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Red Riding Hood

A movie directed by Catherine Hardwicke

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'Red Riding Hood' 'Two Jews On Film' Mr. Wolf Comes To Visit. (Video)

  • Mar 11, 2011
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'Red Riding Hood' is directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight Part One)  The film stars Amanda Seyfried as Valerie, aka Red Riding Hood.

 Once upon a long time ago in a desolate mountain village. somewhere in England, lives Valerie, a beautiful girl with big red lips and a peaches and cream complexion.  Valerie spends her days roaming around the majestic snow covered forests surrounding the place she calls home.  She isn't looking for her Prince Charming however... She's already found him.  His name is Peter (Shiloh Fernandez) and he's a hot sexy village hunk who enjoys chopping wood and looking mysterious.

This is a problem because Valerie's mom, (Virgina Madsen) and her dad (Billy Burke) have arranged for Valerie to marry another hot village hunk (Max Irons) He's the local blacksmith and his family has mega bucks.  Well not Donald Trump mega bucks but to quote Valerie's mom 'He'll be a good provider'  What's a girl to do?

 Run away with her one true love or obey her family's wishes? Well before Valerie can make up her mind, a horrible event befalls this peaceful village.  For decades the local werewolf and the villagers have maintained a truce.  Once a month, on the full moon, the locals provide cute little animals for Mr. Wolf to feast on and he in turn, doesn't eat the people. But something has changed...Woofy has decided to make a meal of Valerie's sister, Lucy.  Not good.  Not good at all.

News of this, brings a very smarmy clergyman, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman) to the village along with his pack of killer soldiers and a torture machine that resembles an elephant.  Things quickly go from bad to worse.

 Valerie's grandmom, (Julie Christie) a village outsider who enjoys baking, knits her a long red cloak.  We all know only bad girls wear red.  Then Mr. Wolf has a chat with Valerie (He wants her to come away with him...You can't blame him... She is gorgeous)  but because no one else can hear this fuzzy little beast speak, Miss Hood is accused of witch craft. It's all downhill from there.

 This film is definitely for the 'Twilight' crowd.  I guess I must be part of that crowd since I really liked this film. 'Red Riding Hood' is beautifully shot, lots of fun and has some really cool twists at the end.

 Of course the other half of the 'Two Jews On Film' didn't share my opinion, but what else is new?  'Red Riding Hood' opens in theaters Friday March 11, 2011.
'Red Riding Hood' 'Two Jews On Film' Mr. Wolf Comes To Visit. (Video) 'Red Riding Hood' 'Two Jews On Film' Mr. Wolf Comes To Visit. (Video) 'Red Riding Hood' 'Two Jews On Film' Mr. Wolf Comes To Visit. (Video) 'Red Riding Hood' 'Two Jews On Film' Mr. Wolf Comes To Visit. (Video)

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March 11, 2011
LOVE the review, great stuff once more.
March 11, 2011
So glad. Thanks so much. Now if the Tsunami doesn't wipe us out, more reviews next week. Living at the beach, one does have think about that. Good thing I taught my dogs how to surf
 
March 11, 2011
Check out our video. Red Riding Hood and Mr. Wolf make an appearance. They seem to look very much like us.
March 11, 2011
I did! I actually REALLY like the style and the way you guys did this review! By the way, tell your husband that I love his hair and those are cool shades! ;) I may check this out if and when I get dragged by a friend. thank you very much!!
March 11, 2011
Thanks so much. Yeah that's a great look for him.
 
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review by . March 14, 2011
I remember hearing Catherine Hardwicke's name for the first time three years ago.  Even though Lords of Dogtown was a hit and Thirteen was one of those films that caught attention in the festival circuit, it was not until she was attached to Twilight that she actually became a "director to watch".  I will confess I was one of those "twi-hards" that stood in line for hours waiting to see what Hardwicke had done to a story that had a growing fan base.  Truth …
review by . March 24, 2011
   How do you take a short fairy tale warning kids not to talk to strangers and stretch it into a feature film? In Red Riding Hood‘s case, not very successfully.      All the classic elements are in there: the girl, the red cloak, the woods, the grandmother – and of course, the wolf. Yet this time the wolf is a werewolf who terrorizes a small medieval village, nestled deep in the woods, and the girl, Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is considerably older. In fact, …
review by . March 10, 2011
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Twilight without Vampires
RED RIDING HOOD   Written by David Johnson   Directed by Catherine Hardwicke   Starring Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandes, Max Irons, Gary Oldman and Julie Christie       Filmed in British Columbia, RED RIDING HOOD opens on stunning aerial shots gliding through grand mountains, surrounded by thousands of fir trees, pristine lakes and feathery cloud formations.  The shots distinctly reminded me of another supernatural “thriller” …
review by . March 12, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         In the hands of director Catherine Hardwicke and screenwriter David Leslie Johnson, Red Riding Hood has been transformed from a simple morality play into a supernatural teen romance. In Hardwicke’s case, I hardly found this surprising, given her previous directorial credit, Twilight. In Johnson’s case, however, I found myself taken aback. This is the same man who penned Orphan, the surprisingly good horror film from 2009 about a manipulative …
Quick Tip by . April 15, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Im really glad i didnt pay to see this but what was i to expect after the horror that was twilight! The idea behins this movie was great, and the commercial looked good but i was let down big time. This movie gets so boring through the middle part that i almost turned it off, but i guess it wasnt a total loss because the somewhat suprising ending was almost worth the wait. Look for it in a few months in a bargin bin near you!
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