Movie Review – Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians is a beautifully done trip to Singapore with a gaggle of interesting people. Each main character gave us a guided tour into their lives, and how it shaped their future.

Even though we didn’t see or hear much of the back story of Piek Lin Goh (played by Awkwafina), she did have the best and funniest lines of the entire movie.

Even though CRA employed a plot some may say is overdone — rich guy/girl falls in love with the ‘guy/girl across the tracks — this sweet movie did it with a breath of fresh air. The directing was spot on, the acting was way above par, and the writing was creative. All this combined demands that I give CRA a solid B.

Grade: B

About the PeetimesI have 2 good Peetimes, one at 48 minutes and the other at 1:07. Both gives you 4 minutes to break, so let your bladder decide.

RunPee Mom is our emotional bedrock. Without her, RunPee never would have lasted a decade as an app (which is since the dawn of time in internet years). She’s our biggest cheerleader and an unending source of unconditional love. She works cheerfully and tirelessly, seeing any movie we ask of her, writing interesting reviews, and being our…well…MOM. Her genres of choice: kiddie flicks, animated movies, emotional dramas, historical features, war films, diverse biographies, and even dense, diabolically plotted thrillers. She knows more about famous and infamous figures in history than said figures probably knew about themselves. She’s the Quiz Manager for the RunPee.com blog, and Assistant Facebook Manager for our social media efforts. If you’ve interacted with someone on our Facebook page, you’ve most likely been given a virtual hug by RunPee Mom.

Movie Review – Christopher Robin

Winnie The Pooh was a wonderful part of my childhood. And then it became a big part of my son’s childhood, followed by my daughter’s, granddaughter’s, and finally my great granddaughter’s childhood. That said, I feel most qualified to review Christopher Robin.

I found it interesting that there were mostly adults in my theater who laughed frequently and loudly. We baby boomers do love a walk down memory lane.

The animation used to create Pooh and friends was beautiful and well done. The story flowed nicely and kept my interest right to the last moments of the movie.

Grade: A

About the Peetimes
Both Peetimes are pretty good, but if I had to pick, I’d say the 1st is a little better, because it contains less emotion than the 2nd.

RunPee Mom is our emotional bedrock. Without her, RunPee never would have lasted a decade as an app (which is since the dawn of time in internet years). She’s our biggest cheerleader and an unending source of unconditional love. She works cheerfully and tirelessly, seeing any movie we ask of her, writing interesting reviews, and being our…well…MOM. Her genres of choice: kiddie flicks, animated movies, emotional dramas, historical features, war films, diverse biographies, and even dense, diabolically plotted thrillers. She knows more about famous and infamous figures in history than said figures probably knew about themselves. She’s the Quiz Manager for the RunPee.com blog, and Assistant Facebook Manager for our social media efforts. If you’ve interacted with someone on our Facebook page, you’ve most likely been given a virtual hug by RunPee Mom.

Movie Review – Teen Titans Go!

I’ll try to stay away from spoilers, but let it be said of Teen Titans Go To The Movies! that there are hilarious references to the Marvel universe, along with a multitude of other jabs toward superheroes in general.
The plot was typical of most animated movies about the good, the bad, and the ridiculous. Lots of bathroom humor that kept the kiddies laughing in their seats, while keeping the adults entertained as well.
This is a great movie to get the kids out of the house, out of the heat, and out of parents hair for an afternoon.

RunPee Mom is our emotional bedrock. Without her, RunPee never would have lasted a decade as an app (which is since the dawn of time in internet years). She’s our biggest cheerleader and an unending source of unconditional love. She works cheerfully and tirelessly, seeing any movie we ask of her, writing interesting reviews, and being our…well…MOM. Her genres of choice: kiddie flicks, animated movies, emotional dramas, historical features, war films, diverse biographies, and even dense, diabolically plotted thrillers. She knows more about famous and infamous figures in history than said figures probably knew about themselves. She’s the Quiz Manager for the RunPee.com blog, and Assistant Facebook Manager for our social media efforts. If you’ve interacted with someone on our Facebook page, you’ve most likely been given a virtual hug by RunPee Mom.

Quiz – Denzel Washington (10 questions)

Denzel Washington


RunPee Mom is our emotional bedrock. Without her, RunPee never would have lasted a decade as an app (which is since the dawn of time in internet years). She’s our biggest cheerleader and an unending source of unconditional love. She works cheerfully and tirelessly, seeing any movie we ask of her, writing interesting reviews, and being our…well…MOM. Her genres of choice: kiddie flicks, animated movies, emotional dramas, historical features, war films, diverse biographies, and even dense, diabolically plotted thrillers. She knows more about famous and infamous figures in history than said figures probably knew about themselves. She’s the Quiz Manager for the RunPee.com blog, and Assistant Facebook Manager for our social media efforts. If you’ve interacted with someone on our Facebook page, you’ve most likely been given a virtual hug by RunPee Mom.

Movie Review – Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Hotel Transylvania 3 is just as entertaining as both HT2 and HT1 were.

The plot is cute: bringing the great-great granddaughter of Van Helsin and Dracula, together in a possible relationship.

I saw this movie with my own 5 year-old great granddaughter and she loved it, as did the rest of the young audience. The level of humor stayed the same obviously, since the kiddies’ laughter could most likely be heard in the next theater. That’s really all I need to know to give Hotel Transylvania3 a well earned A.

It’s hard to keep hitting a homerun with each movie, but Genndy Tartakovsky and the writers have not let the fans down yet. I’m hoping the Hotel Transylvania franchise continues long enough so that I can take my great-great granddaughter to see it opening night.

Grade: A

Peetimes:
This movie had plenty of good Peetimes since many of the scenes involved the monsters having a great time on the cruise ship.

There was, of course, some mild humor in these scenes, but not the funniest parts. And much of that humor was in the previews anyway.

 

RunPee Mom is our emotional bedrock. Without her, RunPee never would have lasted a decade as an app (which is since the dawn of time in internet years). She’s our biggest cheerleader and an unending source of unconditional love. She works cheerfully and tirelessly, seeing any movie we ask of her, writing interesting reviews, and being our…well…MOM. Her genres of choice: kiddie flicks, animated movies, emotional dramas, historical features, war films, diverse biographies, and even dense, diabolically plotted thrillers. She knows more about famous and infamous figures in history than said figures probably knew about themselves. She’s the Quiz Manager for the RunPee.com blog, and Assistant Facebook Manager for our social media efforts. If you’ve interacted with someone on our Facebook page, you’ve most likely been given a virtual hug by RunPee Mom.

Movie Review – Upgrade

Plain and simple, I loved Upgrade. The acting was great, as was the directing and pacing. Also, Whannell wrote a darn good story, somewhat reminiscent of one of my all time favorite movies —Robo Cop.

I had zero expectations when I walked into the theater, and left pleasantly surprised.

One caveat: it is pretty gory, but not much more than you see on any CSI show. (For those who remember Robo Cop, Upgrade has the same kind of gore, just much more, and administered more creatively.)

Movie Grade:  A-

RunPee Mom is our emotional bedrock. Without her, RunPee never would have lasted a decade as an app (which is since the dawn of time in internet years). She’s our biggest cheerleader and an unending source of unconditional love. She works cheerfully and tirelessly, seeing any movie we ask of her, writing interesting reviews, and being our…well…MOM. Her genres of choice: kiddie flicks, animated movies, emotional dramas, historical features, war films, diverse biographies, and even dense, diabolically plotted thrillers. She knows more about famous and infamous figures in history than said figures probably knew about themselves. She’s the Quiz Manager for the RunPee.com blog, and Assistant Facebook Manager for our social media efforts. If you’ve interacted with someone on our Facebook page, you’ve most likely been given a virtual hug by RunPee Mom.

Movie review: Tully

Since Charlize Theron won an Oscar for Monster it should be a no brainer for the academy to grace her with a second gold statue for Tully. You should know Charlize gained 50 pounds for her role, stating she wanted to stay true to her character of Marlo. That alone should be reason enough for her to rule at every awards show this next season.

This is a great movie for this Mother’s Day weekend. Don’t let the R rating dissuade you from seeing Tully. There was one very short scene with mildly explicit sex, and trust me, you’ve seen much worse on television. There is a great deal of strong language, but this is a movie about an overweight, frustrated, exhausted, and ‘at her wits end’ wife and mother with three children, with a husband who seems to be off in his own little world.

As mothers, which of us have not found ourselves standing in a parking lot, gazing upward and praying for just a moment of peace?

Grade: A

RunPee Mom is our emotional bedrock. Without her, RunPee never would have lasted a decade as an app (which is since the dawn of time in internet years). She’s our biggest cheerleader and an unending source of unconditional love. She works cheerfully and tirelessly, seeing any movie we ask of her, writing interesting reviews, and being our…well…MOM. Her genres of choice: kiddie flicks, animated movies, emotional dramas, historical features, war films, diverse biographies, and even dense, diabolically plotted thrillers. She knows more about famous and infamous figures in history than said figures probably knew about themselves. She’s the Quiz Manager for the RunPee.com blog, and Assistant Facebook Manager for our social media efforts. If you’ve interacted with someone on our Facebook page, you’ve most likely been given a virtual hug by RunPee Mom.

Movie Review: Sgt. Stubby – An American Hero

Sgt. Stubby is an amazingly good movie. It seems that service animals have become quite popular in today’s cinema and that’s a good thing. My father had a saying, “The more I’m around people, the better I like dogs.”

To animal lovers, our pets are a member of the family — and how gratifying it is to see these four-legged heroes being honored, by giving them their own biographical movies.

I do recommend this movie to everyone — however I’ll include one caveat; there are some very tense moments when Stubby is doing his hero thing. Even though I knew Stubby was going to survive the war, there were times I had to turn away from the screen, in fear that somehow the writers felt that they should put a different spin on the movie and not let Sgt. Stubby come home. Hollywood has done some mean things just to make a bio a little more interesting — I’m just saying.

Anyway, if you feel that the little ones might get too stressed and have nightmares, maybe you should save this film for later.

Grade: B+

RunPee Mom is our emotional bedrock. Without her, RunPee never would have lasted a decade as an app (which is since the dawn of time in internet years). She’s our biggest cheerleader and an unending source of unconditional love. She works cheerfully and tirelessly, seeing any movie we ask of her, writing interesting reviews, and being our…well…MOM. Her genres of choice: kiddie flicks, animated movies, emotional dramas, historical features, war films, diverse biographies, and even dense, diabolically plotted thrillers. She knows more about famous and infamous figures in history than said figures probably knew about themselves. She’s the Quiz Manager for the RunPee.com blog, and Assistant Facebook Manager for our social media efforts. If you’ve interacted with someone on our Facebook page, you’ve most likely been given a virtual hug by RunPee Mom.

Movie review: Chappaquiddick

I wholeheartedly recommend this movie to anyone who remembers this tragic event that dominated the news for months. Even though we all know the outcome of tragedy, what we are not privy to is how the outcome was reached. I appreciate the fact that writers, Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen, resisted the temptation to “Hollywood Up” the story by needlessly adding salacious details that would ultimately dilute the political impact of *Chappaquiddick*.

The acting was respectable, the pacing was well done, and the directing was spot-on. If political drama is of your liking then take a couple of hours out of your weekend and enjoy this intriguing movie.

Grade: B

RunPee Mom is our emotional bedrock. Without her, RunPee never would have lasted a decade as an app (which is since the dawn of time in internet years). She’s our biggest cheerleader and an unending source of unconditional love. She works cheerfully and tirelessly, seeing any movie we ask of her, writing interesting reviews, and being our…well…MOM. Her genres of choice: kiddie flicks, animated movies, emotional dramas, historical features, war films, diverse biographies, and even dense, diabolically plotted thrillers. She knows more about famous and infamous figures in history than said figures probably knew about themselves. She’s the Quiz Manager for the RunPee.com blog, and Assistant Facebook Manager for our social media efforts. If you’ve interacted with someone on our Facebook page, you’ve most likely been given a virtual hug by RunPee Mom.

Movie review: Paul, Apostle of Christ

Okay, so Rotten Tomatoes gave Paul 25%; however, the audience score is 94%. With that in mind, I’ll address those who fall in the 94% group as my target audience.

I had the pleasure of interviewing several people as they left the theater. All gave it an A rating. No one was disturbed by the actual or implied violence, nor by the plot of the movie. Some critics panned *Paul* because of the time period chosen by the writers, who focused on the last days of Paul, rather than the earlier years: when he was first persecuting the Christians, or when after a visit from Christ (on the road to Damascus) he became the number one fan of Jesus. With a character from the Bible as interesting and colorful as Paul, you could choose just about any time in his life and still make a good movie.

The acting was above par, but the directing fell short. There were many scenes filmed in semi-darkness and often times the dialog was unintelligible, making the movie a little less watchable.

I enjoyed *Paul* and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys faith based movies.

Grade: B

RunPee Mom is our emotional bedrock. Without her, RunPee never would have lasted a decade as an app (which is since the dawn of time in internet years). She’s our biggest cheerleader and an unending source of unconditional love. She works cheerfully and tirelessly, seeing any movie we ask of her, writing interesting reviews, and being our…well…MOM. Her genres of choice: kiddie flicks, animated movies, emotional dramas, historical features, war films, diverse biographies, and even dense, diabolically plotted thrillers. She knows more about famous and infamous figures in history than said figures probably knew about themselves. She’s the Quiz Manager for the RunPee.com blog, and Assistant Facebook Manager for our social media efforts. If you’ve interacted with someone on our Facebook page, you’ve most likely been given a virtual hug by RunPee Mom.