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You don't want to see the emails I receive from publicists begging me to blog about a personal appearance by the latest Twilight background player coming through town, or post roundtable interviews with the cast of Disney's Prom. I feel like J.J. Hunsecker to their Sidney Falco and trust my readers have little interest in what flows down the mainstream.

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While Hugo is as close as Marty's come to making a feel-good picture for the masses, with a budget ranging between $150 million to $170 million, it's not even close to breaking even. As of this writing, the film's $62,483,917 domestic take indicates Hugo Cabret will probably be in his forties by the time the picture finally turns a profit.

It's clearly designed as Oscar-bait, but the featurette is a terrific appetite-whetter, dropping hints of what will eventually form the second disc in the 2 DVD set.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/CcCuvzOukt4

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