Author: Michael A. Novelli

Bonekickers

“The show had, shall we say, a less than stellar relationship with the world history it was attempting to depict. Though, that may have had less to do with the writers and more to do with having to somehow squeeze so much historical skullduggery into the backstory of Bath, a former Roman settlement in Somerset located just off the highway between the exits for Fuck and All.”

VIDEO: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

In the long-awaited 50th episode/third year anniversary/continuation of that delightful changing shirt gag, Mendo presents a tribute to the amazing TV series Twin Peaks, and its infamous flop of a movie prequel/sequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Look for cameos from some of your favorite internet personalities! And then tell us where you found them.

VIDEO: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

Ever wonder what Mendo’s show would be like if he had to think of a movie to review, watch the movie, film his review, and edit it, all in less than two days because he has to go out of town for a few weeks? Because, if you did… that’s strangely specific. Regardless, for his 49th episode, Mendo decides to go out of his comfort zone and review a classic bad movie!

VIDEO: The Hobbit (1966)

Hey, Tolkien fans! Did you know that there’s a film version of The Hobbit that you’ve probably never seen? Well, today’s your lucky day then! Join Mr. Mendo (and special guest Mikhail Gorbachev) as we take a look! It’s in a book! Um, sorry about that. Wow, that’s an engraved response.

VIDEO: Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)

From out of Mendo’s misspent youth comes this review of the second (more fanservice-y) Power Rangers film, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie! And Mendo hopes you bloody well appreciate it, because just thinking about Power Rangers Turbo gives him hives! I mean, seriously, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie was bad enough, but now the Power Rangers are fighting evil with cars? It just doesn’t add up, man!

VIDEO: Rowdy Rathore (2012)

Last weekend at MAGFest, Mr. Mendo met up with our own Joey Tedesco, Joshua the Anarchist, and the Cinema Slob! They took time out from all the fun and frolic to watch and riff on one of the most popular movies in the history of the world: Rowdy Rathore. Not just the highest grossing Indian film in history, it’s also freaking insane!

VIDEO: ALF “ALF’s Special Christmas”

Mendo takes a look at the existentially crushing world of ’80s sitcom favorite ALF, and his one and only holiday episode, the two-part “ALF’s Special Christmas”. Can this show about the last survivor of a dead planet being stuck with a boring family that refuses to call him by his real name possibly get any more depressing? What do you think?

VIDEO: Shaquille O’Neal “Biological Didn’t Bother”

It’s Mendo’s first ever song review! And, while we here at the Agony Booth would never force you to admit to yourself that Shaq even had a rap career in the first place, someone who may or may not have played for the Lakers did in fact record this song. Also, he may have dressed in a suit that made him look like a salmon. But you’ll have to watch the episode to find out!