Loving Vincent

Film Title

Loving Vincent

Synopsis

A beautiful story on oil painted animation

Director

Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

Cast

Douglass Booth
Josh Burdett
Holly Earl
Robin Hodges
John Sessions
Aidan Turner

Loving Vincent 1 hr 34 minutes, PG-13 for mutilation and suicide. Fair Value of Loving Vincent: $5.00. Its a good art house film, and works as an adequate primer for somebody who knows nothing of post-impressionism. A good movie for your suburban relatives and in-laws. Patron Saint of the Starving Artists: There are a number […]

THE TOP 10 CHRISTMAS MOVIE CHARACTERS

“Mankind was my business!” -Jacob Marley Also, Please check out all of our always respectful and reverent Christmas Reviews here. The Christmas season has wound down and the reflection begins. We all have our favorite Christmas movie classics, but what about some of those memorable and Ruthless characters that made the movies what they are? […]

NFL Week 12: The Iron Bowl Is More Important Edition

Thanksgiving is upon us! A time for gathering with friends and loved ones and telling tacky jokes about putting up with distant relatives with deplorable political views. Granted, that is the unfortunate reality for some people, though I figure the average Ruthless reader has enough intelligence and self-assurance to just avoid spending time with douchebags […]

Christmas Evil (1980)

Film Title

Christmas Evil (1980)

Synopsis

Traumatized at Christmas as a young boy, this Toy Factory worker slowly loses his mind and becomes a very creepy Christmas stalker and killer.

Director

Lewis Jackson

Cast

Brandon Maggart
Jeffery DeMunn
Dianne Hull
Gus Salud
Ellen McElduff

Christmas Evil (1980) was originally titled “You Better Watch Out”. [You can watch it on YouTube] If you are ever in the mood for a really depressingly wonderful Christmas Movie, look no further than Christmas Evil. This movie was originally billed as a routine Christmas Horror/Slasher flick. Somewhere along the way, it altered course into […]

Justice League

Film Title

Justice League

Synopsis

Superman lives!

Director

Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon

Cast

Ben Affleck
Gal Gadot
Henry Cavill
Ray Fisher
Ezra Miller
Jason Mamoa
Jeremy Irons
Ciaran Hinds
J.K. Simmons
Amy Adams
Connie Nielsen
Amber Heard
Diane Lane

Baby steps (or, I see you, Joss Whedon) You know how when President Trump gives a speech that doesn’t contain racism, attacks, lies, or ads for his properties, certain people gush over how good or presidential he suddenly is? What’s that – too political? Okay; a different analogy. You know how when your dog doesn’t […]

NFL Week 11: Osweiler’s Agent Edition

NFL Week 11: Osweiler’s Agent Edition It is 11:08 p.m. on Sunday night. I am soberer than I would prefer, having outdone myself on a steak-and-potato nacho bake that starched up my stomach. This created a temporary but legitimate real estate scarcity, and beer now finds itself the victim of gentrification. At this point the […]

Can Valve Bring a New Level of Trust to One of eSports Biggest Games?

Can Valve Bring a New Level of Trust to One of eSports Biggest Games? To a casual gamer, the name Counter-Strike: Global Offensive probably does not mean too much. After all, why should it when major promotional campaigns are always pushing them more in the direction of new entries in blockbusting franchises like Destiny, Call […]

Jack Frost (1998)

Film Title

Jack Frost (1998)

Synopsis

Jack Frost fails in life as a Dad, but fails even worse in death as a dreadful, reincarnated snowman

Director

Troy Miller

Cast

Michael Keaton
Kelley Preston
Joseph Cross
Mika Boreem
Mark Addy
Taylor Handley

Jack Frost (1998) Michael Keaton is one of my favorite actors and I consider him to be in an elite class of Hollywood actors that have performed in the past few decades. His accomplishments range from a dazzling performance in Beetlejuice, to one that won multiple Oscars in Birdman. I think he should have gotten […]

Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

Film Title

Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

Synopsis

Another unnecessary, gaudy and creepy Santa Claus movie

Director

Jeannot Szwarc

Cast

Dudley Moore
John Lithgow
David Huddleston
Burgess Meredith
A bunch of cheesy reindeer

Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) You would think that the mash-up of Superman and the Santa Claus mythos would, at the very least, be interesting. You would be wrong. The Christopher Reeves starring Superman was such a hit that the producers decided to ape the origin story arc and apply it to Santa Claus. Interesting […]

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)

Film Title

Christmas At Pee-Wee's Playhouse (1988)

Synopsis

It has been 30 years since the most glorious Christmas Special ever assembled.

Director

Wayne Orr, Paul Reubens

Cast

Paul Reubens
Diana Shore
Anne Funicello
Laurence Fishburne
S. Epatha Merkerson
Lynne Marie Stewart
Frankie Avalon
Cher
K.D. Lang
The Del Rubio Triplettes
Whoopi Goldberg
Grace Jones
Little Richard
Magic Johnson
Joan Rivers
Oprah Winfrey
Zsa Zsa Gabor
John Paragon
The Singing Marines
Vic Travino
Charo

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special (1988) O.K., I know what you are thinking and I don’t blame you. This Christmas Review stuff has gone too far. On another, more rational day, I might agree with you. Today is not one of those days as I present Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special (1988). As I sieved through what […]