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Previously: Doctor Strange was hyped as a major departure for the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to its supernatural elements, but of course, other than a few mind-bending visuals, it was pretty much every other Marvel origin story told so far.…
Previously: 2012 passed into our rear-view mirror and 2013 was upon us, and when it came to Marvel movies, we had no idea what to expect. In 2008, we knew the goal for these movies had been the formation of…
Previously: The post-credits scene of Incredible Hulk implied that we were going to be seeing our first glimpse of the Avengers. Would it be similar to the origin of the team in the comic, which was centered around the hunting…
On May 2, 2008, history was made: that was the day Iron Man hit theaters in the United States. Up until then, superhero movies had sporadic success as standalone films and self-contained franchises, and seldom did a spin-off ever succeed.…
During the ’20s and ’30s there was a near worldwide fascination with aviation. In the United States, after the Great War, there was a phenomena known as “barnstorming”, where veteran pilots would tour the country selling rides in their aircraft…
Tony Stark: Not just Iron Man any more. In this episode, Ursa discusses the crumbling of Tony's hyper-masculine ideal to reveal someone who's actually... kind of great.
Morning Sideboob: Selena Gomez, Wannabe Born-Again Virgin
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Morning Sideboob: Tila Tequila Will Be Passing on Her Hitler-Sympathetic Genes
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A Guide to the ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ of Gwyneth Paltrow and That Dude from Coldplay
Morning Sideboob: Once You've Lost Naomi Campbell, You've Lost It All
Morning Sideboob: Miley Cyrus Warned You, People
Here Is Your Philip Seymour Hoffman Binge-Watch Guide Because We're Still Sad
We Need This Expensive Slingshot Imported From Britain Because Gwyneth Paltrow Said So
“I’m assuming the next Iron Man movie will feature two hours of Tony Stark sitting in his living room playing with a Kinect.”
“I’m constantly getting the feeling I was supposed to study ahead of time for this movie.”
Red Carpet Crop Tops Are Wrecking Everything
Phil Buni brings you Wes Anderson's most underrated film, The Royal Tenenbaums, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, and Luke Wilson as former child prodigies whose lives have all gone horribly wrong thanks to their father (Gene Hackman), who suddenly reappears in their lives, claiming he has weeks to live.
So by now, most of you probably have had a chance to see Iron Man 3. Which is good, because I don’t want to just beat around the bush for four paragraphs and end up saying little more than “it’s really good, but I can’t be too specific on why”.