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Thursday, August 11, 2011
There are some things you just don't mess with: American Idol with Simon Cowell, Family Feud with Richard Dawson, The Price is Right with Bob Barker. And you simply cannot imagine Dirty Dancing starring anyone other than the late Patrick Swayze as Johnny Castle and Jennifer Gray as Francis "Baby" Houseman. It just wouldn't be right.
I have seen several items on the 'net this week about a remake at EW, ABC, and this one.:
Get ready to have the time of your lives...again!
Lionsgate has announced plans to remake Dirty Dancing, the 1987 classic film that starred Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze.
The film company has tapped Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original's iconic numbers, to direct. Variety reports that the remake will incorporate songs from the original -- chestnuts like "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," "Hungry Eyes" and "She's Like the Wind" -- plus more classic 1960s songs and new tunes.
Set in the 1960s, the first Dirty Dancing took place at a Catskills resort and followed the coming-of-age of teenaged "Baby" (Grey) who falls for a sexy resort dance instructor Johnny (Swayze, who died in 2009) as they work together on a dance routine.
"The opportunity to direct Dirty Dancing is like returning home for me," director Ortega (who helmed the High School Musical films and Michael Jackson's This Is It) said. "Growing up in the '60s on the dance floor helped define me as a person and as an artist."
Is there no creative mojo left in Hollywood, that they now have to resort to remaking one of the most beloved films from the 80's?
The movie industry won't be getting any of my hard earned dollars for this project.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I'm in the mood for a little cowboy music today, how about you?