The Lion King – Rewatch Review of the Animated Classic

This week the rebooted version of The Lion King arrives in theaters. But before that happens, I want to say a few things. To start with, the original Lion King is one of the best Disney movies EVER. For me, it’s right after the Little Mermaid, and that’s saying a lot. The Lion King came …

Stuber vs Uber – Welcome to the Ratings Game, in Real Life

Well, it’s official. We’ve had an action movie about Uber driving. I suppose the next film will be a thriller about a couple in for trouble at an Air BnB. 🙂 It’s a sign of the times for sure. I’ve been using Uber almost exclusively to get to movies for RunPee every week for more …

Avengers: Endgame Re-Release Extra Footage Explained

In an attempt to knock Avatar (2009) off the Biggest Box Office high horse, the Marvel Cinematic Universe opened their vaults and added some extra footage to Avengers: Endgame in a ‘re-release’. Normally a re-release happens after a movie has been gone awhile, but with MCU fever still running high, Marvel Studios added six minutes …

Spider-Man & Iron Man – Lyrics to Back in Black by AC/DC

Starting way back in 2008 with Iron Man‘s use of I Am Iron-Man and, yes, Back in Black, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has never been shy of using classic rock hits in their superhero movies. While 2019’s Spiderman: Far From Home doesn’t have as many rocking songs as Spider-Man: Homecoming, it’s got a winning use …

The Lion Sleeps Tonight Lyrics & Video from The Lion King

Innnn the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonigtttt…..A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh… This classic song is well known, but most don’t realize the name isn’t In the Jungle. Even if you ask Alexa for In the Jungle, she knows what song you mean but corrects you first: it’s called The Lion Sleeps Tonight. But I …

The Lion King – Lyrics and Video to Hakuna Matata

The most charming song in the  1994’s beloved The Lion King is where Pumbaa, Timon, and Simba sing Hakuna Matata. Which means, as the meerkat and wildebeast cheerfully describe, “No worries.” A good philosophy…can you watch this scene without smiling? It’s pleasant, funny, and even meaningful — remember the iconic moment where the three friends …

How to Binge Watch Downton Abbey Before The Movie

I’m doing a 6-season rewatch of UK period drama Downtown Abbey — and Mary Mother of God — I’ve forgotten how melodramatic this show was. There are entire storylines I fast-forward past as I trudge along. (I refuse to pay any more attention the overwrought Anna/Mr. Bates storyline than I absolutely have to.) All The …

All Men In Black Films, Ranked

To prep for Men In Black: International, I did a little series rewatch, and discovered a few things: the original movie is still fresh and funny, the second film still hurts to watch, and I totally forgot everything that happened in the third MIB outing. But that’s actually a good thing. It was like getting …

First-View Movie Review – 47 Meters Down (2017)

47 Meters Down is a surprisingly decent shark movie. And it’s not even that scary – the horror level was low (and I’m a horror scaredy-cat, so trust me). What 47 Meters Down had going for it was a unique shark premise, and a gripping survival element. While the girls screamed a lot, both stepped …

Movie Review – Spider-Man: Far from Home – Fun, but a little underwhelming

  I liked Spider-Man: Far From Home. I liked it a lot. But I didn’t love it, and that surprised me. I adore Tom Holland‘s version of Spider-Man, and think he’s the best Peter Parker ever done, no question. (Notice how this sidesteps Miles Morales‘ stunning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse quite nicely.) And every appearance …