The Legacy Of Silent Film

When Louis and Auguste Lumiere first showed their short film The Arrival of a Train in 1895, they certainly had no inkling that, almost a hundred years later, it would be the film-within-a-film in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Nor could Carl Theodor Dreyer have suspected that his 1928 feature The […]

The Top 10 Ruthless Reviews Comedies

There really hasn’t been a lot to laugh about the last year or so. The planet has been ravaged by a deadly pandemic because a random Chinaman decided to eat a tasty bat. Millions of stupid Americans think that Donald Trump actually won the election and that America needs a king, not a democracy. A […]

Raya And The Last Dragon

Film Title

Raya And The Last Dragon

Synopsis

A warrior in Kumandra is determined to find the last dragon

Director

Don Hall/Carols Lopez Estrada

Cast

Kelly Marie Tran
Awkwafina
Izzac Wang
Gemma Chan
Daniel Dae Kim
Benedict Wong
Sandra Oh

“Raya and the Last Dragon” – Has it been so long? I am so happy to watch a new movie that is not Oscar bait (though I’m still happy about those) and not called Wonder Woman 1984. I’m also a sucker for fantastical quest movies, so all this movie had to do was not be, […]

Animal House (1978)

Film Title

Animal House

Synopsis

The greatest movie about college life ever made

Director

John Landis

Cast

John Belushi
Stephen Furst
Tom Hulce
Mark Metcalf
Donald Sutherland
John Verner
Verna Bloom
Kevin Bacon
Tim Matheson
Peter Riegert
Bruce McGill

Animal House is a movie that was not taken seriously when it was made. The expectations were low, and Donald Sutherland, the one big star, (Kevin Bacon’s first movie!) took a paltry lump-sum of $30,000 for his role in the movie. No university or college would let them shoot the movie at their campus until […]

All of the Casino Games James Bond Has Played

Just as much as James Bond is famous for drinking a shaken-not-stirred martini and driving a rather snazzy gadget-packed Aston Martin, the world’s most famous fictional secret agent is equally as well-known for his love of casinos. Here is a look at all of the casino games James Bond has ever played in the series […]

Tom and Jerry (2021)

Synopsis

Tom & Jerry enhance the lamentations of Grandpa

Director

Tim Story

Cast

Tom
Jerry
Chole Grace Moretz
Other Voices

“Tom and Jerry” – Sorry, grandpa. Before we get to my son’s thoughts about Tom and Jerry, I’m going to weigh in a bit. When I was a kid, whenever we went to my grandparents’ house, we watched Tom and Jerry cartoons with my grandpa. It was the best part of the visit and I […]

Bullitt (1968)

Film Title

Bullitt

Synopsis

A star witness under protection is killed and Bullitt must find the killers

Director

Peter Yates

Cast

Steve McQueen
Robert Vaughn
Jaqueline Bissett
Don Gordon
Robert Duvall
Simon Oakland
Norman Fell

Bullitt is an award-winning film that showcases one of the most exciting car chases ever. The 1968 fast-back Mustang used in the chase scene recently sold at auction for 3.4 million dollars, and it was in rough condition. I will be reviewing the 2-disc Special Edition DVD of this movie. Steve McQueen was one of […]

Bingo On The Box

Whilst Bingo can sometimes dominate the online casino gaming scene, you’ll also find it popping up on your telly box in some of your favourite films and classic TV programmes. Whether it’s gameshows or comedies that tickle your fancy, it won’t be hard to find a hint of Bingo magic when you settle down for […]

12 Angry Men

Film Title

12 Angry Men

Synopsis

In a stifling Jury Room 12 men deliberate the fate of a murder suspect

Director

Sidney Lumet

Cast

Martin Balsam
John Fiedler
Lee J. Cobb
E.G. Marshall
Jack Klugman
Edward Binns
Jack Warden
Henry Fonda
Joseph Sweeney
Ed Begley
George Voscovek
Robert Webber

In movie jargon, the words “classic” and “masterpiece” are accolades that are tossed around quite a bit. Sometimes they are well deserved, sometimes not, and often the status is indeterminate. In the case of 12 Angry Men, there is no reasonable doubt at all about the verdict. This classic is a masterpiece and one of […]

Uplift the Race: 3 Spike Lee Joints

For over 30 years now, ever since his debut feature She’s Gotta Have It in 1986, Spike Lee has been one of the most innovative and provocative filmmakers of our time. As expressed numerous times throughout his many films, Lee’s highest goal is to “wake up” and uplift all oppressed and deluded people, but he […]

A Made Up Solution To A Made Up Problem

I realize this is a gross over-simplification, but it occurs to me that religion and a belief in various gods are, at their root, just attempts at making up solutions to deal with equally made-up problems. Or, to put it a different way, religions frequently invent problems that do not actually exist in order to […]