Team Ruthless

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. Ruthless is also becoming famous for the ABCs Rants and contrarian Christmas Reviews.

Plexico Gingrich:
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

L. Ron Mexico:
Ron is one of the foremost poop cleaners in the city of New Orleans.  He covers everything from Twilight movies  to police dicks. Follow him: @LRonMexico


Goat is retired, but comes out of his lair to write his beloved Christmas Classic Reviews.  The Old Man is now focusing on ABC Rants and a few movie reviews to contribute something to society before he checks out.
Follow him: @cosmicstargoat


George holds the world record for having pissed off the most game journos in a single post. You can read more of his insane ramblings about digital playthings or follow him on Twitter.

Todd Gack:

Todd  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.

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.


Alex is an actual medical doctor.  Really. At a hospital and everything. We don’t know what he’s doing here, but he writes good reviews, particularly of documentaries.


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 Pack:

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

Miguel Sancho:

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.

An actual working journalist, he uses Ruthless because real publications don’t have any interest in 50,000-word essays the corruption in the NFL.

Sarah: Sarah is a prominent college football booster who purchased a record 85,000 tickets to the policeman’s ball on behalf of the Vick brothers. She is also a minority owner of The New Jersey Devils. However, she remains frustrated in her primary endeavor: to acquire the rights to the Predator franchise.

Follow her:  @SallyMcSurly

Ian Pishko: Ian is very handsome and a rumored Communist. Guess which one of those things makes him stick out around here. When not slaying ladies/the oppressors of humanity, he writes for us about podcasts, among other things.

Melissa Fraser: Melissa is a freaking lawyer in real life. She descended from Canada to help those who cannot help themselves, thwart the police and attend key parties. Now, the next time someone threatens us with a bogus lawsuit, we can do threaten them with a bogus counter-suit!

Mike Vaverde: Mike @geniousfactory is a free range editor of words. He helps some of our worst grammar criminals get their acts together when needed and does a fine job of it. If you need a good editor with reasonable rates, this is your man.