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Hugo tells the story of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. With the help of an eccentric girl, he searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key. Based on Brian Selznick's award winning and imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, this magical tale is Academy Award(R)-winner Martin Scorsese's first film shot in 3D.

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Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer, Michael Stuhlbarg

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Great. Eager to see what Mr. Scorsese does with it. I think he did his best work on the tighter budgets he had early in his career. I hope the constraints and opportunities of 3D inspire more of that tight economy in his storytelling once again.

At the risk of hammering the point, I think 3D is a new tool of expression for the director. Some great directors of the past may not make the transition, and others will absolutely thrive. I'm rooting for Martin.
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The trailer looks good, but the repeated dumbing down of the movie's title reeks of the studio having no faith in it. First it was "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," then "Hugo Cabret," and now it's officially just "Hugo." Soon it will just be "H" and then it will be shelved for two years.

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I saw the 3D trailer in front of Harry Potter. It looks expertly shot.

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Nice article to build up hype for awards season:

http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/hamm...-or-pretender/

Cameron even says it's the best use of 3D ever

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Wow I didn't know scorsese directed this one. I've had my eye on this for a while but now I'm really excited after learning this.
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Sacha Baron Cohen in a serious role ?
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Cameron even says it's the best use of 3D ever


In my best Sco ish accent. That must mean that there's all kinds of crap, pokin at ya and shootin out the screen

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Wow I didn't know scorsese directed this one. I've had my eye on this for a while but now I'm really excited after learning this.

Any time someone bashed 3D in the past year I would name-drop directors who embrace 3D. So I was paying attention to the headlines whenever a new director pledged his support of 3D.
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Sacha Baron Cohen in a serious role ?

Trailers show his character is responsible for creating tension, but also providing comedic relief!

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In my best Sco ish accent. That must mean that there's all kinds of crap, pokin at ya and shootin out the screen

I believe if there are any popout moments, they are done tastefully. Scorsese indicated he puts a lot of thought into the impact the 3D has on the story, while having a little light fun with it. It's steadily becoming a must-see movie for me.

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Sacha Baron Cohen in a serious role ?

He was in Sweeney Todd in a serious, important though not major, role. That movie is underrated, IMHO. But I'm known for liking weird stuff.

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Here's an interview with Cameron and Scorsese.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...cameron-261940

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A perfect 3D score from CinemaBlend!

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Will Hugo's Rave Reviews Yield Audiences and Oscar Nominations? | Thompson on Hollywood

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Not long ago, I saw a 3-D children's film about penguins. I thought it was a simpleminded use of the medium. Scorsese uses 3-D here as it should be used, not as a gimmick but as an enhancement of the total effect. Notice in particular his re-creation of the famous little film "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat" (1897), by the Lumiere brothers. You've probably heard its legend: As a train rushes toward the camera, the audience panics and struggles to get out of its way. That is a shot which demonstrates the proper use of 3-D, which the Lumieres might have used had it been available.

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Ebert has always come off to me as overly pessimistic on 3D. It's hard to believe he could like ANY 3D film in this day!

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Ebert has always come off to me as overly pessimistic on 3D. It's hard to believe he could like ANY 3D film in this day!

Yes. Kudos to Scorsese!
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Ebert has always come off to me as overly pessimistic on 3D. It's hard to believe he could like ANY 3D film in this day!

You're being too kind (lol).
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I'm surprised there's not more hype about this film in this section of the forum. I went to see it last night and it was a wonderful movie. The 3D was amazing and I'd say it even tops Avatar for me. The whole movie just has so much depth to it.

I'll likely go see it again at some point.
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Just saw it this afternoon. I would say the critics are about right. 3D-wise, I'd still say Avatar is a touch above but only because it's mostly CG. Hugo had to be shot with a real camera that gets everything right at the time of the performance. Avatar used primarily a virtual camera.

Hugo is how to do 3D right without taking $200M or tons of CG cheats to do it.

That said, it was an incredible looking 3D film and I'm so happy that 3D is gaining acceptance as an artistic tool. I mean, don't get me wrong, I like the popcorn action movies (that are shot native), but so far there haven't been many aside from CG toons that have been real, you know, Oscar-worthy films.

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Hugo's day 2 is up 40%. Word of mouth kicking in...

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/daily/c...1-11-24&p=.htm

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Day 3 up as is normal for all releases on Friday, but it is outpacing weekend projections and also getting a 75% 3D share.

http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3316&p=.htm

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Just got back from HUGO, a great family film with a wonderful story line... and the 3D is terrific! On the same level as Avatar IMHO, but it's been awhile since I saw it (the theatrical release). This will do nothing but add to the 3D enthusiasm, and the 3D adoption by the masses (again IMHO). This is 3D done right! I'm very impressed with the depth achieved, just as I was with Avatar. I can hardly wait for 3D Avatar to be released to the general public (at less than the $80.00 - $100.00 range it currently is)... I am now adding HUGO to the list of must haves. Go see the movie, you will enjoy it!
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Sacha Baron Cohen was great in this movie. Best 3D moment was when he was staring at Hugo way out in front of the screen. It had a similar shot of Ben Kingsley as well.

My theater had a trailer for Titanic. It would be difficult to tell it's a conversion if we didn't already know. At first I was lukewarm to the idea of going to see it, now I can't wait.
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We saw Hugo on Friday evening. This is a beautiful movie with a good story line and fine acting. This movie has also restored my faith in 3D. I had all but given up on 3D. Now, I will give it another chance. Highly recommended.
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I also saw the trailer for Titanic 3D when seeing Hugo last evening, and I agree, it looked great. From what I saw in the trailer, it will also probably make my list of "must have" in my home library.
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I just got back from seeing Hugo with my wife and young daughter.

I thought it was great and my daughter enjoyed it as well.

My wife, who is NOT a fan of 3D, agreed to come as well. She was really tired today after a busy weekend, so maybe it wasn't the best day for her to see a long movie.

As we were leaving the theater she said, "oh God, that movie was BORING... I fell asleep a couple times ... ... but the 3D was REALLY GOOD". I was speechless.
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I just got back from seeing Hugo with my wife and young daughter.

I thought it was great and my daughter enjoyed it as well.

My wife, who is NOT a fan of 3D, agreed to come as well. She was really tired today after a busy weekend, so maybe it wasn't the best day for her to see a long movie.

As we were leaving the theater she said, "oh God, that movie was BORING... I fell asleep a couple times ... ... but the 3D was REALLY GOOD". I was speechless.

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The intimidation technique was used in Hugo to great effect. Cohen, his dog, Kingsley all had moments. Well, with Kingsley the context made the popout technique feel more connecting. like an emotion enhancement whether positive or negative, it helped to feel more connected.

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Unfortunately I have to agree with johnny905's wife. The 3D photography was spectacular, but the movie was dull. It seems to be aimed at small kids. The plot was simplistic and predictable. Everyone talks very slowly, and hammers every point into the ground. The film making was sophisticated, but the film itself is not.
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Cue Rudyard Kipling quote. Something about wanting to be a man all his childhood but being able to be free and childish as an adult.

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