• Violent Night
  • Amityville Christmas Vacation
  • Krampus: The Devil Returns (2016)
  • 16 Famous 20th Century Movies With Casino Scenes
  • Disaster, 70’s Style: Part 6
Violent Night Amityville Christmas Vacation Krampus: The Devil Returns (2016) 16 Famous 20th Century Movies With Casino Scenes Disaster, 70’s Style: Part 6

Violent Night

“Violent Night” – Stupid is as stupid does (or Hopper gets a hammer). All the information you need to decide if Violent Night is worth your money is right there in the movie poster. It’s like Sharknado. Your initial reaction is either “hell no – that sounds stupid” or “hell yeah – that sounds STOO-pid!” […]

Amityville Christmas Vacation

Well, he has done it again. Mr. “I’ll be making a formal complaint” about Ruthless Reviews has made yet another Christmas movie. I’m always objective, even with Steve Rudzinski’s self-serving garbage that he tries to masquerade as a movie, but let’s not kid ourselves. We all know that it will be terrible, but the only […]

Krampus: The Devil Returns (2016)

This will be a Christmas Movie Rant more than a movie review. Some movies don’t even deserve the title of “movie”, much less to be reviewed. The horror in this is not in the film, but the disgraceful “effort” that Jason Hull put forward in making this atrocity. According to IMDB, this putrid rendition of […]

16 Famous 20th Century Movies With Casino Scenes

Cinema Going is an act of chance. You’re taking a chance when you go to the theater or put a movie in your streaming service’s queue. Is it going to be worth the $13 price tag? Should I spend the next two hours on this? Picking a movie is never without risk, but you can […]

Disaster, 70’s Style: Part 6

Movie: When Time Ran Out “This thing’s a goddamn powder keg!” Preamble: In 2019 a load of day-trippers were killed by a volcanic explosion on a New Zealand island. Oops. But, come on, what do you make of tourists who choose to wander around the rim of an active volcano? I guess I’m doing a […]

Sint (2010)

So, it begins again, the annual Ruthless parade of Christmas Movies. All of the worthwhile classics have long been watched and reviewed, so I have to sift through the scrap-heap of obscure and awful movies, and see what new Christmas movies might appear on the horizon. I am not optimistic. Saint, or Sint is a […]

The Fabelmans

After watching The Fabelmans, I wondered what certain directors’ childhoods might look like. I imagine Martin Scorsese had a nanny who was also a hitman. Baz Luhrmann rarely ate food that wasn’t laced with LSD. George Romero constantly buried his friends on the beach. Quentin Tarantino definitely tortured animals. Stanley Kubrick was the kid in […]

Disaster, 70’s Style: Part 5

Movie: The Swarm “Oh, my God! Bees! Bees! Millions of bees!” The Swarm (1978) Preamble: The so-called Master of Disaster Irwin Allen produced two of the sub-genre’s biggest hits in Poseidon and Towering Inferno. Suitably pumped up, it was obviously time to handle the directorial reins himself. In doing so he managed to deliver one […]

Disaster, 70’s Style: Part 4

Movie: Avalanche (1978) “I always thought survival meant being king of the mountain.” Avalanche (1978) Preamble: Given the title, can you work out what’s gonna happen? Control freak and shady businessman Rock Hudson, who looks gayer with each passing scene, is busy doing his best to resemble Kim Jong-il’s puppet in Team America: World Police. […]

The Gleeful Slaughter of Children

Being an ex-teacher, I naturally hate kids. For almost four years I had to endure their relentless energy, selfishness, demands, spite and mediocrity, leaving me with the impression that the average child shares a lot in common with a small, intoxicated, unruly visitor from outer space. Think of a half-cut E.T. kicking your shins and […]

The ABC’s of Christmas (2017)

The ABC’s OF CHRISTMAS (2017) Alcohol– Face it, whether it be the vilest Kosher Wine, Grandmas 90 proof eggnog or just the familiar handle of Jack Daniels, you cannot get through this period without it. Besides, its the biggest holiday of the year, so you can get hammered with a minimum of repercussions. Raise a […]


“Mankind was my business!” -Jacob Marley Also, Please check out all of our always respectful and reverent Christmas Reviews here. The Christmas season has wound down and the reflection begins. We all have our favorite Christmas movie classics, but what about some of those memorable and Ruthless characters that made the movies what they are? […]


“Devotion” – Climb just a little higher. Every year there seem to be a pair of movies, sometimes even multiple pairs, that are doppelgangers of each other. Deep Impact and Armageddon. The Prestige and The Illusionist. Or my personal favorite, Turner and Hooch and K-9. Come on – two buddy cop movies where one buddy […]