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  • Oh Look! It’s Him Again! – Recognizing Actor Timothy Spall
    “There’s the funny-looking character actor who plays the same role every time. But I’m the funny-looking character actor who plays many different kinds.” – Timothy Spall Tim Spall is one of those brilliant, chameleonic actors who can turn his hand to any role but — probably because he isn’t a classically ...
  • Here Are The Foreign Movies You Should Watch On Netflix
    When Parasite won four Oscars (can you believe that was this year?), director Bong Joon-ho said that you open yourself up to a whole world of content if you can just accept the couple of inches of subtitles. Anyone who has watched non-English movies and series can attest to this. The ...
  • Sunday’s Panels at Comic Con San Diego 2020 – Free, Online Edition
    The last day! I’ll miss getting up and wandering over to my laptop to be a part of this each day. And I didn’t even have to figure out costumes this year! I did wear geeky fan tees.) Sundays tend to be full of the How To of being a ...
  • Saturday’s Panels at Comic Con San Diego 2020 – Free, Online Edition
    Saturday! The top day of every annual Comic Con. Here are the online panels for the biggest of San Diego Comic [email protected] Home. You can find all these on You Tube now, for free, although I’m not sure how long they will be available. Not all these all panels are in ...
  • Thursday’s Panels at Comic Con San Diego 2020 – Online Edition
    Today’s running notes on [email protected]…Thursday July 23, 2020: 10am PST – Star Trek Universe Panel They just announced Star Trek: Prodigy on Nickleodeon for kids. I’m not hopeful, but will wait and see. There’s announcement about NAACPLDF.org/StarTrekUnited — Sign up to help promote tolerance and a better life for all (and marginalized people, ...
  • San Diego Comic Con 2020 – My geeky T-shirts during the online convention
    Comic Con is online this week, and free this year (due to the pandemic cancelling the real thing). Anyone can join anywhere in the world, with no need to sign in or wait in line. :- ) Here’s the entire schedule of thousands of panels and exhibits, starting today (Wed the ...
  • Happy Birthday! Sir Patrick Stewart turns 80 – a retrospective of an extraordinary actor
    Sir Patrick Stewart turns 80 this year. Happy Picard Day Birthday! The man’s been around the world of entertainment for over sixty years. Film and TV mind you, not just theatre, but it wasn’t until towards the end of the last millennium that he ‘appeared’. Making it so Surprised that Star Trek ...
  • There’s an E.T. sequel and it’s awesome
    I just finished watching E.T. for basically the first time. I only saw it one time in 1982, and 38 years later didn’t remember anything beyond the “Phone Home” shtick. I wrote this grand review about the symbolism in E.T. with a lot of thoughts tending towards the introspective. I ...
  • The validity of movie rating systems
    I hope everyone knows you can’t trust any statistics someone gives you if they’re trying to sell you something. Whether it’s the criminally inaccurate graphs that frequent a FOX News story or “4 out of 5 dentists” recommend Brand X toothpaste. Numbers don’t lie, but people… They lie all the ...
  • Turning pandemic into opportunity – how two men gamed the system to create a movie that reached #1 at the box office
    Many people are turning the boredom of the Covid-19 lockdown into opportunity, by using the time to learn or improve on a skill they’ve wanted to attain. Or finishing projects they never seemed to have time for. But this pair of friends, Eric Tabach, (actor and YouTuber) and Christian Nilsson ...
  • Movie theaters are opening on Friday! How to be safe and what we will see
    We can’t contain our excitement about movies in theaters coming back! Chances are, if you’re on this site, you’re over the moon as well. Of course we have to be extra careful to distance ourselves, wear masks, sanitize our seating real estate, and not touch our faces, but this should ...
  • Epic cast reunions – Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and more
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=4JtOHr4IJHQ Watching this gives me the warm fuzzies. It’s so cool to see the cast of Ghostbusters reunited. To get a sense of their camaraderie, even after all these years (plus some behind the scenes tidbits) is a joy to watch. But there are many more reunions to see. Back to the Future ...
  • Matrix 4 – why Keanu Reeves is excited to return to the Matrix
    Keanu Reeves spent three movies fighting to free himself from The Matrix.  Eighteen years after the last Matrix movie — Matrix Revolutions — Reeves is excited to take the blue pill this time and return to his legendary role of Neo. In a recent interview with Variety, Reeves revealed why — after ...
  • Movies are back in production again! What we know now…
    Movie lovers rejoice! The California state governor approved a move for Hollywood to resume movie production — but only with proper coronavirus prevention conditions. This new announcement covers the creation of movies, TV shows, and music. However, if Los Angeles County proves it can’t handle making entertainment safely — without a ...
  • Mon Mothma to appear on Star Wars Cassian Andor show
    Remember Mon Mothma? She appears as a revolutionary leader in the classic Star Wars trilogy and the interestingly posed prequel Rogue One. In Return of the Jedi, she has that classic line about many Bothans dying to get the Death Star plans. (Most don’t recall that she’s referring to the ...
  • 7 Ways to Keep Your Sanity While There Are No New Movies
    Tired of your DVD collection? Seen every series on Netflix? Your couch probably has a permanent butt print from holding the fort at home during quarantine. With Hollywood — and the entire world — on hold for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, here are some creative movie-related things to ...
  • Mandalorian Season Three is Going to Happen! (spoiler free news for Mando fans)
    I know we’ve only seen season one of the groundbreakingly unique Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian. And it was, well, fantastic. Somehow Disney and Lucasfilm brought back the magic. Now we’re getting a great little quarantine-era gift: there will be a third Mando season. And I’m not going to spoil ...
  • RunPee Weekly Newsletter 10th edition (May 20th, 2020)
      The app that tells you the best time to run and pee during a movie without missing the best scenes. ​ ​ A New Hope: Thor Director Taika Waititi Tapped to Fix Star Wars Combine the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the potential of stories to be told in the Star Wars ...
  • Tenet and Mulan to Hit Theaters in July
    If we’re really good, and really lucky, we can have nice things this summer — new movies at actual walk-in theaters near you. And not just any movies: genuine blockbusters! YAY…drumroll…. for Tenet and Mulan! After months in global lock-down and endless quarantine, people are ready to be transported to great ...
  • A New Hope: Thor Director Taika Waititi Tapped to Fix Star Wars
    Remember when Taika Waititi fixed Thor? Well, now he gets the chance to show he can fix Star Wars. Waititi was already tapped to direct the hugely popular Disney+ Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian. The serialized Bounty-Hunter-meets- premise was greeted with nearly galactic reactions of relieved happiness. Star ...
  • Movie Theaters Slowly Reopening, But With What Movies?
    It’s noteworthy that movie theaters are opening in some places around some US states and around the world. (Like in New Zealand.) We at RunPee are excited to see people getting back to the cinema, but that happiness is tempered by worry. No one wants movie theaters to become the ...
  • Watch Broadway Shows at Home – ‘Best Of’ Playlists Streaming Free During Quarantine
    Tend to your need for pure culture during quarantine! There are plenty of classy places to explore from your own living room. Many people in “the industry” are adapting to our world’s new needs, offering including virtual museum visits, live opera and orchestral Zoom events, and now, adding streams of ...
  • Indiana Jones 5 Film Delayed (again) Until July 2022
    Harrison Ford is going to have a hard time being believable in adventure films if Indiana Jones 5 is put off much longer, but it’s exactly what he — and us — are facing. Now we won’t get to see our favorite globe-trotting, death-defying archaeologist in action again until July ...
  • New Zealand Movie Theaters to Re-Open this Week
    The government of New Zealand wants to promote a sense of ‘normalcy’, according to NZ’s Stuff site, by having people still be able to attend movies during the time of the CoVid-19 epidemic. As of this morning, according to the New Zealand Herald, movie theaters will officially reopen Thursday, May ...
  • Next Mission Impossible – and Tom Cruise – Heads to the International Space Station
    The next mission in the next Mission Impossible will be on the real International Space Station! While the news is super cool, it should surprise exactly no one. Yes. It’s Tom Cruise, in spaaaaaaace! Announced on May 5 of 2020: Mission Impossible star Cruise has partnered with NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX ...
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