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Movie Review – Logan

    Grade: A+
    Dan writes: I just watched the movie, so I’ll think about it some more before I write a full review. Until then, I can easily say that this is by far the best X-Man movie. (Not that that is a high bar to clear.) The story, dialog, acting, pacing, and fighting were all extraordinary.
    You can probably tell from the credits that this is an emotional movie. I’m man enough to admit that I cried more than once. And the ending… Yeah, I’m getting misty just thinking about it.
    Jill, RunPee Wife here: With Dan in Hong Kong, I’ll expand on the Logan review.
    So. The X-Man franchise has been wildly inconsistent. Some of the films in the series were dreadful (hey there, Last Stand and Apocalypse). And some were extremely competent and enjoyable (X-Man 2, plus First Class and Days of Future Past). The original X-Man movie was genre-defining, giving us a live-action superhero ensemble with real storytelling. It provided a mold for future superhero films to follow. There was nothing really like it before. And, we got our first taste of Wolverine, and the world fell instantly in love with the brutal, endearing character.
    …And then…there were the Wolverine stand-alone films, which were problematic. The first one was stricken from cannon. Not sure if the second was similarly disowned. But Hugh Jackman so owned the iconic role that really, no one should be surprised they went in for thirds.
    The difference this time is astounding. Logan is a perfect movie. It’s character-driven, a drama. The stakes are thankfully small, and so is the focus. It doesn’t even feel like a superhero flick – it takes more cues from Westerns (Unforgiven springs to mind, and Lonesome Dove; Shane is specifically homaged). It’s also a traveling buddy film, with Jackman and the always fantastic Patrick Stewart playing brilliantly off each other. Lastly, it is a movie about family – even with such three damaged individuals as Wolverine, Professor X, and newcomer Laura. I completely bought into Laura: she embodies the feral child we would expect on learning her background. Her fierceness was bold and exciting – violently gleeful – and also deeply realized. Kudos to this young actress  – she completely holds her own against the two grizzled veterans.
    Where Logan succeeds the most is in execution of a sunset arc for a really broken character – a man who has sometimes been a hero, and sometimes just a wild thing. You feel the real emotional weight of this movie, from the first three minutes, to the final moments; nothing that ultimately happens here should come as a shock to fans.
Amazingly though, even non-fans can jump right in, with no prior X-Man knowledge. That is a rare thing. Try taking a newbie to an Avengers film (and I love the Avengers). I saw Logan with a Muggle, and she cried right along with me. Which is also to say: bring tissues. There’s humor here, and some very cute moments, but this isn’t a happy film. It is an ending. And I don’t know where this will fit into X-Man cannon – since they established time-travel is a thing, anything can be changed – but neither do I care. Logan is just right, where and as it is.
    Thank you, Hugh Jackman, for providing the universe with an unforgettable character, and having the integrity to not sell your arc short in the end. And thank you, too, for publicly admitting you love the RunPee app. We love you right back.

Why RunPee is Not a Trending Topic on Twitter

Well, I FINALLY figured out why – with all the Tweeting about RunPee – we’ve never made it as a Twitter “Trending Topic.”

Apparently, you have to be insane. For example, here is a series of Tweets over a three minute span, about the USA TV show Burn Notice:

  1. Asi5271_normalFleurDeLyn @BurnNotice_USA Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn NoticeBurn Notice Burn Noticeless than 20 seconds ago from web
  1. Madmen_normalquiinchan Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn NoticeBurn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Noticehalf a minute ago from web
    1. Jill_normalHippyGeek I love Burn Notice myself, but am surprised it’s a trending topic. I thought only I knew about it!1 minute ago from web
    2. Asi5271_normalFleurDeLyn @BurnNotice_USA Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn NoticeBurn Notice Burn Notice1 minute ago from web

  1. Asi5271_normalFleurDeLyn Burn Notice2 minutes ago from web
  2. Asi5271_normalFleurDeLyn burn notice2 minutes ago from web
  3. Asi5271_normalFleurDeLyn @BurnNotice_USA Burn Notice2 minutes ago from web
  1. Asi5271_normalFleurDeLyn @BurnNotice_USA Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn NoticeBurn Notice Burn Notice3 minutes ago from web
  2. Madmen_normalquiinchan Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn NoticeBurn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice3 minutes ago from web



We’d like to say that you are free to imitate these persistent Tweet posts and say…

RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee

…using all 140 of your available characters repeatedly for several minutes…but honestly? It’s just a little bit creepy.

RunPee is Tweeting Too Hard

We found a cute Tweet meme called TweetingtooHard and wanted to be a part of it. Basically, it’s a application where people submit boastful, self-serving, backpatting tweets.

Here is Dan’s beaut:

RunPee: “Trying real hard to keep it humble.But 15,900 results for Googling “RunPee Genius” is making it difficult.”

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We’re at Number Three in the What’s Hot category and gunning for number one. Help us show just how self-aggrandizing we can be by giving us a few more pats on the back:

Yes, take me to TweetingtooHard so I can help stroke your insignificant ego! <———

All we have to say is: BWAHAHAHA.

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