Everything wrong with Wonder Woman 1984 and suggestions to fix it
Wonder Woman 1984 (WW84) is an insult to storytelling. It’s popular to blame the writers and directors in cases like this, but I think it’s clear that the decision makers — asshats — at Warner Brothers are the real reason WW84 is so bad. There’s a great article over at ThePlaylist.com that goes […]
What does the ending of Palm Springs mean?
The three endings in the Groundhog Day themed movie Palm Springs have a little unpacking to do. Plus, dinosaurs. Let’s get to it. SPOILERS LIE AHEAD. Why does Nyles mention his dog? In the first end scene, Nyles and Sarah are lounging in the pool at his ‘safe house’ on November 10th, the real next day. […]
The 6 Most Epic Lightsaber Fights in Star Wars (plus 3 that didn’t make the cut)
So many Star Wars movies. So many lightsaber and “lightsaber-adjacent” fight scenes over 42 years. Which saber duels are the best, the most visually stunning, or emotionally moving? I don’t know much about sword technique (<—- we wrote about that here) beyond endlessly watching Lord of the Rings or Xena: Warrior Princess, but I know […]
5 Reasons Kylo Ren Is a Good Villain
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker opens soon. The wait is finally over. The Skywalker family will wrap up with this end to the storyline (though not the series). And audiences will get to take one last adventure with Rey, Leia, Lando, Chewie, Finn, Poe, C-3PO, and R2D2. It also means another visit […]
7 Hidden Clues/Humor You Might Have Missed in Knives Out.[Spoilers!]
So far, the RunPee Family watched Knives Out 7 times combined to do the Peetimes. Yes, it’s that hard! The movie is filled with clue Easter eggs. Like one of the characters says, “This guy pretty much lives in a clue board.” Watching it the second time the next day, I noticed so many things […]
Was The Infinity War Snap 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 reasoning and you […]
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 just kept on that […]
Each Dog Death in A Dog’s Journey
As the member of the RunPee Family subjected to this “family-friendly” horror-series of doggy deaths and near-deaths that I lovingly/dismissively term The Dog Trilogy, I thought I’d recount the ways that “Bailey” — the St Bernard mix that survives the end of A Dog’s Purpose — dies repeatedly in A Dog’s Journey. (This isn’t a […]
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 second Wick movie […]