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 is able to accomplish the rare feat of running a website without a functioning computer, legal residence, or working knowledge of the English language.
Larry 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 the McDonald’s Dollar Menu.
L. Ron Mexico:
Despite hailing from the deepest and dirtiest south, L. Ron Mexico is borderline literate. He occasionally takes time off from hunting crawfish with a shotgun from a boat with a giant fan on the back to review films that speak to him on a deep, personal level.
Chester from Iowa:
Chester is an ex-con from the state of cornfields and methamphetamines. This is the part where we’d insult him, but he can beat the shit out of any of us.
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, but they are invariably our most popular because our readership is comprised of 17-year-old Scandinavian virgins, by which we mean 28-year-old Scandinavian virgins.
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.
Wax’s output is unfortunately Von Hobartian in frequency, but unlike Hobart, he actually has a life, a job, and responsibilities, so we’ll give him a pass. 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 on Bud Selig.