Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made

Film Title

Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made

Synopsis

A supposedly cursed film that kills all who watch it. Which is fine, I wasn’t doing much with my life anyways.

Director

David Amito and Michael Laicini

Cast

Nicole Tompkins
Rowan Smythe
Dan Istrate
Shu Sakimoto

                    1 hr 35 minutes, R for extreme violence, torture, mutilation How deadly is it? Well, so far, I feel OK, but the editors of Ruthless will let you know if I died, so, clock’s ticking. I suppose I’m the ideal guinea pig for watching a cursed film that kills everyone who watches it- I’ve […]

Postal (2007)

Film Title

Postal

Synopsis

Uwe Boll’s finest and most tasteless movie

Director

Uwe Boll

Cast

Zack Ward
David Foley
Chris Copola
J.K. Simmons
David Huddleston
Ewe Boll
Jackie Tohn
Vern Troyer
Brent Mendenhall

Yes, I’m doing it. At the insistence of my good friend Ted Barrus, I am reviewing an Uwe Boll movie. Uwe Boll is a legend for making tasteless movies that are virtually unwatchable. The movie Postal is his finest achievement. The only other movie that I’ve watched that comes close to Postal for sheer vulgarity, […]

Christmas In July -or- It’s Not Even July Yet: I’ll Do Anything To Get My Mind Off Of Covid & Assassination Of Blacks Edition (Even Christmas)

The Christmas Season is again over as a New Year approaches. Yet again, the imaginary and paranoid “War On Christmas” has failed to materialize, just like the last prediction of the Rapture. The Religiously Impaired™ will never learn, will they? Of course, that is not important now. What is important is a reflection on the […]

Suspicion (1941)

Film Title

Suspicion

Synopsis

A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her

Director

Alfred Hitchcock

Cast

Cary Grant
Joan Fontaine
Cedric Hardwicke
Nigel Bruce
Isabel Jeans
Auriol Lee

“Gaslighting” is the use of psychological manipulation to make a person doubt their own sanity, and even to lose it. The term derives from the 1938 British play Gas Light and its 1940 and 1944 film adaptations from Britain and Hollywood, respectively. It is somewhat surprising Alfred Hitchcock was not at the helm of the […]

Best Movies That Can Inspire Kids To Be More Active

Kids are naturally fast learners, and they quickly grab information, especially when they are between the age of one to four.  Training your kids has moved on from pointing out pictures to them on hardcopy books — you can now do more, thanks to the TV. Unlike in the past, when televisions were a symbol […]

Dreamers: John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre & The Misfits

Speaking of cowboys, Isabelle Steers (Thelma Ritter) says to aging cowboy Gay Langland (Clark Gable), “I love every miserable one of you, though you’re all good for nothing, as you well know,” to which he replies, “That may be, but it’s better than wages.” That motto (“it’s better than wages”) is referred to several times […]

Inherent Vice

Film Title

Inherent Vice

Synopsis

Larry “Doc” Sportello, a well-intentioned but inept stoner, hippie and private investigator in 1970, is embroiled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld investigating three cases interrelated by the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend and her new wealthy boyfriend.

Director

Paul Thomas Anderson

Cast

Joaquin Phoenix
Josh Brolin
Katherine Waterston
Owen Wilson
Reece Witherspoon
Benicio Del Toro
Eric Roberts
Martin Short
Joanna Newsom

The following review of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice will be much like the movie; A dizzying melange of scrambled thoughts and points that wrap up quite nicely depending on whom you ask. Has there ever been such a poorly marketed movie? I’m not talking about trailers making movies look fantastic when they end up […]

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Film Title

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Synopsis

A god complex.

Director

William Shatner

Cast

William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
Deforest Kelley
Nichelle Nichols
James Doohan
George Takei
Walter Koenig
Laurence Luckenbill

Where no one should ever go again. As I noted in my review of Picard, my son has become quite the Star Trek fan. He has most of the actors’ names memorized by role and is borderline obsessed with the Klingons. “Dad, are there Klingons in this one?” “Dad, are there Klingons in this one?” […]

The Truth Of The Matter

Keeper of the Flame (1942) Directed by George Cukor. With Spencer Tracy and Kathrine Hepburn. 36 Hours (1965) Directed by George Seaton. With James Gardner, Eva Marie Saint, and Rod Taylor The “truth of the matter” can be an elusive concept. What is real? This is the persistent theme in the works of Philip K. […]

Colossal (2016)

Film Title

Colossal

Synopsis

Gloria travels from New York City to Seoul to battle a giant monster

Director

Nacho Vigalondo

Cast

Anne Hathaway
Jason Sudeikis
Austin Stowell
Tim Blake Nelson
Dan Stevens

                              1 hr 49 minutes, R for profanity Fair Value of Colossal: $1.00. It’s a light, weird and unique comedy that’s watchable due to a talented cast. Toxic Relationships through the lens of Kaiju: Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is a day drinking Manhattan party girl who is abruptly dumped by her boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens) and […]