Guardians of the Galaxy

Film Title

Guardians of the Galaxy

Synopsis

Guardians of the Galaxy save the universe from destruction

Director

James Gunn

Cast

Chris Platt
Zoe Saldana
David Bautista
Vin Diesel
Bradley Cooper
Lee Pace
Michael Rooker
Glenn Close
Benicio Del Toro

Due to my advancing age, increasing senility and just bitter disdain for any kind of comic book based film, my expectations for Guardians of the Galaxy were low. Yes, I scanned the glowing reviews and watched the trailers, things looked very promising, a can’t miss hit of a summer blockbuster was at hand. Even though […]

A Most Wanted Man Review

Film Title

A Most Wanted Man

Synopsis

A Most Wanted Man Review: Le Carre moves into the war on terror and maintains quality.

Director

Anton Corbijn

Cast

Grigoriy Dobrygin: Issa Karpov
Philip Seymour Hoffman: Günther Bachmann
Homayoun Ershadi: Abdullah
Mehdi Dehbi: Jamal

None of us really get to know whether anything we do is worth a damn to the world as a whole, or even to those we care about

Sharknado 2

Film Title

Sharknado 2

Synopsis

Flying Sharks and Product Whores make this a stinker

Director

Anthony C. Ferrante

Cast

Ian Ziering
Tara Reid
Vivica A. Fox
Mark McGrath
Courtney Baxter

*Sharknado 1 review is here* I vividly remember a sweltering Saturday night in July of 1975 when my wife and I stood in line with a couple of thousand other people at the Park Theater in Memphis, Tn. We finally procured our tickets, found a couple of empty seats and I purchased two large Cokes […]

Rage (aka Tokarev) Review

Film Title

Rage

Synopsis

Serious business.

Director

Paco Cabezas

Cast

Nicolas Cage
Danny Glover
Rachel Nichols
Max Ryan
Michael McGrady
Peter Stormare
Aubrey Peeples

Nicolas Cage.

The Bug Museum -or- A Creationist’s Worst Nightmare

  This is the Bug Museum. I know that Ruthless Reviews is not a travelogue, but I simply must comment on a fascinating place that I encountered in my travels to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Some of you may have noticed this on my FaceBook page, The Harrell House of Natural Oddities, or The Bug […]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The central theme of this film is that while assholes may not always triumph, they will always be present, and they will always do enough to ensure that there will be no lasting peace or understanding between the races.

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street is not as clever as Hot Fuzz, but it’s not as slapstick and pun driven as the The Naked Gun franchise.

Snowpiercer

Film Title

Snowpiercer

Synopsis

The world’s coolest choo-choo circles the globe because of Global Warming.

Director

Joon-ho Bong

Cast

Chris Evans
Kang-ho Song
Ed Harris
John Hurt
Tilda Swinton
Jamie Bell
Octavia Spencer
Alison Pill
Ah-sung Ko

I really like Korean Film (Thanks, Steen!). When I saw that Joon-Ho Bong was making a movie for us Americans, I was both thrilled and apprehensive, not knowing how badly things would be screwed up. Certainly unknown to most casual moviegoers, Joon-Ho Bong is a Master and is known for movies like Barking Dogs Never […]

Mile…Mile and a Half

Film Title

Mile, Mile and a Half

Synopsis

Twenty five days of hiking bliss on the John Muir Trail.

Director

Jason Fitzpatrick

Cast

Ric Serena
Jason Fitzpatrick
Jen Serena
Zee Hatley
Durand Trench

“Sometime you need to just get away….”   I don’t know if this was a documentary, an art exhibit, a magnificent display of some of the best cinematography ever, or just the very best of the human condition. Every once and a while in the wasteland of the Netflix click posters you find a real […]

You Won’t BELIEVE What A Piece Of Shit Transcendence Is!

Film Title

Transcendence

Synopsis

Panic In The Intertubes

Director

Wally Pfister

Cast

Johnny Depp
Rebecca Hall
Paul Bettany
Kate Mara
Morgan Freeman
Cillian Murphy
The Internet

Almost dumber than Gravity. Almost.