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Review: ALPHA, Bold and Vital Big-Screen Adventure

Nowadays, it's rare to watch a movie that feels like it was expressly designed for the big screen. Oh, sure, some filmmakers know how to fill up the space with a constant blur of motion and movement and people and...

ALPHA Trailer: Watch Out For That Cliff!

A cliff marks a turning point in a young man's life. In Alpha, the young man is learning how to hunt buffalo in an ancient civilization when he is trapped in the wrong place at the wrong time; the beast...

Interview: Director John Maclean Talks SLOW WEST, Spielberg And More

If you're going to make a splash with your first feature, then John Maclean seems to have found the right way to do it. The former pop musician began by making videos of his band, and soon found himself...

Neuch√Ętel 2015 Welcomes Chris Carter, DEATHGASM, EXCESS FLESH, STUNG, And More

Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files is heading to Switzerland. But it's no mystery why he's going. He will be a guest at the 2015 edition of the Neuch√Ętel International Fantastic Film Festival, which will be held from July 3-11....

Review: ALL THE WILDERNESS Digs Deep Into the Emotional Psyche of a Young Man

Once I was a teenager. Granted, that's been many years ago. But it's amazing how quickly long-submerged feelings bubble to the surface when given the right poke in the psyche. The poker, in this case, is wielded by writer/director Michael...

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects Of Desire: Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects of Desire (or Drafthouse FOOD if you must) is a new regular column assessing the home cinema releases from the Austin-based distributor.Ari Folman's follow-up to his animated Oscar-nominated documentary, Waltz With Bashir, is a loose adaptation...

Sundance 2015 Review: SLOW WEST, A Deeply-Reflective Action Movie

The fact that the Western is a troubled genre is hardly news. It's gone from the most prevalent narrative film style to a far more niche set of works. Some neo-Westerns, like Star Wars or Serenity, go operatic, taking...

Pegg, Frost, and Ayoade Among Voice Cast Of THE BOXTROLLS From PARANORMAN Creators

Laika and Focus Features, the studios that brought animated standouts Coraline and ParaNorman into being, are at it again. This time they are teaming up to adapt Here Be Monsters!, a young readers fantasy novel written and illustrated by Alan Snow,...

Watch PARANORMAN Directors' Lengthy Fantasia Q&A

Montreal's Fantasia Festival was proud to bring ParaNorman to a rabid audience in Montreal and it would appear that the creators were rather pleased about the scenario as well. Directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell were both on hand in...

Hollywood Grind: PARANORMAN Blazes a Stop-Motion Indie Trail

ParaNorman, which opens wide today across the U.S. and Canada, is an original, handmade film produced by Laika, an independent animation studio located near Portland, Oregon. As I wrote in my review, it's "a terrific, ghoulish, comic thriller that cheerfully...

Review: PARANORMAN, a Terrific, Ghoulish, Comic Thriller

Quickly moving beyond its opening 'Grindhouse for Horror Kids' vibe, ParaNorman becomes much more -- a terrific, ghoulish, comic thriller that cheerfully wears its bloody heart on its sleeve. Norman Babcock sees dead people; he is surrounded by ghostly apparitions...

PARANORMAN's Zombies Head To The Olympics!

A round of applause for Laika, please, who have just released what will probably be the best piece of Olympic tie in marketing that will be seen during these games. It seems that zombies like a good bit of athletic...

Second Trailer For Laika's PARANORMAN

New to the second trailer for Laika's stop motion animated feature Paranorman: Talking. And also lots of new footage.The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated "Coraline."...

New PARANORMAN Trailer Shambles Into The UK

After the success of Coraline stop motion animation house Laika are continuing to look to kid friendly supernatural tales to keep the good times rolling and next up is ParaNorman.In the comedy thriller, a small town comes under siege by...

Watch The Trailer For Laika's PARANORMAN!

Put this one in the better late than never pile ...Having been largely incommunicado while attending the Morbido Festival in small town Mexico I missed the arrival of the first trailer for Laika's ParaNorman. But I've seen it now and...

First Poster For Laika's PARANORMAN

After the success of Coraline Focus Features and animation house Laika are teaming up again for upcoming 2012 release ParaNorman. Once again using the stop-motion animation technique that is Laika's signature the film is written and co-directed by Chris Butler...