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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

THEY’RE GONNA ROCK THE BOAT! Dave (Jason Lee) and his chipmunks are on a cruise ship (surprisingly enough, so is their arch-enemy, Ian (David Cross))… but eventually they end up as castaways on a tropical island. The third movie in the series is a slight improvement on number two due to a change of scenery … Continue reading Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

When Dave (Jason Lee) ends up in hospital, Alvin and the chipmunks move in with his nephew (Zachary Levy) and go to high school where they face competition from three singing girl chipmunks. Kids may get something out of this sequel, but no one involved has put much of an effort into it. Not even David … Continue reading Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Almost Famous: Band On the Run

EXPERIENCE IT. ENJOY IT. JUST DON’T FALL FOR IT.   I don’t think there’s a rock critic around who doesn’t love this movie. In fact, it should appeal to any kind of critic because it’s not really about music but passion for the art of writing about it. I bet that every press screening back … Continue reading Almost Famous: Band On the Run

Monster House

THREE KIDS. ONE HOUSE. IT’S ALIVE! Old man Nebbercracker makes sure every kid in the neighborhood stays scared of his house… but there is a monstrous reason for it. Co-executive producers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis and their body of work must have been a source of inspiration for the director in his vivid, adventurous … Continue reading Monster House


CAUTION: DANGEROUS CURVES AHEAD. Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt as a pair of con artists, a treacherous mother-daughter couple? Sure, it works. Even the latter is a good choice for her part as a temptress who longs for independence from her legendary mom. They’re accompanied by Gene Hackman as the red-nosed millionaire who becomes … Continue reading Heartbreakers

Jersey Girl

FORGET ABOUT WHO YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE, AND JUST ACCEPT WHO YOU ARE. Hotshot publicist Ollie Trinke (Ben Affleck) loses his wife in childbirth and starts resenting his daughter for that; eventually, both he and the child grow up… Director Kevin Smith makes an earnest film in the vein of Chasing Amy (1997), but this … Continue reading Jersey Girl


GET “TOUCHED” BY AN ANGEL. Two fallen angels (Matt Damon, Ben Affleck) try to come up with a way to sneak back into Heaven; Bethany Sloan (Linda Fiorentino) might just be the one to stop them. Kevin Smith sure is an interesting director. His movies are packed with tasteless sex jokes and profanity, but the … Continue reading Dogma

The Incredibles: It’s a Family Affair

SAVE THE DAY. In 1999, there was a film called The Iron Giant. It was an animated tale about a boy who ran into a being from outer space, a gigantic figure made of iron. The giant was befriended by the boy, but the grown-ups feared it was nothing but a massive weapon of mass destruction … Continue reading The Incredibles: It’s a Family Affair

Vanilla Sky

LOVEHATEDREAMLIFEWORKPLAYFRIENDSHIPSEX. Successful corporate leader David Aames (Tom Cruise) has a fling with a woman (Cameron Diaz) who eventually makes sure his face is destroyed. An unnecessary remake of the Spanish thriller Open Your Eyes (1997); the biggest mistake is committed by Cameron Crowe the writer who doesn’t take the chance to rethink and develop the … Continue reading Vanilla Sky