Another Look: War of the Worlds (2005)

Film Title

War of the Worlds (2005)

Synopsis

The Earth is invaded by GoPros on tripods. Tom Cruise’s toe fungus saves the World.

Director

Steven Spielberg

Cast

Tom Cruise
Dakota Fanning
Tim Robbins
Miranda Otto
Justin Chatwin
Rick Gonzalez

When I was young, a science fiction fan had to find his fix of quality SF in magazines like Galaxy, If and Analogue, or paperbacks from Ace. The screen was largely a desert for science fiction. Oh, you had things like The Thing, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Forbidden Planet. 2001. Some of […]

NFL Football: Week One Edition

Hey do you see that up there? Right up there, next to my name? See how it says September 5, 2019? You know what that means, don’t you? That’s right gang. It’s That Time of Year! Whoops! How did that get there? I was going for Andy Williams. SweetJesus, one would think it would be […]

American Sniper: Another look at some unrealistic aspects of this movie

Film Title

American Sniper

Synopsis

A few random facts about Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper

Director

Clint Eastwood

Cast

Bradley Cooper
Kyle Gallner
Ben Reed
Leonard Roberts
Jake McDormand

e Based on a true story. This is a disclaimer of sorts that you’ll see before certain films featuring tales of real-life individuals and events. Such is the case of the Clint Eastwood film, American Sniper. Kyle himself co-authored the book that the film is based on, but did not have a hand in the […]

Another look at Quinten Tarantino, and The Hateful Eight

I saw The Hateful Eight upon its release a few years ago, despite the fact it was a Quinten Tarantino film. I am not a fan of his, but it was advertised as a Western and I am a huge fan of Westerns. However, considering Ruthless’ own Goat seems to like it, I allowed it […]

Ruthless Preseason 3: Out of Luck Edition

This will only be my third season of writing at Ruthless. I am hardly an institution around here, not some grizzled veteran beat-writer type. Respectable, yes. Consistent, absolutely. Lust-inducing, sure, I get that all the time. But I’m not part of the furniture, nor some mythical Bob Considine supplemented with a chiseled physique and a […]

Don’t Let Go

Film Title

Don't Let Go

Synopsis

A murder mystery with the best cell phone coverage ever.

Director

Jacob Estes

Cast

David Oyelowo
Storm Reid
Mykelti Williamson
Alfred Molina
Brian Tyree Henry
Shinelle Azoroh

Or, you DIE, DIe, Die, die… I went into Don’t Let Go knowing nothing more than the title, a very brief plot summary on IMDb – “After a man’s family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He’s not sure if she’s […]

Ruthless NFL 2019 Preseason Preview Part II: (She Gives) Great Helmet

This is complete bullshit. I am being forced to write this column under protest because the powers that be at Ruthlessco International Unlimited are forcing me to abandon my trusty Chromebook laptop after more than ten years of faithful service! Granted, it was responsible for the occasional inadvertent doublespace, thus mucking up the ASCII characters […]

Loss Prevention (2018)

Film Title

Loss Prevention (2018)

Synopsis

Lesbian attraction, Corporate America and Toothpaste

Director

Brian Cunningham Matt Niehoff

Cast

John Wells
Al Snow
Vernon Wells
Abisha Uhl
James Tackett
Wilson Conkawright
Lauren Albert
Mike Schrorerlucke
Katie Stewart

Here we have another low, low budget movie starring John Wells and Al Snow. However, I cannot go any further without mentioning another “Wells”. Vernon Wells. What? No, I’m not kidding you. Vernon Wells is in this movie as the evil CEO of R & P. The I don’t need the girl Vernon Wells in […]

Ruthless NFL 2019 Preseason Preview Featuring Detailed Hall Of Fame Game Breakdown!

Just kidding. It’s the Hall of Fame Game for Christ’s sake. You can’t – or, to be adamantly clear, you should not under any circumstances – gamble on it. Come on, you knew that already. You know where you are. We don’t suffer fools around here, gladly or otherwise. This is a gambling column. Don’t […]

Beginner’s Guide to Online Bingo

Online bingo is one of the world’s most famous past times, and for good reason. Not only is it an amazingly fun game to play, it’s remarkably easy to pick up too, with its simplicity being one of the key factors behind its continued success. While there are many experienced online bingo players out there, […]