Close Encounters Of The Third Dimension


Last night Steph, Alek, Darion and I made our way to the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood, CA for the 10PM screening of My Bloody Valentine 3D which opens in theaters all across the country today. Altho Darion and I already saw the movie in 3D last week at the film’s Hollywood premiere, we were both anxious to see it again … and to bring a couple of our best friends along for the fun:

The movie was just as fun the second time around … Steph and Alek had a blast as they loved the film, too! I’m tellin’ ya … seeing MBV in 3D is a damn good time at the movies, I hope all y’all get to check it out this weekend. Remember, snap a pic of you and your friends rockin’ the fancy 3D glasses and send them in … I’ll try to post them with the weekly Pink reader photo submissions :)

In other 3D movie news, Coraline is the next fun movie that will be presented in 3D when it hits theaters on February 6. Coraline is based on the book by Neil Gaiman (as y’all know, one of my FAVE contemporary authors) and tells the tale of a small girl who wishes for a new life, with a new more understanding mother and ends up getting her wish — much to her detriment, as she soon learns. The film is directed by Henry Selick, the man who brought us the amazing film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Coraline will be presented in the very same style … and IN 3D!

The team working on Corlaine’s film release handcrafted 50 unique boxes and sent them out to some very lucky folks in order to promote the film. I was one of the lucky folks selected to receive one of these boxes, here are a few photos:

I am very lucky to receive quite a few promotional materials but I have never received something so unique and special. That the tie-in is with a book from one of my favorite authors is just too much for words. Those of you familiar with the story of Coraline know the significance of buttons to the tale … this box full of buttons in tiny specimen jars is really damn cool. There were 49 other boxes created as well, click HERE to see some of those creations. THIS blog offers a bunch of really cool information on the film (including other photos of these special boxes) for those of you interested in learning more. After the jump, check out the film’s trailer to see just what’s in store in Neil Gaiman and Henry Slenick’s world of Coraline

The film features the voices of Teri Hatcher and Dakota Fanning and really looks pretty spectacular. I’ve been a fan of Coraline since the book came out in 2003. It may be billed as a kid’s book (it was actually written for Gaiman’s daughter) but the story is far too interesting to be ignored by adults. I am very much looking forward to seeing this movie … and I plan to treasure this beautiful one-of-kind, handmade gift.

UPDATE: Interested folks can read Coraline IN FULL online courtesy of Harper Collins:


  • Krystal

    Cool! I’ve never heard of this book OR author before…but I’m definitely going to read it now. Thanks for sparking my interest Trent ;-)

    • @Krystal — YOU MUST READ NEIL GAIMAN … he is amazing. Coraline is great, short book you’ll get thru very quickly. His many other novels are longer but just as amazing. Have fun checking out his work, I think you’ll be impressed :)

  • tiffany

    I am soooo jealous of you right now!

  • Ana

    Thats really awesome looking. I just saw the trailer a couple of days back and the movie looked really good. Now I have to check it out once it comes out.

  • Marta

    Ok, I never comment, like ever. But I just wanted to say how freakin’ jealous I am! I love when someone puts time and effort into press kits or publicity kids. You are one lucky guy doing what you’re doing.

  • Mr. Gyllenhaal

    I can’t express enough how excited I am to see this movie! We aren’t going till next week because I am in AZ and there is just way too much fun to be had this weekend with the cardinals in the NFC championships here. I am so excited thou and counting down the days to see MBV. GO CARDINALS!!!

  • You really deserve it. I’ve got to say if it weren’t for this blog and your rave reviews on Gaiman’s books, I would have never even gotten addicted to his stories in the first place. Thanks for recommending such an amazing author!

  • QueSarahSarah


    I’m so glad you got one of the boxes. I’ve been tracking them through Neil’s blog. There’s a bunch of other promos going on for the movie, like letter posters being sent to websites.

    All 26 are here:

    There’s been random button keys popping up on fences and the like:

    They have the link to the coraline website on them.

    And then there’s a blog for Bobinsky:

    I am so jealous but stoked that you got one.


    • @QueSarahSarah — OY! yes, i’ve been trying to track everything … such a fun promo! thanks for the links :)

  • Kendra

    These promo materials for this movie are so effing rad..I can’t wait to see it! And I’m going to try to convince my friends to see My Bloody Valentine..We’re all pretty big wimps but maybe with enough alcohol we can handle it..

  • Meredith

    I am SO jealous. I love Neil Gaiman!! The box (and the movie!) both look amazing!!

  • Tracy

    My friend Angie probably made one of those boxes! She’s works for W+K and they did all that stuff, I remember her talking about it last month, that’s so cool that you got one! The movie should definitely live up to expectations :)

  • Ashley H

    I love that yours is the best Trent, LOL

  • Zanne

    My fave Neil Gaiman book is the one he did with Terry Pratchett – Good Omens!

  • SO jealous. Coraline has been a creepy favourite for years. You need to read the Graveyard Book if you haven’t already.

  • NikkiChicky

    I’ve never heard of the author or the book before, but thanks to your posting, I was able to read the whole thing on this cold Wisconsin afternoon. It was lovely and scary and reminded me of the Roald Dahl books I used to read in grade school. Thanks for sharing!

    • @NikkiChicky — so glad you liked it! I urge you check out more of Neil Gaiman’s work, he is really a very imaginative and entertaining storyteller :)

  • Jen T

    ZOMG! A Coraline box! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee…covet covet covet!

  • Ava

    Coraline Feature on WK Radio: An interview with Henry Selick and Travis Knight. Friday, Feb. 6th 10am

    Coraline, a new film directed by Henry Selick (James and the Giant Peach, The Nightmare before Christmas), opens Friday, Feb. 6th. It is the first animated feature film from Laika, the cutting edge collective of designers and filmmakers run by Travis Knight (son of Nike founder Phil Knight). Coraline is based on the popular children’s book by Neil Gaiman, a fairytale / nightmare story about a young girl who finds a passage way to an alternate reality in her home.
    Ketzel Levine (of NPR) interviews Henry Selick and Travis Knight for WK Radio.

    Tune in
    Friday, Feb. 6th 10am

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