A Christmas Carol (1971-Animated/Short)

Film Title

A Christmas Carol (1971)

Synopsis

An award winning short animated version of the Dickens classic.



Cast

Alastair Sim
Michael Hordern
Michael Redgrave

Here is yet another version of my favorite Christmas classic, Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. This is an animated short made by the great, late Richard Williams. As far as I know, this is the only version of A Christmas Carol to win an Academy Award; it won for Best Short Subject, Animated Films. It […]

Christmas Slay (2015)

Film Title

Christmas Slay (2015)

Synopsis

The worst “Killer Santa” movie ever made

Director

Steve Davis

Cast

Dani Thompson
Laura Ellen Wilson
Lydia Kay
Frank Jakeman

I am slogging through my annual gulag of Christmas Movies, fresh off of reviewing a delightfully silly Slay Belles. We now are faced with yet another “Slay” word play Christmas film. In addition to Slay Belles, we have had the quite watchable Teresa Spoon favorite, Santa’s Slay. Now I reluctantly present Christmas Slay, which is […]

Slay Belles (2018)

Film Title

Slay Belles (2018)

Synopsis

Three sexy cosplaying women battle the evil Krampus in order to save Christmas, and the world!

Director

Dan Walker

Cast

Barry Bostwick
Kristina Kleb
Susan Slaughter
Hannah Wagner
Diane Sallinger
Joel Ezra Hebner

Slay Belles is a Christmas horror comedy that features three young women who are YouTubers. They are also a trio of ditzy cosplayers, anime freaks and free-spirited Listers. [EDITOR’S NOTE: A Lister can be defined as someone who is most likely on the list of the 10 biggest ho’s in high school] Don’t let that […]

Christmas At Graceland: Home For The Holidays

Film Title

Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays

Synopsis

Murder, rape, carjackings and lootings in Memphis during a steaming hot Christmas season

Director

Eric Close

Cast

Kaitlin Doubleday
Adrian Grenier
Sunny Mabrey
Nina Thurmond
Trace Masters
Laney Malone
Hailey Harris

My career with Ruthless has been a good one with many high-water marks like Midnight Cowboy and my Christmas Movie reviews and related articles. There have also been a few low spots, but this movie is one ditch that I may not be able to crawl out of. Somehow, someway, Matt Cale talked me into […]

The Elf (2017)

Film Title

The Elf (2017)

Synopsis

A curse on whoever is responsible for this movie

Director

Justin Price

Cast

Natassia Halabi
Gabriel Miller
Lassiter Holmes
Lisa May
Joseph Daniel Ellis

I am not going to mince words or waste much time with this review. We had Will Ferrel’s stinker Elf, Dan Haggarty’s debacle, Elves, and now we have The Elf (or Elf on a Shelf). This film is probably the most senseless, boring and unnecessary Christmas/Horror movie ever made. The actors behave like they hated […]

A Christmas Carol (1954) TV

Film Title

A Christmas Carol (1954)

Synopsis

An unwatchable version of the Dickens classic

Director

Ralph Levy

Cast

Basil Rathbone
Fredric March
Bob Sweeney
Ray Middleton
Sally Fraser
Christopher Cook

This was a musical version of the Scrooge classic made for the TV “Shower of Stars” program that ran from 1954-1958. This episode aired on Dec. 23, 1954. 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 […]

The Knight Before Christmas: Netflix

Film Title

The Knight Before Christmas: Netflix

Synopsis

A 14th Century knight time travels to the present time to fulfill a quest

Director

Monkia Mitchell

Cast

Vanessa Hudgens
Emanuell Chriqui
Josh Whitehouse
Ella Kenion
Isabell Franca
Mimi Gianopulos

And again it begins. At least I held off this year until after November 20th. I’m usually exhausted before Dec. 15 and have completed my annual obsession with my beloved Christmas Movies. Last year Netflix gave us the highly enjoyable The Christmas Chronicles with the great Kurt Russell. This year? We are not so fortunate. […]

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Film Title

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Synopsis

Retards, Rednecks and ‘Rasslin

Director

Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz

Cast

Shia LaBeuof (worst redneck name ever)
Dakota Johnson
Zack Gottsagen
John Hawkes
Thomas Hayden Church
Bruce Dern
Jon Bernthal
Jake The Snake Roberts
Mick Foley

First, I would like to offer a sincere apology to Matt Cale for suggesting that he watch this movie, much less like it. In fact, if I ever had any reason to Clockwork Orange Matt Cale, this would be the movie. However, movie critics are tripping all over each other to gush over this derivative […]

Jojo Rabbit

Film Title

Jojo Rabbit

Synopsis

A ten year-old Hitler Youth comes to age with the help of Jews and rabbits

Director

Taika Waititi

Cast

Scarlett Johansson
Roman Griffin Davis
Thomasin McKenzie
Taika Waititi
Sam Rockwell
Rebel Wilson
Alfie Allen
Stephen Merchant
Archie Yates

I was headed towards The Cinemark in Fort Collins, with every intention of watching Joker, but I was running late for some reason. Another featured movie caught my eye, Jojo Rabbit, a film about some dumb little Nazi Youth Kid and a goofy-looking Hitler. “No way!” I thought, but then I noticed Sam Rockwell and […]

The Lighthouse

Film Title

The Lighthouse

Synopsis

Nothing good can happen when 2 men are trapped in a giant phallus

Director

Robert Eggers

Cast

Willem DaFoe
Robert Pattinson
The Lighthouse
The Sea

After virtually giving up on movies this year, I was thrilled with Parasite and even more so with The Lighthouse. There are no words to adequately describe how terrifyingly haunting and beautiful this movie was. This film will wreck you. It is David Lynch, only on steroids, and with some Kubrick and Lovecraft for good […]