|By James Sanford|
If you want to get 'Footloose,' you're in the right town
When I was in college — around the time that dinosaurs ruled the Earth — my friends and I couldn’t wait to see “Footloose.”
More than 25 years later, my niece is a college student and she and her friends want to see — yes — “Footloose.”
In my day, it was all about Kevin Bacon,
When it comes to remakes, it’s hard not
Unfortunately, no one has stepped up to remake “Howard the Duck” or “The Bonfire of the Vanities” or “Gigli.” Instead, we keep getting freshened-up takes on material that was done perfectly well the first time around, like “The Karate Kid,” “Arthur,” “Clash of the Titans” and “Nightmare on Elm Street.” Some of them have been OK, some of them awful, but very few have surpassed their inspirations. Now, Craig Brewer (“Hustle and Flow,” “Black Snake Moan”) has tackled the 1984 smash about a city kid who literally rocks a small town by defying its laws against dancing.
I was invited to a screening of the new “Footloose”
Want to see for yourself?
Lansing will be treated to an advance
’Cave of Forgotten Dreams’
How many works of art can be said to have been clawed by cave bears?
The 30,000-year-old pieces on the walls
Herzog unveils the mind-blowing
The movie blends together history,
‘Cave of Forgotten dreams’
East Lansing Film Society
7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and
Sept. 29, Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing; 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1; 2 p.m. Oct. 2, Wells Hall, Michigan State University
$7 adults; $5 seniors; $3 students