Movie Review – Hereditary

Hereditary wasn’t terrible. I was really on the fence about seeing this movie. The trailers made it look really good but I’ve been burned by that so many times I’ve lost count. I’m not a fan of A24 — the company that released the movie. I haven’t liked a single one of their movies. So …

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, …

Movie Review – Adrift

Adrift is both more and less than I expected. I expected long, languid scenes of a sailboat floating aimlessly at sea; I expected storms; I expected frequent stretches where Tami (Shailene Woodley) learns to sail. Those bits were in there. [pullquote]What I didn’t expect: the absence of any kind of compelling narrative in what should …

Movie Review – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has all the tense action and one liners you would expect based off the history of the franchise. But I hope you don’t expect anything more than a template of a story to support it. The first hour of this movie plays like it was written with some basic storytelling application. …

Movie Review – Show Dogs

This is a silly stupid comedy that I think was intended for a 5-7 year old audience. It has a 12% Audience rating from RottenTomatoes.com. I think that says it all. Grade: D- Dan GardnerCreator and developer of the RunPee app. When something doesn’t work right in the app it’s pretty much his fault. 🙂 …

Movie Review – Book Club

I thought this would be an inspiring movie about taking life by the balls (or in this case, the ovaries) in your golden years. The high-caliber cast of aging actresses is stellar; they did a fine job. I am  about 15-20 years younger than them, but feel like they have options I will never have. …

Movie Review – Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2. Funny? Without question. As funny as the first? Close, but not quite… Okay, now that I think about it, yeah, it was as funny as the first. Deadpool 2. Great action? Absolutely. Was the action as good as the first? Nope. This has hardly a knock on the movie. The first Deadpool was …

Movie Review – Life of the Party

This little movie is pretty darn cute. It’s got a happy spirit to it, and Melissa McCarthy did a bang up job. I’m not a huge fan of hers, but this was highly amusing, and had a sweet bit of heart. The sorority girls are especially charming, and Deanna’s adult best friend steals the show …

Movie Review – Breaking In

[Note: Review written by RunPee volunteer Shani Ogilvie] I think this movie was better than I expected it to be. Gabrielle Union, and most of the cast, had good acting. I like how the movie didn’t waste time getting to the point. It had unexpected plots twists and wasn’t that predictable. Though I appreciate the …