Alvin and the Chipmunks Get ‘Chipwrecked’

Four years ago, I remember saying, “Oh, an Alvin and the Chipmunks movie! How about that!” Two years later, it was more like, “Yeah. The Squeakquel. Heh. That’s about right.” And now, I’m sort of teetering on, “Chipwrecked? Really? Are boat-trip comedies really that much of a staple that they deserve a chipmunk pun? I mean, wouldn’t something like ‘A Chipmas Carol’ or ‘Be My Alvintine’ or ‘TheoDorm Life’ (chipmunks in college = classic) be a little more on the right track?” Well, no matter where you stand on this, we have at our disposal an Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked trailer. Prepare for the Lady Gaga number at the end. It’ll get you.

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.