We recently wrote about two new sites that are super helpful for frequent movie-goers: RunPee.com and MovieStinger.com. One of them just got a whole lot more useful.
RunPee is now available as an iPhone App. The App, like the site, allows users to view the best time to run to the restroom without missing anything important. It even tells you what you’ll be missing while you’re, *ahem*, doing your business. It even has a timer so you know exactly how long you have.
It’s frequently updated to have the latest movies, so you don’t have to worry about not being able to use it on opening weekend. The App is $0.99 and can be downloaded through iTunes by clicking here (this link will open iTunes on your computer).
The MovieSnobs are going to test out the App soon, and will also be testing out how good their pee-time advice is. The app currently has four-and-a-half stars. If you’ve bought the App or used the site, what do you think?
Many folks (MovieSnobs staff included) felt that The Dark Knight should have received a Best Picture Oscar Nomination. However, there were only room for five films and the Academy didn’t see Knight as worthy.
The multitude of people that disagreed with them may or may not have caused their latest announcement. The Best Picture category will now expand to 10 nominees from the previous limit of 5. This should allow room for summer blockbusters that happen to be quality films, as well as animated films that were previously relegated to the Best Animated Feature category.
It’s no secret that the MovieSnobs staff is crazy for John Cusack. Naturally when Allen from MovieGeekz.com sent me this trailer, I had to share it here. 2012 is a disaster movie from the director of Independance Day and The Day After Tomorrow, but unlike those movies, this one stars John Cusack.
Quite frankly, I don’t care if the plot is stupid or the other actors are lame, Cusack does extraordinarily well in the-world-is-falling-apart-type movies (see 1408 – seriously, if you haven’t seen it, rent it now.). I’m a little tired of seeing him and Amanda Peet get cast together, but she’s a good actress so I’ll deal with it. I’m excited to see Liam James from “Psych” in a movie role (playing Cusack’s son).
Enough about my opinion, check out the trailer below.
Have you ever been to a really suspenseful movie, and you just have to pee, but you don’t want to miss anything? We all have. When Scream 2 came out, I thought there was a lull in the action and it was safe to pee. [SPOILER ALERT] It wasn’t safe to pee – I missed Dewey’s “death” and spent the next ten minutes wondering where he went.
Now you don’t have to wonder when is the best time to pee during a movie. Before you go, visit RunPee.com. RunPee gives you an approximate elapsed time and scene cues and even tells you how much time you have to get back to your seat. There’s even a summary of the action you’ll miss. It looks like the site is frequently updated as all the recent movies – Up, Terminator: Salvation and Drag Me to Hell, for example – are available.
RunPee was found on Lifehacker. If only it were available as an iPhone application…
The other really useful site – also found on Lifehacker – is MovieStinger.com. MovieStinger answers the pesky question that plagues every hardcore movie fan – to stay or not to stay? Sometimes movies have post-credits scenes (like Iron Man and the recent 3 endings on X-Men Origins: Wolverine), but it’s hard to guess if a movie will have an extra scene or not.
MovieStinger is kept up-to-date and lists movies and if they have scenes after the credits, extras during the credits, or nothing. Now you don’t have to sit in your seat and look for funny names in the credits waiting for a cut scene that will never come.
The highlight of going to see Terminator: Salvation this weekend was sadly not Christian Bale, but the trailer for 9.
The trailer is available on Apple Trailers in HD, and I highly recommend that you watch it. Better yet, sneak into the trailers for Terminator before going to see another movie. It’s worth seeing on the big screen.
The movie is an animated film but is by no means a children’s movie. The IMDb synopsis says it’s,
A post-apocalyptic nightmare in which all of humanity is threatened.
The movie follows 9, an inanimate rag doll come to life (and voiced by Elijah Wood), as he finds others of his kind surviving after an apocalyptic event that wipes out the human race.
The movie will be released on 9/9/09 and also features the voices of Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly and Crispin Glover.
According to Empire Online, the rights-holders to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer property would like to bring it to the big screen again. Her story needs a reboot, they say, but for some reason they don’t think involving Joss Whedon is necessary.
While I’d love to see a revival of the Buffy franchise, the whole “leaving Whedon out” thing is worrisome. After all, most of my generation never even saw the original Buffy movie until after we had been watching the TV series for several seasons. To us, Whedon’s Buffy IS the original Buffy.
More news should surface on this eventually, or (hopefully) it will fade out as the bad idea that was never meant to be.