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Entries from October 2009

A Scary Film For Children

October 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Coraline (2009) Screenplay by Henry Selick, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman Directed by Henry Selick Produced by Pandemonium/ Laika Entertainment Running time: 100 minutes So, What’s This About? Coraline Jones (voiced by Dakota Fanning) relocates from Pontiac, Michigan to the overcast Ashland, Oregon. While her parents (Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman) write a gardening […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Animation · Based on novel · Beasts and monsters · Coming of age · Dreams and visions · Father/daughter relationship · Mother/daughter relationship · Supernatural · Surprise after end credits

These Weird Four Seasons of Halloween

October 14th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Trick ‘r Treat (2009) Written by Michael Dougherty Directed by Michael Dougherty Produced by Legendary Pictures/ Bad Hat Harry Productions Running time: 82 minutes So, What’s This About? In “Warren Valley, Ohio” on Halloween Night, a Yuppie couple (Leslie Bibb, Tahmoh Penikett) are paid a visit by a demonic trick ‘r treater with a burlap […]

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Tags: Beasts and monsters · Black comedy · Coming of age · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Psycho killer · Small town · Woman in jeopardy

This Little Movie Looking Back 20 Years Ago

October 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Adventureland (2009) Written by Greg Mottola Directed by Greg Mottola Produced by This Is That Productions/ Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Running time: 107 minutes So, What’s This About? In the summer of 1987, Oberlin College grad James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) is notified by his parents (Wendie Malick, Jack Gilpin) that money he was depending on to […]

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Tags: Coming of age · Drunk scene · Father/daughter relationship · Music · Surprise after end credits