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Review: Hugo

Chick 1 says:hugo

I really didn’t know what to expect from this adaptation of a children’s book by Martin Scorsese.  It looked beautiful and it was, after all, Scorsese.  It had the fantasy appeal I love.  But the first ads didn’t capture me.  It looked void of real heart.  But after some good reviews, I decided to give it a try.  And boy was I wrong.

The Basics: Hugo is a boy living in a Paris train station in the 1930s and keeping the clocks on time.  When a notebook that is precious to him is stolen, he enlists a young girl to help him. Read more

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Randomness: Oscar Notes

Chick 1 says:oscar2

I wasn’t going to start this rundown of the telecast until it actually started at 7:30 CST.  But after what just happened on the red carpet, it’s time to start.

5:50 pm: All six children from the cast of Slumdog Millionaire being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest.  Was that not the most adorable thing ever?!  I could have eaten them all for dessert.  Closely followed by the other cast members from Slumdog, all humble, excited, and a little giddy.  And they seem to handling the whirlwind surrounding their film quite well.  I hope this movie wins Best Picture! Read more

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