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 […]

The Hateful Eight

Film Title

The Hateful Eight

Director

Quentin Tarantino

Cast

Samuel L. Jackson
Kurt Russell
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Walton Groggins
Tim Roth
Michael Madsen
Demian Bicher
Bruce Dern
James Parks
Channing Tatum

  The Hateful Eight It does not take a lot in this day and age for me to have my faith in humanity degraded if not destroyed. I want nothing to take away from my review, but I cannot help but comment on how many negative reviews this masterpiece received from the hordes of titty-babies […]

Creed

Film Title

Creed

Synopsis

Rocky Balboa trains the son of boxing rival Apollo Creed to fight in underdog role

Director

Ryan Coogler

Cast

Sylvester Stallone
Michael B. Jordan
Tessa Thompson
Phyllis Rashad
Tony Bellew
Graham McTavish
Ritchie Coster

What the world needs now is not love, peace, tolerance, understanding and a lack of carnage and bloodshed. What this orb needs is not for Donald Trump to get inoperable cancer of the larynx or for every member of Congress to be ousted for their murderous support of the NRA. We don’t need an end […]

Overtime (2011)

Film Title

Overtime (2011)

Synopsis

Overtime provides hit men, zombies, aliens, clowns and cake.

Director

Brian Cunningham and Matt Niehoff

Cast

Al Snow
John Wells
Sebrina Scott
Christina Mullins
James Tackett
Benjamin Wood

Tagline: Working late was never this brutal Not many workers are fans of overtime, especially on the weekend, unless they desperately need the money. Well, Max and Raph were not your usual workers, as they were actually full time, highly paid assassins, and part time cake and clown conscriptors. So, what did you get when […]

Scrooged

Film Title

Scrooged

Synopsis

God bless us, each and every one with a bath towel or VHS

Director

Richard Donner

Cast

Bill Murray
Karren Allen
Robert Mitchum
John Forsythe
John Glover
David Johansen
Michael J. Pollard
Carol Kane

Scrooged is one of those “just can’t miss” films that came along with a fair amount of anticipation. Bill Murray seems to be perfect for playing the part of a Network Executive who robotically orchestrates his tasks, and that includes delegating who gets what Christmas present (VHS or a Towel). By now, we are all […]

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Film Title

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Synopsis

This Hobo has had enough, and delivers justice one shell at a time.

Director

Jason Eisener

Cast

Rutger Hauer
Pasha Ebrihimi
Rob Wells
Brian Downey
Gregory Smith
Nick Bateman
Molly Dunsworth
Jeremy Akerman

Hobo with a Shotgun was hardly an 80’s Action Movie since it was produced in 2011, but there was no reason that the 80’s format could not be used on this totally over the top bloodbath. If you don’t approve, take it up with Rutger Hauer. Yeah, that’s what I thought. Hobo with a Shotgun […]