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Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' Gets A Heart-Shaped Key & 'The Thing' Isn't Human (Yet) On New Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2011 3:12 AM
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Well, it's officially official. Due to some pretty boneheaded decision made up in a studio executive's office, Martin Scorsese's "Hugo Cabret" has indeed dropped half of the title to become simply "Hugo." Likely terrified that audiences might not know how to pronounce that six-letter word and fearing that it would lead to audiences abandoning the film altogether, it's yet another example of big Hollywood treating their customers like morons. Anyway, it appears that posters are now popping up in multiplexes across the nation as ComingSoon snapped a picture of one in Los Angeles. It features Isabelle's heart-shaped key that proves to be a major component of the story as told in Brian Selznick's award-winning book, on which the film is based. Led by Asa Butterfield and Chloë Moretz, with a cast including Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lee, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emily Mortimer and Ray Winstone the 1931-set film follows the story of the eponymous orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy. It opens on November 23rd, and yes, it's in 3D

Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' Drops The 'Cabret'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 30, 2011 1:01 AM
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Official Trailer Coming SoonIt seems the prevailing sentiment in Hollywood right now is that shorter is better. "John Carter of Mars" recently became just "John Carter" and now Martin Scorsese's "Hugo Cabret" is simply "Hugo." Variety's Jeff Sneider has confirmed the title adjustment which frankly leaves us scratching our head a bit.

'2001' & 'Blade Runner' VFX Legend Douglas Trumbull To Direct 3D Feature Using Higher Frame Rates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2011 2:34 AM
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While Douglas Trumbull will go down in the history books as the visual effects legend who worked on such films as "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Blade Runner" and "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" (and yes, Terrence Malick's upcoming "The Tree Of Life") he's also directed a handful of feature films, perhaps most infamously of all, 1983's "Brainstorm" which become known as the last film Natalie Wood was making before she died. Now, nearly three decades later, Trumbull is ready to mount another feature and he's going to throwing as much new technology at it as possible.

First Look At Johnny Depp In Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo Cabret'; Early Peek At The Mechanical Man

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2011 3:29 AM
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Update: Cinema Blend reports that Paramount has told them it's not Depp in the picture, but they would not confirm or deny if he was in the movie.

The Playlist Foolishly, and Prematurely, Tries To Predict The 2012 Best Picture Oscar Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 1, 2011 5:58 AM
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It would be safe to say that The Playlist is as sick of the just-wrapped-up awards season as anyone. The endless ceremonies, often with the same results, the blind guesses, the half-informed speculation; by the time it reaches March, we're kind of furious with the whole circus.

Martin Scorsese's 3D 'Hugo Cabret' Now Scheduled For Nov. 23rd Release; Paramount Will Distribute

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 19, 2011 4:14 AM
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While we're not exactly fans of 3D, when somebody like Martin Scorsese -- legendary filmmaker and movie history encyclopedia -- decides to take a crack at it, we sit up and pay attention. Last summer, longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker said that Scorsese actually wasn't that impressed by what he saw in "Avatar" and "Alice In Wonderland" and that he wanted to push the format further. So to say we're curious is a bit of an understatement and we're going to get to see it a bit sooner than expected.

First Look: Sacha Baron Cohen & Ben Kingsley In Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo Cabret'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 8, 2010 5:01 AM
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After months of photography in Paris and London, here's our first look at Sacha Baron Cohen as the train station inspector and Ben Kingsley as silent French filmmaker Georges Méliès in Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Brian Selznick's best-selling children's historical fiction book, "The Invention Of Hugo Cabret."

Martin Scorsese Talks 'Hugo Cabret,' Hints At Struggles With 3D

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 18, 2010 3:11 AM
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'Hugo Cabret' To Cost More Than 'Inception'?For better or worse, it could be argued that Martin Scorsese's been operating within his comfort zone in recent years: "The Departed" and the HBO pilot "Boardwalk Empire," while both terrific, were both within the gangster genre that Scorsese's always been most at home in, and the divisive psychological thriller "Shutter Island" wasn't too far off either. But the director's next film, the book adaptation "Hugo Cabret," marks a real stretch for the filmmaker -- not only is it his first family film, but it's also his first to be shot in 3D.

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