Coraline (PG)

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Coraline (2009)

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Maintaining the gothic quirks of his debut, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, but adding a welcome layer of queasy childhood angst, Henry Selick’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s bestseller is an original, entrancing, occasionally worrying fairy tale. When inquisitive pre-teen Coraline discovers a secret door in her family home, she stumbles into a universe of apparent perfection – and underlying danger.

The film’s biggest draw has to be its intricate visuals, particularly in 3D. Selick plays with expectations superbly, presenting a drab, grey-hued world which slowly transforms into a dazzling phantasmagoria of talking cats, flying trapezes and a uniquely terrifying villain. This dark edge will be the biggest test of the film as a commercial prospect: it may be too terrifying for the target audience. But for braver kids – and parents – this is a thrilling, even challenging ride.

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Release details

Rated:

PG

US release:

Fri Feb 6, 2009

Duration:

100 mins

Cast and crew

Voices:

Keith David, Dawn French, Ian McShane, Jennifer Saunders, Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Robert Bailey Jr

Music:

Bruno Coulais, They Might Be Giants

Director:

Henry Selick

Screenwriter:

Henry Selick

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Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Ave, (at 37th St), Queens, 11106 Show map/details

  • Address:

    Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave
    Queens
    11106

  • Cross Street:

    at 37th St

  • Venue phone:

    718-777-6888

  • Venue website:

    movingimage.us

  • Opening hours:

    Wed, Thu 10:30am–5pm; Fri 10:30am–8pm; Sat, Sun 11:30am–7pm

  • Transport:

    Subway: M, R to Steinway St; N, Q to 36th Ave

  • Price:

    $12, seniors and students $9, children 3–12 $6, members and children under 3 free. Fri 4–8pm free

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    1. Museum of the Moving Image
      • 36-01 35th Ave
        Queens
        11106
      • 718-777-6888
      • movingimage.us
      • 40.756446,-73.923798
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