“ParaNorman” is a stop motion animated movie about a young boy who can see, and speak to, the dead. The unpredictable situations that occur due to his abilities cause an enormous amount of social stigmatism for him. No one in his life believes him, and everyone feels that he’s odd.

Things change on the anniversary of the town’s famous Puritan era witch trial, when Norman is the only one equipped to face the challenges of the supernatural events that arise. Can he save the day?

It’s a charming and unique animated movie. Colorfully creepy for kids and fun for all ages, “ParaNorman” is a strong contender for my favorite animated film this year.

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Now showing on cable: “Let Me In”

Making its debut this weekend on HBO was last year’s child vampire tale, “Let Me In”.

Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Road”) and ChloĆ« Moretz (“Kick Ass”), “Let Me In” is a remake of the 2008 Swedish film “Let the Right One In”, which was released here stateside on DVD and Blu, and earned quite a reputation for itself as a great horror movie.

As is Hollywood’s wont to do, they took the original and remade it for American audiences with an English speaking cast.

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