Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; Everyone's a Critic

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; Everyone's a Critic

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So you think Matt Soergel must be on a Sno-cap sugar high when he sees films? Everyone's a Critic lets you play movie reviewer. Here's what "regular folks" think of movies currently playing at the multiplex.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets - If you rate absurd plots on the 1 to 10 Preposterous Scale, this one gets a 12, but, to paraphrase Dirty Harry, "I know what you're thinking. You gotta ask yourself a question. Do I wanna be amused? Well, do ya, punk?" As silly as this movie is, I was completely entertained for the whole ride. We saw it all in the first one, but gosh darn it, we liked it then, and we like it now!

Pat Crandall, 57, West Beaches

Alvin and the Chipmunks - No rodent infestation could be more pleasant. As Jason Lee portrays Dave Seville in what is possibly his first role in years without copious amounts of facial hair, Industrial Light & Magic serves up a furry trio that evokes an "Awww!" from anyone's lips. The jokes are hilarious, the story is fun and the songs are out of this world. This Christmas, you'll love chipmunks rocking in an open foyer.

Mathew M. Riddell, 28, Arlington

Sweeney Todd - Tim Burton's malevolent film of macabre magnificence finds Benjamin Barker's (Depp) family thrown to chaos by a sinister judge. Emerging years later, Sweeney Todd (Depp), vengeance incarnate, reclaims his barber's blade and cuts through more than the hairs of those needing a good cut. Sweeney seeks justice with help from pie shop owner, eccentric Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter). This atmospheric and musical marvel will captivate those who enjoyed Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.

Jason Ward, 28, Arlington

Charlie Wilson's War - One of the great pleasures of watching movies is the surprise generated occasionally by an unusual script (rife with satire mired in current and past events), top-drawer acting, polished and sophisticated settings, momentum that builds from the beginning to an acceptable and/or inconclusive endgame. …

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