This latest from the makers of “Coraline” isn’t as twisted or delightful, but it’s still got positive elements. It’s the stop-motion story of a boy who can see dead people and his efforts to save his town from ghosts and a threatening spell. While there are plenty of quirky moments, the pacing tends to lag at times. The saving grace is the distorted design of the characters=. The writing or action aren’t especially clever, but it’s entertaining.
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Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.