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Goat is Retired. He does come out occasionally to help Erich and to write Christmas Reviews.

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by Goat October 20, 2014

More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese.  Also, not surprisingly, the medical cost of this obesity is staggering, as much as 147 Billion dollars a year.  I recently visited the magnificent Aquarium in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and was surprised to see that the Aquarium contained hundreds and hundreds of whales. Unfortunately, […]

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The Drop

by Goat September 17, 2014

The Drop is a tight and intriguing movie starring the late, great James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy. It is not surprising that it is one of the best movies of 2014.  The movie is based on a short story about an animal rescue, but it’s essence was really about the sparsely-revealed forces that drive Bob, the quiet […]

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The Ghost Army (2013)

by Goat September 9, 2014

A documentary on the art of war and the practice of deception.  This film was dedicated to the 1100 men of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops.  The Ghost Army is an amazing documentary that vividly shows how WWII was a complete and total effort from every corner of American and Allied creativity.  Surely, as it […]

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Piranha Sharks

by Goat September 5, 2014

  Piranha Sharks.  It has come to this. Normally I would not even be exposed to this movie, but I got a nice e-mail from Benjamin Kanes deploring the latest pile of shark shit from Asylum, in the form of one Sharknado 2.  He threw it down and said that they had done better with […]

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by Goat August 22, 2014

I know that a lot has been written about the making of Boyhood but I think that few really comprehend the almost miraculous scope of this movie’s achievements. For one thing, not only did Linklater produce a masterpiece with one brilliant child star performance, he did it with TWO, and over the amazing period of […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy

by Goat August 10, 2014

Due to my advancing age, increasing senility and just bitter disdain for any kind of comic book based film, my expectations for Guardians of the Galaxy were low.  Yes, I scanned the glowing reviews and watched the trailers, things looked very promising, a can’t miss hit of a summer blockbuster was at hand.  Even though […]

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Sharknado 2

by Goat July 31, 2014

*Sharknado 1 review is here* I vividly remember a sweltering Saturday night in July of 1975 when my wife and I stood in line with a couple of thousand other people at the Park Theater in Memphis, Tn.  We finally procured our tickets, found a couple of empty seats and I purchased two large Cokes™ to quench […]

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Leon: The Professional

by Goat July 29, 2014

I was going through my DVD collection, trying to find some really top-tier movie that my friend had not seen and we came upon Leon: The Professional, a great choice.  It is really hard to go wrong with one of the best movies ever filmed.  To say that this masterpiece is criminally underrated and underappreciated […]

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The Bug Museum -or- A Creationist’s Worst Nightmare

by Goat July 23, 2014

  This is the Bug Museum.  I know that Ruthless Reviews is not a travelogue, but I simply must comment on a fascinating place that I encountered in my travels to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Some of you may have noticed this on my FaceBook page, The Harrell House of Natural Oddities, or The Bug […]

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by Goat July 11, 2014

  Snowpiercer (2013) I really like Korean Film (Thanks, Steen).  When I saw that Joon-Ho Bong was making a movie for us Americans, I was both thrilled and apprehensive, not knowing how badly things would be screwed up.  Certainly unknown to most casual moviegoers, Joon-Ho Bong is a Master and is known for movies like […]