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Critics Give ‘Alvin And The Chipmunks’ Squeakuel Mediocre Reviews

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Critics give ‘Alvin And The Chipmunks’ Squeakuel mediocre reviews. 20th Century Fox’s new family comedy movie, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel” hit theaters two days ago. The top movie critics thought this installment was less-than-stellar,giving it some pretty mediocre reviews. However,it did get one B,but mostly Cs and one D was what this movie scored.

Owen Gleiberman at Entertainment Weekly gave it a C-. He said, it was a “A slapstick pacifier.” Betsy Sharkey from the Los Angeles Times gave it a B . She stated, ” The fun follow-up to the 2007 blockbuster is filled with teen chipmunk drama.”

Neil Genzlinger over at the New York Times gave it a C- rating. He said, “The earlier Alvin movie made more than $217 million just in the United States. It’s hard to imagine this somewhat confused sequel doing as well.” Read more »

Natalie White Convincingly Wins ‘Survivor Samoa’ 19

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Natalie White convincingly wins “Survivor: Samoa” season 19. Tonight’s 3 hour finale show started off with a brief recap of the entire season. They showed two regular shows. Then, they aired the live reunion show where the winner was announced.

In the first regular show, Russell was still wanting to get Brett out. In fact, everyone wanted Brett out. They immediately headed over to their next immunity challenge,which involved putting a puzzle together. Brett won it again to take immunity for a 3rd consecutive time. Russell decided he wanted to keep Natalie and get rid of Jaison,so he pitched the idea to Mick.

Then, they went to cast their votes. Mick got 1 vote,and Jaison got 3 votes. Read more »

Movie Star, Brittany Murphy Surprisingly Died Abruptly Today

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Movie Star, Brittany Murphy surprisingly died abruptly today. TMZ is sadly reporting that famous movie star, Brittany Murphy died earlier this morning after going into full cardiac arrest,and could not be revived. She was 32 years old.

They say a 911 call was made by her mother at 8am this morning. Her mother called them from Brittany’s husband’s home in Los Angeles, California. Brittany was later taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,and they said she was dead on arrival. Brittany Murphy played in movies like: “Clueless,” “8 mile,” and “Don’t Say a Word.” I particularly remember her from “8 mile” with rapper, Eminem. Read more »

James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Delivered High Tech Adventure & A Great Story

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James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ movie delivered high tech adventure & a great story. 20th Century Fox’s most anticipated movie of the year, James Cameron’s “Avatar” finally hit theaters this weekend,and I must say it certainly did not disappoint.It filled the full 2 hours and 40 minutes with an awesome story,coupled with great special effects,action, and adventure.

The movie starred: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Peter Mensah, Laz Alonso, Wes Studi, Stephen Lang, and Matt Gerald

“Avatar” revolved around characters, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and the Navi, Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). Jake Sully is a crippled Marine who’s twin brother died while on a mission to Pandora. Since Jake has his same DNA,they can use him for the same “Avatar” body his brother would have used. Read more »

‘Did You Here About The Morgans’ Movie Gets Awful Reviews From Critics

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‘Did You Here About The Morgans’ movie gets awful reviews from top critics. Columbia Pictures new comedy flick, “Did You Here About The Morgans ?” got released in theaters today. However,it was apparently to the top movie critic’s dismay as they really slammed this movie into the ground with ugly Cs,Ds, and one F ratings.

Wesley Morris from the Boston Globe gave it a D. He said, “Most bad comedies plod from scene to scene. This one plods from sentence to sentence.”

Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun-Times gave it a C- rating,stating, “Saints preserve us! Not another one of those movies where Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker end up as the front and back halves of a rodeo clown’s cow suit!”

Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune rated it a bad F. He stated, “It’s not just the sound of crickets you hear watching this movie. It’s the sound of dead crickets.” Read more »

Top Movie Critics Give James Cameron ‘Avatar’ Movie Rave Reviews

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Top movie critics give James Cameron ‘Avatar’ movie rave reviews. 20th Century Fox’s most anticipated film of the year, James Cameron’s “Avatar” finally released in theaters today. The top movie critics in the biz are giving it rave reviews with As and Bs across the board. However, it’s mostly As.

Ty Burr of the Boston Globe gave it an A-. He said, “It’s easy to get lost in the visually spectacular world .” Roger Ebert over at the Chicago Sun-Times gave it a solid A rating. He stated that it was an “an extraordinary film.”

Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune gave it a B. He said, “The first 90 minutes of Avatar are pretty terrific — a full-immersion technological wonder with wonders to spare. The other 72 minutes, less and less terrific.” Read more »

‘Invictus’ Movie Gets Excellent Reviews From Top Critics

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‘Invictus’ movie gets excellent reviews from top critics. Warner Bros released its new drama filmed today, entitled, “Invictus.” It stars: Morgan Freeman, and Matt Damon. Apparently, the top movie critics really like this film as they gave it excellent reviews. It got mostly As,Bs,and only two Cs.

Ty Burr from the Boston Globe gave it a B rating. She stated, “Knowing he’s working on a grand scale, Eastwood daringly chooses restraint.”

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave it an A-. He said, it was “a very good film.” Matt Pais rated it a C. He said, “This year’s contender for most mediocre Best Picture nominee.”

Dezhda Gaubert from E! online gave it a B+. He said, “Absorbing, often electric with the energy of the playing field.” Owen Gleiberman over at “Entertainment Weekly” gave it another B+ rating,stating, “more fascinating — and intelligent, and moving — than it sounds.” Read more »

Top Movie Critics Give ‘Princess And The Frog’ Movie Great Reviews

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Top movie critics give ‘Princess And The Frog’ movie great reviews. Walt Disney’s new animated comedy, “The Princess and the Frog” hit theaters today,and the reviews from top movie critics in the biz are in.They apparently loved it, for the most part, as they gave it great reviews,with mostly As and Bs,and only one C.

Wesley Morris at the Boston Globe gave it a B-. He stated, “In the year of America’s first black president, it makes sense that Disney would introduce its first black princess. On the surface, this feels revolutionary.”

Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun-Times gave it a B rating. He said it was, “sweet and entertaining.” Geoff Berkshire over at the Chicago Tribune gave it a B as well. He said, “Disney’s return to the fairy tale musical is fun, but not quite magical.” Read more »

‘Armored’ Movie Delivered A Lot Of Action & Edge Of Your Seat Drama

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‘Armored’ Movie delivered a lot of action & edge of your seat drama. Screen Gems released it’s new action/thriller flick, “Armored,” this weekend. It was a lot better than I thought it would be. It had some great intense action scenes. It stars: Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Skeet Ulrich, Amaury Nolasco, Andre Jamal Kinney, Milo Ventimiglia, Fred Ward, and Columbus Short

“Armored” mainly focused around Columbus Short’s character, Ty Hackett. He served in the army,and his parents had just recently died,leaving him with a burdening double mortgage and a younger teenage brother to take care of. He’s now working as a guard for a an armored truck security company,transporting currency.

The turning point of the film,of course, occurs when his pal Mike Cochrone (Matt Dillon) offers him the opportunity to heist about $42 million dollars on one of their truck runs. Read more »

‘Armored’ Movie Got A Couple Of Good Reviews Despite Critic Shutout

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“Armored” movie got a couple of good reviews despite critic shutout. Apparently Screen Gems shut most of the movie critics out from pre-screening their new action/thriller flick, “Armored.” However, a couple of critics did get a chance to watch it,and post some reviews. They turned out to be pretty good. It hit theaters today,and it stars : Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Skeet Ulrich, Amaury Nolasco, Andre Jamal Kinney, Milo Ventimiglia, Fred Ward, and Columbus Short.

Brian Orndorf of Brianorndorf.com gave it 3 stars out of 4. He said, “Armored” isn’t the most logical cinematic submission of the year, but I’m not sure I would want it to be.”

Emanuel Levy from Emanuellevy.com gave 2 and a half stars out of 4. He stated, “A minor, unspectacular, utterly forgettable flick when it’s over, “Armored” is nevertheless outrageously entertaining, serving a living proof that there is still juice to be squeezed out of the oldest genres of American film.” Read more »