Behind the Scenes at RunPee

  • 2020 Movie Rankings according to the Peeple’s Poll
    I don’t have to tell you what a crazy year this was, and how the movie industry was flipped upside down. But, we did still see movies. And if we’re going to watch a movie, we’re going to rate it. So here’s the movie ratings we compiled for 2020. This is ...
  • Silver Linings: Gratitude in the Year of CoVid
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ― ...
  • It’s A Wonderful Christmas – How RunPee Rob takes in the holiday season
    We’re primarily a film based site and, sure enough, most of the articles here are related to films; new films, old favourites, comparisons of remakes, looking back and reappraising, and general opinion pieces. But the other week I wrote something that wasn’t about any particular film. Rather, it was about ...
  • RunPee Poll – Wonder Woman 1984 News & Opinions
    Warner Brothers announced that Wonder Woman 1984 will be released simultaneously in theaters and streaming on HBO Max starting Christmas Day. Under normal circumstances theaters would never go for this, but these are hardly normal circumstances. But, what if they were? https://twitter.com/RunPee/status/1335623955894382599 Many people wonder how the movie entertainment industry will adapt to ...
  • Movie reviews don’t write themselves…
    I’m fairly confident there is nobody out there with the slightest interest about how I write these reviews, but I’m going to prattle on about it regardless… Thanks to Plague 2.0 and all our cinemas being closed, I’ve been tending to review pre-release, independent films. When I get sent the link ...
  • Pandemic got you stressed? Self-Care Strategy
    Our very own ‘RunPeep’ DanaSimone has released her second book: the Female Masterpiece Gratitude Journal. While she’s been journaling for a few years now, she discovered during the pandemic that writing helped her mental health on so many levels. In DanaSimone’s first book, What’s In Your 24? How To Get It ...
  • 26 Classic Movies to Revisit at the Drive In (And 11 new films)
    As we know, movie theaters are shuttered, due to mounting case totals of CoVid-19. Happily, drive-in theaters are relevant again and seeing a filmatic resurgence. While there are very few new movies (Palm Springs, Greyhound, and Trolls World Tour are among the six we’ve covered below), classic favorites — the ...
  • F Movies – What films FAIL at RunPee
    The dreaded F. These are the abominations littering the sticky cinema screening floor. They waste everyone’s time and money — whether it’s the production studio, the actors or director, the poor crew, and (especially) the viewers. Could they be any worse? They aren’t worth going straight to video. They aren’t worth ...
  • Redesign of the Movie Info Screen in the RunPeeNX app
    Vera redesigned the User eXperience on the Movie Info Screen. We’d love to hear your feedback. What do you think works? What needs improvement? One thing to notice, Vera put the “View Peetimes” button in a tray at the bottom that doesn’t move. this means it’s always an easy reach for ...
  • The Dumb Movies – How films earn D grades at RunPee
    Here we are near the very bottom of the barrel, after detailed discussion of our A, B, and C range ratings. What films rate the “dumb” D grades at RunPee? How many movies are this bad…and what makes them suck? Just to be clear, a D grade is a FAIL, movie-wise, ...
  • We’re Adding Classic Movies to the RunPee Database
    Because of Covid19 there aren’t any new blockbusters being released in theaters right now, but there’s plenty of old classic movies that we can rewatch and add to the RunPee database. We’d love it if you fired up the RunPee app to check out our Peetimes and let us know ...
  • How movies get C Grades at RunPee
    To start with: a C grade isn’t considered a bad movie. It’s just not a good one. It’s average. It can be mediocre, vanilla, fluffy, lightweight, ponderous — or most condemning of all: boring. But in all, these are watchable films. And since every movie is somebody’s favorite, we try to ...
  • Our farewell message to RunPee fans on Facebook
    RunPee will survive covid just fine. We’ll be back to work adding Peetimes as soon as theaters are open and new movies are released. However, our relationship with Facebook is over.   This is a sad message to deliver but we are in the process of phasing out our RunPee account with ...
  • The validity of movie rating systems
    I hope everyone knows you can’t trust any statistics someone gives you if they’re trying to sell you something. Whether it’s the criminally inaccurate graphs that frequent a FOX News story or “4 out of 5 dentists” recommend Brand X toothpaste. Numbers don’t lie, but people… They lie all the ...
  • What makes a B grade movie rank at RunPee (using the Rock as an example)
    We’ve discussed movie reviews in the A range at RunPee before, but what about those Bs? To be clear, we consider a B movie as good to very good. But then what do we look for in a B film? B+ movies A B+ movie grade is for very good films. We ...
  • How movies earn an A Grade at RunPee
    We consider an A, any A, from – to +, to be the best a movie in its genre has to offer. And while we sometimes — especially in long-running franchises — grade on a curve, we believe an A movie fulfills our expectations of a feature film of its ...
  • RunPee Weekly Newsletter 10th edition (May 20th, 2020)
      The app that tells you the best time to run and pee during a movie without missing the best scenes. ​ ​ A New Hope: Thor Director Taika Waititi Tapped to Fix Star Wars Combine the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the potential of stories to be told in the Star Wars ...
  • RunPee Family CoVid-19 update
    Here at RunPee HQ in Asheville, North Carolina we (Dan, Vera, and RunPee Mom) are all doing well. We don’t have movies to go to so, we only need to leave the house about once every 10 days to refresh supplies. For the most part our daily routine hasn’t changed ...
  • Weekly Peeple’s Poll Results for February 03, 2020
    It wasn’t a good week for new movies. The two movies that opened this week — The Rhythm Section, and Gretel & Hansel — both failed to meet their low expectations. (Ouch!) But in good news: we finally added the movie Parasite to the database this week. It had been in select theaters for over ...
  • What are the First Three Minutes (a Running Late Feature) in the RunPee App?
    One of the lesser-known but most uniquely useful features of the RunPee movie app is the 1st 3 Minutes (aka the Running Late Feature) explanation of each wide release movie we see while getting Peetimes. And seriously, we see 150+ films a year for the app, so if you’re worried ...
  • Weekly Peeple’s Poll results for January 13, 2020
    It was a great week for new movies! Just Mercy gathered a sky high 9.0/10 over its opening weekend. For comparison, this would have ranked as the 2nd best movie for all of 2019 — behind only Avengers: Endgame at 9.2. (Note: Just Mercy has only 48 votes so far, ...
  • Critic Movie Reviews v RunPee Family Reviews
    Not having professional or writer-educated staff (besides First Officer/COO Jill Florio, who was a journalist and magazine editor back when people still had real jobs), RunPee’s reviews are written from the heart, and are hopefully more useful than what we get from the well-paid critics of Rotten Tomatoes…  Because we ...
  • RunPee – Our 2109 Movie Review Rankings (and who was stuck with the worst films!)
    $2,797,800,564 world wide. You can buy a lot of Infinity Peecoins with that. 2019 closed out a decade of movies, not so much with a bang, but with a snap.  Avengers: Endgame was a tour de force that culminated a decade defined, both culturally and monetarily, by the Marvel Cinematic Universe ...
  • 2019 Peeple’s Poll Movies – Year in Review
    Here’s a breakdown of the results from the Peeple’s Poll. Find out which movie was the highest rated, lowest rated, and everything in between. Plus some interesting numbers that only the Peeple’s Poll can provide: like which movie beat expectations by the widest margin. Please share and help RunPee grow:FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditEmail
  • 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 ...
Don’t miss your favorite movie moments because you have to pee or need a snack. Use the RunPee app (Androidor iPhone) when you go to the movies. We have Peetimes for all wide release films every week, including Tenet, Freaky, and Half Brothers , and coming soon Wonder Woman 1984. We have literally thousands of Peetimes -- from classic movies through today's blockbusters. You can also keep up with movie news and reviews on our blog, or by following us on Twitter @RunPee. If there's a new film out there, we've got your bladder covered.

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