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Craig Brewer

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  • Box Office: 'Real Steel' just shimmies past 'Footloose' for No. 1 [Updated]

     
    "Footloose" took the No. 2 spot at the box office this weekend with $16.1 million worth of ticket sales, just barely less than the $16.3 million "Real Steel" grossed. The horror flick "The Thing" and "The Big Year" both flopped at the box office....
  • Measured by its dancing, 'Footloose' is a mixed bag

     
    By one measure, director Craig Brewer’s 2011 restraint and careful focus in the retelling of “Footloose” appear a success for Paramount, and a boon for the propulsion of American dance. With heralded performances by its young leads and...
  • ‘Dirty Dancing: The Remake,’ coming in 2013

     
    Kenny Ortega gave up on “Footloose,” so Craig Brewer ended up remaking it, Southernizing it and doing a decent job with it. Now the director of “High School Musical” is going after another beloved-but-bad '80s dance picture. &#...
  • New online show from MTV highlights regional music scenes: '$5 Cover'

     
    What if, for 25 days, MTV swooped into your town to make a "Laguna Beach"-style show -- only instead of over-privileged bros and catty girl fights, it was actually about something important. What if it was about your local music......
  • MTV's '$5 Cover' gets real with local music scenes

     
    $5 Cover: Seattle Trailer from MTV New Media on Vimeo. What if, for 25 days, MTV swooped into your town to make a “Laguna Beach”-style show — only instead of over-privileged bros and catty girl fights, it was actually about something impor...
  • Talking with Big Kenny of Big & Rich: Our voices lock 'like Lennon and McCartney'

     
    When country music duo Big & Rich ended a three-year hiatus from performing together this spring, fans might have thought they’d do it with a new album. Big Kenny, left, and John Rich But as the duo motors on with......
  • Tonight’s first screening: Footloose

     
    The original “Footloose” had its moments, and had its music. The quintessential '80s movie, it had Kevin Bacon, “Let's Hear It for the Boy” and enough resonance in the culture that it came back to life as a stage musical. And now...
  • Q&A: 'Footloose' stars Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald, and director Craig Brewer

    Q&A: 'Footloose' stars Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald, and director Craig Brewer
    Yeah, right. Like any town would outlaw dancing, as officials do in the 1984 movie “Footloose” and its remake, opening Oct. 14. Or would they? “Our producers searched, just to make sure it was still relevant, to see if anything like...
  • Interview: Director, stars know they have big shoes to fill in 'Footloose'

    Interview: Director, stars know they have big shoes to fill in 'Footloose'
    Rather than overreact like so many would when I confessed to having never seen the hit 1984 dance flick “Footloose,” Kenny Wormald — star of the “Footloose” remake in theaters Friday — admitted he wished there were more...
  • 'Footloose' with more flair

    'Footloose' with more flair
    When “Footloose” originally came out in 1984, it was a dance movie with a flimsy plot about a town that bans public dancing and the young rebels that see a cause to resist. But its catchy soundtrack rode a nascent MTV tidal wave and spawned...
  • TRAILER ALERT: "Footloose" remake angers, confuses masses!

    TRAILER ALERT: "Footloose" remake angers, confuses masses!
    I take a day off to go to the zoo, and I miss THIS? That's right, while I was doing my "anger dance" over the sleeping bears that wouldn't wake up, the rest of the world was reacting to the first look at MTV Films' "Footloose" remake. Gone is Kevin...
  • "Footloose" and the Myth of the Necessary Remake

    "Footloose" and the Myth of the Necessary Remake
        A little over a month after the October 14 release of Footloose, consensus has settled in: Craig Brewer’s remake doesn’t cut it. What little praise has been allocated to the film has been faint, and most of it directed to Miles Teller&...