Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  • Movie Review – Trolls World Tour (A new movie actually *worth* watching)
    Trolls World Tour is an actual new movie and it’s out there to watch at drive-in theaters across the nation. It’s also “live” here and there in any theaters that manage to be open during the pandemic. And we now have the Peetimes on the RunPee app to help you ...
  • Movie Review – Blade Runner
    A good science fiction movie leaves you thinking about characters and plot. A great science fiction movie leaves you thinking about yourself. Blade Runner is a great science fiction movie because it inspires the viewer to ask a fundamental existential question: am I really who I think I am if my ...
  • Is there anything extra during the end credits of Artemis Fowl?
    No, there are not any extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Artemis Fowl. View details and movie information… Please share and help RunPee grow:FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditEmail
  • Original Jurassic Park Breaks Box Office Records for the Fourth Time
    You just can’t keep a 9 ton Tyrannosaurus rex down. Universal Pictures released Jurassic Park — the 1993 original — four times in theaters over the last 27 years. And every single time, it trampled box office records. Including last weekend, which is notable for several reasons: It was Father’s Day weekend, ...
  • Ranking the X-Men Movies
    Superhero ensemble films owe a huge debt to the X-Men franchise. Without the thoughtful world-building, frequent levity, and sparkling dialog characterizing the best of the X-Men films, we’d have no Marvel Cinematic Universe. No Avengers, no Endgame, no Iron Man!…just somber Batmen parading by in rubber suits. X-Men blew jaded ...
  • Movie Review – Artemis Fowl
    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear… I was really disappointed by Artemis Fowl.  Not because it was a bad film — it wasn’t — nor because it was badly made because, again: it wasn’t. The cast was (mostly) good, the effects were spot on, and the acting was fine. My disappointment ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • How do the movies in Star Wars and Star Trek stand up to the Bechdel test?
    Do the characters in Star Wars and Star Trek — movies ostensibly depicting future lives and worlds — pass the Bechdel test? I was up too late one night and decided to think this through. What is the Bechdel test, you ask? It’s generally accepted as whether a work of fiction features ...
  • Every Disney Princess Movie Obsessed with Mommy Problems (and 3 that aren’t)
    Disney Princesses obsessed with mothers, missing mothers, and evil step-mothers Star Wars is all about Daddy Issues. Yet Disney has a thing for moms: missing, crazy, obsessed, or just plain evil mother figures. What’s the endless deal with parental problems? Why does this speak to us in this day and age, ...
  • 5 Older Movies We’d Love Remakes Of (And 5 That Are Perfect)
    It is a truth universally acknowledged: a single movie in possession of a large following must be in want of a remake. At least, that’s how Hollywood executives seem to see things! Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the real truth is that remakes aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. And that’s even ...
  • Top 10 Animated Fantasy Movies
    Pixar’s latest adventure Onward hit cinemas last March 6, and it’s one of the only films still in theaters (at least those that are now open, including many drive-in theaters).  It’s set in a world of mythical creatures such as mermaids, unicorns, gnomes, centaurs, manticores, and elves.  I thought it ...
  • 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 ...
  • Passengers Rewatch Review
    I assume you have already seen Passengers. Spoilers ahead. Rewatching Passengers tonight I noticed a flaw in the plot. It was pointed out that the hibernation pods could keep them asleep, and wake them up when they arrived at Homestead II, but they didn’t have the equipment to put someone into hibernation. However, ...
  • Making movies a little better: The Martian
    The Martian is a fantastic movie. I just finished watching it for the umteenth time. It’s a masterful work in every aspect. But if I may be so bold, it could have been a little better. My Pitch Mark Watney is alone on Mars. No companionship. Not even a stuffed animal. Except ...
  • Movie Artemis Fowl Going Straight to Streaming June 12, and Why This Matters
    In a major movie news event, Disney announced they’re sending their summer blockbuster Artemis Fowl straight to streaming, bypassing any theatrical release. They’re skipping cinemas entirely. This is significant. Every other feature initially on Hollywood’s 2020 summer roster has been rescheduled to late Fall — or next year. Or, in ...
  • Jean-Luc Picard Writes a Quarantine Starlog – A playful Star Trek ‘episode’ for troubled times
    The newest Star Trek television show, called simply Picard, is not immune to the effects of the world (galaxy?) spanning quarantine.  Star Trek: Picard showrunner, writer, and director Akiva Goldsman playfully imagines what Trek would be like in the wake of social distancing and isolation. Here’s our favorite ex-captain, ex-ambassador Jean-Luc ...
  • New Hunger Games Prequel Movie Announced
    A new Hunger Games movie? Yes, please! The new movie title is The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and it’s a prequel. Author Suzanne Collins is writing the novel right now, which should be published by May 19th. Of course the movie rights are already picked up by Lionsgate, according to ...
  • Top Astronaut Movies to Rewatch Right Now
    Here at RunPee we lean heavily into covering science fiction movies, since we’re huge geeks. You’ve probably noticed. 😉 We especially love movies about scientists and space. There are many wonderful space movies featuring astronauts as heroes…which, of course in real life they are. Think of the training and deprivations these ...
  • Forget life for a while and watch all 9 episodes of Star Wars… AT ONCE
    Thank you Internet, for once again delivering something new and distracting for us. Watch this YouTube video of a nine screen split of Star Wars episodes I – IX. It’s crazy! UPDATE: Well, you actually can’t watch this now. Disney managed to find it overnight and yanked it, stating copyright concerns. ...
  • How I Came To Love Guardians Of The Galaxy
    There are certain films that hook you from the very first time you see the poster, let alone the trailer, and there are those that you really struggle to see why they bothered. For me that spectrum ran from “Leon” (BIG fan of Luc Besson) down to “Dangerous Liaisons,” which ...
  • Comic Con 2020 is Cancelled
    For the first time in 51 years, world premier event San Diego Comic Con is cancelled, due to the Viral Apocalypse. Last year I attended the 50th anniversary of the SD Comic Con, and things were in high swing. Just like it was when I attended the year before, and the ...
  • A Gift of Gunn: The Complete Awesome Mix is now Available
    The Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix volumes are now complete! James Gunn’s entire list of Meredith Quill’s favorite songs are on a playlist everyone can listen to. It’s Gunn’s personal quarantine gift to the world. Fantasy website Tor.com reports: “James Gunn is staying active on Instagram, giving shout-outs to his cast ...
  • Get paid $1k to watch Harry Potter in one binge session
    Sounds too good to be true — sit back during your enforced at-home quarantine and earn $1000 watching Harry Potter? Accio money! You might have even just completed a Harry Potter rewatch on your own, but you’re trapped at home anyway by virtue of the CoVid-19 viral pandemic, and this is ...
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