Leon: The Professional

Film Title

Leon: The Professional (1994)

Director

Luc Besson

Cast

Jean Reno
Natalie Portman
Gary Oldman
Danny Aiello

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 […]

Young Frankenstein

Film Title

Young Frankenstein

Synopsis

Mel Brooks knocks it out of the park with huge knockers and riotous hilarity.

Director

Mel Brooks

Cast

Gene Wilder
Peter Boyle
Terry Garr
Marty Feldman
Madeline Kahn
Gene Hackman
Cloris Leachman
Kenneth Mars

It is no secret that comedies are a genre of movies that are overlooked, underestimated and treated with a yawning disdain by many reviewers and moviegoers alike. Reading any Top (Whatever) list of the Best Comedies of all time will reveal a swath of disagreement, if not downright hostility over the inevitable picks and omissions.Tastes […]

Thank You For Smoking

Film Title

Thank You For Smoking

Synopsis

Make your own choice about killing yourself

Director

Jason Reitman

Cast

Aaron Eckhart
Maria Bello
Cameron Bright
Adam Brody
Sam Elliott
Katie Holmes
Bobby Jay
David Koechner
Rob Lowe
Wm. H. Macy
J.K. Simmons

Few people on this planet know what it is to be truly despised. Can you blame them? I earn a living fronting an organization that kills 1200 people a day. Twelve hundred people. We’re talking two jumbo jet plane loads of men, women, and children. I mean, there’s Attila, Genghis..and me, Nick Naylor. The face […]

THE ABCs OF GUN CULTURE

  This is my rifle, this is my gun. This is for fighting, this is for fun. Gun Culture in America Ammosexuals The first time I saw this term was here, describing a stupid, but dangerous group of needle-dicked men (and women) whose paranoia at having a brown-skinned man in the White House has led […]

The Nice Guys

Film Title

The Nice Guys

Synopsis

At least Russell Crowe did not sing.

Director

Shane Black

Cast

Russell Crowe
Ryan Gosling
Angourie Rice
Matt Bomer
Margaret Qualley
Keith David
Beau Knapp
Yaya DaCosta

  The Nice Guys was a highly rated (7.9 on IMDB and 70 with Metacritic) movie starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. I was expecting an entertaining movie in the spirit of Lethal Weapon or 48 Hours , but what I saw was more to the tune of Dumb and Dumber. Dumb was a fat, […]

10 Cloverfield Lane

Film Title

10 Cloverfield Lane

Synopsis

10 Cloverfield Lane is a movie that should never end.

Director

Dan Trachtenberg

Cast

John Goodman
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
John Gallagher Jr.

I’m sitting here with my sore, demolished foot when I should be writing a movie review. Well, I am writing one, or trying to write one. How does one go about ranking, rating or writing a review of a movie? For one thing, for your opinion to have any credibility, you must watch the entire […]

Spotlight

Film Title

Spotlight

Synopsis

The evil of a powerful and corrupt institution is exposed

Director

Tom McCarthy

Cast

Mike Ruffalo
Michael Keaton
Rachel McAdams
Liev Schreiber
John Slattery
Stanley Tucci
Brian d'Arcy James
Jamey Sheridan

As everyone is now aware, Spotlight was the surprise winner for Best Picture according to The Academy. I was as shocked as most others who thought that The Revenant would be a slam dunk. I was wrong, so I was compelled to see what this movie was all about. Scratch that, I was more than […]

THE ABCs OF EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS

Always Be Closing!-Wait! That’s another rant, but now that I think of it, not really. The only way that Evangelicals can hope to maintain their numbers, much less grow them, is by intense recruitment, by Selling! From infancy, family members are indoctrinated and recruited with fear, guilt and intimidation. They are sold the myth of […]

The Revenant

Film Title

The Revenant

Synopsis

The Revenant is about the triumph of human spirit, and revenge

Director

Alejandro G. Inarritu

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio
Tom Hardy
Domhnall Gleeson
Will Poulter
Forrest Goodluck
Paul Anderson
Christopher Joner
Joshua Burge
Melaw Nakeh'no

  The weather outside the Front Range of Colorado was as good as it had been since early December, even though there were still plenty of ugly black and white glaciers piled up in the parking lot of the Metrolux. If you are to watch this movie, dress in layers, as the visual impacts of […]

Blackstar is Bowie’s departing masterpiece

  Blackstar is Bowie’s departing masterpiece. I know this will be a shock, but I have never written a music review. I’m probably the least qualified person at Ruthless to do such a review, but I’m giving it a shot, just because it needs to be done. I like music, but am not a music […]