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Before I dive into Captain America: Civil War, allow me to provide some background about the source material. Civil War was one of Marvel Comics’ landmark events, one that had been carefully set up to reveal the US government…
Hello, and Avengers to another Avengers of box office predictions! Once Avengers, it’s Avengers for us here at the Avengers Booth to play Avengers prognosticators and Avengers which of these Avengers will be domestic AVENGERs or BOMBs, based…
If you missed part one of this article, I’m not responsible for what ensues. 8. Ultron (James Spader), Avengers: Age of Ultron To protect Earth from aliens, Tony Stark creates a hyperintelligent AI with the exact personality of a sarcastic…
If there’s anything Hawkeye knows, it’s precision penetration.
It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means: It’s time once again to look forward to the movies that no one is looking forward to. Some of you might recall I compiled a list like this…
Marvel has gone from being the House of Ideas to the House of Ideologues, and frankly it’s tiresome.
With Spider-Man: Homecoming officially in the books as both a critical and financial hit (over $700 million globally), we all know what that means! Okay, yes, a sequel that’s going to suck and make another reboot necessary, but that’s not…
There have been some pretty great movies this summer. The Marvel offerings were not only lots of fun but well-constructed. (Except, why did Kurt Russell’s brain actually look like a biologically human brain? About 25% of my waking thoughts are…
Welcome to July! This looks to be another big blockbuster month, so let’s get right to it. Once again, we at the Agony Booth are here to judge which releases this month will be HITs and which ones will…
These are villains who, for one reason or another, thought it'd be a good idea to antagonize a superpowered vigilante when at best they should be shaking down lemonade stands for protection money.
Four American superhero films were released in 2007: an extension of past failure (Fantastic Four 2), a brand new attempt at awful (Ghost Rider), the tragic last gasps of a series that at one point was the shining point of the entire genre (Spider-Man 3), and Underdog.
For Spidey, the 1960s were a never-ending parade of humiliation that helped shape Peter Parker into the rancid swamp of self-loathing and textbook school shooter personality that has made him one of Marvel's most identifiable heroes.
What the hell was up with that single nipple spike? He looks like a kid trying to piss off his suburban parents rather than a supervillain on a rampage.
Coming up with a recurring enemy for Wolverine is harder than it sounds, because he has a habit of gutting them from throat to crotch like a misbehaving catfish, which is sort of understandable when your power is mostly indestructible claws and mood swings.
After seeing Civil War, Joey looks at a TV episode similar to the film that doesn't get nearly enough attention.
“It’s a bit depressing to look at this film and all previous entries and realize that our heroes have spent just as much time fighting each other as they have saving the world, often from threats that somehow connected back to them anyway.”
The Suspect looks at the Spidey flick hated by many and defended by few: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Is it really as bad as people make it out to be? Well no, but it has problems by the fuck-ton.
“Unfortunately, what you often end up with is one side representing a ludicrous, straw man position either out of the laziness of the author or as a result of the author clearly choosing a side and letting that choice dictate the direction the story takes.”
The second part in a mini-series celebrating heroes and villains who enjoy their chosen profession.
In honor of the third anniversary of the Graphic Novel Picture Show, Sybil flagellates herself for the amusement of her fans by reviewing both installments of the short-lived Amazing Spider-Man movie series.