Movie review: The Revenant

All the elements needed for an outstanding movie are present in *Revenant*: top notch directing, superb acting, and an excellent screenplay. Having seen all the Oscar-nominated movies this year, I can say with all confidence that *Revenant* should win for each category in which it’s nominated. If DiCaprio doesn’t win Best Actor this time around, …

Movie review: Zootopia

Zootopia is one of Disney’s best animated films. It takes adorable characters, wrapping them in an underlying message to the entire audience about bigotry and stereotyping. The adults in my theater laughed louder and longer than the children. I recommend this movie to anyone who has ever enjoyed a Disney movie. Grade: A RunPee MomRunPee …

Movie Review – The Secret Life Of Pets

The Secret Life Of Pets will appeal to moviegoers of all ages. It has all the ingredients needed for a hit movie: outrageously funny, great characters, lots of action, and a cute plot with a message. My theater was packed with parents and children alike, making it difficult to know who was laughing the loudest. …

Movie review: Alien: Covenant

Here at RunPee we make a concerted effort to get the reviews for blockbuster movies up by Friday morning. Unfortunately, this week my heart just wasn’t in it. Not because I didn’t care for the movie, but because my heart was being poked and prodded by a team of professionals who didn’t care that I …

Movie Review – Molly’s Game

80% from Rotten Tomatoes says it all. If you’ve ever thought to yourself, ‘I’d really like to learn to play poker, but there’s no one to teach me’…then just watch this movie: it’s a two hour tutorial on how to play, and how not to try earning a living from this volatile game. I’ve been …

Movie Review – The Darkest Hour

There’s really no need for anyone to show up for the Oscars, except for the talented artists involved with *Darkest Hour*. This was by far the best movie I’ve seen all year, and I’ve seen a lot of good (and bad) films. I’m going to stick my neck out and predict that Gary Oldman will …

Movie Review – The Man Who Invented Christmas

This charming little film does a nice job ushering in Christmas time at the theaters. I really don’t know how much of this movie was fact or fiction concerning the character of Charles Dickens. In the movie, one moment he’d be in a screaming rage, and the next, a funny, engaging fellow. I think in …

Movie Review – DunKirk

Be forewarned, this movie can be insanely confusing. There are three vignettes operating during this film: a pilot trying to keep the Luftwaffe at bay (while rescue attempts for the waiting soldiers on the beach are being made), a private citizen and his sons, who are lending a heroic hand to the survivors of sinking …

Movie Review – Thank You For Your Service

This is a movie that everyone needs to see, especially politicians with the power to make changes to an existing system that’s failing. Of course, I speak of the Veterans Administration. So, heads up to the current administration: with North Korea’s saber rattling — not to mention every other country that’s been offended by the …