Hugo Reviews, Interviews & More

Blu-ray Picks for February 28- March 6

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Martin Scorsese's Hugo with Asa Butterfield and Chloë Grace Moretz
This week in DVD and Blu-ray brings one of Oscar's biggest winners - albeit mostly in technical awards - with Martin Scorsese's Hugo, and Johnny English Reborn, which is best known for coming out in theaters and playing there for a while. It's a weak week for releases, though Criterion has gifted us with one of Louis Malle's best, and a...

ScreenCrave's 2012 Oscar Predictions

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The process of Oscar predictions has changed completely over the last twenty years. Where there may have been favorites and hopes before that came with no sense of what could actually happen on Oscar night, blogging has turned the award ceremony into a stats game, where there are way fewer surprises than ever before. But, if you pay attention to the guilds, you have a great guide as to who is...

2012 Academy Award Nominations Announced

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The climax of award season is finally upon us--the Oscars have been announced and, for once, there are a few surprises in the mix (but that's not exactly a good thing).  The Artist is, rather shockingly, not leading the pack with the most reviews (see what film is after the jump), while the critically slammed Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close nabbed some major noms and,...

The Artist, Hugo Lead DGA Nominations

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For those who like playing Oscar pools, DGA nominations tend to be a good harbinger for the actual Oscar nominations. So it's worth noting what made the cut: Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Alexander Payne's The Descendants, and...

The Artist, The Descendents and The Help Lead The Golden Globe Nominations...

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The 69th annual Golden Globes nominees have been announced, and this year they're big on definite articles. The Help, The Artist and The Descendents lead the pack of nominees. Which is interesting because - if the Globes have a weakness - it's that they chase the famous names, and these noms aren't that celeb-heavy....

Box Office Predictions: Say, Do You Want to Watch The Muppets Again...

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Carey Mulligan and Michael Fassbender in Shame
Between limited releases and big studio launches, there are very few weekends where there isn't something new out. But the weekend after Thanksgiving - much like the first weekend of a new year - is considered a dead spot. There's already a vacuum created by the holiday weekend being over, people are likely recuperating from their families, and the only studio film being released (on nine...

Martin Scorsese To Continue Making Films In 3-D; Talks 'Taxi Driver 3-D'

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Oh… oh no.  After declaring that holograms are the future of filmmaking, Martin Scorsese has apparently decided to kill time until then by making the rest of his films in 3-D.  Seriously.  Despite that 3-D seems to be, for the most part, a cheap marketing gimmick that results in dark, under-lit footage, and requires annoying glasses and random excuses to thrust things close to...

Box Office Predictions: Can Breaking Dawn Hold Off Children('s Films)?

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Last weekend Breaking Dawn made a ton of cash, which was a surprise to no one. But not everyone who wants to see the latest blockbuster sequel goes opening weekend, and so though the fall off should be heavy (over 50%, possibly over 60%, and just as likely near 70%) it may be able to fend off the newcomers, which will probably hurt each other and let...

Hugo: Movie Review

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Martin Scorsese's Hugo with Asa Butterfield and Chloë Grace Moretz
One of the side effects of Martin Scorsese being one of America's greatest living directors is that every new picture is viewed under the magnifying glass of greatness. Is Hugo another in a line of great movies, or is it a muddled attempt at trying to do something out of his reach? Is it an old man picture, with modest pleasures but a looser grasp? Those seem to be...

Martin Scorsese Says Hologram Films Are The Future Of Cinema

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Oh, no.  It appears that brilliant director Martin Scorsese, after directing the 3D film Hugo, is so enamored with 3D film technology that he is not only singing its praises, but pointing towards its future—stating that 3D will eventually lead to holograms (as in, the film actually taking place around you), and that holograms are the future of...

New Trailer for Martin Scorsese's Hugo

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Martin Scorsese's children's movie Hugo is starting to build good word of mouth after a New York screening. The first trailer was a little more slapsticky and was selling the film more to children than film fans, and it seemed to suggest a lesser film, but it looks like the film is better than that, and the new trailer sells the scale and wonder. Check it out...