Alvin and the Chipmunks : Movie Review

More than hyperactive enough to engage small fry with microscopic attention spans, "Alvin and the Chipmunks" also has built-in nostalgia appeal for baby-boomer parents and grandparents willing to accept 21st-century remixes of novelty songs and cartoon characters from the 1950s and '60s. This latest mash-up of live-action comedy and CGI shenanigans from helmer Tim Hill ("Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties") is a harmless and frequently humorous trifle that might be a potent B.O. performer, if only by default, during a holiday season surprisingly short on kidpics. Homevid prospects are huge.

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Author : Joe Leydon