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'The Identical' Is So Bad It's Not Even Hate-Watchable

The Identical is as egregious a cinematic misfire as could be imagined, bumbling its message, its music, and even in its spiritual intent during its ingratiating 107 minutes.

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Family Guy: Vol. 6

Andrew Winistorfer
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Sex Drive

Tricia Olszewski
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Family Guy: Season 7 Premiere

Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy features gross-out humor with a mean-spirited kick.

Leigh H. Edwards
Film

Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Family Guy: Blue Harvest

This is like watching Gus Van Sant’s Psycho screened on Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- confusing and annoying.

Marc Calderaro
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Part 5 - Beyond the Envelope

The format forced the issue among cult and commercial products. And TV on DVD highlighted the cream of the creative, forward thinking crop.

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Four Kings

Women get the worst of it in Four Kings: they're harpies or self-absorbed princesses.

Bill Gibron
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Family Guy, Volume 3

Whereas All in the Family was all about the troubling racism and personal politics of the time, Family Guy takes on many of these same topics and then blurts them out like a tactless guy at a party that says exactly what he's thinking, without even a second thought about self-censorship.

Dan MacIntosh
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Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin - The Untold Story

Stewie's time-continuum meddling focuses on insuring that he ends up with a non-retail job and a more tastefully decorated apartment. This is not 12 Monkeys.

Terry Sawyer
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Family Guy / American Dad

The timetable for studio animation is slow, which means that American Dad's political jokes are dated as soon as they're written.

Kevin Wong
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Robot Chicken

You don't have to be a big ol' nerd to laugh, but it helps if you know your Mark Hamill from your Leonard Nimoy.

Tim O'Neil
Film

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

In the sequel no one needs to see, the Scooby Gang grapples with the stress of stardom.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Family Guy, Vol. 2 (Season 3)

While The Family Guy's humor often obliterates the boundaries of good taste, it also espouses faith in the American Family.

Jennifer D. Wesley
Film

Party Monster (2003)

Michael Alig's megalomania even reached such epic proportions that he had no qualms about bragging over the murder on camera during the filming of the original Party Monster documentary.

Sabadino Parker
Film

The Italian Job (2003)

As soon as John utters the words 'last job' to his darling girl, his fate (like the film's) is sealed.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Fourth Season

That is, the season that many fans have called out as disjointed and erratic, maddening and disappointing. To a point, the complaint is justified, as Joss Whedon and company tend to concede. But only to a point.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

The Italian Job (2003)

As soon as John utters the words 'last job' to his darling girl, his fate (like the film's) is sealed.

Cynthia Fuchs
Television

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Lord of the Nerds

Buffy is often mentioned specifically as a "female empowerment" show, but one of its most inviting aspects is the way its cast has always been uncommonly split between guys and girls.

Jesse Hassenger
Film

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

The so-called postmodern self-references of the previous Austin Powers films here become epidemic, though more is not exactly better. It's just more. And it is repetitive.

Cynthia Fuchs

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