I finally got around to watching Coraline recently. I didn't get to see it when it came out in the theaters, but my MIL got it for me when I was in California. She bought the collector's edition with both the 2D and 3D versions. I finally sat down and watched it the other day by myself. I wasn't sure if the boys would like it, so I figured I'd check it out first. I love dark, animated movies like this. I'm a huge fan of Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Tim Burton, James & The Giant Peach, Igor, etc. With that in mind, Coraline was right up my alley. The animation was awesome and as always, I love the music. I'm not sure if the music is featured on the DVD set I have, but if it's not I'll probably get it from iTunes. As a parent who spends too much time on the computer, I can relate to Coraline's parents, which is scary in itself. I was really surprised to hear her last name was Jones, but even more so when they kept calling her Caroline Jones because that's my MIL's name.
Back in February I posted this blog entry that featured a picture of me with button eyes. If you click on the main website here, you can do your own picture with button eyes. It's kind of freaky, even the song that plays on the site is eery. I think that song is called "End Credits" and I love how it sounds. As for the boys, they came in & out as I was watching it the other day. The next morning Neil asked to watch it in 3D. Last night he & I watched it again. It's rated PG and recommended for ages 11 & up, so I'm really surprised Neil wanted to watch it. He's usually really timid about movies, but for some reason he loves this one. He likes how the cat can talk in the other world. It's a creepy movie, but not too bad. The mermaid/Venus scene is hilarious! I've never read any of Neil Gaiman's work, but I'd like to read this one and see how it differs from the film.