From Our Mailbox: Hydros Are for Tourists

From Our Mailbox: Hydros Are for Tourists We get plenty of mail here at Ruthless, advertising inquiries and the usual spam and hate mail. Every once and a while we get the benefit of the real-life experience of our readers. Todd Gack has written several fine articles about the wonderful world of work and meth, […]

The ABC’s Of The Opioid Crisis

The ABC’s Of The Opioid Crisis Here at Ruthless, we are no strangers to drugs. We also realize that in The United States, there is a big problem with both prescription drug abuse, diversion of Rx drugs, and the use of illicit drugs. We know that as long as drugs are available or can be […]

NFL Week Two: It’s All About That Bass, Not The Treble Edition

YOU LIKE THAT! YOU LIKE THAT! *Badass strutting music blares* No no, just kidding, same rules as last year. Pick whatever present participle you want, gaming, handicapping, gambling, its still a game of chance at the end. We don’t apologize for losses around here and we don’t show our ass when were hot, either. Today […]

Leave All Your Troubles Behind

Nowadays, lots of people feel lonely being unable to find good friends or a romantic partner in real life. The pace of time and routine which usually includes job, studies and home chores, leave people no chance on getting to know others and, especially, making new friends. Lack of vivid events and fun often makes […]

The Predator

Film Title

The Predator

Synopsis

Predator versus super predator versus idiocy.

Director

Shane Black

Cast

Boyd Holbrook
Olivia Munn
Jacob Tremblay
Keegan-Michael Key
Trevante Rhodes
Thomas Jane
Sterling K. Brown
Alfie Allen
Augusto Aguilera
Yvonne Strahovski
Jake Busey

Flipping stupid. Eight years ago, I was only a fledgling movie critic. At that time, I did not have press credentials, I was not part of the Denver Film Critic Society, and I was mostly writing as part of a podcast I co-hosted about reality TV shows (long story). I was also not yet attending […]

VPN for Gamers, Entrepreneurs, and Cinemaddicts

One of the best things about the Internet is the variety of options we have. One of the worst things about the Internet is the dangers and limitations it hides. How often are your devices hacked, your passwords were stolen, and the access denied because of the geographical location?   You’ve probably already faced one […]

The Nun

Film Title

The Nun

Synopsis

Demon nun. DEMON NUN!

Director

Corin Hardy

Cast

Taissa Farmiga
Demian Bichir
Jonas Bloquet
Bonnie Aarons

Holy shit. (Their words, but who am I to argue?). My first grade teacher was Sister Julianna. No last name – she was married to God and God does not have a last name. Like Prince. Which is kind of ironic when you think about how weird some religious dudes get about their new wives […]

NFL Week 1: It’s Even Too Hot To Play Tennis Edition

  I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the NFL Administration. I work for Commissioner Roger Goodell but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. It was a very serious thwart vow. There were candles. We even wore robes! Commissioner Goodell is facing a test to […]

Kin

Film Title

Kin

Synopsis

Kid finds science fiction gun. No further science fiction ensues.

Director

Josh Baker, Jonathan Baker

Cast

Myles Truitt
Jack Reynor
Zoe Kravitz
Dennis Quaid
James Franco

I cannot explain myself. Do you know what the best Labor Day weekend box office (U.S. only) result is for any movie since 1982? Take a guess. Lower. No, lower. $30.5 million. Now, try to guess what movie earned that number.* You know what – forget that. Try to name any movie that opened on […]

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

Film Title

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

Synopsis

When their relationship turns sour, a young couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.

Director

Michel Gondry

Cast

Jim Carrey
Kate Winslet
Elijah Wood
Mark Ruffalo
Kirsten Dunst
David Ross

Twenty-fours after seeing Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I was still thinking about it. I watched the movie over a decade ago and I still ponder its mysteries, much in the same way I considered Adaptation and Being John Malkovich. The common link with all three, of course, is screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, arguably the […]