Coraline (2009) – Widge’s Movie Review

Coraline poster art

Written by: Henry Selick, based on the book by Neil Gaiman
Directed by: Henry Selick
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Keith David, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Ian McShane

My Advice: Don’t miss it

Coraline (voiced by Fanning) is a young girl who finds herself uprooted from her friends and school by her parents, instead living in a converted house in Oregon called The Pink Palace. Her mother (Hatcher) is a bit domineering and her father (Hodgman) is a bit distracted (and unhealthy looking…Jesus, even I look better than that…WTF, Mr. Selick?) but it appears they’re preoccupied but loving and trying to get by. Coraline, though, being bored and trapped in a new place, desires more. And she finds it in spades when she discovers a hidden door–it leads to a world populated by her Other Parents. Everything’s perfect over there–her parents exist just to entertain her and feed her and clothe her and love her…but what’s the price for all this attention? And what does it mean to her real parents and real life?

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By | 2017-09-24T23:05:45+00:00 February 22nd, 2009|Movie Reviews|3 Comments

Coraline (2009) – Rox’s Movie Review

Coraline movie poster

Written by: Henry Selick, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman
Directed by: Henry Selick
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David, John Hodgman, Ian McShane
Music by: Bruno Coulais with a song by They Might Be Giants

My Advice: See it Twice. Once in 3D and once in 2D.

Coraline Jones (Fanning), a bored and precocious girl, moves to Oregon where her very busy parents (voiced by Hatcher and Hodgman) write a gardening catalog. She goes outside to investigate her new surroundings. There she finds a boarded up well, a mysterious cat (David), a very talkative boy named Wybie (Robert Bailey Jr.) and eventually an odd doll that resembles her, which Wybie brings from his grandmother’s house.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:05:51+00:00 February 17th, 2009|Movie Reviews|1 Comment

Desperate Housewives: The Complete First Season (2004) – DVD Review

Desperate Housewives: The Complete First Season DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Series Created by Marc Cherry
Starring Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, Nicolette Sheridan, Ricardo Chavira, Brenda Strong, and Steven Culp

Features:

  • Unrated, extended versions of the episodes “Who’s That Woman,” “Anything You Can Do,” “Every Day a Little Death,” “Impossible,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” and “Goodbye for Now”
  • Running audio commentary by series creator Cherry on “Pilot” and “Guilty”
  • Running audio commentary by Cherry and director Larry Shaw on “Anything You Can Do,” “Impossible,” and “One Wonderful Day”
  • Commentary by actresses Longoria, Huffman, Cross, Sheridan and Hatcher on their favorite scenes
  • Seven deleted scenes with optional commentary by Cherry
  • A Stroll Down Wisteria Lane
  • Desperate Housewives Around the World
  • Multi-language sequence: Bree’s dinner party
  • Dressing Wisteria Lane: A look at the costume and set design
  • Behind the Scenes with The View’s Meredith Viera
  • Secrets of Wisteria Lane
  • Bloopers from the Set
  • Oprah Winfrey Is The New Neighbor

Released by: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Rating: TV-PG
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: At the very least…rent it

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By | 2017-09-24T23:47:23+00:00 April 9th, 2006|Reviews|0 Comments