Archive for August 17, 2012
In the new stop-motion animated film ParaNorman (read our official review), a youngster named Norman deals with some of the difficulties that kids often face, including a school bully and a catty sister. But aside from those issues, Norman has another more unique problem to contend with: He can see and talk to the deceased.
The story begins with Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) being treated as an outcast by his classmates and by his family. Because of his supernatural abilities, people treat him like a freak. Alvin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), the local bully, mocks him – while his older sister Courtney (Anna Kendrick) wants little to do with him. As the plot develops, though, a town curse threatens the community and Norman, his sister, Alvin, Norman’s friend Neil (Tucker Albrizzi) and Neil’s dim jock ...
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Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web for you. Today you’ll find Bane Cosby; a lady Green Lantern; Christopher Nolan quote posters; and a Star Wars sitcom opening in the style of 30 Rock. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, TheGeekTwins have a poll going on over the most quotable geek movie of all time. What’s your vote?
InspiredMag did a good job pulling together 20 Dark Knight Rises infographics.
The best father of all time.
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Stop-motion animation has given rise to some of the most fun-for-kids-and-adults cinematic stories of the last few decades – most famously, The Nightmare Before Christmas. However, storyboard artist Chris Butler (Corpse Bride, Coraline) and animation director Sam Fell (Flushed Away) prove to be the perfect pairing to push the sub-genre of stop-motion feature-films to new boundaries with ParaNorman.
The story follows Norman (voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee), a young man treated like a freak due to his peculiar gift: he can see and communicate with the dead. Norman is resigned to his loner life until he meets a friend in Neil (Tucker Albrizzi), a boy at school who is also picked on, due to his weight. Things are looking up in Norman’s world until ...
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The Seven Kingdoms are becoming even more massive and sprawling in season 3 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Several important “players” join “the game” next year, but perhaps the most pivotal (certainly, one of the more powerful) character roles has remained unfilled – that of Mance Rayder, leader of the Free Folk north of the Wall, and self-proclaimed “King-Beyond-the-Wall.”
Reports are in that Rayder’s throne will be occupied by Irish character actor Ciarán Hinds, who previously appeared on HBO’s Rome TV series as Gaius Julius Caesar. Hinds has more recently shown up in supporting capacity in such films as The Debt, The Rite, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Woman in Black, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and John Carter (as Tardos Mors, the “Red King of Mars”).
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With details slowly trickling in and time nudging closer to the highly-anticipated seventh season of Doctor Who, the BBC released a set of new and somewhat spoilery images of the first three episodes of the upcoming season. In what is expected to be one of the best seasons yet, the Doctor (Matt Smith) will be joined by some familiar faces from the past and will even receive a new companion – but that means saying a teary final goodbye to his beloved Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill).
Check out the insanely awesome photos of the first three episode of Doctor Who series 7 “Asylum of the Daleks”, “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” and “A Town Called Mercy” :