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October 20, 2011

Adam Carolla Partners with Rotten Tomatoes

Comedian Adam Carolla has joined us for the new Adam Carolla's Rotten Tomatoes Review. Adam teams with Matt Atchity, editor-in-chief of Rotten Tomatoes, for an irreverent weekly look at films opening at the box office. The new program can be downloaded at www.adamcarolla.com and is viewable as clips on YouTube. Of course, we'll be showing them to you here on RT as well.More…

October 14, 2011

What the Flick!? Takes on Footloose and The Thing

On this week's What the Flick, RT Editor-in-Chief Matt Atchity joins critics Christy Lemire (AP, Ebert Presents At the Movies) and Alonso Duralde (The Wrap, Linoleum Knife podcast) to review Footloose and The Thing, and we're surprisingly positive on both.More…

October 14, 2011

Critics Consensus: Footloose is Toe-Tapping Fun

This week at the movies, we've got Sunday shoes removal (Footloose, starring Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough), an Antarctic abomination (The Thing, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton), and a bird watching competition (The Big Year, starring Jack Black and Owen Wilson). What do the critics have to say? Did the world really need a new Footloose? Apparently yes, say critics, who find this update of the 1984 musical smash an energetic, toe-tapping good time. Remake fever has spread to even the most desolate corners of the globe; unfortunately, critics say the all-new The Thing ODs on CGI mayhem, eschewing the chilling atmospherics that made its 1951 and 1982 predecessors so memorable.More…

October 13, 2011

Total Recall: Dennis Quaid's Best Movies

Over the course of his long film career, Dennis Quaid has done a lot of things -- played piano like Jerry Lee Lewis, helped NASA make history, policed the wild west, battled a 3D shark, and piloted a teeny-tiny ship through Martin Short's innards, to name just a few. But he's never had his own Total Recall, so in honor of his supporting turn as the tight-seated Reverend Shaw Moore in Craig Brewer's Footloose remake, we decided to take a look at some of the brightest highlights from the DQ filmography. Which of your favorites made the list? Read on to find out!More…

September 27, 2011

You Can Get Footloose for Free

Paramount plans free promotional screenings of the remake for September 30, two weeks before it hits theaters.More…

August 9, 2011

Blake Shelton Will Sing the New Footloose

The country star takes the lead on the remake's soundtrack, which will also include new versions of original hits "Holding Out for a Hero," "Let's Hear It for the Boy," and "Almost Paradise."More…

August 3, 2011

Five Favorite Films with Footloose Director Craig Brewer

Director Craig Brewer made a big splash at Sundance back in 2005 when his first major feature, Hustle & Flow, won the Audience Award in the category for Drama. Brewer followed up in 2007 with another gritty tale set in the South, Black Snake Moan, starring Christina Ricci as a battered nymphomaniac and Samuel L. Jackson as the troubled farmer who rescues her from the side of the road. Though it didn't prove to be quite the critical darling that Hustle & Flow was, Black Snake Moan saw its fair share of supporters. With all that in mind, it was a bit puzzling to some when it was announced that Brewer's next film would be a remake of the '80s pop culture classic Footloose. RT recently had the opportunity to chat with Brewer, who not only gave us his Five Favorite Films, but also went on to explain passionately why he joined the Footloose remake, what he changed in his version, and how it does, in fact, fit within his wheelhouse.More…

August 2, 2011

Craig Brewer Says His Footloose Remake Will Defy Expectations

He promises it's dirtier (and better) than you might think.More…

June 6, 2011

Craig Brewer Talks Tarzan, New Footloose

Sits down with Movieline to discuss upcoming projects.More…