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We’re Adding Classic Movies to the RunPee Database

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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 what you think of our choices. (Picking Peetimes is a skill. We have to practice just like anything else.)

All the movies in the photo above ARE at drive-in theaters if you’re lucky enough to have one near you. Go out and support them.

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Note about classic movies in the RunPee app: you’ll have to use the built in Search feature in the app to find old movies. Just tap on the menu icon at the top-right and select “Search.”

Selecting Peetimes for iconic movies is, on the one hand, easier than doing it for new movies, simply because we know these old movies like the back of our hand. However, it’s more difficult too, because these are iconic movies and every scene is precious. This is what makes it good practice for us. In fact, when someone requests to join the Peeps — the group name for those who pick Peetimes — the first thing I ask them to do is pick one of their favorite movies to rewatch and select Peetimes. Then we discuss their choices and what inspired them to pick the Peetimes they did.

Classic Movie Peetimes and Movie Reviews

King Kong
Release Date: 2005-12-14
Running time: 187
Rating: PG-13, for frightening adventure violence and some distur…
How RunPee Began – A Retrospective on Peter Jackson’s 2005 King Kong

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Release Date: 2001-11-16
Running time: 153

Release Date: 1997-12-19
Running time: 194
Rating: PG-13, for disaster related peril and violence, nudity…
Classic Movie Review — Titanic

Release Date: 1995-04-28
Running time: 127
Rating: R, for language
Watching Outbreak in the time of CoVid-19

Jurassic Park
Release Date: 1993-06-11
Running time: 127
Rating: PG-13, for intense science fiction terror
Movie Rewatch – Jurassic Park

Release Date: 1986-07-18
Running time: 137
Rating: R
Movie review — Aliens

Back to the Future
Release Date: 1985-07-03
Running time: 116
Rating: PG, for adult situations/language, violence
Classic Movie Review – Back to the Future

The Terminator
Release Date: 1984-10-26
Running time: 108
Rating: R
Movie Review – The Terminator

Release Date: 1984-06-07
Running time: 105
Rating: PG
Classic Movie Review – Ghostbusters

Blade Runner
Release Date: 1982-06-25
Running time: 112
Rating: R, for violence
Classic Movie Review – Blade Runner

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Release Date: 1982-06-11
Running time: 115
Rating: PG
Classic Movie Review – E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

Star Wars: A New Hope
Release Date: 1977-05-28
Running time: 121
Rating: PG, for sci-fi violence and brief mild language
Movie Review – Star Wars – A New Hope

Don’t miss your favorite movie moments because you have to pee or need a snack. Use the RunPee app (Androidor iPhone) when you go to the movies. We have Peetimes for all wide release films every week, including Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume III, Super Mario Bros. Movie, and coming soon Fast X, and The Little Mermaid 2023. We have literally thousands of Peetimes—from classic movies through today's blockbusters. You can also keep up with movie news and reviews on our blog, or by following us on Twitter @RunPee. If there's a new film out there, we've got your bladder covered.

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  • jill florio

    Jill Florio Administrator

    Also, it’s been a ton of fun to watch these old favorites in a new way. I notice all kinds of stuff I never did in dozens (hundreds?) of viewings as I scan for Peetimes. Like in Empire Strikes Back, Luke casually picks a snake out of his X-wing engine while Yoda pleads with him to finish the training. He makes a little face as he moves the snake safely away. I NEVER noticed this before.

    The Falcon, stuck to the side of the star destroyer, looking for all the world like a Tick.

    Leia also gets a ‘bad feeling about this’…I need to add that to my list article.

    I never noticed the Keymaster hilariously imitating Eagon in the Dickless scene in Ghostbusters.

    And so on. Little things between Marty and Doc Brown. Dinosaur behaviors that happen in the background. Expressions on everyone in everything that aren’t the one speaking. It’s like having fresh new movies to enjoy!

    And I now listen to the soundtracks of these films while writing up Peetimes and penning reviews. A multi-sensory experience with better appreciation.

    Having a ball!

  • Dan Gardner Administrator

    Nice observations. It’s fun finding these little hidden gems. Maybe there’s a post in that all by itself.

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