Early Man

Film Title

Early Man

Director

Nick Park

Cast

Tom Hiddleston
Maisie Williams
Eddie Redmayne
Timothy Spall

Soccer? Really? Of all the animated films I’ve taken my son to see, Early Man is easily the weakest. Of course, that doesn’t matter to my five-year old, so the only thing I will say about this film is if it inspires my son to want to play soccer (which the very idea of watching […]

Black Panther

Film Title

Black Panther

Synopsis

Black Panther battles vibranium smugglers and ghosts from the past.

Director

Ryan Coogler

Cast

Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan
Lupita Nyong'o
Danai Gurira
Martin Freeman
Daniel Kaluuya
Letitia Wright
Winston Duke
Angela Bassett
Forest Whitaker
Andy Serkis

You almost had it. For the first 114 minutes of its 134-minute running time, Black Panther is a really good movie. Those 114 minutes are exactly what we’ve come to expect from a Marvel Studios movie – fun, witty, and visually excellent, with memorable characters you cannot wait to see more of in future movies. […]

I, Tonya (2017)

Film Title

I, Tonya (2017)

Synopsis

The rise and fall of an unlikely Redneck Olympic Skater

Director

Craig Gillespie

Cast

Margot Robbie
Sebastian Stan
Allison Janney
Julianne Nicholson
Bobby Cannavale
McKenna Grace
Paul Walter Hauser

I, Tonya (2017) concludes my movie viewing before the Team Ruthless Oscar article. This was a very good movie with terrific acting. I also conclude that the characters portrayed within this film are a somber portrait of why we have Donald Trump as President. I, Tonya is a hybrid of a documentary, a dark comedy, […]

Call Me By Your Name

Film Title

Call Me By Your Name

Synopsis

The Greatest Love Story Ever

Director

Luca Guadagnino

Cast

Armie Hammer
Timothee Chalamet
Michael Stuhlbarg
Amira Casar
Esther Garrel


I have always liked Armie Hammer. Who doesn’t? The last 3 of his movies reviewed were The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Nocturnal Animals and Free Fire. I enjoyed those movies immensely, but nothing prepared me for the masterpiece Call Me By Your Name. Armie was brilliant, but Timothee Chalamet (Lady Bird) owned it as the 17 […]

Super Bowl L II Sunday: Ruthless Super Bowl Spectacular Edition

I type with eyes resembling a sink-submerged wine glass and fail, repeatedly, to convince myself that my autonomic nervous system is not spewing blood into my glottis at the thought of this, our last kickoff together, less than 24 hours away. My face is not flush. My lip is not quivering. Of course not! Its […]

The Shape of Water

Film Title

The Shape of Water

Synopsis

Aqua-Gollum & Key Lime Pie Bestiality Porn flick gone horribly wrong

Director

Guillermo del Toro

Cast

Sally Hawkins
Michael Shannon
Richard Jenkins
Octavia Spencer
Michael Stuhlbarg
Doug Jones
Nick Searcy
Key Lime Pie

The Shape of Water has been nominated for an incredible 13 Oscars. That’s about 12 too many. Kevin tried to warn me about this film, but at the urging of a friend, I saw it anyway. Guillermo Del Toro made Pan’s Labyrinth, which was a beautiful film, and one of my favorites. The cinematography in […]

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Film Title

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Director

Wes Ball

Cast

Dylan O'Brien
Ki Hong Lee
Kaya Scodelario
Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Will Poulter
Rosa Salazar
Giancarlo Esposito
Patricia Clarkson
Aidan Gillen
Barry Pepper
Walton Goggins

Running in circles. With The Hunger Games series concluding more than two years ago and the Divergent series crashing and burning with its third film, the so-called Young Adult genre has all but died in the film world. That is not to say studios aren’t still trying to find the next Hunger Games, but they […]

The Idiot’s Guide to Online Casinos

Online casinos have been around for more than two decades, becoming part of everyday life for most European residents, something to do under the radar for locals in most US states, and a forbidden fruit for most people in Asia, Australia, and some other parts of the world. For those who don’t know them, online […]

Phantom Thread

Film Title

Phantom Thread

Synopsis

A top dress designer has multiple issues

Director

Paul Thomas Anderson

Cast

Daniel Day Lewis
Vicky Krieps
Leslie Manville
Brian Gleeson

With Phantom Thread we have a movie set in England in the boring 50’s. This is a film about a dressmaker, a very good dressmaker. Reynolds Woodcock was more than just a designer of womens’ dresses. He was a genius, a high level artist, and one who was so good that all sorts of born-rich […]

Den of Thieves

Film Title

Den of Thieves

Synopsis

A crew of highly trained thieves attempt to pull of a heist and character development ensues.

Director

Christian Gudegast

Cast

Gerard Butler
Pablo Schreiber
Evan Jones
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
50 Cent
Dawn Olivieri
Brian Van Holt
Maurice Compte
Mo McRae
Cooper Andrews

I did not see that coming. Raise your hand if you get super excited when you first hear about a new Gerard Butler movie. Anyone? No? Okay, raise your hand if you loved 300 and forgave Butler for doing bad rom-coms like The Ugly Truth and The Bounty Hunter. Still nothing, huh? How about this […]