All Eyez on Me

Film Title

All Eyez on Me

Synopsis

The hologram is finally extinguished

Director

Bennie Boom

Cast

Demetrius Shipp Jr.
Danai Gurira
Kat Graham
Jamal Woolard
Annie Ilonzeh

All Eyez On Me 2 hrs 20 minutes, Rated R for Titties, Hoes, and Gangsta Shit Is This Film Worth My Time? Its maybe worth a Netflix viewing if you’re not familiar with West Coast Gangsta Rap. Its a good musical primer to Tupac’s major hits. West Coast Represent: Tupac was from West Oakland, pre-gentrification. […]

Darkest Hour

Film Title

Darkest Hour

Synopsis

The fate of Europe, if not the entire planet depends on one man, Winston Churchill.



Cast

Gary Oldman
Kristin Scott Thomas
Ben Mendelson
Lily James
Ronald Pickup
Samuel West
Stephen Dillane

Winston Churchill characterized the antithesis of university students the world over, and also succeeded in making a series of intelligent decisions whilst drunk. The film captured the crushing pressure borne by Churchill at a time when Britain seemed small and alone in the face of a military supremacy never-before encountered in history. At times, though, […]

Molly’s Game

Film Title

Molly's Game

Synopsis

Molly’s Game is a movie based on the story of Molly Blum, a mother figure who ran high-stakes poker games.

Director

Aaron Sorkin

Cast

Jessica Chastain
Idris Elba
Kevin Costner
Michael Cera
Jeremy Strong
Brian D'arcy James
Bill Camp
Graham Greene

Molly Blum was not the wife of the fictional Leopold Blum in the unreadable book Ulysses, but a real-life Olympic skier. She was also a daddy-baiting, Freud-hating, and impossibly gorgeous savant with a strange, situational ethics moral compass. Instead of pursuing a career in law or another high-paying discipline, she decided to stick it to […]

The Commuter

Film Title

The Commuter

Synopsis

An ex-cop turned insurance salesman is coerced into a deadline game of Guess Who on a train.

Director

Jaume Collet-Serra

Cast

Liam Neeson
Vera Farmiga
Patrick Wilson
Sam Neill
Jonathan Banks
Elizabeth McGovern

Like Murder on the Orient Express, but not. Happy 2018 everybody. As we welcome in 2018, I’m hoping to spend a lot of executive time in my shithole. If you were wishing for 2018 to be a fresh start, keep on wishing everybody. On behalf of all non-deplorable Americans, I apologize to Haiti, El Salvador, […]

From The Mailbag: Reviews of 2017 films not reviewed by Ruthless Reviews

[Editor’s Note: As I pointed out last year, we love to get mail from our readers. We especially love hate mail and whiny mewlings (I WILL BE MAKING A FORMAL COMPLAINT!) when one of our reviewers scathes a shitty movie. Occasionally we get good, coherent and useful feedback. Here is a belated response from one […]

Movies that Ruthless Reviews eagerly anticipates in 2018

Movies that Ruthless Reviews eagerly anticipates in 2018 2017 was a pretty good year for movies. Kevin covered the great, the guilty pleasures and the ugly movies in this thorough review. Team Ruthless also threw in their 2 cents, so we are now turning the page and are looking forward to more of the same […]

My Year in Movies – 2017 Edition

Something smells rotten. Is it just me or does 2017 feel like it has lasted about a hundred years? Between hurricanes, forest fires, racists, sexual harassers, gun massacres, and the systematic destruction of reason, decency, and ethical governing by the elephant party and the worst president this country has ever seen, I’m surprised aliens haven’t […]

Gems – Build human intelligence directly into applications

Gems is an innovative new platform for performing microtasks. The potential market for which is huge. The Chinese government alone uses two million workers for its microtasks. It is a market that is growing and companies such as Amazon have their own platform (Mechanical Turk) to complete this work. But for many workers, Mechanical Turk […]

Downsizing

Film Title

Downsizing

Synopsis

Honey, I shrank the movie.

Director

Alexander Payne

Cast

Matt Damon
Christoph Waltz
Hong Chau
Kristen Wiig
Rolf Lassgard
Udo Kier
Ingjerd Egeberg

Downsizing 2 hrs 15 minutes, R for Naked Dudes on Slabs Fair Value of Downsizing? $5.00. Worth a rental, a Redbox. As fun and clever a modernization of Jonathan Swift as can be hoped for. Who is this film perfect for? Alexander Payne’s (Sideways, Election) latest comedy is abundant on whimsy but short on jokes. […]

The Favorite movies of 2017 From Team Ruthless

The Favorite movies of 2017 From Team Ruthless- 2017 was a pretty good year for movies. Oh, there were plenty of movies that sucked, which is a dead solid perfect reality if Will Ferrell is still alive and making movies. He had two stinky turds this year that I won’t even mention. Also, don’t forget […]

Bright (2017) Netflix

Film Title

Bright (2017) Netflix

Synopsis

Will Smith and his reluctant Orc Partner battle Magic, Police corruption and other evil forces

Director

David Ayer

Cast

Will Smith
Joel Edgerton
Noomi Rapace
Edgar Ramirez
Lucy Fry
Happy Anderson
Veronica Ngo
Enrique Merciano
Nadia Gray
Chris Browning

A lady friend of mine suggested that I watch Bright, the latest movie offering by Netflix. After seeing some of the professional reviews, I wondered what I had done to make her hate me. Some critics had panned it as the worst movie of 2017, which is a bold claim when you consider things like […]