Category: Agonizer

The Agonizer is for all posts that don’t fit in any other category, including comic book reviews, book reports, editorials, rants, and more!

VIDEO: Enter the Matrix

It’s the Agony Booth’s very first video game review! Roland walks through the PC version of Enter the Matrix, a game released on the same day as Matrix Reloaded, featuring over an hour of original footage directed by the Wachowski Br–er, the Wachowskis.

VIDEO: Sofie's Journey to a Fantastic World

This time, Sofie tries something different, as she analyzes the patterns and
formulas used in fantasy movies, singing the praises of some big time classics as
well as newer blockbuster hits, including Pan’s Labyrinth, Chronicles of Narnia, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Avatar, Phantom of the Opera, Labyrinth, and even Twilight!

VIDEO: Stuff You Like vs. the Disney Princesses

In this episode of Stuff You Like, Sursum Ursa decries the marketing machine of the Evil Empire (AKA Disney), and their ongoing efforts to sell a crapload of glittery pink and purple merchandise to impressionable little girls by convincing them to want nothing more than to be princesses like Aurora and Ariel.

VIDEO: Top 10 Vampires

While you count down to 2012, join the Fear Fan as he counts down his list of the top 10 greatest vampires in movie history. With some obvious choices (Max Shreck) and some not-so-obvious choices (Pee-Wee Herman?), one thing’s for sure: none of these vampires sparkle!

VIDEO: Top 10 Bad Movie Taglines

In this installment of Good Bad Flicks, Cecil examines an affliction that can strike both good movies and bad movies: terrible slogans getting slapped on the poster by clueless studio marketing departments. In this video, Cecil counts down the 10 worst one-line blurbs ever used to sell a movie!

Action Comics #176 “Muscles for Money!” (part 2 of 2)

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.”

Action Comics #176 “Muscles for Money!” (part 1 of 2)

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.”

Fear by L. Ron Hubbard

“You see it time and again in every internet bio of L. Ron Hubbard that he was just some “obscure science-fiction author” who just happened to stumble onto the biggest money making concern since sliced bread. Putting everything else aside, that’s simply not true. Not only was he one of the founding fathers of modern sci-fi, but that wasn’t even what he was famous for.”