Five Graphic Novels ...

With Wondercon just around the corner here in the Bay Area, Badmouth’s thoughts are turning toward comics. All right, easily a third of Badmouth’s regular thoughts are about comics, but nonetheless, we’re going to try to get some fresh comics content posted in the runup to...

Coraline

Director: Henry Selick Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher Rating: 3.5 stars (out of five) Animation director Henry Selick (James & the Giant Peach, Nightmare Before Christmas) brings to life the creepy adventure story, Coraline, by Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Stardust, The Graveyard Book). That’s a pretty impressive combination, and it works as well as you’d expect—the movie is inventive, well-crafted and it makes excellent use of the silly 3D glasses they pass out at the door. It doesn’t feel like the “must-see” movie of the season, but you’ve got talented, solid storytellers crafting an inventive...