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Watch: Everybody Cut Loose In This Uninspired 'Footloose' Trailer

  • By Sam Price
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  • June 24, 2011 2:24 AM
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It’s hard to pinpoint when exactly this '80s nostalgia virus seemed to grip the globe in such a breathless ecstasy-hold. Hollywood has already come for "beloved" films from that decade, either in the form of aerobicized remakes starring Kelsey Grammer (“Fame”) or laughable sequels (“Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights”) and no-one spoke out, so we only have ourselves to blame for this long-threatened “Footloose” remake, which is finally coming to fruition. Discerning “Archer” fans will excuse this writer as he invokes another Kenny Loggins song that doesn't share this film's title and ventures that we’re probably careening wildly into "The Danger Zone" with this one.

Craig Brewer Says 'Footloose' Remake Has Songs by The White Stripes & David Banner, Talks 'Tarzan'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 10, 2011 6:50 AM
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Also Updates On 'Mother Trucker,' Discusses 'Hustle & Flow' Sequel Pitch Craig Brewer causes a few differences in opinion here at The Playlist. Some of us find his two big films to date, "Hustle & Flow" and "Black Snake Moan" somewhere between overrated and terrible, while this writer happens to find both grimy fun, with some smart things to say about racial and sexual politics, and an unusually good sense of musicality. Whichever side of the fence you fall, there can't have been many who were happy when Brewer signed on to direct the long-in-the-offing remake of "Footloose" for Paramount, which hits theaters in October.

Not Fit To Print: New 'Scream 4' Images, 'Step Up 4Ever' Announced for 2012, 'Disturbia' Suit Filed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 29, 2010 10:24 AM
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New 'Footloose' Images, A Miley Cyrus Film With Demi Moore Gets Picked Up By Lionsgate, An Acme Looney Tunes Spin-Off, & More Junk We Couldn't Bother Writing Full Stories AboutIt's the weekend, content dump time! We've been talking about our old "Short Cuts" franchise title which was essentially short takes on news. Maybe we'll bring it back, maybe we won't. But we're gonna try it here. Let us know what you think and maybe we'll listen. ;) So yeah, a lot of stuff happened this week and there's only so much time in a day. Here's some interesting, "not fit to print" items that broke that we'll cover very briefly.

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