Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The movies

So in an ironic turn, I went to see Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" this past Saturday on my birthday and loved it. I love cinema and hadn't been at the theater in a while (saw my last movie before the summer). I like Scorsese a lot and this was a great venture for him to do a family movie (based on the Brian Selznick book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret") since that's not really his genre. The movie looked beautiful as a period piece, had a few great themes woven into it, and felt like Martin's "love letter" to silent film. I don't like the 3D gimmick much but since this was Scorsese's 1st, I wanted to see what he did with it and it didn't really fell gimmicky. I won't divulge much about the plot since I don't like spoiling it for other people but I felt like the movie should get nominated for an Academy Award or a Golden Globe this year. Highly recommended: If you like film, you'll love "Hugo".

Playing in the previews was a new trailer for Spielberg & Peter Jackson's "The Adventures of Tintin" (check it out by clicking on the movie's name) that totally renewed my faith in Steven after the disappointment of "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skulls". Maybe it's because that latter one was tied in at the hip with Lucas but I really hope the animated movie lives up to that new trailer. I was a bit turned off by the motion-captured models since the comics have such a simple line drawing style but they didn't feel as bad as I thought when they moved. Tintin also looks a bit like a younger Neal Patrick Harris.

Aardman Animation's "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" trailer (watch it by clicking on the name) was also playing and looks like another fun one from the makers of "Chicken Run" and "Wallace & Gromit".

BTW, "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" is a pretty awesome game so far!