The Revenant

Film Title

The Revenant

Synopsis

The Revenant is about the triumph of human spirit, and revenge

Director

Alejandro G. Inarritu

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio
Tom Hardy
Domhnall Gleeson
Will Poulter
Forrest Goodluck
Paul Anderson
Christopher Joner
Joshua Burge
Melaw Nakeh'no

  The weather outside the Front Range of Colorado was as good as it had been since early December, even though there were still plenty of ugly black and white glaciers piled up in the parking lot of the Metrolux. If you are to watch this movie, dress in layers, as the visual impacts of […]

The Revenant *Spoiler Free*

Film Title

The Revenant

Synopsis

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820’s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director

Alejandro G. Inarritu

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio
Tom Hardy
Domhall Gleeson
Will Poulter
Forrest Goodluck
Paul Anderson
Joshua Burge
Kristoffer Joner

A lot has been said and written about this film, mostly about its troubled production – forget all that: it has no meaning whatsoever for the experience this film provides. A word of advice though: if you go in expecting a testosterone-fueled revenge thriller in the vein of Apocalypto, you’ll likely end up disappointed. It’s […]

Blackstar is Bowie’s departing masterpiece

  Black star is Bowie’s departing masterpiece. I know this will be a shock, but I have never written a music review. I’m probably the least qualified person at Ruthless to do such a review, but I’m giving it a shot, just because it needs to be done. I like music, but am not a […]

The Hateful Eight

Film Title

The Hateful Eight

Director

Quentin Tarantino

Cast

Samuel L. Jackson
Kurt Russell
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Walton Groggins
Tim Roth
Michael Madsen
Demian Bicher
Bruce Dern
James Parks
Channing Tatum

  The Hateful Eight It does not take a lot in this day and age for me to have my faith in humanity degraded if not destroyed. I want nothing to take away from my review, but I cannot help but comment on how many negative reviews this masterpiece received from the hordes of titty-babies […]

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Review

Film Title

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Synopsis

Hey, maybe we could just let Star Wars… end.

Director

JJ Abrams

Cast

Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Mark Hamill (for 30 seconds)
Chewbacca
Some other people

When did the Force fall asleep?

Creed

Film Title

Creed

Synopsis

Rocky Balboa trains the son of boxing rival Apollo Creed to fight in underdog role

Director

Ryan Coogler

Cast

Sylvester Stallone
Michael B. Jordan
Tessa Thompson
Phyllis Rashad
Tony Bellew
Graham McTavish
Ritchie Coster

What the world needs now is not love, peace, tolerance, understanding and a lack of carnage and bloodshed. What this orb needs is not for Donald Trump to get inoperable cancer of the larynx or for every member of Congress to be ousted for their murderous support of the NRA. We don’t need an end […]

Why Bad Tippers Deserve Horrible Deaths

If you do not tip, or if you tip substantially less than social norms dictate, you deserve to be drowned in a cauldron of boiling vomit. You are the worst. A dictator who cleansed the earth of bad tippers would be remembered as a hero for a hundred generations. The argument for tipping is pretty […]

Overtime (2011)

Film Title

Overtime (2011)

Synopsis

Overtime provides hit men, zombies, aliens, clowns and cake.

Director

Brian Cunningham and Matt Niehoff

Cast

Al Snow
John Wells
Sebrina Scott
Christina Mullins
James Tackett
Benjamin Wood

Tagline: Working late was never this brutal Not many workers are fans of overtime, especially on the weekend, unless they desperately need the money. Well, Max and Raph were not your usual workers, as they were actually full time, highly paid assassins, and part time cake and clown conscriptors. So, what did you get when […]

Scrooged

Film Title

Scrooged

Synopsis

God bless us, each and every one with a bath towel or VHS

Director

Richard Donner

Cast

Bill Murray
Karren Allen
Robert Mitchum
John Forsythe
John Glover
David Johansen
Michael J. Pollard
Carol Kane

Scrooged is one of those “just can’t miss” films that came along with a fair amount of anticipation. Bill Murray seems to be perfect for playing the part of a Network Executive who robotically orchestrates his tasks, and that includes delegating who gets what Christmas present (VHS or a Towel). By now, we are all […]

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Film Title

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Synopsis

This Hobo has had enough, and delivers justice one shell at a time.

Director

Jason Eisener

Cast

Rutger Hauer
Pasha Ebrihimi
Rob Wells
Brian Downey
Gregory Smith
Nick Bateman
Molly Dunsworth
Jeremy Akerman

Hobo with a Shotgun was hardly an 80’s Action Movie since it was produced in 2011, but there was no reason that the 80’s format could not be used on this totally over the top bloodbath. If you don’t approve, take it up with Rutger Hauer. Yeah, that’s what I thought. Hobo with a Shotgun […]