ParaNorman

Weekend Box Office: Conservative doc “2016: Obama’s America” the only standout

This weekend’s box office returns for the major openers–“The Expendables 2,” “ParaNorman,” “Sparkle,” and “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”–were solid but not spectacular, certainly not the surprisingly strong numbers that “The Bourne Legacy” and “The Campaign” posted last weekend. The Sylvester Stallone/Arnold Schwarzenegger action ensemble pic predictably claimed the #1 slot, but it fell […]

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Review: “ParaNorman”

With 2009’s “Coraline” and now “ParaNorman,” the artists at LAIKA, Inc. have asserted themselves as some of the best minds in contemporary animation. While not as cerebral as Pixar’s best works, LAIKA’s two features achieve the same great feat that the productions of that preeminent studio are known for: transcending the “family film” mold by

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