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 […]

1917

Film Title

1917

Synopsis

Two young British soldiers are given a critical mission that, if accomplished, will save 1600 soldiers from certain death



Cast

Andrew Scott
Benedict Cumberbatch
Dean-Charles Chapman
George Mackay
John Hollingworth
Richard Madden

1917 is a horror story. It is a journey to hell and back. It ends at the place where it began, in a field of flowers under a tree. It is a story of duty, comradeship and loss. It is a technical marvel. It takes place on April 6, 1917, the day the United States […]

NFL Week 13: Memphis would have given Ohio State A Better Game Than That Edition

I don’t want to be one of those people who feigns a sort of woeful regret every time they say “I told you so” by insisting that they are certainly not the type of person who says “I told you so,” except in that instance, of course. Those people are charlatans. Ne’er-do-wells. Cads. Bounders. And […]

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 […]

Knives Out

Film Title

Knives Out

Synopsis

The classic tale of a greedy bunch of assholes claiming a dead guy’s money is really theirs.

Director

Rian Johnson

Cast

Daniel Craig
Chris Evans
Christopher Plummer
Ana de Armas
Toni Collette
Jamie Lee Curtis
Don Johnson
LaKeith Stanfield
Michael Shannon
Katherine Langford

And just a dash of Foghorn Leghorn. We’re finally to the last – arguably the best – big movie season of the year. Unlike the summer, it is not just filled with big, loud blockbusters plus even bigger, louder, dumb blockbusters. The end-of-year season includes prestige movies, smart dramas, Star Wars (usually), and, yes, big, […]

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 […]

The King (2019)

Film Title

The King (2019)

Synopsis

The young king, crowned by Henry V must manage politics, war, and other issues

Director

David Michod

Cast

Timothee Chalamet
Sean Harris
Joel Edgerton
Tom Glynn-Carney
Ben Mendelson
Steven Elder

I brought two prejudices to watching The King, the new film about England’s Henry V. This was Shakespeare’s Henry V, and the Henry V of history. The King is not Shakespeare, and is certainly not history. It is however, a mildly enjoyable film. In the beginning, the film has Prince Hal or Harry, the future […]

NFL Week 12: Impeach THIS Edition

This will end. Maybe next week. Maybe during conference championships. Hell, maybe right now. Perhaps as you read this, our early Sunday slate is going down in flames. I would hate to come off as some sort of pragmatism monitor, but in the course of a run like this I feel just a twinge of […]

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 […]