The Forgotten: Mean Streets

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Mar 132015


Thanks to Matthew Pejkovic for this addition to The Forgotten series. You can read more of Matt’s writing here [Ed].

Talk to you average movie fan about filmmaker Martin Scorsese and the usual films we pop up: Goodfellas; Taxi Driver; Raging Bull… Yet constantly lost in the shuffle is the 1973 classic Mean Streets, a film that is not only authentic in feel and immensely personal in its subject matter, but also marked the arrival of Scorsese and his unique brand of urban filmmaking.

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Trailer: The Wolf of Wall Street

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Jun 172013

The trailer for Martin Scorse’s The Wolf of Wall Street has dropped, and it’s a strange beast. Starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler and more, the film is based on Jordan Belfort’s best-selling memoir, about his rise, and subsequent fall as a stockbroker on Wall Street. Dicaprio stars as Belfort, who refused to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, the corporate banking world and mob infiltration.
The film has a November 15 release date in the US. There is no Australian release date at present.
Please share your thoughts! Is anyone else getting some [unfortunate] Gatsby vibes from this trailer, or is it just me..?

By Sam McCosh

Hugo (3D)

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Jan 152012


In Hugo director Martin Scorsese takes us on an exciting  journey which allows the audience a peek behind the curtains at the magical world of early cinema.

In this adaptation of the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, we follow young orphaned Hugo who lives in the walls of a Paris train station, tending to the running of the clocks. Hugo (Asa Butterfield) is a vulnerable figure, having first lost his parents and then been abandoned by his drunkard of an uncle . He dreams of fixing an automaton which he watched his father work on, and spends much of his time seeking both parts for the machine and food for his survival in the station.Hugo befriends Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz) who is in the care of the station’s intriguing toy stall owner (played marvellously by Ben Kingsley); and from there an adventure to realise Hugo’s dreams of fixing his beloved automaton begins.

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