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  • Happy V Day


    I think an excellent date idea this weekend would be to take your Significant One to see Coraline, maybe even in 3D. That’s what I hope to do. Of course, I’m also rooting for the film’s success to bolster Portland as a haven where animators can do their thing- here’s a recent Willamette Week article that lays out the situation for Laika studio.


    Comment from Matt M.
    Time: February 14, 2009, 1:46 pm

    You know what the Kid Scariness Index is on this, Jeff? I’d love to take my 5 and 8 year-old-kids to see CORALINE, but I don’t want any bedwetting terror or surprise visitors in my own bed at 3 in the morning ’cause of “that darn scary movie, daddy.”

    Comment from Parker
    Time: February 14, 2009, 3:53 pm

    It’s too scary for my kids, your 8 year old is probably the best contender!

    Comment from kjchen
    Time: February 16, 2009, 5:27 am

    The movie is fantastic, in the literal and connotative senses of the word. I’m actually interested in seeing it in non-3D, just to see how much difference it makes in the presentation. The 3D is not used to jump at the audience in the usual gaudy way, some people seem to be complaining that if it doesn’t do this, then what’s the point? But I think it gives the world some additional realism and weight, given the reality of the props used to construct it. At least, that’s what I hope to find out.

    Comment from Parker
    Time: February 16, 2009, 7:45 am

    That’s good to hear, that’s how I hoped the 3D would be. I still haven’t been, hopefully today!

    Comment from Parker
    Time: February 16, 2009, 7:47 am

    I meant, I hoped it would be used for depth instead of poking things out at the viewer, as you say.