Friday, February 6, 2009

Coraline hits theaters with a bang

From the creator who brought you The Nightmare Before Christmas comes coraline,

Neil Gaiman's novella Coraline made quite an impact when it appeared in 2002, sweeping up Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker awards in its surrealist arms. Now stop-motion virtuoso Henry Selick's cinematic adaptation has exploded the children's book into an entirely different orbit, one populated by eye-popping visuals rendered in revolutionary stereoscopic digital 3-D.

While the movie's protagonist is a brave but bored 11-year-old girl, Selick's Coraline may send children and adults alike home with dreams and nightmares they may not be able to shake. You have been warned.

Like Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz and even Beetlejuice before it, Coraline is an allegorical film exploring the value of mundane domestic life by injecting into it equal parts terror and whimsy.

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