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 […]

Stuber

Film Title

Stuber

Synopsis

Uber the way it was meant to be used.

Director

Michael Dowse

Cast

Dave Bautista
Kumail Ninjiani
Mira Sorvino
Natalie Morales
Iko Uwais
Betty Gilpin
Karen Gillan

Didn’t see that one coming. Trailers always elicit an immediate reaction from the viewer in the form of whether or not the viewer will go see the movie. For a trailer for a movie like Stuber, most people will probably think “well, not gonna go see that piece of shit.” I say that because I […]

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Film Title

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Synopsis

Spider-Man goes to Europe.

Director

Jon Watts

Cast

Tom Holland
Jake Gyllenhall
Samuel L. Jackson
Cobie Smulders
Marisa Tomei
Jon Favreau
Zendaya
Jacob Batalon
Martin Starr
J.B. Smoove

I’d tell you, but then I’d have to kill you. The battle against movie piracy has officially gone too far. Typically at advanced screenings, we are asked by security folks to silence or turn off our phones and not get them out during the movie. You know, like literally every movie does at every theater […]

The Brand New Testament (2015)

Film Title

The Brand New Testament (2015)

Synopsis

God is alive and lives in Brussels. He is a mean and vicious old coot, and his daughter decides to do something about it.



Cast

Pili Groyne
Benoit Poelvoorde
Cathernine Deneuve
Francois Daimens
Yolande Moreau
Laura Verlinden
Serge Lariviere



At Ruthless, all sacred cows are fair game for scrutiny, skepticism and yes, ridicule. From The ABC’s Of Evangelical Christians to awful Christian movies like Saving Christmas or The Case For Christ, we enjoy seeing religion torn down to the stump of stupidity that it is. Bold and satirical movies like The Life of Brian […]