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Hugo

A movie directed by Martin Scorsese

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A Quick Tip by TStocksl

  • Feb 28, 2012
I just saw Hugo last night. I have now seen 3 best picture nominees including Moneyball and The Help, each an excellent movie, but Hugo made me happiest to be alive. This is a must see movie.

I know the recommendation "made me happiest to be alive" may seem like an odd recommendation for a movie, but that was really the way I felt walking out of the movie.   Has anyone else felt a similar reaction to this movie?  I would be curious to hear your response. 

The scenes of Paris were spectacular, the confines of the train station where almost all the action takes place seemed both huge and compressed, both industrial and natural, like a landscape under roof. 

The cinematography was excellent, including the 3-D effects, but the story is what drives the movie.  And the story is a grand story about having a purpose and finding a purpose in life.  But don't categorize this as a  "kids movie", or a "three-D movie", or -- don't categorize this, just watch it, and see if it makes you happy to be alive.
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review by . January 11, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Another 'Age of Innocence'
Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' is his first family friendly entertainment, but just like all of his endeavors, his film pays dirt. Filled with passion, innocence, yet shrouded in mystery, 'Hugo' works well by its own merits, but, having seen it in 3-D, it can't be said enough how much the enchanting story unfolds like a flowing pop-up book. (While 'Avatar' wins the prize for being elaborate, 'Hugo's 3-D experience is more worthwhile, my best to date.)   …
review by . April 29, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Those who are familiar with the work of Martin Scorsese may find it odd that he decided to direct a movie like Hugo. Scorsese's movies tend to be much more on the gritty, violent side. I've read that guilt is a constant theme of Scorsese's, though I'm not sure I can interpret that from his previous work, although there's a certain contrast between good and bad that seems to appear in a lot of his work. Therefore, Hugo would seem like an unusual move for Scorsese, but those who know about the director's …
review by . July 26, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Wherever Hugo, I go.
Hugo is directed by Martin Scorsese   Stars Asa Butterfield             Chole Grace Moretz             Christopher Lee             Ben Kingsley             Sacha Baron Cohen      Hugo is an orphan who comes to live in the secret rooms of the Paris train station in the 1930s.      His father was a clock maker who …
review by . November 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****    Once in a while in cinematic history, we happen upon a young protagonist who perhaps loves the movies as much as we do. Surely, this is a rare encounter; but one that is ultimately meant to be treasured, to say the least. Think about it: "Cinema Paradiso". "8 1/2". "A Cat in the Brain". "The Man with the Movie Camera". All of those films are unquestionably beautiful, metaphorical works that attempt to merge the movies with our lives; and quite a few of them …
review by . November 24, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         The genius of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is not just that it employs the latest in filmmaking technology, but that it employs them in a story about how filmmaking itself came to be. This is a subject near and dear to Scorsese, who, apart from directing and producing, is renowned for his work as a film historian (he’s the co-founder of The Film Foundation and the World Cinema Foundation, both nonprofit organizations dedicated to the preservation …
review by . November 23, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
'Hugo' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Feels The Magic In Martin Scorsese's 3D Fantasy (Video)
         By Joan Alperin-Schwartz      When you hear the name, Martin Scorsese several things may pop into your mind...New York City, Italian Gangsters, Films About Italian Gangsters...Scarface,Casino,Heat and 'Goodfellas, just to name a few...Or you might think about a little movie starring Scorsese's bbf as an off the charts, crazy taxi cab driver.      Whatever the case …
Quick Tip by . April 01, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
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Based on the book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”, Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” is so different from the films he has done in the past. It is delightful, and does a good job in becoming a family film.      The story is a pretty much a kiddie story--it has influences from comic books and is filled with slapstick chases, storybook fantasy, and wonderful discoveries…sure it may seem contrived, but Scorsese’s direction manages to engage …
Quick Tip by . February 28, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
I just saw Hugo last night. I have now seen 3 best picture nominees including Moneyball and The Help, each an excellent movie, but Hugo made me happiest to be alive. This is a must see movie.      I know the recommendation "made me happiest to be alive" may seem like an odd recommendation for a movie, but that was really the way I felt walking out of the movie.   Has anyone else felt a similar reaction to this movie?  I would be curious to hear your response.   …
review by . November 27, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Dazzling but dizzying
HUGO Written by John Logan Directed by Martin Scorsese Starring Ben Kingsley, Sasha Baron Cohen, Chloe Grace Moretz and Asa Butterfield   Isabelle: We could get into trouble. Hugo: That’s how you know it’s an adventure.   Before any image even appears on screen, master filmmaker, Martin Scorsese, sets his scene with the sounds of his central character, Hugo Cabret’s life. Clocks are ticking, gears are clicking and trains are passing. These are the sounds one …
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Director: Martin Scorsese
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Release Date: 23 November 2011 (USA)
Screen Writer: John Logan, Brian Selznick
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