The Invisible Man (2020)

Film Title

The Invisible Man (2020)

Synopsis

An abusive relationship taken to the next, next level.

Director

Leigh Whannell

Cast

Elisabeth Moss
Aldis Hodge
Harriet Dyer
Storm Reid
Oliver Jacskon-Cohen
Michael Dorman

See what I mean? There have been plenty of adaptations of H.G. Wells’ classic The Invisible Man, going all the way back to 1933. My personal experience covers the pretty bad Hollow Man (featuring Kevin Bacon) and hot garbage that is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, not to mention the original novel itself. Based on […]

Sonic the Hedgehog

Film Title

Sonic the Hedgehog

Synopsis

Run Sonic, RUN!

Director

Jeff Fowler

Cast

James Marsden
Jim Carrey
Ben Schwartz
Tika Sumpter

Fair enough. My son was looking forward to seeing Sonic for weeks. I was not as enthusiastic, but such are the sacrifices a parent makes for his kid. Unlike him, my memory of Sonic goes all the way back to the original Sega Genesis game, not to mention I also remember many crappy movies based […]

The Handmaiden (2016)

Film Title

The Handmaiden

Synopsis

Some scoundrels attempt to relieve a wealthy woman of her fortune. Things get complicated.

Director

Chan-wook Park

Cast

Min-hee Kim
Tae-ri Kim
Jung-woo Ha
Jin-woong Cho

The Handmaiden is a movie made by Park Chan-Wook, the filmmaker who gave us the thrilling masterpiece trilogy, Oldboy (2003), Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance. This movie is an adaptation of Sarah Water’s Victorian tale, Fingersmith. The plot is set in 1930’s Korea, while still under the pre-war occupation of Japan. The Handmaiden […]

The African Queen (1951)

Film Title

The African Queen

Synopsis

World War 1 reaches Central Africa and an unlikely tandem decides to get involved.

Director

John Huston

Cast

Humphrey Bogart
Katherine Hepburn
Robert Morley
Peter Bull

Here at Ruthless, we are famous for 80’s Action and Christmas Movie Reviews. One genre that is seriously underrepresented at Ruthless is the classics. Movies with dialogue that pops and sizzles, and with great acting and character development. The African Queen is one of my favorite classics and stars two of the greatest actors to […]

Downhill

Film Title

Downhill

Synopsis

A family goes on a ski trip and there is nothing about that.

Director

Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

Cast

Will Ferrell
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Miranda Otto
Zoe Chao
Zach Woods
Julian Grey
Ammon Jacob Ford

Dear cruel world. The advantage in avoiding all trailers for a movie is that you do not know what is coming. Unfortunately, that is also the danger. What little I knew going into the screening of Downhill was that it starred Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and was about a family on ski trip. IMDb […]

Birds of Prey

Film Title

Birds of Prey

Synopsis

Harley Quinn’s post break-up story.

Director

Cathy Yan

Cast

Margot Robbie
Ewan McGregor
Rosie Perez
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Chris Messina
Ella Jay Basco

Don’t oversell it. Watching a DC Extended Universe (DCEU) movie is a bit like Charlie Brown trying to kick Lucy’s football. Every time you line up the kick, she promises that, this time, she won’t pull it away. By now, you have slipped four discs in your spine, bruised your tailbone, dislocated a hip, and […]

Top 10 Best Online Casino Games of All Time

Whether you’re a beginner or a professional casino player, placing wagers online is the best way to go. It’s not only convenient while wagering on sports events, but also live casino games and slots. Here is a list of the top 10 casino games that Betway88 punters may want to check out when betting online. […]

The 2020 Oscars: Some Picks And Thoughts From Team Ruthless

Yes, I know, it is hard to imagine that it is Academy Award season again. Due to plummeting ratings, I don’t know what the Academy has in store for us this year. 2019 started out slow, but ended with some pretty awesome movies. Things are changing, with Netflix becoming a major movie player + a […]

A Monster’s Ode to John Welsh

In the 1970s and 1980s I worked on several movies by the Arkansas based filmmaker, Charles B. Pierce. He achieved minor fame and a cult following for his films, The Legend of Boggy Creek and The Town that Dreaded Sundown. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Both included with Amazon Prime] The Legend of Boggy Creek was a pseudo […]

Top 10 Worst Movies of 2019

How? How could one person see this many terrible movies in one year? Was I perhaps stricken with some mysterious curse? The answer is much simpler: cinematic masochism. Yes, I spent last year seeking out the worst movies I could find every bit as voraciously as I sought out the best, as I do every […]