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Thursday, April 3, 2008
"Alvin and the Chipmunks"
The beloved rodents scampered to the big-screen and scored a blockbuster family hit that combines computer-generated animation and live action. Jason Lee heads the human cast as a songwriter who takes in the three mischievous chipmunks -- Alvin, Simon and Theodore (voiced by Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney) -- with the furry singers becoming pop stars that face exploitation by a conniving producer (David Cross).
"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
Johnny Depp's customers check in, they don't check out. Teaming with frequent collaborators Tim Burton and co-star Helena Bonham Carter, Depp scored an Academy Award nomination for the title role in the Stephen Sondheim musical about a vengeful barber slitting throats in old London and the landlady who makes a killing serving up the victims as mystery meat in her pies.