Thursday, September 13, 2012

Weekly Round-Up (9/2/12 - 9/8/12)

ParaNorman (Chris Butler/Sam Fell) ****- This film caught me by surprise. I never thought I would *love* this as much as I did. A misfit young boy sees ghosts and is taken to task to save his town from a witches' curse. It's visually gorgeous stop-motion animation combined with modern-day CGI. It's got lots of funny, scary (yes, scary) and sweet moments along with very clever winks at classic horror films. I see that this is not doing that gangbusters at the box-office but I do think this has the potential to have a strong cult following a la Nightmare Before Christmas. It's my favorite animated film of the year so far and one of the best films of year so far period.

Keane (Lodge Kerrigan) **1/2 - A mentally unstable man struggles with the supposed loss of his daughter as he befriends a single mom and her young daughter. It's a low-budget indie drama but fairly predictable and standard. It's made watchable by the great performance of Damian Lewis.

(NOTE: I could have sworn I posted this earlier.)

1 comment:

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

Sure Paranorman is good, look at the credits! Talent like that coming out of their EARS, y'know?

No, I wanna see if Frankenweenie is going to cut the mold or not. It looks like it might be good, but somethin' tells me that it might fall a bit flatter than normal...

Then you got Wreck-It Ralph and that one with the holiday icons in it actin' like a bunch of Avengers. As a gamer, I'm incredibly hyped about Ralph, but I dunno 'bout that second one...

Good to be commentin' and bloggin' again, back in the blogosphere for a bit of time once more. :D Round 3 and all that rot...