Feb. 6, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST
Feb. 6, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST
yea lets Bale
Feb. 6, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST
enough with Bale! oh, and can't wait for coraline.
Feb. 6, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST
Look out Bobinski!
Feb. 6, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST
For your opening paragraph. Awesome. Our generation just sucks ass...
Feb. 6, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST
that this movie will capture Gaiman's vision as well as P. Craig Russell's graphic-novel version, which I highly recommend: http://tinyurl.com/d3buvs
Feb. 6, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST
On the link I just gave, click on the "look inside" feature.
Feb. 6, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST
someone's scared to proof his work.
Feb. 6, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST
thanks bud. Glad to know that the trumpet playing mouse dies. That way, I wont be scared when I watch it.
Feb. 6, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST
that one was dissappointing. lot of hype around that one too.
Feb. 6, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST
He didn't say the trumpeting mouse dies. There's a lot of mice in this story.
Feb. 6, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST
This is the best Coraline review I've read. Makes me wish I was a kid again ;)
Feb. 6, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST
Corpse Bride let me down too, but Caroline was a good flick.
Feb. 6, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST
Every goddamn day.
Feb. 7, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST
This movie does not capture Gaiman's story, but that's because it's not trying to. Like Douglas Adams, Gaiman is one of those authors who doesn't like it when movies are slavishly devoted to the source material, even if the material is his. Comparing a good movie adaptation to its source should be more like comparing a pie to the fruit it was baked with. It should make you appreciate the fruit, but it should definitely have its own flavor.
Feb. 7, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST
But ArcadianDS just wants to violate this movie in the worst way. He wants to drug this movie and hold it prisoner sexually violating it until its asshole bleeds and when the movie escapes during a lapse in vigilance, ArcadianDS will face the cops and say the movie is his lover and they just had a spat. Despite the movie's protests, the police will see nothing wrong with this and will release the movie back into ArcadianDS's custody wherein he will kill and dismember this movie and keep its skull as a souvenir. In conclusion, Fatboy Roberts IS the AICN correspondent from the Pacific Northwest.
Feb. 7, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST
My eight year old daughter had to leave after the other mother started looking like an insect. She couldn't finish the movie. On the way home, she talked about how we would NOT be buying the DVD. So yeah-it was just scary enough!
Feb. 7, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST
Thanks! I've been working on applying it to other children's and young adult books adapted into film. For the first two Harry Potter movies, they didn't make any pies. They just baked two apples. For the third one, they baked a pie and added a little cinnamon, and served it with a scoop of homemade apple ice cream. For the fourth, they used real apples and no preservatives, but the crust was way too thick, and they cut it in strips instead of wedges, but it didn't taste too bad. The fifth one was the Iron Chef's final entry from Apple Battle. With Inkheart, they baked a pear pie, but served it with apple slices. With The Seeker (The Dark is Rising), they took a picture of an apple and put it on top of a pie crust filled with chili, cheese, and crumbled up Fritos. If we expand the adaptation bakery to include comic books as well, it opens up some more amusing metaphors. For League of Extraordinary Gentleman, they took a dump in a pie tin and sprayed it with apple-scented air freshener.