Superheroes & Action

  • Movie Review – The Peanut Butter Falcon Absolutely: a fantastic movie. I am so happy to unreservedly award an A+ to Peanut Butter Falcon. I smiled the whole time. THIS is how to make a funny, heartwarming film that never overtly panders to maudlin sentimentality. The laughs are earned, and aren’t always PG. I haven’t enjoyed a dramatic ...
  • Movie Review – Angel Has Fallen I did the Peetimes and reviews for the previous two movies in this series. (And by the way, you don’t need to see or remember the other movies to appreciate this one. It stands on its own pretty well.) I checked the archives and I gave the first movie Olympus Has ...
  • Movie Review – Ready or Not Ready Or Not, here I come with my review. This was an awesome movie. I had so much fun watching it, just like playing hide and seek when I was a kid…kind of…we didn’t have all the cool weapons and no one ever died. I loved the originality. I’m trying to think ...
  • Preview Movie Review – Bad CGI Sharks RunPee was fortunate enough to secure a screener movie to review during our infamous, annual Shark Binge (which consists of just me, but I do this every year in the summer until even I get sharked out.) Bad CGI Sharks is a strange beast (pun incidental). In spite of the “bad” ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Movie Review – Dora and the Lost City of Gold   There’s a lot of great kid movies out right now that adults can enjoy: Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Aladdin and Secret Life of Pets 2. I saw three of the four twice and recommend all highly for people of any age. Unfortunately, can’t say the same for Dora and ...
  • Movie Review – The Kitchen Andrea Berloff did a fantastic job writing and directing the Kitchen. There are no wasted scenes in this tightly edited film. Everything follows from one step to the next. The characters are very well defined, and evolve during the movie for obvious reasons. The three actors — Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, ...
  • Movie Review – Brian Banks   I really love movies based on a true story. I’m always curious to see how the storyline will play out, and if it seems grossly embellished or not. Brian Banks is relatable and “reel” on so many levels. Yes, this movie can be categorized into the files of the “MeToo Movement” ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Essential Tarantino – What to watch before Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Tarantino just released his ninth film, Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood.  The movie follows the lives of fictional characters actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), and real life actress Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), in the days before the Manson Family murders.  The movie ...
  • Movie Review – Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw IMDb categorizes Hobbs & Shaw as: “action, adventure”. I think they should add “comedy” to that as well. The odd couple relationship between Hobbs & Shaw has been building since their “relationship” began in Fast and the Furious 7, and they milk it to great effect in this movie while ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10 Most Exciting Scenes (with video clips) from the Fast and The Furious Franchise I just watched the entire Fast and the Furious oeuvre, and here are my Top 10 Favorite F&F Action Scenes. It’s listed from top to bottom, with Number 1 being the BEST scene. Agree, disagree? Comment below which scenes you thought were most exciting after viewing the clips here. I ...
  • 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 ...
  • Movie Review – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is, without question, the least enjoyable movie I’ve ever given an A+ to. The writing and directing are some of Tarantino’s best. The acting was as good as you’ll see. Leonardo DiCaprio was at his best, which let’s face it: is the best ever. Brad ...
  • 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 ...
  • Movie Review – The Art of Self-Defense The Art of Self Defense blew me away. These are my favorite moments in the RunPee Universe. When RunPee Dan asked me to do this movie, I thought to myself, “Great; he’s punishing me for something.” Well ha ha, jokes on you, big brother. Little sister loved it. The story itself ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  • Easter Eggs in Aladdin and The Lion King – Disney Finally Loosens Up Who knew classic, straight-laced, non-Pixar, Original Flavor Disney would start using Easter Eggs? It’s possible they’ve been doing this all along and I haven’t noticed, but usually there’s not a whiff of cross-pollination between, say, Princess properties. No nods to Snow White in Sleeping Beauty, for example, even though both ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Movie Review – The Lion King (2019) If you’re not a Lion King fan, then I think you’ll find the 2019  live action (CGI, really) version more enjoyable than the animated one, based on more humor and the outstanding cinematography. For my part, I feel a little numb because I effectively watched the movie three times today working ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Lion King – Can Disney Remake a Masterpiece? My two cents worth as I anticipate The Lion King this week. I’m fascinated to see how Disney can remake a masterpiece. The original movie was amazing, and the stage musical was also, in an entirely different way. When my daughter, Destiny, and I saw the musical in Chicago, we ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.) ...
  • Movie Review – Yesterday The only reason I didn’t give Yesterday an A+ is that, at least for now, I don’t think it’s as good as Love Actually — both written by Richard Curtis — and both are very similar. Yesterday checks all the boxes for a great film: it’s terribly well acted; the pacing ...
  • Movie Review – Men in Black: International It isn’t that there’s much wrong with MiB International so much as there isn’t anything right about it: the humor is middling; the pacing is choppy; and the plot/character development is bland. I can’t complain about the acting. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson did good enough with what they had to ...
  • What Makes Men In Black Tick? Looking Back on the MIB Series and Why It Works Note: contains minor spoilers for the Men in Black trilogy Men In Black: International opens this week.  Now is as good a time as any to revisit the series and examine it.  What makes these films so successful?  What is their secret?  Let’s take a look at the original trilogy to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rewatch Movie Review – Stardust – A Great Vintage Fantasy Film “A philosopher once asked, “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?” Pointless, really…”Do the stars gaze back?” Now that’s a question.” And with those opening lines we are immediately enchanted by the world of “Stardust” (2007). And enchanting is ...
  • Want to be a MIB? A Satirical Review of the Original Men in Black (1997) *Flash* Everyone listen now: what you may think you just experienced is a house party with drunk teenagers and a crazy, lonely lady. In actuality, you traveled back in time 22 years to help us, the Men in Black, save the galaxy from an alien invasion. We’re looking for some new ...
  • Movie Review – The Secret Life of Pets 2   So here is what I hope: The Secret Life of Pets becomes its own universe, much like the Minions, and we can continue to enjoy the antics of Max, Duke and Snowball. There’s so much story left to tell about these citified critters who can’t stop getting into mischief. And ...
  • First View Movie Review – Jumanji (1995) Adoring as I do Jumanji 2: Welcome to the Jungle — my favorite film of 2017 — I looked forward to finally watching the original Jumanji with Robin Williams. My understanding was the game updates itself for its era, meaning the 1995  game would be a vintage style board game ...
  • Movie Review – X-Men: Dark Phoenix The X-Men Universe, produced by 20th Century Fox,  had a twenty year run. Now that it’s over, they should be applauded for the influence they’ve had on the superhero movie genre. Fox movie assets are now owned by Disney. That means the X-Men can, at some point, be wrapped into the ...
  • A Godzilla Newbie Watches King of the Monsters Having not seen any of the previous Godzilla movies, I’m not sure what I was expecting going in to see this 4th film. I had no notion what was coming, other than ‘large monsters destroying cities’. The beginning of the movie does a fair job filling the viewer in to ...
  • Every X-Men Film Explained Dark Phoenix marks the 12th film in the X-Men franchise.  While there is still one more X-Men film in the can, this will be our last journey with this set of characters.  Now that Disney owns both Fox and Marvel, they will supposedly reboot the franchise at some point and ...
  • All Modern Godzilla Movies, Ranked I’m not a die-hard Godzilla fan, but I’ve gone on a bit of a giant lizard binge-watch lately. I’m happy to admit Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the best one yet. Not only did the big beasties get plenty of screentime, but the people plots didn’t entirely suck. People and entire ...
  • 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 ...

Rewatches & Virgin Reviews

  • 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 ...
  • How to Binge Watch Downton Abbey Before The Movie 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 ...
  • Newbie Movie Review – Suicide Squad (2016) Surprise, Surprise. Justice League is Actually a Good DC Flick Movie Truism: Maybe going into a movie with low expectations makes it better. I didn’t bother to see DC’s highly anticipated 2016 Suicide Squad in the theaters because it was so lowly-regarded among critics and viewers alike. So I just let ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) I miss a lot of animated features working for RunPee, since that’s really RunPee Mom’s genre, and I see mostly science fiction, fantasy, and superhero blockbusters. So little gems like Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs from Sony’s Animation Studio frequently slip past my radar for years. I just caught ...
  • Rewatch Movie Review – Stardust – A Great Vintage Fantasy Film “A philosopher once asked, “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?” Pointless, really…”Do the stars gaze back?” Now that’s a question.” And with those opening lines we are immediately enchanted by the world of “Stardust” (2007). And enchanting is ...
  • Want to be a MIB? A Satirical Review of the Original Men in Black (1997) *Flash* Everyone listen now: what you may think you just experienced is a house party with drunk teenagers and a crazy, lonely lady. In actuality, you traveled back in time 22 years to help us, the Men in Black, save the galaxy from an alien invasion. We’re looking for some new ...
  • First View Movie Review – Jumanji (1995) Adoring as I do Jumanji 2: Welcome to the Jungle — my favorite film of 2017 — I looked forward to finally watching the original Jumanji with Robin Williams. My understanding was the game updates itself for its era, meaning the 1995  game would be a vintage style board game ...
  • A Godzilla Newbie Watches King of the Monsters Having not seen any of the previous Godzilla movies, I’m not sure what I was expecting going in to see this 4th film. I had no notion what was coming, other than ‘large monsters destroying cities’. The beginning of the movie does a fair job filling the viewer in to ...
  • Every X-Men Film Explained Dark Phoenix marks the 12th film in the X-Men franchise.  While there is still one more X-Men film in the can, this will be our last journey with this set of characters.  Now that Disney owns both Fox and Marvel, they will supposedly reboot the franchise at some point and ...
  • Rewatch Review – A Look Back at The Hunger Games Series The Hunger Games, My current favorite franchise. Again… Last night I wasn’t in the mood for TV. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to watch a movie, read a book, play the PS4…On a whim, I started the Vudu app on the fire stick and browsed my digital copy collection. When ...
  • Rewatch Review – Godzilla (1998) – More overthinking than this film deserves I really don’t want to make this a long review, since the movie’s trash and it’s not worth a lot of my day. I say all this in advance and with apologies to Matthew Broderick, who’s a fine actor. Broderick is always adorable, and can normally pull a film out any ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Godzilla (2014) – Not as bad as the last one Did this movie do Godzilla right? Yes,  better than the previous Godzilla. How’s that for a ringing endorsement? (It isn’t.) The 2014 Godzilla HAD to be an improvment over the  1998s  Matthew Broderick mess, just to even things out. But I’ll save that for its own review. In case you find the ...
  • Rewatch Review – Disney’s Animated Aladdin (1992) – A Classic Film with Deeply Modern Flaws The animated Aladdin of 1992 is a beloved Disney classic. It’s one of the great films of the Disney Renaissance Era, and features A Whole New World, a TOP EVER song of ever in the the Disney oeuvre. Yet parts of Aladdin are deeply problematic to modern audiences. Disney is ...

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. I ...
  • 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 by. Please ...
  • 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 ...

Movie Analysis

  • 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 – 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)

  • 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 – 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 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, ...
  • 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 ...

Lyrics, Movie Music & Soundtracks

  • 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. I ...
  • 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 ...
  • Russian Doll Theme Song – Gotta Get Up Video & Lyrics (Netflix Does Groundhog Day) Have you binged the new Netflix show Russian Doll? Season One is only eight episodes (a half hour each) long, and I snapped them up like candy all on one night. What makes that even better was I watched it on February 2, that oddball American holiday known as Groundhog ...

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

  • 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

  • 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 ...
  • 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? 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 ...