Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Film Title

Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Synopsis

A struggling writer is forced to use a mobster’s untalented girlfriend to get it produced

Director

Woody Allen

Cast

John Cusack
Dianne Wiest
Jack Warden
Joe Viterelli
Rob Reiner
Chazz Palminteri
Tracey Ullman

In the spirit of full disclosure I must confess I am a Woody Allen fan. I was a fan of his stand-up comedy, and was delighted when he moved into making motion pictures. His brand of humor was stamped on Take the Money and Run, and Bananas. Love and Death was a satire on bleak […]

It: Chapter Two

Film Title

It Chapter Two

Synopsis

The Loser’s Club turns into a loser of a movie.

Director

Andy Muschietti

Cast

Jessica Chastain as frazzled romantic interest
James McAvoy as team leader
Bill Hader stealing every scene, as comic relief
Isaiaha Mustafa, as the call to action
Jay Ryan, as brooding love interest
James Ransome, as neurotic voice of hesitation
Bill Skarsgard, doing his best to prove that clowns aren't scary.

Fair Value of It Chapter Two: $.50. I wouldn’t turn it off if it was an airplane movie. Is It Scary? Aw fuck no. I’ll put it this way: I was never scared by haunted houses because I know that people are going to try to scare me. On the other hand, deep woods and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Film Title

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Synopsis

Bird crap.

Director

Thurop van Orman

Cast

Jason Sudeikis
Josh Gad
Danny McBride
Rachel Bloom
Leslie Jones
Bill Hader
Tiffany Haddish
Peter Dinklage

You recognize this film by the way it hits your windshield. A hallmark of a good PG movie is an ability to appeal to both kids and adults. Smart writing and mature jokes for the adults; smart writing, bright colors, and silliness for the kids. Pixar has mastered the art of blending all of those […]

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Film Title

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Synopsis

Kids read from book and Guillermo del Toro punishes them.

Director

Andre Ovredal

Cast

Zoe Margaret Colletti
Michael Garza
Gabriel Rush
Austin Zajur
Austin Abrams
Natalie Ganzhorn
Dean Norris
Kathleen Pollard

A creepy throwback. I wonder what kind of childhood Guillermo del Toro had? The creatures that he comes up with for his movies and television shows suggest his childhood was…not good? Haunted? Disturbed? When I found out he was involved with the making of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, I immediately nixed the […]