It’s the first stop-animation movie to be shot in 3D. In the film, Coraline (voiced by Dakota Fanning) walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life – only much better. But then this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous … Get a taster by viewing the trailer.
If you live in Christchurch, you can win a double pass courtesy of Paramount Pictures – flick us an email with your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about your favourite movie, and why you like it … We’ll pick 5 lucky winners to go to the preview screening on Wednesday August 5. (P.S. This competition is now closed – but feel free to comment on your favourite movie!)
I’ll kick off . My all time favourite movie is Excalibur. Directed by John Boorman, this unholy gorgeous mashup blends the medieval and the soft focus glitzy 1980s. Stars – Gabriel Byrne. Liam Neeson. Helen Mirren. And Nicol Williamson as Merlin doesn’t just eat up the scenery, he eats it and builds it again and eats it. All the Arthurian characters are here – Arthur. Mordred. Percival. Lancelot. Guinevere (Cherie Lunghi plays her a bit simpery but you can’t have it all). Gorgeous gold armour, battles, riding horses, magic. Copious use of O Fortuna (probably the best soundtrack music ever) …ahhh….
*Scarlett has given us her fave:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It is closer to the book than most of the movies in the series, and the sets are great, especially Sirius’ house. I like Kretcher…he’s funny
Zac: “My favourite movies all seem to be kids/family movies (I’m just a big kid at heart). My favourite though is Princess Bride. It’s got everything that a good movie should have; humour, sword fights, villians and a happy ending.”
Isabelle: “The Lion King because it was one of the first movies I ever saw that left an impression.”
Rachel: “My favourite movie of all time would have to be Sleepy Hollow. Other movies come and go, but I think that Tim Burton is a fantastic director, and having Johnny Depp in the lead role just makes it better. I normally hate horror movies, and hide under the sofa most of the movie, but something about this film, the music, the scenery, the amazing acting or the twisted plot always holds me spellbound. Coraline looks like it has a similarly engaging storyline, I can’t wait for it to come out!”
Ariana: My favourite movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas. My favourite character is Jack the skeleton and his loyal companion the ghost dog. I like the movie because it’s got loads of catchy songs and really sweet story. Though a bit spooky all the while. The story shifts from Jack to the rag doll, who admires Jack just for being himself. It’s a bit sad for Jack when he tries to create the perfect Christmas and no-one appreciates his work. I also love The Corpse Bride but it’s not quite as good.