Contact Us

ParaNorman

‘The Boxtrolls’ and Laika: The Bad Boys of Studio Animation

Focus
Focus

There’s a particular scene in ‘The Boxtrolls’ that truly exemplifies the bravado of Laika – an almost “I don’t give a f---” attitude toward focus groups and the societal norms of what an animated films should be. The problem is, this scene can’t be described in its full detail because it would be considered a spoiler. Let’s just say that, instead of redemption – a theme we see quite often in animated films – a character explodes. He literally explodes off this mortal coil with no chance of any kind of redemption ever again … or breathing, for that matter.

Read More

‘ParaNorman’ Creators Reteam For Animated Film ‘The Boxtrolls’

The Boxtrolls
LAIKA/Focus Features

LAIKA, the studio that brought us the Oscar-nominated animated feature 'ParaNorman,' is reuniting with Focus Features for a new animated project called 'The Boxtrolls' and it sounds too cute. Are these guys the new Pixar?

Read More

‘Wreck-it Ralph’ Wrecks the Annie Awards

Wreck-it Ralph Annie Awards
Disney

The Annie Awards may not be as high profile as the Oscars, but they're always a fascinating look at a corner of the film and television world that is often overlooked during the awards season: animation. Considering the company's legacy, it feels appropriate that Disney dominated at the 40th Annual Annie Awards, with 'Wreck-it Ralph' and 'Paperman' going home as the big winners.

Read More

New to DVD and Blu-ray: ‘Men in Black 3,’ Family Friendly Scares and ‘Lawless’

Focus Features/Columbia Pictures/The Weinstein Co.
Focus Features/Columbia Pictures/The Weinstein Co.

New on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming this week, summertime action, a horror-comedy for kids, some bootlegging with bruising action, and creepy scares. ...

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Expendables 2′ VS ‘The Bourne Legacy’

Weekend Box Office: Expendables 2
Lionsgate

Although they differ in style and tone in every way imaginable, 'The Expendables 2' and 'The Bourne Legacy' are both action movies and they share the same audience (people who like watching people beat up other people). The slick, modern 'The Bourne Legacy' was last week's box office champion, so everyone was wondering if its success would cut into the opening of the brawny, '80s throwback that is 'The Expendables 2.' Or vice versa. Well, the numbers are in...

Read More

‘Paranorman’ Review

Paranorman
Focus Features

From the opening synthesizer chords aping the soundtrack from VHS classics like John Carpenter's 'Prince of Darkness,' I knew 'Paranorman' was made with care.

Visually electrifying, but still clearly handmade, 'Paranorman' is a striking marriage of form and content. Set in a New England hamlet with a witch trial-based tourist economy, it tells the story of a young boy who has the ability to see and talk with ghosts. Basically, 'The Sixth Sense,' but fun.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Movie News, Movie Reviews

Final ‘ParaNorman’ Trailer Plays Like A Bona fide Horror Movie

Focus Features
Focus Features

We're just a couple of days away from the release of what's being hailed as one of the best animated films of the year.We're referring to Laika's 'ParaNorman,' which we gave 8/10 in our review, and it just wowed us again with a final trailer that sets a surprising tone for such a family-friendly movie.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Movie News, Trailers

Norman Reads An Unusual Spell In ‘ParaNorman’ Clip

Paranorman
Focus Features

Since people are in the midst of the so-called zombie craze, it feels appropriate for 'ParaNorman' to be springing into theaters in the next couple of weeks. What better way to get into the Halloween spirit early than by watching this?

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Movie News

‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ TV Spots

Focus Features/ Walt Disney Animation
Focus Features/ Walt Disney Animation

This is one of the best years in recent memory for animation nuts. We've gotten a new Pixar movie, we're getting a new Walt Disney Animation movie, and we've got four stop-motion animation films for 2012 (bonus points if you can name the other three). Now you can see some new TV for two upcoming animation movies -- 'ParaNorman' and 'Wreck-It Ralph.'

Read More

Filed Under: , , , Category: Movie News, Videos

New Movie Releases – August 2012

The Bourne Legacy, Cosmopolis, Total Recall, Sleepwalk With Me, The Expendables 2
Universal, Film District, Columbia, IFC, Lionsgate

August is summer's last hurrah at the box office. As such, there are a ton of fantastic films hitting your local theater this month, including some of the best independent films of the year so far. Read on for our list of theatrical releases and dates for this August and start planning accordingly.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://screencrush.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!