Here’s Looking At You, Kid

There are films that you can watch many, many times and every time you’ll see something new. Usually in the background. Not so much hidden but definitely not intended to grab your attention. It might be a small joke. It could be a clue to what is to come but, paradoxically, you only notice the […]

The Next Generation?

  I don’t know about anyone else but, in my head, I am aged in my early to mid twenties. Any aches and pains I feel when I wake up are doubtless due to overexertion in the gym, on a sports field, or in the bedroom he says with a twirl of the moustaches. Up […]

Christmas Classic First Watch Review – We’re No Angels (1955)

What links Batman, James Bond, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and Steptoe & Son? Obviously, one answer is the 1955 film We’re No Angels otherwise I’d be rambling even more than usual! There is also more than a sprinkling of whimsy and imagination but I’m guessing you’re all getting used to that by now. Incidentally, this […]

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The RunPee James Bond Hub; Spies, Spoofs, And Speculation

Let’s face it, the man’s an icon. Since the mid-fifties, when the original novel was written, James Bond has been the epitome of cool, class, and creepiness, depending on when you want to look at him. Over the years he’s spawned copycats, clones, and parodies. If you want to kill an hour or two, just […]

Contact – Silver Anniversary Movie Rewatch

What links French philosopher Voltaire, The Return Of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, an ancient king of Assyria, and Captain Picard’s tea? The link is one of my favourite films. That film hits its 25th anniversary this summer; that film is Contact. One other thing before I get going, there may well be spoilers. All […]


Classic Christmas Rewatch – Home Alone (1990)

So I’ve been thinking about my favorite Christmas movie category – the ones I call Non-Christmas Christmas Films. This fun category includes such classics as Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, and Gremlins. Iron Man 3. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. I have a useful list going here. But in that post, I ask if Home Alone deserves […]


Classic Movie Rewatch – Raiders Of The Lost Ark after 40 years

What links a toilet cistern, fingering a cheese casserole, a Honda Civic rolling down a gravel path, whacking a pile of leather jackets with a baseball bat, and R2-D2? They’re all sound effects used during the production of Raiders Of The Lost Ark. The toilet cistern is the sound of the lid of the Ark of […]

30th Birthday Rewatch – Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)

As an Englishman, you might think that I’d have the story of Robin Hood engraved upon my heart. The sad fact is that, while I can vaguely remember some details of the history of England going back to the Roman Invasion of 55BC led by Gaius Julius Caesar, I don’t remember any facts about Robin […]

James Bond Rewatch – Goldfinger (1965)

Jill, Rob, and I are reviewing the entire James Bond series in celebration and anticipation of Daniel Craig’s final Bond outing No Time to Die.  When Jill, Rob, and I did a draft to divide up the Bond reviews, this movie was my first choice.  I picked last and was surprised it was still available.  […]

Classic Movie Review – The Milagro Beanfield War

The Milagro Beanfield War is a movie everyone should see to be delighted, laugh a lot, cry a little, and have a two hour cinematic fiesta. It’s chock full of chemistry between almost everyone, in a cast that encompasses an entire town, from children to the elderly. In fact, it’s the elders who steal the […]

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