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WATCH: Trailer For New Animated Movie Makes History By Featuring Same-Sex Parents!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Laika, the same company that brought us "Coraline" and last year's Oscar-nominated "Paranorman," returns with the trailer for their next feature, "The...

'ParaNorman': Unmasking The Myth Of Redemptive Violence With Cartoon Zombies

Derek Flood | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Derek Flood

Not surprisingly, if you look for Christian reviews of "ParaNorman," you will see many focus on warnings to stay way from the occult. Sadly, this response misses the profoundly deep moral message behind this film.

Oscar's 6 Biggest Winners (Even if They Don’t Go Home With Trophies)

Posted 02.24.2013 | Impact

By Stephen Saito, TakePart Win or lose on Sunday, these half dozen Academy Award-nominated films have already made waves of social change. Silve...

Oscar Nominee: 'I Was Crapping Myself'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

"ParaNorman" began its production in 2009 -- which should give you a rough idea of just how long it takes to produce a stop-motion animation film. Thr...

2012 in Film: My Favorite Movies of the Year

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

After plenty of foreplay, it's time to actually rattle off my picks for the ten very "best" films of the year. As always, these are not the objective "best" films of the year, but merely my out-and-out favorites of the last twelve months.

Mike Ryan's 10 Favorite Movies Of 2012

Mike Ryan | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Here is a list of my favorite movies from 2012. I was considering writing a longer introduction -- perhaps framing 2012 as a banner year for cinema, which it was -- but I will just leave it at "here is a list of my favorite movies from 2012" because, no matter how good or bad a given year is, I always end up with 10 favorite movies. So here they are.

PG Movie Review: ParaNorman

Ambre Anderson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents
Ambre Anderson

ParaNorman is kind of like the cartoon version of the Sixth Sense , except Norman doesn't conceal his ability, despite all the ridicule he receives.

Anti-Obama Film Falls But Still Hot At Box Office

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.26.2012 | Entertainment

"2016 Obama's America" is no longer the hottest new movie in the country, but it's hanging on in the fight. reports that the anti-Obama d...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: ParaNorman

Dan Persons | Posted 10.20.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With an onslaught of mouldering zombies, voluble spirits, and malevolent storm fronts, plus a production that pushes the artistic boundaries of stop-motion in terms of scope and character performance, the film has no shortage of ambition. But is that enough?

Ten Cheers For 'ParaNorman'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 08.17.2012 | Entertainment

"ParaNorman"! Seemingly out of nowhere, this little gem of a movie comes along to break us out of our -- partially heat induced, partially whiskey ind...

Mighty Movie Podcast: ParaNorman Directors Sam Fell & Chris Butler

Dan Persons | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

At this point, it stands as my favorite animated film of the year, and I was excited to get a chance to talk with its directors, Sam Fell and Chris Butler.

Movie Review: ParaNorman

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler from a script by Butler, ParaNorman is a marvel of stop-motion animation, built on a script of flat jokes and frantic, frenetic but uninvolving action.

Anna Kendrick Loves 'Lord Of The Rings'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment

"I happen to be a huge 'Lord of the Rings' fan. I do an annual marathon of the extended editions." I've heard Anna Kendrick mention this before, b...

Christopher Mintz-Plasse Has Mixed Feelings Toward McLovin'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment

It has been five years since "Superbad" gave Christopher Mintz-Plasse his first movie role. To date, Mintz-Plasse has starred or lent his voice to 13 ...

The One Movie You Should See This Week

Mike Ryan | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

I worry for ParaNorman. Judging by the buzz, it sounds like you may have little interest in seeing ParaNorman. If that's your mindset -- if you think ...

Is August 1996 The Worst Movie Month Ever?

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment

There has been a lot of talk about how great the summer of 1982 was for movies. And, boy, it really was. (Among the 1982 summer releases were "E.T.," ...