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Blood Splattered Cinema
Hosted by: Horror Guru
The Horror Guru reviews the bloodiest, wildest, and weirdest horror that cinema has to offer!
Cartoon Palooza
Hosted by: Joey Tedesco
A satirical review show where a guy from Jersey watches and criticizes cartoons, including everything from comic books to animated movies. Whatever it is, Joey will either tell you to run out and see it... or fughetabouit!
The Cheap-Arse Film Review
Hosted by: Liam Barrett
It's the Cheap-Arse Film Review, where a young(ish) man finds out if it's possible to live the life of a cinephile super-nerd on the strictest budget possible. Inspired by growing up in the wilds of Essex, England (that's only partially a joke, by the way) and the current harsh economic times, Liam only reviews DVD that can be purchased for £1.00p or less!
The Count Jackula Show
Hosted by: Count Jackula
There are vampires, and there are men from outer space, but there is only one vampire from outer space! Join Count Jackula from the Planet Drakula as he explains the ins and outs of horror, from the mythic to the modern. Blood, off-color humor, and an obsession with Elvira are in store for you!
The DVD Shelf
Hosted by: David Rose
Life is short, so skip the bad movies and let your host David Rose reveal, review, and recommend the ones you should have on your own DVD shelf. The DVD Shelf is a film-lover's safe haven to bask in the warm glow of cult favorites, over-looked cinematic gems, rediscovered classics, and downright fun flicks on both DVD and Blu-ray.
The Examined Life (of Gaming)
Hosted by: Roland Thompson
Just when video games were getting good, the late '90s and early '00s came along. The Examined Life (of Gaming) dares to delve into the good, the bad, and the value-priced games of this dark period, and sometimes we find something worth playing!
The Film Renegado
Hosted by: Film Renegado
Coming to you from south of the border, it's the Film Renegado! A civil engineer with a cinephile complex, the Film Renegado uses movies made in Mexico or by Mexican directors to share bits from his country's culture, past and present. You will both learn and be entertained! How cool is that?
Friday Night Fright Flicks
Hosted by: Count Jackula & Horror Guru
Welcome, fright knights, to Friday Night Fright Flicks! Join your hosts Count Jackula and the Horror Guru as they stumble their way through current horror releases, letting you know which ones are worth the price of admission.
Good Bad Flicks
Hosted by: Cecil Trachenburg
Good Bad Flicks is a show not only dedicated to rare movies, but also forgotten classics and misunderstood box office bombs. Your host Cecil takes you through each movie, discussing the promotional materials, and taking a look at what went on behind the scenes. With a healthy dose of Irish sarcasm, he throws a few jabs at even his most cherished favorites.
The Graphic Novel Picture Show
Hosted by: Sybil Pandemic
Your host Solkir presents The Graphic Novel Picture Show, a retrospective of the history of comic book movies!
Joshua the Anarchist
Hosted by: Joshua Bell
Charged with the crime of liking Batman & Robin, Joshua the Anarchist has been declared insane and committed to Arkham Asylum. Locked away in a padded cell, he'll endure movie after movie as doctors attempt to "treat" him. He may not have gone in a madman, but he soon will be.
Movie Dorkness
Hosted by: Sofie Liv
It's the show formerly known as Red Suitcase Adventues! Join Sofie Liv, a nice Dane (who may not be as negative as everyone else!) as she dissects pop culture phenomena to explore both the good and bad in popular films.
The Movie Skewer
Hosted by: Team Agony Booth
From the makers of the Agony Booth™ comes The Movie Skewer, where terrible movies are roasted over an open flame for your enjoyment. Watch the very first online review/recap series that’s too much for one host to handle!
Mr. Mendo's Hack Attack
Hosted by: Michael A. Novelli
Need a healthy dose of cynicism from a guy whose face you can barely see? Then Mr. Mendo’s your man! Whether a movie suffers from Hype Backlash, Intellectual Dishonesty, or is just Complete Shit, Mr. Mendo is there. Mr. Mendo wasn‘t raised in this country, so he takes nothing for granted: if something ain‘t right, he’ll nose it out. So join him as he takes on Oscar winners and legendary flops alike in front of a blanket suspended between his couch and recliner!
PGSM Summaries
Hosted by: Nycea
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (PGSM for short) is a hilarious live-action retelling of the Sailor Moon story. On this show, your host Nycea summarizes and riffs on this gloriously bad series—one episode at a time.
Reel vs. Reel
Hosted by: Animated Heroine
Animation isn't just for kids; it's also for adults who never learned how to grow up. In Reel vs. Reel, the Animated Heroine looks at two similar animated films to see which one comes out on top and why. Her love for good animated films is only matched by her cynicism towards the bad ones.
Stuff You Like
Hosted by: Sursum Ursa
Stuff You Like is an original show where redhead Sursum Ursa waxes enthusiastic about movies, TV shows, and anything else that comes to mind! Expect singing, snarky subtitles, random pictures she finds on the internet, and lots of fangirling!
Terror Obscura
Hosted by: Fear Fan
Terror Obscura is a show dedicated to exploring the best and worst horror films ever made. While some shows are content to just mock bad films, this one isn't afraid to take even the most sacred of cows to the slaughterhouse. If you like horror, humor, or if you're just looking to find some titles you might want to rent, Terror Obscura is the show for you!
Tom's Retrophilia
Hosted by: Thomas Stockel
Is he a connoisseur of vintage media, or just a bitter old man trapped in the past?  Either way, tune in and watch Tom take a look at the movies and television shows from a time when he was actually in the target audience!
The Unusual Suspect
Hosted by: Unusual Suspect
The Unusual Suspect reviews popular movies, and tears 'em apart! They may be good, but no movie is perfect, and there's always things you may have overlooked and hadn't thought about. So join the Suspect as he exploits and ridicules the films you know and love. Just don't kill him for it!
What We Had to Watch
Hosted by: Il Neige
Il Neige is a smart-ass with a love-hate relationship with movies from the new millennium. Sure, reviews can be fun or cathartic, but there's also the risk of the occasional Twi-hard invasion or fireball to the face! ...That's how these things usually go, right? So join Il Neige as he braves the cinematic dangers that lie just beyond the fourth wall to critique the best and worst of 21st century filmmaking!
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A special section of the Agony Booth devoted to reviews and recaps of the Star Trek franchise, in all of its incarnations.

The Star Trek Movies (1979-) The Star Trek Movies

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Posted Nov 7, 2013 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“Can we open up Abrams’ Mystery Box and find out why he bothered to bring back [REDACTED] in the first place?”

Star Trek (2009)
Posted Oct 24, 2013 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“Alas, no one knew the Star Trek franchise was about to take a massive dose of stupid pills.”

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Tom's Retrophilia #1
Posted May 17, 2013 by Thomas Stockel

It's the debut of a new show, Tom's Retrophilia, hosted by our own Thomas Stockel! You probably know Tom from the recaps he's written for the site, mostly of the animated Star Trek series. He makes the jump from written articles to his own video show with this impassioned defense of Star Trek: The Motion Picture!

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.

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.

Star Trek (2009)
Stuff You Like #32
Posted May 15, 2013 by Sursum Ursa

Ursa takes a newbie's-eye view of the 2009 Star Trek movie, and talks lens flares, Chris Pine, and how this movie relates to Jeremy Brett. No, really. This episode also includes a completely spoiler-free "review" (read: extended impressions session) of Star Trek Into Darkness. Caution: May contain Benedict Cumberbatch.

Star Trek Nemesis (2002)
The Movie Skewer #19
Posted May 15, 2013 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

On the eve of the Star Trek franchise heading into darkness, Dr. O'Boogie looks back at the TNG cast's final outing Star Trek Nemesis, which somehow became the most reviled entry in the series despite there being a few other Star Trek movies that are at least as dumb. But it's a shameless ripoff of Wrath of Khan starring an up and coming British actor, and who would possibly want to see that?

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Posted Oct 8, 2012 by Ed Harris

“That’s the main difference between Plummer’s villain and F. Murray Abraham in Insurrection. Both characters are essentially just self-centered assholes, but Plummer’s character has a little dignity, class, and style. It also helps that he doesn’t whine like a bitch when things don’t go his way.”

Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Posted Apr 19, 2010 by Ed Harris

“I don’t know how, but this film has actually managed to make me hate Tuesdays. And running gags. And Alan Ruck.”

Recap Supplement: Star Trek V
Recap Supplement: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Posted Jan 4, 2010 by Ed Harris

“Bill doesn’t seem to have much of a problem with the fan dance, probably because he and Nichelle Nichols are in the same age bracket.”

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Posted Jun 22, 2009 by Mark "Scooter" Wilson

“I’m really annoyed at how this movie is making me question the competence of every single human being in the universe.”

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Posted Aug 29, 2007 by Ed Harris

"It just wouldn't be a TNG movie without a Data scene that made you wonder why the hell you ever got into Star Trek in the first place."

Star Trek (the original series) (1966-1969) Star Trek (the original series)

Star Trek “The Tholian Web”: a Mirror Universe special
Posted Feb 5, 2015 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“As it turns out, ‘The Tholian Web’, one of the stronger episodes of the original series’ third season, was actually a Mirror Universe episode all along. We just didn’t know it until 2005.”

Star Trek “Mirror, Mirror”
Mr. Mendo's Hack Attack #25
Posted Jun 23, 2012 by Michael A. Novelli, Sofie Liv

A transporter accident causes Kirk and Company to cross over into a parallel universe where Spock has a beard, and the crew of the Enterprise is evil and menacing. Meanwhile, a transporter accident in Mendo's house leaves Mendo reviewing this episode with an evil and menacing version of special guest star Sofie Liv. But surely, that's all just a coincidence.

Star Trek “The Alternative Factor”
Posted Nov 23, 2011 by Ed Harris

“Right now, I feel like a character in an H.P. Lovecraft story, driven mad, just waiting for the mutant fish people to come for me.”

Star Trek “Spock's Brain”
Posted Sep 14, 2003 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"Who knew you only needed twelve buttons to control an entire person?"

Star Trek “And the Children Shall Lead...”
Posted May 18, 2003 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

A gang of ten year olds with a leader wearing a big flowered muummuu do not an intimidating nemesis make.

Star Trek (the animated series) (1973-1974) Star Trek (the animated series)

Star Trek (TAS) “The Practical Joker”
Posted Jul 1, 2015 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“It would seem the very first holodeck episode in the Star Trek franchise also features the very first holodeck malfunction.”

Star Trek (TAS) “The Magicks of Megas-Tu”
Posted Jun 9, 2015 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“Five seconds in, and this script and science have already officially parted ways.”

Star Trek (TAS) “The Lorelei Signal”
Posted Apr 1, 2015 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“It looks like the guy who cleans the Enterprise toilets has the week off, so congratulations, Uhura, you are now in charge!”

Star Trek (TAS) “The Ambergris Element”
Posted Mar 13, 2015 by Thomas Stockel

“I guess with the aqua-shuttle and bass boat, putting Kirk and Spock in speedos was not in the budget this week.”

Star Trek (TAS) “The Time Trap”
Posted Oct 7, 2014 by Thomas Stockel

“Kirk sounds a little stressed out here, and no wonder; at his normal rate of conquest, he’ll have slept with every female in the pocket universe in a matter of weeks!”

Star Trek (TAS) “The Eye of the Beholder”
Posted Jun 9, 2014 by Thomas Stockel

“For Christ’s sake, first we get the cheap-ass decision to not show the Ariel, and now this? It’s like the animation crew blew their budget on cocaine and hookers that month.”

Star Trek (TAS) “The Terratin Incident”
Posted Jan 28, 2014 by Thomas Stockel

“McCoy is shocked that Kirk would drop his assigned duties on the off chance they’ll find alien life. Come on, Bones, how long have you known Jim? On that planet, there’s like a million percent greater chance of him meeting chicks.”

Star Trek (TAS) “One of Our Planets is Missing”
Posted Aug 20, 2013 by Thomas Stockel

“McCoy says, ‘We’re in the cloud!’ I sometimes wonder if when McCoy wakes up in the morning, he says stuff like, ‘I’m awake! On a ship! In space!’”

Star Trek (TAS) “Once Upon a Planet”
Posted Apr 2, 2013 by Thomas Stockel

“Take it from a long time Dungeons & Dragons player: you never split up the party. Bad shit like this happens all the time.”

Star Trek (TAS) “Albatross”
Posted Mar 5, 2013 by Thomas Stockel

“I can’t help but wonder if this entire episode was inspired by someone messing up the coloration on some animation cells and someone else saying, ‘Hey, I got a great idea for an episode!’”

Star Trek (TAS) “The Pirates of Orion”
Posted Feb 6, 2013 by Thomas Stockel

“Kirk uses a tricorder and determines the Orion has the pure, uncut strobolin. Part of me really wanted to see Kirk dip his fingertip into the box so he could taste it for purity.”

Star Trek (TAS) “Beyond the Farthest Star”
Posted Jan 3, 2013 by Thomas Stockel

“Oh my God, Scotty misplaced the lower half of his body! Or, he has a tiny cloaking device in his pants.”

Star Trek (TAS) “The Survivor”
Posted Aug 2, 2012 by Thomas Stockel

“Kirk tells Scotty—who’s now on the bridge—that he did good work fixing the shields. Scotty explains he hasn’t finished fixing them, which makes me wonder why Scotty’s ass is not down in Engineering fixing the shields.”

Star Trek (TAS) “The Lorelei Signal”
Saturday Morning Glory #1
Posted Nov 7, 2010 by Ryan Lohner

Ryan recaps the animated Star Trek episode “The Lorelei Signal”, where the Enterprise responds to a sexy distress call, and Kirk and Spock and McCoy all lose their damn minds over a colony of blondes, who turn out to be lifeforce vampires! Uhura and Chapel are forced to take command and rescue the horny bastards, with the help of the Enterprise’s surprisingly hot womens’ security team. Watch the video below, and learn all about the hidden dangers of Jazzercise headbands and competitive giant ruby tossing!

Star Trek (TAS) “Mudd's Passion”
Posted Apr 2, 2006 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"William Shatner, whether he's animated or not, never misses out on an opportunity to do a head roll. "

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation “Conspiracy”
Posted Mar 22, 2013 by Ed Harris

“Picard and Riker are not convinced, an attitude they express in a refreshingly non-Trekkian manner by pulling their phasers and shooting Remmick in the face until his head explodes messily.”

Star Trek: The Next Generation “The Last Outpost”
Posted Oct 4, 2010 by Kevin Podsiadlik

“It was 1987, and the fourth episode of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, when nobody knew what a Ferengi was or anything of their now-famous tendencies. So join me, won’t you, as we take a trip back to when an aura of mystery surrounded this new rival of the Federation, and see just how long it takes for their mystique to be utterly and forever left in ruins. ”

Star Trek: The Next Generation “The Battle”
Posted Aug 2, 2010 by Kevin Podsiadlik

“But you can see why this incident would be so unmemorable to the captain. Nearly getting blasted to bits, abandoning ship, adrift in space for weeks, and ultimately immortalized in the textbooks for a feat of heroism would almost totally pass from anyone’s memory after nine years.”

Star Trek: The Next Generation “Sub Rosa”
Posted Oct 19, 2003 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"The guys who wrote that Hallmark card called. They'd like their crappy poetry back now."

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “The Emperor’s New Cloak”
Posted Nov 11, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“And this is how a storyline begun in one of the most legendary episodes of the original series goes out in a hail of bad comedy.”

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Resurrection”
Posted Feb 13, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“The big letdown here is that, at this point, they’ve taken an iconic, legendary concept like the Mirror Universe and are primarily using it to hook their characters up with dead lovers.”

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Shattered Mirror”
Posted Dec 13, 2013 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“It seems the only goal here was to shove Worf into the story by any means necessary. Much like Worf’s appearances in every TNG movie.”

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Through the Looking Glass”
Posted Nov 26, 2013 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“Great. The one time you want Avery Brooks to play to the cheap seats, and he holds back.”

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Crossover”
Posted Nov 15, 2013 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“They’ve turned the Mirror Universe into a downbeat tale about a minority being oppressed and enslaved, as if Deep Space Nine didn’t already have enough Nazi allusions in its first two seasons.”

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Meridian”
Posted Sep 29, 2008 by Ed Harris

"Yep, a Star Trek episode is going for a lighthearted tone, which can only mean one thing: Deep hurting… deep hurting!"

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Let He Who Is Without Sin...”
Posted Oct 18, 2005 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"Let it be known that I will be casting the first stone. Directly at Worf's head."

Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001) Star Trek: Voyager

Star Trek: Voyager “The Fight”
Posted Mar 23, 2008 by Mark M. Meysenburg

"If you listen carefully, you'll hear the thud as this episode hits the canvas."

Star Trek: Voyager “Threshold”
Posted Sep 27, 2006 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"Brannon Braga calls this one 'a royal, steaming stinker'. And when the guy who wrote the episode says that, it's pretty hard to disagree."

Enterprise (AKA Star Trek: Enterprise) (2001-2005) Enterprise (AKA Star Trek: Enterprise)

Star Trek: Enterprise “In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II”
Posted May 14, 2015 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“It would appear Mirror Universe episodes really need at least a couple of the regular universe characters to cross over, to counterbalance all the cartoonish evil on display.”

Star Trek: Enterprise “In a Mirror, Darkly” (Part I)
Posted May 7, 2015 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“And maybe I’m too jaded by Mirror Universe episodes by now, but I’m not at all surprised they blew up the Enterprise, on a show called Enterprise.”

Enterprise “Two Days and Two Nights”
Posted Jul 23, 2008 by Number One

"It's pretty sad that the only real nod we've had to space travel thus far has been the use of navigational terms as an aid to sexual harassment."

Enterprise “A Night in Sickbay”
Posted Apr 30, 2008 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"This episode will not be presented in real time. It'll only feel that way."

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