THE ABCs OF BBQ-Smoking the meat edition

VERSES OF BBQ THE ABCS OF BBQ-Smoking the meat edition Salvations 1:1 Verily,verily I say unto thee, an open flame shall not touch thy cooking flesh or thine days will be numbered before you are cast into the lake of ire. Goatesians 1:2-4 The only way to the BBQ is with the meat. It is […]

Alien 3

Film Title

Alien 3

Synopsis

Alien 3: Ripley and the Xenomorph Go to Prison.

Director

David Fincher

Cast

Sigourney Weaver
Charles S. Dutton
Charles Dance
Charles McGann
Brian Glover
Danny Webb

Alien 3– The Ninth Circle of Development Hell 1 Hour, 54 minutes. Rated R for graphic autopsies, bodily mutilation galore. Is this film worth my time? Only if you’re a David Fincher completest or somebody who likes extra-sour excursions in grim-dark. Who is this film perfect for? People who just wished that Alien was grittier, […]

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 […]

Navy Seals That Were Crack Addicts: A True Story

Navy Seals That Were Crack Addicts: A True Story. There is just one that I’m aware of, and his story is nothing short of amazing. When you hear this man’s story, at some points you are proud of him, and at other times you are in disbelief of how self destructive he once was and […]

A Tour of Hell: A Review

A Tour of Hell: A Review. When I awoke I found myself lying on the barren ground, confused and disoriented. The last thing I remembered was the heart monitor screaming that my heart had stopped in that hospital bed and yet here I was, lying on the rocks in the hot sun, naked as a […]

The Fast and the Furious, is it out of control?

Film Title

Furious 7

Synopsis

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.

Director

James Wan

Cast

Vin Diesel
Jason Statham
Paul Walker
Michelle Rodriguez
Jordana Brewster
Dwayne Johnson
Tyrese Gibson


EDITORS NOTE: The Fast and the Furious, is it out of control? The Fast and the Furious started harmlessly enough, but has now grown into quite a franchise, for better or worse. This franchise has been mostly ignored by Ruthless, maybe because of the worse, or maybe because we are just lazy. We do have […]

Gifted

Film Title

Gifted

Synopsis

A young math prodigy becomes the poster child for an old George Carlin rant.

Director

Marc Webb

Cast

Chris Evans
McKenna Grace
Octavia Spencer
Lindsay Duncan
Jenny Slate

In 1999, George Carlin recorded a set called You Are All Diseased, in which he did a segment ranting about the then current obsession with children. Not that that obsession has abated at all over the last two decades, but he specifically went off about parents overloading their children with structure and play dates. After […]

Going in Style

Film Title

Going in Style

Synopsis

Old guys a rob a bank in an unfunny way.

Director

Zach Braff

Cast

Morgan Freeman
Michael Caine
Alan Arkin
Ann-Margret
Matt Dillon
Christopher Lloyd
Joey King

To quote myself from my Beauty and the Beast review, “I realize I am not the intended audience for this film.” The difference with Going in Style is that I should be. Just because the average age of its three stars (Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, and Michael Caine) is 82 doesn’t mean that non-octogenarians can’t […]

Land of Mine (sandet)

Film Title

Land of Mine (sandet)

Synopsis

German POW’s are forced to clear beaches of land mines

Director

Martin Zandvliet

Cast

Roland Moller
Louis Hofmann
Joel Basman
Laura Bro
Mads Riisom

Land of Mine (sandet) 1 hour 40 minutes, R for extreme bodily mutilation. Fair Value of Land of Mine: $9.00. It falls in a middle range of films about ordnance disposal, better than The Hurt Locker but not as good as Bravo Two Zero. The Summer Camp from Hell: To the innocents are bequeathed the […]

The Red Turtle

Film Title

The Red Turtle

Synopsis

The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

Director

Michael Dudok de wit

Cast

Animated Feature

The Red Turtle 90 minutes, Rated G Fair Value of The Red Turtle:$9.00. Beautiful art and animation at a languid pace. Is this film worth my time? Do you like the idea of Herge, Miyazaki, and Gauguin working together? This film is a moving picture in the truest sense, a 90 minute montage of art. […]