Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning until you add big hair, rocking tunes and John Travolta in a dress. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky plays the youngster in question, Tracy, in this wonderful…

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Alvin And The Chipmunks

BBB (out of 5) Those rambunctious chipmunks have made their way to the big screen for the first time since their animated adventure in 1987. This time it’s live-action, with three computer-generated creatures (actual chipmunk size, not pre-teens with furry faces) invading the peaceful but unhappy life of struggling musician Dave (Jason Lee) and turning…

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