The Great Sir Ben Kingsley Reveals "Hugo" Secrets! Watch My Interview with the Fantastic Actor! 


It was truly an honor meeting the legendary actor, Sir Ben Kingsley. He won an Oscar in 1982 for portraying the true-life role of “Gandhi,” and now, he’s back to playing a real-life character in “Hugo” as Georges Méliès, the father of narrative filmmaking. Will he bring home Oscar gold again?

("Hugo" Movie Review)

In this interview, we talked about:

*** My shirt featuring Méliès’ “Trip to the Moon” iconic shot of the moon hit in the eye by a rocket ship
*** Why he wanted to work with Scorsese again who he collaborated before in “Shutter Island”
*** The magical world of Méliès
*** No one can make a movie about the history of cinema better than Scorsese can
*** His attraction to the tragic but ultimately redemptive character of Méliès
*** The physicality of his role
*** The lost glory days of Méliès
*** What does he want the audience to takeaway from watching “Hugo”



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Chloë Grace Moretz Talks About "Hugo," Martin Scorsese, and Yes, Britney Spears! 


Chloë Grace Moretz is fast becoming a well-respected actress. At just 14, the teenage actress has starred in fantastic films such as “Kick-Ass” and “Let Me In.” Now, she is starring in Martin Scorsese’s excellent new movie, “Hugo,” as Isabelle, Pappa Georges’ (Sir Ben Kingsley) goddaughter who helps unlock the secrets of the film.

("Hugo" Movie Review)

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted her to the character of Isabelle
*** How is Isabelle very similar to her?
*** How did she attack the role?
*** Is she a curious child, much like Isabelle?
*** How she perfected the British accent?
*** How she duped Scorsese in the audition process?
*** Working with Scorsese?
*** What “teenager” things does she like?
*** What does she like the audience to takeaway from the film?



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My Fun Interview with Emily Mortimer from "Hugo" 


The sweet, sweet Emily Mortimer stars as Lisette, the flower seller, in the new Martin Scorsese film, “Hugo.” She is the love interest of the station inspector played by Sacha Baron Cohen. Their romantic subplot provides one of the many hearts of the fantastic film.

("Hugo" Movie Review)

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Her attraction to working in “Hugo”
*** Why did she want to work with Martin Scorsese again? (They worked previously in the film “Shutter Island”)
*** The book by Brian Selznick
*** Has her boy seen the film yet?
*** How did she prepare for her character Lisette?
*** Scorsese’s style as a director
*** The film inspirations by Scorsese as handed down to his actors
*** Why “Hugo” is not just a film for kids but for everyone
*** Scorsese working with the 3D technology



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"Hugo" Movie Review -- Why You Have to See it in 3D! 


At first glance, the marriage of director Martin Scorsese and 3D filmmaking seems off-putting. The greatest living American director does not need to succumb to the technical toy du jour.


But upon watching “Hugo” in 3D, one can understand Scorsese’s three-dimensional decision. Instead of using 3D as a gimmick, it becomes a vital part of the story, utilizing space as an element in the narrative. Read More...

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My Review of the Filipino Film, "A Mother's Story!" This is Dedicated to All the Mothers in the World! 


Check out my review of the Filipino film, "A Mother's Story" starring Pokwang. This is the first feature film produced by TFC (The Filipino Channel) and it's dedicated to overseas Filipino workers across the world. I dedicate this review, as seen on Balitang America with Gel Santos Relos, to all the mothers in the world, especially to my very own Mommy!



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