Marvel Cinematic Universe: what is the best phase so far?
Debating what the best movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could occupy a good chunk of time, and, with a current roster of 31 movies (As of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania), we’d probably have a dozen movies getting a number one vote from a few people. But, a much easier question to pose is: what’s […]
Casino Royale – 1967 vs 2006
Two films forty years apart but based on the same source novel. It’s not Sherlock Holmes, A Christmas Carol, or even La Planète Des Singes but this story has a few twists in the story of getting it from paper to celluloid. It is Casino Royale: the first Bond novel written and, subject to debate, […]
Holy bladder-bursters Batman, your new film is almost 3 hours long
The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson as Batman, is set to open in theaters on March 4th, 2020. Brace yourself, because the movie runtime is reported to be two hours and fifty-five minutes (175 min), with the last eight minutes being the credits. It’s currently unknown if there is an extra scene during, or after, the end […]
Peeple’s Poll results for 2021
For those who don’t know, the Peeple’s Poll is the rating system we have in the RunPee app. Because our app is meant to be used during a movie we can ask users to provide their Expectation Rating before they see the movie. Then after the movie they can add their After Movie Rating. Ranked by […]
What was the best year for movies?
Some years produce a fine wine of great movies, others… Sour grapes. Let’s take a look at the IMDb.com top 1000 movies and see which years had the most movies make the cut. The first thing that sticks out to me is the recency bias. Every year since 1997 has at least 16 movies in […]
Star Trek Movies and the Bechdel Test — How do they stand up after all this time?
I wrote an article on how the Star Wars films stood up to the Bechdel Test, which is a simple measurement to determine whether any named female characters have a conversation about something other than men. This is not a stance for feminist debate so much as an observation. For what it’s worth, lets dive […]
Thoughts on Monster Universe Rewatch before Godzilla vs Kong
I did a rewatch of Godzilla 2014, Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters in preparation for the release of Godzilla vs King Kong this week (March 31st) in theaters and on HBO Max. Godzilla 2014 When Godzilla came out in 2014 I gave it a C. It was enjoyable, but lacking. Upon […]
8 Amazing TV Shows about the College Experience
There are lots of TV shows and dashing movies about college life. Although they have the same tropes, they are very different in the genre and approach. It is understandable as college life has so many aspects to it. It can be anything like a new social circle, a new academic curriculum, a part-time job, […]
Jill’s Top 10 Movies of 2020
Well, let’s start by saying 2020 sucked, movie-wise. At least in the theatrical releases. With the pandemic keeping us inside, theaters have been (mostly) closed all year — tough for film fanatics like us. The trickle of new wide release films hasn’t provided much in the way of outstanding offerings: I’ve had to fill in […]
Golden Man’s Top 10 Movies of 2020
How do you choose the top 10 movies of 2020? I wish I knew an easy way to choose the top 10 movies of 2020. But the truth is it’s like trying to pick your favorite child: there are so precious few of them. Looking at the “Movies Seen 2020” list on my phone depresses […]