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'Hugo': Giving cinema's birth a welcome rewinder
'Hugo': Giving cinema's birth a welcome rewinder

Martin Scorsese has made so many provocative movies over the decades that probably the only way left for him to shock an audience was to make a children's film. Yes, "Hugo" is rated PG. It's also in 3-D, meaning that this Christmas release delivers the dazzling special effects now expected in a big-budget movie. This immensely gifted director really does deliver in terms of a family-friendly movie that qualifies as a genuine gift for the holiday season. Ironically, it may be a gift more appreciated by seasoned movie buffs than by small children. "Hugo" is an homage to the pioneering French filmmaker Georges Melies, whose "A Trip to the Moon"...

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