MOVIE REVIEW with SHUPE SAKALA
IN AMERICA, the Chipmunks are synonymous with Christmas as their high-pitched and high-speed voices often heard carolling away and so it is no surprise that the Chipmunks return to the big screen now.
The three chipmunks; Alvin, Theodore and Simon are enjoying their music career under the management and guardianship of Dave and when his budding romance spells the possibility of a step brother – Alvin acts out.
In a bid to halt Daveâ€™s marriage proposal, the trio hit the road and air.
Alvinâ€™s big mouth sets them in trouble enough times and there is the usual mix of popular music thrown into the scenes that are full of laughs.
Title: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Genre: Family Comedy
Director: Walt Becker
Starring: Jason Lee, Josh Green, Justin Long
Time: 1 hour 26 minutes
This is a family movie that everyone, young and old, will enjoy!
Creed: Boxing legend sports fresh blood
Boxing great, Rocky, is back as the retired mentor to Adonis Johnson (Michael B Jordan), son of boxing champion Apollo Creed. The young fighter never met his father, as Apollo died before he was born but boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to be his trainer.
This touching drama sees both Adonis and Rocky fight for their lives, in and out of the ring sees much of Apollo in Adonis, and agrees to mentor him, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any in the ring. With Rockyâ€™s help, Adonis soon gets a title shot, but whether he has the true heart of a fighter remains to be seen.
You can also catch Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which continues to break records on the income it is generating, its worldwide release raked in over US$700 million.
Freshview has Bollywood movies and action-packed The Transporter 4, still blazing on its screens.
Enjoy this Christmas weekend and I hope to see you in 2016.
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