The newest gorgeously animated feature from groundbreaking Laika (BoxTrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings) arrives in theatres this weekend, to tell a tall tale about a lonely sasquatch and the intrepid explorer who befriends him. But should you take your kids to see it?
Since we've been asking 'What's on Your Dork Shelf?' for over seven years now, we thought it was only fair that we showed you ours.
Stop motion studio LAIKA continues to merge art and entertainment with Kubo and the Two Strings, an increasingly rare kind of cinema that needs to be supported by audiences if we're to get any more of it.
The stop-motion studio that has given us Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls just turned 10. We speak with their Brand Manager Mark Shapiro about the studio's past, present and future.
Now that the teens and adults have had their run of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, we take a look at some of this year's best bets and special events happening at the 2014 TIFF Kids International Film Festival, which kicks off today.
Our Film and Arts Editor counts down his top 25 films of the year.
The Toronto Film Critics Association has named the winners in their annual survey of film critics within the city and Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master came out a huge winner. Here's this year's results including a couple of surprise winners and the nominees for the Rogers Best Canadian Feature award to be determined on January 8th.
Enter for a chance to win one of three Alliance Films Best of 2012 Blu-ray/DVD prize packs featuring Cabin in the Woods, The Raid: Redemption, ParaNorman, Safety Not Guaranteed, and Expendables 2.
This week at the video store we look at the winning animated adventure ParaNorman, the action blockbuster The Expendables 2, the dance-stravaganza Step Up Revolution, the crap-stravaganza The Apparition, and a pair of films that missed theatrical releases despite being directed by Joe Dante and Amy Heckerling.
From top to bottom, ParaNorman is a little genre gem for longtime fans and pint-sized newcomers. This is an animated film that refuses to talk down to children, packs in more entertainment value than should be legally allowed, and actually has something to say to the impressionable viewers.
In the age of the omnipresent CG animated film and vapid big budget spectacle, it’s incredibly refreshing to see a lovingly handcrafted stop-motion animated movie like ParaNorman come along. We had a chance to speak with directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell earlier this year, and talked about the talented young cast of the film, the directors' own experiences with bullying, ParaNorman's relationship to the horror genre, the importance of zombies, and much more.
In the age of the omnipresent CG animated film and vapid big budget spectacle, it's incredibly refreshing to see a lovingly handcrafted stop-motion animated movie like ParaNorman come along. We had a chance to speak with directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell earlier this year, and talked about the "John Carpenter meets John Hughes" origins of the film, how technology has helped make stop-frame animation more practical, and much more.
Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to an advance screening of ParaNorman in Ottawa, Halifax, or Winnipeg on Wednesday, August 15th at 7pm from your spooky friends at Dork Shelf and Alliance Films!
Enter to win one of five family four packs of passes to see an advance screening of the 3D animated zombie comedy ParaNorman in Toronto on Saturday, August 4th at 10am from Dork Shelf and Alliance Films!