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!
2012: The Gaming Year in Review
The Examined Life (of Gaming) #14
Posted Jan 12, 2013 by Roland Thompson
UPDATED Jan 19 2013 with new screecaps and new commentary!
UPDATED with Part 2: Codeknight's Corner! 2012 was... a year in gaming. Just another year. But there was some cool stuff that happened, and this video is about all the games Roland played this year that he didn't already get a chance to talk about, including Spec Ops: The Line, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Tribes: Ascend, MechWarrior Online, and more!
Action Comics #176 “Muscles for Money!”
Posted Jan 27, 2010 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“Action Comics #176, cover dated January 1953, features Superman being an unbelievable dick, even by Superman standards. He alienates all of his friends, completely trashes his own image, and deliberately turns public opinion against him for rather unimpressive reasons. I almost think the writer came up with this story just for a laugh, never thinking it would actually ever see the light of day.”
An American Tail vs. The Secret of NIMH
Reel vs. Reel #1
Posted Jan 20, 2013 by Animated Heroine
It's the Agony Booth debut of Reel vs. Reel, where your host the Animated Heroine looks at two similar animated films to see which one comes out on top and why! And like any reviewer who focuses on animation, she often delves into the world of Don Bluth. Here, she compares his first feature film, The Secret of NIMH, to his first successful feature film,
An American Tail, to see which one is the superior Bluth film.
Reel vs. Reel
Analyzing the Avengers: Agent Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Stuff You Like #22
Posted Dec 21, 2012 by Sursum Ursa
He's our awesome everyman who fights alongside the Avengers in a snappy suit. Today, Ursa takes on that most mild-mannered of badasses, Agent Phil Coulson, and discusses why Clark Gregg made Movieverse Coulson too adorable to live, along with sacrificial lambs, and death, destroyer of worlds.
Analyzing the Avengers: Black Widow
Stuff You Like #18
Posted Nov 9, 2012 by Sursum Ursa
She's as broken and scarred as the rest of the Avengers, but it'll never prevent her from doing the right thing. Black Widow: She's Ursa's favorite Avenger. And now, she gets character development, and a plot arc to boot!
Analyzing the Avengers: Hawkeye
Stuff You Like #23
Posted Jan 10, 2013 by Sursum Ursa
Oh, Clint, you so sassy. In this episode, Ursa chats about some aspects of Hawkeye's character in The Avengers, and then gets overexcited by the Hawkeye Initiative, and its sterling efforts in highlighting the ridiculousness of female poses in comics. Good job there, Agent Barton!
Analyzing the Avengers: Here Come the Girls
Stuff You Like #25
Posted Feb 7, 2013 by Sursum Ursa
For the final installment of Analyzing the Avengers, Ursa takes a look at all the secondary and tertiary female characters that populate the Marvel Movie-verse. Why does Pepper wear those shoes? Who is Darcy written for? How does the narrative reward Dr. Foster for her career? And is Thor's wardrobe department awesome, or what?
Analyzing the Avengers: Loki
Stuff You Like #24
Posted Jan 24, 2013 by Sursum Ursa
He is Loki of Asgard, and he is burdened with a purpose so glorious that it supersedes showering. Ursa takes a look at the Internet's favorite demigod bad boy.
Arnold vs. Sly: King of the Action Heroes
Posted Sep 13, 2010 by Ed Harris
“There are pros and cons to both men. Both are up there in the pantheon of action stars. If there was a Hall of Fame for that genre, they’d be first ballot inductees, along with Clint Eastwood and Bruce Lee. My personal favorite is Arnold, mainly because I grew up on a steady diet of his movies. That being said, I dig Stallone as well, which makes naming one as better than the other a pretty hard task. I think the best way to go about this is to simply break it down into categories.”
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.
Batman #147 “Batman Becomes Bat-Baby”
Posted Aug 17, 2008 by Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug
"With the arrival of The Dark Knight, the second Christopher Nolan-helmed Batman movie, Albert asked me to take a look at a past Batman comic. But of course, this site being what it is, I knew he didn't have in mind Knightfall or A Lonely Place of Dying. Oh no. I got to look into the distant past of the Bat-franchise. And it's a scary, scary place."
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm vs. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Reel vs. Reel #3
Posted Feb 18, 2013 by Animated Heroine
It's Batman vs. Batman when the Animated Heroine compares Batman: Mask of the Phantasm to Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker!
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Cartoon Palooza #8
Posted May 29, 2012 by Joey Tedesco
It's the last installment of The Batman Chronicles, where Joey reviews a more lighthearted, fanciful Batman series that features team-ups with mostly B-list heroes from the DC universe.
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Posted Feb 14, 2013 by Joshua Bell
“I can think of no other apt way to describe Beautiful Creatures than ‘the anti-Twilight’. It’s what it has very intentionally set out to be, in the same way that The Golden Compass set out to be the anti-Narnia.”
The Best and Worst Animated Films of 2012
Reel vs. Reel #2
Posted Jan 31, 2013 by Animated Heroine
The Animated Heroine reveals her Top 3 and Bottom 3 animated movies of 2012! And to build anticipation for the #1s, she looks ahead to 2013 with a brief preview of animated movies due out this year.
Best Worst Movie (2009) Review
Posted May 27, 2010 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“Even if you leave aside the language barrier, it’s apparent that director Claudio Fragasso is certifiably insane. If you have any doubts regarding this, they will be dispelled once you hear him mention his movies in the same breath as Casablanca. Seriously.”