I know that it is hard to believe, but it is almost that time of the year again. Since next Tuesday’s election results just might kill me, I thought I would get an early start, and why not? Although I wrote my first Christmas Review for Ruthless in 2006, I did not start writing reviews […]
Will Ferrell drops a turd on Christmas
God bless us, each and every one with a bath towel or VHS
Michael J. Pollard
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 […]
Film TitleSanta and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)
God and Satan battle for the souls of humanity
DirectorSome Sick Son of a Bitch
Khocolate Ice Kareem-Barr
Fruffy The Dog
The Cosmic Star Goat
After visiting the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam, we swung south to catch some of the historic Route 66 and the Mother Road museum in Kingman Arizona. Before we left we had visited Mr. D’s, a famous retro Route 66 burger and soda joint. I ordered and ate their huge cheeseburger and fries, the cheeseburger […]
Film TitleSanta's Slay (2005)
Santa is really a demon, and he is one who wreaks havoc when released from a lost wager.
Emilie de Ravin
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
The opening scene was wonderfully gory and camp, and it was the best scene in the movie. The Goldberg Santa, after cooling his heels for 1,000 years, was ready to rock, roll, and kill. He went down the chimney of a random rich folks’ house and proceeded for no apparent reason, to toss the little […]
Film TitleA Cadaver Christmas (2011)
A bloodied and upset University Janitor wanders into a bar and recruits to save the world from Zombies…I mean Cadavers.
Andrew Ryan Harvey
Tagline: Never leave a mess unclean Ho-Ho-Ho. What is Christmas without cadavers, Zombies, blood, guts and mayhem? No, I’m not talking about Black Friday at Wal-Mart, I’m talking about this wonderful movie, A Cadaver Christmas. How perfectly fitting to celebrate the upcoming sacred holiday by watching Zombies, instead of arguing over Starbucks Cups? I mean, […]
Film TitleElves (1989)
Elves and Nazis team up to create a Master Race. Hilarity ensues.
After watching Santa Claus (1959) and reviewing it, I was confident that things could not get any worse. With Santa’s Slay in the wings, I felt compelled to endure some other genuinely horrible movies, and it wasn’t long until I found and watched Elves. This miscarriage is available free on YouTube and it would be […]
Film TitleScrooge (1935)
The 1935 British adaptation of A Christmas Carol
While the Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol (1951) is still the B&W standard bearer for the genre, this lesser known version again brings us back to the dark, creepy and scary aspect of this timeless story. Sir Seymour Hicks was a consummate Scrooge, so bent over, joyless, disagreeable and Ruthless, that we […]
Film TitleA Christmas Carol (1938)
A 1938 Version of the Charles Dickens Classic, A Christmas Carol
DirectorEdwin L. Martin
Leo G. Carrol
At Ruthless, we have our heroes, the Arnolds, the Kinskis and Herzogs, but one of our favorite unspoiled characters is that of one Ebeneezer Scrooge. We love him for what he was, not what he was to become; another casualty of religious guilt and coercion. This 1938 version originally cast Lionel Barrymore, but health […]
Film TitleJingle All The Way 2
No, this is real!
Larry the Cable Guy
In A Christmas Tale, the family deals with their defeats with sublime acquiescence, as though marching to the guillotine with a bottle of vodka in hand.