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Red Riding Hood (2011)

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So my girlfriend and I may be halfway through Red Riding Hood...

Ho. Lee. Shit. This is a GEM of all-around bad movie-dom.

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Red Riding Hood (2011)

 

 

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486185/

 

Starring:

Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls, Mamma Mia, LE MIZZ)

 

Written by:

David Johnson (Wrath of the Titans, Orphan)

 

Directed by:

Catherine Hardwicke (TWILIGHT!@!*)

 

Synopsis:

"Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure."

 

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM8V3cHdSC4

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The trailer parody, Locks of Gold, was more entertaining that the actual movie:

 

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Hello Paul, June, and Jason!

 

I sent an email of this, but was told writing on the boards would be the best way to suggest a movie, so sorry if this is a bit repetitive!

 

I wanted to recommend a movie to you all that I saw several years ago--the 2011 Amanda Seyfried-starring, Leonardo DiCaprio-produced classic "Red Riding Hood." It was directed by Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first "Twilight" film, so it injects the Little Red Riding Hood with a teen romance vibe. But it also tries to have a little bit of a Angela Carter-ish vibe to it, all wrapped up in some laughable dialogue and over-the-top performances. I remember seeing it in a theater with my mom and sisters, and me and my sisters laughing a whole lot during the film.

 

It received a paltry 10% on Rotten Tomatoes, and was named one of the Top 10 Worst Movies of 2011 by Time Magazine. Roger Ebert, who gave it a 1 star review, described it as "a movie that cross-pollinates the 'Twilight' formula with a werewolf and a girl who always wears a red-hooded cape, although I don't recall her doing any riding...it has the added inconvenience of being serious about a plot so preposterous, it demands to be filmed by Monty Python."

 

Thanks for all the great episodes! Hope you "enjoy" the film, if you decide to watch it. I hope you'll consider it for the show!

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Red Riding Hood is a bizarre version of little red riding hood with a talking werewolf and a complicated family tree, and all the supernatural drama you might expect from a modern take on a fairy tale. Please watch this movie, if for no reason other than the first time you hear the wolf talk. 

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Same year as Beastly, around the time when every fairytale needed the dark, gritty, "Grimm" treatment. Snow White and the Huntsman, Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters

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