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8/11/2012 9:46:30 AM
Ok, I'm confused after reading all this arguing about the merits or not of porn on this site. So...did Albert (he of the legendary one-angstrom-long temper fuse) leave and Mike Novelli take over? Was the Sea Org involved? Or the Blue Berets of Project Moondust? Was there a coup? A peaceful transfer of power? Was there anyone behind a fence on a knoll at ANY point? Did smut jihadis infiltrate the upper echelon and demand tits? And given that you have to push quite a few buttons to get anywhere near HEAVILY BLACKED OUT excerpts of porn spoofs, why was 'You don't like it, don't watch it' not enough of an answer?
8/11/2012 10:34:01 AM
No, we just calmly debated among ourselves and argued for trying new stuff ones in a while. We all agreed the Porn critic was a fun talent just waiting to picked up and among ourselves, together with Albert, decided to give it a short. To give a bit of behind the scenes info, we actually do communicate a lot with each other and discuss a lot about what to do with the site in the future. We are set on trying out new things and do new different stuff, we are talking about how we can make the site grow and how we can make it stand out as its own thing. There is not a single-one person just dictating and deciding whom is entering and not, every-single time a name comes up which sounds interesting, we discuss it among ourselvs, some-times we decide to leave that person be for a year and then revaluate in time, and some-times we are all saying. "Hell yes! bring this person un-board!" and the porn critic was a "Hell yes." case from all of us. And I for one has not regretted my vote at all, particularly his busty corps 2 review had me laughing like hell X)
7/19/2012 7:49:52 PM
Evan sTone is a natural, as natural as William Shatner!
7/19/2012 5:01:18 PM
It's always been my dream to help a guy with a name like Dick Bush hang his tool across his backend.As someone who has visited the booth for many years, I'd like to give my two cents in on the recent changes. There seems to be quite a division between the camps who prefer written recaps verses video ones. If it seems the 'quality' of the recaps are different, I would say that the two mediums are radically different, and each requires different approaches to humor.IMHO, the older written recaps needed much more attention to style and form. How else would one convey the irony of bad media? Hand gestures? With video recaps, pacing, framing, lighting and the ability to merge other media suddenly become important. I'm sure Dick Bush will agree: Different Strokes for Different Folks.I was quite puzzled by critiquing porn. It's like shooting a wad at fish in a barrel. But the comic gold from The Porn Critic comes not from the easy targets, but by the horrid (and gut busting) things he does with his collectibles. The upside about video media is that engages the watcher in a different way and encourages discussion. More discussion, more site traffic.For me, it finally engaged me enough to finally leave comments.Lastly, here's hoping for recaps of 'Lord of the G-String' and 'Playmate of the Apes'.
7/19/2012 6:45:41 PM
Believe it or not, he has actually already reviewed Playmate Of The Apes...
7/19/2012 7:10:42 PM
Apparently I have no soul :(
7/19/2012 7:18:47 PM
Well I hope you acknoweledge the intention never was to piss any-one off. Not at all, and I hope some day.. maybe, people will realise it was a change made out of neccesity, changes needed to be made to keep the site alive. Albert chose to host web videos and I.. how can I not be greateful, I am the very lucky one to get a lucky break here. I realise I am one of the people who needs to learn how to become better at this, but I hope that i am learning and that the quality of the booth will continue rising so the talk about "Cheapk channel awesome knock-off." can be put to shame, no no, we are a quality channel awesome knock-off! ... erh.. yeah.. mostly, we are just here to entertain and have fun, that is all.
7/20/2012 3:47:55 AM
If it wasn't clear, the recent changes are what inspired me to finally join the fun and discussion. I really *love* watching and debating bad movies (and other media)! I never got the sense that the staff went out of their way to ruin anyone's fun.I'm really thankful for all the hard work that has gone into each and every recap. It's definitely a labor of love, and I've never had an issue with quality and / or substance. Instead I love FearFan's attention to cinematography, Mendo's deadpan sarcasm, The Omega's offbeat humor. If I may say Sophie, your enthusiasm for acting really shines, and your takes on my favorite actors and directors (Burton especially) have been really insightful.I don't how to feel yet on having the same tastes as the Porn Critic though ;)
7/20/2012 5:34:55 AM
yay :D And can I say... I am far from done with Burton yet, I had the Burton phaze! there was a time were I was convinced he was the biggest genius in Hollywood to, so.. heh yeah. I own all of his movies up till Alice in Wonderland which is the point where I kind of started realising he wasn't all that great. I all-ready got into a healthy debate with Mr.Mendo about Sweeney Todd cause.. I don't like that movie. The story is of cause good, but it has all-ready proven itself through.. one of the most succesful musicals of all time. And like Phantom of the Opera I say. Of cause the story is good! you lifted it from the musical, you all-ready have the script! I need to put other merits on the movie. So yeah.. need to talk about that one day. As stated in the Wonderland video though, Ed wood and Edward Scissorhands still holds up as some of my favourite movies of all time. So yeah.. Burton is a board of discussion for me.
7/16/2012 10:06:47 PM
Another good one, top notch.
7/16/2012 7:14:09 PM
I love this! Ghostbusters isn't my favorite movie ever, but it's still up there. Naked Winston Zeddmore popping out of what appears to be bubbly soap and yelling "I love this town" is now what I'll think of when I see the ending in the original film.Trivia challenge: What experiment is Venkman's "electric shock experiment" a parody of?
7/16/2012 3:46:48 PM
7/16/2012 3:29:05 PM
Good god. Evan Stone haunts my dreams.
7/16/2012 3:14:38 PM
Freaking hilarious, I'm gonna have to go back and watch all your other stuff now. For Ghostbusters 3 they should just replace Bill Murray with that guy.
7/16/2012 12:42:20 PM
Until your Avengers review, I think this was my favourite review of yours.
7/16/2012 11:54:11 AM
Really? More porn shit. We don't need this. Don't let Booth "Jump the Shark" with this kind of crap. It'll just degenerate into pervs gob smacking about their favorite pig boning another pig.Mr. Novelli please, take charge, lets clean it up.I'm not a prude or anything, its that THE AGONY BOOTH deserves better. I can just barley stand the positive reviews as it is, but this is just gonna head south and has no place here. This is special place. )pJust saying.
7/16/2012 12:06:30 PM
7/16/2012 1:25:46 PM
Sir, it was in unity that we decided that we wanted the Porn Critic un-board, cause we among ourselves like him. Our site is not about posh clever movies reviews its about poking fun of things, and well, we happen to think Porno is very silly while the porn critic is very good at pointing out and show-casing. You do not have to watch these videos though, we are bringing on more and more talented people exactly so you can find out whom you would like to follow and whom dis-interests you. We how-ever is NOT going to have a clean up, we are trying to move forward not back-wards and we have come to believe that the porn-critic most definetely will be a help to us in our move forwards. He is very talented and funny, and that's that. Plus I liked this review, I giggled a whole lot X) .... why isn't this movie called Fuck-busters? I mean the name is right there.. or wait, would that be a movie about people running around trying to bust people who is fucking? I got the plot! in a future where over-population is putting our planet in danger, because of consumerism and all that, it has become illegal to fuck unless you are the best and brightest thereby only letting a few good genes survive, how-ever dumb young people has trouble keeping on the madras, and in comes fuck busters, busting people who fucks.... yeah I am over-tired.
7/16/2012 2:11:46 PM
7/16/2012 2:29:33 PM
Don't feed the troll, Sofie...
7/16/2012 2:45:34 PM
I'm in a very silly mood, what can I say.
7/16/2012 3:01:45 PM
By the way, Fuck-Busters sounds amazing.
7/16/2012 3:09:01 PM
7/16/2012 7:48:20 PM
Sounds like a vacuum-cleaner...
7/16/2012 8:27:48 PM
we can include that in the movie.
7/16/2012 8:39:25 PM
Great, now we HAVE to write it...
7/16/2012 10:03:49 PM
Well, I'm no Troll and no Prude, and i never said you can't make the review, Jesus! But you are right. I'll watch what I want.
7/16/2012 10:35:49 PM
Wait, how did *I* get involved in this?
7/17/2012 4:02:27 PM
You are our official site janitor didn't you know? That is why he asked you specifically to clean up the place.Btw, there's some-thing sticky on my floor, please come over here and clean that up.
7/17/2012 4:33:31 PM
7/17/2012 4:56:17 PM
That spot wasn't there before you got there. Sofie, is there something you want to share with the class?
7/17/2012 7:35:55 PM
Not my fault that I am a very attractive woman.
7/17/2012 7:37:10 PM
Well, can't argue with you, there...
7/17/2012 4:56:28 PM
There's something sticky on my floor too.
7/16/2012 2:46:28 PM
7/16/2012 3:08:39 PM
7/16/2012 3:15:14 PM
Sometimes, trolls deserve feeding. They put so much effort into futility, that you have to oblige them now and again.
7/16/2012 3:34:02 PM
7/16/2012 3:11:31 PM
I can't imagine that's any more ridiculous than most porn out there. In fact, I kind of want this to get made.
7/16/2012 3:17:33 PM
I was disappointed when the Booth decided to eschew text reviews for TGWTG-style video reviews, but my mind has since changed. You guys have been on your game lately as far as quality content goes. Besides, it's not like the text reviews are going anywhere.If Porn Critic SUCKED, then I'd have a problem with it. Instead he's really good. Besides, he never shows the "good parts" anyway so it's basically just another film review.Don't worry about negative comments, Sofie. Like the great Dalton said. "Opinions vary".
7/17/2012 4:00:50 PM
I kind of wish people knew that the reason the booth switched like that is because.. it just wasn't going well, and as it was back then. It was either trying a major change or genuinly closing down. That was the options! So I commend Albert that he did a one last stand for the site, to change so he didn't have to close down. I realise of cause this is basically, if we are honest... a completely new site. The premis and goal is new, the staff is brand new, it's not the site of old any-longer, that's dead, but it would have died either way. What is left of old now is the look of the site, the original site-manager. Ed Harris and Mendo as old contributors and lastly the name. That's it, it's a new enterprise. And we are moving forward! and we will keep on moving forward, trust me on this one!
7/17/2012 4:33:18 PM
My problem wasn't so much the change itself, it was that the initial video reviews weren't very good, but you guys found your grooves and got a lot better. May all of you continue to get even better in the future.
7/16/2012 11:53:04 PM
i would think the movie would have been called Ghost-Nutters, but thats just me
7/16/2012 2:54:55 PM
You know, I am really tired of this "Agony Booth deserves better" argument people throw out there every time something different starts to happen here. It deserved better than videos. It deserved better than items about movies people have actually seen. Well, let me say again what I've said before about that idea. Nobody around here wants to "deserve better", they want to have fun and do fun things here. If you don't like it, you have options. You can make your own things that reflect what you enjoy, and encourage people to do the same by example. You can just confine yourself to reading or watching the things you like and leave the rest of us alone to do the same. You can just leave, and be disappointed in us from somewhere else. You can do any of those things or even all of them, but don't think that everyone who likes or doesn't mind this reviewer's work is going to ostracize or remove him for your benefit. That's not going to happen.
7/16/2012 3:08:27 PM
Uhm, yes you are a prude. Look, if you don't like the porn reviews, there's a very simple solution here: don't watch them. All of the rest of the series on the site are still here, blissfully unaffected by sharing server space with this.This is something different from what sites like TGWTG, Retroware TV or Reviewtopia are offering right now, and I commend Agony Booth for having the courage to take a chance on something like this. Is it my favorite show here? No.. but I do find it amusing and I'm game to see future reviews from Porn Critic.So just chill out and watch the series you WANT to watch, and keep your righteous indignation for something that deserves it. I mean, it's not like they're reviewing snuff films or anything. Relax, it's all in good fun!
7/16/2012 3:44:46 PM
"Mr. Novelli, please, take charge, let's clean it up"?Why would I be against porn? I love porn. I reference it on my show all the time...
7/16/2012 3:47:16 PM
7/16/2012 6:00:03 AM
Alright! I love Evan Stone!
7/16/2012 8:07:09 AM
Are you writing the script for the Twilight XXX movie starring Evan Stone as Edward and Gauge as Bella?
7/16/2012 3:27:43 PM
I would go with Syren, myself...
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