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PARANORMAN Family Movie Review

PARANORMAN Family Movie Review

PARANORMAN REVIEW (GRADE: B+) Earning its place alongside such Halloween-ready classics as The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, and Coraline, Focus Features’ new animated film ParaNorman boasts incredible design in its characters and locations, stunningly rendered using stop-motion animation. Indeed, it’s one of only a handful of films I’ve seen that is arguably worth seeing in 3D. Th ...[Read More]

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CORALINE Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Since the Brothers Grimm penned their morbid fairy tales (and probably before), children and adults have escaped into fantasy to safely explore the dangers of reality. Tales such as Hansel and Gretel, and in the last century The Wizard of Oz, have provided imaginative worlds with dangers at every turn. The purpose of such tales was always to warn, ...[Read More]