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Youth in Revolt, director Miguel Arteta's hilarious new big screen adaptation of C.D. Payne's popular novel, is set to take theater screens by storm on January 8th. We have an exclusive look at the upcoming film with this very funny new parody promo, which finds one lovelorn teen (Will Stone) searching for his inner mustache. To watch it right now, click on the video below: While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick (Michael Cera) sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity. Directed by Miguel Arteta, the film also stars Ray Liotta, Steve Buscemi, Jean Smart, M. Emmet Walsh, Adhir Kalyan, Portia Doubleday, Justin Long, Fred Willard, Zach Galifinakis, Erik Knudsen, Mary Kay Place, Ari Graynor, Tricia Mara, Jonny Wright, and Rooney Mara. Youth in Revolt opens January 8th, 2010. »
Cera, Doubleday Shine in Clever Comedy
Aside from the usual onslaught of sappy romantic drivel, the sad milkings of former SNL cast members, and the Friedberg/Seltzer travesties, the past few years really have been golden ones for smaller, underdog comedies: Juno, Be Kind Rewind, The Wackness, Adventureland, (500) Days of Summer, and The Hangover to name a few.
The film tells the story of a lonely and neglected teenage virgin named Nick Twisp (Michael Cera), who unexpectedly falls for a free-spirited trailer park girl named Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday). When their summer fling ends and Nick has to move back home, he realizes that she is the one, and must keep her in his life in order to be happy. His passive, nice-guy temperament won’t suffice, »
- Zach Copeland
Check out the latest movie poster featuring Michael Cera in the upcoming comedy “Youth in Revolt” starring Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Jean Smart, Steve Buscemi, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Long, Fred Willard and Ray Liotta. Synopsis: As a teenage fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) is most definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni (Portia Doubleday) plays records by French crooners, it’s love at first sight for frustrated virgin Nick. Upon learning that Sheeni is already dating someone, Nick launches a hilarious quest to find his way into Sheeni’s heart, [...] »
- Brian Corder
Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel is the second installment in the “Chipmunks” franchise. This movie hits it’s target market right where they intended, but, grown ups may not be so entertained.
When we catch up with our favorite talking rodents they are traveling the world on tour. Alvin, voiced by Justin Long, is the center of his own universe. While Simon, voiced by Matthew Gray Gubler, and Theodore, voiced by Jesse McCartney, are happy in the background playing the teammate’s roles. Dave, played by Jason Lee, is at his wits end with Alvin and is trying to calm down his showboating when he’s thrown across the stage and seriously injured.
Having to rest, Dave plans for his boys to go home and be taken care of by his aunt. While Dave rests the boys are set to lead a normal life that includes going to school… »
- Allan Ford
The coming-of-age comedy, based on the acclaimed novel by C.D. Payne, “Youth in Revolt,” is the story of Nick Twisp, a unique, but affable teen with a taste for the finer things in life like Sinatra and Fellini, who falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful, free-spirited Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday) while on a family vacation.
But family, geography and jealous ex-lovers conspire to keep these two apart. With Sheeni’s encouragement, Nick abandons his dull, predictable life and develops a rebellious alter ego: Francois. With his ascot, his moustache and his cigarette, Francois will stop at nothing to be with Sheeni, and leads Nick Twisp on a path of destruction with unpredictable and uproarious consequences.
'Alvin And The Chipmunks' 2 movie brought laughs & entertainment. 20th Century Fox's new "Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel" movie hit theaters this weekend. I just got through checking it out. Contrary to other reviews I read,it was quite entertaining and brought plenty of laughs and entertainment. It stars: Jason Lee, Justin Long, David Cross, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, and Zachary Levi. In "Alvin and The Chipmunks: The squeakuel," the chipmunks are now being taken care of by Toby (Zachary Levi) because Dave is in the hospital. They now have to go to school,which seemed a bit too unrealistic,even for this type of movie,but oh well. »
Ok, so you can’t be quite as giving as your favorite stars…they donate dollars by the millions!
We at HollywoodLife.com are glad to see that celebrities are using their mega bucks for good causes! We’re especially in awe of talk show queens Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres, who both, respectively, donated $1.5 million each this year.
Madame O donated her dosh to Atlanta, Ga inner city school The Ron Clark Academy; she also gave the kids an additional $350,000 in 2008. Her moolah will be used to expand the school’s campus by building a gym, cafeteria and theatre. Ellen, the newest American Idol judge, also helped out children by raising money for Toys for Tots on her show.
The international trailer for the upcoming children’s/family comedy “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,” has been released online.
“Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” brings back our favorite furry brothers, Alvin, Simon and Theodore. Because of a freak accident involving Alvin and Dave Seville, they go to live with Dave Seville’s cool cousin Toby and must enroll in school just like every other kid. School presents new challenges to these rock stars, like dealing with peer pressure, school sports and of course, girls! By “girls” we mean the Chipettes who are managed by Ian Hawke, the Chipmunks greedy former manager who wants to turn them into the next big thing. At the outset, there is a rivalry between the Chipettes and The Chipmunks but in the end they realize that they make great friends and a great musical team!
- Allan Ford
Alvin scores a touchdown in new 'Alvin And The Chipmunks' 2 movie clip. 20th Century Fox's new "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel" movie just hit theaters today,and we've go another clip from the movie. In this clip (below), Alvin scores the game winning touchdown pass in a very unique way. The movie stars: Jason Lee, Justin Long, David Cross, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, and Zachary Levi. In this clip, the quarterback tells them it's time for the big "A." Then Alvin starts to taunt some of the other football players. After the hike, all of a sudden, we see Alvin sailing through the air on top of the football pass that the quarterback just through. »
Just in time for the holidays comes the latest animated movie featuring the furriest pop sensations of the last 50 years, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. Based on characters created by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. in 1958, the singing group consists of three chipmunk brothers: Alvin, the lead of the group and the head troublemaker; Simon, the bespectacled nerdy intellectual; and Theodore, the chubby and gullible brother. The group is managed by Dave Seville, who also acts as a father figure to the young chipmunks.
In Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, an unfortunate accident leaves Dave(Jason Lee) laid up in Paris, so Alvin (Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) are left in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something gamer nephew Toby (Zachary Levi).
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- Debbie Cerda
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel
Directed by: Betty Thomas
Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Release Date: December 23, 2009
Plot: After Dave (Lee) breaks most of his bones in an Alvin-related accident, the Chipmunks stay with Toby Seville (Levi). While Dave’s away they take on new challenges like going to high school and facing off against new musical rivals/love interests, the Chipettes.
Who’S It For? Kids, specifically those old enough to sit through a movie but still young enough not to judge based on quality.
Expectations: Low. The first film wasn’t as bad as I expected, but my expectations were so colossally low that they almost had to be beaten. This one is a sequel, which tend to be worse than the film that precedes it.
- Megan Lehar
When last we left Alvin And The Chipmunks, they were living with David Seville (Jason Lee), rocking and rolling and being as cute and cuddly as CGI can possibly be. To be honest, I don’t really remember how 2007’s Alvin And The Chipmunks ended. It was a forgettable, clear cut waste of time, resources and any excess film stock that happened to be laying around. It’s pretty much how I feel now about Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, a movie whose dispensable nature leaves it aimlessly reaching for our attention or that of our children. It probably gets theirs, especially if your kid’s the kind who rattles and hums at the thought of adults getting hit in the head. For the rest of us, though, the ones who actually put down the money so our kids can be slightly amused for 90 minutes, it’s tedious and »
“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” is the ambitious and entertaining big-screen follow-up to 2007’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks.” Not content to rest on their laurels, the ‘Munks are preparing yet another “first”: There have been many great movie sequels. There have even been prequels. Now, get ready for the world’s first Squeakquel, in which Alvin, Simon and Theodore finally meet their match – and maybe more – in the newly arrived female trio, The Chipettes.
Many of the original 2007 cast and filmmakers return for “The Squeakquel,” including producers (as well as the voices of The Chipmunks and The Chipettes for the past 30 years) Ross Bagdasarian and Janice Karman, executive producers Karen Rosenfelt, Arnon Michele Imperato Stabile and Steve Waterman, actors Jason Lee and David Cross, and ‘Munk voice talents Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney. New to “The Squeakquel” is director Betty Thomas, who is one of »
Alvin breaks the new TV in new 'Alvin And The Chipmunks' 2 movie clip. Here's yet another new movie clip (below) from the new "Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel" movie that opens in theaters tomorrow. It features Alvin breaking the new high def TV,and Toby talking about his fake high school glory day memories. The movie stars: Jason Lee, Justin Long, David Cross, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, and Zachary Levi. In this clip, Toby's playing a bowling video game on the new big,high def, TV. He bowls a strike, but then Alvin tries to bowl and, the controller flies out of his hands,right into the TV screen, and makes a huge crack. »
Chipmunks develop a crush in new 'Alvin And The Chipmunks' 2 Clip. "Alvin and the Chipmunks:The Squeakuel" is hitting theaters tomorrow,and they've released a new clip (below) for it. In this one, the chipmunk's minds start swirling when they run into the chippettes for the very first time,and develop a huge crush. The movie stars: Jason Lee, Justin Long, David Cross, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, and Zachary Levi. In this clip, the chipmunks were talking about what they're going to sing. Then all of a sudden, they see the chippettes when they close their lockers. They gaze into each others eyes,and the song, "I wanna know what love is" starts playing in the background. »
Happy holidays, everyone! Those willing and able to drag themselves away from the huge pile of swag under the tree can enjoy the late Heath Ledger's final performance, a Jude Law double bill and a drolly comic Romanian police procedural underneath among other holiday presents that await at the multiplex.
With the tagline "Munk Yourself" sounding more like a threat than a come-on, the high-pitched trio of singing rodents return just in time for exhausted moms to plunk the rugrats down at the multiplex after the presents are unwrapped while they snore quietly in the back row. Betty Thomas, who has some kid-themed kid-themed hijinks with on her CV, steps in for the first film's helmer Tim Hill and trades out her experience with real critters on "Dr. Dolittle" for these much less messy (not to mention non-union) digital substitutes. Jason Lee reprises his role as Dave, »
- Neil Pedley
Avatar's going to have a lot of competition this holiday weekend, and not just from singing rodents who head to high school. This weekend's choices include Robert Downey Jr following clues, Meryl Streep torn between two lovers, George Clooney stacking up frequent flyer miles, and the year's biggest musical expanding into more theaters:
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ComingSoon.net talked exclusively to Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler and Zachary Levi about starring in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel , opening in theaters on Wednesday, December 23. In the sequel, Alvin, Simon and Theodore finally meet their match . and maybe more . in the newly arrived female trio, The Chipettes. Directed by Betty Thomas, the film also stars Jason Lee, Justin Long, David Cross, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney and Anna Faris. You can watch the interviews using the player below! »
Justin Long will be seen taking off all of his clothes in "Going the Distance". Bringing out the confirmation was co-star Christina Applegate as she recently told The Associated Press, "I saw A Lot of Justin Long over the summer, I did - You'll see the movie and you'll know why I said that."
Of the movie itself, the actress who voices Brittany in "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" said, "It's very dirty." The "Samantha Who?" star further explained, "It's the polar opposite of 'Alvin and The Chipmunks'. These people will not be able to go see that."
In "Going the Distance", Justin Long reunites with his on-and-off girlfriend Drew Barrymore. The twosome portrays lovebirds who try to maintain a long-distance relationship while one lives in Chicago and the other in Los Angeles.
Christina Applegate, in the meantime, is booked to star as Barrymore's on-screen sister. She will act for the movie, »
Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. created America's favorite singing chipmunks, Alvin and the Chipmunks to be exact, in 1958 when he discovered that if he sped up his musical recordings the high-pitch voices would sound like singing chipmunks, thus the Chipmunks were born. Since then, the furry musical group have had hit songs, popular TV shows, a blockbuster live-action/CGI film and have even earned a Grammy. Now the trio has returned for a "Squeakquel" to their 2007 hit Alvin and the Chipmunks, which went on to make over $300 million worldwide, entitled Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, opening in theaters on December 23rd. Not only will the film mark the cinematic return of the brothers Chipmunk but will also introduce to the big screen for the very first time their famous female counterparts, the Chipettes. We recently had the great opportunity to sit down with the true stars of the film, Alvin, Simon and Theodore, »
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