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ParaNorman (2012) movie review

     Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a normal kid in all aspects except for one, he is able to see and talk to ghosts. Because of this he is often misunderstood and ostracised by basically everyone else in the small town where he lives with his father (Jeff Garlin) who just wants him to act normal, his mother (Leslie Mann) who tries to understand, and his moody teenaged older sister (Anna Kendrick). 294 more words


Laika in Portland

Dear Liza,

One of the very nice things about living in a big city like Portland is all the museums and places to learn new things. 348 more words

31 Days of Horror 2017

Let’s face it.  Horror movies are tremendous year round, but watching them during the month of October is just more fun.  Like so many other bloggers, podcasters, and social media junkies, I’ll keep track of the horror films I revisit this month.  46 more words


Halloween Movies 3

The Shining. I’m going to say up front this is not one of my favorites. I know that it is often seen as a masterpiece but it really doesn’t do much for me.   175 more words


Paranorman - Norman isn't Normal but That's OK

What Would You do if You Could See Ghosts?

Paranorman is the second film to come out of Liaka Studios. Unlike their first film, Coraline… 793 more words

Jon Spencer Reviews

ParaNorman – Can a Kid’s Zombie film really Work by Playing off Trope?

Studio Laika is one of the new premiere studios for stop motion animation these days. I mean with academy award nominations for each of their four films, one could say that while they haven’t won they are batting one hundred for potential quality recognized. 1,525 more words