Screen Junkies » the invention of hugo cabret http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Let’s Laugh At The 7 Biggest Movie Flops Of 2011 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/lets-laugh-at-the-7-biggest-movie-flops-of-2011/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/lets-laugh-at-the-7-biggest-movie-flops-of-2011/#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:00:08 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239790 Insert fart sound here... just because.

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Enough basking in the success of the films of 2011. Let’s enjoy some failures. Not failures by artistic or critical standards, but failures that result in massive financial loss and unemployment. Doesn’t that sound nice?

Making a list of year-end flops is a mixed bag. For the most part, I take pride in the hubris of Hollywood going unrewarded, punishing studios for taking the “bigger is better” approach. But without fail, there always sneaks in one or two films that deserve better. I only feel that way about one such film on this list, and hopefully its take is buoyed by international markets. While it wasn’t my cup of tea, it was a “good” film.

But enough sadness. Let’s watch these giants fall.

Mars Needs Moms

Mars doesn’t, in fact, need moms. This film was the latest misstep for Robert Zemeckis, who is known for, after achieving success with films like Forrest Gump and Back to the Future, squandering lots of goodwill by forcing motion capture films like The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol down moviegoers’ throats. He decided that maybe he hadn’t been forceful ENOUGH with the mo-cap, so he brought to us Mars Needs Moms, a film that raked in $21 million on a budget of $150 million. The film was completely ignored by audiences. Critics, given that they couldn’t ignore it, gave it almost universally low marks.

Let this be the final word: Zemeckis’ motion capture films look creepy and no one wants to see them.

Conan the Barbarian

Sometimes stupid action movies are too stupid. This debacle scored only $29 million against $90, and was forgotten about as quickly as it was introduced. Star Jason Momoa had garnered acclaim for his role in HBO’s Game of Thrones, but when it came time for him to speak and carry a film, he just wasn’t up to task. Critical acclaim was non-existent, but fans and audiences seemed to be a little more forgiving, probably because the type of people who pay to see Conan have different standards than those who pony up for Gosford Park and the like.

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SYKE! ‘Rise Of The Apes’ Gets A Summer Release After All http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/syke-rise-of-the-apes-gets-a-summer-release-after-all/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/syke-rise-of-the-apes-gets-a-summer-release-after-all/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:28:52 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203236 With all these shuffling release dates, 'Rise Of The Apes' knows how the offspring in military families must feel.

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Now Rise Of The Apes knows how the offspring in military families must feel. Originally, it was moved back from its June release to Thanksgiving to take advantage of the lucrative “get me the Hell away from my family” market. But when Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo Cabret moved into that slot, Fox felt it best to use Apes to close out the summer movie season with an August 5th release date. Also, Scorsese has friends. The type of friends with nicknames like Joey “Two-Times.” And let’s leave it at that, leave it at that. (Box Office Mojo)

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Jude Law, Ray Winstone Join Scorsese’s ‘Hugo Cabret’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jude-law-ray-winstone-join-scorseses-hugo-cabret/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jude-law-ray-winstone-join-scorseses-hugo-cabret/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 C'mon, guys. The smoke bothers his eye.Hugo Cabret, or the movie formerly known as The Invention of Hugo Cabret, has begin filming, with Martin Scorsese stationed behind a 3D camera shout-stuttering, "I-I-I wantit in my face more!" Two more actors have signed on to put it in Scorese's face. Jude Law and Ray Winstone join the already cast Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, and Chloe Moretz.Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Frances de la Toru, and Richard Griffiths have also jumped into Hugo's sandbox. The film tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. He finds a broken machine and gets caught up in a magical adventure. No drugs or execution-style hits are involved, and Joe Pesci won't force himself on any women. (/Film)

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C’mon, guys. The smoke bothers his eye.

Hugo Cabret, or the movie formerly known as The Invention of Hugo Cabret, has begin filming, with Martin Scorsese stationed behind a 3D camera shout-stuttering, "I-I-I wantit in my face more!" Two more actors have signed on to put it in Scorese’s face. Jude Law and Ray Winstone join the already cast Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, and Chloe Moretz.

Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Frances de la Toru, and Richard Griffiths have also jumped into Hugo’s sandbox. The film tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. He finds a broken machine and gets caught up in a magical adventure. No drugs or execution-style hits are involved, and Joe Pesci won’t force himself on any women. (/Film)

 

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Martin Scorsese to One-Up James Cameron’s Crappy 3D http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/martin-scorsese-to-one-up-james-camerons-crappy-3d/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/martin-scorsese-to-one-up-james-camerons-crappy-3d/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 In his version of 3D, audiences walk out with a black eye.Martin Scorsese's next project is a 3D adaptation of Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The director has been quoted in the past saying that he doesn't like 3D just for 3D's sake, meaning stuff flying at your face is bunk, but it seems Scorsese has quickly changed his tune. According to his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who recently spoke to a masterclass at Aruba International Film Festival, Scorsese is all about getting up in your face with his film now:“Scorsese is in love with [3D]. He looked at Avatar and Alice [in Wonderland] and Scorsese didn’t feel that the 3D he saw was as interesting as in the old ones like Dial M for Murder and House of Wax. He’s decided he wants to be stronger with 3D to make it jump out at you. He’s going to go a little bit further with it.”Daaaaaaaamn, Marty. You dissed Cameron and Burton in one fell swoop. Actually your editor did by proxy, so maybe you should consider putting a muzzle on her.The Invention of Hugo Cabret is written by John Logan (Gladiator, Aviator) and stars Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, and Chloe Moretz. It's Scorsese's first foray into 3D, and he's extremely excited about molding the technology to his very specific stylings. I'm personally jazzed to see this one on December 9th of next year. Even though it's a family film, I've read the book and can confirm that if you possess a soul you're guaranteed a whimsical good time. If you don't have a soul, you can proceed with killing helpless small animals in your mother's garden. (/Film)

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In his version of 3D, audiences walk out with a black eye.

Martin Scorsese‘s next project is a 3D adaptation of Brian Selznick’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The director has been quoted in the past saying that he doesn’t like 3D just for 3D’s sake, meaning stuff flying at your face is bunk, but it seems Scorsese has quickly changed his tune. According to his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who recently spoke to a masterclass at Aruba International Film Festival, Scorsese is all about getting up in your face with his film now:

“Scorsese is in love with [3D]. He looked at Avatar and Alice [in Wonderland] and Scorsese didn’t feel that the 3D he saw was as interesting as in the old ones like Dial M for Murder and House of Wax. He’s decided he wants to be stronger with 3D to make it jump out at you. He’s going to go a little bit further with it.”

Daaaaaaaamn, Marty. You dissed Cameron and Burton in one fell swoop. Actually your editor did by proxy, so maybe you should consider putting a muzzle on her.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is written by John Logan (Gladiator, Aviator) and stars Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, and Chloe Moretz. It’s Scorsese’s first foray into 3D, and he’s extremely excited about molding the technology to his very specific stylings. I’m personally jazzed to see this one on December 9th of next year. Even though it’s a family film, I’ve read the book and can confirm that if you possess a soul you’re guaranteed a whimsical good time. If you don’t have a soul, you can proceed with killing helpless small animals in your mother’s garden. (/Film)

 

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Hugo Cabret http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/hugo-cabret/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/hugo-cabret/#comments Thu, 17 Jun 2010 19:12:23 +0000 Reza F. Director: Martin ScorseseCast: Chloe Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa ButterfieldSynopsis: Concerns a 12-year-old orphan who lives in the walls of a Paris train station in 1930 and a mystery involving the boy, his late father and a robot.Release Date: December 9, 2011

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Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Chloe Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield

Synopsis: Concerns a 12-year-old orphan who lives in the walls of a Paris train station in 1930 and a mystery involving the boy, his late father and a robot.

Release Date: December 9, 2011

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Scorsese Casts Butterfield, Moretz, Cohen, and Kingsley for ‘Hugo Cabret’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/scorsese-casts-butterfield-moretz-cohen-and-kingsley-for-hugo-cabret/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/scorsese-casts-butterfield-moretz-cohen-and-kingsley-for-hugo-cabret/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Martin Scorsese has been busy casting his adaptation of the children's fantasy tale The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Kingsley are in talks to sign on as a train station investigator and famed silent filmmaker George Méliès respectively. Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) has been hired to portray the lead character, who lives in the walls of a Paris train station while trying to repair his dead father's robotic invention. Up and comer Chloe Moretz is also signed on for the female lead role of Isabelle. Man, between Kick-Ass and Let Me In, 13-year old Chloe Moretz is soooo hot right now. Like, really really hot. I didn't mean it like that, guys. Oh, come on. *sigh* Alright. I'll go warn my neighbors about me. (Deadline)

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Martin Scorsese has been busy casting his adaptation of the children’s fantasy tale The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Kingsley are in talks to sign on as a train station investigator and famed silent filmmaker George Méliès respectively. Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) has been hired to portray the lead character, who lives in the walls of a Paris train station while trying to repair his dead father’s robotic invention. Up and comer Chloe Moretz is also signed on for the female lead role of Isabelle. Man, between Kick-Ass and Let Me In, 13-year old Chloe Moretz is soooo hot right now. Like, really really hot. I didn’t mean it like that, guys. Oh, come on. *sigh* Alright. I’ll go warn my neighbors about me. (Deadline)

 

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Martin Scorsese Brings ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’ to the Screen http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/martin-scorsese-brings-the-invention-of-hugo-cabret-to-the-screen/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/martin-scorsese-brings-the-invention-of-hugo-cabret-to-the-screen/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "Somebody tell Pesci to get off my wife's leg."Martin Scorsese is reteaming with producer Graham King (The Departed) to adapt The Invention of Hugo Cabret as his next project after Shutter Island. The Brian Selznick book is being adapted by John Logan and tells the story of a 12-year old orphan who lives in a Parisian train station who tries to fix his dead father's broken robot. I'm interested to see what Scorsese does with this youth-slanted source material. Up until this point, children have had to rely on Sesame Street characters acting out scenes from Casino if they want to enjoy the director's work. Man, that Ernie is not to be f*cked with. (Variety) Bert and Ernie Join the Mafia - Watch more Funny Videos

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"Somebody tell Pesci to get off my wife’s leg."

Martin Scorsese is reteaming with producer Graham King (The Departed) to adapt The Invention on Hugo Cabret as his next project after Shutter Island. The Brian Selznick book is being adapted by John Logan and tells the story of a 12-year old orphan who lives in a Parisian train station who tries to fix his dead father’s broken robot.

I’m interested to see what Scorsese does with this youth-slanted source material. Up until this point, children have had to rely on Sesame Street characters acting out scenes from Casino if they want to enjoy the director’s work.

Man, that Ernie is not to be f*cked with. (Variety)


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