Disproportionate Retribution: Ends his side of the Clash of The Titans review with a barrel of such vivid, Gorn-y imagery regarding what the movie "deserves" to encounter on its way, Ringo is seriously worried about him.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Loves being right? Check. Loves being right over Ringo in any kind of discussion? Check. Yet he seems genuinely concerned about him in Skyline.
No Sense of Humor: Has a hard time enjoying mainstream comedies and general escapist fare; Ringo plain dares him to have fun at several points.
Ringo: I think the real question is, are you happy? Let me ask you, Phil. Do you know what smiling is?
(Phillip stares at him.)
Ringo: ... did you learn anything outside of the Batman school of brooding?
Scare 'Em Straight: Played with. While reviewing The Rite he starts with a mundane anecdote, then drops hints about himself waking up with amnesia and body parts on his nightstand, just to show Ringo how a horror story's supposed to be told. It works.
Heroic B.S.O.D.: He barely functions throughout the first few minutes of Skyline, without offering any real defense for the movie. By the end he's stopped trying.
"The movie's awful, ok? That's right! The optimist can hate! THE OPTIMIST CAN HATE!"
The Idealist: Played with. He does seem to genuinely strive to see the best in most movies, but it also has to do with Pessimist Phillip playing up the critical angle, and their relationship bordering on Vitriolic Best Buds.
Analogy Backfire: Often. He will try and argue Skyline works as "an analogy for the horrors of Hollywood", with the aliens being big-budget movies, or My Soul To Take is actually a surreal masterpiece on par with David Lynch's work.
Phillip: Are you comparing Mulholland Drive to a movie in which one of the characters' main goals throughout the whole thing is to get a blowjob ?
Affably Evil: Ralph starts out as a soft-spoken, polite character... who then starts talking about how he sees Jigsaw as an artist.
Even Evil Has Standards: Luke initially objects to his pitch of 'Storytime With Ralph' because it involves Ralph and children. Ralph gets a little annoyed at Luke's presumption, saying that he's great with kids.