Wonder Woman

Film Title

Wonder Woman

Synopsis

Wonder Woman overcomes World War I German armies and Zack Snyder’s writing and style to deliver the first worthwhile DCEU film.

Director

Patty Jenkins

Cast

Gal Gadot
Chris Pine
Danny Huston
Robin Wright
Connie Nielsen
David Thewlis
Elena Anaya

No, I will not make a lasso of truth or wonder pun. As I write this (on May 31), Wonder Woman is currently enjoying a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes (over 93 reviews). No, that is not a typo and, yes, we’re talking about a DC movie co-written and co-produced by Zack Snyder (directed […]

Alien: Covenant- Some Final Thoughts And A Timeline

Alien: Covenant- Some Final Thoughts And A Timeline Alien was the first movie I reviewed for Ruthless. In spite of being nearly 40 years old the movie has aged magnificently and remains one of the best films ever made, and the best horror movie ever produced. We now have 6 Alien franchise movies + other […]

The Misunderstood: The Customer In Clerks Who Wants Ice For His Coffee

The Misunderstood: The Customer In Clerks Who Wants Ice For His Coffee Look, man, a lot of places sell coffee that is way too hot to drink. I do not know why they do it. Maybe so people can take it to work and it will still be hot when they get there. People who […]

Alien: Covenant

Film Title

Alien: Covenant

Director

Ridley Scott

Cast

Michael Fassbender
Katherine Waterston
Billy Crudup
Danny McBride
Demian Bichir
Goran D Kleut
Andrew Crawford

A great use of a mulligan. After the visually pleasing, but narrative mess that was 2012’s Prometheus, and the continued misses in the video game arena, the Alien franchise has been on life support for years. To be fair, Prometheus turned something of a profit and the critical reception was favorable, but the majority of […]

Big Trouble In Little China (1986)

Big Trouble In Little China Released:1986 Tagline: They told Jack Burton to go to hell…and that’s exactly where he’s going! Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence: They need girl(s), and the truck. Fuck Chinese Magic! Homoeroticism: None. Oh, boy, we need to talk. O.K., there was a weak attempt at redemption […]

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Film Title

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Director

Guy Ritchie

Cast

Charlie Hunnam
Jude Law
Djimon Hounsou
Aidan Gillen
Astrid Berges-Frisbey
Eric Bana

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Once upon a time a director set out to tell his version of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. That director had a grand vision of using his unique frantic style of cinematography and a pile of 3-D effects to bring King Arthur, dirt, and a […]

Alien: Covenant

Film Title

Alien: Covenant

Synopsis

Alien Covenant is a welcome return to form for the classic franchise. Covenant delivers solidly in both action and intrigue.

Director

Ridley Scott

Cast

Michael Fassbender
Katherine Waterston
Billy Crudup
Danny McBride
Demian Bichir
Goran D Kleut
Andrew Crawford


Alien: Covenant. New movies in the Alien franchise are anticipated with the same level of excitement and nervousness as the Terminator movies: Both have an unassailable 80’s pedigree and are subject to an unforgiving gauntlet of public scrutiny upon every subsequent release. With Terminator, the studio’s response appears to be to re-hash precisely the same […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Film Title

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Synopsis

Family matters and poop jokes.



Cast

Chris Pratt
Zoe Saldana
Dave Bautista
Vin Diesel
Bradley Cooper
Michael Rooker
Kurt Russell
Karen Gillan
Pom Klementieff
Elizabeth Debicki

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Well, it had to end sometime. Marvel was on amazing streak of great movie after great movie, but nothing goes on forever. Kind of like United States’ good standing in the world, but that’s a discussion for another time. Back in 2014, we all wondered how a movie featuring […]

Free Fire

Film Title

Free Fire

Synopsis

Free Fire is a bloody and glorious movie guilty pleasure.

Director

Ben Wheatley

Cast

Enzo Cilenti
Sam Riley
Michael Smiley
Brie Larson
Armie Hammer
Charlto Copley
Babou Ceesay
Noah Taylor
Jack Reynor

Never has a film made in 2017 begged more to be reviewed in the 80s Action format, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. There were more bullets flying in this movie than there were sexual innuendos. Nothing else mattered, the quotes and one-liners in Free Fire put it into the rarefied air […]

Man on Fire (2004)

Film Title

Man on Fire (2004)

Synopsis

A screaming child is abducted and Denzel Washington kills Mexicans to save her

Director

Tony Scott

Cast

Denzel Washington
Dakota Fanning
Radha Mitchell
Christopher Walken
Marc Anthony
Mickey Rourke

There is a strong body of evidence in Man on Fire (2004) to suggest that the Tripods in War of the Worlds began losing interest in galactic conquest as a result of Dakota Fanning’s perpetual screaming. It was a painful example of lax parenting and a dysfunctional familial structure having an adverse effect on those […]