| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The first Neil Gaiman-authored video game may not have many words from the celebrated fantasy writer. But that's exactly the way […]...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's a brave new indie world.
Last week's startling news that Focus Features was losing its leader, moving out of its New York headquarters and absorbing another indie distributor with a mandate to release movies that have a more global appeal,...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:52 PM
DC Entertainment imprint Vertigo has released the first image for Neil Gaiman's upcoming “Sandman” prequel comic series, as well as […]...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Celebrated novelist and children’s book author Neil Gaiman will return to the medium that launched his career: comics. Marvel announced ......
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Why can’t we all just get along? Well, for one reason, if we could, we wouldn’t have movies like ParaNorman to watch. It’s a story of a person labeled as “different” who makes a difference in his community. And as good and...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:45 AM
As someone who does not have kids, I can attest to the fact that parents of small children love being told what they are doing wrong by the childless.
Whenever I offer advice, parents smile so broadly! And listen so closely! Occasionally, blinded by...
| Aug 16, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Eleven-year-old Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) did not ask for the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Why would he? This young horror film fan surely would have seen “The Sixth Sense” and known that Haley...
| Aug 19, 2012
HILLSBORO, Ore. — Movie buffs probably have some idea of what goes into designing a costume for film.
But what about when the star is a 9-inch-tall puppet named Norman?
As I learned a few months ago during a visit to the Laika Studios set of...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Here's the historical designation of the new animated film "ParaNorman": It's the third feature made in the painstaking stop-motion process — consciously unrealistic, herky-jerky and rough-hewn, in the George Pal "Puppetoons" or Tim Burton "Corpse...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 8:52 AM
"The Expendables 2" may have knocked out the competition at the box office this weekend, but it didn't pack as much of a punch as Hollywood was expecting.
The sequel featuring a gang of muscular action stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Asked to explain the Aardman Animations sensibility, asked if he could put a finger on the house style of the idiosyncratic little studio he co-founded in England 40 years ago, Peter Lord, left, dithered, then finally blurted: . There's really no other...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 10:14 AM
The young title character in this stop-motion animation fantasy (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) shares a trait with Haley Joel Osment's alter ego in "The Sixth Sense," summed up by the sentence, "I see dead people."
While that can mean comforting reunions,...