Posts Tagged ‘hugo’

The Oscar Winners: 2012

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

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The Oscars are over and if you took part in our live blog, you know that I thought it was a pretty good show this year.  The Artist won the big awards of the night – Best Picture, Best Director (Michael Hazanavicius), Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Costume Design, and Best Score.

For those who loved Hugo (like I did), you will be happy to know it picked up 5 awards – Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Art Direction.

Here is a full list of winners:

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Best Picture Nominees HUGO and THE ARTIST Share ‘The Magic of’ and ‘Silent Bloopers’

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

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Two Best Picture nominees each have a video worth your time below, I named Hugo the best film of 2011 but The Artist wouldn’t be far behind.  One of them is sure to win the top award come Oscar night and it would be just fine with me either way.

The studio behind Hugo has released a six-minute featurette titled “The Magic of Hugo,” which goes behind the scenes with Scorsese, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, production designer Dante Ferretti, producer Graham King, visual effects supervisor Robert Legato, composer Howard Shore, and stars Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen to discuss the project.

Also, The folks behind The Artist share with us a blooper reel from production, and you may have guess it already, but it’s silent.  Enjoy both below:

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The CoF Presents: Movies You Should Have Seen In 2011

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

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The following is a wide range of great films that came out in 2011. I strongly urge every Citizen to check out these titles. With the exception of ‘The Best Movie of the Year’, the rest are in alphabetical order. There are many list around the web by this time, you will find a lot of people share the same favorites, take that as a sign that those are must see movies, or ignore everyone and watch what you want, I’m not your parent.

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The CoF Weekend Preview: Do You Want To Have An Adventure?

Friday, November 25th, 2011

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Welcome to The CoF Weekend Preview where we take a look at what’s going on this weekend in entertainment. Check back Monday for the last City Strip of the year.  Check out the The City of Films Fall & Holiday Movie Guide to see what else is coming out over the next few weeks to round out the year.

 HugoIMDBRT (97%) – Trailer

You can check out my review here where I called it “The Greatest Love Letter To The Movies I’ve Ever Seen”.  I’m going to see it again before it’s on home video.  It will be good on Blu-ray I’m sure, but the whole experience is made for the big screen.  Check it out!

The MuppetsIMDBRT (97%) – Trailer

It’s time to light the lights…because The Muppets are back!  They are as clever and charming as ever from what audience and critics are saying, let’s hope they bring back Muppets Tonight right?

Arthur ChristmasIMDBRT (91%) - Trailer

I only saw the teasers for this one, looks innocent enough.  I just can’t put my finger on why they are releasing this movie now…it’s going to bother me all weekend.

OTHER:

Limited ReleaseA Dangerous Method [Trailer] and My Week with Marilyn [Trailer]

The Walking Dead (AMC, Sunday) – It’s the last new episode until February 12, 2012.

Cut To The Chase: Hugo (2011) – The Greatest Love Letter To The Movies I’ve Ever Seen

Friday, November 25th, 2011

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Cut To The Chase Reviews from The City of Films are spoiler free Reviews ‘Abridged For Your Pleasure’. Quick, concise, and sometimes entertaining opinions on the go!

You have to be a true master of cinema to make a 3D skeptic take notice, so leave it to Martin Scorsese to make me a believer again.  Hugo is the best use of 3D since Avatar, and the greatest movie about movies I’ve ever seen (move over Matinee).

After years of 3D post conversion and greedy studios using 3D for increased ticket prices (setting the medium back by leaps and bounds), Scorsese comes to the rescue.  He has set a new standard and created one of the greatest movie going experiences I can remember.

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This is Martin Scorsese’s first family film, first 3D film, and what feels like his most personal release to date.  Scorsese’s involvement in film preservation is perfectly dramatized here, as well as his love of classic cinema.  The director includes nods to the films of French filmmaker Georges Méliès such as A Trip to the Moon and A Kingdom of Fairies; they are just some of the classic cinema brought back to life in Hugo (Safety Last! pictured above).  That’s where the use of 3D really shines, not as a gimmick but an enhancement of the story.

The pacing of the film may have the younger ones wishing for a faster more frantic experience, but give Hugo time and it will deliver.  The characters and visuals here are magical; the film is so full of adventure and heart that it may have you welling up with tears.  It’s a celebration of cinema and storytelling and it’s not just a film for children; take your parents and grandparents.  For anyone who turned their back on the movie going experience, it’s here again.

SCORE: 5/5

Martin Scorsese & James Cameron discuss Hugo:

Today’s Links: Waldo Movie, Hannibal Lecter TV series, Call of Duty MW3 Trailer Featuring Jonah Hill and More

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • Some great behind-the-scenes photos from Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. [nytimes]
  • MGM buys the film right to Waldo, I guess it was only a matter of time. [variety]
  • Jessica Chastain will play Princess Diana in ‘Caught in Flight’. [indiewire]
  • Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner will reunite for new project. [thewrap]
  • NBC Orders Hannibal Lecter TV series, if only it wasn’t on network TV. [deadline]
  • Harold & Kumar may star in animated TV series. [reuters]

The official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 live action trailer featuring Sam Worthington, Jonah Hill and Dwight Howard:

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Watch This Feature on Martin Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

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Here is a short video of Martin Scorsese talking about his upcoming film Hugo. The behind-the-scenes look at the 3D film does a good job at growing my interest, after the first trailer I was still on the fence.

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

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 Timesbestseller, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” this magical tale is Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D.

The film opens up on November 23rd 2011, check out the video below:

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The City of Films Fall & Holiday Movie Guide 2011

Friday, September 9th, 2011

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The 2011 summer movie season is over, so we focus now on our favorite time for movies, the fall and holiday season. The City of Films has put together a guide of all the films being released for the rest of the year. Some of the best movies of the year are coming to a theater near you, so keep it connected with the City of Films. Joins the dialogue on Facebook and Twitter.

Note: Dates are subject to change – COF will keep it updated. Contact us for additions/changes.

Enjoy the guide:

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Trailer for Martin Scorsese’s First Family Film ‘Hugo’

Friday, July 15th, 2011

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Martin Scorsese‘s 3D film Hugo has a trailer for your viewing pleasure below, it’s something very different from the legendary director and will be interesting to see how it looks on the big screen.  The trailer to be honest I felt was a little erratic, it’s all over the place as you will see.  It was nice to see the great cast in action, the cast includes Chloe Grace Moretz, Asa Butterfield, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg.

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.

The film opens up on November 23rd 2011, check out the trailer below:

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Today’s Links: Evil Dead 4 A Go, Spike Lee is Mookie Again, Remaking Old Boy and More

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirmed to Star in Western The Last Stand [deadline]
  • Spike Lee has been confirmed as director of Oldboy remake [guardian]
  • And in more Lee news,  he’ll be reprising his role as “Mookie” from his film Do the Right Thing for his new film, Red Hook Summer [blackfilm]
  • It’s true, Evil Dead 4 is happening, Bruce Campbell even says so. [dreadcentral]
  • First Look at the Poster for Martin Scorsese’s Hugo [comingsoon]
  • The Second Teaser Trailer for Arthur Christmas:

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