| Aug 16, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Eleven-year-old Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) did not ask for the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Why would he? This young horror film fan surely would have seen “The Sixth Sense” and known that Haley...
| Aug 19, 2012
HILLSBORO, Ore. — Movie buffs probably have some idea of what goes into designing a costume for film.
But what about when the star is a 9-inch-tall puppet named Norman?
As I learned a few months ago during a visit to the Laika Studios set of...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Here's the historical designation of the new animated film "ParaNorman": It's the third feature made in the painstaking stop-motion process — consciously unrealistic, herky-jerky and rough-hewn, in the George Pal "Puppetoons" or Tim Burton "Corpse...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:37 AM
William Shakespeare’s “Land of the Dead: A True Account of the Zombie Plague of 1599,” will open the 2012-13 season for Middletown’s junior and teen repertory theater company, The Oddfellows Playhouse.
This play by John Heimbuch,...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:55 AM
On New Year's Eve 2008 — when all of the popular kids were out partying — Max Temkin and his pack of social outcasts were hunkered in his parents' basement.
With nothing better to do, they grabbed a stack of cardboard paper and some...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 2:00 PM
I didn't have time for full reviews of two premieres happening this weekend, but here are my quick thoughts: "Ghoul" on Chiller should have stayed buried, while Nickelodeon's "The Legend of Korra" soars.
OK, so Chiller claims its original film...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 8:54 AM
A Baltimore company is making an offer to die for -- or at least they think so.
Reed Street Productions, known up to now for creating a zombie-themed 5K race,has thrown down something that will probably bring them even more attention: the chance for...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 10:12 PM
Walking into Tavern on Rush in a modest black dress and tights with a chic, chin-length haircut (the result of a "double-do-over" of cuts gone wrong), 19 year-old writer/director Emily Hagins transcends the "teen filmmaker" title she is so often pegged...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:59 PM
So now I have done the moonwalk. Or something close to it, at least.
Tuesday night, I joined a class at the Dance Asylum studio in Costa Mesa in which two dozen or so students learned the zombie choreography from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video.
| May 16, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Sarah Hanchar is undoubtedly the most well-adjusted zombie I've ever seen (and at the Fringe this year I've seen quite a few of them). Apparently, she thought being undead would be easier than being alive. But except for the fact that she no longer...
| May 25, 2012
| 6:46 AM
"So You Think You Can Dance" is back for its 9th season and I already know there's some format changes (1 night a week, instead of 2) and two winners, a male and a female dancer. Let's see what else they tell us about on tonight's premiere.