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William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn't click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin's fuss is all about.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population … oh, who can keep track, what will all the corpses? Yes, Broadchurch is yet another British television procedural involving the search for a murderer in a quaint little town, just like the limited series The Fall and Top of the Lake.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Essentially part five in the ridiculously profitable horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones continues the found-footage conceit of the other films. The difference is instead of the scares taking place in rich white suburbia, they do so in a junky apartment complex on a largely Latino side of Oxnard, Calif.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0
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Alvin and the Chipmunks

None December 20th, 2007

Reviewer's grade: F


Dave Seville (Jason Lee, TV's "My Name Is Earl") is a struggling songwriter with commitment issues. One lucky day, three inexplicably talking (Satanic possession?) chipmunks climb into Dave's muffin basket and take up residence in his apartment, where they eat cereal and poop on the couch (and then eat it). Dave discovers the chipmunks can sing, and so takes them to his old pal Ian (comedian David Cross), who owns a record company.


Naturally, since he's in the music business, Ian manipulates the chipmunks and drives a wedge between them and Dave, with the goal of sending their act on the road. Will Dave realize he loves his furry little rodent buddies, overcome his fear of commitment and win back his ex-girlfriend? You know he will, but chances are by the time it happens, you'll be ready to lobotomize yourself with a spit-sharpened candy cane.


Like Woody Woodpecker, the Chipmunks were not made to soothe nerves, but throw in bad acting, a lame plot and crummy jokes, and even sugared-up kids will get annoyed. PG


"”Mike Robertson


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