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Mario’s Weekend Movie Roundup [VIDEO]

Great weekend to take in a movie, looks like three new new movies are in theaters and two are remakes. Long before there was GLEE there was “Footloose” the movie. Now it’s been updated with an all new cast.

Footloose (musical) Julianne Hough, Kenny Wormald, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, Miles Teller. Dancing comes to a small conservative town. A new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, “Footloose.” Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel in the process.

The Big Year (comedy) Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Steve Martin, Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston. Three disparate men, each facing unique personal challenges, try to outdo each other in the ultimate bird-watching competition in 1998 — the year El Nino brought an unprecedented number of species to North America. Their quest takes them on an unforgettable trek throughout North America.

The Thing (sci-fi) Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Jonathan Walker, Kim Bubbs. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter, to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.

I’ve always said “You don’t touch a classic” but looking at that movie now it looks pretty dated, so I’ll go for the new movie “FOOTLOOSE” and see how it turns out.

 

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