Footloose

(PG-13) ★★☆☆☆

This remake of ’80s classic misses a few steps, most notably when it comes to the dancing. While director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) adds weight, the leads—Kenny Wormald as Ren and Julianne Hough as Ariel—don’t pop onscreen. Relocated to rural Georgia, the local kids dance to rebel against Rev. Shaw (Dennis Quaid). The new kid in town romances the Reverend’s daughter. Unfortunately, the dancing and the star chemistry, which are what made the original, falls short here.

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With passionate words of inspiration and testimony, local Christian rapper G-Blest (real name Gary Ward) transcended the often negative stereotypes associated with rap. He performed in celebration of his new album, I Am Blest, while the Sean Killingsworth Band provided a rock-based foundation. Some people put their hands in air, while others formed a small mosh pit as G-Blest delivered songs with fire and passion. The large crowd was then provided with glow sticks, turning the church into a swaying rainbow.

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