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Posted in Fantasy Movie Review, Film Review with tags , , , , , , on February 18, 2009 by xymarla

I’ve been bananas to see Coraline since it was released, and I got the chance this weekend.

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Naturally, I adore Neil Gaiman, and director Henry Selick did a great job on the daunting flights of fantasy that were James and the Giant Peach (another adaptation of a beloved children’s book) and The Nightmare Before Christmas.  As with any good 3D film, the credits rock. A sinister-looking skeletal hand wields a sewing needle and thread, attaching buttons to a limp rag doll. The needle plunges toward and away from the audience, drawing us in as if we are the buttons. By the time the film starts, we’re hooked.

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