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 […]

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 […]

The Kitchen

Film Title

The Kitchen

Synopsis

Protection racketeering is gender neutral.

Director

Andrea Berloff

Cast

Melissa McCarthy
Elisabeth Moss
Tiffany Haddish
Common
Margo Martindale
Domhnall Gleeson
Bill Camp

A woman’s place. The Kitchen might be one of my favorite cases for guessing what the movie is about when you only know the title. The Kitchen could be a spinoff of Downton Abbey. It could be a Bobby Flay documentary. It could be a horror film in which Gordon Ramsey murders the entire cast […]

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Film Title

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Synopsis

Grown-up Dora is as annoying as little-kid Dora.

Director

James Bobin

Cast

Isabela Moner
Eva Longoria
Michael Pena
Jeff Wahlberg
Madeleine Madden
Nicholas Coombe
Eugenio Derbez

Gravity exists. I remember my son watching the Nickelodeon cartoon Dora the Explorer and that show got old quickly. I may or may not have wanted to close my head in the freezer after the thousandth time I heard “Swiper! No swiping!” Thankfully, he has moved on to other shows like Phineas and Ferb, which […]

Midsommar (2019)

Film Title

Midsommar (2019)

Synopsis

A trip to Sweden turns into a nightmare

Director

Ari Aster

Cast

Florence Pugh
Jack Reynor
Vilhelm Blomgren
William Jackson Harper
Will Poulter
Archie Madekwe
Gunnel Fred
Isabell Grill
Mats Blomgren

Ari Aster’s first film, Hereditary, had a trailer that was impossible to avoid for about six months leading up to its release. I must have seen it at least two dozen times. With every claim that it was the scariest movie to come along in decades, anticipation grew, and some degree of disappointment became more […]

From The Mailbag: Tarantino and Interstellar

Here at Ruthless, we love to get mail, especially hate mail. If you think our writing sucks, our movie reviews are off base, or that our site is worthless, tell us about it. This guy doesn’t like Quentin Tarantino…or my review of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Often, I will issue a challenge for […]

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Film Title

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Synopsis

A has been cowboy and his stunt double try to remain relevant in the Golden Era of Hollywood

Director

Quentin Tarantino

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio
Brad Pitt
Margot Robbie
Al Pacino
Kurt Russell
Austin Butler
Dakota Fanning
Timothy Olyphant
Margaret Qualley
Julia Butters
Bruce Dern
Michael Madsen

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has to have been the most anticipated movie of 2019, and for good reason; the reason is Quentin Tarantino. You know you are going on a ride, so buckle up. Let me also say that Tarantino was as indulgent as usual, and likes to take his time and use […]

Yesterday (2019)

Film Title

Yesterday (2019)

Synopsis

In an alternate universe, everyone has forgotten The Beatles. Everyone needs to forget this movie instead.

Director

Danny Boyle

Cast

Himesh Patel
Lily James
Joel Fry
Ed Sheeran
Sophia Di Martino
Ellise Chappell

Near the end of Hot Tub Time Machine (spoiler alert for a movie that is nearly ten years old and way better than the one I am currently reviewing), there was this plot device. The Craig Robinson character, Nick, used his knowledge of the pop music of his revisited youth to reinvent himself as a […]

The Lion King (2019)

Film Title

The Lion King (2019)

Synopsis

A needless remake of an iconic animated film

Director

Jon Favreau

Cast

Chiwetel Ejifor
John Oliver
James Earl Jones
John Kani
J. D. McCrary
Beyonce'
Seth Rogen
Billy Eichner

It is no secret that 2019 has not exactly been a banner year for movies. So now we have a Disney remake of one of the most beloved and revered classics, The Lion King. I have watched and enjoyed the 1994 animated version with the great James E. Jones and Jeremy Irons, as well as […]