The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Film Title

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Synopsis

Legos are the best.

Director

Mike Mitchell

Cast

Chris Pratt
Elizabeth Banks
Charlie Day
Nick Offerman
Will Arnett
Tiffany Haddish
Alison Brie
Stephanie Beatriz

A PSA or Parental Service Announcement. Before we get to my son’s insights on The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, we need to review proper theater etiquette. I am a huge Lego nerd and my enjoyment of the film was significantly diminished by people who have apparently never been to a movie before. The […]

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Film Title

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Synopsis

A formerly successful writer uses her skills for deception when times get hard

Director

Marielle Heller

Cast

Melissa McCarthy
Richard E. Grant
Jane Curtain
Dolly Wells
Stephen Spinella

I think the first time I encountered Richard Grant was in the movie A Christmas Carol. Grant played faithfully the role of Bob Cratchit, who was the clerk for the miser Scrooge ( Patrick Stewart). There was no greater tour de force, however, than the role he shredded as I in Withnail & I. This […]

The Kid Who Would be King

Film Title

The Kid Who Would be King

Synopsis

Patrick Stewart and four kids fight to stop Brexit.

Director

Joe Cornish

Cast

Patrick Stewart
Rebecca Ferguson
Angus Imrie
Louis Ashbourne Serkis
Dean Chaumoo
Tom Taylor
Rhianna Dorris

Another legend in the toilet. Walking out of The Kid Who Would be King, I was mentally justifying it:  my kid loved it (his exact words), and it is a movie for kids, so that’s all that matters…right?  But parents have to sit through these movies too, so our opinions matter a little bit.  A […]

Roma: Netflix Streaming

Film Title

Roma

Synopsis

Short Mexicans have no reason to live

Director

Alfonso Cuaron

Cast

Yalizta Aparicio
Marina del Tariva
Diego Cotina Autrey
Carlos Peralta
Marco Graf
Nancy Garcia Garcia
Veronica Garcia
Hundreds of shitting dogs

I am hard-pressed to think of a movie that has received so much hype, so much critical acclaim, and so many awards before the Oscars. Roma is not your typical highly anticipated movie at all. Alfonso Cuaron’s latest work is completely unique, and there is no existing template with which to judge or compare this […]

Glass

Film Title

Glass

Synopsis

A sequel to a 19 year old movie you forgot existed.

Director

M. Night Shyamalan

Cast

Bruce Willis
Samuel Jackson
James McAvoy
Sarah Paulson
Anya Taylor-Joy
Spencer Treat Clark

Insert broken pun here. One of the biggest mysteries in Hollywood is how M. Night Shyamalan still has an active directing and writing career.  My friend and I pondered this question on our way to a screening of Shyamalan’s latest film, Glass.  After The Village disappointed countless fans, Shyamalan rapid-fired four of the worst movies […]

My Year in Reviews – 2018 Edition

Resistance is futile. Is it just me or does 2018 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 […]

The Favourite

Film Title

The Favourite

Synopsis

A sick and depressed Queen Anne rules England, but with the help of two other women. Three is definitely a crowd.

Director

Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast

Emma Stone
Rachel Weisz
Olivia Colman
James Smith
Nicholos Hoult
Joe Alwyn

The Favourite is yet another brilliant film from the young Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos. Unlike his previous films, like The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Favourite is a vicious comedy and historical period piece, centered around the 18th century royalty in England. Yes, a comedy. We had men in ridiculous and […]

Green Book

Film Title

Green Book

Synopsis

Forrest Gump drives Mr. Daisy into the Deep South for much expected abuse

Director

Peter Farrelly

Cast

Viggo Mortensen
Mahershala Ail
Linda Cardenelli
Sebastian Maniscalo
Mike Hatton
Dimiter D. Marinov
Other Goodfellas Clones

I’ve been meaning to watch this movie for a while. On the surface we have another get whitey, dumb cracker, Magical Negro, Oscar bait type move. Forrest Gump drives Mr. Daisy to the deep South for racism and abuse. The all-knowing and vastly superior Negro speaks parables of wisdom and tolerance, multiplies the fishes and […]

Mercenary For Justice (2006)

Film Title

Mercenary For Justice

Synopsis

Steven Seagal is back, bigger than ever, and must break into an Eastern European prison to free the son of a Druglord

Director

Don E. FauntLeRoy

Cast

Steven Seagal
Jacqueline Lord
Roger Guenveur Smith
Luke Gross
Adrian Galley
Langley Kirkwood

I am a big fan of trash cinema and I have come to realize that Steven Seagal movies don’t receive enough attention. [EDITOR’S NOTE: They do at Ruthless] So for my first review, I have spent the hour and a half watching the 2006 film Mercenary for Justice, so that you do not have to. […]

Sherpa (2015)

Film Title

Sherpa (2015)

Synopsis

After an ugly confrontation between Sherpas and climbers in 2013, a devastating tragedy the following year changes the climbing of Everest forever.

Director

Jennifer Pedom

Cast

Sherpas
Climbers
Expedition Company Colonialists

Here at Ruthless, we have a fascination with mountain-climbing movies and documentaries. Now that Christmas and the reviews have come and gone, it is time to resume our scrutiny and annoyance with mountain climbing, which has grown into a big business. We have hit the mother-lode with the movie Sherpa. Without Sherpas, there would be […]