Tag Archives: Paranorman

[Oscars 2013] – Predicting The Nominations

9 Jan

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

I still have a few 2013 releases to catch up with, and I though I wanted to make my Oscar nominations predictions post having seen all of them, the nods are due early tomorrow morning so I’ll have to post them now.

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[Review] – ParaNorman

23 Aug

Title: ParaNorman
Year: 2012
Directors: Sam Fell and Chris Butler
Writer: Chris Butler, based on a story by Arianne Sutner and Stephen Stone
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Elaine Stritch, John Goodman, Ariel Winter
MPAA Rating: PG, scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language
Runtime: 93 min
IMDb Rating: 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 73

The people at Laika are the kind of people I love. Founded in 2005, the Oregon-based stop-motion animation studio did work on that year’s Corpse Bride, and they released their first feature as a company in 2009 with Coraline, the absolutely stunning adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s novel. That film just blew me away because of how exquisitely it was made, and it totally established Laika as an animation studio with aesthetic sensibilities that really spoke to me, and I honestly couldn’t wait to see what they did next.

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[Trailer] – Paranorman

30 Mar

We’ve already seen a trailer for Paranorman before, but this new international trailer, which you can watch above, is a bit longer and has some new footage to get you excited for the film. And you really should be excited, this one’s being made by Laika, the great stop-motion animation behind Coraline, and the talent assembled is pretty nifty.