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“Insomnia isn’t perhaps the movie many hoped for following Memento; It’s a pretty low-key, minor effort compared to the complex, large-scale films Nolan would go on to make.”
“Birdman may not be everything it’s been hyped to be, and it may not even be remembered as groundbreaking cinema—mostly because it’s not.”
“There are times when it feels like the characters in The Giver are really just living in a slightly more authoritarian Disneyworld.”
“If you’ve been waiting decades for the return of your favorite franchises, there’s a good chance you’ll be pleased by what’s coming in the next few years. But there’s a much better chance you won’t, because it’s all going to be terrible.”
“I would say this movie contains no actual dialogue; just endless action-movie quips.”
“Of course we’re getting another movie with Ripley, because Fox knows that whatever Prometheus grossed at the box office, a ‘true sequel’ to Aliens starring Weaver and Biehn will put those numbers to shame.”
“All I can think is, ‘A lot of people out there actually, unironically want this,’ and the thought just depresses me.”
“This film finds one note and plays it until we’re either deaf or dead from boredom.”
“Yeah, he might look cute. But while fighting for the people of Grpnlp at the Battle of Plorvox 12, he racked up a body count that would make Rambo shit himself!”
“It’s a real shame, because if she had found a role in a better franchise to finally launch her into A-list status, those very traits that people hate about her now might have been her most endearing qualities to many of those same people.”
“There’s one thing Marvel fans, movie fans, and pretty much all of civilized society are in unanimous agreement upon: Please, not another Spider-Man origin story.”
“I kind of hate that people are assuming that the film is trying to sanctify Chris Kyle by portraying him not as he was, but as, well, Bradley Cooper trying to finally win an Oscar. ”
“Yet, as a person, I like Jamie Dornan more for not being able to be the twat waffle that Christian is.”
“Easily one of the worst films released as part of the Scream-inspired slasher renaissance of the late ‘90s and early ‘00s.”
“The sequence where the big twist is revealed is worth the price of admission all on its own.”
“This film bears all the hallmarks of a perfectly serviceable ‘toon franchise being bled of all its charm by the same man still milking the Transformers for all they’re worth.”
“In the movie’s defense, it tries to dial down the pedo vibe, but it’s a bit futile when the source material is this inherently creepy.”
“We expect Benjamin to have interesting things happen to him, but no, he’s just a boring man with an odd condition.”
“Director Doug Liman channels Harold Ramis, albeit taking things in a very different direction (less Andie MacDowell, more Alien MindControl).”
Hey, GLAAD: 10 nominees for “Outstanding Drama Series” is too damn many!