Miracle On 34th Street – 1947 vs 1994

A good story bears repeating. At least that’s the impression you get if you look into your average film studio’s output. Who knows… maybe there’s a future article in that? Anyhow, as it’s rapidly approaching Christmas, I thought I’d take a look at one of my favourite Christmas stories — and two films — I’m […]

Die Hard and Beyond: Are They Really Christmas Films?

There are films that are obviously Christmas films; they only make sense because they’re set at Christmas; it only feels right to watch them at Christmas; they belong to Christmas. And then there are films that are associated with Christmas and they are the ones there are arguments about. So… a Christmas film… or or […]

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Current & Upcoming Blumhouse Horror Releases

Blumhouse is a company known for producing popular, low-budget horror films (Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Happy Death Day, Get Out, and most recently The Invisible Man).  So whenever they come out with a new title, it’s worth taking note.  While Blumhouse certainly produces things other than horror flicks (Whiplash, BlacKKKlansman, and The Normal Heart — […]


First View Movie Review – Murder on the Orient Express (No Spoilers)

I very much enjoyed 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express. As an avid mystery book reader, I’d heard of the 1934 novel in question, of the writer Agatha Christie, and even knew bits and pieces about her recurring eccentric detective Hercule Poirot. (It’s the kind of name that sticks with you.) But that is ALL. […]

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RunPee Weekly Newsletter 30th edition (October 7th, 2020)

The app that tells you the best time to run and pee during a movie without missing the best scenes.   Release dates keep slipping back Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “Blockbuster movie gets a new release date”   RunPee News Movie Review – Enola Holmes Enola is Sherlock’s younger — and more […]

Hobbitses – A Tolkien history – Behind the Lord of the Rings in epic fantasy films

  Typical! Wait decades for a film with hobbits in, and six come along at the same time! At least, that’s how it felt. Like many teens of the time, I had my copy of the single volume paperback edition of The Lord Of The Rings, shortly after it was first published in 1968, having […]


5 Older Movies We’d Love Remakes Of (And 5 That Are Perfect)

It is a truth universally acknowledged: a single movie in possession of a large following must be in want of a remake. At least, that’s how Hollywood executives seem to see things! Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the real truth is that remakes aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. And that’s even understandable, to some extent. […]

A Brief History of The Invisible Man

Leigh Whannell’s remake of The Invisible Man hits theaters on February 28.  It should be interesting.  Whannell was one of the writers and actors in Saw.  Production company Blumhouse is behind Happy Death Day and The Purge series.  This is the first attempt at doing anything interesting with the character of the Invisible Man on […]

Top 3 James Bond Parody Movie Songs

Gotta admit it — the James Bond movies offered some outstanding music over the years, especially in the opening credit themes. But even the Bond “parody” movies do a great job with opening theme songs — both funny and somehow still sounding Bondian. Here are our top three songs from the Bond parody genre. Bond […]


Top 12 James Bond Songs

Of course, listing all the BEST James Bond theme songs will be both 1. difficult and 2. subjective. By which I mean there are so very many great Bond theme songs that all manage a Bondian flair… and my own opinion won’t be the same as yours. Hopefully my choices will make your top ten […]

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