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‘Footloose’ Remake: Coming Soon To Obscurity

October 10th, 2011 No comments

Footloose, the remake that nobody asked for and nobody’s excited for, is finally going to be hitting theaters. Note to executives: remaking cheesy 80s musicals, but taking the cheesy 80s-ness out of them, is not a great idea (see Fame from 2009). And casting a poor man’s Michael J. Fox in the lead role is also not a great idea. I never thought I’d say this, but I miss Kevin Bacon. Just try and play the Six Degrees of Separation game with his new replacement Kenny Wormald. There’s no way to link him to Elizabeth Perkins. Where’s the fun in that?

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Chace Crawford To Star In ‘Footloose’ Remake

May 20th, 2009 No comments

footIt’s official: Footloose is going to suck…again! Today, Paramount Pictures confirmed that Zac Efron, er, I mean Chace Crawford (who can tell the difference anyway?) will be taking over the much-coveted role of Ren in the upcoming remake of Footloose. Kevin Bacon filled those shoes in the original. Is it me or is Hollywood running out of ideas faster than you can say High School Musical 4? Original trailer after the jump. Read more…

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VULTURE DROPPINGS OF THE WEEK: Halloween

October 31st, 2009 No comments

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It’s time once again for the weekly roundup of my favorite pop culture atrocities, misfires and entertaining trainwrecks. This week’s theme: Halloween.

Ya gotta love the pagan holiday that is Halloween. It’s the extravagant closing party of a bizarre month-long celebration of everything macabre. Even the sweetest of old ladies hang corpse dummies on their porches with precision care, adding the perfect amount of oozing blood to the ripped torsos. And the topic of what costume to wear is discussed ad nauseam. Girls agonize over Read more…

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Michael Jackson Pic ‘Is It’ for Director Kenny Ortega

October 28th, 2009 No comments

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Variety reports that the upcoming remake of the 80s dance romp, Footloose, is now without a director. A rep from Paramount Pictures says, Read more…

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Another 80s Remake: ‘The Stepfather’

June 23rd, 2009 No comments

First Friday the 13th, then Fame, then Footloose, and now…The Stepfather. Hollywood is going nuts with the 80s remakes. They might as well remake the entire decade while they’re at it.

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Upcoming ‘Fame’ Remake Latest in Slew of 80s Rehashes

June 18th, 2009 No comments

With the remake of Footloose on its way faster than you can say “Gag me with a spoon”, it has become clear that Hollywood’s shameless cannibalizing of 80s pop culture has reached epidemic proportions. And just as we were starting to get over the Friday the 13th remake, there’s a new one to take it’s place. A brand new version of  Fame is coming this fall. The new trailer, which will be shown before The Proposal this weekend, takes us to:

a school where any dream is possible.

That is if your dream is to be a backup dancer on Britney‘s Circus tour. Not to worry, though, Read more…

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