Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  • Movie Review – Bloodshot Nothing to see here. Move along. That pretty much sums up Bloodshot. There’s no point it seeing it unless you need your Vin Diesel fix, and you’re depressed that F9 has been pushed back to April 2021 due to CoVid19. Instead of braving the virus just to see this movie, then let ...
  • Movie Review – OnWard OnWard is just another average Pixar movie. Average for Pixar; better than most anything else. The trailer reveals the gist of the story, but the central theme is left out. I won’t ruin it for you here by saying what it is, but it has the Pixar magic. What Pixar does consistently– ...
  • SKYWATCH — a Sci-Fi Short on YouTube starring Jude Law SKYWATCH is a well-made SciFi short video created by young filmmaker Colin Levy. Best of all, he pulled off the impossible: getting A-list actor Jude Law to star in his video. If you’re a fan of SciFi shorts, or Jude Law, I highly recommend watching the short. Then watch the ...
  • Star Trek The Next Generation – Playing Poker with Superheroes I always wondered at the Bridge Crew of The Next Generation of the Enterprise blithely playing poker together. Even while Data says in Cause and Effect, “The cards are sufficiently randomized” (and actually, they aren’t in this case), that doesn’t mean a thing to the senior staff of the NCC-1701-D. ...
  • How to be quiet watching A Quiet Place 2 When I watched A Quiet Place in 2018, it was a movie EVENT. No one knew how good this film was going in, but the audience quickly realized that they had to be absolutely silent, or get killed by the deadly critters who can’t see, but will hunt you if ...
  • The Most Personality-Driven AI in Cinema AI add a lot to cinema. People have been writing AI characters since before movies even existed, and it’s no surprise that they’ve only become more commonplace over the years. Although there are certainly some AI that serve a technical purpose more than anything else, many AI also exist as ...
  • Is there anything extra during the end credits of Gretel & Hansel? No, there are not any extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Gretel & Hansel. View details and movie information… Please share and help RunPee grow:FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditEmail
  • Movie Review – Gretel & Hansel Be advised, I, RunPee Mom, usually don’t do horror movies. That distinction belongs to RunPee Sis — however, she flaked out on me last night. So the task (one might even call it a burden in this case) fell to me. I’ll do my best to grade  Gretel & Hansel ...
  • Star Trek does Groundhogs Day! The Next Generation Episode: Cause and Effect What’s strange is that this episode of Star Trek: the Next Generation does a Groundhog Day theme a year before Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day movie comes into play. While there are a lot of GHD plots in various genre and film and TV shows, I think Star Trek’s might be ...
  • Contagion – a PSA and movie review What makes the movie Contagion so dramatic is that it’s not overly dramatic. This isn’t a virus that wipes out half the world population. There’s no bleeding from the eyes, no walking dead. However, director Steven Soderbergh manages to turn an everyday scene in a coffee shop into the horror movie equivalent ...
  • Star Wars – A Galaxy of Daddy Issues Daddy issues. What would Star Wars be without them? And how many Star Wars movies center around this one big Oedipal question? I have to wonder about George Lucas’ extreme father fixation. Darth Vader even means ‘dark father’, which is a seriously big clue right off the bat.  Daddy Issues are ...
  • What to rewatch before Star Trek Picard I haven’t seen the new Picard show yet, but I’m extremely excited, and according to the trailers, it picks up where the long-running (non-JJ Abrams) Star Trek TV and movie series left off… Just 20 years later. And Patrick Stewart, like the rest of us, are 20 years older. Will ...
  • Movie Rant – Why I hated Underwater I love Aliens and The Abyss; I’m a sucker for disaster and survival films, even if they aren’t wholly original. So, I was looking forward to watching Underwater. I caught it last night after rewatching Frozen 2 (and which I preferred to the original). But did I like Underwater? In a ...
  • Is the girl from A Quiet Place deaf in real life? Is the girl from A Quiet Place deaf in real life? In a word, yes. The girl, aptly played by Millicent Simmonds, is deaf and speaks American Sign Language. And she’ll definitely be in the follow up film, but presumably older, wiser, and quieter. Representing Disability in A Quiet Place Actor-director John ...
  • First View Movie Review: Star Wars – the Battle for Endor Because I’m a crazy geek and want to understand all the canon Star Wars material out there, I decided to view all the ‘extra’ shows and movies Lucasfilm created, some of which may or may not be part of the larger narrative. Have you seen The Mandalorian yet? It’s amazing. ...
  • The Most Anticipated Science Fiction & Fantasy Shows of 2020 In a post-Endgame, post-Star Wars Saga world, I have a hole in my soul where movie anticipation used to live. I had a lot of anticipation in 2019 for the new Terminator film, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Men in Black International, Zombieland 2, and Jumanji 3. All let me down in ...
  • Movie Review – DoLittle Charming, I think, is the best word to describe this movie. But, make no mistake, this is a movie made to appeal to young children. The plot is simplistic and the action cartoonish. You should rethink seeing this movie if you’re only in it for more Iron Man, but with a ...
  • Willow Revival added to Disney+ line up (And Top 15 Willow Movie Quotes) Disney Plus recently announced a new TV show based on Ron Howard’s 1988 flick Willow — the goofy yet sentimental pre-Lord of the Rings Lucasfilm fantasy starring Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer. The announcement is here. I‘m cool with a Willow revival. Especially if they get Davis back on board. ...
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special …Is it really that bad? Is it really that bad? Yes. Yes it is. With a few moments that were faintly amusing. Created using the real-to-goodness original cast of Star Wars from A New Hope, The Star Wars Holiday Special was an earnest  1978 TV movie featuring awful production values, clearly stoned actors, and some really ...
  • Critic Movie Reviews v RunPee Family Reviews Not having professional or writer-educated staff (besides First Officer/COO Jill Florio, who was a journalist and magazine editor back when people still had real jobs), RunPee’s reviews are written from the heart, and are hopefully more useful than what we get from the well-paid critics of Rotten Tomatoes…  Because we ...
  • Movie Review – Underwater Underwater was much better than I was expecting. I had fun watching it;  they definitely did a great job with the suspense. I took my granddaughter with me and she whispered the funniest thing to me half way through. She says, “Don’t worry Grandma, I’m not gonna ask you to ...
  • The Seven Droids We Love from Star Wars (and what exactly they do) We love our Star Wars Droids, big and little, especially when they are funny or maybe cute. Moreso when they are funny AND cute — like R2-D2 and BB-8. Every live-action Star Wars movie (plus The Mandalorian) has at least one memorable Droid character tagging along with their human owners. (Yes, ...
  • Rewatch Movie Review – The Princess Bride (plus the top quotable quotes) I know every quote in The Princess Bride. Many old geeks like me do. I can’t count how many times I’ve seen this classic spoof fantasy. I introduced it to my mother tonight. She enjoyed seeing all the well-known actors in their younger days, especially Fred Savage, who is so ...
  • Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker in 4D Somehow at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con I scored a free Regal Cinemas 4D movie ticket, handed to me by Dan Fogelberg — Jacob Kowalski himself — from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I decided the best possible use of this golden ticket was a 4D showing ...
  • The Trouble With Doctor Dolittle Dolittle is Robert Downey Jr.’s first movie to be released after his triumphant turn as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame.  (C’mon, Academy.  Don’t let me down.  Nominate him!)  Unfortunately, the trailer looks less than stellar.  In fact, Hollywood doesn’t have the best record when it comes to adaptations of Hugh ...
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