ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Walt Becker Stars: voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, with Jason Lee, Tony Hale, Josh Green, Kimberley Williams-Paisley, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne. Somewhat cleverly and punningly subtitled The Road Chip, this fourth instalment in clever mix of live action and CGI featuring the pneumatic voiced singing chipmunks Alvin and his brothers, is actually something of an improvement on the previous effort Chipwrecked. As usual the trio of CGI created singing chipmunks Continue reading

VAN WALKER: PARTY LIAISON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Walt Becker Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson Yet another teen movie? National Lampoon returns to the world of fraternity house parties and the wild antics of university students for the first time since the cult favourite Animal House (1978), which then set the standard for sophomoric teen comedies. But, despite the presence of Tim Matheson, who was an integral part of that seminal comedy, Van Wilder: Party Liaison is very much an inferior effort. Any vaguely worthwhile, positive message about living up to one's Continue reading