Netflix Review: Hugo

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Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths
Paramount Pictures
Originally Released: November 23, 2011

With all the praise surrounding the immersive 3D experience of Hugo, I truthfully didn’t think I would enjoy watching the movie on the small screen in a streaming viewing experience. In fact, with the “kid’s movie” stigma attached to it, I’m fairly sure I wanted to dislike it.

But it is impossible to dislike a Martin Scorsese film.

Despite the deficiency of 3D immersion, Scorsese had my attention riveted from the very beginning of the movie. With several early sequences that embodies his trademark single-shot “how the hell did he film this” technique(s), connected with high standard acting from a stellar cast, Hugo stands well enough on its own without that 3D garbage, thank-you-very-much!

Actually, the coupling of Scorsese’s filming and direction techniques, with the excellent cast make this a superb movie experience. And when it comes to the cast, Scorsese most definitely has an eyeball for talent: Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Richard Griffiths, Jude Law, and more all favor the screen in Hugo, but it is Asa Butterfield‘s performance as the title character that tremendously grabs you.

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Movie Review: Hugo

Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Christopher Lee, Ray Winstone, Helen McCrory, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law
Release Date: November 23, 2011

Martin Scorsese encounters no intense turmoil as he thwarts his inner urge to make another violent picture and involves himself with a luminously adventurous 3D film that has a little orphan boy at its center, as well as an immense homage to cinema. In one of the most inventive films of the year, Scorsese’s Hugo is an indelible delight that is meant to enchant audiences of every age. The way he uses this immersive 3D technology is enchantingly beautiful, bringing a distant world and all of its once unexplored recesses into our immediate presence.

Even those ardent followers of Scorsese’s genius will find visible evidence of his personal life and his previous films, all in which reverberate throughout Hugo. But what has to be realized is that this film could have only been brought to life by a man who harbors an infinite understanding of and an appreciation for the realm of cinema.

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First Trailer For Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Invention Of Hugo Cabret’ Adaptation Released
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The first trailer for legendary director Martin Scorsese‘s upcoming holiday season family fantasy adventure, titled Hugo, has been released online by Paramount Pictures.

The movie stars Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Wolfman), Chloe Moretz (Kick–Ass, Let Me In), Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Sweeney Todd), Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island, Ghandi), Jude Law (Road to Perdition, Sherlock Holmes), Ray Winstone (The Departed, The Proposition), Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings, Corpse Bride), Helen McCrory (Harry Potter, The Fantastic Mr. Fox), Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter, Sleepy Hollow), Frances de la Tour (The History Boys, Alice in Wonderland), Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island, Lars and the Real Girl), and Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire, A Serious Man).

You can see the trailer for Hugo and read a synopsis for the movie by clicking on over to the other side now!

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