On-Camera Review of "Coraline"

by Eric Melin on February 6, 2009

in Video Reviews


Eric Melin and guest host Billy Brimblecom, drummer extraordinaire, review the new 3D stop-motion animation film “Coraline” and talk about its relation to Tim Burton and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” All the ads seem to suggest Tim Burton without actually saying his name, so that is addressed– along with the spookiness of a kids’ fantasy written by Neil Gaiman (of “Sandman” comics fame) and the idea of 3D accentuating the movie without being too gimmicky.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kyle Kelley February 7, 2009 at 12:38 am

I thought “Coraline” was just breathtaking. The movie is soo much fun. I love movies like this for the simple fact that I feel like a kid again when I watch these kinds of movies. I took my little sister to this movie and she was in aww. She did not believe that this film was a stop-motion film. She thought it was a CG film. She thought I was pulling one over on her.

The film Is just visually stunning. I can see this reciving an OSCAR nom, for next year. If you have kids, or any younger brothers, or sisters I highly reccommend you take them to see this movie, and I am very fickle about my movies I suggest to kids. So don’t miss out.

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2 Kyle Kelley February 7, 2009 at 12:38 am

I thought “Coraline” was just breathtaking. The movie is soo much fun. I love movies like this for the simple fact that I feel like a kid again when I watch these kinds of movies. I took my little sister to this movie and she was in aww. She did not believe that this film was a stop-motion film. She thought it was a CG film. She thought I was pulling one over on her.

The film Is just visually stunning. I can see this reciving an OSCAR nom, for next year. If you have kids, or any younger brothers, or sisters I highly reccommend you take them to see this movie, and I am very fickle about my movies I suggest to kids. So don’t miss out.

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3 RCM February 7, 2009 at 3:51 am

Cool, will see!

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4 RCM February 7, 2009 at 3:51 am

Cool, will see!

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5 Nikolas February 8, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Agreed wholeheartedly! (just got home from the movie) I KNEW that was TMBG. Also I think the fact that I forgot I was watching a 3-D movie provides testament to how moderate and perfect both the effects and story were.

That being said, all the little kids in the theater were blatantly bored and distracted. Go see this movie after 8 p.m.

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6 Nikolas February 8, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Agreed wholeheartedly! (just got home from the movie) I KNEW that was TMBG. Also I think the fact that I forgot I was watching a 3-D movie provides testament to how moderate and perfect both the effects and story were.

That being said, all the little kids in the theater were blatantly bored and distracted. Go see this movie after 8 p.m.

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7 Dana February 10, 2009 at 1:08 pm

I think you should use Billy more often, ALMOST as good as JD! ;)

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8 Dana February 10, 2009 at 1:08 pm

I think you should use Billy more often, ALMOST as good as JD! ;)

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9 Fuentez February 13, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I dont watch movies, only reviews of movies. Its is faster. I like faster. My new bike is very fast. Reviews are like cliff notes for movies. I read the cliff notes for Macbeth, it was a great story. I can watch 10 reviews a day, try watching 10 movies a day, doesnt happen. I liked this review. A big rock fist straight up your ass.

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10 Fuentez February 13, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I dont watch movies, only reviews of movies. Its is faster. I like faster. My new bike is very fast. Reviews are like cliff notes for movies. I read the cliff notes for Macbeth, it was a great story. I can watch 10 reviews a day, try watching 10 movies a day, doesnt happen. I liked this review. A big rock fist straight up your ass.

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11 RCM February 14, 2009 at 1:22 am

Huh?

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12 RCM February 14, 2009 at 1:22 am

Huh?

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13 Michael Mallon March 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm

I love stop motion and run a web site dedicated to it at http://www.anim8stopmotion.com….. sorry for the plug(sort of)

but iv been aware of coraline for some time now and even ran a competition on the site to help promote it. Unfortunitaly because i live in belfast n ireland i still to this point have been unable to see it and its killing me.

It looks amazing sounds amazing and i enjoyed the review. all tat is left now is to find a cinema with 3d to watch it!!

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14 Michael Mallon March 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm

I love stop motion and run a web site dedicated to it at http://www.anim8stopmotion.com….. sorry for the plug(sort of)

but iv been aware of coraline for some time now and even ran a competition on the site to help promote it. Unfortunitaly because i live in belfast n ireland i still to this point have been unable to see it and its killing me.

It looks amazing sounds amazing and i enjoyed the review. all tat is left now is to find a cinema with 3d to watch it!!

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