The Human Centipede III (2015)

Film Title

The Human Centipede III

Synopsis

Just one more reason to try to stay out of prison

Director

Tom Six

Cast

Dieter Laser
Laurence R. Harvey
Eric Roberts
Robert LaSardo
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister!
Bree Olson
Clayton Rohner
Akihiro Kitamura

As both of my readers might know, I work at an indie/art-house movie theater in New York City. What you might not know, and might even find surprising, is that that is the type of venue at which the pretty much universally reviled Human Centipede movies get their theatrical exhibitions. The first one was kind […]

Joker: Is The Joke on Us?

Joker. It is an extraordinary film, clever, well made, beautifully acted and I feel destined to become a classic. A rare five-star rating from me, recommended for any lover of psychological thrillers, crime film noir, psychological horror and very (very) black comedy. The well named Joker film is exactly that, a Joke on the modern […]

The Addams Family (2019)

Film Title

The Addams Family (2019)

Synopsis

The Addams Family, probably the way it was always meant to be seen.

Director

Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon

Cast

Charlize Theron
Oscar Isaac
Chloe Grace Moretz
Finn Wolfhard
Allison Janney
Nick Kroll
Bette Midler
Elsie Fisher

Neat. Petite. As usual, my son is providing the meat of the review of new, animated, The Addams Family movie. But this one has a slight twist – his grandma and grandpa are asking the questions. Buckle up folks. Also, he gives lots of SPOILERS, but I doubt any kids are reading this. Have you […]

Gemini Man

Film Title

Gemini Man

Synopsis

Are we really talking about cloning again?

Director

Ang Lee

Cast

Will Smith
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Clive Owen
Benedict Wong
Linda Emond

Dude, you got a computer on your face. Now, this is a story all about howMy life got flipped-turned upside downAnd I’d like to take a minuteJust sit right thereI’ll tell you how I became the target of a group of elite killers, including a clone of me thirty years my junior In west Philadelphia […]

Toning Down the Terror: Another look at Stephen King at the Movies

Few authors in the 20th century (or any time, for that matter) have been more frequently adapted for the movies than the favorite son of Maine, Stephen King. This Halloween season, I wanted to offer a look at some (not nearly all) of those movie adaptations and the ways in which certain elements were changed […]

Rock N Roll Frankenstein (1999)

Film Title

Rock & Roll Frankenstein

Synopsis

Music agent Bernie Stein, his scientist nephew Frankie, and a drugged out roadie named Iggy team to create a superstar by putting together the remains of dead rockers

Director

Brian O'Hara

Cast

Graig Guggenheim
Jayson Spense
Barry Fetterman
Hiram Jacob Segarra

EDITOR’S NOTE: Again, I am pleased to point out that we have some great fans and readers. Some of our fans and readers even make real movies! Brian O’Hara contacted Ruthless to let us know that he uploaded his classic good/bad Halloween Horror Special to YouTube (I hope they leave it up a while, so […]

The Kid (2019)

Film Title

The Kid (2019)

Synopsis

A young boy witnesses the encounter between Billy The Kid and The Sheriff.

Director

Vincent D'Onofrio

Cast

Jake Schur
Ethan Hawke
Leila George
Chris Pratt
Dane HeHaan
Vincent D'Onofrio

We are in familiar territory here. The story of Billy the Kid has been told several times. Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid suffered from confused story with actors too old for the characters they played. Kristoffer Kristofferson was 37 and looked 47, far too old to play the 21 year old Billy. […]

5 Best Movies About Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum remained underground for a while before they finally made it into the realms of the general public. In doing so, a huge buzz was created, with cryptos becoming a global phenomenon overnight. Fast forward to the present, and it is quite common place for people from all over the […]

Joker

Film Title

Joker

Synopsis

The man. The myth. The legend.

Director

Todd Phillips

Cast

Joaquin Phoenix
Zazie Beetz
Robert De Niro
Frances Conroy

Why so serious? Apparently, there is some controversy surrounding the new film Joker. I had no idea this was happening until I started poking around the Internet for early reviews and first impressions of the movie. Instead, I found several stories about its divisiveness, how people are upset about its depiction of violence, and Keanu […]

A Look Back At Kevin Costner and His Westerns

Dances with Wolves. Welcome to Fort Sedgewick (1990) We are introduced to Costner’s Lt. Dunbar as he lay on the surgeon’s table somewhere in Tennessee, waiting to have a foot removed before it goes the way of all gangrene.In those days amputation was the treatment for severe arterial or bone damage. A bone smashed by […]