Every year I set myself a target, usually of about 100, of films to watch. These are new films. Not new, new films. But films that are new to me. Any time I’ve seen a new one, I post a bit of a brain dump of my thoughts on the film here. Enjoy!
Red Riding Hood (04/05/12)
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.
Amanda Seyfried, what on Earth are you doing? You were fantastic in Big Love. Since you left, I don’t think I’ve seen a single good film of yours! Red Riding Hood was just more than a little bit bad. Not even the appearance of Gary Oldman could fix that.
It’s not Amanda’s fault. Not Gary Oldman’s either. It’s the fault of a very dodgy script and a very boring looking film. You’d think, a fantasy film would at least look special. Just looked a little cheap here. I swear there are TV shows with better production values than this film.
There’s more than a whiff of Twilight about this film. Thanks to Catherine Hardwicke’s involvement. The whole love triangle aspect was boring and predictable. The effort to make the red riding hood tale a little bit different was a decent try, but with so many fairytales getting their own re-imagining these days, it just wasn’t enough.
Though, I was excited to spot two ex-Battlestar Galactica actors and one Michael Shanks. It was definitely filmed in Canada then, huh? Yes, that’s what I’m taking away from watching this film.
Read on to see all the films watched this year…
34 Films so far this year
- The Tourist 1/5 (02/01/12)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 5/5 (03/01/12)
- World’s Greatest Dad 2/5 (14/01/12)
- Haywire 3/5 (19/01/12)
- Dead Snow 3/5 (20/01/12)
- The Artist 5/5 (21/01/12)
- Priest 2/5 (05/02/12)
- The Muppets 5/5 (15/02/12)
- Faster 4/5 (19/02/12)
- Chronicle 4/5 (22/02/12)
- Safe House 4/5 (24/02/12)
- Reservoir Dogs 4/5 (25/02/12)
- This Means War 4/5 (02/03/12)
- The Royal Tenenbaums 3/5 (03/03/12)
- Reign of Fire 3/5 (04/03/12)
- Dear John 2/5 (04/03/12)
- Road to Perdition 5/5 (05/03/12)
- The Three Musketeers 3/5 (06/03/12)
- The Eagle 2/5 (10/03/12)
- Everybody’s Fine 2/5 (14/03/12)
- Frankenstein 4/5 (15/03/12)
- Love and Other Drugs 2/5 (15/03/12)
- You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 2/5 (17/03/12)
- The Big Lebowski 5/5 (18/03/12)
- The Hunger Games 3/5 (23/03/12)
- Headhunters 4/5 (07/04/12)
- Super 1/5 (07/04/12)
- The Cabin in the Woods 5/5 (13/04/12)
- Watchmen 4/5 (14/04/12)
- The Hurt Locker 3/5 (21/04/12)
- Avengers Assemble 5/5 (26/04/12)
- 22 Bullets 2/5 (28/04/12)
- Bad Teacher 1/5 (29/04/12)
- Red Riding Hood 1/5 (04/05/12)