Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday's Movie - Mirrormask

From the creative team of Neal Gaiman and Dave McKean (who brought us such books as Coraline and The Wolves in the Walls), comes Mirrormask, part live action, part animated, and a visually stunning, very far-out fantasy film.

Helena is a young girl being brought up in her family's traveling circus. After her mother falls mysteriously ill, Helena falls into a strange dreamscape filled with masked creatures, fish that swim through the air, and books that fly. With the help of her new friend Valentine, she embarks on a quest to save the white queen, who has fallen into a deep sleep while her kingdom is slowly being overtaken by the neighboring shadow land.

Recommended to general lovers of fantasy and those who are already fans of Neil Gaiman or Dave McKean, and the strange, dream-like atmospheres they create. If you like films like Labyrinth or The Dark Crystal, you also might want to check this out.

Rated PG.

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