“Hoodwinked” is a very funny animated comedy that’s centered around four characters – Little Red Riding Hood (voiced by Anne Hathaway), Granny(Glenn Close), The Wolf (Patrick Warburn) and The Woodsman (Jim Belushi). One of them is guilty of stealing recipies from all the forest creatures. The police capture them all and let each of them tell their side of the story. In flashback we see all four stories…how they are different and how they’re the same.
There are some great supporting characters as well including a fast talking squirrel and a Billy goat who sings a catchy song and plays the banjo.
“Hoodwinked” is rated PG. There are some very mildly scary scenes, but otherwise there’s nothing to worry about.
“Hoodwinked” – part comedy…part adventure…part mystery…ALL great fun.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “Hoodwinked” gets a B+.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic/entertainment reporter in 2006 at the age of 7. Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases. All together he has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9.
LCJ appears every Friday morning on WGNA-FM . His movie reviews are also posted on his website, his YouTube channel and the popular website Cultjer.com. He is also a contributing writer for Jerry Beck’s AnimationScoop.com. Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE” (every Sunday at Noon ET). And “The LCJ Q&A Podcast” features interviews with celebrities and filmmakers. Among those who have joined LCJ on the show are comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried, “Wallace & Gromit” creator Nick Park, Emmy-winning game show host Todd Newton and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.
Lights Camera Jackson has been co-starring in photographs with his favorite celebrities since he was 6 years old. “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest appeared in the first. Seacrest was a VIP guest at a local telethon. Jackson, a big fan of “Idol”, approached Seacrest during a break and asked for an autograph. The “Idol” star eagerly obliged. Jackson and Ryan then posed for this photo.
Since then Jackson’s collection of photos with stars from film, TV, stage and sports has grown to over 400. Every one represents a special moment in the life/career of Lights Camera Jackson and includes its own unique backstory.