Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Source Code and Red Riding Hood

As I have mentioned on numerous occasions, I work in a cinema. I get to watch as many films as I like for free- and at any site too which is good as it doesn't feel like just going into work on my day off! I like to make the most of this perk and I've seen two films already this week.

Monday I took my Mum to see Source Code. I absolutely loved it. The trailer made it look OK- entertaining enough but nothing amazing. I was surprised to see that it has 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. This was a good sign.

I'd already seen the ending, but this happens with pretty much every film I want to see so I'm used to it! In a way it helps me appreciate the film more as I'm not just guessing what's about to happen. Whereas my Mum came out of it a bit confused and saying she'd like to see it again to make sense of it.

Anyway, it's a really good film- I've been describing it to customers as 'Groundhog Day with action' and that's kind of what it is. I won't spoil anything, just go and see it! There's also a very sweet love story in it, I was quite tearful at the end.

Michelle Monaghan plays Jake Gyllenhaall's love interest and she is so cute in it. Absolutely love her hair in it, it's really sleek but flicked out at the ends. I guess you can achieve this with straighteners? Really want to try it, it looks so pretty.

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Last night I watched Red Riding Hood with my good friend who is one of the projectionists. I can't say I was particularly excited. It looked like Twilight-meets-medieval werewolves to me. And that's pretty much what it was, it wasn't pretending to be anything else. I imagine 13 year old girls will ADORE it, I would have done!

Gary Oldman seemed to be thoroughly enjoying himself as a baddie, Julie Christie was having fun too as Red Riding Hood's Grandmother. Amanda Seyfried was very pretty in it, I loved her make up and I do have a strange urge to find myself a red cloak and run through the forest with a wood cutter..
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Obviously I'm recommending Source Code from the two!

I will have some outfit pictures up soon, just waiting for Edd to send me the ones from the weekend :)


Elise said...

Haha you just described Red Riding Hood exactly as I did after I was forced to watch it! Hated every minute, except the part where I fell asleep for a good half hour in the middle... Re your friend having to train the managers to do her job, this totally sucks, luckily we're not at that stage yet, have heard Cineworld got rid of all their projectionists except a couple of 'emergency' staff, its madness expecting GM to be doing a technical job! Ok rant over :)

Sophie in the Sticks said...

I think I'm the only person in the world who hasn't watched twilight, not feeling the need to. Source Code sounds great tho.

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yiqin; said...

ah I wana watch red riding hood!

Mikelle Jade said...

Source code sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!

My fiance's little sister spilled the beans and told me the story of Red Riding Hood, so I'm not too interested, but may just have to see it when it comes out on DVD or something

Lisa said...

I must admit I think I am the only person that has not watched this. Everyone seems to talk about iot though and say its great xx

Janelle B. Shin said...

Hmm you've intrigued me to watch Source Code. I don't see movies in theaters often, but I'll keep it in mind the next time I think of going!

Hello Naka said...

i watched red ridinh hood yesterday i didnt really know what to epect but it waws ok. Im glad i watched it on orange wednesday XD

Rachel said...

I actually really enjoyed Source Code! Based on the trailer I thought it was going to be terrible, but after seeing some reviews I decided to give it a go; I was pleasantly surprised!
As for Red Riding Hood? Ugh. At least Max Irons was nice to look at.