“During Rocky’s training sequence, big rubber sides of beef descend from the rafters, which may be the first time I’ve witnessed a scene transition get its own round of applause.”
Tagged: Musicals & Pseudo-Musicals
“I can’t even tell you what High School Musical 3 is about, other than prepping its tweener audience for the existential despair of their final months in high school.”
Who would’ve thought there’d be another movie based on the famous Christmas jingle “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?” Well… Joey sure didn’t, until he saw this movie. Watch as he finds out if it takes a steaming reindeer dump on the legacy of one of his favorite holiday specials.
Death, despair, and show tunes!
In which Ursa sings, Sofie sings, a mysterious man in a mask sings, and also, we talk a bit about Phantom of the Opera. Because nothing says “Happy 75th Episode!” like The Plot, It Goeth Thusly: The Song!
Ever wonder what Mendo’s show would be like if he had to think of a movie to review, watch the movie, film his review, and edit it, all in less than two days because he has to go out of town for a few weeks? Because, if you did… that’s strangely specific. Regardless, for his 49th episode, Mendo decides to go out of his comfort zone and review a classic bad movie!
Joey looks at Enchanted, the movie where Disney skewers the princess movies that made Disney famous! Unfortunately, this wildly overrated movie came along 20 years too late, and mostly parodies the same old fairy tale clichés that have already been parodied to death.
After 4/20, Phil’s out of weed, and nothing makes him feel his sobriety more than when a teen musical soap opera decides to remind everyone of the worst tragedies in recent memory. It’s “Shooting Star”, the school shooting episode of Glee!
After returning from a bit of a hiatus, the Cinema Slob returns to find his apartment crawling with pests (voiced by fellow Agony Booth reviewers Joey Tedesco and Mr. Mendo)! He bugs out and reviews Joe’s Apartment, the first movie from MTV Films. Does this creepy crawly comedy still have wings? Or does it deserve to be squashed?
The sequel to 1989’s All Dogs Go to Heaven has a new director, a new set of writers, no Don Bluth, and the German Shepherd originally voiced by Burt Reynolds is now being voiced by, of all people, Charlie Sheen. Because sequels where a majority of the cast and crew from the original aren’t involved work out well, right?
It’s time to take a look at one of Don Bluth’s strangest films! Set in the late 1930s, the movie is about a German shepherd voiced by Burt Reynolds who gets killed by his business partner, but leaves Heaven and goes back to Earth to exact his brutal, violent revenge. With the help of a cute orphan!
Cheapus reviews the one and only feature film starring S Club (née S Club 7), in which the wildly successful UK pop group finds themselves being cloned by a mad scientist for reasons that certainly must have made sense to the screenwriters.
Last weekend at MAGFest, Mr. Mendo met up with our own Joey Tedesco, Joshua the Anarchist, and the Cinema Slob! They took time out from all the fun and frolic to watch and riff on one of the most popular movies in the history of the world: Rowdy Rathore. Not just the highest grossing Indian film in history, it’s also freaking insane!
It’s time for a New Year’s Eve special! Mr. Mendo closes out the year with a double review of Les Misérables and Django Unchained! And as a cap-off, you’ll get an answer to the question we know is on your mind!
“The whole production practically makes itself. All they needed was for the director not to fail in every way imaginable. But director Tom Hooper somehow managed to do just that.”
Joey looks at the Hanukkah musical comedy Eight Crazy Nights, the first animated feature starring Adam Sandler, of all people, and asks the age-old question: Does being able to do two impressions give you enough range to be considered a voice actor?
It’s a special all-singing, all-dancing (except for the dancing) episode of Stuff You Like! In honor of the Les Misérables movie adaptation coming out today, Ursa musically summarizes the entire three-hour stage musical in four minutes. You’re welcome.
In yet another Requested Review (we’re almost done, folks), Sofie gets to review the super awesome new movie The Hobbit! …Er, sorry, it’s the decent 1977 Rankin-Bass animated TV movie, The Hobbit.
It’s the bizarre cult classic The Apple, a gay sci-fi biblical musical allegory directed by the future producer of Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. It’s the far-flung year of 1994, where society is ruled by a fascist, totalitarian record label called BIM, and the only ones who can liberate humanity are two virginal folk singers from Canada.
Dr. O’Boogie dares to follow up his legendary recap of High School Musical, the Disney Channel Original Movie where Zac What’s-his-face and Vanessa Something-or-other joined forces to save their school from being torn down, or something. Look, it’s been four years since that recap. Cut him some slack, okay?