Jungle Cruise

Film Title

Jungle Cruise

Synopsis

Jungle Cruise is a reel entertaining movie from Disney

Director

Jaume Collet-Serra

Cast

Dwyane Johnson
Emily Blunt
Paul Giamatti
Edgar Ramirez
Jesse Plemons
Jack Whitehall

The Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland is one of the original attractions from when the park opened. It is filled with animatronic animals and shows every bit of its sixty-six years. Yet, inexplicably, it always has a long wait time because, well, I’ll have to get back to you on that one. For lack of […]

The Woman in The Window

Film Title

The Woman In The Window

Synopsis

An agoraphobic New York woman spies on her neighbors

Director

Joe Wright

Cast

Amy Adams
Gary Oldman
Fred Hechinger
Julianne Moore
Anthony Mackie
Jennifer Jason Leigh

A copycat of Copycat. And Hitchcock.

Pig (2021)

Film Title

Pig

Synopsis

A beloved truffle pig is kidnapped in Oregon.

Director

Michael Sarnoski

Cast

Nicholas Cage
Alex Wolff
Adam Arkin
Julia Bray
Brian Sutherland

Pig is almost certainly not the movie you’re expecting it to be. I know it wasn’t the one I was expecting. On paper it sounds like yet another of the winking, high-concept Nicolas Cage Vehicles™ that have made up the majority of his 21st century output, the story of a reclusive former chef hunting down […]

The Mule

Film Title

The Mule

Synopsis

A 90 year old Korean War Vet goes to work as a drug mule 

Director

Clint Eastwood

Cast

Clint Eastwood
Patrick L. Reyes
Laurence Fishburne
Bradley Cooper
Andy Garcia
Dianne Wiest
Taissa Farmiga

(A tirade in the form of a movie review) Based on a true story. Clint Eastwood plays Earl Stone, a nonagenarian down on his luck. Lucky enough to be alive but homeless and broke at age 90. The internet played havoc on his flower business. He is estranged from his family. The times have no […]

The Odd Couple (1968)

Film Title

The Odd Couple

Synopsis

Fastidious Felix moves in with his slob best friend because of a marital split-up

Director

Gene Saks

Cast

Jack Lemmon
Walter Mathau
Herb Edelman
John Fiedler
Monica Evans
Carole Shelley
David Sheiner


The Odd Couple is a classic comedy from another time, a different era, no, another planet. It was not violent or vulgar and men wore coats and ties, even to poker games. None of this is what really sets this movie apart from today’s fare. The difference is great acting, banter and dialogue that is […]

Terminator Salvation (2009)

Film Title

Terminator Salvation

Synopsis

Marcus Wright is half human, half machine and he is looking  for John Conner. 

Director

McG

Cast

Christian Bale
Sam Worthington
Anton Yelchin
Moon Bloodgood
Helena Bonham Carter
Jadagrace
Common
Michael Ironside
Anton Yelchin

“Terminator: Salvation” – Eff yeah. My original review of Terminator: Salvation was written in 2010. I’d like to believe my writing has gotten a lot better since then, but I’m biased. As it turns out, Goat discovered that nobody had reviewed Terminator: Salvation over at Ruthless Reviews, so I volunteered my review. But first, I […]

Top 10 Movies Not To Watch Before…

Some movies are so bland they pretty much leave your head as the end credits roll. Others contain such unnerving scenes… like the opening of Jaws … that they are never forgotten. The horrifying death of that helpless skinny dipper is the perfect example of how a movie can worm its way into your brain […]

Black Widow (2021)

Film Title

Black Widow

Synopsis

From birth, Natasha Romanova is groomed to be a KGB operative, the Black Widow.



Cast

Scarlett Johansson
Florence Pugh
Rachel Weisz
Daniel Harbor
Ray Winstone
William Hurt
O-T Fagbenle

“Black Widow” – Back up a step. Not even a pandemic can stop Marvel. Even with the delayed movie releases, Marvel seemed to be ready for any contingency. WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki have filled in the movie/television schedule that has otherwise been a giant void of nothing. Now, with things opening […]

The Tomorrow War

Film Title

The Tomorrow War

Synopsis

A really stupid story about a man conscripted to fight in a future war

Director

Chris McKay

Cast

Chris Pratt
J.K. Simmons
Yvonne Strahovski
Sam Richardson
Jasmine Mathews
Edwin Hodge

The sun’ll come out tomorrow Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow There’ll be sun Just thinkin’ about tomorrow Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow ‘Til there’s none Director Charles McKay and writer Zach Dean slathered on the sunblock for this shlock, with the inspired title of The Tomorrow War. (A personal note: This humble […]

Werewolves Within (2021)

Film Title

Werewolves Within

Synopsis

Werewolf creature terrorizes a town during a blinding snowstorm

Director

Josh Ruben

Cast

Sam Richardson
Milana Vayntrub
George Basil
Sarah Burns
Michael Churnus
Catherine Curtin

1 Hr 37 minutes, R for hands getting chewed off. Fair Value of Werewolves Within: -$4.00. “I feel like I’m trapped in a bad dinner theater murder mystery, and they’re not letting me leave.”- this quote, uttered by one of the characters, completely embodies the experience of this film. From the Uwe Boll School of […]