48 Hours (1982)

Film Title

48 Hours (1982)

Synopsis

A renegade cop teams up with a convict to track down two cop killers and another sleaze-ball

Director

Walter Hill

Cast

Eddie Murphy
Nick Nolte
Annette O'Toole
Frank McRae
James Remar
David Patrick Kelley
Brion James
Sonny Landham

Eddie Murphy was only 19 years old when he was tagged to play the convict conscripted by Jack, a renegade and reckless cop in San Francisco. Jack always stayed just a half a step ahead of losing his badge, and Reggie wanted to get out of jail. Even though Reggie Hammond was not a cop, […]

The Handmaiden (2016)

Film Title

The Handmaiden

Synopsis

Some scoundrels attempt to relieve a wealthy woman of her fortune. Things get complicated.

Director

Chan-wook Park

Cast

Min-hee Kim
Tae-ri Kim
Jung-woo Ha
Jin-woong Cho

The Handmaiden is a movie made by Park Chan-Wook, the filmmaker who gave us the thrilling masterpiece trilogy, Oldboy (2003), Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance. This movie is an adaptation of Sarah Water’s Victorian tale, Fingersmith. The plot is set in 1930’s Korea, while still under the pre-war occupation of Japan. The Handmaiden […]

The African Queen (1951)

Film Title

The African Queen

Synopsis

World War 1 reaches Central Africa and an unlikely tandem decides to get involved.

Director

John Huston

Cast

Humphrey Bogart
Katherine Hepburn
Robert Morley
Peter Bull

Here at Ruthless, we are famous for 80’s Action and Christmas Movie Reviews. One genre that is seriously underrepresented at Ruthless is the classics. Movies with dialogue that pops and sizzles, and with great acting and character development. The African Queen is one of my favorite classics and stars two of the greatest actors to […]

The 2020 Oscars: Some Picks And Thoughts From Team Ruthless

Yes, I know, it is hard to imagine that it is Academy Award season again. Due to plummeting ratings, I don’t know what the Academy has in store for us this year. 2019 started out slow, but ended with some pretty awesome movies. Things are changing, with Netflix becoming a major movie player + a […]

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

Film Title

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Synopsis

One of the greatest love stories ever told. A Portrait and two ladies.

Director

Celine Sciamma

Cast

Noemie Merlant
Adele Haenel
Luana Bajrami
Valeria Golino

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a French film written and directed by Celine Scaimma. If ever a movie exhibits the concept of every frame being a painting, this is the one. After seeing Call Me By Your Name, I never thought that I would see a love story as touching and mesmerizing, but […]

How does going sober impact your health in a positive way?

NOTE: I continue to drink. Someone has to be the control group. The things I do for Erich and Ruthless The health benefits of sobriety are many. People who are addicted to alcohol have a very difficult life health-wise and as such, end up messing around with their mental and physical health. Apart from becoming […]

A Christmas Carol: (2019) FX Version

Film Title

A Christmas Carol: (2019) FX

Synopsis

The latest version of A Christmas Carol by FX



Cast

Guy Pearce
Joe Alwyn
Stephen Graham
Vinette Robinson
Lenny Rush
Andy Serkis
Charlotte Riley
Jason Flemyng

This version of A Christmas Carol will wind up this season of Christmas Movie Reviews, and what a season it has been! Classified as at 3 part TV mini-series, this variant is a 3 hour long movie that is available from FX, Xfinity and several other streaming services like Hulu, Fubo and Sling. This one […]

Mrs. Claus (2018)

Film Title

Mrs. Claus

Synopsis

Yet another lame and stupid Sorority House slasher/killer movie at Christmastime

Director

Troy Escamilla

Cast

Helen Udy
Brink Stevens
Kalile Williams
Dalane Azura (tits)
Mel Heflin
Ryan Poole
Brandy Specks
Jace Greenwood

This movie is also known as Stirring, but it really doesn’t matter with this one, does it? Here we have yet another Christmas Sorority House slasher/stalker movie. There are a number of 10/10 reviews on IMDB, that are undoubtedly from the cast of this miscarriage of cinema. The overall votes reflect 3.6/10.0, which is quite […]

An American Christmas Carol (1979)

Film Title

An American Christmas Carol

Synopsis

Set in America in 1933, a bitter miser is given a chance of redemption by 4 Christmas Ghosts

Director

Eric Till

Cast

Henry Winkler
David Wayne
Dorian Harewood
Chris Wiggins
Ken Pogue
Gerald Parkes
Tammy Bourne

An American Christmas Carol is yet another adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. This rendition, however, is not set in 19th century London, but in New England, and during the Great Depression. The story is similiar to the classic A Christmas Carol, but a refreshingly unique variant of the familiar story. Benedict Slade is an […]

Discarding Santa (2018)

Film Title

Discarding Santa

Synopsis

A dumb and needless attempt to validate the War on Christmas

Director

Some Idiot Paranoid Fundie

Cast

Who Fucking Cares?

This is supposedly a documentary about the town of Leitchfield Kentucky’s new ordinance to ban Santa and Christmas. This movie is a stupid attempted cheap shot at the imaginary War On Christmas. This type of paranoia, lies and stupidity is exactly why we have Donald Trump in the White House and the traitor Mitch McConnell […]