(Warning: This post contains some spoilers from the HBO summer series The Night Of, lots of cat pictures, and one or two very gross pictures of John Turturro’s feet.)
Chances are, if you grew up during The Wonder Years (whether the actual time the series was set in or watching it), then you also remember Murder She Wrote and Sunday nights when the whole family could gather around ye olde television set without embarrassment because this was before Sundays were for mafia kingpins or meth labs or bipolar CIA agents who made bad choices…
It’s an experience I’m sure we’re all familiar with. It’s the middle of the night and you’ve just snuck out of your room for a quick snack. Everyone else is asleep, so you move carefully so as not to wake anyone up—yet every step you take is done in quick tippy-toe sprints, just so you don’t have to stay in the dark too long…
Why was this fairly modest mid-’80s comedy enough of a hit to be the auspicious start of so many creative careers? And how has it enjoyed such a lasting impact?
“But like its two predecessors, Beyond’s focus on being fun is at the expense of being something meaningful. It’s dumb fun, which more or less sums up the Trek reboot series.”
Hello, and welcome back to my Moon Zero Two extended recap. In case you’re new to the Booth, you can catch up by checking out the links to the first four parts here, here, here…
You’ll never recapture the magic of an old movie by imitating it. The story and style were products of their time. Let them go. Only characters are timeless. That’s why we’ll still be lining up to watch Bruce Wayne battle the Joker on the big screen 20 years from now, but any attempt to recreate The Dark Knight is destined to suck.
Maybe I’m being too generous, but I think in light of the context that Suicide Squad was made in, it did the best it could with what it had, but really, it was capable of so much more.
Exciting news! The Agony Booth will soon be merging with its partner recap site Happy Nice Time People! The new joint website will continue to be called the Agony Booth, and will continue to be...
On July 15, Netflix released Stranger Things, a supernatural/science-fiction/horror series set in a small town in 1980s Indiana that has, for a lack of a better term, a lot of weird shit going down. What, did you expect me to say “stranger things”?
Lord of the Rings is chock full of angels (and other things you didn’t know even if you read the books)
How many times have you seen the Lord of the Rings movies? Like, a million? Okay, you’ve read it, too. But there’s always something new to discover and hidden depths to explore, which is one...
“I’m not sure if the network executives understood the irony of making their 100th ‘original’ TV movie a remake of a largely successful film, but I guess since kids today have never heard of Elisabeth Shue or even know anything about the 1980s, it counts as an ‘original’ idea.”
“…By which I mean the greatness rests in the first one and half of Reloaded. Matrix: Revolutions contains 0% greatness, 40% stupidity, and 60% boredom.”
“This film basically states that criminals’ rights are often at the expense of the rights of those who have been victimized. This allows viewers such as yours truly to look at Dirty Harry as something of a modern-day Man With No Name.”
“It dangles the possibility of an extreme group taking over and placing anyone of certain ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, and immigrant status into concentration camps which, thanks to the current presidential election cycle, doesn’t seem that farfetched at the moment.”
NOTE: This article will discuss major spoilers from Season 4 of “Orange Is the New Black”. Like, seriously major. If you haven’t finished bingeing this season, please remove yourself from the rock you’ve been living under and find the nearest Netflix account…
“Mockingjay – Part 2 is the last Hunger Games film you’ll ever have to watch, so if you’ve got the last three under your belt already, then you may as well finish it out with this film.”
This finale was like my jeans after Thanksgiving dinner, bursting at the seams with good stuff (and not so good stuff), but super satisfying. Long-held theories confirmed? Sure! The demise of people you hated? Check! Creepy kids? Sure! Lyanna Mormont proving she’s cooler than everyone else on the show? Yup!
“For some reason, filmmakers seem to want to spread out a single book into two movies lately, which in my opinion makes these films drag, especially when it comes to Young Adult novels that don’t have a whole lot of in-depth detail to begin with.”
Trump/Everdeen? Clinton/Organa? Which of your favorite characters from movies and TV would make the best vice presidential candidates in this craptacular election year?