Donald Trump: The Arrogance Of Power And Lack of Accountability Edition

Congress has officially confirmed the Electoral College victory of Biden and Harris. To all the Trumpers, thugs, evangelicals, preachers and right-wing pundits, where is your God now? How can you not say that this is God’s will, if you believe in that sort of thing? The overwhelming support of Christians for Donald Trump exposes the […]

A Meowy Christmas Vacation

Film Title

A Meowy Christmas Vacation

Synopsis

Steve and his furry friends drop yet another load



Cast

Steve, I Will Be Making A Formal Complaint, Rudzinski
Cerra Atkins
Ben Dietels
A Mangy Tabby named Whiskers
Various botfly-infested rodents

When I reviewed the worst Christmas movie ever made, A Meowy Christmas, I had no idea of the massive amount of whiney butt-hurt that would be forthcoming from the movie creators, Steve Rudzinski and the writer of that horrid mess, Bill Murphy. This was 3 years ago and long forgotten until a got yet another […]

The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t

Film Title

The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

Synopsis

Yet another dreadful Saving Christmas movie, Italian style.

Director

Rossano Brazzi

Cast

Paul Tripp
Lydia Brazzi
Alberto Rabagliati
A Truckload of Creepy Midgets
Mischa Auer
John Karlsen
Rossano Brazzi

Christmas is fast approaching and another year of watching and reviewing Christmas movies is winding down. This movie is yet another recommendation from one of our fine readers. The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t should have been named The Christmas Movie That Wasn’t. So, what went wrong with this wonderful Santa Save Christmas Movie? The short […]

Mrs. Worthington’s Party-A.K.A. Noelle (2007)

Film Title

Mrs. Worthington's Party (Noelle)

Synopsis

A priest comes to a small New England village to shut down a dying parrish. What is thought to be a routine sacking is anything but.

Director

David Wall

Cast

David Wall
Kerry Wall
Sean Patrick Brennan
Jean Bates

It is no secret that faith-based movies have taken their review lumps from both believers and non-believers alike. The harsh criticism heaped upon this genre of movie has been well deserved, and I have been a joyful participant in this scrutiny. Faith-based Christmas movies are especially vulnerable to criticism for poor artistic presentation and falling […]

Home Alone (1990)

Film Title

Home Alone

Synopsis

Other than Elf, the most pointless and annoying Christmas movie ever made.

Director

Chris Columbus

Cast

Macaulay Culkin
Joe Pesci!
David Stern
John Heard
Catherine O'Hara
John Candy
Roberts Blosson

I knew that if I avoided the grave long enough that this day would come. There is no longer putting it off or pretending that this movie does not exist. Having long ago reviewed atrocities like It’s A Wonderful Life, Elf, and Santa Claus And The Ice Cream Bunny, this landmark in Ruthless Christmas Movie […]

A Christmas Carol (2018)

Film Title

A Christmas Carol

Synopsis

A modern-day rendition of the timeless classic

Director

David Izatt

Cast

Stuart Brennan
Bonnie Wright
Rebecca Hanssen
Sarina Taylor
Mark Paul Wake
Alec Westwood

As you know, A Christmas Carol is my favorite genre of Christmas Movies and I have already watched and reviewed at least 16 versions of this venerable classic. This version is a low budget but more than adequate re-telling that is set in modern-day Scotland. This Ebeneezer Scrooge (Stuart Brennan) is a young and wildly […]

Elves (2018)

Film Title

Elves

Synopsis

Ancient Elves locked in a chest only come out at Christmas.

Director

Jamaal Burden

Cast

Who Cares?

I’ve come to an unassailable generalization. Every Christmas movie with “Elf or Elves” in the title is going to be horrible and without redemption, campy or otherwise. The opening “teaser” (more like snoozer) scene lasted 6 minutes and consisted of two young boys sitting in a dark room with that awful piano, bang-bang one chord […]

Christmas Story – a.k.a. (Joulutarina)(2007/Finnish)

Film Title

Christmas Story

Synopsis

A Finnish tale of how Santa Claus came into being

Director

Jahu Wuolijoki

Cast

Hannu-Pekka Bjorkman
Kari Vaananen
Otto Gustavsson
Minna Haapkyla
Mikko Kouki

This is not A Christmas Story, the greatest Christmas Movie ever make, but a charming, unique and very watchable Finnish version of how Santa Claus came into being. Like the Netflix classic Klaus, Christmas Story is not another cheesy and lame “save Christmas” film, but one that creates Christmas, with absolutely no mention of the […]

We’re No Angels (1955)

Film Title

We're No Angels

Synopsis

Three escapees from Devil’s Island are master con men, and help out a kind merchant and his family.

Director

Michael Curtiz

Cast

Humphrey Bogart
Aldo Ray
Peter Ustinov
Joan Bennett
Basil Rathbone
Leo G. Carroll
Lea Penman

Here at Ruthless we love our readers, especially when they give us suggestions about great movies to review. We’re No Angels is a light-hearted and unusual Christmas type movie staring the iconic Humphrey Bogart. O.K., it wasn’t a great movie as such, but considering that the film is 65 years old, it holds up quite […]

Mixed Nuts (1994)

Film Title

Mixed Nuts

Synopsis

This movie should have been career suicide for all involved

Director

Nora Ephron

Cast

Steve Martin
Madeline Kahn
Robert Klein
Juliette Lewis
Steven Wright
Rob Reiner
Liev Schreiber
Rita Wilson
Garry Shandling
Haley Joel Osment

Here we have a Christmas Movie about a Suicide Hotline. Doesn’t this sound deliciously hilarious? Well, it’s not. What this movie is, is a big steaming pile of rancid Christmas pudding, mixed with arsenic sauce. It is not humor, it is not dark humor or satire, it is just 1 hr:33 minutes of stupidity, but […]