You are viewing text
posts only. Looking for videos? Click here!
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!
Marvel’s Civil War: How not to do a “heroes in conflict” story
Posted Mar 30, 2016 by Steven Birkner
“Unfortunately, what you often end up with is one side representing a ludicrous, straw man position either out of the laziness of the author or as a result of the author clearly choosing a side and letting that choice dictate the direction the story takes.”
5 lies anime taught me
Posted Mar 11, 2016 by Hex
“No matter what Yu-Gi-Oh tries to push, believing in yourself isn’t enough. Beg pardon, Inuyasha, but you can’t just swing Tessaiga around like a drunken baseball player. Hey, Naruto, sometimes you have to do more than say ‘believe it’ and punch.”
Lightsabers make movie posters better
Posted Feb 11, 2016 by Steven Birkner
“Take that satisfaction and multiply it by a coolness factor of ten if we’d heard the snap-hiss of a lightsaber activated in George McFly’s hand as he prepared to confront Biff.”
The Wicked + The Divine: Try to be kinder
Posted Feb 9, 2016 by Hex
“The third trade paperback for The Wicked + The Divine is out, and it’s for this trade that I will always recommend this series. This is because it contains an interactive plot twist that really messed with some fans heads.”
The 30 most popular posts of 2015
Posted Jan 4, 2016 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
2015 is over, so it’s time once again to take a look back at the most popular articles of the past year.
Jar Jar is not a Sith Lord, and why fan theories are ultimately pointless
Posted Dec 15, 2015 by Nathan Kerner
“Does Lucas seem like a guy capable of playing a long game like having the bad guy be the comic relief for two movies before revealing himself as the ultimate evil? He didn’t even handle Palpatine’s long game well.”
Did Star Trek really show TV’s first interracial kiss?
Posted Nov 22, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
UPDATED Nov 22 2015 with new screecaps and new commentary!
UPDATED on Nov. 22, 2015! “Casual fans today might be under the impression the episode resulted in boycotts, death threats, and people marching in the streets, but the contemporary record tells a different story.”
Isn’t every movie a standalone movie?
Posted Nov 10, 2015 by Nathan Kerner
“Of course, sequels are a big way for Hollywood to keep revenue up, but some movies are being designed with sequels in mind before they’ve even proven there’s interest in a series.”
Why James Bond will never fight Blofeld again
Posted Oct 20, 2015 by Joshua Bell
“So many villains since Blofeld have copied his iconography that he’s somehow become overshadowed by his own legacy.”
4K TV is bullshit
Posted Oct 16, 2015 by Staff Writer
“We’re always on the lookout for the hot, new thing, and we never take the time to appreciate what we have now.”
The internet is ruining movies
Posted Oct 13, 2015 by Nathan Kerner
“The internet has made watching movies easier, and made distribution easier, but the internet has also played a large role in the decline in quality of mainstream American movies, especially among blockbusters.”
Star Trek’s best recurring characters, part 1: TOS & TNG
Posted Sep 29, 2015 by Steven Birkner
“They had good performances by the guest actor or actress who played them, they brought out the best in the regular characters they interacted with, and added something interesting to the overall saga.”
What’s really wrong with YA dystopias
Posted Sep 21, 2015 by Thomas Ricard
“Under the guise of a genre meant to make people question power, these movies only offer a shallow illusion of doing so.”
My first con
Posted Sep 16, 2015 by Jonathan Campbell
“I forced myself to go knowing that I might regret going, but I’d regret not going, too, and the latter was preferable to the former.”
Is Inception a rip-off of Paprika?
Posted Aug 25, 2015 by Hex
“Cobbling together a new product from pieces of old ones is not ripping off per se, but it can be derivative.”