Holiday Season Movie Preview

Hey all. I haven't updated in a couples days and everything is pretty slow around here due to the holidays. I figured I'd better get off my butt and get some new content up, so I humbly present a series of short previews of movies currently in the theater:

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Come on. Really? Did anyone see the cgi Garfield flick a few years back? Or the two Scooby Doo movies? What's the obsession with taking old cartoon characters and inserting them into live action movies? I guess I just don't get it. I'll admit, this one does look cuter than most and looks appropriate for trying to entertain some of the the younger wee-folk. And I guess if you have to play the part of chaperon, at least this one's got Jason Lee.
  • Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: You know what I love about Tim Burton? To paraphrase a friend of mine, when Tim Burton has the idea that he should write a new movie, he grabs a typewriter and a shovel, drives out to the middle of the woods, digs a hole about 8 feet down, climbs down with typewriter in tow, and sits there for about 6 months, the entire time going, "LOOK HOW WEIRD I AM!!! FUCKING LOOK! WEIRD! AREN'T I FUCKING WEIRD? WOOOOO! WOOO! WOOO!" Just like Daffy Duck.
  • P.S. I Love You: I'm sure the chicas this movie is aimed at will enjoy it, but I can't help but feel that they're starting to run out of ideas for chick flicks. So this guy arranges a series of 10 tasks to be revealed to his grieving widow via letters in the mail, posthumously. Morbid, no?
  • AvP:Requiem: I spent a post talking about this one already too. Since I left that article one a somewhat upwards lifting note, now that the movie's out I thought I'd let everyone know that based on some trusted reviews the movie is utter crap. Horror fans are encouraged to go see The Orphanage instead, although that one is sounds a little too much like The Others for my liking. Hey, look, I just covered two movies in one paragraph. That's efficiency, baby!
And now, for no apparent reason, random internet cat!

Well, that's about all I have time for right now. Enjoy the holiday season. Anyone have any great plans for New Years? Sitting at home doesn't count.