Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  • First View Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
    Well now, wasn’t this a peculiar movie? Although that can be said for anything Director Tim Burton puts his hand to. Here he plies a Brit version of Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Call it a creepy Hogwarts with fewer kids and less lessons. Superpowered, but not X-Men These kids aren’t ...
  • First View Movie Review – Primer (2004)
    Primer was made with $7,000 USD, filmed mostly with two guys talking in a garage, and took home the Grand Jury Prize from the 2004 Sundance Festival. It features time travel, paradoxes, and a very dense script full of jargon. Primer doesn’t give anything away, and is barely comprehensible upon ...
  • New Movie Review – Bill & Ted Face the Music (before a series rewatch)
    Whoa. Bill & Ted 3: Face the Music didn’t suck. Not even decades later. The trilogy finale (one we never actually asked for) in Bill & Ted Face the Music is a worthy follow up to the wacky 80s and 90s time traveling com-fantasies, giving us two slacker characters we grew ...
  • Movie Review – Before I Fall (2017)
    Is Before I Fall a Groundhog Day movie? Yes. Does it have anything to offer to the genre? Again, I’d say yes. I’ll explain why, but it’s hard not to not spoil the ending. So, Before I Fall is Mean Girls meets Groundhog Day. But by the time Samantha realizes she is going ...
  • First View Movie Review – Matilda (1996)
    Matilda is the strangest, nastiest kid movie I’ve ever seen. My mother and I were astounded throughout at how grotesque this was, and how unappealing. Not even the cute actress (Mara Wilson) could save this caustic tale. It wasn’t until I saw the credits that this was based on a classic ...
  • 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 ...
  • Is there anything extra during the end credits of Gremlins?
    Yes, there are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Gremlins. View details and movie information… Please share and help RunPee grow:FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditEmail
  • Classic Movie Review – Gremlins
    Gremlins. One of the best non-Christmas Christmas movies ever made. It’s got a bizarre but cemented niche among the classics that somehow stands up after all this time, although Steven Spielberg seemed to be experimenting with genres in those days. Gremlins (1984) isn’t a great movie, but slips into the ...
  • Classic Movie Review – The Goonies
    The Goonies ‘r’ good enough for me! Here’s another Amblin Entertainment kid-based movie by Steven Spielberg that still holds up over time. The Goonies (from 1985) is a charming, fun ride featuring pirates, monsters, secret passageways, treasure maps, cunning kids, and more bike chases than E.T. (What is it with Spielberg, kids, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Director Paul Verhoeven & the Woeful Reboots of Robocop, Total Recall, and Starship Troopers
    What have the following all got in common: Robocop, Total Recall, and Starship Troopers? All three are cracking — if a bit O.T.T. — films by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven. Usually a term like ‘maverick’ is thrown in at some point but, as the only other Dutch director I’m aware of is ...
  • Friday’s Panels at Comic Con San Diego 2020 – Free, Online Edition
    Today’s running notes on San Diego’s Comic [email protected]…Friday July 24, 2020. It’s online and free this year due to the pandemic, so the world gets to enjoy unlimited panels with no lines. 10am PST — Charlize Theron: Evolution of a Badass – An Action Hero Career Retrospective A really worthwhile serious one ...
  • Movie Review – Artemis Fowl, from a novel novice
    Honestly, I have to ask: What WAS this? I’m told the Artemis Fowl books are top shelf, but the origin film is merely…meh. So I watched the movie with low expectations: usually that means I can walk out feeling somewhat sated. In this case, I was infuriated. How hard could it ...
  • Is there anything extra during the end credits of Palm Springs?
    Yes, there are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Palm Springs. View details and movie information… Please share and help RunPee grow:FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditEmail
  • New Movie Review – Palm Springs
    Palm Springs: this year’s entry in the Groundhog Day genre is a deft, satirical comedy with paradoxical hints of darkness and transcendence. There’s an unforced whimsy, with unheroic but likable characters. Everything unfolds at a languid rate, lobbing in more symbolic images than you can shake a can of beer ...
  • Is there anything extra during the end credits of Ghostbusters?
    Yes, there are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Ghostbusters. View details and movie information… Please share and help RunPee grow:FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditEmail
  • 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 ...
  • RunPee Weekly Newsletter 18th edition (July 15th, 2020)
    The app that tells you the best time to run and pee during a movie without missing the best scenes.   We’re adding classic movies to the RunPee database Picking Peetimes is a skill. We have to practice so we keep our skills sharp for the day we get new movies back in ...
  • Is there anything extra during the end credits of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back?
    No, there are not any extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. View details and movie information… Please share and help RunPee grow:FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditEmail
  • We’re Adding Classic Movies to the RunPee Database
    Because of Covid19 there aren’t any new blockbusters being released in theaters right now, but there’s plenty of old classic movies that we can rewatch and add to the RunPee database. We’d love it if you fired up the RunPee app to check out our Peetimes and let us know ...
  • Classic Movie Review – E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
    What an enchanting film! E.T. The Extra Terrestrial is deservedly among the greats. Steven Spielberg proved he was mighty with the movie-making. Who else can take a goofy premise (suburban boy befriends gentle alien) and make it so compelling? So buoyant and wondrous. It seems like it would be a ...
  • Classic Movie Review – Back to the Future
    Back to the Future: Witty, exciting, memorable, perfectly cast, with sparkling chemistry, a fantastic score, and immensely quotable lines. Okay, done. Movie Grade: A+ Well, gosh darn daddy-o, I should probably pen a heavier review…okay, if you insist… There’s that word again, ‘heavy.’ Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a ...
  • Classic Movie Review – Ghostbusters
    It’s hard to review really great movies, especially super amazing classics that are A+++ and can do not wrong. I want to do justice to them in the reviewing, and that’s a lot of pressure. Anyway, Ghostbusters is one of those films that in spite of how silly the premise ...
  • 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 ...
  • Classic 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 ...
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