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Lite’s Review Room: Weekend Movies – ‘The Big Year’ & ‘Footloose’


Hollywood has started running out of scripts.  We’re sure of it.  They’ve gone from remaking bad movies that didn’t work out the first time or people have totally forgotten about (3:10 to Yuma, Assault on Precinct 13, Dawn of the Dead) and now they are starting to remake movies that were hits years ago (Footloose, Halloween, The Karate Kid).

[photogallerylink id=58669 align=right]Footloose stars Julianne Hough, Kenny Wormald, & Dennis Quaid in the exact same story as we saw Kevin Bacon Lori Singer and John Lithgow play in 1984.  Of course this one is modernized, there is a lot more break dancing and the clothes have gotten a little smaller.  In essence it’s the same movie 27 years later.  We’re not sure if this movie will really grab today’s youth as the original did us, but that is what the studio is hoping.

If you haven’t seen ‘Footloose’ before we say watch them both.  If you’re like us and cherish the first one than maybe we’ll catch this one on FX in six months.

We will say, they remake of the song by the same name from Blake Shelton is quite good.

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