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Film TitleThor: Ragnarok
Thor shows his comedic side and delivers the most entertaining movie of the year.
Party on. Among other things, here’s what I said about Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 – “It felt like two hours of dudes fucking around on a film set for two-plus hours and calling it a movie.”Thor: Ragnarok is those same dudes throwing an epic party where everything goes off perfect and everyone talks […]
Film TitleJennifer's Body
A demon turns Megan Fox into a succubus who eats people and nobody cares.
We don’t even get to see her body. (Note: I originally wrote this review in 2010. Reviewing the cast now and seeing J.K. Simmons and Chris Pratt listed is hilarious.) One of these days, I’m hoping that all of this writing is going to lead me to a place where I might get to interview […]
Film TitleThe Snowman
The documentary of a retired porn-star-turned-detective living in Oslo.
The Iceman Cometh. The Snowman. Oh man, am I proud of that tagline. I always try to avoid using clunky puns in my taglines, and this movie just begs for something hacky like “This movie leaves everything out in the cold” or “You just got snowed in” or “‘Snow joke this movie is bad.” For […]
Film TitleThe Foreigner
An IRA headman’s worst nightmare – an old man bent on revenge.
Jackie Chan for the win. Of all the actors you’ve seen in a film or television, can you name one that appears to love their job more than Chan? You know when you hear he’s in a new movie, you are in. You don’t even need to know the title; just when the film opens […]
Film TitleAmerican Made
A history lesson about the contras and how one bored pilot had a whole lot of fun.
This actually happened. If the only thing you think of when you hear the word contra is up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-b-a-b-a-select-start, youre not alone. Even with as much history as I consume, I still haven’t jumped into the events of the late 1970s and early 1980s involving the Central and South American rebels and their U.S. backing. But, […]
Film TitleKingsman: The Golden Circle
The hell if I know, but Elton John does a flying kick.
It sucked, but not because it’s a sequel. Just before the movie It released and shattered box office records, a bunch of Chicken Littles wrote a bunch of articles bemoaning the poor summer box office returns, reheating a classic groupthink explanation for those poor returns. Variety provided a great example of this intellectual emptiness, stating […]
Film TitleAmerican Assassin
Based on the novels of Vince Flynn, a young CIA operative must help thwart a plot to detonate a nuclear bomb.
Mmmmm. Ears. Long live the 80’s. When the climax of American Assassin completed, I immediately knew I would be writing a review in Ruthless Review’s 80’s Action Movie format. American Assassin checks off all the boxes and even reminds us of other standard components – the training montage, bomb timers, and crazy Michael Keaton, among […]
Film TitleIt (2017)
A bloodthirsty clown returns after exactly 27 years, as advertised (well played New Line Cinema).
Less is more. In one of the weirder quirks of movie scheduling, two Stephen King adaptations released within a month of each other. The first – The Dark Tower – was a bit of a disappointment financially and a major flop among critics. Personally, I thought it was acceptable. Now comes a new take on […]
Film TitleThe Only Living Boy in New York
New York, featuring jerks.
Pretentious is as pretentious does. It is not a good sign for a movie when one of the first things the audience hears is how New York just isn’t New York any more. I’m not sure if New Yorkers know this, but the vast majority of people in this country don’t live in New York […]