Throughout his extraordinary career, Academy Award-wining director Martin Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in a series of unforgettable films. This holiday season the legendary storyteller invites you to join him on a thrilling journey to a magical world with his first-ever 3-D film, based on Brian Selznick’s award-winning, imaginative New York Times best-seller, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” Hugo is the astonishing adventure of a wily and resourceful boy whose quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father will transform Hugo and all those around him, and reveal a safe and loving place he can call home. — (C) Paramount
Scott’s Take – 4 Stars
Even though Hugo didn’t take home the best picture award, it is clearly one of the best films you will see this year. Don’t hesitate to watch this one with the whole entire family. Who knew Martin Scorsese had a family film up his sleeve?
Johnny English: Reborn
In the years since MI7’s top spy vanished off the grid, Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier’s life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is. — (C) Official Site
Scott’s Take – Not Reviewed
This release seems like its 15 years too late. Johnny English had a hard time finding an audience. Why give him a rebirth? No thank you!
That’s all we have for this week. Next week we have a flurry of releases. The Muppets, Footloose, The Skin I live In, Jack and Jill, and Immortals. Enjoy your week everyone.