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!
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Posted May 16, 2013 by Joshua Bell
At this point, I am convinced that J.J. Abrams is the single greatest threat to good filmmaking today. The usual reaction to a statement like that is for people to rush and defend him by pointing out how “not bad” his handful of films are. The repeated use of the phrase “not bad” is really all I need to illustrate my point.
Jurassic Park, and when kids' movies had teeth
Joshua the Anarchist #13
Posted May 18, 2013 by Joshua Bell
Joshua recently saw the re-release of Jurassic Park, and was left with one question: Remember back when kids' movies had some of the scariest moments in film history? Whatever happened to that?
I Spit on Your Grave (1978) Misogyny in Horror Part 1
Friday Night Fright Flicks #24
Posted May 6, 2013 by Count Jackula
Count Jackula tackles the ever-present accusation that horror films are misogynistic. In this first entry in his four-part Misogyny in Horror series, Jackula analyzes a film so notorious that it was banned in several countries: I Spit on Your Grave, directed by Meir Zarchi and starring Camille Keaton.
Avatar: The Legend of Korra
Stuff You Like #5
Posted May 3, 2012 by Sursum Ursa
Taking place 70 years after the adventures of Aang and the gang, the show focus on Korra, a teenage girl who's the current incarnation of the Avatar. Sursum explains why this show has everything you could possibly want from children's entertainment.
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Posted May 17, 2013 by Ed Harris
I love the scene where McCoy tries to charter a flight to the planet. While the guy was always a funny character before, having Spock inhabiting his mind in a way makes him even better.
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Posted May 7, 2013 by Joshua Bell
So by now, most of you probably have had a chance to see Iron Man 3. Which is good, because I don’t want to just beat around the bush for four paragraphs and end up saying little more than “it’s really good, but I can’t be too specific on why”.
Top 5 Silliest Disney Villains
Cartoon Palooza #50
Posted May 5, 2013 by Joey Tedesco
Disney villains range from intimidating to goofy, and in this video, Joey presents his list of the top five Disney villains on the goofy side. Which does not include Goofy. But it does include villains from The Great Mouse Detective, Robin Hood, and a few more that may surprise you.
Reservoir Dogs: The Game
The Examined Life (of Gaming) #18
Posted May 10, 2013 by Roland Thompson
The video game adaptation of Quentin Tarantino's debut film... is one of "those" games. It sucks (goddamn, does it suck), but Roland just can't help but like it.
Movie Dorkness #44
Posted Feb 25, 2013 by Sofie Liv, Joey Tedesco
This episode, Sofie is joined by Joey Tedesco to discuss a show they both hate with a passion: the 2012 animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, which has nothing to do with Marvel's line of Ultimate comics, or its regular comics, or anything Spider-Man related for that matter.
Shrek (2001) vs. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Reel vs. Reel #8
Posted May 8, 2013 by Animated Heroine
The Animated Heroine looks at Shrek and Monsters, Inc., two of the first films to be nominated for Best Animated Film at the 2002 Academy Awards. Spoiler alert: Shrek won the Oscar!
Where's my Legend remake, Hollywood?
Posted May 1, 2013 by Nycea
In a movie landscape completely obsessed with remakes, why hasn’t Legend been remade? And who would we cast as our intrepid heroes?
Evil Dead (2013)
Posted Apr 6, 2013 by Joshua Bell
“Horror remakes are not generally well-liked. I realize that’s about as obvious an observation as noting that some people aren’t terribly fond of puppy-killing, but it’s true all the same.”
The Film Renegado #40
Posted Apr 26, 2013 by Film Renegado
Renegado teams up with The Wire to try to make sense of Rob Schneider's latest terrible attempt at a sitcom. ¡Rob! (yes, it's written like that) is about an architect who marries into a tightly-knit Mexican-American family, and the worst part about it is they dragged Cheech Marin and Eugenio Derbez into this! That, and it's insufferably racist. So yeah, just like any other sitcom.
Top 10 Disturbing Animated Kids’ TV Moments
Movie Dorkness #41
Posted Jan 21, 2013 by Sofie Liv
The title says it all! Sofie gets nostalgic and looks back at her own European childhood to recount the ten animated TV moments that gave her the worst nightmares.
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."