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. […]

It’s Christmas, Carol! (2012)

Film Title

It's Christmas, Carol (2012)

Synopsis

Yet another modern rendition of the Dicken’s classic

Director

Michael Scott

Cast

Emmanuelle Vaugier
Carrie Fisher
Olivia Cheng
Tygh Runyan
Patti Allen
Chelah Horsdal
Rebbecca Davis

It’s Christmas, Carol! (2012) is yet another made for TV rendition of the Dickens classic. I had just about given up on Hallmark as some (most) of their Christmas programming is absolutely dreadful. I’d rather go visit the local church and attend their services than watch most of the family and God crap on that […]

Elf

Film Title

Elf

Synopsis

Will Ferrell drops a turd on Christmas

Director

John Favreau

Cast

Will Ferrell
James Caan
Bob Newhart
Edward Asner
Mary Steenburgen
Zooey Deschanel
Peter Dinklage

I know that it is hard to believe, but it is almost that time of the year again. Since next Tuesday’s election results just might kill me, I thought I would get an early start, and why not? Although I wrote my first Christmas Review for Ruthless in 2006, I did not start writing reviews […]

Confession Of A Cat Murderer

Call the cops or Sarah McLachlan or whomever is in charge of keeping the heads on stray cats; this is happening

Leon: The Professional

Film Title

Leon: The Professional (1994)

Director

Luc Besson

Cast

Jean Reno
Natalie Portman
Gary Oldman
Danny Aiello

I was going through my DVD collection, trying to find some really top-tier movie that my friend had not seen and we came upon Leon: The Professional, a great choice. It is really hard to go wrong with one of the best movies ever filmed. To say that this masterpiece is criminally underrated and underappreciated […]