is a special section of the Agony Booth that contains every article that is not a review/recap of a specific movie or TV show,
including comic book recaps, book reports, and more!
Will Cinematic Universes be the end of superhero movies?
Posted Aug 27, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“When 2017 rolls around and audiences find themselves being forced to see seven different movies (all within a four-month window) just to keep track of everything going on in multiple universes, we may see a real backlash.”
This is not my Wonder Woman
Posted Jul 28, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“The great Wonder Woman, once a trippy, unique pulp sci-fi heroine, has been reduced to the generic Xena clone that Gal Gadot will apparently be playing onscreen. Because one warrior princess is the same as another, right?”
Will the new Dracula suck?
Posted Aug 21, 2014 by Steven Patsel
“As long as it’s not Twilight, it’s hard to mess up vampires, right? Well... don’t count on that.”
Should Picard have died in “Best of Both Worlds”?
Posted Aug 5, 2014 by Thomas Stockel
“We go from a buildup where the status quo might be changed Forever! to one where ultimately there are no consequences whatsoever. And in the long run, this cripples the franchise.”
Top 4 reasons Captain America should be gay
Posted Apr 15, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“We’re in an age where fans are demanding diversity, and it’s a lot more effective to simply modify existing superheroes than to make new ones and hope they become popular. So just for the sake of argument, here are the top four reasons why Marvel should make Captain America a gay man.”
Sharknado 2, and the scourge of intentionally bad movies
Posted Jul 15, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“Instead, we get this crap, which supposedly knows it’s crap, which means we’ve now achieved Crap Inception, but at the end of the day, we’re still watching crap.”
GameStop: Leave our games alone
Posted Aug 4, 2014 by Sofie Liv
“To give a small subset of consumers a unique story experience for purely commercial reasons would be yet another element keeping the medium from be taken seriously.”
Why a female Thor and black Captain America aren’t enough
Posted Jul 23, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“If the end goal is to introduce true, long-lasting diversity into comic book franchises, and appeal to a more diverse audience, one has to wonder if simply changing the genders and races of established characters is the right way to go about it.”
Why Legend of Zelda’s Link should be gender optional
Posted Aug 11, 2014 by Sofie Liv
“It was a stretch to imagine that Nintendo would make a major change like this, so it’s hard to be too disappointed. But still, it raises a good question: Why not make Link female, or at least gender optional? ”
The best animated shows for female characters
Posted Jul 8, 2014 by Sofie Liv
“Over the years, animated shows have been able to give us solid proof that cartoons made by women, and cartoons made for women (and girls) can be successful. Here are just some of the extremely positive representations of women in different cartoon shows and franchises.”
4 reasons Marvel should give up on Ant-Man
Posted Jun 6, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“Aren’t there literally hundreds of C-list Marvel heroes who deserve a boost more than Ant-Man? I mean, this is a guy who communicates telepathically with ants.”
Perverted Stories #34 (2002) AKA “Pterodactyl Dinosaur Spermo Plasmoids”
Mr. Mendo's Hack Attack #65
Posted May 26, 2014 by Michael A. Novelli
Mendo joins the ranks of fellow reviewers who've reviewed short porno films, but unlike Anal Dwarf or Chirpy, this one is less erotic and more just... silly!
The Bechdel Test: Why it’s a joke
Posted Apr 10, 2014 by Nycea
“So why is it important for a movie to pass the Bechdel Test? Answer: It isn’t.”
Can DC catch up with Marvel’s Cinematic Universe?
Posted Jun 16, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“Screw up an Iron Man movie, no one really cares. Screw up a Superman movie, and you’re fucking with modern-day mythology.”
Video: Snakes on a Plane (The TV Edit)
Posted Apr 25, 2009 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
"Not only did they take an idiotic R-rated B movie famous for its internet buzz-worthy title and make it safe for family viewing, but they also allowed one guy with a computer and a TV capture card to cause a minor sensation that swept across the globe, and ultimately inspired a bit on a late night talk show."