My Year in Movies – 2019 Edition

One is the loneliest number. The previous two years, I have repeated the same opening paragraph in my year-end review – ending the paragraph wondering how aliens hadn’t yet put us out of our misery – and I thought about doing it again. It still applies. Horrible things continue to happen, too many people are […]

Another Look At Some Of The Significant Films Of The Past Decade

The last decade has given the film viewer a tidal wave of sewage in the form of endless remakes, sequels, and a combination of the two with comic book superhero movies. It is just the way the film industry’s way of saying, we’re bereft of imagination and are willing to pander to vulgar tastes of […]

The 50 Most Significant Films of the 2010s: Devon Pack with some Team Ruthless comments

50. True Grit– The 2010 Coen Brothers movie is based on a great American novel by the Arkansas writer, Charles Portis. It is a superior remake of the John Wayne original, which looks pretty bad now by comparison. It was nominated for 10 Oscars and starred the great Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn. 49. The […]

Richard Jewell

Film Title

Richard Jewell

Synopsis

Richard Jewell saves lives, but is falsely accused of being a terrorist bomber.

Director

Clint Eastwood

Cast

Paul Walter Hauser
Sam Rockwell
Kathy Bates
Olivia Wilde
Alex Collins

2 hours 11 minutes, Rated R for profanity, minor violence. Fair Value of Richard Jewell: $12.00. I don’t think it’s the best film of the year, but I’d say that it’s a film I’d want as mandatory viewing in a civics course, along with 12 Years a Slave. That’s high praise. Not really, it’s just […]

1917

Film Title

1917

Synopsis

Two men navigate the hellscape that is WWI.

Director

Sam Mendes

Cast

George MacKay
Dean-Charles Chapman
Colin Firth
Andrew Scott
Mark Strong
Benedict Cumberbatch

Can you handle the truth? If you are into war movies, there are two major ones from which to get your fix. By now, you probably already saw Midway and, depending on what city you live in, might have seen 1917 as well. If not, you are waiting with bated breath for January 10 to […]

The Haunting Of Sharon Tate

Film Title

The Haunting of Sharon Tate

Synopsis

Sharon Tate is haunted by visions of her imminent demise

Director

Daniel Ferrands

Cast

Hilary Duff
Jonathan Bennett
Lydia Hurst
Pawel Szajda
Ryan Cargill
Ben Mellish

The Asylum is best known (infamous, really) for churning out lower budget, lower quality versions of the most popular Hollywood movies under intentionally confusing titles like Age of the Hobbits or Transmorphers (the latter of which actually has more in common with The Terminator and Matrix movies than with Transformers, in plot if not quality; […]

The Top 10 Movies To Watch While On a Date

An ideal evening: a warm plaid, wine, a loved one nearby, and a good movie! But what to watch with a significant other to make a date even more romantic and intimate? Get a look at these 10 best movies to watch on a date! P.S. I love youThe film is based on the eponymous […]

A Christmas Carol: (2019) FX Version

Film Title

A Christmas Carol: (2019) FX

Synopsis

The latest version of A Christmas Carol by FX



Cast

Guy Pearce
Joe Alwyn
Stephen Graham
Vinette Robinson
Lenny Rush
Andy Serkis
Charlotte Riley
Jason Flemyng

This version of A Christmas Carol will wind up this season of Christmas Movie Reviews, and what a season it has been! Classified as at 3 part TV mini-series, this variant is a 3 hour long movie that is available from FX, Xfinity and several other streaming services like Hulu, Fubo and Sling. This one […]

Cats

Film Title

Cats

Synopsis

Cats

Director

Tom Hooper

Cast

Francesca Hayward
Idris Elba
Judi Dench
Ian McKellan
Rebel Wilson
Taylor Swift
James Cordon
Jason Derulo
Jennifer Hudson
Laurie Davidson
Robbie Fairchild

Starting right meow. What is the musical Cats about? Apparently, no one knows. Prior to the screening, I asked several people if they had seen it or knew what it was about. The answers I got were, “No” and “I-ah-uh.” Based on my informal survey, most people have never seen Cats and those that have […]

Mrs. Claus (2018)

Film Title

Mrs. Claus

Synopsis

Yet another lame and stupid Sorority House slasher/killer movie at Christmastime

Director

Troy Escamilla

Cast

Helen Udy
Brink Stevens
Kalile Williams
Dalane Azura (tits)
Mel Heflin
Ryan Poole
Brandy Specks
Jace Greenwood

This movie is also known as Stirring, but it really doesn’t matter with this one, does it? Here we have yet another Christmas Sorority House slasher/stalker movie. There are a number of 10/10 reviews on IMDB, that are undoubtedly from the cast of this miscarriage of cinema. The overall votes reflect 3.6/10.0, which is quite […]