Yeah, I'm one of those bitter old people who is pissed that THE MUPPETS hasn't pulled in more money at the box office. Not that it's completely sinking or anything but damn... if we have to tolerate ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIP WRECKED, the third in a series of continually shitty kids' movies, then shouldn't we as adults be supporting better family entertainment since we're going to be sitting through it? Wouldn't you like more Animal trying to act nat-ur-al? *sigh* Hell, the only thing this latest Chipmunk monstrosity has going for it is the voice of one of my old school fave hotties.
This is how I'll probably always remember Christina Applegate. As the affectionately slutty and lovably empty-headed Kelly Bundy from "Married... With Children." It takes someone with a lot of talent to play dumb as well as she did. Her professionalism as a comedic actress (watch the underrated "Samantha Who?" on demand for more proof) is always undersold or overlooked. Truly one of the classics, from the get-go.
Christina graduated from Kelly by not going silently into the B-movie night. She took some time to expand her horizons by getting classy and doing stage productions, including her famous turn in "Chicago." She got married, got divorced, came back to television and then suddenly started booking movies again, jumping to better roles as an adult than she got as a teen/young adult coming out of TV. Although honestly, I dare anyone to knock DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD.
Applegate is a tough bitch and I say that in the tenderest, most sentimental of ways. When learning that she was in the early stages of developing breast cancer, instead of waiting around to see what would happen to her, she took radical charge and had a double mastectomy to save herself the torture she watched her beloved mother suffer through with the same disease. And while we may never see her in a micro-mini skull-printed skirt again, Applegate built her hotness out of empty Aqua Net cans and I wouldn't have it any other way.
What do you think of Christina Applegate?