As predicted, Coraline is amazing. See it in 3D if you can, but see it regardless. It was made in my soon-to-be-new hometown of Portland Oregon, and the staff is waiting on box office results before proceeding with any other projects. The first weekend results are encouraging.
The movie is fantastic counter-programming to all the pap that passes for kids' entertainment. It features an empowered tween girl as the heroine, and is fearlessly weird in character design. The movie is honestly scary in concept, with elements straight out of Grimm's Fairy Tales.