Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil. (PG)

★☆☆☆☆

In this failed sequel, Hayden Panettiere voices Red, who has taken time off from the Happily Ever After enforcement agency to train with the Sisters of the Hood, a variation on the Green Berets. In her absence, a villainous crone (Joan Cusack) makes off with Hansel (Bill Hader) and Gretel (Amy Poehler). It’s up to Red, teamed with her nemesis, the wolf (Patrick Warburton), to straighten everything out. This film plays like a jaded rehash of other pictures.

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When you’re listening to the uplifting world music-influenced folk-pop of the Makepeace Brothers, you can’t help but feel you should be soaking in the trio’s new album, Slow Down Feel Love, on a California beach as you watch the sun melt into the ocean. And when you’re a writer interviewing vocalist/guitarist Finian Makepeace via cell phone and you hear the crash of the surf and cry of seagulls and he says, “I’m just hanging out at Venice Beach,” and, “Cool, I just saw a seal in the water,” you wonder: Is it a music career or a lifestyle for these guys?

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