The critics were on the lookout again this week, sparing no dull film, uninspiring album or exploitive reality-TV show.
In the big screen universe, "For A Good Time Call" spawned an endless number of "not a good time" jokes. The phone sex female buddy movie was widely viewed as a disappointment, with one writer going so far as to describe a scene in the film as "desperate."
Other movies opening this week didn't fare much better. "The Possession" was deemed frightfully formulaic and a curious picture called "The Oogielove" is expected to be among the biggest box office bombs in history.
In music, Alanis Morissette's return received mixed reviews, including a particularly harsh take which we've included below. And on TV, TLC was eviscerated for "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," a reality show about a troubling family and a young pageant contestant.
But the most brutal pop culture moment of the week was undoubtedly Clint Eastwood's unscripted speech at the Republican National Convention, in which the "Dirty Harry" actor spoke to an empty chair that he pretended was occupied by Barack Obama. Piers Morgan chimes in on that one in the gallery below.
Which reviews do you agree with? Which critiques missed the mark? Let us know in the comments.