The 3-D animated ParaNorman was made by the same stop-motion studio responsible for 2009’s creepily visionary Coraline , and, beyond their unsettling imagery and children’s horror-fantasy themes, both films share an eerie sense of quiet: There’s surprisin more
This week at the multiplex, we've got macho mercenaries ("The Expendables 2"); a zombified community ("ParaNorman"); an arboreal child ("The Odd Life of Timothy Green"); and a troubled songstress ("Sparkle").
I’ve always been slightly bewildered by the zombie genre. Occasionally, it will be a social satire (the original Dawn of the Dead ) or a spoof/homage ( Shaun of the Dead ), but I’m not sure what to do with games like Left 4 Dead or Zombieland . They more
There's a fine line between scaring children and traumatizing them, and it's up to each parent to know how their own kids will react. I know of nine-year-olds who love "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," but I also recall my sister-in-law relating the tale of more
From LAIKA, the makers of Coraline, comes the ghoulish, but charming ParaNorman , a 3D stop-motion animated film directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler. The story follows young Norman (voiced by Let Me In’s Kodi Smit-McPhee), a horror movie fan who also j more
Laika's new stop-motion animated film 'Paranorman' is a smart throwback to the Amblin' movies of the '80s, stylish and beautifully realized, although it may be too much for younger kids. http://m.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured/posts/review-stop-motion-p more