Superheroes & Action

  • 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 ...
  • Are We Sure These Wick Movies Aren’t Another Version Of The Matrix? I’ve gotta say, I disagree with RunPee Dan’s John Wick 3 review on Parabellum. Some of what he says holds true with the choreography and perhaps the length of the film.  But I didn’t get bored with the action. Very light, vague John Wick Parabellum spoilers lie ahead… The end of the ...
  • Movie Review – John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum (Not as good as the first two) I loved the first two John Wick movies, especially the first, which really brought new life to the action genre. But I found myself getting bored by the monotonous action in John Wick Parabellum. I think the movie might have been better if it had been a little shorter. Many of ...
  • Interview with John Wick director Chad Stahelski – from stunt double to director Remember the 1990s movie The Crow, staring Brandon Lee who was tragically shot on set during filming? In order to finish the movie, a young Chad Stahelski went from stunt double to actor double. Now here he is, decades later, as one of the brightest new directors in Hollywood. Read the full ...
  • Is Godzilla: King of the Monsters a Sequel to Kong: Skull Island? The trailers for the new Godzilla movie have been amazing, but the marketing campaign isn’t the clearest.  What’s there to know besides the fact that awesome-looking monsters are going to destroy things for our entertainment?   For the true movie lover? Plenty. Here are the connections they aren’t advertising. There’s a ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Avengers Cameo – That random kid in Endgame is someone we’ve seen before 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • A Happy Shazam Review – A delightful time in the DC universe (for once) I’d heard from the rest of the RunPee Family that Shazam was a disappointing remake, even though I had big hopes DC would finally put out a fun, lithe, winsome feature, with a superhero I could have fun with (unlike Batman, Supes and the rest of the grim gang). Sadly, ...
  • Movie Review – Hellboy – Wow. So, so, so bad. Going into the movie I didn’t expect much. The trailer looked promising, so I gave the movie a pre-movie rating of 75/100 in the Peeple’s Poll in the RunPee app. Right from the start the movie had problems. They launched directly into a voice-over narration — rarely a good choice. (I ...
  • 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 ...
  • Do you know what SHAZAM! Stands For? Shazam is not actually a name.  It’s not an expletive either, although shouting SHAZAM! sounds like one. Shazam is shorthand for various mythical gods and demi-gods who lend their immense powerful attributes to a chosen DC Champion. Do you know offhand who these mythological Shazam characters reference? Maybe you can guess. ...
  • 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, ...
  • Spoiler Avoidance Strategies If You Can’t See Endgame Opening Night Chances are good most Marvel fans won’t get to see the long-awaited Avengers: Endgame film on April 26th’s opening night. There just won’t be any tickets left. If you’ve been following the 22-movie superhero saga, waiting will be hard to handle. Damn hard. Some of us are feverish with hope ...
  • 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 ...
  • Avengers Endgame Tickets Selling for $9,199 on Ebay as MCU Fans Lose Their Minds People are buying Avengers: Endgame opening night tickets for $500 a piece on eBay. Yes. We live in a world where this is now a thing. …UPDATE 4/6/19: There is now a sold listing on eBay with pair of tickets for $9,199 for April 28. (See screenshot below.)That’s two nights AFTER ...

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Interview with John Wick director Chad Stahelski – from stunt double to director Remember the 1990s movie The Crow, staring Brandon Lee who was tragically shot on set during filming? In order to finish the movie, a young Chad Stahelski went from stunt double to actor double. Now here he is, decades later, as one of the brightest new directors in Hollywood. Read the full ...
  • Is Godzilla: King of the Monsters a Sequel to Kong: Skull Island? The trailers for the new Godzilla movie have been amazing, but the marketing campaign isn’t the clearest.  What’s there to know besides the fact that awesome-looking monsters are going to destroy things for our entertainment?   For the true movie lover? Plenty. Here are the connections they aren’t advertising. There’s a ...
  • 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 ...
  • RIP Star Wars Hero Chewbacca – Peter Mayhew is Dead I was born in 1978.  I have never known a world without Peter Mayhew.  Until now.  I have never met the man.  I know very little about him personally.  What I do know is the joy he brought me throughout my life via his portrayal of the beloved Star Wars ...
  • Movie Review – UglyDolls – Best for toddlers, but a good message for all children Ugly Dolls is 87 minutes of bright color, almost constant motion, and singing — so much singing — which will make your toddler dizzy with delight. Parents will need to go to the nearest Starbucks for a jolt of caffeine before driving home. The theme of the movie — learning to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Avengers Cameo – That random kid in Endgame is someone we’ve seen before 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • A Happy Shazam Review – A delightful time in the DC universe (for once) I’d heard from the rest of the RunPee Family that Shazam was a disappointing remake, even though I had big hopes DC would finally put out a fun, lithe, winsome feature, with a superhero I could have fun with (unlike Batman, Supes and the rest of the grim gang). Sadly, ...
  • Movie Review – Hellboy – Wow. So, so, so bad. Going into the movie I didn’t expect much. The trailer looked promising, so I gave the movie a pre-movie rating of 75/100 in the Peeple’s Poll in the RunPee app. Right from the start the movie had problems. They launched directly into a voice-over narration — rarely a good choice. (I ...
  • Do you know what SHAZAM! Stands For? Shazam is not actually a name.  It’s not an expletive either, although shouting SHAZAM! sounds like one. Shazam is shorthand for various mythical gods and demi-gods who lend their immense powerful attributes to a chosen DC Champion. Do you know offhand who these mythological Shazam characters reference? Maybe you can guess. ...
  • 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, ...
  • Spoiler Avoidance Strategies If You Can’t See Endgame Opening Night Chances are good most Marvel fans won’t get to see the long-awaited Avengers: Endgame film on April 26th’s opening night. There just won’t be any tickets left. If you’ve been following the 22-movie superhero saga, waiting will be hard to handle. Damn hard. Some of us are feverish with hope ...
  • 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 ...
  • Avengers Endgame Tickets Selling for $9,199 on Ebay as MCU Fans Lose Their Minds People are buying Avengers: Endgame opening night tickets for $500 a piece on eBay. Yes. We live in a world where this is now a thing. …UPDATE 4/6/19: There is now a sold listing on eBay with pair of tickets for $9,199 for April 28. (See screenshot below.)That’s two nights AFTER ...
  • The 59 Hour MCU Rewatch Marathon Means the RunPee App is a MUST Have for Your Bladder AMC Theaters announced they are doing a 59 hour movie marathon of all 22 MCU movies before the premier of Avengers: Endgame. That’s everything and everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Iron Man 1 (2008) to Captain Marvel (2019)…followed by an early screening of Endgame. We are talking 59 hours and ...

Rewatches & Virgin Reviews

  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Does It Better than The Hustle – A Rewatch Review Although Dirty Rotten Scoundrels came out 30 years ago, it’s still the movie to beat when compared with the 2019 female-led remake The Hustle. Starring Steve Martin, Michael Cain, and Glenne Headley (who died last year — RIP), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels provides a witty journey with a pair of cons ...
  • 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 – 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Run Lola Run – A Rewind Review for a Rewind Loop Film Even though I’ve only seen this movie one other time, it’s one of my favorites.  There’s plenty to love about Lola.  The premise is simple: Lola has twenty minutes to raise the money to save her boyfriend Manni’s life.  Each failed attempt causes the clock to reset Groundhog Day-style.  Except ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rewatch Review – Mary Poppins – The Original & Classic Film As we approach the Oscar season, I decided to rewatch the original Mary Poppins (MP). I’m certainly torn as to which one is better, considering that Mary Poppins Returns is not a remake; it’s a continuation of the Banks family drama. I love Julia Andrews and Emily Blunt as Mary ...
  • Virgin Review – 22 Jump Street (and that truly incredible end credits scene) 22 Jump Street seemed like it would continue the precedent set in 21 Jump Street (and we’re talking about the 2012 & 2014 movies, not the 1980s Johnny Depp TV show), and in one sense, it did. It took two young(ish)-looking cops and sent them undercover as kids. In 21, ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – 21 Jump Street 21 Jump Street is a sweet little film that flew under my radar until last night. When my mother DVRed it (and subsequent sequel 22 Jump Street) to her TV for our movie night, I was confused. Wasn’t this a TV show? A cop procedural from the 80s? She promised me ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Movie Review – Vice – Deeply Funny But Tonally Strange I’ll start by saying that I did enjoy Vice a lot — however, there were some really funny lines, usually followed by some dramatic dialog, or blood-letting of some sort — and that’s where I have a problem. The humor at times was outrageous (wait till you see the scene ...
  • 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 ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Footloose (1984) Somehow, I’ve never seen the original Footloose before. I did catch the remake a few months back and found it mildly awful. I figured the iconic original would impress me more. It did. But only by a small margin. I cannot figure out why this movie has iconic status, much less be considered ...
  • Movie Rewatch Review – Elf Elf is one of those rare truly rewatchably joyous, feel-good family films that everyone, everyone likes. I’ve never met a child or even cranky grownup that doesn’t get animated and shout, “Santa! I KNOW him!”, or spout off a very mildly sly or just plain silly line from this highly ...
  • 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 ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Planet of the Apes (2001) Who knew Tim Burton could direct a grand scale epic adventure? I always thought his specialty was weirdos doing wacky things. But I was surprised and pleased with how much I enjoyed this 2001 version of Planet of the Apes, especially since I’m not impressed with the more recent trilogy. I ...
  • Movie Rewatch Review – The Birdcage When The Birdcage opened as a feature film in 1997, I don’t remember people being quite so terrified of gay men…so it surprised me, 21 years later, to see such fear in the hearts of the young straight couple to admit the groom-to-be had two fathers. Or, as this movie ...
  • 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 Three Types of Movie Reviews at RunPee At RunPee.com, we write plenty of movie reviews. A lot (and I mean a LOT, like literally hundreds and possibly a thousand) of insightful write-ups, upon viewing 10 years of films… all to get you Peetimes for the RunPee app. New, current reviews can be read on either our blog, or ...

Movie Analysis

  • 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 maybe ...
  • 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 other ...
  • 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 this ...
  • 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 with ...
  • 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 get ...
  • 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 money ...
  • 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 nice ...
  • 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 could ...
  • 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 as ...
  • 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 RunPee ...
  • 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 important ...
  • 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 share ...
  • 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. Thanks ...
  • 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 me. ...
  • 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, and ...
  • 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 my ...
  • 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? How ...
  • Quiz – Chris Pratt – Not the New Kid in Town Anymore Chris Pratt became a hot item after the first Guardians of the Galaxy hit the big screen. Follow that up with the revival of the dinosaur franchise with Jurassic World, throw in an animated starring role voice for the Lego Universe, and you’ve got the busiest guy in show biz. And don’t forget one-off ...
  • James McAvoy Quiz – One Huge Personality…or is it Many Different Personalities?   James McAvoy is today’s hottest star. Let’s pay tribute to him by taking this short quiz. I’ll give you the plot — you give me the movie. Thanks for stopping by and taking my quiz. Here’s a great idea…share it with the person closest to you.  Unless you’re on a bus, ...

Movie Analysis

  • 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 – long breakdown to describe what you just saw (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)

  • 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 – long breakdown to describe what you just saw (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 missing item [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 Cameo – That random kid in Endgame is someone we’ve seen before 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, ...
  • Spoiler Avoidance Strategies If You Can’t See Endgame Opening Night Chances are good most Marvel fans won’t get to see the long-awaited Avengers: Endgame film on April 26th’s opening night. There just won’t be any tickets left. If you’ve been following the 22-movie superhero saga, waiting will be hard to handle. Damn hard. Some of us are feverish with hope ...
  • Avengers Endgame Tickets Selling for $9,199 on Ebay as MCU Fans Lose Their Minds People are buying Avengers: Endgame opening night tickets for $500 a piece on eBay. Yes. We live in a world where this is now a thing. …UPDATE 4/6/19: There is now a sold listing on eBay with pair of tickets for $9,199 for April 28. (See screenshot below.)That’s two nights AFTER ...
  • What’s New in the RunPee App Version 5.0 – Movie posters can can draw on, MCU Peetimes at a glance, and much more! We slaved a while over this one, but we’re proud to present the latest update to the RunPee app. This version has a way to be creative and make personalized movie designs using your finger as a brush; an exclusive MCU film hub where RunPee collected every Peetime for ALL ...
  • The 59 Hour MCU Rewatch Marathon Means the RunPee App is a MUST Have for Your Bladder AMC Theaters announced they are doing a 59 hour movie marathon of all 22 MCU movies before the premier of Avengers: Endgame. That’s everything and everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Iron Man 1 (2008) to Captain Marvel (2019)…followed by an early screening of Endgame. We are talking 59 hours and ...
  • The Ending of Endgame – Breaking News From RunPee HQ: We have new information leaked about the end scene of Endgame. A reliable contact at Marvel Studios just informed RunPee about the upcoming Avengers: Endgame post-credit scene. Picture this: Tony Stark suddenly wakes in a cave in Afghanistan. The ENTIRE story up to now has been nothing more than ...
  • Peetimes Coming for Avengers Endgame BEFORE OPENING NIGHT The scheduled runtime for Avengers Endgame is 3:02. That’s three hours and two bladder cramping minutes. And you know there will be extra scenes, so don’t think you can skip out on the end credits. [UPDATE 1: Surprisingly, there are no extra scenes, but there is an audio-only extra at the very ...
  • Marvel Phase 4 Predictions – Some MCU Sure-Fire Guesses While Marvel isn’t confirming which films will be filling which dates in Phase 4 until after Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, there are some things we do know.  Black Widow’s stand-alone film will be one of them.  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will also be one, but it will be ...
  • Captain Marvel vs the Internet Trolls – A Common New Film Controversy Even before Captain Marvel began battling the Skrulls in theaters on March 7, she was facing another foe online: internet trolls.  On Rotten Tomatoes, the comment section for the Marvel film was filled with negative reviews before it opened.  Some were most likely in response to comments star Brie Larson ...

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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 ...

Entertainment News

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Endgame Pee Planning from Rudd, Ruffalo & RunPee Avengers: Endgame is a looooong film. Even the MCU actors are perplexed by fan questions about peeing during their three-hour movie extravaganza. Producer Kevin Feige just claims you can’t leave your seat ever, not at all, and must stay to watch Every. Single. Scene. Thanks, Feige. This isn’t like some Jedi ...
  • RunPee’s MovieMeme Designs – So easy, a “meme moron” like me can make one RunPee now offers MovieMemes on the app for you to play with! As the resident tech-moron within the RunPee Family, I wanted to proudly show off my new mad skillz in the movie poster graphics department. I’ve even got some easy little hacks to make your exciting movie artwork look somewhat ...
  • 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 ...
  • Spoiler Avoidance Strategies If You Can’t See Endgame Opening Night Chances are good most Marvel fans won’t get to see the long-awaited Avengers: Endgame film on April 26th’s opening night. There just won’t be any tickets left. If you’ve been following the 22-movie superhero saga, waiting will be hard to handle. Damn hard. Some of us are feverish with hope ...
  • Avengers Endgame Tickets Selling for $9,199 on Ebay as MCU Fans Lose Their Minds People are buying Avengers: Endgame opening night tickets for $500 a piece on eBay. Yes. We live in a world where this is now a thing. …UPDATE 4/6/19: There is now a sold listing on eBay with pair of tickets for $9,199 for April 28. (See screenshot below.)That’s two nights AFTER ...
  • What’s New in the RunPee App Version 5.0 – Movie posters can can draw on, MCU Peetimes at a glance, and much more! We slaved a while over this one, but we’re proud to present the latest update to the RunPee app. This version has a way to be creative and make personalized movie designs using your finger as a brush; an exclusive MCU film hub where RunPee collected every Peetime for ALL ...
  • The 59 Hour MCU Rewatch Marathon Means the RunPee App is a MUST Have for Your Bladder AMC Theaters announced they are doing a 59 hour movie marathon of all 22 MCU movies before the premier of Avengers: Endgame. That’s everything and everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Iron Man 1 (2008) to Captain Marvel (2019)…followed by an early screening of Endgame. We are talking 59 hours and ...
  • Is Shazam Part of the DC Universe or a Stand-Alone Film? How Shazam Could Fix the DCEU Rest assured, there is an actual answer here. According to every reliable internet source, Shazam is indeed set within the larger universe of the DC superheroes, at least from the ‘official DCEU starting point’ with Man of Steel, in 2013. Just so we’re all clear, DCEU stands for the DC Extended ...
  • The Ending of Endgame – Breaking News From RunPee HQ: We have new information leaked about the end scene of Endgame. A reliable contact at Marvel Studios just informed RunPee about the upcoming Avengers: Endgame post-credit scene. Picture this: Tony Stark suddenly wakes in a cave in Afghanistan. The ENTIRE story up to now has been nothing more than ...
  • Marvel Phase 4 Predictions – Some MCU Sure-Fire Guesses While Marvel isn’t confirming which films will be filling which dates in Phase 4 until after Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, there are some things we do know.  Black Widow’s stand-alone film will be one of them.  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will also be one, but it will be ...
  • Captain Marvel vs the Internet Trolls – A Common New Film Controversy Even before Captain Marvel began battling the Skrulls in theaters on March 7, she was facing another foe online: internet trolls.  On Rotten Tomatoes, the comment section for the Marvel film was filled with negative reviews before it opened.  Some were most likely in response to comments star Brie Larson ...
  • Top 10 Films Set in Ireland to Watch on St Patrick’s Day Weekend If you’ve never been to Ireland (I have and loved it), then these 10 movies will give you a thirst for Guinness Beer and a craving for corned beef, cabbage and potatoes. Pull out this list for March 17th on St Patrick’s Day, or anytime you get a wistful hankering ...
  • RunPee Guest Post Guidelines – Write for RunPee.com (and be as opinionated as you like) The RunPee Family is happy to publish posts from movie geeks with interesting entertainment opinions on RunPee.com. Or even non-geeks with thoughtful reviews of any movie category are welcome – we have a lot of film coverage blind spots. Here are our submission guidelines: What you get from RunPee Your own linked ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Binge Watch Review – Russian Doll (A Netflix Groundhog Day themed series) Russian Doll is the latest show to hit Netflix, and it has a great theme crossing the line between Groundhog Day and Happy Death Day…(and the new Happy Death Day 2U), and what’s even better, this is an entire series and not just one episode (or movie) with a repeating groundhog ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Lego Movie 2 – Super Cool Song by Beck (video and lyrics from the end credit scene) One of the fun surprises about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is how it became a full-blown musical ensemble, unlike in the three previous Lego films, which had only the one notable song (Everything is Awesome). In Lego 2, there was a moody reprise of Everything is (Not) ...