Entering the world of “ParaNorman”

One of the best in animation this year
Kodi Smit-McPhee (voice), Tucker Albrizzi (voice) and Anna Kendrick (voice)
Directed by Chris Butler

Every kid has that movie that’s going to scare the crap out of them for the first time. The stop-motion animation studio Laika, which was behind 2009’s fantastic “Coraline” and now this Tim Burton-meets-low-rent monster movie mash-up “Paranorman,” again manages a good first step for scary movie virgins. Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a young kid living in Blithe Hollow who’s a bit of an oddball, ... more >