Hugo
2011
When his father dies, 12-year-old orphan Hugo takes up residence behind the walls of a Parisian train station. There, he meets Isabelle, the daughter of filmmaker Georges Méliès, who holds the key to Hugo's destiny.

Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”

Wrapped up in a pretty but simple children's adventure movie is a stirring tribute to the early days of cinema, though it stumps too heavily for Scorsese's pet cause of film preservation. I was put off by the fake-looking CGI-ness of every shot, but the art design and sound design were incredible, especially in the meticulous gear works.

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Evie Totty: “It ruled.”

This came out last year but I was able to see it On Demand. So yes, I actually paid the $4.99 or whatever it was to see it on my television.

I wish I'd been able to see it in it's intended 3D. This was an excellent love letter to film by Scorsese in my opinion.

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