Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked
They’re back! The squeaky, adorable threesome, Alvin, Theodore and Simon, along with the Chipettes are vacationing on a cruise liner when they get, well, “chipwrecked” on a faraway island.
Plenty of songs and the chipmunks’ zany antics should keep your little ones riveted. The CGI (computer-generated imagery) is fantastic.
Despite several adaptations, this Alexandre Dumas classic continues to inspire new generations of film-makers.
The 2011 version helmed by Paul W. S. Anderson is a souped-up CGI version that diverges considerably from the original plot. Sit back and enjoy the action, gag-laden lines and opulent 3D effects.
If you’re an Eddie Murphy fan, don’t miss him playing a snarky badass in Tower Heist. Ben Stiller plays the lead as Josh, an honest hotel manager whose retirement fund, and that of his employees, is stolen by a luxury loving crook, Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda).
How Josh and his co-workers, plot to steal back their money makes for an amusing watch.
Andrew Niccol’s lavishly shot sci-fi venture paints an intriguing world where time is literally money; the affluent get to live forever while the less fortunate struggle by fair means or foul to get the hours and minutes needed for survival.
Justin Timberlake plays the lead as Will Salas who is wrongly accused of murder and must destroy this inhuman system.
The Last Exorcism
Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) is a priest who knows how to fake a thing or two. He hires a film crew to document his last exorcism, a final and only attempt to reveal the rational, rather than spiritual reasons as to why exorcism works.
But things don’t go according to plan, as Marcus discovers when he exorcises teenager Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell). Watch it for Fabian’s brilliant performance.
Happy Feet Two
You can never have enough of a good thing, and Happy Feet Two is proof of that, a worthy sequel to its wonderful predecessor.
Multiple plot skeins, loads of characters, gorgeous CGI and plenty of penguin fun, could one ask for more? Director George Miller creates a delightful confection that should please the whole family.
Paranormal Activity 3
The law of diminishing returns doesn’t quite apply to the third in this franchise of scary movies.
Paranormal Activity 3 is surprisingly fresh and capable of delivering the mandatory jolts and spine-tingling moments. Some violence, drug use and strong language earn this film an R rating.
Adventure, chills, sci-fi and comedy, this lot has it all. Check out the DVD/BluRay versions of these box office hits. It’s popcorn time again.