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The Incredibles, a Pixar computer cartoon about a married-with-children team of superheroes in enforced retirement under the Superhero Relocation Program, is money in the bank. Pots and pots of it. The tweaking of superheroes has long since progressed beyond a mere trend into a full-blown state of cultural decadence, but there's no particular reason to hold it against this little tag-along. The topography of the volcanic island that serves as the archvillain's lair is well rendered, and the imitation-007 musical score hits a high number of right notes. Surviving Christmas, an abysmal holiday comedy in which a lonesome ad man (an almost demented Ben Affleck) hires himself a ready-made family for a quarter-million dollars to see him through the Yuletide blues, will not survive till Christmas. Not even Thanksgiving. What on earth possessed them to release it before Halloween? Saw -- the title is short for Jigsaw, nickname of a serial killer who "technically" has killed no one, but rather has contrived elaborate traps to compel his victims to do the killing -- is a cheap, crude, ugly, hokey chiller which I'm sorry I saw.

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