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The movie does take place in 2021; it’s not too late to start making jump suits and boots a thing. And plastic plaid jackets. Can’t forget those.
We shouldn't have to wait until the penultimate episode for the fun to begin, but sometimes a series has to find its groove. Chapter 9 aka 162 is the scariest, most action packed, enjoyable, and surprising episode of The Exorcist so far.
The prospect of watching Rogue One---apparently the very first Star Wars film without any Jedi or Force-sensitives among its main characters---becomes all the more exciting. How will the protagonists solve their problems without the help of Force powers? More importantly, how could the absence of any Jedi in a Star Wars film affect the series’ good-versus-evil narrative?
Bob Roberts is a film that could never be made today. This is the kind of stock phrase you see applied to anything made more than a decade ago, usually as a segue into a rant about how much more sensitive our modern society is. Whether this is an indictment of modernity or lambasting an ignorant past is up to whoever's writing the article, but that’s not the reason Bob Roberts could never be made today...
Breaking all rules of political etiquette, a candidate starts behaving outrageously, offending sensibilities with outlandish racially-tinged comments and unhinged acts of buffoonery. Sounds familiar, right? Except the year is not 2015 or 2016 but 1996, and the man in question is a fictional liberal Democrat named Jay Billington Bulworth.
Welcome to Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens, a show that 75% of the cast is too good for. As you know, I am tired of recapping this show and am handing the reins over to the one person who loves this show: Chanel Oberlin herself. For this episode, Dean Cathy Munsch will also take over. The Agony Booth is not responsible for any of the mean and hurtful things they say. especially to each other. Take it away, ladies!
Each Hairspray incarnation has been well received by critics--yes, even the one with John Travolta in drag--so let's find out how Hairspray Live! will stand. Hopefully like the hair, it'll be sky high.
For such a “smart” sci-fi film, Arrival sure hangs its hat on a tenuous understanding of a scientific theory (which it then proceeds to sloppily misapply) in exactly the same way as a stupid sci-fi film would.
The adorably bumbling Newt Scamander arrives by boat in America, which is entirely represented by New York City, which is entirely represented by three square blocks of upper Manhattan.
This week on Once, Emma gets "wished" into an alt-world, where her hair and makeup are better, but everything else about her is way worse. Also, Aladdin becomes everyone's b*tch; the Evil Queen unleashes her inner reptile; and everyone who thought Belle's kid was super creepy, and most likely The Worst, gets to say "I TOLD YOU SO!"
Welcome to the first in a series of reviews we’re calling Movies that Predicted Trump, where we discuss the films that foretold (in ways both large and small) the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States.
Last time, I looked at the best time travel episodes from the first three Star Trek television series: TOS, TAS, and The Next Generation. In this article, I'll look at what are, in my view, the best time travel episodes from the next three series, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise.
Arrival is raking in decent money and could snag a few major award nominations in the coming months. But even the best movies don't start out brilliant. Agony Booth's fearless team of dumpster divers has discovered the painfully blunt first draft of Eric Heisserer's screenplay...
As you know, I am tired of recapping this show and am handing the reins over to the one person who loves this show: Chanel Oberlin herself. The Agony Booth is not responsible for any of the mean and hurtful things she says. Take it away, Chanel!
December is the time of the year that brings yule tidings, whatever the hell those are, along with the studio's most family-friendliest blockbusters and their most Oscar-batiest of awards contenders. The release of another Star Wars film is imminent and looms large over this month's releases, but there are still plenty of other films vying for your hard-earned ticket dollars this December.
Previously on Jane the Virgin: Jane's Crazy Cousin Catalina came into town and surprised her with an impromptu family reunion. Catalina is fun, cool, hip, and possibly evil since all long-lost relatives tend to be in telenovela land...
This anomaly will look pretty familiar to anyone who watches The Flash, and this is obviously a prelude to the big CW crossover event based on DC's Invasion!, but before we find out any of that, we have this episode’s weak-sauce A plot to get out of the way.
I’m about to write a sentence that I (and most of you) would have never imagined that I would write: I think Rules Don’t Apply is a good movie… because it reminds me of The Room.
This week, the DC/CW superhero shows launch their very first four-night crossover event, and most of the episodes are all titled “Invasion!”, and if you’re a comics fan you probably already know this crossover is loosely based on Invasion!, DC Comics’ company-wide event of 1988.
November 25th brought with it the debut of 3%, an eight-episode Brazilian series that may not be quite as innovative as it believes itself to be, but that doesn’t make it any less engaging or timely.