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'Footloose' Then and Now


Seventeen years after the original "Footloose" inspired audiences around the world to kick off their Sunday shoes, Craig Brewer's "Footloose" remake arrives in theaters this Friday, October 14.

Although Brewer and his filmmaking forebear, Herbert Ross, share an affection for music-driven movies, it remains to be seen whether the director of "Hustle & Flow" and "Black Snake Moan" will go on to Ross's highs of "The Secret of My Success," or the lows of "Undercover Blues."

In the meantime, we took a look at both theatrical versions of this iconic story in order to see what they have in common, and where Brewer might have cut a little bit loose. Get More »

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Let's Dance With These 4 'Footloose' Clips


Seems someone finally took our order for a "Footloose" remake, extra hot, hold the Bacon.

Now a cast led by Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough have kicked off their Sunday shoes and are dancing like they've never danced before! Wait, that last one was "Flashdance" ... whatever.

In a modern-day reimagining of the 1984 film, Wormald takes over the Kevin Bacon role of Ren McCormack, a rebellious city boy who moves to a podunk town where dancing and rock music are banned. Dennis Quaid costars as the reverend who doesn't like to cut loose so much, and Hough as the reverend's daughter with the shortest shorts this side of the "30-Second Film Festival." Get More »

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Next Factor: 'Footloose' Star Kenny Wormald

Kenny Wormald
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How many degrees away from Kevin Bacon are you if you play his character almost 30 years later? Kenny Wormald, who is kicking off his Sunday shoes as Ren McCormack in the remake of 1984's "Footloose," is about to find out. The new "Footloose" opens this Friday and costars Julianne Hough from "Dancing With the Stars," Dennis Quaid and Andie MacDowell. Get More »

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GALLERY: Stars Cut Loose at 'Footloose' Premiere

Everybody cut, everybody cut!

We've been hearing about the "Footloose" remake for so long that it's kind of hard to believe it's finally here. But yes, it's now officially a real live movie, and Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Victoria Justice, Patrick John Flueger and even Kenny Loggins himself were at the L.A. premiere to mark the occasion. Dennis Quaid, who plays the dance-hating Rev. Moore, was, somewhat appropriately, not present.

Check out our gallery of dancing stars, and get ready to check out this newfangled "Footloose" for yourself on Oct. 14.

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Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes With Countrified 'Footloose' Soundtrack


"Everybody cut, everybody cut. Everybody cut, everybody cut. Everybody cut ... FOOTLOOSE."

With that clarion call, Kenny Loggins sent a generation of teenagers into spasms of what approximated dancing in the 1980s. The soundtrack to the 1984 film "Footloose" made almost as much of a pop culture impact as the movie itself, and tracks like the title song, "Almost Paradise," and "Let's Hear It For the Boy" were ubiquitous at middle school dances and roller rinks throughout America.

Now, we're on the verge of a "Footloose" remake, this time transplanted from the Midwest to the South. The movie looks ... well, interesting ... but can a remade soundtrack be as big of a draw as a remade film? We're not so sure, but that doesn't mean the "Footloose" soundtrack isn't worth checking out. Get More »

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Get Ready To Celebrate the Newest National Holiday: 'Footloose' Friday

Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough in "Footloose"

Holidays are cool, but you know what is even cooler? Totally made up holidays like Festivus or Talk Like a Pirate Day. In fact, just about the only thing that could top those would be if someone made up a day that not only celebrated a hotly anticipated new movie, but actually gave you the chance to see that movie weeks before it's actually going to be in theaters.

Like, say, Footloose Friday.

This Friday, a special sneak preview of "Footloose" will be screened for lucky fans in 25 select cities around the continent. Now there's a real reason to dance. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Hollywood Crush

'Footloose' Cuts Loose on Blu-ray for the First Time

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Every generation has a story about rebellious teens who rise up and challenge the oppressive adults threatening to extinguish their youthful fun. Not surprisingly, the Reagan Era had more of these movies than most, and 1984's "Footloose" was the most contagious of them all, with its energetic, hits-filled soundtrack featuring the maddeningly catchy title song by Kenny Loggins.

Kevin Bacon stars as Ren McCormack, a Chicago teen who moves with his mother to the small town of Bomont in what appears to be Utah, where the film was shot. Bomont is a repressed Christian community under the influence of Reverend Shaw Moore (John Lithgow), a rousing orator who has convinced his congregation that rock music is the Devil's work and that dancing should remain banned in Bomont. Get More »

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New 'Footloose' Clip Cuts Loose With More Than Just Feet

Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough in "Footloose"

The name of the movie may be "Footloose," but if the new exclusive clip on Hollywood Crush is any indication, feet are about to take a back seat to butts, hips and the other parts of the body collectively known as "your money maker."

This is definitely not your dad's "Footloose," because not only is there no sign of Huey Lewis anywhere to be heard, the new dance moves -- which features stars Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough doing the pants-on pseudo-nasty in front of a crowd of titillated onlookers -- make Kevin Bacon look like Nerdly J. Poindexter.

So check it out over on Hollywood Crush. Because these kids weren't kidding when they said they had to cut loose.

Filed Under: Movie Clips | Source: Hollywood Crush

Blake Shelton Belts Out a New Spin on Classic 'Footloose' Hit

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Rebooting an iconic film isn't such an easy thing to do — but with country crooner Blake Shelton and choreography guru Jamal Sims on board for "Footloose," it gets a whole lot easier, especially when both creative forces are committed to keep the hometown vibe of the original while adding their own modern twist.

Or something like that.

In any case, it comes as no surprise that Shelton's new version of Kenny Loggins' aptly titled hit, "Footloose," captures the country soul of the 1984 chart-topper. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Boot

Fall 2011's Biggest Breakout Stars

Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough in Footloose

The leaves are falling, school is starting, and Oscar season is on its way. You might think it's time to leave summer blockbusters behind, but this fall has something for everyone, from arty indies to 3-D extravaganzas.

Some of these folks, like Julianne Hough and Lea Michele, are familiar faces from the boob tube who are making the leap to movies; and others, like Noomi Rapace, are better known overseas. What they all have in common is that their breakthrough moments are upon us, as sure as school supplies. Get More »

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