Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer

Film Title

Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer

Synopsis

This killer has absolutely no peer. Viewers, meet Henry. There is no way to watch this film without feeling violated.

Director

John McNaughton

Cast

Michael Rooker
Tracy Arnold
Tom Towles

First things first, I don’t know how this film has slipped under the Ruthless Review Radar for so long, because this dark and terrifying movie contains one of the most Ruthless characters of all time. Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer was christened to be a very low budget $100,000 horror flick, but the final product […]

Dallas Buyers Club

Film Title

Dallas Buyers Club

Synopsis

Texas cowboy, when faced with a deadly disease, takes matters into his own hands

Director

Jean-Marc Vallee

Cast

Matthew McConaughey
Jennifer Garner
Jared Leto
Denis O'hare
Griffin Dunne

In keeping with the main character, this movie did not fool around. Before the viewer is hardly into his popcorn, Ron Woodruff is busted in the chops by a cop and then busted even harder by two doctors who drop the news on him that he is HIV+ and only has about 30 days to […]

THE ABCs OF ATHEISM

“Life is: cutting your way out of the thicket of stupidity and on occasions when you have passed your bramble and find someone else’s, you wanna uproot that too.” – Chris Morris Agnostic-Almost an atheist, a Fence Sitter, Doesn’t know, doesn’t care, isn’t sure. All of these and more can be used to describe an […]

THE ABCs OF SALES

  To see the Top Ten Movies about Salesmen, click here. Always Be Closing-Always Be Closing, ALWAYS BE CLOSING! These are those famous words from Alec Baldwin in Mamet’s masterpiece Glengarry Glen Ross. If you have ever been in Sales, you have probably heard a speech like this one, but never has one been more […]

THE ABCs OF MARRIAGE

For Other Great ABC Rants click here! Attorneys– Eventually you will need one. Why are you starting off this thing in such a negative fashion? Why immediately poison the well? Well, in America the divorce rates are shrinking, but so are the marriage rates, so deal with the fact that there are twice as many […]

American Hustle (2013)

Film Title

American Hustle

Synopsis

Con man works for FBI and the Mob thinks it’s hilarious

Director

David O. Russell

Cast

Christian Bale
Bradley Cooper
Amy Adams
Jeremy Renner
Jennifer Lawrence
Louis C.K.
Jack Huston

If opening scenes are trying to grab your attention, this one certainly succeeds as we see a clownishly attired Christian Bale orchestrate a really bad hairdo for something like 5 minutes. Equally as shocking is his physique as the formerly ripped Batman has put on 43 pounds of mostly paunch. The plot of this film […]

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol (1988)

Film Title

Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Synopsis

Wickedly hilariously twisted Dickens Classic

Director

Richard Boden

Cast

Rowan Atkinson
Stephen Fry
Tony Robinson
Hugh Laurie
Robbie Coltrane

  I was browsing through my 10th free trial of Netflix, looking for the 1974 version of Black Santa when I stumbled across this unbelievable find. When I looked at the title and the cast, I dropped everything, yes even the morning micturation would have to wait. Being unfamiliar with the BBC series Blackadder, I […]

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Film Title

A Christmas Carol

Synopsis

Disney Animation of Dickens Classic Scrooge

Director

Robert Zemeckis

Cast

Jim Carrey
Gary Oldman
Colin Firth

I usually don’t care for animation very much,no matter how compelling, but I watched this movie when it first came out and thought it was pretty good. Upon re-watching, Ive changed my mind The movie is not only good, it is mind-blowingly fantastic. This version of the Dickens classic is directed by Robert Zemeckis, the […]

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Film Title

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Synopsis

Overdone acting and overdone makeup. A dumbing down, instead of a shake up.

Director

Ron Howard

Cast

Jim Carrey
Taylor Momsen
Jeffrey Tambor
Christine Baranski
Molly Shannon
Clint Howard

The only character in the movie that was watchable was Max the Dog and this was because he had no lines.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1947)

Film Title

It's a Wonderful Life

Synopsis

No, it’s a Terrible, Terrible Movie

Director

Frank Capra

Cast

Jimmy Stewart
Donna Reed
Lionel Barrymore
Thomas Mitches
Henry Travers

It’s a Wonderful Life (1947) I rarely review movies that I genuinely detest, but I’m making an exception in this case. Think of this review as more of a warning than an assessment, if by some chance you have not watched this classic. I really dreaded re-watching the public domain issue of this pedestrian yawner […]