RunPee Guest Post Guidelines – Write for RunPee.com (and be as opinionated as you like)

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The RunPee Family is happy to publish posts from movie geeks with interesting entertainment opinions on RunPee.com. Or even non-geeks with thoughtful reviews of any movie category are welcome – we have a lot of film coverage blind spots. Here are our submission guidelines:

What you get from RunPee

  • Your own linked Byline to the RunPee blog, social media promotion on our sites, and links to your projects/emails choice in your bio. We’ll help promote your personal interests for free, as well. Any really timely articles will get Featured Content status on the RunPee app itself!
  • You get Author privileges on RunPee: an author photo of your choice, a bio blurb, a full biography page with any links you want to promote — which also automatically lists all the articles you post on RunPee.com.
  • A entry volunteer association in a fun, world-wide acknowledged app boasting millions of downloads. Plus professional article editing, experienced writer mentoring, and the possibility of learning to make Peetimes to see free movies, along with the rest of the RunPee Family.

What RunPee Wants from You

  • Just pitch us your topic ideas and potential titles, and we can see if we’d like to publish your piece. Send ideas to Jill@RunPee.com (Editor in Chief) and post Guest Article in the subject heading.
  • Articles should be no shorter than 300 words, but can be as long as you like. No need to be brief if you’ve got a lot to say.
  • Your personally taken photos are welcome and will include your Byline, if we use them.
  • Tell us your favorite movie genres and mention a few possible titles you’d suggest as an idea on how your mind works.
  • Really, nothing about movies, actors, directors, or entertainment might be too out there to write about. This is your chance to be creative and show off.
  • We even accept reviews of movie theaters themselves, and  would love to blanket the world with details about the different cinemas near people. (Ask us for our Movie Theater review template.)

Interested? Re-read what I wrote above to be sure, and send your ideas to Jill@RunPee.com, or address your interest to Jill at Support@RunPee.com.

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Coming Soon – Peetimes for Captain Marvel

captain-marvel Shanee Edwards, LA film critic who writes for SheKnows.com, has verified that she is going to the premiere of Captain Marvel. We’ll have Peetimes for Captain Marvel on Tuesday afternoon! Well ahead of its public release around the world.

When you sing our praises, sing them loudly. 🙂
(Seriously, we’d love it if you shared this on social media.)

In addition, Dan Gardner (creator), Vera Tsien-Gardner (CEO RunPeeChina), and Jill Florio (co-creator) are also seeing the movie on Thursday night, March 7th. We will collaborate on the Peetimes to make them the best we can.

UPDATE: Three collaborated and triple-checked Peetimes for Captain Marvel are posted on the RunPee app. We’re pretty happy with them. A lot happens in this film that you won’t want to miss.

 

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Post Oscars Night Comments and Feasting with the RunPee Family

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The big one: this year’s Oscar Awards Ceremony

The RunPee Family gathered at our Florida HQ to watch the 2019 Oscars event together, live-tweeting, snarking about presenters, shouting who we wanted to win, then cheering and jeering when movie awards were announced.

It was much fun. And there was much feasting. (Scroll down for food pictures.)

A Few Thoughts From the 2019 Oscars

You can check out our thoughts and comments using the Twitter hashtag #RunPeeattheOscars. So many great films in 2018! It was nice to see some unusual noms get the Oscars. It was shocking to us when Green Book got Best Picture. RunPee Jilly wanted Black Panther, RunPee Mom figured the win would go to A Star Is Born, while everyone else thought it would go to Bohemian Rhapsody. RunPee Sis did the Peetimes for Green Book, and she really loved that movie, so she was happy. Since we divide up the movies every week, there isn’t a lot of overlap. The rest of us have yet to even see Green Book! Personally, I’m looking forward to it.

The clear highlight of the evening was the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper duet of Shallow from A Star is Born — which happily won the Oscar category for Best Song. Although Cooper seemed a little shaky with some of his vocals, the steamy onscreen chemistry between the two brought down the house.

We were surprised at all the accolades for Roma , after limited US release that went straight to Netflix. We didn’t even do Peetimes for Roma —  we focus on the wide releases, so this one slipped through the cracks. (Also, we almost never do foreign films. It’s nearly impossible to make Peetimes when you have to read subtitles.)

Overall, we thought the event needed a host. The flow was jarring.  But with all the controversy about the Oscars and hosts this year, it was probably for the best. I wanted to see Kevin Hart host, but understand why it wasn’t acceptable.  After Disney fired James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy 3, it’s  past time for celebrities to take a good look at their social media history.

Want to see what the RunPee Family ate? Since the event started late on the East Coast, we went for finger foods. RunPee Sis put together the menu and presentation. Yum!

 

 

 

 

Did you enjoy the Oscars this year? Do you agree with the winners? Let us know in the comments below.

The RunPee Family Chats Pre-Event on the 2019 Oscars

Movie Review – Green Book (It will touch your heart)

Movie Review – Bohemian Rhapsody

Movie Review – A Star Is Born

Main Song from A Star Is Born – Video and Lyrics from Shallow – by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Movie Review – Black Panther – One Incredible Party

How RunPee Makes Memorable Cues For Peetimes & Movie Breaks

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Our Spidey Senses tell us the best Peetime Cues

What do we mean by a Peetime Cue when we add them to the RunPee app? There takes a certain type of finesse and a small learning curve to using Peetimes properly. Over the years we’ve distilled it to a science. (Some would say it’s an art…)

Contrary to what some might think, when the built-tin Timer vibrates, this isn’t the time to get up for the loo.

This Timer is merely alerting you to some phrase or on-screen title card (like a date or place, such as Cairo, Egypt, 1923)…giving you a heads up of about a minute or two that you’re to look/listen for the actual Cue to leave your seat and hurry out. (Read about what a Peetime actually is, if you’re unsure.)

How We Choose a Good Peetime Cue

The first rule for us in creating Peetime Cues is: don’t use a cue that’s a spoiler.

This Cue example from a Peetime lets you know when to RunPee
A good Peetime Cue for RunPee.com

For instance, we’d never have a spoiler like, “When Jack dies.” Because, duhhh.

That much is obvious, but there are other spoilers that are easy to slip through. For example, in The Spiderverse movie I had a Cue that was dialog between Peter B Parker and Spiderman Noir. I couldn’t exactly put their names in the Cue, because some people may not be aware that there are multiple Spidermen in the movie.

Fortunately, the dialog was distinctive (and amusing ) enough that I could list the dialog without attributing it. Here’s our actual Cue: 

“It’s a long story.”
(2 second montage)
“Maybe not that long.”

My favorite Cues are those that have simple, but memorable lines. There was a great one in Bumblebee: “I once stole a Mallomar.” That’s unique. That’s going to stick with you.

Sometimes we have Cues that are visual events. Like in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, “When the SUV crashes into the river.” That’s distinctive, but a tiny bit of a spoiler, because if you read the Cues before the movie, you would know that the chase scene ends with the SUV taking a plunge. However, I was willing to overlook that, because that scene was also in the movie trailer. Sometimes we just make a judgement call like that, to give you a few extra moments to jump up and not miss the beginning of something important to come.

Here’s another current example: 

Dearest (RunPee Mom) and I were watching a movie last night — Split — which she did the Peetimes for. I try to make a habit of checking the Peetimes in the app, just to see what other family members chose. Her Cue for the 1st Peetime was:

When Barry says to Casey, “Your shirt is soiled; just take it off.”
It sounds like a good Cue and all, but the line is spoken very softly, and almost unnoticeable. I was listening for it and completely missed it.
In these instances, when we have a line of dialogue that doesn’t really pop out, we try adding a little context to it. Something like a visual cue, or extending the dialog a little. In this particular case, I would have added the previous line of dialog: “You have a crumb on your shirt. Take it off. Just take it off.” Or included a visual cue: “Barry sits on the bed with Casey and says, ‘You have a crumb…'”
I think a good example of this is from Aquaman. Here’s the Cue:
Aquaman unrolls the map and says, “This is our next stop.”

We’re always happiest when we have a Cue that is memorable and definitive. We don’t want our fans sitting in the theater wondering, “Was that the Cue?” When we’ve given you three or five minutes to go, we try to make this as easy as possible for you to know what to do. Makes sense? Let us know if we can improve!

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Now, as to determining a good Peetime, or supplying different choices of Peetime Meta (descriptions of the type of Peetime), those are entirely different stories. 🙂

Related Articles from RunPee, Behind the Scenes:

Types of Peetimes on the RunPee App

Are Peetimes just the boring bits of a movie?

Finding PeeTimes – EXACTLY how I find those movie breaks

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A Merry Movie Christmas – The RunPee Family’s Favorite Holiday Films

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Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.

It’s that time of year again, when you can’t walk around in stores without hearing that Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, how mommy kissed Santa Claus, or that sad Last Christmas song by WHAM! In other words, ’tis the season to pay lip service to the holidays. (Ouch. I sound like a Grinch. Let me start again.)

Even if you’re not Christian, it’s tough to not feel your heartstrings tugged by the onslaught of themed family-friendly films. Now is when family becomes the central theme, and we spend too much money on presents nobody actually needs.  At its best, at Christmas, we remind ourselves family shouldn’t be taken for granted; we can forgive familial trespasses, and work on spreading love and cheer to all and sundry. Remember: family isn’t necessarily based on the bonds of blood. Do you care about someone? Let them know!

The RunPee Family is especially thankful to all of you, who’ve either been long term boosters or brand-new fans of the RunPee app: you are the reason we give up our nights, week after week, to see every movie, and share Peetimes with the world.

We thought you might enjoy hearing what our favorite holiday movies are. Please add your own in the comments section! You’re a part of our extended family, after all. 🙂

With no further ado, here are the favorite holiday movies from the members of the RunPee Family: (Note: reviewed movies and family profiles are linked.)

RunPee Dan:
Love, Actually
Lethal Weapon (written by Shane Black)
Die Hard
The Long Kiss Goodnight (written by Shane Black)
Iron Man 3 (written by Shane Black)
“I’m starting to notice a trend with Shane Black movies.”

RunPee Jilly:
Die Hard (“It’s just not Christmas until Hans Gruber falls off the Nakatomi building.”)
Lethal Weapon
Love, Actually
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (“It’s the one with Yule Ball celebration! Although each Harry Potter film has quite a bit of Christmas in it, to one degree or another.”)
Home Alone
Elf
Iron Man 3
Gremlins
“I’m also a sucker for the original Grinch holiday special.”

RunPee Mom:
“I would have to say that Nightmare Before Christmas is my favorite. And on the other end of the spectrum, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is my second-favorite.”

RunPee Sis:
“Howdy…hands down, my #1 is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Also, the new Will Farrell and Mark Walhberg movies…Daddy’s Home 1 and 2.”

The RunPee Princess/Granddaughter:
RunPee Mom reports, Jim Carrey’s The Grinch (Max the dog was her favorite part), and Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.”

RunPee Shani:
It’s a Wonderful Life
Home Alone

RunPee Dana:
It’s A Wonderful Life
The Preacher’s Wife
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer
“Sooooo!  I wanted to share a little tidbit about why I chose Its a Wonderful Life as one of my favorite Christmas movies.  As a child, it was the first encounter I had with hearing about a “bank examiner.” Do you remember when George was nervous when the deposit run started, and he said the bank examiner was coming, and he needed money to cover the books?  I never knew bank examining was a job or career until that movie. Then I went to college, and low and behold the FDIC was recruiting when I was 18 years old for bank examiners on my college campus.  Long story short, until you read it in my book, at age 21 the FDIC hired me…after I stalked them for 3 1/2 years in college.  I’ve been employed with them for over 26 years and lived in 5 states via promotions and special assignments.  Interesting, uh?!?! Yup, being a Female Masterpiece…It’s A Wonderful Life….pun intended! Wink wink.”


The RunPee Family wishes you and yours a very merry Christmas, a fabulous holiday season, and of course, a great new year. I think we could all use a good new year.  😉 Here’s to wishes and new year’s kisses that 2019 will rock!

Moview Rewatch Review – Elf

Who at RunPee Writes the Facebook Posts?

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“F is for Facebook, that’s good enough for me…” – The Cookie Monster, if he was on social media.

In case any RunPee fans are wondering who answers our active and engaging  Facebook posts:

  • Mostly RunPee Jilly writes the posts, puts up the Quick Quotes, and creates the polls. Jilly sweeps through on Wednesdays, the day before the films come out, but checks in nearly daily to update the page.
  • RunPee Dan creates the daily Birthday Quote Posters and passes through on Mondays. If there’s a technical question, or information about RunPee behind-the-scenes, Dan is usually the man.
  • RunPee Mom gets the end of the week to play with on a Friday or Saturday sweep. She’s also got the sharpest sense of humor. You’ll know when you’ve had a social media hug from RunPee Mom.

We’ve got a good family business, don’t we? (We’re grateful and lucky!)

[pullquote]We’d also like to thank the Facebook fans who comment, question, and keep us on our toes every day, for ten years (!) of RunPee activity.[/pullquote] You’re the true superheroes here. We’re more like Nick Fury, handling the traffic, and appreciating the intelligent skills of movie-goers worldwide. Thank you!

Got any ideas to improve RunPee? Leave a comment at the bottom of this post, check in on Facebook, or contact Support@RunPee.com. We’ll get right back to you. As honorary Agents of Shield, that’s a promise! 😉

The Three Types of Movie Reviews at RunPee

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RunPee’s movie reviews are the “Reel” deal. 🙂

At RunPee.com, we write plenty of movie reviews. A lot (and I mean a LOT, like literally hundreds and possibly a thousand) of insightful write-ups, upon viewing 10 years of films… all to get you Peetimes for the RunPee app.

New, current reviews can be read on either our blog, or in the app (all reviews are linked from the individual movie screens). The vast majority of [pullquote]our reviews are written by the members of the RunPee family; they’re as opinionated as we are ourselves[/pullquote].

Recently we added two new categories of featured reviews to our content index. [pullquote position=”right”]So it’s not just the brand-new flicks…we want to let you know what we think about every movie out there. A life-long task, to be honest. [/pullquote]You can help too, telling us what you think of a movie in the comments.

Here are the three kinds of film reviews at RunPee: 

  1. New Movie Reviews  – We just call these simply “Movie Reviews.” These are the articles we write “live”, so to speak, the day after a new movie comes out on the big screen. We cover mostly wide releases (since we don’t see a lot of limited release films.) The majority of reviews on this blog are for these new movies.
  2. Movie Rewatch Reviews – These rewatch reviews are for movies we’ve seen before, but are taking a second (or third, or more) viewing. These include both classic films from long ago,  and movies that are relatively recent, but decided to take a closer, more analytical look at.
  3. Virgin Movie Reviews – A Virgin Movie Review is one where we haven’t seen the movie in question when it came out, and finally got around to seeing it — with no particular expectations, and often no foreknowledge of plot, or actors, or relative popularity. It’s a lot of fun to see what a newbie thinks of something everyone else has seen and formed opinions about. Imagine seeing Back to the Future, or The Raiders of the Lost Ark now, with no prior knowledge? (We’re too geeky to even pretend we haven’t watch these dozens of times. But you get the idea.)

So, hey: if you read a review you enjoy, do us a solid and Like or Share it on your social media of your choice. Or comment. Word of Mouth is our best (and only) marketing avenue — we’re grateful movie fans love us. Thank you!

Find most of our great RunPee Movie Reviews here. 

Learn all about the RunPee App (the only app in the galaxy telling you exactly when to Run and Pee at the movies so you don’t miss the important bits. Or if there is anything extra after the credits.) #YesWe’reSerious  🙂

What is a Day-Killer Article?

Sometimes at RunPee we get a little carried away. We’ll start out writing a simple movie article, and it ends up being so long, or so chock full of interesting video snippets, that the piece ends up taking more of your time up than a simple coffee break will do. We have to admit, we kind of love those posts: they’re a labor of love.

But we did decide to at least warn you when they’re coming up, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy these entertaining posts. We’re calling them Day Killers…because, well, for obvious reasons. They are the written equivalent to movies we call Bladder Busters. But, hey, you can pause these articles and pee whenever you like!

Here’s a few of our favorite Day Killers, with links to help you find them. We hope you like viewing them as much as we did putting them together. I promise, these are curated to be fun: 

I’ll be adding to this list as we write more long posts, or ones with a ton of videos attached.  Let me know if you spot something I’ve left out. Consider this a sort of RunPee public service announcement!

Funny RunPee Posters – Pee Parodies from Classic Films

Fun Movie Ads
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Even Avengers have to go sometime…

Sometimes we’re in a fun mood and have the time to take advantage of it by taking great lines and  replacing them with, well…Pee. Peeing is our literal livelihood.  Please enjoy these and give us more ideas. “We’re gonna need a bigger bathroom,” ?? Nah, too esoteric?  How about these: “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a piss.” “The Pee will be with you, always.”  “When someone asks you if you have to pee…You. Say. Yes!” “You may pee when ready.” Maybe Han Peed First!

We just know we can make one for Yoda alone. (Star Wars lines are all too easy.) All the franchises and and most quotable movies probably have something fun to mess with. What other ideas do you have?  Lines from Harry Potter, or Star Trek, or your favorite iconic comedies?

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. (Someday…)

Do you have any suggestions for other fun Pee Posters based on famous movie quotes? Just let me know. Or even create some yourself if you want and tell me about it in the comments below.

Movies Mentioning Pee – fun film clips

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