List of Nostalgia Critic episodes

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Nostalgia Critic is a web review series hosted by Doug Walker. The series began in July 2007 on YouTube, but after the website removed several episodes due to alleged copyright violations, the series was moved in April 2008 to Walker's own humor website, That Guy with the Glasses, where it was hosted until late 2014, when it was moved to ChannelAwesome.com. Most episodes center on comedic bashings of movies and serials that Walker finds to be poorly written, badly acted, and typically panned by critics—particularly Siskel and Ebert, whom Doug openly acknowledges as his favorite critics. Not all of his reviews are negative, as he sometimes finds positive aspects and even praises some films and TV shows (sometimes for their hamminess/bad production). The series also features several "Top 11 Countdown" segments, which Doug does as opposed to the traditional "Top 10" because he, in his own words, "Like(s) to go one step beyond", as well as a series of "Old vs. New" segments, where The Critic compares iconic films like Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, True Grit, Batman, The Karate Kid, King Kong, Spider-Man, and Cinderella with their respective modern-day reboots/remakes and levies to discover which is the better film.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes
Season premiere Season finale
1 42 (2007-2008) July 3, 2007 December 30, 2008
2 52 (2009) January 6, 2009 December 29, 2009
3 50 (2010) January 5, 2010 December 28, 2010
4 48 (2011) January 4, 2011 December 20, 2011
5 30 (2012) January 3, 2012 August 14, 2012
6 23 (2013) February 5, 2013 December 24, 2013
7 27 (2014) January 7, 2014 December 30, 2014
8 28 (2015) January 13, 2015 December 30, 2015
9 14 (2016) January 12, 2016 TBA
Specials 45 March 12, 2008 TBA
Editorials 78 February 12, 2013 TBA

2007-2008[edit]

No. in
series
Title (Movie or TV show) Length Release date
1 "Transformers Review (2007) (Pilot)" 2:16 July 3, 2007 (2007-07-03)
2 "Cartoon All Stars Drug Special (1990)" 7:30 April 7, 2008 (2008-04-07)
3 "Cloverfield Trailer (2007)" 4:07 April 8, 2008 (2008-04-08)
4 "Power Rangers Movie (1995)" 8:47 April 9, 2008 (2008-04-09)
5 "Harry Potter Book Gathering (2007)" 8:17 July 22, 2007 (2007-07-22)[1]
6 "Ninja Turtles Movies Review (1990 – 1993)" 11:01 April 11, 2008 (2008-04-11)
7 "Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments" 9:09 April 12, 2008 (2008-04-12)
8 "Super Mario Bros. Movie (1993)" 9:24 October 31, 2007 (2007-10-31)[2]
9 "Cloverfield Review (2008)" 4:14 January 18, 2008 (2008-01-18)[3]
10 "Street Fighter (1994)" 8:14 February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)[4]
11 "Mortal Kombat (1995)" 7:33 February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)[5]
12 "Space Jam Review (1996)" 11:12 February 29, 2008 (2008-02-29)[6]
13 "Pokémon: The First Movie (1999)" 12:46 April 20, 2008 (2008-04-20)
14 "The Wizard (1989)" 16:06 May 4, 2008 (2008-05-04)
15 "Top 11 Naughtiest Moments in Animaniacs" 2:33 May 11, 2008 (2008-05-11)
16 "Batman & Robin (1997)" 17:11 May 23, 2008 (2008-05-23)
17 "Top 11 Catchiest Theme Songs" 10:35 June 1, 2008 (2008-06-01)
18 "'90s Sports Montage" 10:10 June 9, 2008 (2008-06-09)
19 "Top 11 Drug PSAs" 13:22 June 22, 2008 (2008-06-22)
20 "Captain Planet (1990 – 1996)" 13:55 July 6, 2008 (2008-07-06)
21 "Double Dare (1986 – 1993)" 8:27 July 13, 2008 (2008-07-13)
22 "3 Ninjas (1992)" 10:46 July 20, 2008 (2008-07-20)
23 "Top 11 Hottest Animated Women" 11:19 July 28, 2008 (2008-07-28)
24 "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1987)" 15:24 August 11, 2008 (2008-08-11)
25 "Follow That Bird (1985)" 5:59 August 18, 2008 (2008-08-18)
26 "Saved by the Bell (1989 – 1993)" 18:46 August 25, 2008 (2008-08-25)
27 "Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)" 14:16 September 1, 2008 (2008-09-01)
28 "Top 11 Saddest Moments" 14:37 September 9, 2008 (2008-09-09)
29 "Surf Ninjas (1993)" 14:49 September 18, 2008 (2008-09-18)
30 "Top 11 Nostalgic Animated Shows" 14:44 September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29)
31 "Kazaam (1996)" 15:37 October 6, 2008 (2008-10-06)
32 "Drew Struzan Tribute" 5:51 October 13, 2008 (2008-10-13)
33 "Halloween '08 Special: Teddy Ruxpin" 8:16 October 21, 2008 (2008-10-21)
34 "Double Dragon (1994)" 15:35 October 28, 2008 (2008-10-28)
35 "Top 11 Underrated Nostalgic Classics" 16:32 November 4, 2008 (2008-11-04)
36 "Howard the Duck (1986)" 16:45 November 11, 2008 (2008-11-11)
37 "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)" 21:31 November 17, 2008 (2008-11-17)
38 "Godzilla (1998)" 21:55 November 26, 2008 (2008-11-26)
39 "Top 11 Disney Villains" 17:24 December 3, 2008 (2008-12-03)
40 "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show (1989)" 15:36 December 16, 2008 (2008-12-16)
41 "Top 12 Greatest Christmas Specials" 20:47 December 22, 2008 (2008-12-22)
42 "Jingle All the Way (1996)" 20:38 December 30, 2008 (2008-12-30)

2009[edit]

No. in
series
Title (Movie or TV show) Performed by Written by Release date
43 "Nicktoons" Doug Walker Doug Walker January 6, 2009 (2009-01-06)
44 "Nickcoms" Doug Walker Doug Walker January 13, 2009 (2009-01-13)
45 "SNICK" Doug Walker Doug Walker January 20, 2009 (2009-01-20)
46 "Good Burger (1997)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 27, 2009 (2009-01-27)
47 "Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992)" Doug Walker & Lindsay Ellis Doug Walker, Rob Walker & Lindsay Ellis February 3, 2009 (2009-02-03)
Crossover with The Nostalgia Chick.
48 "A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 10, 2009 (2009-02-10)
49 "The Good Son (1993)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 13, 2009 (2009-02-13)
50 "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993 – 1993)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 17, 2009 (2009-02-17)
51 "Top 11 Nostalgic Mindfucks" Doug Walker Doug Walker February 24, 2009 (2009-02-24)
52 "Twister (1996)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 3, 2009 (2009-03-03)
53 "The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 10, 2009 (2009-03-10)
54 "Rock-a-Doodle (1991)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 17, 2009 (2009-03-17)
55 "Titanic: The Animated Movie (2000)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 24, 2009 (2009-03-24)
56 "The Pagemaster (1994)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 31, 2009 (2009-03-31)
57 "Moonwalker (1988)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 7, 2009 (2009-04-07)
58 "Top 11 Dumbest Superman Moments" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 14, 2009 (2009-04-14)
59 "TMNT (2007)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 21, 2009 (2009-04-21)
60 "Red Sonja (1985)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 5, 2009 (2009-05-05)
61 "Short Circuit and 2 (1986, July 1988)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 12, 2009 (2009-05-12)
62 "Old Vs. New - Batman Vs. The Dark Knight" Doug Walker Doug Walker May 19, 2009 (2009-05-19)
63 "Full House (1987 – 1995)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 26, 2009 (2009-05-26)
64 "North (1994)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 2, 2009 (2009-06-02)
65 "Sidekicks (1992)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 16, 2009 (2009-06-16)
66 "Gargoyles (1994 – 1997)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 23, 2009 (2009-06-23)
67 "Transformers 2 (2009)" Doug Walker Doug Walker June 27, 2009 (2009-06-27)
68 "Steel (1997)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 30, 2009 (2009-06-30)
69 "Top 11 Cereal Mascots" Doug Walker Doug Walker July 7, 2009 (2009-07-07)
70 "Barb Wire (1996)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 14, 2009 (2009-07-14)
71 "Old Vs. New: Lord Of The Rings Animated Vs. Lord of the Rings" Doug Walker Doug Walker July 21, 2009 (2009-07-21)
72 "Last Action Hero (1993)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 28, 2009 (2009-07-28)
73 "Captain N: The Game Master (1989 – 1991)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 4, 2009 (2009-08-04)
74 "We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 11, 2009 (2009-08-11)
75 "Warriors of Virtue (1997)" Doug Walker
Lewis Lovhaug (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 18, 2009 (2009-08-18)
76 "Captain America (1990)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 25, 2009 (2009-08-25)
77 "Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups" Doug Walker Doug Walker September 1, 2009 (2009-09-01)
78 "Alone in The Dark (2005)"
"Special Top Secret Review"
Doug Walker, Noah Antwiler & Lewis Lovhaug Doug Walker, Rob Walker, Noah Antwiler & Lewis Lovhaug September 8, 2009 (2009-09-08)
Crossover with Spoony and Linkara.
79 "Blank Check (1994)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 15, 2009 (2009-09-15)
80 "Old Vs New: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Vs. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory" Doug Walker Doug Walker September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22)
81 "Cool as Ice (1991)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)
82 "Suburban Commando (1991)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 6, 2009 (2009-10-06)
83 "The Next Karate Kid (1994)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)
84 "Casper (1995)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 20, 2009 (2009-10-20)
85 "Superman IV (1987)" Doug Walker & Lewis Lohvaug Doug Walker & Lewis Lohvaug October 27, 2009 (2009-10-27)
Crossover with Linkara.
86 "Congo (1995)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 3, 2009 (2009-11-03)
87 "A Tribute to Siskel and Ebert" Doug Walker Doug Walker November 10, 2009 (2009-11-10)
88 "Judge Dredd (1995)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 17, 2009 (2009-11-17)
89 "Tank Girl (1995)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 24, 2009 (2009-11-24)
90 "Jack Frost (1998)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 1, 2009 (2009-12-01)
91 "He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (1985)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 8, 2009 (2009-12-08)
92 "The Return of the Christmas Specials" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 15, 2009 (2009-12-15)
93 "Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)" Doug Walker
Rob Walker (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 22, 2009 (2009-12-22)
94 "Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 29, 2009 (2009-12-29)

2010[edit]

# Title (Movie or TV show) Performed by Written by Release date
95 "Commando (1985)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 5, 2010 (2010-01-05)
96 "Junior (1994)" Doug Walker
Rob Walker (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 12, 2010 (2010-01-12)
97 "Conan the Barbarian (1982)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 19, 2010 (2010-01-19)
98 "Conan the Destroyer (1984)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 21, 2010 (2010-01-21)
99 "End of Days (1999)" Doug Walker
Rob Walker (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 26, 2010 (2010-01-26)
100 "Battlefield Earth (2000)"
"The 100th Episode"
Doug Walker
Noah Antwiller (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 2, 2010 (2010-02-02)
101 "Bébé's Kids (1992)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 9, 2010 (2010-02-09)
102 "Lost in Space (1998)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 16, 2010 (2010-02-16)
103 "Top 11 Villain Songs" Doug Walker Doug Walker February 23, 2010 (2010-02-23)
104 "Quest for Camelot (1998)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 2, 2010 (2010-03-02)
105 "Old Vs. New: The Nutty Professor Vs The Nutty Professor" Doug Walker Doug Walker March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)
106 "Bio-Dome (1996)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 16, 2010 (2010-03-16)
107 "The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 23, 2010 (2010-03-23)
108 "Top 11 Most Awkward Christopher Walken Moments" Doug Walker Doug Walker March 30, 2010 (2010-03-30)
109 "Flubber (1997)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 6, 2010 (2010-04-06)
110 "Home Alone 3 (1997)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 13, 2010 (2010-04-13)
111 "Old vs New: King Kong Vs. Peter Jackson's King Kong" Doug Walker Doug Walker April 27, 2010 (2010-04-27)
112 "Drop Dead Fred (1991)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 4, 2010 (2010-05-04)
113 "The Care Bears Movie (1985)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 11, 2010 (2010-05-11)
114 "Jaws 3D (1983)" Doug Walker
Brad Jones (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 25, 2010 (2010-05-25)
115 "Free Willy (1993)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)
116 "A Troll in Central Park (1994)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 8, 2010 (2010-06-08)
117 "Theodore Rex (1995)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 15, 2010 (2010-06-15)
118 "Top 11 Coolest Clichés" Doug Walker Doug Walker June 22, 2010 (2010-06-22)
119 "Hook (1991)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 29, 2010 (2010-06-29)
120 "Independence Day (1996)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 6, 2010 (2010-07-06)
121 "The Room (2003)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 13, 2010 (2010-07-13)
122 "The Phantom (1996)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 27, 2010 (2010-07-27)
123 "Zeus and Roxanne (1997)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 3, 2010 (2010-08-03)
124 "Animaniacs Tribute" Doug Walker Doug Walker August 10, 2010 (2010-08-10)
125 "The Flintstones Movie (1994)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 17, 2010 (2010-08-17)
126 "Mr. Nanny (1993)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 24, 2010 (2010-08-24)
127 "Rocky IV (1985)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 31, 2010 (2010-08-31)
128 "Chairman of the Board (1998)" Doug Walker Doug Walker September 7, 2010 (2010-09-07)
129 "Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups" Doug Walker Doug Walker September 14, 2010 (2010-09-14)
130 "Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw (1988)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 21, 2010 (2010-09-21)
131 "The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)
132 "Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 5, 2010 (2010-10-05)
133 "Top 11 Scariest Performances" Doug Walker Doug Walker October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12)
134 "Stephen King's It (1990)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 19, 2010 (2010-10-19)
135 "Leprechaun (1993)" Doug Walker & Brad Jones Doug Walker, Rob Walker & Brad Jones October 26, 2010 (2010-10-26)
Crossover with The Cinema Snob.
136 "My Pet Monster (1986)" Doug Walker
Rob Walker (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 2, 2010 (2010-11-02)
137 "Nostalgic Commercials!"
"After These Messages..."
Doug Walker
Rob Walker (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 9, 2010 (2010-11-09)
138 "Old Vs. New - The Ten Commandments Vs. The Prince of Egypt" Doug Walker Doug Walker November 16, 2010 (2010-11-16)
139 "The Thief and the Cobbler (1993)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 23, 2010 (2010-11-23)
140 "Waterworld (1995)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 30, 2010 (2010-11-30)
141 "Little Monsters (1989)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 7, 2010 (2010-12-07)
142 "Rover Dangerfield (1991)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 14, 2010 (2010-12-14)
143 "You're A Dirty Rotten Bastard:"
"A Nostalgia Critic Christmas"
Doug Walker
Orlando Belisle Jr.
Doug Walker December 21, 2010 (2010-12-21)
144 "Raiders of the Story Arc - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 28, 2010 (2010-12-28)

2011[edit]

No. in
series
Title (Movie or TV show) Performed by Written by Release date
145 "The NeverEnding Story III: Return to Fantasia (1994)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 4, 2011 (2011-01-04)
146 "FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998)" Doug Walker
Lindsay Ellis (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker January 11, 2011 (2011-01-11)
147 "The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy To The Rescue (1998)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 18, 2011 (2011-01-18)
148 "Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986)" Doug Walker
Bennett White (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 25, 2011 (2011-01-25)
149 "Dungeons & Dragons (2000)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 1, 2011 (2011-02-01)
150 "Top 11 Dumbest Spider-Man Moments" Doug Walker Doug Walker February 8, 2011 (2011-02-08)
151 "The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)" Doug Walker
Rob Walker (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)
152 "Return of the Nostalgic Commercials"
"We'll Be Right Back..."
Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 22, 2011 (2011-02-22)
153 "Inspector Gadget (1999)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 1, 2011 (2011-03-01)
154 "Old Vs. New: The Karate Kid Vs. Karate Kid" Doug Walker Doug Walker March 8, 2011 (2011-03-08)
155 "The Langoliers (1995)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 15, 2011 (2011-03-15)
156 "Airborne (1993)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 22, 2011 (2011-03-22)
157 "Baby Geniuses (1999)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 29, 2011 (2011-03-29)
Filmed at Animarithon on Bowling Green State University.
158 "Raiders of the Story Arc - X-Men The Animated Series" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)
159 "The Magic Voyage (1992)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)
160 "Double Team (1997)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 19, 2011 (2011-04-19)
161 "Top 11 Dumbasses in Distress" Doug Walker Doug Walker April 26, 2011 (2011-04-26)
162 "Jaws: The Revenge (1987)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 3, 2011 (2011-05-03)
163 "Gordy (1995)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 10, 2011 (2011-05-10)
164 "The OTHER Animated Titanic (1999)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 17, 2011 (2011-05-17)
165 "Revenge of the Commercials"
"! (Exclamation Point)"
Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)
166 "Once Upon a Forest (1993)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 31, 2011 (2011-05-31)
167 "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 7, 2011 (2011-06-07)
168 "Old Vs. New: True Grit Vs True Grit" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)
169 "Transformers 3 (2011)" Doug Walker Doug Walker July 5, 2011 (2011-07-05)
170 "Milk Money (1994)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
171 "Rad (1986)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 19, 2011 (2011-07-19)
172 "Raiders of the Story Arc - DuckTales" Doug Walker
Elisa Hansen & Antonella Inserra (cameo appearances)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 26, 2011 (2011-07-26)
173 "Care Bears in Wonderland (1987)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 2, 2011 (2011-08-02)
174 "Cop and a Half (1993)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 9, 2011 (2011-08-09)
175 "Top 11 Batman: The Animated Series Episodes" Doug Walker Doug Walker August 16, 2011 (2011-08-16)
176 "Alaska (1996)" Doug Walker Doug Walker August 23, 2011 (2011-08-23)
177 "Let's Play Bart's Nightmare" Doug Walker Doug Walker September 6, 2011 (2011-09-06)
178 "James and the Giant Peach (1996)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 13, 2011 (2011-09-13)
179 "The Avengers (1998)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 20, 2011 (2011-09-20)
180 "Simon Sez (1999)" Doug Walker & Alison Pregler Doug Walker & Rob Walker
Alison Pregler
September 27, 2011 (2011-09-27)
Crossover with Obscurus Lupa.
181 "The Tommyknockers (1993)" Doug Walker
Brad Jones (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 4, 2011 (2011-10-04)
182 "The Haunting (1999)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
183 "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 18, 2011 (2011-10-18)
184 "Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 25, 2011 (2011-10-25)
185 "Doug's 1st Movie (1999)" Doug Walker
Nash Bozard (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 1, 2011 (2011-11-01)
186 "The Cell (2000)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 8, 2011 (2011-11-08)
187 "Raiders of the Story Arc: Superman: The Animated Series" Doug Walker
Elisa Hansen (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 15, 2011 (2011-11-15)
188 "Felix the Cat: The Movie (1988)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 22, 2011 (2011-11-22)
189 "Moulin Rouge! (2001)" Doug Walker, Lindsay Ellis, and Brent Black
Doug Walker & Rob Walker
Lindsay Ellis & Brent Black
November 29, 2011 (2011-11-29)
Crossover with The Nostalgia Chick, Linkara, and YouTube celebrity brentalfloss in a musical format.
190 "Babes in Toyland (1986)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 6, 2011 (2011-12-06)
191 "The Grinch (2000)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 13, 2011 (2011-12-13)
192 "Child's Play (1988)" Doug Walker & Phelan Porteous Doug Walker & Rob Walker
Phelan Porteous
December 20, 2011 (2011-12-20)
Crossover with Phelous.

2012[edit]

No. in
series
Title (Movie or TV show) Performed by Written by Release date
193 "Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 3, 2012 (2012-01-03)
194 "Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10)
195 "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 17, 2012 (2012-01-17)
196 "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 24, 2012 (2012-01-24)
197 "Star Trek Generations (1994)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 31, 2012 (2012-01-31)
198 "Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)" Doug Walker & Lewis Lovhaug
Leo Thompson (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker
Lewis Lovhaug
February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07)
Crossover with Linkara, filmed at Kami-Con 4 in Alabama.
199 "Patch Adams (1998)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 14, 2012 (2012-02-14)
200 "Ponyo (2009)"
"The 200th Episode"
Doug Walker
Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 21, 2012 (2012-02-21)
Filmed at Anime Milwaukee.
201 "Dunston Checks In (1996)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
202 "Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06)
203 "The Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups, Part 3" Doug Walker Doug Walker March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)
204 "Richie Rich (1994)" Doug Walker
Noah Antwiler (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 20, 2012 (2012-03-20)
205 "Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 27, 2012 (2012-03-27)
206 "Old vs. New – Manhunter Vs. Red Dragon" Doug Walker Doug Walker April 10, 2012 (2012-04-10)
207 "Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)" Doug Walker & Bennett White Doug Walker & Bennett White April 17, 2012 (2012-04-17)
Crossover with Bennett the Sage.
208 "Raiders Of The Story Arc – Transformers" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 24, 2012 (2012-04-24)
209 "A Simple Wish (1997)" Doug Walker
Mara Wilson (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 1, 2012 (2012-05-01)
210 "Alien: Resurrection (1997)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 8, 2012 (2012-05-08)
211 "Jack (1996)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 15, 2012 (2012-05-15)
212 "Heavy Metal (1981)" Doug Walker & Diamanda Hagan
Chad Rocco (cameo)
Doug Walker & Diamanda Hagan May 22, 2012 (2012-05-22)
Crossover with Diamanda Hagan.
213 "Mr. Magoo (1997)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 29, 2012 (2012-05-29)
214 "Top 11 Simpsons Episodes" Doug Walker Doug Walker June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)
215 "Signs (2002)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 12, 2012 (2012-06-12)
216 "Digimon: The Movie (2000)" Doug Walker & Hope Chapman
Joe Vargas (cameo)
Doug Walker & Hope Chapman July 3, 2012 (2012-07-03)
Crossover with JesuOtaku.
217 "The Top 11 F*** YEAH Movie Themes" Doug Walker Doug Walker July 10, 2012 (2012-07-10)
218 "Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)" Doug Walker
Brent Black, Karl Custer, Anthony Sardinha, Nick Landis, & Curtis Arnott
Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 17, 2012 (2012-07-17)
Filmed at ConnectiCon in Hartford, Connecticut.
219 "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)" Doug Walker
Brad Jones, Jillian Zurawski, Sarah Lewis, Brian Lewis, & Jake Norvell
Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 24, 2012 (2012-07-24)
220 "The Wiz (1978)" Doug Walker & Todd Nathanson
Paul Schuler & Lewis Lovhaug (cameos)
Doug Walker & Todd Nathanson July 31, 2012 (2012-07-31)
Crossover with Todd in the Shadows.
221 "Total Recall (1990)" Doug Walker
Leo Thompson
Doug Walker & Leo Thompson & Nick Wright August 7, 2012 (2012-08-07)
Crossover with That Sci-Fi Guy.
222 "Scooby-Doo (2002)" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 14, 2012 (2012-08-14)
This was originally intended to be the series finale, before Doug Walker decided to revive The Nostalgia Critic in early 2013.

2013[edit]

No. in
series
Title (Movie or TV show) Performed by Written by Release date
223 "The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Briana Laws (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 5, 2013 (2013-02-05)
The series moves to a dedicated studio, with two additional cast members and a higher focus on sketches.
224 "Pearl Harbor (2001)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz, Dayna Munday, Orlando Belisle Jr. & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 19, 2013 (2013-02-19)
225 "Son of the Mask (2005)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Chad Rocco & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 5, 2013 (2013-03-05)
226 "The King and I (1999)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)
227 "Catwoman (2004)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz, Tamara Chambers, Joanna Kay & Orlando Belisle Jr. (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 2, 2013 (2013-04-02)
228 "The Cat in the Hat (2003)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Orlando Belisle Jr. & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 16, 2013 (2013-04-16)
229 "Top 11 South Park Episodes" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Uncle Yo (cameo)
Doug Walker April 30, 2013 (2013-04-30)
230 "Jurassic Park (1993)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 14, 2013 (2013-05-14)
231 "A.I. (2001)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz, Jason Laws, Jori Laws & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)
232 "The Master of Disguise (2002)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)
233 "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz & Lewis Lovhaug (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 25, 2013 (2013-06-25)
234 "The Top 11 Dumbest Lord of the Rings Moments" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Rob Walker (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 11, 2013 (2013-07-11)
235 "Sailor Moon (1995 – 2000)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 6, 2013 (2013-08-06)
236 "Les Misérables (2012)" Doug Walker, Kyle Kallgren, Paul Dugan & Brent Black
Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Doug Walker
Kyle Kallgren & Paul Dugan
August 20, 2013 (2013-08-20)
Crossover with Paw Dugan and Kyle Kallgren, filmed at ConBravo.
237 "The Last Airbender (2010)" Doug Walker, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
Rob Walker, Trevor Mueller & Jim Jarosz (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 3, 2013 (2013-09-03)
238 "Bridge to Terabithia (2007)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17)
239 "The Shining Mini-Series (1997)" Doug Walker, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)
240 "Sharknado (2013)" Doug Walker, Brad Jones, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
Jim Jarosz & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker, Brad Jones & Rob Walker October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)
Crossover with The Cinema Snob.
241 "Devil (2010)" Doug Walker, Rob Walker, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
Jim Jarosz & Barney Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 29, 2013 (2013-10-29)
242 "Dawn of the Commercials"
"The Fourth One"
Doug Walker, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
Greg Sestero (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
243 "Man of Steel (2013)" Doug Walker, Joe Vargas, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
Doug Walker & Rob Walker
Joe Vargas
November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)
Crossover with Angry Joe and a special return of General Zod.
244 "Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)
245 "The Christmas Tree (1991): The Worst Christmas Special EVER!" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Barney Walker, Sandy Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 24, 2013 (2013-12-24)

2014[edit]

No. in
series
Title (Movie or TV show) Performed by Written by Release date
246 "Face/Off (1997)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray
Anthony Sardinha (voice cameo)
Rachel Tietz (cameo and farewell message)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)
247 "Wicker Man (2006)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Cameos:
Doug Walker, Rob Walker & Brad Jones January 21, 2014 (2014-01-21)
248 "Ghost Rider (2007)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Anthony Sardinha (voice cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 4, 2014 (2014-02-04)
249 "Ghost Dad (1990)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 18, 2014 (2014-02-18)
250 "Alice in Wonderland (2010)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 11, 2014 (2014-03-11)
251 "Disney Afternoon (1990 – 1997)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Lewis Lovhaug, Rob Walker, Sandy Walker and Malcolm's mother (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25)
252 "Foodfight! (2012)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 8, 2014 (2014-04-08)
253 "Swan Princess (1994)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 22, 2014 (2014-04-22)
254 "The Lorax (2012)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Rob Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 6, 2014 (2014-05-06)
255 "Old vs. New - Spider-Man" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Lewis Lovhaug, Brain Heinz (cameos)
Doug Walker May 20, 2014 (2014-05-20)
256 "Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker, Brad Jones, Dayna Munday (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 3, 2014 (2014-06-03)
257 "Jurassic Park III (2001)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Rob Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 17, 2014 (2014-06-17)
258 "After Earth (2013)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Rob Walker, Gideon Ray Jr. Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 1, 2014 (2014-07-01)
259 "BloodRayne (2005)" Doug Walker, Lewis Lovhaug, Noah Antwiler, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Brad Jones (cameo)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker, Lewis Lovhaug & Noah Antwiler July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)
Crossover with Spoony and Linkara.
260 "The Purge (2013)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Matthew Buck
Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Jim Jarosz (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 29, 2014 (2014-07-29)
261 "Small Soldiers (1998)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 12, 2014 (2014-08-12)
262 "The Princess Diaries 2 (2004)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)
263 "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)" Doug Walker, Mike Jeavons, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rachel Tietz, Joe Vargas, Jim Jarosz, Mathew Buck (cameos)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker, & Mike Jeavons September 9, 2014 (2014-09-09)
Crossover with MikeJ.
264 "Top 11 Worst Episodes (by Default) of Avatar the Last Airbender" Doug Walker Doug Walker September 16, 2014 (2014-09-16)
265 "Top 11 Best Avatar Episodes" Doug Walker, Dante Basco, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jason Laws (cameo)
Doug Walker September 23, 2014 (2014-09-23)
Featuring Dante Basco.
266 "Maximum Overdrive (1986)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Jon Jafari (cameo) Doug Walker October 7, 2014 (2014-10-07)
The opening of this episode (also every Nostalgia-Ween 2014 episode) features a small cameo from Jon Jafari
267 "Monster Squad (1987)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Jim Jarosz
Jason Laws, Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)
268 "Rise of the Commercials" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
269 "Forest Warrior (1996)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Mathew Buck
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 18, 2014 (2014-11-18)
Crossover with FilmBrain
270 "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Rob Scallon (cameo) Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 2, 2014 (2014-12-02)
This is the first episode not uploaded on thatguywiththeglasses.com, but instead on channelawesome.com as well as the first episode that has a seizure warning due to flashing lights by the end of the review.
271 "A Christmas Story 2 (2012)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers,
Jeremy Scott, Rob Walker, Mike J
Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 16, 2014 (2014-12-16)
272 "Care Bears Nutcracker Suite (1988)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 30, 2014 (2014-12-30)

2015[edit]

No. in series Title (Movie or TV show) Performed by Written by Directed by Release date
273 "The Matrix (1999)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker January 13, 2015 (2015-01-13)
274 "The Animatrix (2003)" Doug Walker Doug Walker Doug Walker January 20, 2015 (2015-01-20)
275 "The Matrix Reloaded (2003)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker January 27, 2015 (2015-01-27)
276 "The Matrix Revolutions (2003)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Trevor Mueller (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker February 3, 2015 (2015-02-03)
277 "Mamma Mia! (2008)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker February 17, 2015 (2015-02-17)
278 "The Haunted Mansion (2003)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Barney Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker March 3, 2015 (2015-03-03)
279 "Daredevil (2003)" Doug Walker, Tamara Chambers
Orlando Belisle Jr. (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker March 17, 2015 (2015-03-17)
280 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, James Rolfe, Rob Walker

Brent Black, Film Brain, Battle Geek Plus, Some Jerk with a Camera, Yomarz, Last Angry Geek, Tyger, Toons These Days, The Dom, Shark Jumping, Rocked Reviews, Bargain Boy, Heisanevilgenius, Lotus Prince, Michael C Parks, Terrence Dellinger, Haley Barnes, Justin Barnes, Darwin (cameos)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker and James Rolfe Doug Walker March 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)
Crossover with The Angry Video Game Nerd.
281 "Demolition Man (1993)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker April 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
282 "Legend of Zorro (2005)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker April 28, 2015 (2015-04-28)
283 "Fantastic 4 (2005)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker May 12, 2015 (2015-05-12)
284 "Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Barney Walker (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker May 26, 2015 (2015-05-26)
285 "Jupiter Ascending (2015)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker June 9, 2015 (2015-06-09)
286 "Jurassic World (2015)" Doug Walker, Rob Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Jon Bailey (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker June 23, 2015 (2015-06-23)
Due to the film still being in cinemas upon the episode's release, scenes from the film are re-created by Doug, Rob, Malcolm, Tamara, and Jim, featuring a surprise cameo by Jon Bailey at the end.
287 "Planet of the Apes (2001)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jon Bailey, Noah Antwiler, Barney Walker, Victoria L. Tobin (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker July 7, 2015 (2015-07-07)
This is the last video to be uploaded on Blip.tv
288 "Osmosis Jones (2001)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Taylor Chambers, Beth Elderkin, Joanna Kay, Christopher Harrison
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker July 22, 2015 (2015-07-22)
289 "Garfield (2004)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Karl Custer, Orland Belisle Jr., Rob Walker, Jim Jaroz, Barney Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker August 4, 2015 (2015-08-04)
290 "Pixels (2015)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Barney Walker
Doug Walker & Rob Walker Doug Walker August 18, 2015 (2015-08-18)
Due to the film still being in cinemas upon the episode's release, similar to the Jurassic World review, scenes from the film are re-created by Doug, Malcolm, Tamara, and Jim.
291 "The Smurfs (2011)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Andre Meadows
Jon Bailey, Jim Jarosz, Brad Jones (cameos)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker & Andre Meadows Doug Walker September 1, 2015 (2015-09-01)
Crossover with The Black Nerd.
292 "Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)" Doug Walker, Tamara Chambers, Malcolm Ray
Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Jason Laws, Trevor Mueller, Beth Elderkin, Joanna Kay, Rob Scallon
Jon Bailey, Greg Michaud, Chris Stuckmann, Jack Shen, Joe Vargas (cameos)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker September 22, 2015 (2015-09-22)
No actual clips are shown from the film or its predecessors. Instead, the Critic recreates a comedic version of the movie with his own actors and characters and uses screenshots from all four movies, likely due to the film not being out on DVD or Blu-ray at the time.
293 "Event Horizon (1997)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz (cameos)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker October 6, 2015 (2015-10-06)
294 "Children of the Corn (1984)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray
Jim Jarosz (cameos)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker October 20, 2015 (2015-10-20)
295 "Hocus Pocus (1993)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Beth Elderkin, Jim Jarosz, Jason Laws, Rob Walker, Dayna Sterkowitz, Lewis Lovhaug, Barney Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker November 3, 2015 (2015-11-03)
No actual clips are shown from the film. Instead, the Critic recreates a comedic version of the movie with his own actors and characters and uses screenshots from the movie.
296 "Conquest of the Commercials" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray
Jim Jarosz, Tamara Chambers, Don Bluth
Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker November 17, 2015 (2015-11-17)
297 "Dragon's Lair (1983)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray
Jim Jarosz, Tamara Chambers, Don Bluth
Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker November 24, 2015 (2015-11-24)
298 "We Wish You a Turtle Christmas (1994)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
299 "Christmas With The Kranks (2004)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker
Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker December 15, 2015 (2015-12-15)
300 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)" Doug Walker, Brad Jones, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers,
Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Barney Walker & KJ
Doug Walker, Rob Walker & Brad Jones Doug Walker December 30, 2015 (2015-12-30)
Crossover with The Cinema Snob. Due to the film still being in cinemas upon the episode's release, scenes from the film are re-created by Doug, Rob, Brad, Malcolm, Tamara, and Jim.

2016[edit]

No. in series Title (Movie or TV show) Performed by Written by Directed by Release date
301 "The Happening (2008)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Jim Jarosz,
Brian Heinz (Voicing Homer Simpsons and Mr. Burns)
Doug Walker,
Rob Walker
Doug
Walker
January 12, 2016 (2016-01-12)
302 "'Lady in the Water (2006)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Rob Walker, Chris Harrison
Doug Walker,
Rob Walker
Doug
Walker
January 26, 2016 (2016-01-26)
303 "Labyrinth (1986)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz
Doug Walker,
Rob Walker
Doug
Walker
February 2, 2016 (2016-02-02) (premium) February 9, 2016 (2016-02-09)
304 "Spawn (1997)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz
Doug Walker,
Rob Walker
Doug
Walker
February 16, 2016 (2016-02-16) (premium) February 23, 2016 (2016-02-23)
305 "Cats & Dogs (2001)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz
Doug Walker,
Rob Walker
Doug
Walker
March 2, 2016 (2016-03-02) (premium) March 8, 2016 (2016-03-08)
306 "The Phantom of the Opera (2004)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Rob Walker, Beth Elderkin, Tim Sampson
Doug Walker, Rob Walker
Beth Elderkin & Tim Sampson
Doug
Walker
March 16, 2016 (2016-03-16) (premium) March 22, 2016 (2016-03-22)
Crossover with "Shark Jumping". No actual clips are shown from the film. Instead, the Critic recreates a comedic version of the movie with his own actors and characters and uses screenshots from the movie.
307 "The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers Doug Walker Doug
Walker
March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29) (premium) April 5, 2016 (2016-04-05)
308 "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Joe Vargas
Walter Banasiak, Trevor Mueller, Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz
Doug Walker, Rob Walker & Joe Vargas Doug
Walker
April 12, 2016 (2016-04-12) (premium) April 19, 2016 (2016-04-19)
Crossover with Angry Joe. Due to the film still being in cinemas upon the episode's release, scenes from the film are re-created by Doug, Rob, Malcolm, Tamara, Joe,and Jim.
309 "Blade (1998)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker
Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker April 26, 2016 (2016-04-26) (premium) May 3, 2016 (2016-05-03)
310 "Old vs New - Cinderella" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker May 10, 2016 (2016-05-10) (premium) May 17, 2016 (2016-05-17)
311 "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker May 24, 2016 (2016-05-24) (premium) May 31, 2016 (2016-05-31)
312 "Jem and the Holograms (2015)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker June 7, 2016 (2016-06-07) (premium) June 14, 2016 (2016-06-14)
313 "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Orlando Belisle, Jr, Jim Jarosz
Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21) (premium) June 28, 2016 (2016-06-28)
314 "Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Scallon, Aiyanna Wade, Heather Reusz, Jim Jarosz, Rob Walker
Doug Walker, Rob Walker Doug Walker July 5, 2016 (2016-07-05) (premium) July 12, 2016 (2016-07-12)

Other productions[edit]

Nostalgia Critic Specials[edit]

Nostalgia Critic Specials are anything related to the Nostalgia Critic which isn't a review, an editorial, or a countdown.

# Title Length Release date
1 "Angry Video Game Nerd, Beware" 2:16 March 12, 2008 (2008-03-12)[7]
Fueled by comments left on the Critic's YouTube videos about how similar his videos are to those of fellow satirical reviewer, The Angry Video Game Nerd, the Critic throws a verbal punch.
2 "AVGN and Nostalgia Critic Feud Continues" 4:47 March 31, 2008 (2008-03-31)[8]
After the Nerd responds to the first rant in a friendly and complimentary manner, the Critic attempts to see if there is a hidden meaning in his reply. After discovering the true, crude meaning of the reply, the Critic vows vengeance once again upon the Nerd.
3 "AVGN Wizard Rant" 2:52 April 27, 2008 (2008-04-27)
The Critic attacks the Nerd's review of the film The Wizard (1989) after he posted his intention on doing a review of it himself, going on to call the Nerd an overlong string of curses before moving his review of the film up a week.
4 "AVGN Response...Response" 2:39 June 15, 2008 (2008-06-15)
After the Nerd insults him in a video, the Critic challenges the Nerd to review a horrible film.
5 "The Battle of Epic Proportions" 4:26 June 29, 2008 (2008-06-29)
The Critic confronts the Nerd at a live appearance and they, along with Captain S, have a mock fight. The Critic agrees to review a horrible game if the Nerd would do a review of a horrible movie (ultimately decided as Ricky 1).
6 "Video Game Review" 12:27 August 3, 2008 (2008-08-03)
The Critic reviews Bébé's Kids (SNES) dressed as the Nerd. He over-analyzes meaningless text and becomes infuriated with the game's repetitive nature. The game's unforgiving difficulty causes him to destroy the cartridge at the end of the review. Kyle Justin cameos and performs a version of the AVGN theme song tailored for the Critic.
7 "The Search for the Nostalgia Chick" 2:30 August 10, 2008 (2008-08-10)
The Critic announces a contest for a woman to review female-targeted shows and movies for him as "The Nostalgia Chick".
8 "Nostalgia Chick Winner!" 2:13 September 15, 2008 (2008-09-15)
Lindsay Ellis wins the contest to become the Nostalgia Chick. Runners-up Krissy Diggs and Kaylyn Dicksion are also added to the site as "That Chick With The Goggles" and "MarzGurl" respectively.
9 "NC Vs AVGN Showdown" 4:26 September 24, 2008 (2008-09-24)
The Nerd hijacks the Critic's signal; he wishes to end their feud, but they quickly come to verbal blows. The Critic then runs off to fight the Nerd.
10 "AVGN Vs. NC Final Battle" 7:18 October 10, 2008 (2008-10-10)
The Critic fights the Nerd in the Nerd's room. Many scenes are parodies of movies and games, including The Matrix, Street Fighter and Star Wars. The Nerd finally wins with help from Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 B.C. v4.0 Beta.
11 "Off to Beat the Nerd" 10:50 October 12, 2008 (2008-10-12)
A movie documenting the Critic's roadtrip from Chicago to Philadelphia to take on the Nerd. The episode was originally only available to premium members but was made generally available as a sample of the benefits of premium membership.
12 "NC Vs. AVGN Retrospect" 7:09 October 25, 2008 (2008-10-25)
A compilation of clips from videos and fanart relating to the conflict between the Nerd and Critic.
13 "The Making of the Final Battle" 8:24 January 30, 2009 (2009-01-30)
The making of the NC Vs. AVGN Battle.
14 "The NeverEnding Story" 3:21 April 1, 2009 (2009-04-01)
An April Fool's Day episode. Chester A. Bum reviews The NeverEnding Story (1984). While calling the movie good, he criticizes the fact that the movie's run time is 92 minutes, even though it is called the NeverEnding story.
15 "One Year Aniversery Brawl" 20:13 May 10, 2009 (2009-05-10)
In celebration of the site's first anniversary, the Critic and Angry Video Game Nerd reprise their feud in a full scale brawl between site members.
16 "Critic and Nerd: TMNT Making of Coming Out of Their Shells"
"Doug and James Joint Review"
18:14 June 9, 2009 (2009-06-09)
The Critic and Nerd review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Making of the Coming Out of Their Shells Tour (1990). They agree that this documentary about a TMNT rock band is even worse than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, criticizing the horrible animantronics, the fact that everyone in the film treats the turtles like they are a real band, the dreadful music, dialogue and ending.
17 "Halloween III" 3:55 September 17, 2009 (2009-09-17)
The Critic does an audio review of Halloween III for a podcast.
18 "Holiday Clusterfuck" 5:07 November 21, 2009 (2009-11-21)
The Critic explains in song why so many people are frustrated with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
19 "Turtles Forever Review" 4:12 January 25, 2010 (2010-01-25)
As himself, Doug Walker gives his opinion on Turtles Forever (2009). He opens by saying he watched it because fans requested it for the 100th Nostalgia Critic Episode, and declares he considers it a good special despite not being familiar with the newer TMNT series. He praises the story for keeping the viewer guessing, the balanced amount of jokes and action, and the way the characters interact with their alternate selves among others. The only two things he criticizes is the fact that none of the voice actors from the 1987 show return to voice their characters, as well as the 2003 turtles use of the phrase "what the shell", but considers them both to be nitpicks in a well thought out special.
20 "The Tommy Wiseau Show" 6:03 July 20, 2010 (2010-07-20)
In response to the previous week's review of The Room being taken down for copyright infringement, Walker impersonates Wiseau and portrays him as excessively eccentric, and criticizes Wiseau's colleague, John, the webmaster from The Room's website. The Critic portrays John the webmaster as a hysterical, money-grubbing stickler for keeping Wiseau's image intact, even from himself.
21 "Kickassia" 1:31:53 August 17, 2010 (2010-08-17)
Second anniversary. The Critic brings together other members to conquer the micro nation of Molossia. Though they succeed, the Critic's incompetence and ruthlessness leads the others to revolt.
22 "Suburban Knights" 2:09:34 September 20, 2011 (2011-09-20)
Third anniversary. The Critic learns of a powerful gauntlet called Malachite's Hand, possibly worth a fortune and ropes the others into helping him search for it. In order to brave the obstacles in their path, they dress as various fantasy characters.
23 "Top 11 Reasons He Won't Review Digimon" 00:32 November 17, 2011 (2011-11-17)
This video was a message to the viewers about the Stop Online Piracy Act and its effect on the internet, posted under a false name to attract attention.
24 "To Boldly Flee" 3:28:53 October 20, 2012 (2012-10-20)
Fourth anniversary. One year after Ma-Ti's death, the Critic learns that he's been revived in the form of a "Plot Hole", an entity in space that can destroy the universe. Transforming his house into a spaceship, the Critic and his fellow reviewers journey to confront the evil and find out what's waiting for them.
25 "The Review Must Go On" 32:54 January 22, 2013 (2013-01-22)
Doug Walker debates whether or not to do Nostalgia Critic episodes again after being haunted by memories of the NC. He is even more temped after seeing The Odd Life of Timothy Green.
26-37 "Esults" 07:12 May 23, 2013 (2013-05-23)
The Nostalgia Critic and friends get together to create a bunch of short videos to mock internet trolls in their LeagueOfSuperCritics screen-name on YouTube. The twelve Videos are: "What are eSults?", "For Those Who Feel Entitled", "For Those Trying to be taken Seriously", "For Those Wondering if I'm imperessed", "For Those Wondering if They're right", "For when Something Bad Happens", "For when Something Good Happens", F"or When You Think You Know What You're Talking About", "For Whiners", "For Those Wondering if I Care", "For Those Evil Bastards" and "For Rambling Idiots".
38 "Dragonbored" 43:23 July 19, 2013 (2013-07-19)
First segment of fifth anniversary, The Uncanny Valley. An obsessed gamer's life is changed forever when his avatar in the game he's focused solely on comes to life and lives his life better than him.
39 "Nostalgia Critic Talks - Transformers 4" 12:48 July 2, 2014 (2014-07-02)
40 "Nostalgia Critic Does Ice Bucket Challenge" 1:58 October 23, 2014 (2014-10-23)
41 "Side by Side TMNT Cartoon vs Nostalgia Critic Review Opening" 0:59 April 5, 2015 (2015-04-05)
42 "The Force Awakens Review Trailer" 3:58 December 22, 2015 (2015-12-22)
The Nostalgia Critic gives a sneak peek of the upcoming Review. There is also the reaction of his character Chester A. Bum in it.
43 "You GOTTA See This" 5:33 February 16, 2016 (2016-02-16)
The Nostalgia Critic recommends 90's Movies, giving brief reviews of Bio-Dome, Regarding Henry, Star Trek V and The Phantom. Video available on the TubiTV Facebook Page.
44 "You GOTTA See This 2" 5:30 February 18, 2016 (2016-02-18)
The Nostalgia Critic recommends Oscar-nominated movies with unusual or amusing elements, giving brief reviews of The Greatest Story Ever Told, Lilies of the Field, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Some Like It Hot. Video available on the TubiTV Facebook Page.
45 "Batman v Superman Review Trailer" 0:59 April 12, 2016 (2016-04-12)
The Nostalgia Critic gives a sneak peek of the upcoming Review.

Direct-to-DVD Reviews[edit]

Every Best of ThatGuyWithTheGlasses DVD special include an exclusive review made for the release. After the end of To Boldly Flee, these episodes were released on TGWTG.com. The reviews of Paranoia, Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie and The Uncanny Valley were added to Channel Awesome's YouTube channel in February 2015.

DVD Film Review
Volume One Turkish Rambo The Critic reviews Rampage (1986). He criticizes the excessive driving scenes, poor quality of the film, bad lip-syncing, and the actors habit of staring into the camera. In the end, he admits that while the film is "pure crap", it is enjoyable.
Volume Two Reefer Madness The Critic reviews Reefer Madness (1936). While he agrees that drugs are not a good thing or something to be promoted, he heavily criticizes the film for grossly exaggerating the effects of cannabis and making it seem like the worst thing in the world, even compared to alcohol, which is legal, and narcotics like heroin. He also criticizes the characters for being very bland to the point that he accuses them of actually being puppets, and far too innocent for their age group. He does recommend the film nonetheless, as it is "a lot of fun" for its ridiculousness. In the end, Chester A. Bum shows up to announce to the Critic that the film has inspired him to quit smoking marijuana; however, this proves to be a double-headed snake, as Chester decides to rely on "good old fashion crack" instead.

Channel Awesome Tag: Kenneth Craig as Bill Harper: "Gosh, hot chocolate!"

The Blues Brothers: Jukebox Adventure The Critic reviews the video game The Blues Brothers: Jukebox Adventure. He ultimately criticizes the slippery controls, little relation to the film, slippery surfaces, and a flying snake that is near impossible to control. In the end, he throws the game outside and shoots at it. Chester A. Bum finds the game and plays it before throwing the game away also, only for the game to again be found by someone else, Dominic from Video Game Confessions.
Volume Three Doomsday Machine The Critic reviews Doomsday Machine (1972). He mainly criticizes its overuse of stock footage, racism and sexism towards women. Special criticism is reserved for the ending, which consists majorly of one shot of two men trying to fix a computer, a shot that lasts for approximately eight minutes. In the end, while he admits the film is very bad, it is laughably bad and enjoyable.

Channel Awesome Tag: Bobby Van as Danny: "Don't you miss being a woman?"

The Making of a Nostalgia Critic Review Doug Walker documents what goes into making a Nostalgia Critic episode, using Doomsday Machine as the prime target.
Nostalgia Critic: Reloaded Kickassia, Suburban Knights and To Boldly Flee The Critic, still in the Plothole (following the events of To Boldly Flee) and not recognizing himself, reviews the three That Guy with the Glasses anniversary films.
Volume Four Paranoia The Critic, sick of reviewing old, lesser known films for the DVDs, reviews Brad Jones' Paranoia (2011). While he criticizes some plotholes, a sometimes confusing story, Jones' character's constant use of the word, "What", and unnecessary scenes, he admits the film does well in creating the mood it is going for.

Channel Awesome Tag: Brad Jones as Mark Bishop: "What?"

The Uncanny Valley The Uncanny Valley The Critic reviews the 5th Year anniversary birthday Movie of Channel Awesome. He says he hates it, because he is not in it.
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie Blu-Ray Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie The Critic reluctantly reviews his rival's, The Angry Video Game Nerd, movie as a bonus feature for the Blu-ray release.

Channel Awesome Tag: James Rolfe as the Angry Video Game Nerd: "Did you see that?"

The Awesoming The Cinema Snob Movie The Nostalgia Critic reviews the movie which details the origins of The Cinema Snob.
The Review of the Review must go on The Nostalgia Critic reviews the Demo Reel finale that began a new series of Nostalgia Critic reviews.
The Nostalgia Critic's Old Home Movies Black Willy Wonka (Malcolm Ray) uses his magic to trick the Nostalgia Critic into reviewing his own home movies from when he was a kid.
The Origin of Santa Christ Santa Christ (Rob Walker) reads the audience a storybook version of his origin story, involving football, pancakes, and much more in this confusing parody of the Santa Claus origin movies.
Recreation of the Lost Face Off Review Using Doug Walker's father as a fill in for Rachel, the original script for the Face/Off Review is acted out to show the original plan for Rachel's departure and Tamara's introduction.
Night of the Living Dead The Nostalgia Critic reviews the classic zombie film and points out some of its flaws in what is otherwise a horror classic.

Nostalgia Critic Editorial[edit]

Beginning in 2013, Nostalgia Critic Editorials are short episodes that analyze a topic that may span multiple films or other works. They usually air during the weeks between reviews.

# Title Length Release date
1 "Is Twilight the WORST Thing Ever?" 9:33 February 12, 2013 (2013-02-12)
Continuing with the Month of Love, the Critic debates whether or not the Twilight series is truly the "Worst Thing Ever".
2 "Does Romeo and Juliet Suck?" 6:48 February 26, 2013 (2013-02-26)
The Critic concludes the Month of Love by discussing whether William Shakespeare's famous play Romeo and Juliet is really the great love story it is often said to be.
3 "What the Fuck Was Up with Where the Wild Things Are?" 7:17 March 12, 2013 (2013-03-12)
The Critic attempts to explain the unusual symbolism in the film Where the Wild Things Are.
4 "What's With the Princess Hate?" 11:42 March 26, 2013 (2013-03-26)
The Critic wonders why princesses, particularly those created by Disney, have become so disparaged in popular culture.
5 "A Farewell to Roger Ebert" 11:28 April 5, 2013 (2013-04-05)
The Critic pays tribute to the passing of famous film critic Roger Ebert.
6 "The Looney Tunes Show: Good or Bad?" 11:56 April 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)
The Critic takes a look at Cartoon Network's The Looney Tunes Show, and debates whether it is deserving of the negativity surrounding it.
7 "Did Seinfeld Lie to Us?" 9:01 April 23, 2013 (2013-04-23)
In comparison with the recent television series Louie, the Critic debates whether Seinfeld was really "a show about nothing".
8 "Is Parody Dead?" 12:38 May 7, 2013 (2013-05-07)
The Critic debates whether the parody films genre of cinema is a thing of the past.
9 "Why Is Loki So Hot?" 8:08 May 21, 2013 (2013-05-21)
The Critic tries to figure out the reason why female fans of the film The Avengers find the villain Loki attractive.
10 "Are Video Games Art?" 11:55 June 4, 2013 (2013-06-04)
The Critic discusses the long-running debate about whether or not video games can be considered as an art form.
11 "What Does The Secret of NIMH Mean?" 10:08 June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)
The Critic explains the themes executed in Don Bluth's The Secret of NIMH.
12 "Are Superheroes Whiny Little Bitches?" 10:40 July 2, 2013 (2013-07-02)
The Critic discusses whether superhero films have begun to place too much emphasis on their main characters' emotional baggage. He also states that he will review Man of Steel once it comes out on DVD.
13 "Is It Right to Nitpick?" 6:45 July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16)
The Critic discusses the legitimacy of nitpicking every little flaw in a film.
14 "Was Batman Season 4 Hit or Miss?" 13:45 July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30)
The Critic discusses the fourth season of Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, and whether or not it was good. Features the announcement video for the IndieGogo campaign after the editorial.
15 "Why Is Tom and Jerry GENIUS?" 13:48 August 13, 2013 (2013-08-13)

The Critic discusses what makes the slapstick-based humor of Tom and Jerry so effective. Features an update V-log for the IndieGogo campaign after the editorial.
Note: This is the first editorial to feature a Channel Awesome Tag.

Channel Awesome Tag: William Hanna as Tom: "Don't you believe it!"
16 "Top 11 Adult Jokes We Never Got as Kids" 7:18 August 27, 2013 (2013-08-27)
The Critic, still preparing his review of The Last Airbender, skips an editorial to do a countdown of his top 11 adult jokes in movies and TV shows meant for a younger audience.
17 "WTF is with the ending of The Graduate?" 8:59 September 10, 2013 (2013-09-10)
The Critic discusses the controversial ending to The Graduate and what it means.
18 "Is The Big Lebowski a Masterpiece?" 10:51 September 24, 2013 (2013-09-24)
The Critic debates whether or not The Big Lebowski is really the masterpiece it is now considered to be.
19 "Why Do We Love Zombies?" 9:54 October 8, 2013 (2013-10-08)
As part of Nostalgia-Ween, and in response to The Walking Dead returning to TV, the Critic discusses why people love zombies now more than ever.
20 "Should We Scare the Shit Out of Our Kids?" 9:32 October 22, 2013 (2013-10-22)
Continuing Nostalgia-Ween, the Critic asks whether or not children's movies should contain so many scary elements in them.
21 "Why Super Mario Comics Don't Suck" 10:03 November 5, 2013 (2013-11-05)
The Critic discusses why he thinks that the Super Mario Adventures comic is the best adaptation of the original video games.
22 "Have We Gone Too Deep Into CGI?" 10:37 November 19, 2013 (2013-11-19)
The Critic debates on whether computer generated imagery is overused in film.
23 "Top 12 Santa Clauses" 27:38 December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)

The Critic counts down what he considers to be the top 12 best portrayals of Santa Claus in film and television.

12. Mickey Rooney in Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
11. Jeff Gillen in A Christmas Story
10. Alec Baldwin in Rise of the Guardians
9. Jack Skelington in The Nightmare Before Christmas
8. Art Carney in The Night of the Meek
7. Paul Giamatti in Fred Claus
6. Jim Broadbent in Arthur Christmas
5. Robert Picardo in A Very Cutlip Christmas
4. Richard Attenborough in Miracle on 34th Street
3. Edmund Gwenn in Miracle on 34th Street
2. David Huddleston in Santa Claus: The Movie

1. Douglas Seale in Ernest Saves Christmas
24 "Why Lie to Kids About Santa?" 6:05 December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)
The Critic discusses why parents lie to their children about the existence of Santa Claus.
25 "Why is Arthur Christmas a Masterpiece?" 6:40 December 31, 2013 (2013-12-31)
The Critic discusses why he sees Aardman and Sony Pictures Animation's Arthur Christmas to be a masterpiece. At the end, he reveals that January will be "Nicolas Cage Month".
26 "When Is Something So Bad It's Good?" 6:56 January 14, 2014 (2014-01-14)
During Nicolas Cage month, the Critic discusses the differences between bad films and films that fall under the category "so bad it's good".
27 "Top 11 Strangest (Yet Best) Couples" 26:10 February 11, 2014 (2014-02-11)

The Critic celebrates Valentine's Day by counting down the top 11 strangest, yet greatest romantic couples in film and television.
11. Jessica and Roger Rabbit from "'Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
10. Sally and Don from "3rd Rock From the Sun"
9. Theodore and Samantha from "Her"
8. Parry and Lydia from "The Fisher King"
7. Dr Girlfriend and the Monarch from "Venture Bros"
6. Violet and Corky from "Bound"
5. "Batman and "Catwoman""
4. Tie between Dan and Roseanne from "Roseanne" and Hal and Lois from "Malcom in the Middle"
3. Shrek and Fiona from the "Shrek" movies
2. Homer and Marge from "The Simpsons"
1. Mortia and Gomez from "The Addams Family"

Note: Features guest appearances from LittleKuriboh and Kirbopher.
28 "When Is a Movie Just a Movie?" 9:10 February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25)
The Critic discusses why people become so invested in fictional media, and whether they really should.
29 "Let It Go Videos" 3:53 March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04)
The Critic discusses the popularity of the song 'Let It Go' from the animated movie Frozen, while singing to the song's tune throughout the video.
30 "Top 11 Moments You Never Noticed in Ghostbusters" 11:01 March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18)
In light of the passing of Harold Ramis, the Critic counts down the top 11 moments in Ghostbusters that were in plain sight all along, yet were never noticed by the audience.
31 "What You Never Knew about Batman" 7:20 April 1, 2014 (2014-04-01)
The Critic debuts a new segment called What You Never Knew About (WYNKA) in light of the response to his Top 11 list about Ghostbusters. He covers sixteen overlooked details about Batman.
32 "Top 11 Good Things from the Star Wars Prequels" 22:19 April 15, 2014 (2014-04-15)

The Critic lists the top 11 good things in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
11. The lightsaber fights (mostly the duel between Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace).
10. Fewer scenes with Jar Jar Binks in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith
9. Yoda showing off his abilities.
8. The scene from Attack of the Clones in the club with the drug merchant.
7. Anakin's reaction to Padme being pregnant in Revenge of the Sith.
6. Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker (mostly the scene in Revenge of the Sith right before he makes the fateful trip to Palpatine's office).
5. The opening scene from Revenge of the Sith.
4. Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
3. The Emperor.
2. The numerous and diverse worlds.
1. The opera house scene from Revenge of the Sith.

(Note): The Nostalgia Critic admires the John Williams Score in the lightsaber duels ("Duel of the Fates") and puts it on the list at 11.5
33 "What You Never Knew about Roger Rabbit" 8:49 April 29, 2014 (2014-04-29)
The Critic covers fifteen overlooked aspects about Who Framed Roger Rabbit in his second installment of What You Never Knew About. Coincidentally, the actor who played Eddie Valiant, Bob Hoskins, died on the same day at age 71.
34 "Why Do We Love Stupid?" 11:00 May 13, 2014 (2014-05-13)
The Critic questions why society is so in love with silly humor.
35 "Was Juno Really That Good" 7:55 May 27, 2014 (2014-05-27)
The Critic questions whether the film Juno is as good as people say it is.
36 "What You Never Knew about Gremlins" 9:16 June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10)
The Critic covers eighteen overlooked aspects about Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch in his third installment of What You Never Knew About.
37 "Is Tree of Life Full of Shit?" 10:57 July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08)
The Critic discusses The Tree of Life and how well it works without a conventional three-act structure.
38 "What You Never Knew about Hot Fuzz" 9:58 July 22, 2014 (2014-07-22)
The Critic lists fourteen overlooked aspects of his all-time favorite comedy, Hot Fuzz, in his fourth installment of What You Never Knew About.
39 "Top 11 Best Film Trailers" 27:49 August 5, 2014 (2014-08-05)

The Critic lists eleven movie trailers that he thinks are the best at making the audience want to see the movie through its advertising. He acknowledges that WatchMojo.com already did their top ten film trailers and that Alien is the only film to be on both their lists.

11. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
10. A Serious Man and Little Children
9. Jurassic Park
8. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
7. Planet of the Apes (2001)
6. The Dark Knight Rises
5. Spider-Man (specifically, the World Trade Center teaser)
4. Independence Day
3. Alien
2. Titanic

1. Psycho
40 "What You Never Knew about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" 9:33 August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18)
The Critic lists fifteen overlooked aspects of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in his fifth installment of What You Never Knew.
41 "Does American Beauty Still Hold Up?" 9:31 September 2, 2014 (2014-09-02)
The Critic discusses American Beauty and what makes it hold up after more than a decade later. He also mentions that he will be reviewing Men, Women & Children someday.
42 "Is Eyes Wide Shut Just Artsy Porn?" 9:52 September 30, 2014 (2014-09-30)
The Critic discusses Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut and how it can be seen as an analysis of human relationships.
43 "Top 11 New Halloween Classics" 26:11 October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)

The Critic counts down what he considers to be the 11 newest Halloween movie classics.

11. The Saw Movies
10. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
9. The Paranormal Activity Movies
8. The Cabin in the Woods
7. Oculus
6. Murder Party
5. Coraline
4. Hotel Transylvania
3. Shaun of the Dead
2. ParaNorman
Runners up: The Ring, The Halloween That Almost Wasn't, The Halloween Tree, Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile, The Haunting, Trick 'r Treat, The Exorcist III, and Zombieland

Note: The episode ends on a cliffhanger which the Critic says that the #1 movie is so awesome that it deserves its own review in the next episode. In the review, the film is revealed to be Monster Squad.
44 "Is Sleepy Hollow Secretly Brilliant?" 9:46 October 28, 2014 (2014-10-28)
The Critic debates on if Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow was purposely made the way it was as a homage to classic horror films.
45 "Is There Another Good Shyamalan Movie?" 8:26 November 11, 2014 (2014-11-11)

The Critic discusses M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable, deciding if it lives up to The Sixth Sense.

Note: Doug placed Unbreakable at #10 in his "Top Ten Films He Likes but Everyone Else Hates" list.
46 "What You Never Knew about Planes, Trains & Automobiles" 12:32 November 25, 2014 (2014-11-25)
The Critic lists sixteen overlooked aspects of Planes, Trains & Automobiles, in his sixth installment of What You Never Knew.
47 "Overlooked Christmas Specials" 11:21 December 9, 2014 (2014-12-09)
Rather than assembling a top 11 list or focusing on one topic, the Critic talks about some overlooked Christmas specials, such as RiffTrax Live! Christmas Shorts-Stravaganza!, Tokyo Godfathers and Arthur Christmas.
48 "What You Never Knew about National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" 7:09 December 23, 2014 (2014-12-23)
The Critic lists nineteen overlooked aspects of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, in his seventh installment of What You Never Knew.
49 "Did Tom and Jerry Kill Themselves?" 5:48 February 10, 2015 (2015-02-10)

The Critic discusses the recently talked about Tom and Jerry short, Blue Cat Blues, and about whether or not the duo actually killed themselves.

Note: This is the second editorial to feature a Channel Awesome Tag, though it is the same one as the last one to feature it:

Channel Awesome Tag: William Hanna as Tom: "Don't you believe it!"
50 "Can Hype Kill a Good Film?" 8:57 February 24, 2015 (2015-02-24)
The Critic talks about hype and how it may have a negative impact on critically acclaimed films such as Frozen and A Christmas Story.
51 "Why is Nothing Original Anymore?" 9:27 March 10, 2015 (2015-03-10)
The Critic discusses about how newer films are becoming less original and more based on source material.
52 "The Plot to Frozen 2" 7:22 March 24, 2015 (2015-03-24)
The Critic reveals the "plot" to Frozen 2 (which is one big marathon of plot-twists and absurdities). At the end of the video, the Critic also reveals that the next review will be on the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film and, to his dismay, will be a crossover with his rival, The Angry Video Game Nerd.
53 "The Dark Age of Movies" 11:37 April 7, 2015 (2015-04-07)
The Critic discusses how summer films from 1996 to 2001 were terrible compared to the summer movies of today.
54 "Top 11 Animaniacs Episodes" 22:52 April 21, 2015 (2015-04-21)

The Critic reveals his top 11 favorite episodes of one of his all time favorite shows, Animaniacs.

11. Karaoke-Dokie
10. Yes, Always
9. Sir Yaksalot
8. Animaniacs Stew
7. Tie between Meatballs Or Consequences and Hot, Bothered And Bedeviled
6. Bubba Bo Bob Brain
5. Woodstock Slappy
4. Potty Emergency
3. Bumbie's Mom
2. Spell-Bound

1. Hooked On A Ceiling
55 "Was That Real?: The Ewoks Cartoon" 10:36 May 5, 2015 (2015-05-05)
The Critic debuts a new series that looks at TV shows from the past that were odd or had an odd concept, starting with the cartoon Star Wars: Ewoks.
56 "Was That Real?: Cowboys of Moo Mesa" 8:44 May 19, 2015 (2015-05-19)
The Critic talks about the '90s Saturday morning cartoon Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa, in his second installment of the series.
57 "Was That Real?: Small Wonder" 11:50 June 2, 2015 (2015-06-02)
The Critic talks about the '80s sitcom Small Wonder, in his third installment of the series.
58 "Was That Real?: Sam and Max Freelance Police" 9:20 June 16, 2015 (2015-06-16)
The Critic talks about the '90s Saturday morning cartoon The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police, in his fourth installment of the series.
59 "Top 11 TV Show Intros" 19:43 June 29, 2015 (2015-06-29)

The Critic lists his top 11 favorite television intros of all time:

11: The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
10: Jack of All Trades
9: Pee-Wee's Playhouse
8: Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars
7: X-Men: The Animated Series
6: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
5: Tie between The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits
4: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
3: ThunderCats
2: Tales from the Crypt

1: Beetlejuice
60 "Are Kids Shows Better NOW Than Ever?" 11:43 July 28, 2015 (2015-07-28)
The Critic discusses how newer cartoons (such as Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, and Steven Universe) have improved compared to the ones he grew up with.
61 "Why Does Everyone Hate the Cable Guy?" 6:49 August 25, 2015 (2015-08-25)
The Critic talks about how the Jim Carrey movie, The Cable Guy, isn't as bad as everyone says it is. Note: the Critic already discussed this film (as himself) in his "Top 10 Movies That I Like But Everyone Else Hates" list where it was placed at #4.
62 "When Does a Joke Go Too Far?" 15:07 September 8, 2015 (2015-09-08)
The Critic discusses when it is okay to laugh at a joke and when it's not okay.
63 "Was That Real?: Hammerman" 12:31 September 15, 2015 (2015-09-15)
The Critic talks about the '90s Saturday morning cartoon Hammerman, in his fifth installment of the series. The Angry Video Game Nerd makes a cameo at the beginning.
64 "Did You Miss the Most Shocking Film in Years?" 11:49 September 29, 2015 (2015-09-29)
The Critic talks about Thank You for Smoking, one of the most shocking films of the past decade.
65 "Should Found Footage Stop?" 12:49 October 13, 2015 (2015-10-13)
The Critic talks about whether or not Found Footage films should stop.
66 "Top 11 Halloween Guilty Pleasures" 21:25 October 27, 2015 (2015-10-27)

The Critic counts down what he considers to be the biggest guilty pleasures of Halloween.

11. Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery
10. The Halloween That Almost Wasn't
9. Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile
8. Witch's Night Out
7. Corpse Bride
6. Halloween is Grinch Night
5. Garfield's Halloween Adventure
4. The Halloween Tree
3. Monster House
2. Trick 'r Treat

Note: The episode ends on a cliffhanger which the Critic says that the #1 movie is so dumb that he won't talk about it in the next review. However, he was forced to do the review. This is similar to the previous year, where he made a list of the Top 11 Modern Horror Classics and did a review of number 1, The Monster Squad. In the next review, the film is revealed to be Hocus Pocus.
67 "Why Do We Holiday Too Early?" 9:03 November 10, 2015 (2015-11-10)
The Critic talks about why we start preparing for holidays too early.
68 "Is A Charlie Brown Christmas Overrated?" 12:19 December 8, 2015 (2015-12-08)
The Critic talks whether the most beloved Christmas Special ever is deserving of its status.
69 "Why Do Good Directors Go Bad?" 14:12 January 5, 2016 (2016-01-05)
The Critic begins Shyamalan Month by talking about why a select few of Hollywood's most beloved directors have gone on to create dismal disasters and in some cases, made a comeback.
70 "Top 11 Funniest Shyamalan Moments" 14:57 January 19, 2016 (2016-01-19)

The Critic continues Shyamalan Month by putting together a list of the funniest (intentional or otherwise) moments in the films of M. Night Shyamalan.

11. The ending to The Visit (the only intentionally funny scene on the list)
10. Cypher Raige (the name of Will Smith's character) in After Earth
9. The twist to The Village
8. Aang evading Zuko by hiding right behind his back and moving as he moves in The Last Airbender
7. The writing for the kids from Signs
6. The out of nowhere talk about hot dogs in The Happening
5. The concept of toast landing jelly side down being a sign of the Devil in Devil
4. The depiction of Earthbending in The Last Airbender
3. The writing for the aliens in Signs
2. The performance of Mark Wahlberg in The Happening
1. The entirety of Lady in the Water

He considers number 1 to be so funny in every way that he decides to save explaining it in full for his next review.
71 "Tangled vs Frozen" 9:50 February 2, 2016 (2016-02-02)
The Critic talks about why people are concerned whether Tangled or Frozen is better
72 "Where's The Fair Use?" 19:58 February 16, 2016 (2016-02-16)
The Critic talks about how Hollywood keeps removing internet reviews of movies for no reason other than to censor criticism, and how YouTube's copyright system needs a major overhaul. Alex from I Hate Everything, Adam from YourMovieSucks.org and Brad Jones also appear to voice their experiences with unfair copyright claims.
73 "Is Goofy Secretly Badass?" 9:16 March 2, 2016 (2016-03-02)
The Critic talks about how Goofy is funnier then people had ever known.
74 "Was The Mask Supposed to be Gory?" 13:09 March 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)
The Critic talks about how whether the hit Jim Carrey film was supposed to be gory by going over some of the earliest stories from its source material.
75 "How Right are Trailers?" 11:23 March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)
The Critic talks about how closely trailers represent their respective movies.
76 "Was That Real? - Pinky, Elmira, and the Brain" 13:24 April 12, 2016 (2016-04-12)
The Critic discusses the lesser known Steven Spielberg series Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain and whether or not it was as bad as many people remember it, in his sixth installment in the series.
77 "When Are Critics Wrong?" 13:24 April 26, 2016 (2016-04-26)
The Critic talks about whether or not movie critics are always right.
78 "Is This the Best Batman Movie?" 16:16 May 10, 2016 (2016-05-10)
The Critic talks about whether or not Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is the best Batman movie.
79 "Is White Washing Really Still a Thing?" 15:34 May 24, 2016 (2016-05-24)
The Critic talks about the controversial film topic of Whitewashing.
80 "Top 11 Disney Princess Conspiracies" 19:39 June 6, 2016 (2016-06-06)

The Critic talks about the top 11 conspiracy theories surrounding Disney princesses.

11. Beauty and the Beast takes place in Notre Dame.
10. Lilo and Stitch's names refer to their roles in the movie.
9. Mulan is actually more than a princess.
8. Jasmine inspires the Genie to disguise himself as the Peddler.
7. Snow White is 14.
6. Belle is an outcast for wearing blue.
5. The fact that the only Disney princesses who wear gloves (Cinderella, Belle and Tiana) are the only ones who marry into royalty.
4. The infamous artwork on the cover of The Little Mermaid.
3. Elsa is a lesbian.
2. Ariel and Hercules are cousins.

1. The Little Mermaid, Tangled and Frozen are set in the same universe.
81 "Was That Real? - The Grinch vs The Cat in the Hat" 10:09 June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21)
The Critic discusses the often overlooked Dr. Seuss special, The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat, in his seventh installment in the series.
82 "How True is Amadeus?" 10:48 July 5, 2016 (2016-07-05)
The Critic discusses the historical inaccuracies in Amadeus and whether or not there is anything true to life in it.

Doug's Countdown Specials[edit]

Doug occasionally posts videos where he comments on The Nostalgia Critic out-of-character, discussing which movies he will never review, which episodes are his favorites, and which of the films he has reviewed are the worst.

# Title Length Release date
1 "Doug's Top 20 Favorite Movies" 24:22 November 12, 2009 (2009-11-12)

Doug lists the top 20 movies that are his all-time favorites.

20. Titus (1999)
19. Hamlet (1996)
18. Patton (1970)
17. Ed Wood (1994)
16. Fantasia (1940)
15. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
14. Sideways (2004)
13. Spirited Away (2002)
12. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
11. Fearless (1993)
10. Citizen Kane (1941)
9. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
8. The Dark Knight (2008)
7. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
6. Lost in Translation (2003)
5. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
4. Batman (1989)
3. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
2. Amadeus (1984)
1. Brazil (1985)

Note: At the 2016 ConnictiCon panel Doug stated that he would add the films Where the Wild Things Are and Inside Out to his favourite movies list
1 "Doug's Top 10 Movies He Hates But Everyone Else Loves" 44:45 February 6, 2011 (2011-02-06)

Doug lists the top 10 movies that he can't stand and are enjoyed by most people.

10. Cars (2006)
9. Gladiator (2000)
8. American Pie (1999)
7. Avatar (2009)
6. With Honors (1994)
5. Signs (2002)
4. Nell (1994)
3. Matilda (1996)
2. District 9 (2009)

1. Moulin Rouge (2001)
2 "Doug's Top 10 Movies He Likes But Everyone Else Hates" 45:44 February 13, 2011 (2011-02-13)

Doug lists the top 10 movies he enjoys but few other people do.

10. Unbreakable (2000)
9. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
8. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
7. Hancock (2008)
6. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
5. Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
4. The Cable Guy (1996)
3. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
2. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

1. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
3 "The Top 15 Comedic Influences" 50:50 March 20, 2011 (2011-03-20)

Doug lists his top 15 people and creations that influenced his style of humor and the character of the Nostalgia Critic.

15. Robin Williams
14. Dave Chappelle
13. Animaniacs
12. Bill Murray
11. Rowan Atkinson
10. The Daily Show and The Colbert Report
9. Jim Abrahams and The Zucker Brothers (Jerry and David)
8. South Park
7. Mel Brooks
6. Goofy and Tom and Jerry
5. Lewis Black
4. Monty Python
3. The Simpsons
2. Mystery Science Theater 3000

1. Daffy Duck and the rest of the Looney Tunes
4 "Doug's Top 10 WORST Clichés" 22:15 April 7, 2011 (2011-04-07)

Doug lists the top ten movie clichés he feels ruin what would otherwise be perfectly good movies.

10. Calling Women 'Girls'
9. The Shakey Cam
8. Sucky Credits
7. Relying too much on CGI
6. Overusing the Wide Angle Lens
5. The Poetic Singer
4. The Whimsical, Innocent, Rebellious Poet
3. The Misunderstanding
2. The Liar Revealed

1. The Bully
5 "Top 20 Favorite TV Shows" 1:02:06 October 2, 2011 (2011-10-02)

Doug lists his top 20 favorite TV shows. This episode was split into two parts.

20. Fawlty Towers (1975-1979)
19. Seinfeld (1989-1998)
18. Louie (2010-present)
17. The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)
16. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-1974)
15. Peter Pan and the Pirates (1990-1991)
14. In Living Color (1990-1994)
13. 3rd Rock From the Sun (1996-2001)
12. Malcolm in the Middle (2000-2006)
11. Animaniacs (1993-1998)
10. The Simpsons (1989-present)
9. South Park (1997-present)
8. Black Books (2000-2004)
7. Roseanne (1988-1997)
6. Blackadder (1983-1989)
5. Cowboy Bebop (1997-1998) & Wolf's Rain (2003)
4. Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1997)
3. Red Dwarf (1988-present)
2. Home Movies (1999-2004)
1. Daria (1997-2002)

6 "Top 11 Nostalgia Critics I Will Never Do" 21:09 November 22, 2011 (2011-11-22)

Doug lists the top eleven movies and TV shows he won't review as the Nostalgia Critic.

11. Watership Down (1978)
10. A Goofy Movie (1995)
9. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994-98)
8. Tie between Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978) and Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
7. Toys (1992)
6. Care Bears Nutcracker Suite (1988)
5. Cats Don't Dance (1997)
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
3. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
2. Anything Sonic related
1. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Note: Despite its appearance on this list, Doug did go on to review Care Bears Nutcracker Suite as the Nostalgia Critic in December 2014. He has also done brief reviews of A Goofy Movie, The Brave Little Toaster, and The Phantom Menace as part of his annual Disneycember feature; however, he conducts these reviews as himself and not as the Critic.
7 "The Top 11 Favorite Jokes" 35:46 October 23, 2012 (2012-10-23)

Doug lists his top 11 favorite jokes/moments of the Nostalgia Critic series.

11. Lola Bunny's figure ("Bunny Boobies") (from the Space Jam (1996) review)
10. Tie between the Mindfuck sequence and the Hamlet quote (from The Tom & Jerry Movie (1992) review)
9. The Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come (from the Babes in Toyland (1986) review)
8. The "Bat Credit Card" gag (from the Batman and Robin (1997) review)
7. "Fucking bubbles!" from the Bubble Thing advertisement (in the second commercials retrospective)
6. The Aliens (from the Signs (2002) review)
5. Lucas (from The Wizard (1989) review)
4. Reading 50 Shades of Grey with brentalfloss, Uncle Yo and Team Four Star (from the Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) review)
3. Chasing Casper (from the Casper (1995) review)
2. Bhargav's sexual rambling ("Dirty little kitty") (from the Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) review)

1. Mara Wilson's cameo (from the A Simple Wish (1997) review)
8 "The Top 11 Best Nostalgia Critic Episodes" 31:21 December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)

Doug goes through his personal favorite episodes of the Nostalgia Critic.

11. Patch Adams (1998)
10. The Animaniacs Tribute
9. The Haunting (1999)
8. North (1994)
7. The NeverEnding Story III (1994)
6. The Legend of the Titanic (1999)
5. The Commercial Specials Trilogy
4. A Simple Wish (1997)
3. Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)
2. Casper (1995)
1. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Note: Runners up include Thomas and the Magic Railroad, You're a Dirty Rotten Bastard, The Grinch, It, Scooby-Doo, The Wizard, The Room and Batman & Robin.
9 "The WORST Movies Nostalgia Critic's Reviewed" 52:13 December 26, 2012 (2012-12-26)

Doug lists the movies that he hated to watch for the Nostalgia Critic. In other words, movies he honestly hates.

11. Patch Adams (1998)
10. The Haunting (1999)
9. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
8. The Cell (2000)
7. Baby Geniuses (1999)
6. Inspector Gadget (1999)
5. Bio-Dome (1996)
4. Felix the Cat: The Movie (1988)
3. Little Monsters (1989)
2. Drop Dead Fred (1991)
1. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

Note: The number one choice is the one Doug explains the most about why he hates it; He claims it to be horribly written, horribly directed, and horribly acted. He also claims the movie is far too dark for a children's film, that the Garbage Pail Kids are completely unlikable characters, that the film's message is hugely hypocritical, and that the bullies are completely without motivation. He strongly hates the idea of a "state home for the ugly", finding it flat-out insulting to the audience. He says he cannot remember a single charming or positive moment throughout the entire film and that every second was horrible. He ends by stating he has not found a single person who legitimately liked the film, and would be interested in hearing from someone who did, just to hear how something positive can actually be found in it somewhere. His hatred for the movie is also shown more in his review of it than of any other movie he has ever reviewed, as he ends it with the film actually being so bad that it "killed" him. He also mentions that when he was a child, he was a big fan of the Garbage Pail Kids cards and that when he first heard about the film, he begged his mother to let him see it, but she never allowed him, which he now greatly thanks her for.
10 "Doug's Top 10 Hottest Women" 41:54 June 24, 2014 (2014-06-24)

Doug lists his top 10 hottest female characters in television shows and movies. He also states the reason why there is no editorial is because the Critic is on vacation.

10. Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark
9. Kirsten Dunst as Mary Svevo in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
8. Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon in Frasier
7. Sarah Silverman as herself in The Sarah Silverman Program
6. Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills in Sleepy Hollow
5. Milla Jovovich as Leeloo in The Fifth Element
4. Natalie Wood as Maggie DuBois in The Great Race
3. Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns
2. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones

1. Catherine Zeta-Jones as Elena Montero in The Mask of Zorro
11 "Doug's Top 10 Disney Films" 1:06:48 July 14, 2015 (2015-07-14)

Due to being in Finland, Doug lists his top 10 favorite Disney films (for a description of his reasons, see Disneycember).

10. Flight of the Navigator
9. Lilo and Stich
8. Alice In Wonderland (1951 version)
7. A tie between Up and The Hunchback of Notre Dame
6. Frozen
5. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
4. Beauty and the Beast
3. Inside Out
2. Mary Poppins

1. Fantasia
12 "Doug's Top 10 Favorite Movie Moments" 48:15 August 11, 2015 (2015-08-11)

Doug Walker, due to a busy schedule, skips an editorial and instead lists his top 10 favorite scenes in film.

10. The Battle of Gondor from Return of the King
9. The ending of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
8. Tie between the "I love it." speech from Patton and the "May my thoughts be bloody." soliloquy from Hamlet
7. The train scene from Spirited Away (in which he again incorrectly refers Chihiro/Sen as 'Zen')
6. The ending of A Christmas Carol
5. The scene at Eddie Valiant's desk from Who Framed Roger Rabbit
4. The ending of Fearless
3. The meeting of Jean Louise "Scout" Finch and Arthur "Boo" Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird
2. The drive to the Batcave from Batman

1. Mr. Banks' fateful walk to work from Mary Poppins
13 "Doug's Favorite Anime Movies" 42:10 July 12, 2016 (2016-07-12) (premium)
July 19, 2016 (2016-07-19)

Doug Walker, due to being on vacation, skips an editorial and instead lists his top 7 favorite anime films.

7. Millennium Actress
6. The Wind Rises
5. Grave of the Fireflies
4. Wolf Children
3. Akira
2. Kiki's Delivery Service

1. Spirited Away

Cancelled or postponed episodes[edit]

  • The "Nickelodeon Month" in January 2009 was supposed to end with an episode on Nickelodeon game shows, but as the Critic states on the SNICK episode, he could not find quality footage from programs other than the already reviewed Double Dare. The episode was replaced by Good Burger.
  • The Critic originally meant to end January 2010's "Schwarzenegger Month" with a review of The 6th Day. However, for reasons unknown, he changed it to End of Days. He would eventually review The 6th Day with That Sci-Fi Guy on his show.
  • A review of Newsies was replaced with Rocky IV since the Nostalgia Chick expressed interest in reviewing it.[9] However, Doug later reviewed it (as himself) on January 23, 2014 by popular demand, along with Old Yeller and High School Musical 3: Senior Year, since he did not review it or the latter two during Disneycember.[10]
  • An Old vs. New of The Prince of Egypt vs. The Ten Commandments was planned, but postponed and replaced with The Top 11 Scariest Performances, since Doug decided to spend the entire month of October reviewing horror movies. The Old vs. New aired the following month on November 16.[9]
  • An Old vs. New of War of the Worlds was planned,[11] but as the Critic explains in "Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-ups", he found both the 1953 film and the 2005 film underwhelming while re-watching them, and pulled the plug on the episode.
  • A review of Drop Zone was replaced by Ernest Scared Stupid because the Critic decided to spend the whole month of October 2010 reviewing horror films.
  • Doug has stated in his "Top 10 Movies That I Hate But Everybody Else Loves" that he intended to do a review of Matilda (1996), but had cancelled it due to angered feedback from audiences. He did, however, express his criticism in this video. It is unknown if he ever actually made the episode. In October 2012, the Nostalgia Chick (Lindsay Ellis) would do her own review of Matilda with Mara Wilson herself (and the Critic making a brief cameo).
  • Doug was originally going to review Small Soldiers (1998) for his final regular Nostalgia Critic review on August 14, 2012. While he thought it was bad, he did not feel that the film gave him enough material for a review, and switched it to Scooby-Doo (2002) instead.[12] However, on August 12, 2014, he eventually followed through with his review of the film.
  • The Critic intended to review Armageddon but did not due to the Nostalgia Chick having already reviewed it.
  • The Critic postponed the first review of The Matrix month by one week due to illness.
  • The Critic missed an editorial in July because he was in Finland at the time.
  • The Critic also missed an editorial in August due to a busy schedule.
  • The "By Popular Demand" videos of his 2015 "Disneycember" reviews, which are usually posted in January of the following year, were postponed until February due to problems with YouTube's Fair Use policy.

Disneycember[edit]

Throughout the month of December, Walker reviews Disney movies as himself. Throughout December 2011, he reviewed the hand drawn animated films, along with Tangled for technicality and Enchanted for satire, and also reviewed Dinosaur, A Goofy Movie and Who Framed Roger Rabbit by popular demand. Doug Walker sometimes reviews Disney movies chosen from the public. In December 2012, Walker reviewed 3D animated Disney movies, starting with Pixar and then the other CGI Disney films, with the exception of Wreck-It Ralph (due to its then-recent release in cinemas and his having already reviewed it). In December 2013, he reviewed the live-action films and in December 2014 Walker reviewed the Ghibli films as well as some live-action and animated films like Big Hero 6 he missed out on doing as the Ghibli list wasn't enough to cover the month. In December 2015, Walker reviews the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars as well as some overlooked films and new releases like The Good Dinosaur and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which he does Sibling Rivalry reviews of with his brother Rob.

2011: The Classics[edit]

Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs He praises the artistry and individual personalities of the dwarves, but pans the uninteresting characters of the heroine, villain, and prince, and some plot holes. He says that the film's strong emotional feel is why it ultimately works and holds up to this day.
1940 Pinocchio He praises the main character's portrayal, the bizarre and often scary content, and again, the strong emotional content and message, but pans the character of Jiminy Cricket and some plot holes.
Fantasia He declares it his favorite Disney film, as well as one of his favorite films in general, heavily praising the animation, use of classic music, more adult and emotional feel, and overall delivery.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 1 on his list of favorite Disney films.
  • He also previously placed it at Number 16 on his list of favorite movies.
1941 Dumbo He praises the animation, focus on the circus instead of the main character, bizarre tone, and some highly memorable moments. However he does believe the film has a modest feel, not really breaking any new ground like their previous films did.
1942 Bambi He praises the artistry, focus on emotion more than character, and strong thematic undertones, feeling that watching a character growing up is more interesting than the usual Hollywood clichés. However, he admits that the cute moments drag on a little and feels that the second half, after Bambi has grown up, is better than the first.
Saludos Amigos He admits to not being impressed, feeling it's too short, has a strange premise and isn't very interesting. He does note that its interesting to see some culture shown, and some of the animation is nice, but otherwise it can be skipped.
1944 The Three Caballeros He says it's better than Saludos Amigos, praising the impressive and fast paced animation and better shorts, but feels that the wild energy becomes exhausting (comparing the film to being at a party) and that the segments are better off individually.
1946 Make Mine Music He feels that, though it isn't as good as Fantasia, it still has plenty of great segments, his favorite one being The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.
1947 Fun and Fancy Free He again feels that the shorts are better off separate, as there's a lack of connection between the two and neither of them feel very cinematic. He also feels that the live-action transitional sequences into them are weird and don't fit with the two shorts at all.
1948 Melody Time He feels it should have been called Make Mine Music 2 due to its numerous similarities to the film and wishes that the film ended on Johnny Appleseed, but still enjoys it overall.
1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad He feels that it was what Fun and Fancy Free should have been, with two very cinematic and memorable stories that work well together and are loyal to the source material, and is impressed that Disney secretly made the main character (Ichabod) selfish and made the antagonist (Brom Bones) more like a likeable character.
1950 Cinderella He praises the animation, scope, main character, villain, and songs, but feels that the prince is boring and there's too much filler, as well as some very notable plot holes.
1951 Alice in Wonderland He praises Katherine Beaumont's performance, as well as the other characters, especially the Queen of Hearts, and overall delivery of the world and the zaniness, but wishes more of the book was used, or at the very least a sequel to it. He says that one of the main reasons it's so good is because the main character is just so likable.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 8 on his list of favorite Disney films.
1953 Peter Pan He praises the romance, characters, comedy between Captain Hook and the crocodile, and the fact that the film has something for everybody. However, he does feel that the main character (Peter Pan) is clearly a product of the 1950s.
1955 Lady and the Tramp He praises the point of view the film takes (that of a dog), the well paced romance, and avoidance of usual cliches, but admits that nothing is either particularly bad or particularly memorable.
1959 Sleeping Beauty He heavily praises the artistry, music, climax, side characters, and villain, but heavily pans the main characters, calling them boring and generic and notes that there is a lot of filler. He concludes by calling it a very unbalanced film.
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians He admits that the film's really only for dog lovers, feeling that nothing stands out except the villain, character of Sergeant Tibbs, and climax.
1963 The Sword in the Stone He praises the characters, animation, and the wizards duel, but feels that it's somewhat dull and feels like being in school.
1967 The Jungle Book He praises the villains Shere Khan and Kaa and the song "My Own Home", but feels everything else is OK. He also wished it followed the original book better.
1970 The Aristocats While not saying it is horrible, he admits that nothing is memorable or stands out in any way, with the possible exception of the characters of Napoleon and Lafayette and the pretty entertaining chase scene involving them.
1973 Robin Hood He enjoys the loyalty to the story, characters, romance, humor, climax, and action scenes, but wishes that the character of Maid Marian has more screentime.
1977 The Rescuers He gives some praise to some of the characters and the questionable, yet creative story, but pans the character of Penny and the overuse of shallow cute moments and filler. He also addresses the film's infamous frame that shows a topless woman.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh He heavily praises the main character, supporting cast, positive atmosphere, fourth wall jokes, ending, and overall feel of reliving one's childhood. He also says that it's one of the few films that he enjoys more as an adult than he did as a child.
1981 The Fox and the Hound He praises the set up, friendship, climax, and overall delivery of the premise, but feels that the film would have worked better if it was more mature and less child-friendly, particularly if the character of Chief had died instead of being injured. However, like Bambi, he feels that the cute moments are well handled and worth sitting through to get to the harder moments.
1985 The Black Cauldron He criticizes the characters of Taran and Gurgi for being annoying, Eilonwy being a bad excuse for a princess, and the Elmer Bernstein score for sounding too much like his work in Ghostbusters, but admits that it's not terrible, praising the creative animation and noting that the film has no bad morals.
1986 The Great Mouse Detective He highly praises the animation, point of view, characters, relationship between the hero and villain, and climax.
1988 Oliver and Company He praises the song "Why Should I Worry?", the animation of the city, Cheech Marin's performance as Tito, and the villain's death, but feels that nothing else stood out, and thinks that The Land Before Time, which came out the same time, feels like more of a Disney film than this movie does. He's especially critical of the fact that the film makes the main cast of an Oliver Twist adaptation animals.
1989 The Little Mermaid He admits the flaws in the character of Ariel after seeing the Nostalgia Chick's review of the film, but likes her passion, the personality she displays when her voice is gone, and her romance with Eric; and feels that the supporting cast, storytelling on its own merits despite the changes from the fairy tale it was based on, animation, and songs more than hold up even today.
1990 The Rescuers Down Under He feels that it's a huge improvement over the first, praising the intensity, and better characters, action scenes, animation, and villain. He finds it ironic that this action-packed film is constantly overlooked while everyone seems to remember the mundane first film, which also showed in their Rotten Tomatoes scores.
1991 Beauty and the Beast He feels that it's Disney's most perfect telling of a fairy tale, praising the animation, romance, characters, and songs, but has a minor complaint for the look of the Beast after he turns into his human form and the fact that his real name is never mentioned, though these are minor nitpicks. He cites that this as his favorite animated Disney film outside of Fantasia.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 4 on his list of favorite Disney films.
1992 Aladdin This was his favorite Disney film as a child, but he began leaning a little bit more towards Beauty and the Beast & Fantasia as he got older. He still praises the style of the setting, animation, characters (especially the Genie and Jafar), romance, action scenes, and songs, but feels that some of the humor doesn't hold up and also takes note on the semi-modernization that was to be expected from a satire of the 1001 Arabian Nights
1994 The Lion King He feels it's good, but a little bit overrated. He criticizes the delivery of the message (despite liking the message itself), Matthew Broderick's and Jonathan Taylor Thomas's performances (though he commends the latter for handling the emotional moments well), and the songs, except for "Be Prepared" and "Circle of Life," but gives praise to the characters and huge praise to the animation and scope. He also notes that the villain, Scar, while an enjoyable villain, becomes too simplistic after getting his power, which he commented before as the Nostalgia Critic on the Top 11 Disney Villains.
1995 Pocahontas He wishes that the film tried something new with its more standard story, and feels that the main characters and overall presentation are boring, though he admits that the animation is nice (despite finding the more realistic look of the humans a bit uncomfortable, especially compared to the stylized designs of something like Aladdin) and thinks the songs "Colors of the Wind" and "Savages" are both enjoyable(despite the former being preachy). He's especially critical by the fact that the animal characters (Percy, Meeko and Flit) don't talk, stating that out of all the Disney films, having things in nature talk would actually make sense here, especially since there's a talking tree (Grandmother Willow).
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame He praises the loyalty to the book, characters, villain, animation, songs, effort, and scope, but feels that the plot is somewhat forced at times like the romance between Phoebus and Esméralda wasn't interesting and the gypsies portrayal is confusing, and largely pans the characters of the gargoyles (though he would give them more praise if they were imaginary). Despite these flaws he still singles out the film as one of his personal favorites from Disney, largely for taking risks and trying its absolute best to adapt a form of source material that was difficult to pull off.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 7 (tied with Up) on his list of favorite Disney films.
1997 Hercules He declares it one of the weaker films, considering it to contribute heavily to the decline of the Disney Renaissance after Pocahontas, he also feels that it was responsible for ending popular interest in the newer Disney movies and traditional animated films altogether, panning the style, story choices, similarities to Aladdin, Superman, and Rocky, and rehashed characterization. While he praises James Woods as Hades, he says he is still not enough to save the film.
1998 Mulan He praises the characters within the army, the comedic expressions, and attempts at culture, but feels that nothing else really works well, as much of it has already been done before. He also pans the villain, calling him the most forgettable villain in any Disney film.
1999 Tarzan He feels that the main characters, animation, and several story ideas are great, but pans the songs by Phil Collins as well as Rosie O'Donnell's performance in general, the fact that the film introduces a villain (Sabor) which should have been the main, then replaces it with another (Clayton), and the fact that Clayton is a cliched villain with no real depth.
Fantasia 2000 He criticizes it for its celebrity appearances (in particular, Steve Martin) and the fact that some shorts are less impressive than others, but still considers it a good sequel to the original.
2000 The Emperor's New Groove At first assuming it wouldn't be good by the casting of David Spade (who he is not a fan of) as Kuzco, he admits that it's better than expected, but still found it overall just okay and saw it primarily because of its positive reception, praising the villains, the animation and some of the humor, but finding the overall premise and the idea of Disney doing a buddy road trip movie too routine for his tastes.
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire He likes it better than most, praising the animation, characters, and various story elements, but feeling that the villains' plot (as well as the fact their primary motivation is simply to get rich) gets in the way and fails to deliver the adult content it promised to its audience, primarily due to Disney's signature style and a few silly moments.
2002 Lilo & Stitch He admits that whilst it is a good movie with great animation, a unique setting, some funny moments, and relatively likeable characters, the character of Lilo and the story involving her and Nani's relationship are done so well that the rest of the film, while good, doesn't hold up to it. He admits he would've preferred if the film was solely about Lilo's story.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 9 on his list of favorite Disney films.
Treasure Planet He admits that the adaptation of the classic story has merit and the animation and designs are creative, with solid characters for good measure, but he believes that the film's mixing of futuristic technology and turn-of-the-century aesthetic feels cluttered and distracting noting that he'd have rather Disney had gone either for a classic retelling Treasure Island or gone all out for a full futuristic setting over the weird hybrid the film goes for. He also believes the film to be somewhat manipulative and trying to get kids to buy the merchandise.
2003 Brother Bear He feels that the film starts out and ends very strong but seriously falters once Kenai has turned into a bear, at which point the story becomes predictable and boring. Other points of criticism include the use of modern speak by the animals and the character of Koda whom Doug finds annoying. He also comments that the soundtrack by Phil Collins also starts out well but gets much worse as the movie goes on (blasting a particular scene when Kenai tells Koda what happened to his mother which goes unheard and is replaced by Collins singing). In the end, Doug declares the film to be "so close, and yet so far" in that what is does well it does very well but is badly let down in other areas.
2004 Home on the Range He feels that the film fails completely, and ranks up there with Disney's absolute worst, ridiculing the pitifully standard plot, forgettable songs and extremely childish approach with the humor, writing, animation style, & characters, commenting that Home on the Range, unlike Disney's other efforts, appears to be aimed specifically at young children and noting that Disney should never have been behind such a terrible offering. Although he admits that Jennifer Tilly's performance as Grace can be funny, otherwise this film can be skipped.
2007 Enchanted He reviews Enchanted as it's a satire of Disney animated classics, both praising and panning its concept, feeling that it doesn't need to both parody and fall victim to the usual fairy tale cliches.
2009 The Princess and the Frog He has mixed feelings about the songs (except for "Almost There" and "Friends on the Other Side"), especially from Randy Newman in general, and finds the plot too complicated for his tastes, but praises everything else.
2010 Tangled He reviews Tangled for technically being a 2D animated film in terms of the core concept, heavily praising the story, character of the horse, and the animation on the King and Queen, but feeling that everything else is good, yet generic. He also takes issue with a common roadblock in voice acting where even great celebrities can still be recognizable in the role, and the songs for being poorly placed and too modern for the setting, and ponders why this film was such a success compared to its immediate predecessor.
2011 Winnie the Pooh He feels that it holds up as a sequel, praising it for having all the things that made the original so great, but wishing that it was longer and had more stories like the original.
By Popular Demand[edit]
Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit He feels that while everything in the film works, what really makes it memorable is the fact that it was the film every child always wanted to see, with all the animated characters together, which gives anyone who watches it the feeling of being a child again.
1995 A Goofy Movie He admits that, while not among the best, it is still good for what it could have been, praising the artistry, relationship between Goofy and Max, romance, mature moments, use of modern technology, and the songs "After Today" and "Eye to Eye," though he is disappointed by the absence of Pete's family from the show, and makes note of some corny moments.
2000 Dinosaur He praises the animation and live action mixing, but feels that the rest of the film is generic and cliched.

2012: The CGI and Pixar films[edit]

Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
1995 Toy Story He praises the film for having a well written story, great characters and some funny moments. The only nitpick he has is how the physicality of the humans aren't perfect, but excuses it for being the first fully CGI animated film, and calls it a classic.
1998 A Bug's Life Although he finds the film to be generic and cliched with boring main characters, and use of the "liar revealed" cliche which he listed as #2 in his Top 10 Worst Clichés list, he finds the characters of the circus bugs to be enjoyable and the animation to be good. He also admits that he doesn't completely dislike the film, he just doesn't believe it holds up as a follow-up to Toy Story, nor does it on its own. He also confesses to finding its competitor, Antz, more creative with a similar premise.
1999 Toy Story 2 He applauds it for taking what made the original work and bringing it to a whole new level, with various themes on facing the inevitable and what choices to make, improved CGI animation, and emotional back stories. Although he's not a fan of Randy Newman, he praises the song, "When She Loved Me." He also praises the fact the film continues the story from the original instead of simply re-hashing it. In the end, he considers it one of the few sequels that is even better than its predecessor.
2001 Monsters, Inc. Despite believing that the film being based on an idea that had been done before, he praises the setups, the climax of the film, the relationship between Sulley and Boo, and story (despite finding it complicated), but admits that he could not get into the humor or the character development (especially with Billy Crystal and the villains) that the film had to offer.
2003 Finding Nemo He praises the characters, atmosphere, the moral being directed more to adults than children and having more drama in a family-orientated film than comedy, and praises the friendship of Marlin and Dory.
2004 The Incredibles Despite finding certain story elements all over the place and wishing for a more balanced focus on Mr. Incredible and his family instead of the former getting the most screen time, he still praises the realistic depiction of families, characters, themes, and action scenes. He also wishes that this movie would get a sequel instead of Cars.
2005 Chicken Little Despite acknowledging its good intentions, some of its effort, and praising the creative design of the aliens, he criticizes the main characters for being stock and cliché, the unlikable and unsympathetic nature of the supporting characters (particularly Chicken Little's father Buck Cluck), the bizarre story, and the confusing half-baked jokes.
2006 The Wild Despite taking note of the standard premise, annoying aspects, and obscurity, he praises the creativity of the characters, the villain's backstory, and the jokes (hit-and-miss as they were).
Cars He considers the film the biggest letdown from an animation studio that was doing so well, since the last film, The Incredibles, presented a full cast of cartoonesque human characters as opposed to inanimate objects. He especially hates its characters and the concept. He feels the story has already been used in many other films. He does, however, find the ending heart-warming and says that the film does not really have anything bad for kids in it.
2007 Meet the Robinsons He feels that it suffers from the same problems as Chicken Little, and criticizes the strange premise, bizarre designs, uncomfortable relationship between Wilbur and his family, and the terrible pacing due to the film never slowing down or taking a break. However, he gives some praise to some of the characters and humor, as well as the twists (though somewhat predictable) and heavily praises the moral, which he feels redeems the film.
Ratatouille Although he has similar criticisms as The Incredibles for the relationships between the characters, cluttered plot points, the character of Linguini, and lack of insight into supporting characters, he praises the character designs, voice acting, and most of all the atmosphere, which he considers the film's greatest strength. Special praise goes to the ending, which he considers one of the most perfect in cinema history.
2008 WALL-E He considers this to be Pixar's equivalent to Lilo & Stitch, in which he finds the first half involving WALL-E and EVE on Earth so powerful that it overshadows the basic spaceship utopia subplot taking up the second half, but he still enjoys it overall for the atmosphere, the two main leads, and moral about saving Earth.
Bolt He praises the story, voice acting, characters, and cuteness but wants it to be funnier with more jokes. He says overall it's a decent film.
2009 Up He declares that this is his favorite animated Pixar film (despite his praise for the Toy Story films) and one of the best animated movies ever made, though Inside Out seems to have since taken its place. He praises the story for its mix of comedy and drama, the first ten minutes, the characters, its ability to make silly ideas like dogs that talk and fly seem credible, and its overall excitement. The only criticism he has is the age of the protagonist and antagonist at old age seen too close since they were years apart when they were younger.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 7 (tied with The Hunchback of Notre Dame) on his list of favorite Disney films.
2010 Toy Story 3 He praises the direction the film takes, having expected it after the second film, as well as the well developed villain, great suspense, great drama, plenty of intense scenes, and plenty of funny scenes, but admits to a few nitpicks he had about the barely looked over omission of Bo Peep, the scenes in the Day Care for being a little bit too dark and miserable and the film not having the right balance between humor and intensity (by a small margin). He also criticizes the ending as very corny to see Andy giving away his toys individually, as it doesn't seem realistic. In the end, he still considers it a great conclusion to a great trilogy, and a great nostalgic film for everyone, but he just personally enjoyed the first two a little bit more.
2011 Cars 2 He considers it a poor sequel to what he considered a mediocre and overrated movie, heavily criticizing its premise, the confusing and complicated nature of the story, the unsubtle environmental message, the excessive amount of focus on Mater, the lack of screen time for other established characters, and the completely predictable and forgettable plot twist. He is especially outraged by the fact that Cars got a sequel, while better films, especially The Incredibles, were passed over. Despite the film's problems, he did find the Japanese toilet scene in the film amusing. He also didn't find anything that would be considered upsetting, just seeing it as something to keep the kids entertained for a while, which he feels that people don't expect from a Pixar movie.
2012 Brave Similar to Dinosaur, he praises the look and mystique of the trailer but finds the movie to be clichéd and rushed. He also criticizes it for using every other formula that Disney had done in the past, when the trailer had made it appear that something original would have been brought to the table. However he admits he likes the mother-daughter relationship (something rarely touched upon in Disney), Mérida's design, some of the characters, humor, animation and the third act.
By Popular Demand[edit]
Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
2009 A Christmas Carol He has mixed feelings about this adaptation on the classic Christmas story (which already has many adaptations), praising the dark and suspenseful moments, some of the voice acting, Jim Carrey's "okay" performances for at least trying despite being easily recognizable and some of the 3D effects (which he claims are good on TV as well), but pans the overuse of dark elements, annoying overuse of certain voices and how the Ghosts are portrayed (save for Christmas Yet-to-Come).

2013: The Live-Action Films[edit]

Year of
release
Film Review
1946 Song of the South He acknowledges why the film is so controversial that it's never received a home video release in the United States, though he does not find it extremely offensive, with the exception of the phrase "tar baby". He criticizes the uninteresting white characters, lack of emotional depth, and weak climax, but heavily praises James Baskett as Uncle Remus, the song "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", the animation, and live action and animation mixing that is along the lines of that in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and overall states that these virtues are what make the film worth seeing.
1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea He finds himself surprised at how adult the film is, particularly for a G-rated Disney film, praising the loyalty to the book, acting, character development, themes, effective mix of mature and child-friendly elements, and visual effects, though he acknowledges that the film is probably not one that everyone will be able to get into.
1955 Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier He considers it an entertaining condensing of the T.V. show's episodes, praising Fess Parker's performance, the likable supporting cast and the fact that it does not shy away from the harsher subjects, but acknowledges that it is a very romanticized telling of an actual person that clearly focuses more on the legends told about him than the truth, though he insists that this is part of the fun.
1956 Davy Crockett and the River Pirates He calls it an unnecessary and almost completely fictional sequel that focuses solely on the legend and calls the plots of the two stories lackluster, but feels that the film is well redeemed by Jeff York's fantastic performance as pirate Mike Fink, as well as continuing to praise Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen; he also points out some very funny moments and the enjoyable climax.
1959 Darby O'Gill and the Little People He praises the film for its story, characters, and groundbreaking visual effects, (with the exception of an effect showing Darby O'Gill falling down a well and the hit and miss effect of the Banshee). He also acknowledges that the film isn't an accurate depiction of Irish culture, and criticizes the poor dubbing of the singing voices of Sean Connery and Janet Munro. He also states that the Banshee, which he had previously listed as number one on his Nostalgia Critic list, "The Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments", is still very scary to him.
1961 The Parent Trap He considers the film OK, praising Hayley Mills' dual performances as the main characters, the likable parents and the impressive, if dated, split-screen effects, but feels that the first half is better than the second, feeling that the villain is unnecessary and dull. In the end, he calls the film harmless and worth at least one viewing.
1998 The Parent Trap Remake He has the same thoughts about the remake as he does with the original, praising the dual performances of Lindsay Lohan, the parents, and the improved effects, but is disappointed to find that little has been changed from the original, including keeping the villain.
1961 Babes in Toyland He feels the film doesn't hold up well, criticizing the odd, unfocused and dull story and uninteresting main characters, but praising the supporting cast, especially the villains, impressive production values, songs (especially the March of the Toy Soldiers) and climax.
1964 Mary Poppins He states that it's one of his most viewed Disney films due to it being one of the only English films in his family's possession while staying in Italy as a child, and heavily praises the story, acting (particularly Julie Andrews), characters, simple but strong themes, spectacular song and dance numbers (especially "Feed the Birds" and "Step in Time"), incredible production values, and plethora of memorable scenes, particularly the end scene of the father going to work, which he considers one of the best scenes in cinema history. However, he acknowledges Dick Van Dyke's obvious fake accent (though he insists that it's still a good performance) and feels that some scenes go on slightly too long.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 2 on his list of favorite Disney films.
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks He considers it both a great companion piece to Mary Poppins (in that it has much of the same crew) and a great film on its own merits, heavily praising the story, characters, performances from Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson, set pieces, songs, comedy, visual effects, and climax (though he does note the questionable use of Nazis that might offend some people). However, he criticizes the child actors (especially Roy Snart but finds Cindy O'Callaghan tolerable) and the clichéd scene where Tomlinson leaves the others after a misunderstanding. He also advises viewers to watch the film's theatrical cut instead of the extended cut, due to the extended cut having some scenes go on unbearably long, particularly the Portobello Road sequence.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 5 on his list of favorite Disney films.
1968 The Love Bug He feels that it is an entertaining movie, especially considering the ridiculous premise and how seriously the film takes itself, praising the performances (particularly David Tomlinson as the villain), defined personality of the car, comedy, and driving scenes. However, he criticizes the length of the film and the fact that it becomes repetitive. In the end, he feels that while it is technically a bad film, it is worth watching if one can find even the slightest interest in seeing it.
1974, 1977, 1980, 1997, 2005 Herbie Sequels He reviews all the sequels and the two remakes together as he feels that all of them are essentially the same, and that none are terrible but none have anything that memorable in them, with the exception of a strange dream scene in Herbie Goes Bananas and the fact that the first remake stars Bruce Campbell. He also criticizes the fact that Herbie Fully Loaded gives the car facial expressions, which he deems unnecessary as the rest gave him personality without needing to do this.
1976 Freaky Friday He considers the film OK, praising the performances of Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris and the comedy, but feeling that the film is somewhat dated and doesn't add anything not seen before or since to this type of story.
2003 Freaky Friday Remake He considers it superior to the original, praising the performances of Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis and feeling that the film tries more new things with the material, such as having the daughter in the adult's body try working and having the adult in the daughter's body try being in a band, as well as avoiding most of the usual clichés, except the ones needed to make the story work.
1977 Pete's Dragon He praises the performances of Helen Reddy as Pete's foster mother and Jim Dale as the villain, the animation on the dragon, the effects for when he is invisible, and the entertaining, if unfocused, songs, but criticizes the story for being all over the place and the dull main character, and feels that the film is too overblown and over the top for his taste.
1980 Popeye He considers it pointless and corny but underrated and good for what it could have been, praising the performances, laid-back tone, leisurely pace, atmosphere and songs, but criticizing the plot for being all over the place and at times ridiculous and feeling that the slapstick, while good, doesn't measure up to the cartoon, though he admits that it probably couldn't, considering when the film was released.
1982 Tron He admits that it can be cheesy and awkward and finds the plot unbelievably confusing unless one knows about computers, but heavily praises the themes and ideas, particularly the religious aspects, and the unique, if dated, effects and designs, especially the transitions between the cyber world and real world.
2010 Tron: Legacy He states that the plot is still complicated and confusing, but feels that it isn't smart enough to follow through with the ideas and themes presented like the original. Despite this, he still praises the effects, original designs, and action scenes, eventually labeling the film okay.
1985 Return to Oz He admits that the film can be creepy, particularly the Wheelers, but feels that it never goes too far. He also praises the cast of characters, effects and set designs, feeling that it has its own unique charm to it.
1986 Flight of the Navigator He praises it mainly for the massive buildup of the first half, especially the scene where the kid is hooked up to the computer (which he parodied in To Boldly Flee), but still likes the second half, as well as Paul Reubens as the computer. However, he feels that the main character does not act his age, believing that the role may have been originally written for a younger actor.
  • Doug later put it at Number 10 on his list of favorite Disney films.
1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids He feels that the film can be intense for kids, but is nowhere near as bad as critics thought. He mostly praises it for the sets and effects, saying that, while the kids are passable, the only memorable characters are Rick Moranis and Matt Frewer, also saying that the entertainment value generally comes from the effects.
1992 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid He feels that the title might mislead people into thinking it's about something a little unexpected. Beyond that, he praises Rick Moranis's performance as with the first film, the effects and some of the jokes, but feels that it is too tame compared to the original and doesn't have much to it except the premise and visuals.
1991 The Rocketeer He praises the cast of then relatively unknown actors, likable characters, impressive effects (despite an overuse of green screen), exceptional balance between comedy and action, and accurate depiction of the 1940s, though he admits to being disappointed that the only actor that didn't have a career after this film is Billy Campbell, the main star, believing Campbell to be a good actor.
1992 The Mighty Ducks He admits that the film doesn't have anything terrible in it and praises the performances as well as some funny and atmospheric scenes, but feels that the story was tired and clichéd even when the film was released and that it also doesn't have anything particularly memorable in it. He also refuses to review the sequels due to them all being basically the same exact story.
1993 Cool Runnings He calls it an unbelievably corny and clearly inaccurate telling of a real life event, finding the villains and the side stories especially silly. However, he heavily praises John Candy and the likable main characters, and finds the film enjoyable for the corny moments as well as some inspirational moments.
1993 Hocus Pocus He finds the film's depiction of virginity offensive, so much so that he advises against showing it to kids. He also finds the story, humor and characters generic and boring, though he does praise the performances of Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as the villains and some of the visuals. Doug would later review this again as the Nostalgia Critic; in that review, he says that the virginity depiction is not as offensive as it was upon second viewing, and ultimately declares the movie to be the #1 Halloween Guilty Pleasure, though he still doesn't like it. He would re-review it with this new mindset in December 2015 as part of that year's Disneycember.
1993 The Three Musketeers He is surprised that the film isn't well remembered considering all the recognizable actors in it, though he notes that it's nothing that hasn't been seen before. He points out the plethora of cheesy 90s clichés, and finds the large number of side characters hard to keep track of, but praises Tim Curry, the attention given to all the characters, the action, and the comedy.
1994 The Santa Clause He gives praise to Tim Allen's performance, the look of the North Pole, and the fact that the elves are played by children, who bring more life to it than if they were played by little people, but finds the film generally unfunny and the plot generic, clichéd, and predictable.
2002, 2006 The Santa Clause Sequels He finds that both have massive flaws, but also have good things about them, though only likes the second. For the second, he criticizes the titular clause for being ridiculous, the unnecessary subplot about the son and the "misunderstanding" cliché, but praises the romance, villain, expansion on the North Pole, and inconsistent but often funny comedy, For the third, he criticizes the multitude of plot elements, the confusing final act that rips off a ton of movies and the film in general for being depressing and lacking in humor, though he does praise some good ideas and likable side characters. In both films, he continues to praise Tim Allen as a unique Santa.
1997 George of the Jungle He is surprised by how good the film is, especially considering how bad films based on cartoons usually are. He praises the performances given by the actors, the film's self-aware nature, in that it constantly acknowledges itself as a children's film and has fun with it, the humor, (although admitting some of it does not work) and the catchy theme song.
2001 The Princess Diaries He finds the film to be literally every cliché in the book with absolutely no originality or creativity at all, making for a dull and predictable film and finds it odd that the film doesn't focus at all on the actual running of a kingdom, but gives praise to the actors for trying their best with what little material they're given.
2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement He considers the film so bad it's good, convinced that despite its rating, it would only appeal to very young children, criticizing the horrible writing, poor acting, absurdly obvious villain, bizarre romance, and once again completely ignoring the politics of the kingdom, finding each element hilariously bad. He also states he is considering reviewing the film on The Nostalgia Critic, which he did on August 26, 2014.
2003 Holes He considers it the surprisingly good film of Disneycember, praising the main story, effective tie ins to the back-stories, characters, acting, natural feeling dialogue, laid back tone, and small feel, though he feels the premise is somewhat strange, the editing can be poor, and the subplot with Henry Winkler is unneeded (though he is happy to find that the Winkler subplot does not play a big part in the film).
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl He does not consider it a masterpiece as many do, but is still very good considering the fact that it is based on a theme park ride. He praises the performances, comedy, music, and epic feel.
2006, 2007, 2011 The Pirate Sequels He considers them all about the same level of quality, in that they all have good action, humor, and adventure, but also have too much padding, are too long, the plots are too complicated and they have many confusing and annoying moments, feeling that the fourth film in particular feels like the movie that moviegoers thought the first film would be like.
2005 Sky High He's disappointed by how few people remember it, comparing it to an episode of The Simpsons and praising the highly original story, the decisions made in where the story goes, the likable characters (especially in how well they are written despite Disney usually writing teenagers poorly), cinematography, and comedy, though he admits that it does fall into some of the usual clichés and finds that the parents are too forgiving of the main character's mistakes.
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe He admits that he was worried when it came out that it wouldn't hold up, but is highly impressed, praising the loyalty to the book, characters, acting, relationship between Lucy and Mr. Tumnus, effects, epic feel, and ability to take such goofy elements (e.g. the beavers) seriously, though he feels that the religious symbolism is too obvious and finds the character and story arc of Peter dull, comparing him to Aragorn from Lord of the Rings.
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian He is surprised that so many people dislike it and thinks that it is as good as the first film, if not better, praising the darker story and tone, better story arc for Peter, discussions of strategy and politics, similar to Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage's performance, themes of faith and temptation, villain, and more intense action scenes. However, he admits that he did not read the book and that he never knew that the first book was part of a series until much later, and understands that supposedly the film does not follow the book well; he also notes the use of a deus ex machina, though the first film had one as well.
2004 National Treasure He admits that he believed the film would be terrible considering how utterly ridiculous the premise is, but finds that it works because it takes itself so seriously, making for a very funny movie. He also praises Nicolas Cage's performance, that it feels more like an action movie than a Disney movie, and the scenes of the characters following clues and solving puzzles, feeling that the weakest part is the actual action.
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets He criticizes that the film is basically a rehash of the first film, with a similar story and similar stakes, and doesn't like that the characters start out at the beginning again with no money and not believing the main character, feeling that this aspect wasn't needed, but still praises the treasure hunting aspect, the kidnapping scene for being well handled, and the performances by Ed Harris and Helen Mirren, believing that the film is still good if one can get past the first 20 minutes.
2013 Saving Mr. Banks He praises the film's originality, its adult-oriented design, the performances from the cast (particularly Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, despite having initial reservations with his casting), and the accuracy of the characters. He notes that Walt Disney is depicted drinking, smoking, and even using profane language (albeit briefly) in the film, something unusual for a Disney film. However, he feels that the flashbacks are too whimsical and do not connect well to the main film, and that the ending is historically inaccurate. Regardless, he finds that the film is a step in a new direction for Disney and says that he really enjoys it.
By Popular Demand[edit]
Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
1957 Old Yeller Having never seen it as a child because everyone spoiled the ending for him, he finds it is just as good as everyone says it is, praising the main actor, the realistic tone and the fact that the film sticks with it. He does however question some of the animal cruelty in the film.
1992 Newsies He admires the effort put into the acting, songs, dances and realistic sets and costumes, but feels that the movie seems more like a film version of a Broadway stage musical, which seems a little over the top for the realistic tone the movie is going for.
2008 High School Musical 3 Having never seen the first two movies, as they weren't theatrically released and this was, he finds it just as clichéd as any other movie with high school teenagers, but oddly enough is entertained by its cheese factor more so than Newsies because the movie is at least aware of how silly it is. He also admires that it tackles the issue of high school seniors making decisions about their futures, as well as the impressive (at least for High School Musical) song and dance numbers.

2014: The Ghibli films & Overlooked Classics[edit]

Because Doug Walker did not have enough movies from Studio Ghibli to fill the entire month of December, he also reviewed other Disney related movies. Also, by popular demand, Doug and Rob also did V-logs of the Disney Channel's Gravity Falls.

Ghibli Films[edit]
Year of
release
Film Review
1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind As Miyazaki's second film, he sees it as one ambitious project as the film perfectly throw everything at the audiences along with the strong characters and their conflicts. He praises Nausicaä's personality and her strategies, the supporting cast, the film's scale, animation, atmosphere, story and the environment and backgrounds. The only criticism is that he wishes to know more about the characters (particularly Uma Thurman and Chris Sarandon) and would like to reduces the travelling scenes with more natural talking and character interactions.
1986 Castle in the Sky He heavily praises the film for all of its aspects, especially the setting and action. He also enjoys the characters of the air pirates, especially Dola. His only criticism (in his words more of a nitpick) was that the casting choice for Pazu in the English dub was a little odd.
1988 Grave of the Fireflies He admits that before he saw the film, he expected it to be a staunch anti-war film, but found he really liked the more ambiguous direction it took instead, himself seeing it as a battle between pride and ultimate survival. He praises the realistic artistic style, the character of Seita, and the relationship between the two siblings, admitting that it's an even more impactful film when the audience grows attached to the characters while still knowing their end fates.
My Neighbor Totoro While initially stating he thinks the film is somewhat over-hyped, he finds it enjoyable, praising its charming atmosphere, characters, creature designs, the voice acting, and its relaxed nature. He states that he can understand why people may not like or understand the film as it lacks story or action, but he himself finds it really works to the film's advantage. He does however find criticism with the film's climax, finding it slightly forced and almost unnecessary. In the end, he states that while it's not one of his favorite Miyazaki films, he sees why Totoro has become so beloved to its following.
1989 Kiki's Delivery Service He finds the film similar to My Neighbor Totoro, in that it doesn't focus so much on story, but admits he connects with this movie on a stronger level, adoring its charm, characters (especially Kiki), and the atmosphere. He praises Kirsten Dunst's performance, and the flying scenes. However, he does criticize the casting of Phil Hartman as ill fitting, and the film, like Totoro, for having a forced climax, feeling it was even more so than the other film. He admits it is probably one of his favorite Ghibli films, finding it 'delightful'.
1992 Porco Rosso While initially stating he doesn't understand why the main character is a pig (which he also criticizes for not being explored well enough), he praises the animation, the characters, humor, Michael Keaton's performance, the laid back nature of the film and the flying scenes.
1995 Whisper of the Heart He praises the film for telling a successful coming of age story and a teen romance that respects the main character. He also admits that while it has many corny moments, even those moments are incredibly likable. His only issue is that he feels the ending is too sporadic, and that it leaves off on an odd note, but he also praises the film for its voice acting, and mellow atmosphere.
1997 Princess Mononoke He enjoys the film for its lack of a definite villain and sophisticated atmosphere, but feels the film is a bit too long and could have had a larger environment to explore. He criticizes the character of Mononoke as too whiny and not very interesting but finds the other characters likable and well developed. He also praises the animation as some of Miyazaki's best.
2001 Spirited Away He declares the film to be one of his all-time favorite films, praising the characters, animation, atmosphere, voice acting, and especially the creativity in the designs and setup, considering how unoriginal a lot of Hollywood movies are today. He does criticize that Yubaba's twin sister doesn't have a very creative design, but admits that is extreme nitpicking. Plot flaw: He mispronounces Sen's name as "Zen" and even forgets to mention that her real name is "Chihiro".
  • Doug previously placed it at Number 13 on his list of favorite films.
2002 The Cat Returns He observes that the film has a similar feeling as The Princess Bride, but is able to have its own sense of charm. He praises Anne Hathaway's performance, as well as the other casting choices (especially Cary Elwes, who appeared in Whisper of the Heart, and Tim Curry), the animation, and the connections to Whisper of the Heart. He does however feel unsettled by the choice of Andy Richter to voice a character that was clearly designed as a female, having watched the Japanese version of the film before the dub.
2004 Howl's Moving Castle In response to his infamous comment at the end of his Ponyo review, he considers it Miyazaki's weakest film, due to a lack of focus and unclear character motivations leading to a confusing plot, but still praises the visuals, characters, and ending, feeling that Miyazaki at his worst is still better than someone like Michael Bay at his best.
2006 Tales from Earthsea He heavily praises the opening, Timothy Dalton's performance, the plot for being much smaller than other fantasy films, even comparing it to Game of Thrones, the villain, the constant feeling of impending doom and the buildup, but finds the final act underwhelming (though he thinks it might just be setting up a sequel) and the ending confusing.
2009 Ponyo Having already reviewed it as the Nostalgia Critic, he sums it up as weird but cute, criticizing the plot as being nonsensical (though he feels that may have been the point) and throwing too much unexpected developments at the audience, and the characters' nonchalant reactions to the events, though he does praise the likable characters and the visuals as well as the film's charm.
2010 The Secret World of Arrietty He praises the characters, conversations, and look and scope of the world, but feels that the ending is rushed, which he feels is in a lot of Japanese films.
2011 From Up on Poppy Hill He feels that it's a film that he should hate, due to its incredibly clichéd story, but admits that the characters, visuals, and especially the spot-on voice acting more than make up for it, and acknowledges that even the story is well handled for what it is.
2013 The Wind Rises He considers it a risky (due to its debatably inappropriate story) but solid final film for Miyazaki (if it's even his final film; he previously said Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away would be his final), praising the main character, animation and romanticized yet effective depiction of true events, comparing it to Tombstone in that respect, though he feels the romance is a little forced, one of his usual nitpicks. He also admits to having been surprised to find that he was so invested in the film that by the time he started to wonder when it would end, it was already almost over.
Overlooked Classics[edit]
Year of
release
Film Review
1979 The Black Hole He praises its atmosphere and the overall mood, as well as the robot (Maximilian) for adding to the film's dark atmosphere. He notes that the effects don't hold up well and that most of the actors (particularly Roddy McDowall and Anthony Perkins) don't give good performances. He also criticizes the plot devices that go nowhere, as well as the obvious similarity to other Sci-Fi films like Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey, and its unclear message at the end. He does give the film credit that it attempted to be more dialogue focused than other Sci-Fi films, but overall concludes that it isn't a good film.
1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes While he praises its dark atmosphere and the performances by Jonathan Pryce and Jason Robards, he considers it a good but not great film, due to its slow story, underplayed creepy imagery, and non-creative use of its atmosphere.
1980 Watcher in the Woods He considers it a genuinely scary film and heavily praises the atmosphere and cinematography, though he finds the acting from the main character subpar.
1990 Dick Tracy He lends high praise to the film's costume design, art direction, cinematography, and Al Pacino's performance, but feels that nothing else about the film is memorable, overall stating that it goes style-over-substance.
1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas Though he admits the film has little in the way of story or character development, he considers that part of its charm and still finds it a great film to watch over the holidays, heavily praising what story it has, the songs, Danny Elfman as Jack Skellington's singing voice, and the stop-motion animation.
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Though he acknowledges that it's basically an overlong episode, he points out that the episodes by contrast were basically short movies, and still finds the movie entertaining, praising the story, characters, loyalty to the show, and animation. However, he finds the character of Dijon less than politically correct.
1996 101 Dalmatians (Live Action) He likes it about the same as the animated version, but admits it does a few things better like not having the animals talk and likes the performances of the main human actors, especially Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil (even comparing her to Tim Curry and Christopher Walken).
2012 Wreck-It Ralph While acknowledging that the film doesn't have as many real video game characters in the whole movie like the advertisements did and that the ending climax is a little run-of-the-mill, he finds these to be small nitpicks, praising the memorable characters, great voice acting, and clever setup and jokes.
2013 Monsters University He considers it the Pixar equivalent of Meet the Robinsons where the message is better than the story. While praising the film's ending and a few character designs, he finds it disappointing that the film went the prequel route instead of the numerous sequel possibilities that Monsters, Incs ending provided, and criticizes its straight use of the clichés of 1980s college films when he instead hoped that the film would satirize them. He actually feels that the Monsters University short film Party Central was better than the movie itself.
2013 The Lone Ranger He feels that, had the film been released before the Pirates of the Caribbean films, it wouldn't have been so hated, and says that he expected it to be a lot worse than it actually was. He gives some praise to the performances of Johnny Depp (though he questions the casting) and Armie Hammer and the creative look of the film, but criticizes the bland villains, over-complicated plot, unnecessarily long running time of 149 minutes and some bizarre scenes (like the villain eating a man's heart and Depp working in a museum as a wax figure for no reason).
2014 Maleficent At first finding it okay, he now considers it to be terrible, panning the butchering of the original's story and characters (particularly the three good fairies), performance of Sharlto Copley, and unoriginal story that was already done to much better effect in Wicked, Once Upon a Time, and Frozen, though he does praise the design of the title character and some of the effects, admits that Angelina Jolie is decent, and feels that most of the cast do the best with what they are given.
2013 Frozen Despite feeling that the film has been over-exposed since its release, he still declares it to be one of his favorite Disney films of all time, heavily praising the characters, the animation, the gorgeous settings, the clever humor, the subversion of clichés from previous films, and the music that tells the story properly (unlike many other Disney musicals). However he does criticize the rushed back-story of Anna and Elsa (especially since it doesn't show or explain how the latter got her powers), but isn't that critical of it and states that it's worth it to get to the best parts.
  • Doug later put it at Number 6 on his list of favorite Disney films.
1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol He praises the set design and atmosphere, though he notes that he feels the film is only a 'decent' Muppets film in that it tries to focus more on telling the story than being funny. He's mixed on Michael Caine's performance as Scrooge; while he doesn't think that his performance is bad, noting that he does show a lot of passion while he's singing some of the songs (even if he's not the best singer) and that he does have the proper threatening look for the part, he feels that he doesn't quite capture the emotional turmoil that the character goes through in the story, especially in the scene where he finally breaks down and changes his ways. In the end, though, he says that it's a film that the whole family can enjoy.
2014 Big Hero 6 After so much hype, he considers it the most "okay" film he's ever seen, calling everything- characters, action, and visuals- nothing spectacular and at the same time, nothing terrible. He also feels that the film is too predictable, especially considering what superhero movies have been doing recently. However, he admits to liking the character of Baymax and his relationship with the main character, Hiro Hamada, and wished it would've been much better if the movie focused on their relationship instead.
1987 The Brave Little Toaster While not considering it phenomenal, he still considers it highly enjoyable, especially taking into account its title and odd premise. He praises the likable main cast, memorable supporting cast, animation, songs (especially "Worthless") and surprisingly large amount of effective silent and scary scenes.

Note: This film is listed in his Top 11 Nostalgia Critics I'll Never Do list

By Popular Demand[edit]
Year of
release
Film Review
1994 Pom Poko He heavily praises the likeable characters, unique plot, and solid animation, but feels it's too high of a body count and takes note of an unusual concept where the heroes fight using their genitals, though he praises the English dub for calling them pouches.
2014 Into the Woods He feels that it does an adequate job of adapting an incredibly difficult story, praising the performances and heavily praising the look and atmosphere, but criticizes the inconsistent tone and some of the choices made in adapting the play.
2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya He gives high praise to the creative story, relatable protagonist and atmosphere, but feels that it drags a lot more than needed and that the animation style, while great, limits much of the potential creativity, stating that the opening and ending are the best parts.

2015: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, & Overlooked Films[edit]

Because Doug Walker did not have enough Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe films to fill the entire month of December, he also reviewed other Disney-related films, including Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, and Tomorrowland. Notably, all the popular demand films (which were postponed until February due to the Fair Use controversy) were box office failures.

Marvel Cinematic Universe[edit]
Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
2008 Iron Man He praises the story, Robert Downey, Jr.'s performance as Tony Stark (Iron Man), the character of Stark, the parallels between Stark's character arc and Downey Jr's real life story, the action, and side characters, but has mixed opinions over the villain and the second half of the movie, saying that while it's not bad, it's not as engaging as the first half. He also takes special mention of the scene after the credits.
2008 The Incredible Hulk He considers it better than the Ang Lee film, but still only considers it okay, praising the depiction of the backstory of the character, the acting and the post credits scene for confirming the films to come, but criticizing the lack of exciting things for the Hulk to do, plot elements that go nowhere and confusing villain plot.
2010 Iron Man 2 He feels it's better than people say, praising the way it capitalizes on the potential of the original's ending, the still enjoyable main character, the performances of Robert Downey Jr and Mickey Rourke and the action, gadgets and comedy, but criticizing the lack of focus, plot elements that go nowhere and Sam Rockwell's character for being another generic businessman villain like Jeff Bridges in the first movie, summing it up as bad, but enjoyable.
2011 Thor He considers it better than he expected, praising Kenneth Branagh's direction, the massive scope, design of the world and characters, Chris Hemsworth's performance, and the evolution of the character, but criticizing the "fish out of water" story and clichés (although he gives it a bit of a leeway), side characters, and action scenes.
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Like Thor, he considers it better than he thought it would be, considering it an entertaining adventure movie and even comparing it to The Rocketeer, which has the same director and setting, praising the depiction of the setting, likeable main character, design of the suit, supporting cast, avoidance and subversion of most clichés and handling of what clichés there are, but criticizing the Red Skull as just a standard villain.
2012 The Avengers He considers it well worth the buildup, as it gives the audience exactly what they want and seems to be a celebration of being a superhero movie, praising the performances, even considering Mark Ruffalo a good replacement for Edward Norton, massive amount of stuff for each character to do, interactions between the characters, and action scenes, but says the plot is a little bit lazy, though he acknowledges that no one, including himself, went to the movie for the plot.
2013 Iron Man 3 He understands why people are so torn about it, praising the action scenes for being much better than the first two films, as well as the epic scope and usual enjoyable aspects of the films, but criticizing the numerous bizarre story choices, particularly Stark challenging the villain, giving him his address, and not having a defense plan, which he declares the dumbest decision a superhero has ever made and the villain being, once again, a generic evil businessman. However, he defends the infamous twist involving Ben Kingsley's character as being unexpected and amusing, though he can see why it would anger comic fans.
2013 Thor: The Dark World He considers it a massive disappointment, even wishing for another "fish out of water" plot after this, heavily criticizing Natalie Portman's increased involvement, Kat Dennings' painful performance (even comparing her to Jar Jar Binks), the awful comedy, boring villain, setting and plot, downgraded visuals and lack of emotional investment for the audience, but praising the scenes with Thor and Loki (even saying at one point that Loki's comedy in the movie is the only thing that got laughs out of him, which is why he's disappointed that he's barely in the film) and the creative climax.
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier He states that this is what he expected from Dark World, a sequel that's filler for Avengers 2, but puts as much effort as possible into the product. He heavily praises the original telling of the highly standard story, development of the main character and the emotions he's going through, the strong emotional involvement for the audience, more screentime for the relatively underused Black Widow, atmosphere and action. His one criticism is of the lack of screentime and development for the titular villain, though he considers it a minor nitpick.
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy He finds it weird and goofy but highly entertaining, considering two of the main characters are a raccoon with a machine gun and a tree, and the comic's lack of popularity. He praises the humor, acting, effects and action but notes the plot that's just filler for future movies, pointless side characters, dull villain (feeling that Loki seems to be the only enjoyable MCU villain) and the character of Gamora for not having much of a point, though his only real criticism is the pacing, particularly the poorly placed emotional scenes.
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron He considers it, in many respects, better than the first, even admitting to prefer watching this over the first, praising the fact that it takes all the good elements of the original and ups the ante, as well as adding some scenes of solid character development. However, he feels that most of what's in the film was already in the first film and wishes that it gave us more new stuff. He also notes the weak plot, though he once again shrugs it off, as the original also had a weak plot.
2015 Ant-Man He finds that he enjoys it more than most, heavily praising the cast of characters for breathing new life into a story and clichés that have been done to death, as well as the visual effects, creative ideas (particularly in its depiction of the suit's mechanics) and action scenes, especially the climax. He also admits to looking forward to seeing what's done with these characters in future films.
Star Wars[edit]
Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
1977 Star Wars He considers the huge praise for it to be slightly overblown, yet understandable, admitting that he wasn't introduced to the franchise the usual way. He criticizes the plot holes (but couldn't care less about them as it's a fantasy), some weird acting and corny dialogue, but gives huge praise to the characters, mythology, the way it draws on its inspirations, the groundbreaking effects, and the fact that it has something everybody can enjoy.
1980 The Empire Strikes Back He considers it the best of the films, heavily praising the risks it takes with its darker tone and slower pace, more three dimensional conflict, more menacing villains (particularly the upgrade in threat of Darth Vader), the legendary twist for blurring the line between good and evil, the way it depicts the Force as a philosophy, and the effects (especially Yoda).
1983 Return of the Jedi He feels that it's treated a little too harshly, as it has some of the best elements of the films and calls it a good, if not solid, conclusion to the trilogy. He defends the scenes with Jabba the Hutt and the Ewoks as pointless but entertaining, even liking the idea of nature defeating technology, and praises the character of Jabba, even suggesting that he should have been on Endor instead of the Ewoks. He goes on to also praise the effects, Ian McDiarmid's performance as Emperor Palpatine, and the dramatic scenes, especially when Luke is with Vader and the Emperor, though he does criticize the countless pointless detours.
1999 The Phantom Menace He admits that he knew from the trailers that it would be bad and so was unsurprised when the film received mixed-to-negative thoughts. He heavily pans the overcomplicated plot, dull characters (especially Jar Jar Binks), wooden acting and dialogue, awful comedy, offensive racial stereotypes, and overuse of CGI. However, he gives some praise to the look of the worlds and the updated sword battles and even defends the infamous concept of midi-chlorians as making some sense in a spiritual sense, though he still finds it insulting. He also finds the fan reactions and how they've changed over time to be the most amusing part of the film and commends George Lucas for trying to bring his vision to life on his own, even if it failed.
2002 Attack of the Clones He considers it the worst of the films, since it makes most of the same mistakes as the first (though he commend the less screentime for Jar Jar) and, while the previous was at least spectacularly bad, this is just boring. He criticizes the incoherent plot, due to the incessant political and war talks that are impossible to follow, terrible dialogue, weak romance and goofy moments (especially the idea of a 50's diner being in the universe). He also has mixed feelings on Yoda's duel with Count Dooku, saying it looks cool, but doesn't really fit the character, and notes that the only good performances come from the British actors (something that was true of the original films) while the others try their best with the material and fail. He also notes that both this and Phantom Menace are unneeded, as Revenge of the Sith tells us all we need to know, hinting that his next review of that movie will be more positive.
2015 The Force Awakens Doing this as a Sibling Rivalry-styled review along with his brother Rob, they both praise the story, characters and action scenes (though Doug only finds the latter okay) as extremely good and feel that the series' universe feels fully realized for the first time, but have a mixed feeling about the film kind of repeating things from the original trilogy. They also criticize the look of Supreme Leader Snoke and the confusing politics and debate the use of CGI and the climax, with Doug finding the latter underwhelming and Rob finding it the best part of the film.
2005 Revenge of the Sith He considers it the best, or least bad, of the prequels, praising the fact that the story and character emotions are actually easy to follow, the action scenes, cinematography, the fact that the focus is where it should be and the fact that it actually looks and feels like a Star Wars film. However, he still criticizes Anakin's transition to the Dark Side as being rushed, the poor acting and dialogue, goofy moments (particularly the infamous scene where Darth Vader shouts NO!) and plot threads that go nowhere. In the end, he considers it still a bad film, but because of the good stuff in it, the only prequel he doesn't mind watching again.
1997-1998 Star Wars: Special Editions He considers the changes hit and miss and understands why so many people get angry at them, particularly changing the resolution of Han Solo's confrontation with Greedo and the appearance of Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker's ghost, but doesn't mind any of the changes at all, as he likes a lot of the details added in several scenes, and it grants him the opportunity to compare and contrast versions, though he finds it irritating that these are the only versions available and the original versions aren't on DVD or Blu-ray.
Overlooked Films[edit]
Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
2011 The Muppets He considers it both a touching send up to the beloved characters and a brutally honest depiction of how they're seen today, heavily praising the mix of nostalgic and new elements, puppetry and characteristics of the Muppets, comedy, songs, and balance between humorous and emotional moments. However, he finds some of the songs unnecessary, Walter to be a dull character, and the ending a major cop out, though he considers these nitpicks.
2014 Muppets Most Wanted He considers it a solid sequel and a clever rehash of his favorite Muppet movie, The Great Muppet Caper, noting that, while the first film took more chances and had more emotional scenes, this film holds up due to its tongue in cheek plot, solid comedy and memorable songs, though he understands why some people would find it underwhelming.
2002 Return to Neverland He considers it an unnecessary, but overly hated and actually enjoyable sequel, praising the voice acting, the main character Jane and her story arc, elements that remind him of better Peter Pan media (mainly Peter Pan and the Pirates and Hook), some good visuals and strong scenes. However, he finds Harriet Owen's performance as Jane hit and miss, though not too distracting, and criticizes the use of terrible pop songs and some weird ideas, like the crocodile being replaced with a giant octopus for seemingly no reason, while still admitting it's funny. Overall he says that it's flawed, but is a pretty successfully done sequel, believing it to be nothing great but still pretty good.
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful He considers the hate for the film a bit overblown, praising the visuals, particularly in the opening, setup, and some solid individual scenes, especially the introduction of the China Girl. However, he still finds it a very uneven film, criticizing the generic and predictable "liar revealed" plot, pacing, and casting (especially James Franco and Mila Kunis).
1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas He considers it not good, but okay and tolerable considering it's one of the infamous Direct-To-Video sequels, praising the performances of Tim Curry and Bernadette Peters, Curry's character design, the look of the world, and some good ideas, but criticizing the now bland main character, dull songs, and forced climax, feeling that, as the sequel to such a huge phenomenon he expected more but also could've been a lot worse.
2003 The Jungle Book 2 Beginning the review saying that after being surprised by Return To Neverland actually being a good sequel, he was then reminded of the bad Disney sequels with this movie. He considers it a completely unnecessary and dull sequel to an already underwhelming film, criticizing the fact that, other than the opening and climax, the whole film consists of scenes meant to remind the audience of the first, as well as the boring new characters, romance, and songs, overuse of the signature song (despite it only being used twice in the film) and the fact that the whole story turns out to be unnecessary in the end, though he does praise the animation and voice acting. He is also frustrated that, thanks to these films, a loyal feature-length adaptation of the book isn't likely to happen, as the second live action remake seems to be modelled after the original.
2015 Cinderella He feels that it had potential as an update of the animated classic and succeeds in certain areas, praising the look of the film, development of characters that received little to no development in the original (like the Prince, the King, and the stepmother) and some good individual scenes. However, he feels that, in focusing on those elements, the filmmakers ignore the most important element, the main character, criticizing her characterization, story arc, particularly the opening, and lack of emotional depth. In the end, he recommends that anyone wanting to see an excellent telling of the story should instead watch Ever After.
2015 Tomorrowland He feels that the film's premise, about dreams without limitations, sums up its problems, as a film so filled with good ideas needs limitations in order to work. As such, he finds it very uneven, criticizing the opening, hit and miss acting and effects, lack of screentime and impact for the titular world, inconsistent tone and hard to follow technical and philosophical talks. However, he praises the character of Athena, what good effects there are, romance, action, humor, and some good ideas.
2015 The Good Dinosaur Doing this as another Sibling Rivalry style review with Rob, neither brother likes the film, though only Rob seems to outright hate it, as it had potential and squandered it (to which Doug finds his opinion hilarious). They praise the realistic backgrounds, the animation on Spot and a scene showing his backstory, but pan the generic story that almost every animated dinosaur movie since The Land Before Time and Dinosaur has used, stock characters, shocking shifts in tone, unimpressive and unfitting character designs, especially compared to the backgrounds, some bizarre ideas, and the fact that it doesn't seem suited for either adults or kids. They also note the troubled production history, which they feel contributed greatly to the messy finished product and the lackluster reception compared to other Pixar films (including it's more superior predecessor, Inside Out).
1993 Hocus Pocus Re-Review He admits upon second viewing that he was a little too harsh on the film the first time. Though he still doesn't like the film, criticizing the weak story and jokes and bland characters, he finds that the virgin jokes are neither as frequent, nor as bad as he remembered and still finds the performances of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy to be very entertaining and the effects to be pretty good.
2015 Inside Out He declares it the film that usurps Up as his favorite Pixar film and one of his absolute favorite Disney films, calling it as perfect a film as you can get. He heavily praises the story, characters, balance between emotional and funny moments, relationship between the two main characters, visuals, unique message, realistic and relatable depiction of the difficulties of growing up and the fact that it takes a creative idea that's been done before and does everything that can be done with it. His only, very minor, nitpick is that he would have liked to see more funny moments. He also admits that he'd like to see a sequel to it, preferably one that goes the Toy Story route in showing the main human character grow up.
  • Doug previously put it at Number 3 on his list of favorite Disney films.
By Popular Demand[edit]
Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
2011 Mars Needs Moms He notes it as the film that killed motion capture and feels that, given the overall quality of the product, that's probably a good thing, heavily criticizing the lack of consistency between the corny title and the dark tone, generic setting, confusing story decisions, and waste of talented actors like Seth Green and Joan Cusack.
1996 Muppet Treasure Island He understands why it wasn't a hit like the previous film adaptation of a classic novel, The Muppet Christmas Carol, as there's less sentimental value and better tellings of the story, but still enjoys it for what it is, praising the loyalty to the source material, usual humor expected from the Muppets, songs (especially "Shiver My Timbers", which was on his list of favorite villain songs), score by Hans Zimmer and performance by Tim Curry, even going so far as to say that he'd like to see Curry in a serious depiction of the character, though he does question the lack of screentime for beloved Muppet Miss Piggy, who also didn't get a lot of focus in "Christmas Carol".
2012 John Carter He finds it better than its abysmal reception suggests, considering it a fun dumb action movie and certainly better than the similarly themed Mars Needs Moms, praising the characters, dedication of the cast and crew to the project, visuals, relationships between the main character and Willem Dafoe's character and the dog, interesting ideas, strong emotional investment for the audience (or at least for him) and mix of action, comedy and drama, though he notes that the plot is nothing special and the supposed lack of loyalty to the books, though he hasn't read them and feels that anyone coming in fresh might enjoy it.

DreamWorks-uary[edit]

In the month of February 2013, Doug Walker of That Guy with the Glasses reviewed the DreamWorks animated movies except for Puss in Boots which he already reviewed and Rise of the Guardians whose DVD had not been released until two weeks after the month concluded. However, he already reviewed both movies when they came out (like with Wreck-it Ralph).

Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
1998 Antz He finds the story and the moral clichéd, and is surprised by the presence of Christopher Walken as Cutter (although he praises the rest of the voices, saying they're cast perfectly), but he also praises the creativity, writing, characters, and animation (although he admits by now it looks dated). In the end, he says it's probably better for older children than adults.
The Prince of Egypt He praises the animation and atmosphere, music, characters, and story. He enjoys most of the celebrity voices, though he admits Martin Short and Steve Martin as the high priests, as well as some of the jokes, are too cartoonish, but understandable due to the target audience being families. He enjoys the music, particularly the instrumental score by Hans Zimmer. Although he says the film's tonal shift can be jarring at times, he says that he plans on watching it a million times more.
2000 The Road to El Dorado He praises much of the film, but his biggest complaint is that the animation is "too good," in that it could have been taken to a more cartoonish level to better match the comedic tone of the film. He also finds the songs unmemorable (except "It's Tough to be a God," which he feels is as annoyingly catchy as "Hakuna Matata"). His praise is mainly reserved for the writing and characters.
Chicken Run He puts it into the "okay" category, mainly because of the "liar revealed" cliché that takes up a good bit of the third act. However, he enjoys the creativity, animation, memorable characters, and good lines.
2001 Shrek While praising its message and some of its funny moments, and finding the villain humorous, he admits that he didn't like the film as a whole. His main problem is that most of the film is just dialogue with random non-jokes ("I'm makin' waffles!") and boring conversation. He also chastises the misunderstanding between Shrek and Fiona near the end as being just as bad as the "liar revealed" cliché. He says that he expected much more before seeing it, didn't consider it nearly as special as everyone else thought it was, and is slightly disturbed that it's considered a children's film by some. However, he ends the review by hinting that his review for Shrek 2 will be much more positive.
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron He says that the movie is "good, but not great." He says the fact that the film is good at all is very impressive, considering that the horses don't really talk except for a voice-over narration and that the film doesn't shy away from the darker elements of its subject matter. He admits that he can see why the soundtrack by Bryan Adams may be off-putting for some while also admitting that he enjoys it himself. He says that in the end, it comes down to personal taste. He admits that he doesn't really go for the Western genre, but is still glad he saw the film. He ends by praising the characters, great animation, pretty scenery, and maturity to let images tell the story instead of words.
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas While finding the main character fairly boring in general and noting that some things such as modern phrases & CGI creatures stick out too much, he says that the movie as a whole was a fun and decent enough action adventure movie. He likes that the love interest was an ambassador who actually does things as opposed to a princess who just looks pretty. His biggest praise goes to the villain Eris, loving her fluid animation and creative choices in designs and actions (in spite of finding Michelle Pfeiffer's performance to be fairly hammy), stating that the film was worth watching for that alone.
2004 Shrek 2 While thinking the first Shrek is overrated, he finds the sequel a lot better, heavily praising the funnier jokes, more memorable characters, the more legit romance between Shrek and Fiona, the climax, and the animation. This was also listed on Doug's Top 10 Favorite Comedies.
Shark Tale He claims it as probably the worst animated movie from DreamWorks. He heavily pans the use of random puns and unfunny catchphrases. He especially hates the use of celebrity voices, the design of the characters resembling their respective voice actors (especially Oscar, whom he only refers to as "Will Smith Fish", and who he finds an unlikable protagonist as well as finding the design extremely creepy), the overall lack of likability in general, the use of the "liar revealed" cliché and overall finds the film boring and dumb. However, he admits that he liked some of the actors (mostly Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro).
2005 Madagascar Admitting that he avoided Madagascar at first because of the cheap-looking animation, he finds the film to be quite good, praising the animation, humor, and the surprisingly unpredictable plot. He admits that he thought he had the film pegged in the first few minutes, thinking the plot would be a typical fish-out-of-water story with the "liar revealed" cliché, but was surprised to find that there wasn't one at all, and that the plot about the lion trying to fight his instinctual urges was one he hadn't seen before. He found this story much more creative and felt it was strengthened by the camaraderie of the characters. While not considering it a classic, he says that he is glad he saw it and is looking forward to watching the sequels ("as long as there are more penguins").
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit While praising the characters of Wallace & Gromit as well as the animation and humor, he notes that it oddly feels less epic than the shorts as an audience would expect something grand in a feature-length movie, while a grand epic scale would be more of a surprise in a 30-minute short with a lower budget. He also dislikes the villain, saying he is much less interesting and threatening than those from the shorts. However, he admits that he laughed more often throughout the film than he did through any of the shorts and that it's still very fun. He ends by saying that Wallace & Gromit fans should like it and that those who are unfamiliar with them should probably start by watching the shorts.
2006 Over the Hedge He considers the film to be a real disappointment. He dislikes the story, the "liar revealed" cliché, and believes that most of the jokes aren't good enough to make up for that. Despite having a talented ensemble cast, he feels the actors don't deliver the amount of humor they should. He praises the animation, the film's ending, and some of the characters (like Hammy the Squirrel), but still thinks it's a boring and predictable film overall.
Flushed Away He finds the film very enjoyable. He praises the animation, the witty humor, the voice acting, the chemistry between the main characters, the adventure plot, and the creativity of the world that the film creates. He also mentions that it was this film that made him realize that the appeal of DreamWorks's animated films was in their "out-of-the-box" ideas and humor. He appreciates how this film takes strange and creative ideas and not only makes them interesting and enjoyable, but interesting and enjoyable for a wide audience.
2007 Shrek the Third He considers the film a giant step backwards from the second film. He criticizes the rehashed villain, clumsy dialogue, the awkward characters, inconsistent pacing, and unfunny jokes(whilst admitting that the idea of a medieval high school is promising). He admits that the characters of Arthur and Merlin get a laugh every now and then, but he says that the multiple story-lines are jumbled thanks to unfocused characters and a lack of good humor. He compares it to the first film, saying that the plot just moves along aimlessly and that there are rarely any jokes. However, he considers it a step down from the first film, saying that Shrek at least had a good set-up for a story, a decent heart, some funny jokes, and a good moral. He says that Shrek the Third has none of those things; he considers it the weakest of the Shrek franchise and encourages people to skip it.
Bee Movie He mentions his hate for bees after being stung as a child, but finds the movie to be creative, the voice actors to be very likable (even Matthew Broderick, considering that he's not a fan of him) and the story to be surprisingly well done. Though he admits that the movie can be lazy at times, as some plot points are left unfinished, and that some of the puns are bad. Special praise is given to the animation though, as he says he might have missed out on seeing it in theaters.
2008 Kung Fu Panda He calls it the "ultimate never-judge-a-book-by-its-cover" movie. He admits that when he first heard the title and first saw the trailer, he thought it was going to be awful, but after seeing it, he was shocked by the funny and likable characters, and beautiful colors and visuals. He considers it to be one of the best films by DreamWorks, even comparing it to Shrek 2. He praises the movie's atmosphere, animation, moral, sense of humor, balance of comedy and drama, fighting sequences and characters. The only negative thing he says is that he finds the villain a bit weak (despite praising the voice acting, design and backstory), but just considers that a nitpick. In the end, he calls the film "wonderful," and urges people to see it.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Although he despises the title for using "2" in the place of "to" as he finds it to be hypocritical, he finds the film funnier than its predecessor. He says that the film knows what to do with its characters, keeps fresh jokes coming, and keeps a funny and fast pace while also keeping its heart. He praises the animation, comedy, and style, but admits that the film has its low points. He doesn't find Melman the giraffe or Gloria the hippo's story particularly interesting, and finds the villain unfunny (though he says Alec Baldwin does a good job as the character). However, he praises Bernie Mac's performance as Alex's father, calling it heartfelt and genuine. He ends by praising the film for knowing when to continue old jokes, when to bring back old characters, but also knowing when to put in new material and up the ante. He encourages people to see it (while admitting that if one wasn't a fan of the first one, this one might not change their mind).
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens While admitting that some of the characters are not as memorable (specifically the Missing Link and Dr. Cockroach), the human animation looks strange, and some of the jokes are not thought out well, he praises most of the characters (especially the main character Susan and the President played by Stephen Colbert) and the creative setup and action scenes.
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Although the film contains a lot of clichés that he usually hates (the outcast kid [Hiccup] who becomes popular, the father who has a prejudice and won't listen to reason, and modern day talk in a fantasy world), he praises practically every aspect of the film. He adores how the film takes every one of the aforementioned clichés and puts a new spin on them and therefore makes them work. He praises the creativity of the world, especially the design of the dragons, as well as the animation and music, saying that the flying scenes are unbelievable. His biggest praise, however, is that the film is very genuine in its emotion and that it takes the time to develop its characters to where the audience genuinely cares for them. The only criticism is the confusing plot point about the dragons serving a giant dragon, but he says it's more than made up by all of the other aspects of the film. He considers it to be one of the best DreamWorks films and the single best 3D film he's ever seen, even in 2D.
Shrek Forever After While saying that it's not nearly as good as the second film, he admits that it's not as bad as the third film. He admits that he got involved in the plot and wanted to see where it would lead. He also enjoys seeing how the characters are used in the alternate universe and enjoyed the villain, Rumpelstiltskin. However, he has two major complaints. One is that, like the first film, this one doesn't have many jokes, and although he appreciates the straightforward approach to telling a story, he considers it a weak approach to a comedy. His biggest complaint is about the scene where Shrek admits that he wishes he'd never saved Fiona from the tower, which he finds way too out of character and mean-spirited. He says that it's an "okay" film, if completely unnecessary.
Megamind He says that it "sort of" takes a new approach to a genre that has become overdone (superhero parodies), and that it has a few good dramatic moments, but overall is something that everyone has seen before. He enjoys the characters and the dialogue-driven plot, saying that the conversations between the characters are well done, but he isn't impressed with the action sequences. His two major problems with the film are the lack of jokes and the fact that the "damsel in distress" stays a damsel in distress while all of the other characters go through some sort of major change. He considers it a missed opportunity of what could have been done with the character. Still, he thinks it's a good film and definitely worth watching.
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 He considers this to be both a superior sequel and a perfect film, praising every single aspect. He also applauds it for taking what made the original work and bringing it to a whole new level, by upgrading the characters, jokes, action scenes and the drama to the point where there are tearjerker scenes, and the fact that the story kept him guessing for the most part. In addition he heavily praises the villain, Lord Shen, saying that he has a fantastic backstory, a great design and a devious voice (yet he still manages to get a few funny moments, which he considers to be perfectly balanced out). He does admit that he was upset that when this movie came out people went to see The Hangover Part II, which he considered to be a rehashed sequel to an already not so great film. In the end he hopes there will be a third movie since the end hints at a sequel, and says that if people liked the first movie, they'll love this one.
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted The final review for DreamWorks-uary. He praises this film as the best of the Madagascar series, saying it is constantly hilarious while also being heartfelt and sentimental. He widely praises the characters, especially Frances McDormand as the villain Captain DuBois and Martin Short as Stefano. He doesn't even mind the inevitable "liar revealed" cliché, saying that it isn't overdone and actually works in the context of the film. He also enjoys the surprising twist that takes into account all of the things the characters have been through throughout all three movies. The only thing he has a slight problem with is that the film was obviously meant to be shown in 3D and therefore has some very weird shots, but he finds it visually stunning at other times. He feels that the film has perfected the formula of the series, and admits that films like this one made him glad that he decided to do DreamWorks-uary. He ends by saying that he hopes to see such great work from DreamWorks Animation in the future.

Other appearances[edit]

  • Walker appeared in character as the Nostalgia Critic, alongside LittleKuriboh, as Yugi Mutou from Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series in a promo for Kami-Con 4.[13]
  • Doug Walker has a brief cameo in the Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie.[14]
  • Doug made a guest appearance as the Nostalgia Critic in the 'Everything Wrong With How the Grinch Stole Christmas - With Nostalgia Critic' video by CinemaSins on December 16, 2014.[15]
  • The Nostalgia Critic appeared alongside the Nostalgia Chick (Lindsay Ellis) in a crossover review of The Chipmunk Adventure on her web series on April 28, 2012.[16][17][18]
  • The character made a guest appearance on Cinema Snob's review of The Passion of the Christ on October 19, 2015. Walker also played the role of Luigi.
  • The character made a guest appearance on Shark Jumping's review of Glee (TV series).
  • The character made a guest appearance on Phelous' review of Child's Play 2 and 3
  • The Nostalgia Critic was featured alongside the Angry Video Game Nerd in the background of episode 5 of the anime 'The Unlimited Hyoubu Kyosuke' in 2013.
  • The Critic made a guest appearance in the Honest Trailers episode "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of Their Shells". He made trailer narrator Jon Bailey watch even worse TMNT related productions and talk show appearances .

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070917075921/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdNirqoAnLk&mode=related&search=
  2. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20071116064104/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw7WLSjrYdo
  3. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20080221183017/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0__UIZt-Xs
  4. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20080209113400/http://youtube.com/watch?v=sxVX4JXUXCw
  5. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20080224230611/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZsv0MpSxRY
  6. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20080419234013/http://youtube.com/watch?v=i6om0E9y-pU&feature=related
  7. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20080321044106/http://youtube.com/watch?v=DSM88tJ3AYc
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080420144631/http://youtube.com/watch?v=mMJU_3SAjU8
  9. ^ a b "New NCs: 8/24 - 11/09". That Guy With the Glasses. 2010-08-14. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  10. ^ http://www.channelawesome.com/disneycember-newsies
  11. ^ "Next 8 NCs". That Guy With the Glasses. 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  12. ^ Doug Walker (August 14, 2012). "Well I watched...". Facebook. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  13. ^ Littlekuriboh. "Kami-Con Season 4 - THE NOSTALGIA CRITIC". CardGamesFTW. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  14. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpwJnJ22MhY
  15. ^ CinemaSins. "Everything Wrong With How The Grinch Stole Christmas - With Nostalgia Critic". CinemaSins. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Nostalgia Chick and Nostalgia Critic: The Chipmunk Adventure". Channel Awesome. April 28, 2012. Archived from the original on November 8, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2016. 
  17. ^ "The Chipmunk Adventure". That Guy with the Glasses. April 28, 2012. Archived from the original on December 19, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2016. 
  18. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSDnxXYtmus