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Feb. 10th, 2009

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Saw "Coraline" today. Thoroughly enjoyed it, even the part that made the little boy behind me start sobbing. This is, basically, a horror movie for kids. Younger than, say, 10, I probably wouldn't bring them along.

However, I've now had "Caroline, No" by the Beach Boys running through my head all day... even though that song doesn't appear in the movie! (There is a short song written and performed by They Might Be Giants, though.)

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From:babsbunny
Date:February 10th, 2009 06:31 am (UTC)
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OMG BUTTONS! Man, that movie gave me REAL weird dreams.
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From:doodlesthegreat
Date:February 10th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
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"The mice, they tell me you are in grave danger..."

This will be a good year for stop-motion work, with this, "Nine", and "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" all scheduled for release.
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From:zeek_hedgehog
Date:February 10th, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)
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Did you see it in 3D?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 10th, 2009 07:51 am (UTC)
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Yes, and it was awesome.

(Actually, I'm not sure if it's even showing in 2D anywhere.)
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From:nefaria
Date:February 10th, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
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Actually they were showing it in 4D, unless it took place in infinitesimal time.

No local movie theaters, so I'll have to catch it on DVD. I do have the book though.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 10th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
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Ah. Well, mine is only showing it in 3D right now.
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From:keeper1st
Date:February 11th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
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Did they charge you an extra two bucks "3D surcharge"? Ours did. The regional manager was there and gave a speech about it before the movie, saying that it's to cover the cost of purchasing the digital 3D projector, and the cost of losing 3D glasses to people who manage to steal 'em. He said the glasses cost them $50 a pop!

He got on the case of his employees when a birthday party of about 12 kids and three adults asked for more glasses because they hadn't been given enough on the way in -- insisting that the employees hand one to each person regardless of age, and never in groups, to ensure that they get 'em all back on the way out by covering all exits and instructing the viewers to leave single file and for each person to return his or her own pair only.

Makes it seem like there's a huge black market for goofy-looking plastic 3D glasses or something...
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 11th, 2009 08:40 am (UTC)
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Nope, none of that nonsense at my theater.

(In fact, I've even taken two pairs of glasses home with me for experimenting with. That was how I figured out they work by circular polarization! If you put on a pair and look in the mirror, each eye will be able to see the other eye, but not itself. Freaky, huh?)
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From:keeper1st
Date:February 11th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
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I could tell something was unusual about them when holding them and noticing my reflection in the lens was upside-down.
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From:penh
Date:February 10th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
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I totally recognized that TMBG sound in the Coraline song, but trying to figure out if it was also John doing the fathers' voice drove me buggy. Well, it did for about five minutes until I got distracted by the movie. I never would have guessed that it was John Hodgman, though I occasionally thought it might be the ghost of Dean Martin.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 11th, 2009 08:46 am (UTC)
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John Linnell did do the singing voice, but not the speaking voice.

(Which means that Coraline's father has the same singing voice as the Poopsmith!)
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