Ruthless Reviews was founded in 2003 or maybe 2004. Though originally focused on pet-friendly bed and breakfasts and regional art and craft fairs, Ruthless quickly shifted its coverage to movies, TV, music, politics and “miscellaneous.” The site accidentally obtained popularity by focusing on 1980′s action movies and Scandinavian heavy metal. Really! We also review current movies and television and mix in the occasional bizarre rant about some fragment of detritus from our doomed culture.
Plexico is the site’s co-founder and Editor In Chief. He has an unhealthy fixation on Rocky and Columbo. He is good at betting on boxing. He is OK at playing poker. That’s why he moved to Sin City: Provo, Utah. Follow him: @ruthlessreviews
Matt is the site’s Senior Critic and chief misanthrope. The backbone of the site and by far its most prolific writer, he is just as prepared to discuss the finer points of Bergman’s oeuvre as he is to discuss a pile of crap from Oprah or the latest DTV releases on offer at Redbox. Follow him: @mattcale52
Chester from Iowa:
Chester is an ex-con and the Midwest’s preeminent journalist covering the dog sitting industry. He is our man on the scene for country fairs, bottom level MMA promtions and Motley Crue concerts.
We don’t know much about Hector. Mike says he met him while cruising, which is odd because Mike hates boats. Also, we think he might be Hispanic. The important thing is that he makes awesome art based on pop culture and lets us use his 80s Action related pieces. If you like the art on the site and our twitter account, see more of the same at Hector’s site.
Mike Von Hobart:
Mike has 4 skills in life- drinking, reviewing black metal, being unemployed, and general uselessness. He writes about 2 pieces a year, focusing on either Seagal or black metal, giving the people what they want.
Vandel has a BS in Engineering from a UC, an MS in Math from a Cal State, and a PhD in watching terrible movies and slowly going insane. Years of intermittent alcoholism and constant video game playing have warped his mind to the point that he likes any movie that features nude women and/or people getting shot in the face. Except for Schindler’s List, which was kind of a downer. Follow him: @Vandel103
Devon takes on the movies people actually care about and the odd classic. That’s good. He has served as a political campaign consultant in the Pacific Northwest, like Ted Bundy. That’s bad. He’s also an author and lawyer who lives on a farm, like Thomas Jefferson. That’s good. Devon contains potassium benzoate… Follow him: @DevoPac
Part-time engineering student, part-time postal worker, full-time failure man, Miguel Sancho hopes to escape one day from his native Spain, probably by means of an alcohol related death. He focuses on sleazy, mysoginistic, violent Italian crime movies. Follow Miguel at @miguelojsancho
Wax’s output is unfortunately Von Hobartian in frequency, but unlike Hobart, he actually has a life, a job, and responsibilities, though that doesn’t prevent him from watching hours of TLC freak shows. Also, we need someone who isn’t white.
Goat: Goat is retired, but comes out of his lair to write his beloved Christmas Classic Reviews