Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)

Film Title

Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)

Synopsis

Desperate blonde kidnaps perfect stranger to satisfy family holiday rituals

Director

Ron Underwood

Cast

Melissa Joan Hart
Mario Lopez
Timothy Bottoms
Markie Post
June Lockhart
Kyle Howard
Vanessa Evigan
Gabrielle Miller
Lala Alizada

Holiday in Handcuffs (2007) is obviously a Christmas movie. As you can readily see, I am running out of good Christmas Season movies to review. I have already reviewed the great classics like Alastair Sim’s version of A Christmas Carol, wonderful camp low-budget movies like A Cadaver Christmas, and steaming piles of feces like Elf. […]

Elf

Film Title

Elf

Synopsis

Will Ferrell drops a turd on Christmas

Director

John Favreau

Cast

Will Ferrell
James Caan
Bob Newhart
Edward Asner
Mary Steenburgen
Zooey Deschanel
Peter Dinklage

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 […]

Scrooged

Film Title

Scrooged

Synopsis

God bless us, each and every one with a bath towel or VHS

Director

Richard Donner

Cast

Bill Murray
Karren Allen
Robert Mitchum
John Forsythe
John Glover
David Johansen
Michael J. Pollard
Carol Kane

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 […]

Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)

Film Title

Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)

Synopsis

God and Satan battle for the souls of humanity

Director

Some Sick Son of a Bitch

Cast

God
Satan
Khocolate Ice Kareem-Barr
Fruffy The Dog
Ted Barrus
The Cosmic Star Goat
Colin Oscopee

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 […]

Santa’s Slay (2005)

Film Title

Santa's Slay (2005)

Synopsis

Santa is really a demon, and he is one who wreaks havoc when released from a lost wager.



Cast

Bill Goldberg
James Caan
Robert Culp
Douglass Smith
Emilie de Ravin
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
Rebecca Gayheart
Fran Drescher
Chris Kattan

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 […]

A Cadaver Christmas (2011)

Film Title

A Cadaver Christmas (2011)

Synopsis

A bloodied and upset University Janitor wanders into a bar and recruits to save the world from Zombies…I mean Cadavers.

Director

Joe Zerull

Cast

Daniel Rairden-Hale
Hanlon Smith-Dorsey
Yosh Hayashi
Ben Hopkins
Jessica Denny
Andrew Ryan Harvey
Michael Kennedy

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, […]

Elves (1989)

Film Title

Elves (1989)

Synopsis

Elves and Nazis team up to create a Master Race. Hilarity ensues.

Director

Jeffrey Mandel

Cast

Dan Haggarty
Julie Austin
Deanna Lund
Borah Silver
Christopher Graham

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 […]

Scrooge (1935)

Film Title

Scrooge (1935)

Synopsis

The 1935 British adaptation of A Christmas Carol

Director

Henry Edwards

Cast

Seymour Hicks
Donald Calthrop
Robert Cochran
Mary Glynne
Oscar Asche
Barbara Everest
Phillip Frost

  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 […]

A Christmas Carol (1938)

Film Title

A Christmas Carol (1938)

Synopsis

A 1938 Version of the Charles Dickens Classic, A Christmas Carol

Director

Edwin L. Martin

Cast

Reginald Owen
Gene Lockhart
Kathleen Lockhart
Terry Kilburn
Barry Mackay
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 […]

Jingle All The Way 2 Review

Film Title

Jingle All The Way 2

Synopsis

No, this is real!

Director

Alex Zamm

Cast

Larry the Cable Guy
Brian Stepanek
Santino Marella
Kennedi Clements
Kirsten Robek

WHAT?