Been working too hard? Lose your blues this Friday at the Metreon, where Paramount Pictures will host a free sneak preview of Craig Brewer's Footloose remake, starring Kenny Wormald (Center Stage: Turn It Up), Julianne Hough (Burlesque) and Dennis Quaid. Following the screening, fans can share their reactions on Twitter using the hashtag #Footloose.
How the toys of our youth lose their charm when thrust huge and noisy onto the screen. First, it was the Transformers, reduced to inelegant CGI monsters by Michael Bay’s effects crew. Next up? The real American heroes of G.I. Joe, whose back-stories are at least acknowledged by director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing), but whose charisma is all but eclipsed by the movie’s raison d’être – namely, deafening explosions and expensive-looking set pieces.