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Spooktober, Day 26: Halloween films for people who don't like horror

Today I thought I’d do something different for Spooktober. I know horror isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and I didn’t want anyone to feel left out because I think there’s enough magic in Halloween that it doesn’t just have to be about blood and suffering and that cold, pale hand resting on your shoulder… 1,200 more words



I didn’t see ParaNorman when it first came out in theatres. That’s partly because my zookeepers are incredibly reluctant to take me to the movies ever since The Popcorn Incident… 295 more words

Action Adventure

5 movies you should watch this fall

Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year. I die for comfy sweaters, crunch leaves, pumpkin patches, and of course, dressing up  for Halloween! Unfortunately, it hasn’t felt like fall in California, but that hasn’t stopped me from watching my fall favorite movies. 413 more words


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

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