Joey takes a look at the un-appropriately titled Regular Show, the Cartoon Network series about a blue jay and a raccoon and their wacky, surreal misadventures, and its special 2012 Christmas episode, creatively titled “The Christmas Special”.
To celebrate the winter solstice, and the end of… disaster movies set in 2012, the Renegado counts down the 5 least awful movies based on a total misunderstanding of the Mayan calendar.
It’s the never before seen Friday Night Fright Flicks pilot, where Horror Guru and Count Jackula run into some trouble while going to see ParaNorman. It’s not really a review, so feel free to discuss the movie ParaNorman in the comments, or hell, anything else you feel like talking about.
As the Fear Fan gets ready for the first episode of Terror Obscura Season 2, he takes a moment to review Tied in Blood, a special fan request. The result? Ghost blowies, A-Team references, and incredibly worrying séance phrases.
The Slob continues his M. Night Before Christmas review spectacular with his look at 2010’s The Last Airbender!
Together, the two luchadores battle the Mexican Dracula, vampire women, the Wolfman, a cyclops, the Mummy, and the Frankenstein monster. It’s cheesy, ridiculous fun. In other words, a Santo film.
Time Travel Month continues with Phil’s very first top ten list! He reveals the top ten darkest moments of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a 2011 anime series where a schoolgirl named Madoka becomes a Magical Girl and battles dangerous monsters known as “witches”.
We Wish You a Turtle Christmas is the purest combination of both terrible and awesome. A direct-to-video holiday special where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sing Christmas songs about pizza and… other things, it’s one of the greatest Christmas specials ever.
Cheapus gets a set of DVDs for Christmas, but it turns out they contain four disembodied souls trapped between worlds by the sinister Chris Mass, and they can only be freed by reviewing the Christmas-themed movies contained within: Scrooged, Gremlins, Fred Claus, and Mixed Nuts!
How about we forget about this crap, and get going with a Danny Phantom movie? The made-for-TV A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (a live action update of The Fairly OddParents) stars Drake Bell (AKA the guy who killed Spider-Man) as a boy who refuses to grow up in order to keep his fairy godparents.
Yulia showcases her favorite mystery novel of all time: Daniel Hecht’s Puppets, the prequel to Skull Session, and a grossly underrated tale about a serial killer who hangs his victims like marionettes on the wall… and it has some stuff about illegal government experiments, too.
The Ghost of Reviewers Past brings us a special Christmas presentation from the Blockbuster Chick! In this episode, Suzie’s heart grows three sizes as she reviews the Chuck Jones-directed TV special How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, starring Boris Karloff as the narrator and the voice of the Grinch.
Sofie barely avoids getting eaten by orcs as she goes to see Peter Jackson’s long-anticipated return to Middle Earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey!
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?
The M. Night Before Christmas continues! There’s something in the air as the Cinema Slob takes a look at Shyamalan’s The Happening, starring Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel as a couple on the run from vengeful, suicide-inducing plants.
It’s that time of year, so Johnny reviews a holiday classic: The Human Centipede (First Sequence), the world’s most infamous torture scat porn. It’s ass-blastingly shit-tacular!
Phil’s special Time Travel Month continues with The Butterfly Effect! Ashton Kutcher has the hereditary power to travel back in time, which he uses to try to fix things, but instead he just screws up the present more and more. Unfortunately, this movie doesn’t understand how time travel works, or even the fundamental concept behind its own title.
The Horror Guru compares Neil Gaiman’s horror fantasy novella Coraline to the big screen adaptation directed by Henry Selick. Both tell the tale of a young girl who finds a secret door and crosses over into an alternate, unsettling reality, but which does the Guru prefer? The answer may surprise you!
UPDATED Dec. 9, 2012 with commentary from Full of Questions!
Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard adopt a little Russian girl (Hunger Games‘s Clove) who seems sweet and innocent, but soon she’s killing small animals, dropping F bombs, and seducing her adoptive father. Luckily, it’s all explained away by an utterly bonkers twist ending.
In this very special episode, Sofie gets the
crossover of her dreams when she teams up with Linkara, an Agony Booth contributor from way back who’s apparently doing video reviews now?