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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:30 PM
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HUGO is a really good movie!
Went to see it last night, the 3D version. Scorsese made 3D smart. I won't spoil it but he uses it in a way that completely enhances the plot and gives the viewer an important experience. It's a long, gently paced film but is beautiful and interesting and charming and funny (largely thanks to Sasha Baron Cohen who is as subtly hysterical here as he is over the top elsewhere). If you love movies, if you love the aesthetic and history and beauty of the art form itself, I highly recommend it.
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:43 PM
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1. It's had good reviews...
I'd like to see it!
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:51 PM
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2. I enjoyed it, but . . .
Spoilers below. Click and drag to read:

I thought it got too preachy, and by the end, I thought I'd been snookered a little bit. I know that Scorsese has a thing for old film preservation, and the story was enchanting, but he laid it on rather thick. I'm glad I saw the movie, but I doubt I'd like to see it again, knowing the story's agenda. I liked Cohen, who did indeed underplay his part as much as he overplays other parts. I also thought Jude Law turned in a nice performance in the very short Dad role.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:46 PM
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3. ??
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:57 PM
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4. Position your mouse over the upper left corner of the white space
Click your mouse and drag it over the white space in my post to read my comment. Sorry that wasn't clearer; I didn't want someone getting an unexpected spoiler.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:22 PM
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5. That is so cool. You used a white font eh? Brilliant!
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flying rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 09:09 PM
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6. I enjoyed it as well
Visually stunning.
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