Sunday, October 9, 2011

"Footloose" Advance Screening

I was fortunate enough to see an advance screening of the new Footloose at the Hollywood Palms last night because my awesome and lucky sister Barb won tickets!  

Barb and Me!
My nieces, Robyn and Layla.
80's fashions were in last night!  
Unfortunately, even if I had any clothes from the 80's, they sure the hell wouldn't fit me anymore!
I did save tons of my pins from the 80's.
(my TwiH00rs will notice I AM wearing my Edward necklace - couldn't go completely Twi-free!)
The Police, Wham, Duran Duran, Wang Chung, The Clash, Sex Pistols
I was asked by a few people if my pins were original. 
Ummmm......HELL YEAH! 
I saved those babies!  So glad I did!

If you are, ummmmm......more "mature" like my sis and I, then you probably remember seeing the first Footloose at the show back in 1984.......
and buying the soundtrack album (and it was record folks!)
I loved the first Footloose, so I wasn't sure what to expect with this new movie. I was pleasantly surprised.
First, I love Kevin Bacon.....but the new Ren McCormack (Kenny Wormald) is quite a hottie!

    Julianne Hough is a much prettier Ariel. I always hated that stick Lori Singer.
However, Julianne Hough does have a Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana vibe about her.
Maybe it's the country accent.

You will like the rest of the characters.  
They really did a great job casting the new movie.
I think my favorite is Miles Teller as Willard.  Had me cracking up!

You will love the "Let's Hear it for the Boy" segment!

I would say that the new Footloose is the perfect balance of being it's own movie, while paying homage to the first movie.  You will appreciate all the little moments or lines that are the same as the first movie, and like the changes that were made as well.  It does take place in the current time - and it works.  
We were afraid that it would be them trying to remake it and have it set in the 80's - 
but the story translated really well to 2011.

See for yourself......

  Update: Oops!  Forgot the freebies!
A movie program.....
and a poster

On a side note, a few Twi-related things......

First, I found this signed poster hanging on the wall - I assume it is signed by a wolf pack member.
Still, pretty cool!

One more Twi-related thing-
I caught this on the Hollywood Palms sign on the way out last night.  
I actually turned my car around and went back to get a pic!
Very cool!  
Just wish it were a certain sparkly vampire instead (no offence Alex).


  1. Glad to hear your take on it Marie! So excited you got to do this!!!

    You guys were totally rocking the 80s and I did see the Edward necklace!

    *sings* next time Wake me up before you go go...

  2. I've never seen the original Footloose so I don't know how I'd feel about the new one, looks like it could be cute.

    That poster could have been signed by Ashley or Kellan when they were there for Eclipse or was it New Moon? I kinda want to take a cruse up there to see Alex when he's here for BD... but it's not a top priority.

  3. @kiTT - Thanks! It was so much fun!

    @Kassie - we have to hook you up with the first Footloose! It's actually in Redbox right now with the new one coming out. I rented it Friday night so the kids could see it.

    Ashley and Kellan were there for New Moon. I just checked the pics on their website and Tyson Houseman (Quil) was there for Eclipse, and now that I'm looking at it, that might be whose autograph that is.

  4. Awww so fun!!!! I was just saying last night I never actually finished the first Footloose.. wasn't a fan of Kevin Bacon. But might have to watch the remake. :)