Welcome to a particularly barren January in terms of sci-fi/fantasy/comic book blockbusters (i.e., the only movies of interest to anyone reading this). Regardless, we here at the Agony Booth are determined to soldier on and once again make knee-jerk assessments…
Welcome back to Movie Duels, in which we watch two dueling movies and offer our eminently qualified opinion of which film, if any, has a reason for existing, and which one should have been left back at the pitch …
If you’re a lifelong TV viewer like me, you know that TV show opening credits were much, much longer back in the day. The insane length of opening credits for classic sitcoms has since been endlessly satirized; MadTV once did…
April is upon us, and it appears to be a time for quiet reflection between the blockbuster releases of March and May, because almost nothing of interest is being released this month. We have only one surefire hit in April,…
Join us for the first in a (hopefully) regular feature on the Agony Booth where we make snap judgments about the box office chances of upcoming movies based solely on watching the trailers, including Gone Girl on a Train, The Birth of a Nation, Jack Reacher 2, and more.
This week is the paranoia that surrounded the made for TV movie Mazes and Monsters.
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On this episode of Movie Madhouse, Josh sings the praises of the baffling yet brilliant Cloud Atlas. Some will love it, some will hate it, but one way or another, you should definitely watch it!
Mr. Mendo revisits his Forrest Gump review, one of his most-watched reviews ever, to provide behind-the-scenes insight into how and why it was made.
“In this episode, Mr. Mendo lists the 7 worst things about Forrest Gump, the tale of a simpleminded buffoon who somehow lucks into having the greatest life ever, while everyone around him suffers and dies horribly. Join Mendo as he rights some wrongs, solves the Kennedy assassination, exposes the fascist ideology of Tom Hanks, reveals what’s in Marsellus Wallace’s briefcase, and takes a cue from the film itself by raping as many classic pop songs of the ‘60s and ‘70s as humanly possible.”
“It’s time once again for another episode of The Special Relationship, where Richard Murphy looks at American movie remakes that don’t quite live up to their British source material.In this episode, Richard watches the Ealing Studios 1955 British comedy The Ladykillers, starring Alec Guinness, Herbert Lom, and Peter Sellers, and stacks it up against the Coen Brothers’ remake starring Tom Hanks and Marlon Wayans! In the process, he plays the Kevin Bacon game and connects Marlon Wayans to Alec Guinness in six degrees or less. And you can play along at home!”
"Family Ties relied a bit more on dramatic beats than most sitcoms of the day, leading to a proliferation of what might be called “very special episodes” today, though they generally weren’t billed that way at the time. But “Say Uncle” definitely qualifies. So join me now for a look back at a very special Family Ties, wherein very special guest star Tom Hanks struggles with the dark demons of alcoholism."