Superheroes & Action

  • Movie Review – Jumanji: The Next Level So here we go again! If you saw Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle you’ll know what to expect: action, thrills, and humor in abundance, but with enough tweaks to make things interesting. If you’ve seen the trailers and, to be honest they’ve been difficult not to see, then you’ll know the ...
  • Jumanji Character Names and Skills Just to get you quickly up to speed, Jumanji 3 will reprise the adult “avatars” from Jumanji 2, although there’s a new twist in the characters who play them. Happily, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black are back. Here’s a reminder of the Jumanji 2 foursome’s skills, strengths, ...
  • Where were the Jumanji house and jungle scenes filmed? With Jumanji 3: The Next Level coming out, it’s time to catch up on Jumanji 1 (1995) and Jumanji 2: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). In a nutshell, the game is adaptive for its era, and may or may not be evil. It’s certainly sentient on some level, although we ...
  • 5 Reasons Kylo Ren Is a Good Villain Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker opens soon.  The wait is finally over. The Skywalker family will wrap up with this end to the storyline (though not the series).  And audiences will get to take one last adventure with Rey, Leia, Lando, Chewie, Finn, Poe, C-3PO, and R2D2. It ...
  • What is the best all-time series franchise? So many movie franchises, so little time. While it’s easy for producers to add yet another movie to any long-running series, it’s not so easy to have every one of them qualify as good, quality films. And in some series, all are decent, but none are outstanding. How to decide ...
  • 7 Hidden Clues/Humor You Might Have Missed in Knives Out.[Spoilers!] So far the RunPee Tamily watched Knives Out 7 times combined to do the Peetimes. Yes, it’s that hard! The movie is filled with clue Easter eggs. Like one of the characters says, “This guy pretty much lives in a clue board.” Watching it the second time the next day, I ...
  • Movie Review – Queen & Slim   Oops, I did it again! Yes, another cop-ish movie. I told you before that this year is all about bad cops. Queen & Slim was entertaining. This movie is a spin off of the Bonnie and Clyde story, but with a little twist of soul, and a flame to the ...
  • Never Surrender – A Galaxy Quest Retrospective I just smiled my ass off for 95 minutes. And you will too, if you’ve loved Galaxy Quest since it premiered in 1999. I’ve been telling everyone in earshot for decades that Galaxy Quest is one of the best “Star Trek” movies ever made. It was kind of fun to ...
  • Movie Review – Knives Out   Knives Out is an absolutely delightful mystery about some really horrible people. The stellar ensemble cast works wonders together and Rian Johnson’s tale doesn’t cheat — the clues are all there. And even if you figure out WhoDunnit before the end, you’ll still be thrilled at the fun you’re having ...
  • Movie Review – 21 Bridges Wow! If you are considering a life as a police officer, this year’s line up of movies do not make it an easy choice. You know how we are used to seeing “chick flicks” that male bash? Well, this year is all about calling out the pig in our men ...
  • What happened to Pete Miles – Ken’s son in Ford v Ferrari? Peter Miles was 14 years old — almost 15 —  at the time of his father’s fatal crash. Shortly after his father’s death, Peter went to work for Ken’s friend Dick Troutman at the Troutman and Barnes custom car shop in Culver City, CA. Peter worked there for 14 years. Peter ...
  • Disney announces release dates for upcoming MCU Phase 4 movies and Disney+ shows Okay, deep breath. Thanos is snapped away along with his minions, and Ironman (luv u 3000) is hanging out with his daughter in the Soul Stone. That’s the past. It’s time to create new stories, heroes, villains and get the MCU Phase 4 underway. Here’s the movie/TV lineup Disney has announced: 2020 May 1st, ...
  • Ray McKinnon in Ford v Ferrari – where have I seen him before? The actor Ray McKinnon plays Phil Remington in Ford v Ferrari — Le Mans ’66 for those on the right side of the Atlantic. Ray McKinnon may not be a household name — I had to look him up myself — but I recognized him straight away when I saw him because he ...
  • Movie Review – Ford v Ferrari It’s not often that a movie gets perfect marks on writing, acting, and directing, but — pardon the pun — Ford v Ferrari hits on all cylinders. No one could ask for better chemistry between the two A-list movie stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Every scene they had, both together ...
  • Movie Review – Charlie’s Angels Charlie’s Angels wasn’t that bad. I’ve never been a fan of the franchise, but I personally liked this one the best. Kristen Stewart was pretty darn good. Normally all I see is Bella Swan, but not once during this did I see her that way. She really had a spark to ...
  • Spoiler-iffic Review of Terminator – Dark Fate Please don’t read this review if you haven’t seen Terminator: Dark Fate yet. You’ve now been warned. So, I did a story where I neatly ranked every Terminator film from 1984 through 2015, and they slot themselves perfectly by year. As in the first being the best, T2 coming close on ...
  • Golden Man’s Movie Review – Jojo Rabbit Although I’m a fan of director Taika Waititi, the first trailer for Jojo Rabbit didn’t inspire much confidence.  The scene of an imaginary Hitler comforting a ten-year-old boy fell pretty flat.  Waititi isn’t the first person to mine World War II for laughs.  Charlie Chaplin, Mel Brooks, and the TV ...
  • Movie Review – Midway Sorry to say: this movie doesn’t live up to the true events it attempts to depict. Unless you feel you must see the battle events on the big screen, this movie is better suited to DVD/streaming…in 2 or 3 months when it’s available. To be sure, there’s plenty of explosions, bombs ...
  • A Buffy Revival – Vampires Spike and Angel Could Absolutely Do a Movie Note the following: David Boreanaz says he’s done playing Angel. Joss Whedon (creator, writer, editor, director, minor deity) has also said he’d make a Buffy movie if the heavens willed it so. We think David would return with the right offer. With Bones finished, isn’t he free now? And I don’t ...
  • Terminator TV Series: The Carlenator Ahoy there. Spoilers for Terminator: Dark Fate ahead! Terminator: Dark Fate isn’t blowing the doors off the box office. It opened with a slightly disappointing weekend of $29 million: $1 million below expectations. In fact, the past three Terminator movies (Salvation, Genisys, and Dark Fate) all failed to meet box office ...
  • Movie Review – Arctic Dogs I just saw a headline that questioned if a child under five should see Arctic Dogs, due to rude humor and lots of action. My question is; would children over five want to see this film? It’s not a boring movie by any means. I truly enjoyed it, but it ...
  • Movie Review – Harriet As many of you know, I am a fan of biopics. I said to myself, “Self, is Hollywood going to mess this story up?” But, surprisingly, they didn’t let me down. Harriet is a must-see for sure. Given that many people may not know the full story about Harriet Tubman, ...
  • Official Movie Review – Terminator: Dark Fate All things considered, I’d say Terminator: Dark Fate is a worthy successor to the 1991 Terminator 2. After 28 years, 3 other Terminator movies — plus a TV show — it’s hard to think of Dark Fate as the 3rd movie in a trilogy, but that’s where it belongs. Dark Fate ...
  • Ranking the Terminator Movies Well, cool, I just rewatched the entire run of Terminator movies and realized it will be easier to rank them in order of greatness than I thought. For each movie (I’ll get to the TV show later), the best to worst go in order of first to last created. That ...
  • Movie Review – Black and Blue This movie pokes at your value system quite a bit. Most of us are all too familiar with stories about dirty cops. This story is no different, but how it plays out onscreen is rather appealing because of Tyrese Gibson, Naomie Harris, Mike Colter, and of course, the city of ...

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  • Who played Alan Parrish in Jumanji? Robin Williams played the older version of Alan Parrish, the boy who had been stuck in the game for 26 years. Adam Hann-Byrd played the young version of Alan Parrish. Little needs be said about the iconic Robin Williams. He graced the screen in over 100 movies/shows and won an Oscar ...
  • Movie Review – Jumanji: The Next Level So here we go again! If you saw Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle you’ll know what to expect: action, thrills, and humor in abundance, but with enough tweaks to make things interesting. If you’ve seen the trailers and, to be honest they’ve been difficult not to see, then you’ll know the ...
  • Jumanji Character Names and Skills Just to get you quickly up to speed, Jumanji 3 will reprise the adult “avatars” from Jumanji 2, although there’s a new twist in the characters who play them. Happily, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black are back. Here’s a reminder of the Jumanji 2 foursome’s skills, strengths, ...
  • Star Wars Meets Star Trek – Holdo’s Last Jedi Sacrifice is the Picard Maneuver The coolest move in The Last Jedi depicted Admiral Holdo’s Resistance flagship making a super short hyperspace jump to destroy the First Order’s dreadnought. It’s a great tactic, if suicidal. And it worked. But if you’re a science fiction nut, you’ve seen this move before. Star Trek Remember the Picard Maneuver in Star ...
  • Where were the Jumanji house and jungle scenes filmed? With Jumanji 3: The Next Level coming out, it’s time to catch up on Jumanji 1 (1995) and Jumanji 2: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). In a nutshell, the game is adaptive for its era, and may or may not be evil. It’s certainly sentient on some level, although we ...
  • Movie Review – Playmobil: The Movie I’m thinking the little tykes from ages 2 to 6 will enjoy this movie. My great granddaughter, age 6, has been an avid watcher of the Playmobil videos on YouTube for several years. I honestly think children older than 7 or 8 will be bored with this simple animated ...
  • Star Wars Revealed: Obi-Wan Kenobi is a lying liar who lies I just finished a rewatch of every Star Wars movie in preparation for Rise of Skywalker, the last Star Wars entry chronicling the extended tribe of Skywalkers. But what happened to the Kenobis? (I still hold out “hope” that Rey is a Kenobi, somehow.) Well, we do know old Ben became ...
  • 5 Reasons Kylo Ren Is a Good Villain Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker opens soon.  The wait is finally over. The Skywalker family will wrap up with this end to the storyline (though not the series).  And audiences will get to take one last adventure with Rey, Leia, Lando, Chewie, Finn, Poe, C-3PO, and R2D2. It ...
  • Who appears in every Star Wars movie? Do you know who appears in every Star Wars film? It used to be easy to answer this: until Solo, R2-D2 and C-3PO were in every film, even if just a short cameo, as in Rogue One. But squeezing them into Solo would have been pure fan-service and narratively unnecessary. We ...
  • Shallow – A Star Wars Parody I never get tired of Star Wars parodies. Do you? I am mean, really, Star Wars is beyond iconic. Here’s a good one for you. Lots of cool little nods to the movies. Notice the green milk. Luke sure loves his colorful lactose. Green, blue…all good. Seriously, this song is just fabulous. ...
  • What is the best all-time series franchise? So many movie franchises, so little time. While it’s easy for producers to add yet another movie to any long-running series, it’s not so easy to have every one of them qualify as good, quality films. And in some series, all are decent, but none are outstanding. How to decide ...
  • Never Surrender – A Galaxy Quest Retrospective I just smiled my ass off for 95 minutes. And you will too, if you’ve loved Galaxy Quest since it premiered in 1999. I’ve been telling everyone in earshot for decades that Galaxy Quest is one of the best “Star Trek” movies ever made. It was kind of fun to ...
  • First View Movie Review – Her Her is a moody, introspective piece masquerading as a love story. And while I really do appreciate Scarlett Johanssen’s vocal efforts, I did not enjoy the overwhelming feelings of loneliness permeating this film. I walked away pretty sad, and even woke up sad the next morning. I have no problem with ...
  • Movie Review – Frozen 2 Obviously, I’m not grading this movie based on how well I personally enjoyed it. I, a 52 year old man, live in a galaxy far, far, away from the target audience of pre-teen girls. I’m confident that the aforementioned young girls will be delighted with every moment of the movie. In ...
  • Disney announces release dates for upcoming MCU Phase 4 movies and Disney+ shows Okay, deep breath. Thanos is snapped away along with his minions, and Ironman (luv u 3000) is hanging out with his daughter in the Soul Stone. That’s the past. It’s time to create new stories, heroes, villains and get the MCU Phase 4 underway. Here’s the movie/TV lineup Disney has announced: 2020 May 1st, ...
  • Spoiler-iffic Review of Terminator – Dark Fate Please don’t read this review if you haven’t seen Terminator: Dark Fate yet. You’ve now been warned. So, I did a story where I neatly ranked every Terminator film from 1984 through 2015, and they slot themselves perfectly by year. As in the first being the best, T2 coming close on ...
  • Frozen Adventures You May Have Missed Disney has finally given in to the demands of countless children, and made a sequel to their hit film Frozen.  I already have my tickets and will be seeing it opening weekend with my girlfriend, the world’s biggest Olaf fan.  (No, seriously.  I can’t sleep at night anymore because of ...
  • The 5 Best and Worst Films of Tom Hanks There’s something so satisfying about the idea of Tom Hanks playing children’s TV show host Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.  Who can resist one of America’s favorite actors playing one of America’s most beloved TV icons?  And I know Mr. Rogers was beloved because every time ...
  • A Buffy Revival – Vampires Spike and Angel Could Absolutely Do a Movie Note the following: David Boreanaz says he’s done playing Angel. Joss Whedon (creator, writer, editor, director, minor deity) has also said he’d make a Buffy movie if the heavens willed it so. We think David would return with the right offer. With Bones finished, isn’t he free now? And I don’t ...
  • Terminator TV Series: The Carlenator Ahoy there. Spoilers for Terminator: Dark Fate ahead! Terminator: Dark Fate isn’t blowing the doors off the box office. It opened with a slightly disappointing weekend of $29 million: $1 million below expectations. In fact, the past three Terminator movies (Salvation, Genisys, and Dark Fate) all failed to meet box office ...
  • Official Movie Review – Terminator: Dark Fate All things considered, I’d say Terminator: Dark Fate is a worthy successor to the 1991 Terminator 2. After 28 years, 3 other Terminator movies — plus a TV show — it’s hard to think of Dark Fate as the 3rd movie in a trilogy, but that’s where it belongs. Dark Fate ...
  • Ranking the Terminator Movies Well, cool, I just rewatched the entire run of Terminator movies and realized it will be easier to rank them in order of greatness than I thought. For each movie (I’ll get to the TV show later), the best to worst go in order of first to last created. That ...
  • Movie Review – The Lighthouse   It’s no secret I have issues with A24 productions. I have seen them all. I go in with an open mind — and every time but twice I’ve hated them. Spring Breakers and Tusk get a free pass; those entertained me. When I saw the trailers for The Lighthouse, I was ...
  • Movie Review by RunPee Rob – Terminator: Dark Fate I went into this film with mixed feelings. The original landed in the mid 80s with barely a ripple. A relatively small budget film by a new director, with not a well known cast. But it took off. The early 90s saw T2 launched with a lot of ballyhoo and fuss ...
  • In Defense of Terminator 3 Terminator: Dark Fate opens this week.  It’s the sixth movie in the Terminator franchise.  However, it is the official sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day…which basically invalidates Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, one of my favorite entries in the entire franchise. Billy Crystal once joked that Arnold Schwarzenegger signed on ...

Rewatches & Virgin Reviews

  • What is the best all-time series franchise? So many movie franchises, so little time. While it’s easy for producers to add yet another movie to any long-running series, it’s not so easy to have every one of them qualify as good, quality films. And in some series, all are decent, but none are outstanding. How to decide ...
  • 7 Hidden Clues/Humor You Might Have Missed in Knives Out.[Spoilers!] So far the RunPee Tamily watched Knives Out 7 times combined to do the Peetimes. Yes, it’s that hard! The movie is filled with clue Easter eggs. Like one of the characters says, “This guy pretty much lives in a clue board.” Watching it the second time the next day, I ...
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Will Make You Feel Loved Again I just came out from viewing A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. And this is funny: last night I watched the award-winning 2018 documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor. I like being a sort of completist. Bear this in mind: I don’t like documentaries. I can’t think of another documentary I’d watch ...
  • First View Movie Review – Her Her is a moody, introspective piece masquerading as a love story. And while I really do appreciate Scarlett Johanssen’s vocal efforts, I did not enjoy the overwhelming feelings of loneliness permeating this film. I walked away pretty sad, and even woke up sad the next morning. I have no problem with ...
  • Movie Review – Won’t You Be My Neighbor Everyone’s saying the Tom Hanks Mr. Rogers movie is great and I definitely plan to see it this Thanksgiving week. I remember loving “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” as a child, with the trolley and the cute puppet kingdom…but haven’t given the show another thought as the decades passed. Then 2018’s documentary ...
  • Ranking the Terminator Movies Well, cool, I just rewatched the entire run of Terminator movies and realized it will be easier to rank them in order of greatness than I thought. For each movie (I’ll get to the TV show later), the best to worst go in order of first to last created. That ...
  • In Defense of Terminator 3 Terminator: Dark Fate opens this week.  It’s the sixth movie in the Terminator franchise.  However, it is the official sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day…which basically invalidates Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, one of my favorite entries in the entire franchise. Billy Crystal once joked that Arnold Schwarzenegger signed on ...
  • Movie Review – Tangled   I’m only 3/4 of the way through my first viewing of Tangled (yes, my 1st time) and I love it already so much I’m willing to give it an A+. Of course, they could screw it up during the climax and I’ll have to change my review, but so far ...
  • All the Disney Princess “I Want” Songs In One Place What is a Disney Princess wish-filled ” I Want” song? Notice how all the girls — and some of the guys, IE: Aladdin and Snow White’s Prince Charming — have a song full of exposition about their hopes and wishes? This was even parodied in Ralph Breaks The Internet in ...
  • Video – Opening Scene to La La Land (that amazing traffic jam dance) It’s no secret I’m not a big fan of La La Land (as in, the movie. The city of Los Angeles is fine.) Mostly I think La La Land is a bit silly and overly sentimental. It won a lot of awards, but I just didn’t love it. (Thankfully, I ...
  • Rewatch Review – Dave (1993) … And A Few Notes about Post Scarcity & Star Trek We should be so lucky to have a real life scenario where Dave, the movie,  happens. I was delighted to re-catch the 1993 film  last night… and finished  off with a real smile on my face. Plus a positive attitude, and a lot of wish fulfillment. Watching again this was ...
  • All the Problems with the Movie “It” With It Chapter 2 coming out September 6th I decided to rewatch the first chapter. But I never like doing regular reviews, so instead of singing this movie’s praises, how about we take a look at the flaws? Now to preface this, I say you should absolutely watch It Chapter ...
  • First View Movie Review – Jaws 2 There really isn’t much to say about Jaws 2, from which I expected a little bit more, being the only other “Jaws” film said to be worth watching. I got the chance to finally catch it last night. (RunPee is on a bit of a Shark Movie Binge.) The original Jaws ...
  • 11 Raunchy Comedies You Should Watch Now The extremely R-rated Good Boys is helping close out the summer movie season this week.  I’ve been looking forward to Good Boys for months, ever since the trailer dropped.  They had me at Jacob Tremblay.  What could be more wickedly subversive than casting the sweet little boy from Room and Wonder in a ...
  • The Shallows – First View Movie Review (2016) The Shallows is much better than The Reef (or the more recent Crawl) but offers the same kind of apex predator adventure. Blake Lively (as Nancy) tells a more compelling story, however, through sheer acting talent and believable physicality. What do you do when you you’re trapped on a rock, spitting ...
  • Deep Blue Sea – First View Movie Review (With YouTube Clips) I just watched 1999s Deep Blue Sea for the first time, during Shark Week 2019. DBS is sort of like Jurassic World if the Mosasaurus started hunting the lab techs. With some Samuel L Jackson on the side — although someone else got his famous line. And there’s a nod ...
  • Top Five Movies about the Civil War What makes a great American Civil War movie? The battles, the politics, the inhumanity of slavery, brother against brother, the great generals of both sides, the personal sides of war, families being torn apart, or all of the above? The movies I’ve listed contain all or most of the issues listed ...
  • Fast & Furious 1 & 4 Is Really ONE MOVIE I finally watched a couple of Fast & Furious movies. Even though the upcoming film is called Hobbs & Shaw, I do know they are a F&F spin-off, and was curious about WHY WHY WHY there are all these movies out there about fast cars and criminals? Why these are ...
  • Hobbs & Shaw – The Entire Backstory from Fast and the Furious The preview for Hobbs & Shaw looks like an exciting action comedy, but these two characters have a long backstory from the Fast and The Furious franchise.  If you haven’t seen all, or any, of the F&F movies, then you’re probably wondering what you need to know about Luke Hobbs ...
  • The Lion King – Rewatch Review of the Animated Classic This week the rebooted version of The Lion King arrives in theaters. But before that happens, I want to say a few things. To start with, the original 1994 Lion King is one of the best Disney movies EVER. For me, it’s right after The Little Mermaid, and that’s saying ...
  • Surprise! The Lion King is a Hamlet Remake As you may know there, is a controversy that surrounds The Lion King. The fact that it possibly stole its entire movie from one called Kimba the White Lion is one ting…but we’re not talking about that here. We are going to be talking about how the Lion King is ...
  • What Downton Abbey is About, and How to Binge Watch It I’m doing a 6-season rewatch of UK period drama Downtown Abbey — and Mary Mother of God — I’ve forgotten how melodramatic this show was. There are entire storylines I fast-forward past as I trudge along. (I refuse to pay any more attention the overwrought Anna/Mr. Bates storyline than I ...
  • All Men In Black Films, Ranked To prep for Men In Black: International, I did a little series rewatch, and discovered a few things: the original movie is still fresh and funny, the second film still hurts to watch, and I totally forgot everything that happened in the third MIB outing. But that’s actually a good ...
  • First-View Movie Review – 47 Meters Down (2017) 47 Meters Down is a surprisingly decent shark movie. And it’s not even that scary – the horror level was low (and I’m a horror scaredy-cat, so trust me). What 47 Meters Down had going for it was a unique shark premise, and a gripping survival element. While the girls ...
  • Newie Review – The Reef – Low Budget, Decent, Non Campy Shark Movie This 2010 Aussie shark film should be fairly simple to review, as nothing much happened besides a lot of open ocean swimming. If you’re frightened easily and don’t like horror, don’t worry: you won’t have much trouble watching The Reef. It’s not that kind of movie. I’m not entirely clear ...

Movie Analysis

  • Quiz – The Amazing Elton John Many of us grew up listening to Elton John. Do you remember any of the lyrics?  Most of these iconic tunes will be in the Elton John biopic Rocketman. Take this quiz and I’ll bet you remember most of these songs, and fall back in love with them again. [quiz-cat ...
  • How much do you know about the 4th of July? America’s Independence Day is upon us, so it’s a good time to start thinking about our nation’s birthday. It’s not an easy quiz, but you just may learn something you didn’t know about the 4th of July. I hope you had fun with this quiz. Thanks for stopping ...
  • Quiz – Joss Whedon – Writer, Director, Producer and Composer Joss Whedon deserves his own quiz, if only for being a directorial genius. There are questions about his movies and television career, but also some little-known facts about his personal life. Not to worry; they’re all multiple choice. Best of luck. Hope you had fun with my quiz and ...
  • Quiz – Oscar Nominated Don Cheadle is more than War Machine After watching Hotel Rwanda years ago, it made me want to be a more grateful person for the life I have, and Don Cheadle’s performance was a big part of that. I’m still fuming over his Oscar loss — he was the clear winner (No offence, Jamie). Here’s a quiz on this ...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – More than an MCU Sorcerer; A True Gentleman Did you know that Benedict is the second cousin 16 times removed of King Richard III of England? (Of course on that tiny island, 17 million people are related to Richard.) Anyway, I’ll give you the plot to a Cumberbatch movie, and you can give me the title. Good Luck! ...
  • Quiz – Gwyneth Paltrow – More than a porcelain doll! Here’s a quiz on one of the most beautiful and elegant stars in Hollywood. I’ll give you the plot to a movie starring Gwyneth, and you give the correct answer. Don’t worry; it’s all multiple choice:-) Thanks for stopping by, and if you enjoyed this quiz, check out the ...
  • Quiz – Zoe Saldana – Ms. Green-Skinned Blue Sky Zoe Saldana is one of the most versatile actors out there, and her filmography proves it. I’ll give you the plot of a movie; you give me the correct answer. Not to worry; it’s all multiple choice. Thanks for stopping by, and maybe on your way out you could share ...
  • Quiz – Mark Ruffalo – The best Hulk, and so much more Mark Ruffalo is one of my favorite stars, so making this quiz was great fun. You know the drill; I’ll give you the plot of a Mark Ruffalo movie and in return, you can give me the correct answer. It’s mutiple choice, so don’t sweat it.  Hope you had fun ...
  • Quiz – Chris Evans – The Heart of the Avengers Here’s a quiz on one of the greatest superheroes in Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’ll give you the plot of a Chris Evan’s movie, and you supply the answer. Hope you enjoyed the quiz. Did I mention I’m up for a raise? My boss/son told me that if I can ...
  • Quiz – Josh Brolin – A great movie villain! In this quiz I’ve included a little piece of trivia about Josh Brolin, and as usual, I’ll give you a synopsis of a movie courtesy of the IMDb, and you supply the correct title. Good Luck!Thanks for taking my quiz. I worked really hard on it for very little ...
  • Quiz – Karen Gillian aka: Nebula – Is she an Avenger now? Here’s another quiz about a character in the MCU. Even though Karen doesn’t have an extensive filmography, she still pulls her own weight in the lineup of superheroes. Hope you enjoyed the quiz. Maybe you can check out my other quizzes about the MCU. (Sharing the quiz would be ...
  • Quiz – Jude Law – A Captain Marvel Surprise (with a large filmography) In this quiz about 2 time Oscar nominee and new major Captain Marvel player Jude Law, I’ll describe a plot, courtesy of IMDB, and you give me the movie in 10 fun multiple choice questions. Hope you enjoyed my Jude Law quiz and if you have time, maybe you ...
  • Agent Coulson Quiz – Clark Gregg – Actor, writer, director and the ‘Nicest Guy in Hollywood’ With Captain Marvel taking us back to Agent Coulson’s younger days, I made this quiz, including questions about Clark Gregg’s mostly Avengers-oriented movie career, and trivia concerning his private life, in 10 fun multiple choice questions. Good luck! Hope you had as much fun taking this Clark Gregg quiz ...
  • Quiz – Tom Hiddleston aka Loki This quiz features our favorite Agardian God of Mischief, the unparalleled Loki. As usual with my quizzes, I’ll give you the plot of a Tom Hiddleston movie, and you supply the correct answer. Good Luck! I hope you enjoyed this quiz. Look for other Marvel Universe quizzes on the ...
  • Quiz – James Gunn – He’s Baaaack! James Gunn, my main man, is back where he belongs: with his Guardians. Let’s celebrate by taking my quiz about the career of Mr. Gunn. Hope you enjoyed the quiz and maybe even learned something new about The Great Man. How about sharing this quiz with 42 – an ...
  • Quiz – Paul Rudd – Funny both on and offscreen As usual, I’ll give you the plot of a Paul Rudd movie, and you give me the answer. Good Luck.  If you enjoyed this quiz, please, check out my other quizzes on the RunPee blog. Also, maybe you could share this quiz, it doesn’t cost anything…really it doesn’t. Just saying. Please ...
  • Quiz – Tom Holland – The Newest Spider-Man This young man has an amazing future ahead of him playing Spider-Man, or any other role that calls for a brilliant actor. As usual, in this quiz I’ll give you the plot of a Holland film and you give me the answer. Not to worry – it is multiple choice.[quiz-cat ...
  • Quiz – Paul Bettany – A perfect specimen of a man Hope you enjoy my quiz on this very talented and very gracious actor. As usual, I’ll give you the plot to a Bettany movie and you give me the correct title. Good luck and relax –  it’s multiple choice. Thanks for stopping by and spending a few minutes with ...
  • Quiz – Rising Star Tiffany Haddish – A Busy Gal I know a lot of people are pulling for Tiffany Haddish to take home the little gold Oscar guy, so this quiz is dedicated to all the fans who love her. As usual, I’ll give you the plot of a Haddish movie — you provide the answers within ten multiple ...
  • Quiz – Brie Larson – The New Captain Marvel and Beyond Oscar winner Brie Larson lights up the screen in her new movie Captain Marvel, propelling us forward to Avengers – End Game. Here’s a quiz on this amazing actress, covering her star-studded career.  I hope you enjoyed my quiz — feel free to share it with all your friends. It doesn’t cost anything, ...
  • Quiz – Rebel Wilson – The Newest Funny Gal in Show Business In this 10-question quiz, I’ll give you the plot — courtesy of the IMDb — and you give me the movie. Hope you have fun, and maybe learn something new about Rebel Wilson. Good luck.  Thanks for stopping by! And if you enjoyed this quiz, maybe you can check out ...
  • Quiz – Elizabeth Banks – Ms. Goody Two Shoes Here’s a 10-question quiz on talented star Elizabeth Banks, on the eve of her second Lego turn as Lucy, AKA Wyldstyle, in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. I’ll give you the plot to an Elizabeth movie as it’s described in the IMDb, and you give me the answer. ...
  • Quiz – The Lego Ninjago Movie – Fun kid action in the shared Lego movie universe Let’s have some fun with this Lego Ninjago quiz: I’ll give you a quote, and you give me the character. Good Luck!  If you enjoyed this quotes quiz, take a look at my other Lego movie quizzes! Thanks for stopping by – Ginger/RunPee Mom https://runpee.com/quiz-the-lego-movie-this-movie-is-awesome/ https://runpee.com/the-lego-batman-movie/ https://runpee.com/the-cast-of-voices-for-the-lego-movie-2-the-second-part/ https://runpee.com/movie-review-the-lego-ninjago-movie/ https://runpee.com/lego-movie-movie-review/ https://runpee.com/movie-review-the-lego-batman-movie/ https://runpee.com/everything-is-awesome-video-and-lyrics-to-the-lego-movie-theme-song/ Please share and help RunPee grow:FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditLike this:Like Loading...
  • Quiz – The Lego Batman Movie – Think You Know Your Lego Superhero Quotes? The only thing more fun than playing with Batman Legos is taking a quiz on The Lego Batman Movie. I’ll give you a Batman Lego film quote, and you supply the correct character who said it. Now with Batman starring in a 3rd Lego movie (the Second Part), he’s kind ...
  • Quiz – The Lego Movie – This film is ‘Awesome” Here’s a little quiz on The Lego Movie. I’ll give you a quote and you guess the character that said it, in 10 funny & easy questions Enjoy.  Hope you had fun with this quiz. So, do you know a lot — or a few — fans of the Lego movies? ...

Movie Analysis

  • Spoiler-iffic Review of Terminator – Dark Fate Please don’t read this review if you haven’t seen Terminator: Dark Fate yet. You’ve now been warned. So, I did a story where I neatly ranked every Terminator film from 1984 through 2015, and they slot themselves perfectly by year. As in the first being the best, T2 coming close on ...
  • Fast & Furious 1 & 4 Is Really ONE MOVIE I finally watched a couple of Fast & Furious movies. Even though the upcoming film is called Hobbs & Shaw, I do know they are a F&F spin-off, and was curious about WHY WHY WHY there are all these movies out there about fast cars and criminals? Why these are ...
  • Hobbs & Shaw – The Entire Backstory from Fast and the Furious The preview for Hobbs & Shaw looks like an exciting action comedy, but these two characters have a long backstory from the Fast and The Furious franchise.  If you haven’t seen all, or any, of the F&F movies, then you’re probably wondering what you need to know about Luke Hobbs ...
  • Was The Infinity War Snap actually random in who was dusted? A thought occurred to me last night while watching a YouTube video about Thanos’  Snap: were the people who became dust selected at random? At first glance I always assumed so, but maybe not. I’m not a mathematician, and questions of probability can confound even professors of mathematics. I’ll lay out my ...
  • Life on Earth After Avengers: Endgame (Post-post Snap) NOTE: Spoilers start right away for Avengers: Endgame. Although it’s a beautiful moment in Avengers: Endgame when Dr. Strange‘s portals opened and The Vanished step back into existence, the sudden return of all these people is very problematic. Let’s assume for a  minute Strange’s sorcerers planned ahead and saved all the people ...
  • Endgame spoiler free review – We got what we needed! Avengers Endgame. This isn’t what I wanted. But it’s what we needed. Wow. I could stop there and let the world infer whatever they want. I won’t stop there. But I could… This movie is pure fan service, with an exhilarating story and the conclusion to 11 years of the original Avengers. We get ...
  • Avengers Endgame – a very long breakdown (Massive Spoilers!) Hi Avengers fans! Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame lie ahead. If you haven’t seen it and plan to, turn back now. You’ve been warned. We’re serious. Avengers: Endgame is finally upon us. The Decimation is fact. And in the opening scene of this 3 hour whirlwind, we get what is perhaps the ...
  • Warning – Avengers Endgame is not going to be Peetime friendly You might be surprised to learn that finding Peetimes in a movie isn’t the hardest part of the RunPee job. Ofttimes we find great Peetimes but get stuck on picking out the best Peetime Cue: a brief line of dialog — or description of some action — that stands out ...
  • Everything You Need to Know About Hellboy Hellboy opens on April 12, 2019.  It will be the titular character’s third major theatrical adventure.  Not sure who Hellboy is? Never heard of the B.P.R.D.? Wondering what’s up with his forehead? No worries. We’ve got you covered. Here’s what the deal is for the new Hellboy movie:   — Hellboy is ...
  • Did Jordan Peele Play Fair? Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed On Your First Viewing of Us Jordan Peele made a splash with the satiric horror film Get Out and even won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.  His new movie Us proves he’s not just a one-hit wonder, but a visionary filmmaker who will keep surprising, delighting, and frightening us for years to come.  (He’s already ...
  • The Matrix After 20 Years – A Retrospective: A Different Kind of Hero, a New Kind of Science Fiction The year was 1999 and all any sci-fi fan could think about was: finally, another Star Wars movie. Had Phantom Menace come out in the age of social media it would have been, well, pretty much what we’re seeing with Avengers: Endgame right now. But, I remember reading an article online ...
  • Dumbo Review – The Original 1941 Animated Classic: High Time for a Remake The original 1941 Dumbo is a strange little movie. Not only is only an hour long (it’s almost a long “short”, if you get my meaning), but has many weird scenes of mostly padding (which would make for great Peetimes, BTW). It’s also…um…wildly racist (there’s no other way to say this, ...
  • Pi Day Movies – the Best Math (or Pie) Films to Watch on March 14 Mid-march, three unusual holidays rear their heads for movie rewatch fun: Pi Day, The Ides of March, and St Patrick’s Day. It all starts on March 13 with Pi Day. That’s the 14th day of the third month: 3.14. If you pay enough attention, you can even celebrate Pi Minutes ...
  • Black Panther – Does Killmonger Have a Point? For Black Panther Week, and before the 2019 Oscars, I’d like to give this gorgeous and exciting film a shoutout. Black Panther is up for no less than SEVEN Academy Awards, so beyond being yet another fantastic Marvel Universe superhero film, the tone ...
  • Highlights from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival This year’s Sundance Film Festival recently concluded.  .  Even though the Oscars for 2019 haven’t been handed out yet, the Oscar race for 2020 has officially begun.  Past Oscar nominees and winners Little Miss Sunshine, Manchester By the Sea, ...
  • Happy Death Day – Every “Day” We Watch, and Rewatch (Spoilers) In the movie Happy Death Day, Tree is murdered on her birthday.  Instead of dying, she wakes up and has to relive the day all over again.  Tree relives the same day (and gets murdered) seventeen times. (We only see eleven of the murders because a montage is used to ...
  • Happy Death Day – All the Clues to the Killer (SPOILERS) On first viewing, the twist in Happy Death Day seems to come from nowhere.  But the filmmakers have played fair all along.  If you watch it a second time, all the clues are there for an observant audience member to piece together what’s happening. (I’ve said it in the the ...
  • RunPee and the 2019 Oscars – Predictions for the 2018 Movie Awards The 2019 Oscar nominees will be announced on Tuesday, January 22.  It has been a wild awards season full of uncertainty, surprises, upsets, and scandal.  The nominations from the 2018 movies may bring their own share of upsets and surprises. Here are my predictions for what Tuesday morning will bring. ...
  • Is Bumblebee a prequel or a reboot? Prequel or reboot. Or, soft-reboot — whatever that is.  Just where does Bumblebee fit in the Transformers universe? Officially, Bumblebee is a prequel, set in 1987. But when you watch the movie you better wear your best retcon glasses, because there’s a lot that just can’t fit with the story we already ...

Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

  • Disney announces release dates for upcoming MCU Phase 4 movies and Disney+ shows Okay, deep breath. Thanos is snapped away along with his minions, and Ironman (luv u 3000) is hanging out with his daughter in the Soul Stone. That’s the past. It’s time to create new stories, heroes, villains and get the MCU Phase 4 underway. Here’s the movie/TV lineup Disney has announced: 2020 May 1st, ...
  • Why Avatar Deserves to be the Number 1 Movie Over Avengers: Endgame With Avengers: Endgame passing Avatar to become the highest grossing movie of all time, I’ve recently gotten into a lot of heated debates with my friends as to why I think Avatar is more deserving of #1. So I’m going to tell you — in a more calm manner than ...
  • Was The Infinity War Snap actually random in who was dusted? A thought occurred to me last night while watching a YouTube video about Thanos’  Snap: were the people who became dust selected at random? At first glance I always assumed so, but maybe not. I’m not a mathematician, and questions of probability can confound even professors of mathematics. I’ll lay out my ...
  • Avengers: Endgame Re-Release Extra Footage Explained In an attempt to knock Avatar (2009) off the Biggest Box Office high horse, the Marvel Cinematic Universe opened their vaults and added some extra footage to Avengers: Endgame in a ‘re-release’. Normally a re-release happens after a movie has been gone awhile, but with MCU fever still running high, Marvel ...
  • Spider-Man & Iron Man – Lyrics to Back in Black by AC/DC Starting way back in 2008 with Iron Man‘s use of I Am Iron-Man and, yes, Back in Black, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has never been shy of using classic rock hits in their superhero movies. While 2019’s Spiderman: Far From Home doesn’t have as many rocking songs as Spider-Man: Homecoming, ...
  • Movie Review – Spider-Man: Far from Home – Fun, but a little underwhelming   I liked Spider-Man: Far From Home. I liked it a lot. But I didn’t love it, and that surprised me. I adore Tom Holland‘s version of Spider-Man, and think he’s the best Peter Parker ever done, no question. (Notice how this sidesteps Miles Morales‘ stunning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse quite nicely.) ...
  • Avengers Endgame Song and Lyrics to Supersonic Rocketship Rock Music in the Marvel Cinematic Universe If you’re paying at all attention to the music during the already overcrammed events in Avengers Endgame, you’ll notice a few classic rock songs stand out. This technique’s been in play since Iron Man, but really ramped up with Guardians of the Galaxy and ...
  • Life on Earth After Avengers: Endgame (Post-post Snap) NOTE: Spoilers start right away for Avengers: Endgame. Although it’s a beautiful moment in Avengers: Endgame when Dr. Strange‘s portals opened and The Vanished step back into existence, the sudden return of all these people is very problematic. Let’s assume for a  minute Strange’s sorcerers planned ahead and saved all the people ...
  • Natalia Alianovna Romanoff – AKA Black Widow – Original Avenger (spoilers) Warning: Endgame spoilers begin right away. See the movie first! Natlianovna Romanoff, better known in the U.S. as Natasha Romanoff, Black Widow, Avenger, Agent of SHIELD, and former KGB Assassin. These are the only known occupations of this founding member of the Avengers. Romanoff’s Early Life Born in 1984s Soviet Russia, Natasha’s ...
  • Avengers: Endgame – What was that hammer sound in the credits? Did you stay to the very bitter end of Endgame? There’s some speculation about what that hammer sound was at the end of the credits in Avengers: Endgame. Is it something we’ll find out in an upcoming movie? Could be. But that hammering-on-metal audio clip sure does sound a lot ...
  • Captain Marvel – Video and Lyrics to Just a Girl by No Doubt Captain Marvel is a girl. We kind of all knew that in advance.  But while her origin story sends the girl power message a bit over the top, Just A Girl by No Doubt still really works, cinematically. It’s a fun, feel-good movie moment. The entire film’s 90s sound track is ...
  • Endgame spoiler free review – We got what we needed! Avengers Endgame. This isn’t what I wanted. But it’s what we needed. Wow. I could stop there and let the world infer whatever they want. I won’t stop there. But I could… This movie is pure fan service, with an exhilarating story and the conclusion to 11 years of the original Avengers. We get ...
  • Avengers Endgame – a very long breakdown (Massive Spoilers!) Hi Avengers fans! Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame lie ahead. If you haven’t seen it and plan to, turn back now. You’ve been warned. We’re serious. Avengers: Endgame is finally upon us. The Decimation is fact. And in the opening scene of this 3 hour whirlwind, we get what is perhaps the ...
  • Avengers Endgame and a certain missing weapon [SPOILERS] Heads up: this is about a specific plot point in Avengers: Endgame. Do NOT read this if you haven’t seen the movie yet. You’ve been warned. At the end of the movie, Cap goes back in time to return the stones to their original timeline. He takes with him his shield ...
  • Avengers Easter Egg – Where We Saw That Random Kid in Endgame Before in the MCU Who is that teenager from Avengers Endgame standing there at the end with our heroes — but a little apart —  looking vaguely familiar? With no explanation given? It’s like Broom Boy from The Last Jedi, all over again. Who is that kid? Want to try to guess where you’ve seen ...
  • Avoiding Endgame Spoilers – Your #AES Mission Many of you have your tickets for the Thursday (April 25th) evening premier of Avengers Endgame at 6:00 pm Eastern Time, or at least only a few hours later.  You can’t wait to see the movie opening night, plus you don’t want to worry about getting spoiled by those who ...
  • Warning – Avengers Endgame is not going to be Peetime friendly You might be surprised to learn that finding Peetimes in a movie isn’t the hardest part of the RunPee job. Ofttimes we find great Peetimes but get stuck on picking out the best Peetime Cue: a brief line of dialog — or description of some action — that stands out ...
  • Avengers Infinity War – Whose Fault is the Snap? So…let’s think a bit. Whose fault is the Avengers Infinity War Snap? Why am I, and half the universe, dead? Gone to ashes. The Avengers most to blame, who come to mind right away are: Star Lord — Mainly just a normal human with specialized combat melee skills. Peter Quill is just ...
  • Movie Spoiler Etiquette – For Avengers Endgame and Beyond As #FirstWorldProblems go, this one is a biggie: don’t spoil an entertainment experience for others. If you don’t watch a movie/TV show on opening night you’re taking a huge risk of being spoiled, due to the ubiquity of social media. There are two sides of this to consider: what responsibility lies ...
  • A Open Response to Kevin Feige (re: Using the Bathroom During Endgame) Dear Mr. Feige, We here at RunPee love Marvel movies more than Nick Fury loves cats. And flerkens. We are super excited for Avengers: Endgame. So much so that we did two breakdowns of the first trailer: Avengers 4 Endgame – First Trailer Review A Slightly More Than Casual Fan’s Reaction to Avenger ...
  • YouTube: How a great grandmother became an MCU fan The Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t just for geeks. Watch how RunPee Mom, reluctantly, became a huge fan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOZIKVq3fXI&t=3s Please share and help RunPee grow:FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditLike this:Like Loading...
  • Movie Review – The Incredible Hulk – Not Bad. Not MCU Good. Watch it and move on to better things…   I finally finished watching The Incredible Hulk last night. The big fight scene with The Abomination is awful. Looks terribly fake and is surprisingly boring. I wanted to skip the whole scene. My idea of a great Peetime is a terrible action sequence. #DontBoreMe I expect better from the MCU. But ...
  • The entire MCU Movie Order – Several Options for your pre-Avengers Endgame Watch or Rewatch Want to watch, or rewatch, all the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? (Aka, the MCU.) The first thing you have to figure out is what order you’re going to watch them in. There’s more than one way to go about this, and I’ll break down the list into a ...
  • Did YOU Survive The Snap? You may as well get this over with… It’s been a year ago now, at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Almost as soon as Thanos got his “mitts” on every stone for the The Infinity Gauntlet, he snapped his giant purple fingers and snuffed out half of all living beings in the universe — people both  good ...
  • Ask The Magic 8 Ball – Will I need the RunPee app during Avengers Endgame? Avengers: Endgame is confirmed as over THREE bladder bursting hours long — and every report says you won’t want to miss a single second of it  — not even during the credits. Trust the Magic 8 Ball to prophesize if you’ll need the RunPee app: RunPee will absolutely have Peetimes opening night, ...

Lyrics, Movie Music & Soundtracks

  • All the Disney Princess “I Want” Songs In One Place What is a Disney Princess wish-filled ” I Want” song? Notice how all the girls — and some of the guys, IE: Aladdin and Snow White’s Prince Charming — have a song full of exposition about their hopes and wishes? This was even parodied in Ralph Breaks The Internet in ...
  • We Own It – Lyrics to the Fast & Furious 6 Movie Song I’m binging through The Fast and The Furious franchise as a fresh newbie to get ready for Hobbs & Shaw. Music is as useful in scene setting these films as the sound of revving cars and screeching tires. (Also, the word “family” — which is the beating heart of this ...
  • Spider-Man & Iron Man – Lyrics to Back in Black by AC/DC Starting way back in 2008 with Iron Man‘s use of I Am Iron-Man and, yes, Back in Black, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has never been shy of using classic rock hits in their superhero movies. While 2019’s Spiderman: Far From Home doesn’t have as many rocking songs as Spider-Man: Homecoming, ...
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight Lyrics & Video from The Lion King Innnn the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonigtttt…..A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh… This classic song is well known, but most don’t realize the name isn’t In the Jungle. Even if you ask Alexa for In the Jungle, she knows what song you mean but corrects you first: it’s called The Lion ...
  • The Lion King – Lyrics and Video to Hakuna Matata The most charming song in the  1994’s beloved The Lion King is where Pumbaa, Timon, and Simba sing Hakuna Matata. Which means, as the meerkat and wildebeast cheerfully describe, “No worries.” A good philosophy…can you watch this scene without smiling? It’s pleasant, funny, and even meaningful — remember the iconic moment ...
  • Men In Black Theme Song – Forget Me Nots Remix – Will Smith Lyrics & Video So, on the eve of viewing and getting Peetimes for the new Men In Black International (Men in Black 4), we thought we’d revisit Will Smith’s song from the original 1997 MIB.  The MIB theme song is a remix of the classic 1982 tune Forget Me Nots (a perfect song ...
  • Avengers Endgame Song and Lyrics to Supersonic Rocketship Rock Music in the Marvel Cinematic Universe If you’re paying at all attention to the music during the already overcrammed events in Avengers Endgame, you’ll notice a few classic rock songs stand out. This technique’s been in play since Iron Man, but really ramped up with Guardians of the Galaxy and ...
  • Movie Review – Rocketman   I had a hard time with this review. Rocketman is both extraordinary (in costuming, sound, and visual sequences) and by-the-numbers (a creative life plagued by inner demons). Elton John’s musical biopic is a grand fantasy with exciting numbers that feel like a top notch Broadway extravaganza. It’s got great pacing, fun ...
  • Godzilla End Credits Song Remix By Serj Tankian Blue Oyster Cult is probably most famous for their song Godzilla.  It’s a must if you want to set the mood for seeing Godzilla: King of the Monsters. But, better yet, give a listen to the remix by Serj Tankian that plays in the movie as the credits roll. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOO8Um_jmLI   https://runpee.com/godzilla-lyrics-and-video-from-blue-oyster-cult/ http://runpee.com/movie-review-godzilla-king-of-the-monsters/ Please share and ...
  • Elton John & Rocketman – Lyrics & Video to I’m Still Standing I’m Still Standing is probably the most important song to Elton John’s Rocketman biopic, as the movie follows his story from rehab to recovery and success. Watch this video and learn the lyrics to I’m Still Standing so you can sing along! Video to I’m Still Standing   Lyrics to I’m Still Standing [I’m ...
  • Elton John – Lyrics & Video to Bennie & the Jets Taron Egerton apparently makes the perfect Elton John, and it’s kind of great he and Elton worked together last year in Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle (with Elton playing himself!). Egerton reported that John was so happy with is biopic that he broke down crying to Egerton. Can we just ...
  • Lyrics & Video to Rocketman by Elton John With the long awaited Rocketman Elton John movie finally out, it’s time to get ready and learn the lyrics to the iconic songs, starting with the eponymous tune Rocketman itself. Here’s a video and the lyrics to Rocketman to get you excited for the new biopic that test audiences are raving ...
  • The Animated 1978 Godzilla Cartoon – Lyrics & Video Do you remember the old 1978 Hanna-Barbera  TV Godzilla cartoon that used to play during the Saturday morning children’s lineup? What I really remember liking was that it featured Godzilla as a hero. I I like that perspective a lot more than OMG BIG MONSTER MUST DIE. That’s part of the ...
  • Godzilla Lyrics & Video from Blue Oyster Cult Blue Oyster cult recognized cool weird shit. They have a song about the Dead Reaper — with lots of cowbell, — and another honoring the King of Lizards, Godzilla. With a new Godzilla film out centering the Monsterverse franchise, it’s a good time to remind everyone of the coolness that ...
  • Quiz – The Amazing Elton John Many of us grew up listening to Elton John. Do you remember any of the lyrics?  Most of these iconic tunes will be in the Elton John biopic Rocketman. Take this quiz and I’ll bet you remember most of these songs, and fall back in love with them again. [quiz-cat ...
  • A Whole New World – Aladdin Lyrics and Video (1992 Animated Version) Back in 1992, Aladdin charmed audiences with Disney’s usual blend of great animation, voice work, humor, casting, and a brand of cynicism-free earnestness typical of Disney’s Renaissance Era. Aladdin nests among the top rank of the films in this period, starting in 1998 with The Little Mermaid, and ending with ...
  • Captain Marvel – Video and Lyrics to Just a Girl by No Doubt Captain Marvel is a girl. We kind of all knew that in advance.  But while her origin story sends the girl power message a bit over the top, Just A Girl by No Doubt still really works, cinematically. It’s a fun, feel-good movie moment. The entire film’s 90s sound track is ...
  • Dumbo – Lyrics and Video to the Original Disney Classic Song Baby Mine If you don’t mind a having a little cry, watch this original 1941 version of the scene where infant Dumbo is too briefly reunited with mother Jumbo, locked in chains for the crime of protecting her only baby. I can barely type this without tearing up, but it’s one of the ...
  • Zero Song – Video & Lyrics from Ralph Breaks the Internet Ralph Breaks the Internet, the lovable sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, plays almost like a Disney princess musical, which it kind of is, as an affectionate parody Disney surprisingly put forth in a very meta manner. (Disney having a sense of humor about themselves floored me in almost every way.) It’s pretty ...
  • All The Stars – End Credits Song from Black Panther – Video and Lyrics Up for Best Original Song at the Oscars this year, All The Stars from Black Panther is looking very good. It’s up against the big contender Shallow from A Star Is Born, but it could certainly bring in a win if the Academy sees fit to go in a different ...
  • Main Song from A Star Is Born – Video and Lyrics from Shallow – by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper One of the top movie hits from 2018 is A Star is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, and their best film song is Shallow, a duet that slays everyone who hears it. It’s almost a perfect song, and it won the awards to prove it: Golden Globe Award for ...
  • In Da Club by 50 Cent – Video & Lyrics from the Happy Death Day 2U Trailer Happy Death Day is the most funny and outright cute horror film I’ve ever seen. It’s not scary at all (although the school mascot baby mask is genuinely hideous to behold.) I can’t believe I waited this long to watch it the first time. I wanted to get caught up ...
  • Lego Movie 2 – Video and Lyrics to Everything’s Not Awesome I was surprised how pleasantly musical the second official Lego movie was, with at least three, and perhaps four, really cheerily/moodily stand-out hits. The original Lego Movie only had the one notable Everything is Awesome tune. It was such an earworm that WB execs clearly decided to build on that base ...
  • The Lego Movie 2 – Video and Lyrics to Not Evil (by Tiffany Haddish) In a Lego Movie sequel full of big musical earworm hits, Tiffany Haddish managed to pull the house down with her showstopper Not Evil, as Queen Whatevra Wa’nabi explains that while she’s a completely totalitarian Duplo Queen, she’s honestly just sweet and loving, and completely misunderstood. (Also, her name makes meta ...
  • The Lego Movie 2 – Video and Lyrics to Catchy Song (This is song is gonna get stuck inside your head) One thing the Lego movies do so well is serving up fun, fantasmic, and catchy super-chipper songs, guaranteed to take over your brain for days and nights without cease. Good for them, right? That’s a good viral marketing goal for Legos…but it’s a little hard on us, the viewer, trying ...

Holiday Films

  • Movie Review – Shazam! – Great for Tweens, Less So for Adults I’ll start by setting the context: I love action/superhero movies, but never read any comics. So, I’m basing this review strictly on how I see the movie, not how it compares to any other body of work. The Good: While I definitely didn’t like the movie, I’m sure young boys under 12 ...
  • Best Roman-Themed Movies to Watch For The Ides of March Many people associate March 15th, the Ides of March, with the assassination of Julius Caesar…but the Ides of March had been around long before Caesar was bumped off by his friends. The Romans didn’t number days of the month from the first to the last; instead they counted backwards from three ...
  • Best Movies to Watch Over President’s Day Weekend Presidents Day Weekend! Time to get presidential and enjoy some flicks worthy of this American holiday. We’ve got movies listed here that are historical, comical, romantic, sci-fi-esque, or even just totally wacky — there’s something for everyone. Not in any particular order, here are the greatest movies to get you into ...
  • Lego Movie 2 Holiday Short – Christmas is Awesome I somehow missed this little video treat over the holidays, and maybe you did too. On the eve of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, it’s worth taking a peek at this short Christmas one-off taking place in the apocalyptic ruins of Bricksburg and the Lego Movie crew (including ...
  • Ring in the New Year With Harry and Sally I know there’s more than one movie associated with New Year’s Eve than When Harry Met Sally, but at the moment I can’t think of anything better. And on a re-watch, it still stands up beautifully through time. Ever meet someone you can’t stand at one point in your life, ...
  • Rewatch Movie Review – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation I kind of remember National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation as funnier than it is, through younger and rosier colored glasses. Sometimes things don’t really stand up to the passage of time, and this ‘Vacation’ movie from 1989 seems darker and a little bit meaner than I remember. It’s rather judgmental, taking ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Merry Friggin’ Christmas Merry Friggin’ Christmas was a strange, strange film to watch. It seemed to have the distinctive low production values of a Hallmark Holiday Special, yet somehow boasted the clout and cash flow to hire friggin’ Robin Williams as the co-star. (Not to mention Candice Bergen, in a throw-away role.) What ...
  • Classic Movie Re-Watch Review – It’s A Wonderful Life I have to watch It’s A Wonderful Life (IAWL) every year during the holidays. It’s just one of those movies like that annoying drunk uncle at the family reunion…. it never goes away. I revisited Bedford Falls yet again, and this time with my husband (Scott) because he had never seen it ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Bad Santa Billy Bob Thornton can act. He’s underrated, but shows a consistent range throughout his filmography. During the holiday season, he’s even got two popular rewatchable Christmas songs under his belt. He’s completely believable, whether he’s a smary President of the United States,  or the world’s meanest, drunkest Santa. Spoilers Ahead! And here’s ...
  • Love, Actually and Christmas Is All Around (That “Festering Turd of a Record”) Bill Nighy rocks. And in Love, Actually, he rocks even harder as a washed up, has-been rock star, an aging bad boy we can’t help but love. Also, he’s one of those actors I’m certain can do no wrong. Hear that, Nighy? We’re all in agreement here: RunPee loves you. 🙂 Love, ...
  • Movie Review – Once Upon A Deadpool   The Deadpool Before Christmas was hard to grade. I had to wonder if it’s better than the original Deadpool 2, if it added anything impressive to the canon, and if it’s worth spending your cash on what amounts to a re-tread of the same movie you saw last summer. For real ...
  • Deadpool PG-13 wants to Cure Cancer with Your Movie Money According to the Wikipedia, the PG-13 holiday special of The Deadpool Before Christmas only happened because Reynolds insisted charities should benefit. Awwww! I never knew Reynolds was secretly a sweetheart, but maybe we should have guessed it: he’s confirmed Deadpool is indeed a member of the Hogwarts House Hufflepuff, where ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Jim Carrey’s The Grinch (2000) Holy hell, this was directed by Ron Howard? Normally I love his touch. And as for Jim Carrey, I’ve always been a fan. Not with this. This is the Carrey equivalent of Bill Murrey’s Garfield: a true WTF? I imagine (and know for sure, based on my own great-niece’s preferences) some ...
  • A Merry Movie Christmas – The RunPee Family’s Favorite Holiday Films It’s that time of year again, when you can’t walk around in stores without hearing that Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, how mommy kissed Santa Claus, or that sad Last Christmas song by WHAM! In other words, ’tis the season to pay lip service to the holidays. (Ouch. I sound like a ...
  • The Weirdest Moments in Classic Christmas Specials Old Christmas TV specials can be downright bizarre. I grew up watching the animated cartoons like  Frosty the Snowman and The Grinch, and eagerly lapped up the clay stop-motions like Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and The Year Without a Santa Claus. Joyous holiday fun, right? Yes. And no. They’re enjoyable shorts, but ...
  • A Novice Rocky Review I’d never seen the original 1976 Rocky in the past, because it seemed to be a “boxing” movie, and watching people hit each other into a bloody mess has never been my bag. Somewhere along the line I watched Rocky III, which was a decent enough film. It was sad ...
  • Movie Rewatch Review — Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) I don’t know if you can technically call a 26-minute television Christmas Special a movie, but let’s go with it, since it’s almost Christmas, and I owe the nice people who like sappy holiday shows a kind-hearted review. Filmed in 1966 and based off the classic 1957 children’s tale by the ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Magic Stocking (half of it, maybe) I didn’t realize this was one of those Hallmark Specials until I already had my workout pad and weights all spread on the floor and got comfy. (Yes, a little fitness routine during my evening shows is comfort food for me.) But when “HallMark’s Magic Stocking” came onscreen, I gave my mother ...
  • The Deadpool Before Christmas We’re beside ourselves with Christmas joy over this one: IT’S THE DEADPOOL BEFORE CHRISTMAS!  What a fantastic gift for the fans. Ryan Reynolds is my new bestest friend. And then there’s Fred Savage, who’s just annoyed at the whole thing. He seriously needs to be booped on the nose. Really. Because ...
  • Thanksgiving Holiday Movies I originally thought there was just the one Thanksgiving movie: Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Turns out the RunPee fans stepped in to correct this error, and gave me a few more Thanksgiving films to consider. The first one to add is a 30 minute TV Special that comes annually on Turkey Day. ...
  • The Grinch Who Keeps Stealing Christmas With the newest incarnation of The Grinch in theaters this year, we thought it was time to take a look at the history of this mean green creature, who is both dastardly and oddly sympathetic. How The Grinch Stole Christmas  (1957) – The original kid’s book by Dr. Seuss is beloved, and for ...
  • Movie Review – Daddy’s Home 2 It’s been almost 24 hours since I saw the movie and I’m still laughing. This was perhaps THE funny movie of the Christmas season. I am really curious how it was on the set. It looked like they had so much fun. This cast was stupendous. Each and every actor was ...
  • Movie Review – Rise of the Guardians – A Great Holiday Film About Jack Frost A visually stunning movie that is destined to become a holiday classic, along with Rudolph and The Grinch. The overarching theme of The Rise of The Guardians revolves around Jack Frost finding his identity, and how important beliefs are in shaping reality. The importance of “finding your center” is explored by multiple ...

Fact vs. Fiction

  • Tom Hanks and Fred (Mr) Rogers are cousins Ancestry.com has discovered that Tom Hanks and Fred Rogers are sixth cousins. That’s made all the more relevant due to Tom Hanks playing Fred Rogers in the critically-acclaimed movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. (Bringing a whole new meaning to getting into character.) “It all just comes together, you see,” Hanks ...
  • What happened to Pete Miles – Ken’s son in Ford v Ferrari? Peter Miles was 14 years old — almost 15 —  at the time of his father’s fatal crash. Shortly after his father’s death, Peter went to work for Ken’s friend Dick Troutman at the Troutman and Barnes custom car shop in Culver City, CA. Peter worked there for 14 years. Peter ...
  • How to Avoid Being Eaten by a Shark In a Shark Movie (or real life) Like shark movies? Ever wonder WHY we enjoy these monster/disaster/fish bait movies so much? I wonder that myself. It’s not like they’re teaching us how to avoid being eaten alive, hunted like prey, or anything useful. So here’s the top ten ways to avoid becoming “chummy” with the sharks. (Get it? ...
  • Where is “Hell’s Kitchen” and how did it get the name? Like too many all of life’s crucial questions, there’s no definitive answer to either the where or the how, but there are many theories, all of which have some a degree of truth to them. The easiest one is the where. There is definitely a place that is officially “Googley” named Hell’s ...
  • 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 ...

Entertainment News

  • Star Wars Meets Star Trek – Holdo’s Last Jedi Sacrifice is the Picard Maneuver The coolest move in The Last Jedi depicted Admiral Holdo’s Resistance flagship making a super short hyperspace jump to destroy the First Order’s dreadnought. It’s a great tactic, if suicidal. And it worked. But if you’re a science fiction nut, you’ve seen this move before. Star Trek Remember the Picard Maneuver in Star ...
  • Who appears in every Star Wars movie? Do you know who appears in every Star Wars film? It used to be easy to answer this: until Solo, R2-D2 and C-3PO were in every film, even if just a short cameo, as in Rogue One. But squeezing them into Solo would have been pure fan-service and narratively unnecessary. We ...
  • What is the best all-time series franchise? So many movie franchises, so little time. While it’s easy for producers to add yet another movie to any long-running series, it’s not so easy to have every one of them qualify as good, quality films. And in some series, all are decent, but none are outstanding. How to decide ...
  • Never Surrender – A Galaxy Quest Retrospective I just smiled my ass off for 95 minutes. And you will too, if you’ve loved Galaxy Quest since it premiered in 1999. I’ve been telling everyone in earshot for decades that Galaxy Quest is one of the best “Star Trek” movies ever made. It was kind of fun to ...
  • Tom Hanks and Fred (Mr) Rogers are cousins Ancestry.com has discovered that Tom Hanks and Fred Rogers are sixth cousins. That’s made all the more relevant due to Tom Hanks playing Fred Rogers in the critically-acclaimed movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. (Bringing a whole new meaning to getting into character.) “It all just comes together, you see,” Hanks ...
  • What happened to Pete Miles – Ken’s son in Ford v Ferrari? Peter Miles was 14 years old — almost 15 —  at the time of his father’s fatal crash. Shortly after his father’s death, Peter went to work for Ken’s friend Dick Troutman at the Troutman and Barnes custom car shop in Culver City, CA. Peter worked there for 14 years. Peter ...
  • Disney announces release dates for upcoming MCU Phase 4 movies and Disney+ shows Okay, deep breath. Thanos is snapped away along with his minions, and Ironman (luv u 3000) is hanging out with his daughter in the Soul Stone. That’s the past. It’s time to create new stories, heroes, villains and get the MCU Phase 4 underway. Here’s the movie/TV lineup Disney has announced: 2020 May 1st, ...
  • Ray McKinnon in Ford v Ferrari – where have I seen him before? The actor Ray McKinnon plays Phil Remington in Ford v Ferrari — Le Mans ’66 for those on the right side of the Atlantic. Ray McKinnon may not be a household name — I had to look him up myself — but I recognized him straight away when I saw him because he ...
  • The Essential Kristen Stewart – Her Best Films The Charlie’s Angels reboot comes out soon, starring one of my favorite actresses: Kristen Stewart.  She began acting at age eight and has nineteen years of experience under her belt, giving her quite a resume.  So for anyone who wants to catch up on her career before the new movie, ...
  • A Buffy Revival – Vampires Spike and Angel Could Absolutely Do a Movie Note the following: David Boreanaz says he’s done playing Angel. Joss Whedon (creator, writer, editor, director, minor deity) has also said he’d make a Buffy movie if the heavens willed it so. We think David would return with the right offer. With Bones finished, isn’t he free now? And I don’t ...
  • Terminator TV Series: The Carlenator Ahoy there. Spoilers for Terminator: Dark Fate ahead! Terminator: Dark Fate isn’t blowing the doors off the box office. It opened with a slightly disappointing weekend of $29 million: $1 million below expectations. In fact, the past three Terminator movies (Salvation, Genisys, and Dark Fate) all failed to meet box office ...
  • Genetically modified mosquitoes coming soon to a theater near you Genetic scientists in Italy are using CRISPR to genetically modify mosquitoes so that they can’t transmit malaria. (Watch the 5 minute video below for details.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYAhyyLS8Rw How long before someone uses this as the basis for a movie about mosquitoes mistakenly modified to grow to the size of a pterodactyl? I’m calling it ...
  • Is Joker a standalone or part of the DC Extended Universe? The Joker (played by Joaquin Phoenix), is a standalone origin story, set in 1981 Gotham City, which tells the story of how the character Arthur Fleck , a failed stand-up comedian, turns to a life of crime and chaos. The Joker is the first in a series of movies and comics ...
  • The Essential Will Smith   Gemini Man opens October 11.  The name Will Smith has become synonymous with  sci-fi action films.  Smith has had a long and varied career, even if his genre roles are my favorite.  I’ve been a fan of his since I was a kid.  Somewhere I have a Soundtracks cassette of ...
  • Best Superhero Movies That Were Never Made Todd Philips’ controversial new film Joker opens this week.  It’s kind of amazing that a character piece with no connection to the DC Universe and no Batman in sight got the green light.  Many other movies aren’t so lucky.  Even movies with major talent attached to them.  Here’s a look ...
  • What You Need to Know to Watch the Downton Abbey Movie Have you seen or recently rewatched the UK six-season show Downton Abbey? Do you remember enough of it to make sense of the new film — one that doesn’t bother with any backstory exposition at all? Here’s a cheat sheet to remind you of what you need to know to enjoy ...
  • How to Avoid Being Eaten by a Shark In a Shark Movie (or real life) Like shark movies? Ever wonder WHY we enjoy these monster/disaster/fish bait movies so much? I wonder that myself. It’s not like they’re teaching us how to avoid being eaten alive, hunted like prey, or anything useful. So here’s the top ten ways to avoid becoming “chummy” with the sharks. (Get it? ...
  • Avengers Bests Avatar at Box Office – But Avatar Is Still #1 in My Heart Avatar is one of my all time favorite movies.  So I’m a little torn that Avengers: Endgame has broken its box office record. Yes, it’s cool that a superhero movie is now the reigning box office champ of all time. Endgame is the reigning champ And it’s an impressive feat wrapping up ...
  • Tears in the Rain – RIP to Icon Rutger Hauer Rutger Hauer sadly passed away July 19th, 2019. Hauer was a character actor best known for genre films.  His most famous and beloved role was the replicant (a type of cyborg) Roy Batty in the 1982 movie Blade Runner.  If Hauer had done nothing else, he would still be fondly ...
  • Movie Review – Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable Bethany Hamilton’s Unstoppable as a documentary is hard to grade. I’m going through a ‘shark movie’ phase, and there were no toothy predators here. I expected to see Bethany’s harrowing events, feeling gripped and scared along with viewing her traumatic experience. As it was, the documentary picks up only after the ...
  • Lion King – Animated vs Broadway vs Live Action The “live action” (actually CGI, folks) remake of The Lion King is hitting theaters.  This new version of the Disney 1994 classic features significant differences.  Now is a great time to return to Pride Rock — and revisit Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa, Mufasa, Zazu, and Rafiki — as we compare ...
  • John Wick-Chapter 4 announced John Wick: Parabellum unseated Avengers: Endgame as the number one box office draw this weekend. LionsGate studios rewarded fans with this text message: “You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming — May 21, 2021.” Read the entire story at IndieWire. https://www.indiewire.com/2019/05/john-wick-4-release-1202143419/ Please share and help RunPee ...
  • Aladdin –  Animated vs Stage vs Live Action The Aladdin remake will be flying into theaters soon.  This will be Disney’s third version of this popular story, including the 2014 Broadway musical.  So how does it compare to its predecessors? Let’s find out. NOTE:  Aladdin article contains SPOILERS.   Aladdin Sidekicks In the animated film, Aladdin has a monkey pal ...
  • How Captain Marvel Stole Shazam’s Name It’s no surprise that Captain Marvel and Shazam! both had movies released within weeks of each other this year.  Despite being from separate comic universes, the two superheroes have always been inextricably linked by a connection with their name. Shazam was the original Captain Marvel?! The DC Comics character Shazam was originally ...
  • First Star Wars Skywalker Trailer Breakdown I remember seeing Return of the Jedi in the theater at a very young age and falling in love with ewoks. For most of my life, there were only three Star Wars films (and a brilliant Mel Brooks parody of them). And the vague promise that maybe someday George Lucas ...