Jan. 28, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST
cant wait to see this!
Jan. 28, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST
harry's growing insanity has made me reluctant to visit this site these days... i started reading this site back in 1998, yep 10 years ago, and have been doing so a few times a week ever since. but lately, within the past two years or so, i really haven't been able to garner the same old enthusiasm i used to. dunno, maybe getting older u stop wanting a film nerd fix... but i think its really because there are tons of other sites out there that DO A BETTER JOB AND DON'T GET BOGGED DOWN IN PETTY CHILDISH HATRED BETWEEN STAFF. i don't particularly like drew that much, but harry is just dead set insane. he's allowed himself to become isolated from the real world and consumed by this strange fantasy land where he's the emperor and famous and everyone loves him. reality check harold - you're not famous or powerful and no one in hollywood could give two shits about you or this site. don't mean to hate on you so much but really, you need to reconnect with the real world
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST
Saw an advance screening a couple of days ago. If it came out last year it definitely would've made my top ten list. It's the kind of movie you complain about Hollywood not making anymore -- a kids movie that isn't dumbed down and is legitimately scary. John Hodgman as the Other Father saying "Everything's right in this world, kiddo" is my new favorite line.
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST
This movie is going to be amazing. That was creepy as hell. I'm thrilled my in-laws came by late this January to give my wife and I our Christmas gifts. HELLLLLOOOOOO BORDERS! I'm getting the book this week. NEIL GAIMAN, YOU MAD GENIUS!--I'm convinced the guy is actually an unseelie changeling of some sort.
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST
by Motoko Kusanagi
THIS will fuck our very eyeballs!<p>AVATAR who? ;-)
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST
How do you make a Blue Meanie even creepier? Answer: Give Neil Gaiman a keyboard.
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST
i've been following a lot about this movie, but this is the best trailer i've seen. i can't wait.
Jan. 28, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST
This is a movie I am dying to see.
Jan. 28, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST
they'd said the line about taking her eyes and replacing them with buttons...its only hinted at in this trailer but thats the thing that creeped me out from the first trailer.
Jan. 28, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST
I can't get past the whole rudolph the red nose reindeer style animation. I wish they picked some other way to do it.
Jan. 28, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST
That in the UK I have to wait until fuckin MAY to see this film in the UK. MAY for fuck's sake. MAY! It's out the same day as fucking Trek. Who thought that through. Give me Coraline and give it to me NOW!!!
Jan. 28, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST
by T 1000 xp professional
Jan. 28, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST
by I am the most horrible
I'll tell you Selick will be on LIVE WIRE radio variety program on Jan 31st at 7 pm on KOPB.<p> Listen live online at opbDOTorg or follow the link at livewireradioDOTorg. <p> Podcast at Itunes.<p> Selick discusses Coraline and other surprises.
Jan. 28, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST
...with the name "Neil Gaiman" attached to it. <br /><br /> Now if only someone would do Sandman as a miniseries, preferably animated and preferably Showtime or HBO.
Jan. 28, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST
Would a four year old girl who loves Nightmare Before Xmas be ok for this, or is it a little too intense? Don't want to freak my daughter out too much. Rock Rock On.
Jan. 28, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST
After reading the book when it came out, I immediately had a vision of what this movie would look like and the previous trailers were nothing like what was in my head. I thought they were all wrong. THIS trailer, however, looks exactly right. Count me in.
Jan. 28, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST
The exact quote is "I'm going to be a dentist". I know because people used to quote that line at me whenever I needed a haircut. My bangs do that weird flippy thing that Hermey's does, and is bright blonde as well. It's gotten to the point that when some select people writ my name, they add D.D.S. at the end. Yep, hilarious.
Jan. 28, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST
by The Chosen
You can't fight it.
Jan. 28, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST
by JT Kirk
Not only did this trailer tell me everything that the wasteful billboards and aimless tv spots did not, but it also succeeded in telling me that the movie's out in a WEEK! WTF? Why did I have to wait 9 days before the film's release to finally get that it looks interesting? Bad marketing! BAD! NO! STAY! GO LIE DOWN!
Jan. 28, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST
finally...a toon to scare the kiddies...i love gaiman, i love selick...
Jan. 28, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST
Jan. 28, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST
gaiman has gone into this many times...no one in hollywood understands the work<p> look, i tried to get an ex, who was an aspiring screenwriter to read the series (pulled out all my comics, the originals...mint...i really did love her at the time) she didnt get it (kinda fell out of love that day) maybe if the project is handed to sellick it could work...he seems to get gaiman...but i just want it left on the pages...thanks
Jan. 28, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST
Henry Selick is back with a vengeance.
Jan. 28, 2009, 2 p.m. CST
Shut up, asshole. No one cares.
Jan. 28, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST
credited twice? Especially on the same shot as Gaiman.
Jan. 28, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST
I know the story behind this guy, and I want him to succeed, but visually not pleasing.
Jan. 28, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST
You illiterate, miserable pieces of shits!
Jan. 28, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST
on the topic of illiteracy, then and than are not interchangeable.
Jan. 28, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST
Children entering fairy tale worlds, coming out symbolically grown up. A dime a dozen. That said, this still looks pretty cool.
Jan. 28, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST
Not that many parents care what their children watch, but I would imagine it might be difficult to market a "kids" film with such an adult theme.
Jan. 28, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST
Mark my words. At least, you can count on my efforts to make it so opening night in one of those living room theaters that costs 15 bucks a pop. This is the first 3D movie I think is worth me shelling out the extra dough to go in style. Henry Selick, you KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD my friend.
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST
If it's not CGI, how is the flame done? Composited in? Was it done real-time, not stop motion?
Jan. 28, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST
I can't wait for this! Dribble...
Jan. 28, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST
The Aristocra.... Coraline!
Jan. 28, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST
this douche has had some odd personal problem with Harry for a while. he talks about vaguely personal stuff, and it's rather creepy. here's an example from another talkback:<p> "yet more hilarious fantasy memories of harold's... still doesn't beat the memories of living off the land and wrangling cattle, but it comes close. do u really believe these things you say harry? btw i particularly liked the post about your parents were the experts in the field and they valued 26k worth of garbage at 100k. that's great!!"<p>um...what? here's another great one:<p> "[...]harry's on the take from certain studios! its not exactly subtle..."<p>he also said that Spike Lee was no better than a white supremacist, and that the Coen brothers are mediocre and overrated. <p>in other words, don't worry too much bout this guy. he's just a nut. I'm still curious about his creepy relationship with Harry though. he seems to know and mention a lot of personal stuff in his crazy rants.
Jan. 28, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST
...I can appreciate your points, and Neil's. Granted, it would take someone who "gets" Sandman to make it, but I can always hope that SOMEONE would understand it. After all, I do, and I'm nobody special.
Jan. 28, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST
That was far too cutesy by half. After seeing it, I thought Selick had royally screwed it. This rings more true to the book. THis is one creepy story, kids! Is it true that someone did write a Sandman screenplay that was so god-awful that not even the studio that gave us Ted Logan as John Constantine, Deadbeat dad Stalker Superman and The Fresh Prince fighting a giant mechanical spider in the old west would touch it? Or is that just a rumor?
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST
It starts with me wiping my ass, then I stop and go to bed after a drink of water. It's all I have left to write about. $250m budget. Mickey Rourke as the turd that feels bad about being a turd but ends up winning an oscar after crying a bit
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST
its a $250m porno staring a ginger vag that feels bad about stuff and cries at the end. 15 oscar noms, yo
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST
Not really, seemed a nice guy. Still, he tried to touch my balls
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST
Saw this the other night... And it's a real shame, because there's some spectacular artistry, all in service of a mediocre story, told in a very unengaging way. There's just nothing "fresh" about this, other than the look. Don't know what movie Harry saw... but this is not a good film. Don't know if it's worse than "Monkeybone," but it's not much to write home about. There's an embargo on reviews until just before it's released, and there's a very good reason for that. They know they've got a dud.
Jan. 28, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST
Well, at least John L. Makes me even more excited for this one.
Jan. 28, 2009, 9 p.m. CST
and Frank Miller is holding me down saying he'll kill me if I tell anyone.
Jan. 28, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST
It's going to scare away it's target audience. I think this is one of the best examples ever of a property that was best left on the printed page. Kids might read a scary book, but a scary movie is a different beast all together. Good luck, though! Cheers! :)
Jan. 28, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
This trailer reminds me of those traumatizing 80's fantasy films like The Dark Crystal and The Secret Of NIMH when "family" movies actually had some balls. I think the last great scary kid's movie was the underrated Babe: Pig In The City. That shit was UNREAL for a G-rated movie.
Jan. 29, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST
Maybe for the tiniest tots... But there's just no real mood or tension. The trailer's good, but by the time you get to any kind of danger or ominous elements, you're just bored, and the pacing is leaden. People's hopes are so high for this. I never read the book - but if the book was scary... this is not. It reminded me of the old BEETLEJUICE TV cartoon. It's about on that level, storywise, with Nightmare Before Christmas-level visuals. I will say this, there are a few good chuckles, and one laugh-out-loud moment regarding Dogs being fitted for clothing. But I was just struck by how mundane this thing was. My guess is nobody was looking over Selick's shoulder - and if you look at his track record, he NEEDS someone (like Burton) looking over his shoulder.
Jan. 29, 2009, 4:13 a.m. CST
but...a door and a keyhole/key imagery? Neverwhere? MirrorMask? Season of Mists? And whatever else I'm forgetting. Unless he's trying to link them, like something Moorcock would do?
Jan. 29, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST
Would I be correct in believing that this film was, in part, inspired by Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth? Or, converesly, I don't know much about the production history of Coraline, was this film in production before Pan's Labyrinth was released? I just see striking similarities between the two; both in terms of themes and aesthetics. Cheers.
Jan. 29, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST
Not totally sold on this film yet but does seem interesting
Jan. 29, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST
Videos of Neil reading the entire GRAVEYARD BOOK!