Movie Review – Coco (RunPee Niece’s POV)

This is a movie that anyone who values their family should see. If you’re having a rough go of it with your family, go watch Coco. If you’re as close to them as possible, go watch Coco. I assure you, you will not leave disappointed.

I took my 4 year old daughter to see this, and she ended up making fun of me for my “ugly crying” at the end. Coco did an outstanding job of pulling on heart strings you didn’t even know you had, while still leaving you begging for more.

The animation was spot on and absolutely beautiful. The best part is that the voices weren’t at all annoying like most children’s movies out there. I honestly can’t wait until Coco is released on DVD, because I will be the first in line to buy it.

Movie Grade: A+

Movie Review – Early Man

Movie Review - Early ManI grew up watching The Gumby Show and Davey And Goliath, as did my children, so I’ve watched a lot of stop motion pictures. When Nick Park’s Wallace And Gromit began back in the 90’s, I was thrilled. So yes, I’m a fan of stop motion and Nick Park.

If you’re also a fan of Park, you won’t be disappointed with Early Man. His British humor kept me smiling throughout the movie, and the story has a great plot — cavemen playing football. You just can’t go wrong with that formula.

Grade: B+

About The Peetimes: This short little movie needed only 2 Peetimes. I have one at 34 minutes, and one at 55 minutes. Both give you 4 minutes to break, so let your bladder (or the bladder of the small person next to you) decide..

There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Early Man. (What we mean by Anything Extra)

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Movie Review – The LEGO Ninjago Movie (the least exciting Lego film for adults)

Movie Review - The LEGO Ninjago MovieHere it is in a nutshell, parents; if your kiddies love watching Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, then they’ll have a laugh out loud good time watching this movie. There’s no need for me to go into the technical aspect of the movies — kids don’t care about that stuff. They just like to see things getting blown up, things falling down, and funny characters. And there’s plenty of all three to keep them entertained.

Personally, I prefer TV’s live action American Ninja Warriors. 

Grade: B (Follow-up review from RunPee Jilly below the ad)

Review From RunPee Jilly: I just watched The Lego Ninjago Movie and I have to say I was really, really bored. I don’t know what it is about animated films and parent issues, but the lead boy character has major daddy problems. (Which is a lot like Disney Princesses with their mother issues.) I had to make myself finish viewing Lego Ninjagos, and that was a big disappointment. I was going to write an entire review about this film before the upcoming Lego Movie 2  (the previous Lego movies are simply fantastic), but I honestly don’t have much to say here. It’s like the Karate Kid meets Harry Potter, but is a whole lot less interesting than either of those. Personally, The Lego Ninjago Movie gets a C grade from me. It’s so remarkably average.

Maybe kids like it, especially young ones who love Ninja stories —  but for adults, feel free to give this a pass in favor of other Lego feature films in the franchise. There’s nothing here you need to see to follow the rest of the Lego arc.

About The Peetimes: This movie is packed with action the kiddies will surely enjoy. I have given you 2 Peetimes of equal length — 4 minutes, nicely spaced out.

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of The LEGO Ninjago Movie. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG) for some mild action and rude humor
Genres: Action, Adventure, Animation

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Movie Review – Smurfs: The Lost Village

Movie Review - Smurfs: The Lost VillageA all the way. When I was a little girl, next to Scooby Doo, the Smurfs was my favorite cartoon. So, as I sat there watching this movie and hearing my granddaughter laugh her little butt off, it made me smile. We both really enjoyed it. She was glued to the screen like a life long fan.

The movie itself is beautiful. The colors are amazing. We watched it in 3D and were pleasantly surprised. It felt like you were immersed in their world. The colors practically dripped off of the screen.

There is a sweet little storyline going on that teaches a nice lesson. All in all, we both really enjoyed it.

Grade: A

About The Peetimes: This is a really short movie, so I gave you an early Peetime and a late Peetime.

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Smurfs: The Lost Village. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG) for some mild action and rude humor
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

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Movie Review – The Boss Baby – Adults Love This More Than Infants

Movie Review - The Boss BabyBoss Baby is hilarious. It is packed with adult humor that will keep the parents laughing, and the children will enjoy the younger humor used too.

I do feel that it’s more geared towards adults than children. They’ll still enjoy it, though. I took my four year-old granddaughter to see it. She has more energy in one fingernail than any power plant on the earth. Yet, she stayed still the whole time and watched it. I think I laughed more than she did, but she clapped at the end, so I know she was paying attention.

The voices are perfect; they fit the characters perfectly. I usually get bored during the animated films, but this one kept me interested the whole time. Great family movie!!

Grade: A

About The Peetimes: I found two really good Peetimes for you to use. Either one will work well, and both will give you enough time.

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of The Boss Baby. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG) for some mild rude humor
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

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Movie Review – The LEGO Batman Movie – One of the BEST Batman films, ever

Movie Review - The LEGO Batman MovieI liked this better than the original Lego Movie – this one is skewed a little more sophisticated for the grownups – but still has lots of color and spectacle for the kiddos. It’s a very charming film, with a surprisingly good storyline. Things move quickly, and there is a lot to see, making you want to go back and view it again – just to catch all the little jokes, asides, and throw-away lines. I loved the humor. Be aware this Lego flick focuses on Batman’s crew, and not the characters from the first Lego outing.

Cameos abound, and you will be amused at who is included: we briefly see the entire Justice League at a party, and then such famous baddies as Sauron, Voldemort, Jaws, the Gremlins, a Velociraptor, King Kong, Godzilla, the creature from the Black Lagoon, Agent Smith clones, Dracula, Medusa, Flying Monkeys and the Wicked Witch of the West…and even several Daleks from Dr. Who (EXTERMINATE!) make an appearance. I think Warner Brothers had a great time producing this sweet little film.

There are actually a few poignant, moving scenes, with a decent villain plot, and super cute background moments. I rate this as one of the top Batman movies in the entire Bat oeuvre.

Grade: A-

About The Peetimes: There are two good Peetimes, but be aware this movie cruises along at a pretty good clip, with lots to see in every frame. Use the times I gave you.

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of The LEGO Batman Movie. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG) for rude humor and some action
Genres: Action, Animation, Comedy, Superhero

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Movie Review – Sausage Party – An R Rated Animated Film with Surprising Heart and A Real Message

 

Movie Review - Sausage PartyThis may look like a simple movie full of crass humor, but it’s more than that. There is actually a story in there about religion, and prejudices, that gives the story a solid framework on which to hang an abundance of crassness.

There is a never ending supply of sexual innuendo throughout the movie that reaches a…crescendo…that will leave you snorting in laughter. I’m not kidding when I say I can’t wait to watch this movie again, so I can watch the ending frame-by-frame.

By the way, this is a short movie, but if you need to pee, just a little, by the time you get to the one and only Peetime I highly recommend using it…because you don’t want to get to the end and discover you laughed so hard that you…you know. 🙂

Grade: A

About The Peetimes: There’s only one Peetime because this was such a short movie — 81 minutes, not including the credits. The one Peetime I found is pretty good. Most of it is sequences of traveling, with little dialog or humor.

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Sausage Party. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (R) for strong crude sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

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Movie Review – Turbo – Faster & Funnier Than a Snail’s Pace

Movie Review - TurboTurbo was a charming little movie about dreams and perseverance.

There was lots of laughter from the children in the audience, and more than a few chuckles from the parents. The characters were cute and interesting.

Samuel Jackson, as the voice of Whiplash, and Paul Giamatti, as the brother Chet, were outstanding.

The plot was easy to follow, and there were a few tense moments near the end to keep the kiddies on the edge of their seats.

Grade: B

About The Peetimes: The first Peetime is best. It’s one long, continuous scene that is very easy to sum up.

There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Turbo. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG) for some mild action and thematic elements
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

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