“Hugo” is the latest film by one of the greatest directors of all time, Martin Scorsese. It’s also his first attempt at family oriented entertainment. It’s a gorgeous movie, a visually beautiful film that has a lot of heart. Brimming with affection and carefully crafted with love for its subject.

Yet I can’t deny that, while I respect the film and its craftsmanship, there were times when I found it testing my patience… when I didn’t feel I was being sufficiently entertained.

It’s a pocket watch of a movie in the information age. There are people who will appreciate and cherish its charms, uniqueness, beauty, theme and strolling pace. While others will leave underwhelmed, expecting far more adventure out of this “adventure”.

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Now showing on cable: “Let Me In”

Making its debut this weekend on HBO was last year’s child vampire tale, “Let Me In”.

Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Road”) and Chloë Moretz (“Kick Ass”), “Let Me In” is a remake of the 2008 Swedish film “Let the Right One In”, which was released here stateside on DVD and Blu, and earned quite a reputation for itself as a great horror movie.

As is Hollywood’s wont to do, they took the original and remade it for American audiences with an English speaking cast.

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