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Old 10-31-11, 03:57 AM
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PARANORMAN (2012) (dir. Chris Butler, Sam Fell) (A. Kendrick, J. Goodman, L. Mann)



A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1623288/
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Old 03-01-12, 11:25 PM
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from the maker's of 'Coraline' - so now the lead character is a boy - this looks fun and really really twisted - can't wait!
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Sweet trailer.........
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Re: PARANORMAN (2012) (dir. Chris Butler, Sam Fell) (A. Kendrick, J. Goodman, L. Mann

Surprised this didn't get a bump with the movie's release this weekend. Saw this yesterday and really enjoyed it. The spooky horror feel is spot on, a loving ode to horror films fit into a family film that somehow works. It's sort of a midpoint between Coraline and Monster House in tone, and I liked both of those films. Note: I saw the 2d version so I can't comment on the 3d.
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Re: PARANORMAN (2012) (dir. Chris Butler, Sam Fell) (A. Kendrick, J. Goodman, L. Mann

with a good amount of positive reviews coming in, i may have to see this later in the week. i really wish this was coming out in late september instead of now. would've liked to have seen it in october.
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Didn't know it was coming out so soon. I'll have to check it out, probably 3D. Will check it out Thursday.

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Re: PARANORMAN (2012) (dir. Chris Butler, Sam Fell) (A. Kendrick, J. Goodman, L. Mann

Interesting style, and some great moments for horror-movie fans, but it seemed a little messy in the middle. Still, I give it a strong B. It has a great ending, very powerful.
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Can't wait to see this one.
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For a film shot in 3D and currently playing in 3,429 across the country, Focus is not really advertising the 3D aspect of the film ...

... or even playing the 3D version of the film. There's only three theaters in Vegas that have a dedicated screen to the 3D version. The other theaters playing it have two-to-three screenings max of the 3D version. Weird. Step Up Revolution, which had a smaller theater count, actually played in two screens (1 2D, 1 3D) in most theaters here in Vegas.
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Re: PARANORMAN (2012) (dir. Chris Butler, Sam Fell) (A. Kendrick, J. Goodman, L. Mann

Taking my son to see this one tomorrow.
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Just got back from seeing this. Good stuff. It got a bit slow in the middle, but not slow enough to hinder my enjoyment of it. I was just very surprised that my theater had it playing in one of their smallest rooms. Place was pretty packed.
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Re: PARANORMAN (2012) (dir. Chris Butler, Sam Fell) (A. Kendrick, J. Goodman, L. Mann

This was pretty good. Funny, sweet, and a lead who's into monster/ horror movies. This movie was right up my alley. Took my son who is still learning to stay fully quiet but he was still during the ending when the "witch" tries to stop Norman. Surprisingly poignant at times also. It's just a joy to watch the craft at work in a movie like this also. One of the best movies for me this year.
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Thought this was a great movie. Just as good as Pixar's best.

Started off strong with the faux grindhouse zombie opening.

They were able to make it a bit creepy and adult, but still made it light and goofy.

The ending was devistating. I thought I was going to explode from holding back the waterworks.
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I enjoyed ParaNorman, an overall sweet movie that was fairly entertaining and clever. I enjoyed a lot of the horror references and characters. Oddly enough Norman himself could have been fleshed out more, along with his parents, but the good definitely outweighed the bad. Was funnier than I expected it to be too.
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It was funny for adult audiences and kids who get the humor, but this isn't for kids under 6 - several families up and left with their kids because the intensity was a tad much.
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Re: PARANORMAN (2012) (dir. Chris Butler, Sam Fell) (A. Kendrick, J. Goodman, L. Mann

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It was funny for adult audiences and kids who get the humor, but this isn't for kids under 6 - several families up and left with their kids because the intensity was a tad much.
My three year old was fine. He never got uncomfortable, hasn't had any nightmares for a few days now. Again, it depends on the kid.
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It was funny for adult audiences and kids who get the humor, but this isn't for kids under 6 - several families up and left with their kids because the intensity was a tad much.
I agree. The kid I kidnapped was 7. And she was just a little scared. During the "Grindhouse" opening, I kept an eye on her.

The good intentions of the zombies and witch made it less frightening.
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I agree. The kid I kidnapped was 7. And she was just a little scared. During the "Grindhouse" opening, I kept an eye on her.

The good intentions of the zombies and witch made it less frightening.
My three year old is tougher than that kid you kidnapped!
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parents tend to shelter their kids too much if you ask me. Read them the original Grimm fairytales and they'll become less jaded.

I guess I had forgotten from seeing the trailers ad nauseum, but the film is displayed in scope (2.35) which is infrequent for stop motion features.

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Saw this today with one of my best friends. We both loved it!

I absolutely loved those opening credits!
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So this doesn't seem to be hitting too big. I think that people are writing it off as another average CGI kids movie.
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Re: PARANORMAN (2012) (dir. Chris Butler, Sam Fell) (A. Kendrick, J. Goodman, L. Mann

saw it over the weekend and enjoyed it. as good, if not better than CORALINE. really wish this would've came out a month from now but oh well.
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Re: PARANORMAN (2012) (dir. Chris Butler, Sam Fell) (A. Kendrick, J. Goodman, L. Mann

I watched it a second time over the weekend. Noticed some things...

1. It was scored by Jon Brion. I mostly know him from PT Anderson's movies.

2. In the first scene, the Grandma says something about sitting down and having a talk with the gouls.

3. Post credits scene shows Norman being built on a workbench.
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