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  • 'ParaNorman' is another boy with ghost trouble ★★★

    'ParaNorman' is another boy with ghost trouble ★★★
    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...
  • 'Warm Bodies' review: A nice, caring zom-com

    'Warm Bodies' review: A nice, caring zom-com
    *** (out of four) Picture a zombie shuffling around a post-apocalyptic society, mumbling not “Brainssssss,” but “Heartsssss.” Not because he prefers to eat hearts, but because he wants to revive his own. In writer-director...
  • 'Warm Bodies': Zombie love runs hot and cold ★★ 1/2

    'Warm Bodies': Zombie love runs hot and cold ★★ 1/2
    The tween-minded zombie romance "Warm Bodies" pulls a comic-romantic twist on a genre better known for its entrails. It is narrated by the undead fellow known as R, played by Nicholas Hoult, soon to be slaying giants in "Jack the Giant Slayer." The...
  • How do I deal with separation anxiety?

    How do I deal with separation anxiety?
    I have developed separation anxiety for the first time in my life. In the 10 years I've been dating I've never been one to be overly attached to my mate. I mean I'm full of affection and miss my beloveds when we're apart but this time it's different. My...
  • Face to face with vintage Hollywood history

    Face to face with vintage Hollywood history
    Is there anything more unctuous than a 20-year-old celebrity? Heck, is there anything more unctuous than a 20-year-old, period — all angst, eyelashes and silly stilettos? Yet give them time, and 20-year-olds will eventually grow, like sycamore...
  • Man About Town: Fear and priority passes in zombie land

    One of the first things you have to realize about zombies is that they drool blood, which must be hell on the dry cleaning. Never date a zombie, not even over a cup of coffee, unless you're one of those women with a bad boy/blood complex, in which case...
  • A day in the life of a zombie writer

    A day in the life of a zombie writer
    I climb out of the car, step into damp October leaves and stare up at the Logan Square apartment building across the street. A chill rushes up the street. I notice a man standing in the front yard, shuffling back and forth. He does not appear rabid. He...
  • Why zombies, robots, clowns freak us out

    Why zombies, robots, clowns freak us out
    What do zombies and androids have in common? They're almost human, but not quite. That disconnect is creepy, in a way that scientists are searching to understand. The uncanny valley is the idea that as a robot's appearance becomes more and more...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Jonah Lehrer, brain teaser

    Patt Morrison Asks: Jonah Lehrer, brain teaser
    Zombies in movie theaters, zombies on television — a whole lot of us have brains on the brain. And so, in a substantially different way, does Jonah Lehrer. He's put himself at the crossroads of neuroscience and the humanities with books like his...
  • 'ParaNorman' review: The best animated movie since 'Toy Story 3'

    'ParaNorman' review: The best animated movie since 'Toy Story 3'
    ***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...
  • Horror remakes: Where do we draw the line?

     
    GUEST ESSAY Gina McIntyre is the pop music editor at the Los Angeles Times but is a longtime devotee of horror films in all their gory greatness. She's not a person of tender sensibilities but after watching the recent history......