema pre-screenings soon, so that the PeeTimes will be there for the avid movie fans that must see a movie at the earliest possible time.

What is the iPhone RunPee App? How does it work and what will the updates be like?

As you can see from the reviews, the RunPee app is widely regarded as a must have for movie goers, but it isn’t perfect. The two most commonly requested updates are:

  • to add a vibration to the timer,
  • and enable local storage of data so that the app can be used offline and by iTouch users.

We are also going to enable the timer to run in the background so that you can switch apps – not that you really need to during a movie! So keep an eye out. These updates, and more, are all coming soon. You can buy the iPhone app for one dollar at iTunes –> RunPee Mobile App
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What about other Smart Phone apps? I don’t have an iPhone.

We’re working feverishly behind the scenes to bring RunPee to the Android, Blackberry, Pre and Nokia. Our Android version is currently in Beta, as we speak! It’s that close to being ready. All updates will be announced with great joy and antici-pee-tion. 🙂

Do I have to actually pee when you tell me to? Can’t I go buy popcorn instead?

Of course! Slip out to the concession stand. Run out and make a phone call. Or use this time to sit back and make out with your date. We only tell you when there are scenes that you can miss and still catch on to the plot. How you use this time is up to you!

Of course, if you choose to run out and make a proactive peewhen we tell you to, it might save you a large bladder later on in the film. We aim to please, so please aim when you pee, as the saying goes.

Who writes the PeeTimes?
PeeTimes are user generated content. It’s a wiki-pee-dia. Movie goers everywhere decide WHEN the best times are to duck out for a quick trip to the restroom or snack bar. Then they tell the rest of us.

How do I make a PeeTime?
If you’ve just seen a new movie, let us know when YOU would have skipped to the toilet. What is the cue for when to duck out of the screening room? What would someone have missed while gone?

Go to RunPee.com, find your movie in the navigation to the left, then click the Create New PeeTime button on the right. Easy peeeeasy.

Are the PeeTimes Moderated? Can I write whatever I want?

Actually, yes, the PeeTimes are all moderated at first and I actually write most of them, so they are correctly synched up with movie start times.

Unless you’ve been granted Super User status, we do need to ensure the entered PeeTimes are actually written to be useful to users. Having PeeTimes that state, “don’t bother seeing this movie; go home and pee whenever,” might be funny once (see Hannah Montana movie), but would get old quickly. We need to keep the quality of our PeeTimes high, to help you find the best times to duck out for a toilet break mid-movie.

How come some of your PeeTimes suggest leaving at important plot points? I thought the PeeTimes were for the boring parts!

Actually, it’s super hard to find PeeTimes in good, well-edited movies. But we don’t want to leave you with nothing. So sometimes the PeeTimes are simply spots in the movie that can be easily summed up, so you won’t be lost when you get back.

So, for example, in Harry Potter 6, we have a PeeTime where you miss Harry getting his Advanced Potions book. It’s important to the plot, but honestly easy to miss: he gets the book and realizes someone smart – but unknown – owned it previously. Easy to sum up and now you know what is going on.

There has to be a scene of at least three-four minutes where you can skip out and not worry you wasted your hard-earned movie ticket money – we want you to be able to slip back into the movie and be able to pick up the gist of things. So we look for scenes that can be described in a few words. You are always welcome to submit PeeTimes you think are better.

Where are the Limited Release Movies? And the Independent Films?

All of the movies that are in wide release get added to the database. I really wanted to see 500 Days of Summer, for example, but I was in Tampa at the time and it wasn’t showing anywhere near me. In fact it wasn’t showing anywhere in Florida when it first came out. Now I’m in Orlando – to stay for a while – and it’s showing at an independent theater about 20 miles away. It’s still just mostly me seeing films and making PeeTimes.

If others can join in on the wiki “pee” dia aspect of the service, then we can ensure ALL movies get covered. Even ones in BollyWood! Why not?

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