Rewatches & Virgin Reviews

  • Rewatch Review – Mary Poppins – The Original & Classic Film
    As we approach the Oscar season, I decided to rewatch the original Mary Poppins (MP). I’m certainly torn as to which one is better, considering that Mary Poppins Returns is not a remake; it’s a continuation of the Banks family drama. I love Julia Andrews and Emily Blunt as Mary ...
  • Virgin Review – 22 Jump Street (and that truly incredible end credits scene)
    22 Jump Street seemed like it would continue the precedent set in 21 Jump Street (and we’re talking about the 2012 & 2014 movies, not the 1980s Johnny Depp TV show), and in one sense, it did. It took two young(ish)-looking cops and sent them undercover as kids. In 21, ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – 21 Jump Street
    21 Jump Street is a sweet little film that flew under my radar until last night. When my mother DVRed it (and subsequent sequel 22 Jump Street) to her TV for our movie night, I was confused. Wasn’t this a TV show? A cop procedural from the 80s? She promised me ...
  • Ring in the New Year With Harry and Sally
    I know there’s more than one movie associated with New Year’s Eve than When Harry Met Sally, but at the moment I can’t think of anything better. And on a re-watch, it still stands up beautifully through time. Ever meet someone you can’t stand at one point in your life, ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Merry Friggin’ Christmas
    Merry Friggin’ Christmas was a strange, strange film to watch. It seemed to have the distinctive low production values of a Hallmark Holiday Special, yet somehow boasted the clout and cash flow to hire friggin’ Robin Williams as the co-star. (Not to mention Candice Bergen, in a throw-away role.) What ...
  • Classic Movie Re-Watch Review – It’s A Wonderful Life
    I have to watch It’s A Wonderful Life (IAWL) every year during the holidays. It’s just one of those movies like that annoying drunk uncle at the family reunion…. it never goes away. I revisited Bedford Falls yet again, and this time with my husband (Scott) because he had never seen it ...
  • Movie Review – Vice – Deeply Funny But Tonally Strange
    I’ll start by saying that I did enjoy Vice a lot — however, there were some really funny lines, usually followed by some dramatic dialog, or blood-letting of some sort — and that’s where I have a problem. The humor at times was outrageous (wait till you see the scene ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Bad Santa
    Billy Bob Thornton can act. He’s underrated, but shows a consistent range throughout his filmography. During the holiday season, he’s even got two popular rewatchable Christmas songs under his belt. He’s completely believable, whether he’s a smary President of the United States,  or the world’s meanest, drunkest Santa. Spoilers Ahead! And here’s ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Footloose (1984)
    Somehow, I’ve never seen the original Footloose before. I did catch the remake a few months back and found it mildly awful. I figured the iconic original would impress me more. It did. But only by a small margin. I cannot figure out why this movie has iconic status, much less be considered ...
  • Movie Rewatch Review – Elf
    Elf is one of those rare truly rewatchably joyous, feel-good family films that everyone, everyone likes. I’ve never met a child or even cranky grownup that doesn’t get animated and shout, “Santa! I KNOW him!”, or spout off a very mildly sly or just plain silly line from this highly ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Jim Carrey’s The Grinch (2000)
    Holy hell, this was directed by Ron Howard? Normally I love his touch. And as for Jim Carrey, I’ve always been a fan. Not with this. This is the Carrey equivalent of Bill Murrey’s Garfield: a true WTF? I imagine (and know for sure, based on my own great-niece’s preferences) some ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Planet of the Apes (2001)
    Who knew Tim Burton could direct a grand scale epic adventure? I always thought his specialty was weirdos doing wacky things. But I was surprised and pleased with how much I enjoyed this 2001 version of Planet of the Apes, especially since I’m not impressed with the more recent trilogy. I ...
  • Movie Rewatch Review – The Birdcage
    When The Birdcage opened as a feature film in 1997, I don’t remember people being quite so terrified of gay men…so it surprised me, 21 years later, to see such fear in the hearts of the young straight couple to admit the groom-to-be had two fathers. Or, as this movie ...
  • Movie Rewatch Review — Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
    I don’t know if you can technically call a 26-minute television Christmas Special a movie, but let’s go with it, since it’s almost Christmas, and I owe the nice people who like sappy holiday shows a kind-hearted review. Filmed in 1966 and based off the classic 1957 children’s tale by the ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Magic Stocking (half of it, maybe)
    I didn’t realize this was one of those Hallmark Specials until I already had my workout pad and weights all spread on the floor and got comfy. (Yes, a little fitness routine during my evening shows is comfort food for me.) But when “HallMark’s Magic Stocking” came onscreen, I gave my mother ...
  • The Three Types of Movie Reviews at RunPee
    At RunPee.com, we write plenty of movie reviews. A lot (and I mean a LOT, like literally hundreds and possibly a thousand) of insightful write-ups, upon viewing 10 years of films… all to get you Peetimes for the RunPee app. New, current reviews can be read on either our blog, or ...
  • Rewatch Movie Review – My Cousin Vinny
    Even though this movie was a weird choice to show on network TV, it’s still a super good flick holding up beautifully over time. Why is this a weird choice, you ask? I’ll tell you: it features New Yorkers.  People who like to curse. In New York, cursing is like breathing, ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – 10 Cloverfield Lane
    I hadn’t seen any of the films with Cloverfield in the title, not Cloverfield itself,  or 10 Cloverfield Lane, nor the Cloverfield Paradox. I’m not clear if they’re even related to each other. Some sources say yes, but think it might indicate a anthology of unrelated trippy stories, like a  ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Sully
    Let’s just open with this axiom: Tom Hanks can do no wrong. Done. That’s not much of a review, is it? Starting again: I just watched Sully last night for the first time. Somehow, I never heard about “The Miracle on the Hudson.” I shy away from the news, because “news” usually equals ...
  • Virgin Movie Binge Reviews — Rocky 1 and 2
    Rocky is something I’ve heard about for all my life, but to be honest, I had never seen any Rocky films. The first Rocky related movie I watched was Creed in 2015, and I thought it was a pretty good movie. Now, as Creed 2 is about to be released, ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Gone Girl (with Spoilers)
    I feel physically unclean after seeing Gone Girl. Seriously. Please excuse me while I take a scalding shower…. Okay, I’m back. Very clean. HEY, past this point, there be SPOILERS in DETAIL about Gone Girl. I think I washed the stench of evil from my skin. Eeeeevil. E-VIL. The ‘girl’ is the ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – Get Smart
    Maybe I’ve been watching too many spy movies this month, but I was bored during this otherwise okay comedy spy film. We have a lot of US spy films, like the Mission Impossible series, RED 1 and 2, the Patriot Games trilogy, and Jason Bourne’s franchise. I recently reviewed a ...
  • Virgin Movie Review – RED 2
    Well, now. I recently re-watched RED 1, and loved it. I gave it an A. So maybe you can understand my disappointment when I say this sequel was the pits. It made almost no sense, even with Anthony Hopkins doing his usual bang-up performance, acting his heart out in a ...
  • 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 ReWatch Review – RED
    To start with, the title RED in this film is an acronym for Retired, Extremely Dangerous. As retirees, we see these characters don’t have much of a life anymore. That’s the set-up, starting with Bruce Willis’ Frank Moses, lost in an empty house devoid of personal decor. I can see ...
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