Scrooge In The Hood

Film Title

Scrooge In The Hood

Synopsis

The Jewish Mafia tries to move in on Scrooge’s ‘Ho business.

Director

Richard Chandler

Cast

George Raynor as Scrooge
Seregon O'Dassey as The Ghost of Christmas Past
Bill Jacques as Mr. Crotchrot
Alexander Hauck as Tiny Tim
Todd Therrien
Richard Chandler

The only thing wrong with this Christmas film, other than the acting, production, direction, sets, editing, cinematography and writing, was that it was an incredible 1hr. 23 minutes long. Scrooge In The Hood, a.k.a Silent Night, Dead Night is yet another obscure rendition of the Dickens classic Tagline: We Put The Dick In Charles Dickens […]

A Christmas Carol-The Musical (2004)

Film Title

A Christmas Carol-The Musical (2004)

Synopsis

A musical version of this venerable classic misses the mark

Director

Arthur Allan Seidelman

Cast

Kelsey Grammer
Jesse L. Martin
Jane Krakowski
Geraldine Chaplin
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jason Alexander

A Christmas Carol-The Musical (2004) Here we have yet another addition to the versions of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. This movie was a full length, made for TV musical, starring Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge. I generally don’t care much for Musicals, except for the excellent Broadways like The Phantom and Les Miserables. Watching […]

A Christmas Story 2 (2012)

Film Title

A Christmas Story 2 (2012)

Synopsis

An unwatchable kick in the nuts to the greatest Christmas Movie ever

Director

Brian Levant

Cast

Daniel Stern
Stacey Travis
Braeden LeMasters
Valin Shinyei
David Michael Paul
David W. Thompson

I wrote my first Christmas review in 2006 or so, before Christmas Movie Reviews were a big Ruthless franchise. Now, if you Google Christmas Movie Reviews , Ruthless Reviews comes up #1. In 2013, I started churning out reviews in earnest, and now Ruthless has a stable of over 65 Christmas Movie Reviews and rants. […]

A Christmas Carol (1977)

Film Title

A Christmas Carol (1977)

Synopsis

The 1977 TV version of this timeless Christmas classic

Director

Moira Armstrong

Cast

Michael Hordern
John LeMesurier
Benard Lee
Patricia Quinn
Paul Copley
Clive Morrison
Carol MacReady
John Salthouse

A Christmas Carol (1977) For those who are not familiar with the story, here is a synopsis: Ebenezer Scrooge is a money lender and a loner who does not believe in or celebrate Christmas. Because of this lack of belief, Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by four spirits; first by his deceased partner, Marley, […]

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

Film Title

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018)

Synopsis

This is The Grinch after decades of sensitivity training and cosmetic denistry

Director

Yarrow Cheney/Scott Mosier

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch
Pharrell Williams
Cameron Seely
Kenan Thompson
Rashida Jones

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) was a delightful 26 minute long Christmas Special that ranks near the very top for Christmas Movie excellence. Any remake of this masterpiece that is longer than 35 or 40 minutes is destined to run into trouble. It is inevitable that the 55+ minutes necessary to make a full-length […]

The Old Man and the Gun

Film Title

The Old Man and the Gun

Synopsis

The story of Forrest Tucker, the considerate bank robber

Director

David Lowery

Cast

Robert Redford
Cissy Spacek
Casey Affleck
Danny Glover
Tom Waits
Tika Sumpter

The Hole in the Wall Gang has been replaced by the Over the Hill Gang. Robert Redford, even at age 82, has lost none of his charm and appeal. The Old Man and the Gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, who just could not stop robbing banks and then breaking out […]

The ABC’s Of Thanksgiving In America

America! Most Americans are shocked and enraged when they realize that the rest of the world does not celebrate their bloated holiday. Get over it. Black Friday Back in ancient times, the day after Thanksgiving was a quiet and friendly time. Most everyone was off work or out of school, so you slept in, you […]

Fahrenheit 11/9

Film Title

Fahrenheit 11/9

Synopsis

A Horror Story the likes of which you cannot imagine

Director

Michael Moore

Cast

Michael Moore
Donald Trump
Bill Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Rick Snyder
Barack Obama

This will probably be a short review, and I’ve put off writing it. Last Tuesday I sat in a theater with 3 other people and watched what was one of the most depressing documentaries I have ever seen. The content of the film was only slightly more disturbing than the fact that almost no one […]

The ABC’s Of The Opioid Crisis

The ABC’s Of The Opioid Crisis Here at Ruthless, we are no strangers to drugs. We also realize that in The United States, there is a big problem with both prescription drug abuse, diversion of Rx drugs, and the use of illicit drugs. We know that as long as drugs are available or can be […]

First Reformed

Film Title

First Reformed

Synopsis

The Pastor of a small, historical church slowly loses his sanity because of past ghosts and current events.

Director

Paul Schrader

Cast

Ethan Hawke
Samantha Ceyfried
Cedric The Entertainer
Michael Gaston
Victoria Hill
Van Hansis

First Reformed Throughout my long and unspectacular career with Ruthless, I have taken great glee in skewering and ridiculing religious-themed movies. Sometimes because they are so transparent and bad, like in The Case For Christ. Other times because they reveal the utter bankruptcy and cruelty of their associated superstitions (The Breadwinner). First Reformed is another […]