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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

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That 70s Show: Season Five

Season Five improves on the previous one, beginning with Eric hitting the road to track down Donna and Kelso (Kutcher) in California to let her know how he really feels.

Jeremy Estes
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The Guardian (2006)

Early snickers greeting The Guardian's trailers took an easy target. Kevin Costner in water: dude, it couldn't be good.

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That 70s Show: Season 4

From commonalities to clichés, That 70s Show runs the gamut.

Jeremy Estes
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Beauty and the Geek

This year, Mr. Kutcher, in his wisdom, has decided science will be better served if the girls lounge around by the pool in their bikinis, while the nerds present themselves for inspection one at a time.

Roger Holland
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That '70s Show: Season Three

The show cleverly picks up on the aftermath of '60s revolutions and the Vietnam war, as well as the new decade's kitschy playfulness.

Leigh H. Edwards
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A Lot Like Love (2005)

The Ashton Kutcher vehicle tries to make use of its stars' appeals, structuring a regular romantic comedy out of charmingly imperfect, well-performed moments.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Guess Who (2005)

In this comedic refraction of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, by way of Meet the Parents and basic black-white buddydom, Ashton Kutcher's partner is Bernie Mac.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

A Lot Like Love (2005)

Any movie that engineers a comic hijinksy highlight around Amanda Peet smacking herself into a glass door is not thinking too far beyond surfaces.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Punk'd

Amidst the feverish rumors of his imminent paternity, it's nice to know that Ashton Kutcher can still make time to catch his friends acting like babies.

Adam McCormack
Film

Guess Who (2005)

Guess Who raises yet-discomforting questions concerning interracial relationships, as differences, assumptions, and resentments still circulate.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Evan is hooked on revising his past until he gets it right (not an unlikely metaphor for scriptwriting).

Cynthia Fuchs
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That '70s Show

Delivers more laughs than most sitcoms, thanks to dialogue premised on sharp one-liners.

Stephen Kelly
Film

My Boss's Daughter (2002)

Bring on the vile humor and mindless embarrassment.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Just Married (2003)

Some movies don't need to be made.

Cynthia Fuchs

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