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Wanna see Dennis Quaid glare real mean and intense like?

Hey folks, Harry here...

Now, I follow Craig Brewer on Twitter, and just a while ago he posted this, our first frame grab from FOOTLOOSE, his remake of the 80's Kevin Bacon Classic.   Now, I've been dying to see a frame from this flick - if only to get a sense of what exactly Brewer is up to with this.   Now, Dennis Quaid is playing the John Lithgow character from the first film, and Lithgow was an utter beast for whole sections of that film, but in Lithgow's eyes lie sympathy, forgiveness...   It's written upon his face for me.   But take a gander at Dennis Quaid here...   Look at that face, the emotion in it, the starkness and the unforgiving that's in that face.   I'm asking ya, would you like to be on the receiving end of that glare?   Yikes!  Can't wait to see at least the trailer!



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  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST



    Somebody shat in Dennis Quaid's Corn Flakes!!! Craig Brewer's FOOTLOOSE remake looks intense.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Based on the description

    by darth_hideous

    I thought this was going to be about THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:19 a.m. CST

    trinity killer would eat quaid for breakfast

    by fcukdeath

    the first footloose wasnt all that good does it deserve a remake? I hope they improve it.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Link not working

    by Le Grande Zombi

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:27 a.m. CST


    by Le Grande Zombi

    Posting first on your own articles is really pretty obnoxious.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:28 a.m. CST

    A stare so menacing

    by Aphex Twin

    It broke the link. I'm not impressed.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:31 a.m. CST


    by Grasscutter

    the first three sentences start with the word "now." And didn't you spooge all over a "frame" of this film already, something about a prom, right?

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:31 a.m. CST

    You talking about Quaids stare

    by D o o d

    but I'm having nightmares of the cat staring at me!

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Black & white kitty is 39% more interesting than Quaid

    by Tigger Tales

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Eliminating "first" posts

    by HansBubi

    I really wish there were a way to automatically filter out "first" posts. Harry going out of his way to post first in the talkbacks for every article feels forced and awkward to me, especially since his first posts typically repeat a point from the article or feel like quotes from movie advertisements ("I can't wait to see this!" type statements). I'm not exactly criticizing. It's kind of sad to me that he has to do it. The fact that sometimes one or two talkbackers will manage to post before Harry makes it even sadder. Even if it only takes 20 seconds per article to do this, that shit adds up. For his own strength and dignity, I hope Harry has managed to convince himself that posting first gives each article some additional excitement and personal input by him. I don't know. I dislike "first!" posts as much as many of you, and I never have even considered doing a "first post" even when the opportunity has presented itself. It's such a waste of time.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:41 a.m. CST

    where's the picture?

    by whiskey_dick

    Don't really have any interest at all in the movie but it's late and i can't sleep. Are we supposed to find it on that douchey-looking guy's twitter page or something?

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Uhhh, where's the picture?

    by Amadeo Zeller

    Harry, I think you forgot to post a link.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Here it is

    by Ladonite

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 12:55 a.m. CST


    by D o o d

    click on "Craig Brewer on Twitter" then when you're on that shitty twitter site, the first post has a link to the picture, so it's not on the site itself but a link on the first twit. It's worth seeing for the cat!

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 1:09 a.m. CST

    What a pussy

    by Bass Ackwards

    Seriously, that cat looks adorable!

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 1:34 a.m. CST

    ladonite, thanks.

    by Amadeo Zeller

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Huh? What pic?

    by Zombie Vig

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 1:38 a.m. CST

    I don't see anything.

    by wintocha67

    Link goes to twitter and no pics. No other links.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 1:42 a.m. CST

    You're Horny for A Footloose remake?

    by choonie


  • Jan. 8, 2011, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Im horny for Julianne Hough

    by Cheif Brody

    That girl leaves Lori Singer in the dust.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Site is starting it resemble its owner?

    by Bob Wright

    Cold, clammy, wheezing and kinda moldy. Possibly? I guess the ad revenue isn't what it use to be. Have a piece of KFC on me.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Sorry, My Bad.

    by Bob Wright

    I honestly hope your doing all right. Feel free to delete the last post. Cheers

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 2:37 a.m. CST

    by Daniel2010

    Watch this

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 3:17 a.m. CST

    they should outlaw tweeting and call it fingerloose.

    by alice133

    john lithgow >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> dennis quaid

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Just noticed Quaid looks like Brett Favre

    by elsewhere


  • Jan. 8, 2011, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Watch Savior from 1998

    by quintana007

    i you wanna get more badass Quaid. Great movie and yes he can act for sure.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 5:16 a.m. CST

    "You all can kiss my rebel dick."

    by Mark

    Best Quaid line ever.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:39 a.m. CST

    "My name eees NOT Quaid...!"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:40 a.m. CST

    The Tuck Pendleton machine...

    by Nasty In The Pasty defects.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:50 a.m. CST

    I'm really hoping for a "Fast Forward" remake.

    by ChimpanzeesTalk

    Honestly, what is the point of remaking this movie? New technology wont add anything to it. New music is horrendous (are they going to be dancing to Ke$ha?). New actors will be substandard to the original cast. John Lithgow could still convincingly play the same role so unless the world was dying to see how Dennis Quaid played it, I don't see a reason.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:12 a.m. CST

    The pic isn't there

    by wharfrat

    The Hollywood Star Whackers must have got it.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Dennis office poison.

    by daglesj

    Currently this guy is death to any new emerging franchise. Hasnt had a non-bomb in years. Shame cos I like the guy, but he's on a losing streak that this film isnt going to end.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST

    yeah GIJOE was a bomb alright.

    by jack black

    You sir FAIL.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Remaking Footloose....

    by grendel69

    <p>Holy jumping jesus - hollywood sucks.</p> <p> PS..... Dancing is gay</p>

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Dennis Quaid can do anything.

    by heyscot

    I LOVE him and will see him in anything!

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    that pic made me laugh out loud

    by smackfu

    A picture of Dennis Quaid looking back at us in the background, while a cat looks back at us in the foreground. Classic.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST

    about "first" posts

    by phifty2

    Again, I'm not quite sure it is Harry posting those, maybe Yoko. And even doing so will not eliminate "first" posters. Now "first" will just be the person who posted right after Harry. Its always been a lame tradition this first post situation but it won't end so why fight it.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    GI Joe was FAIL

    by daglesj

    Cost $170 mill to make so in Hollywood terms needs to turn $340 mill to be classed as a true money maker. Box office gross came in at $150 million so unless it made another $190 mill on DVD/BD sales it was a bomb.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    You want crazy glare...? Shoulda hired RANDY Quaid

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    He's doin' crazy full time now. And Dennis has so much good will from his early stuff - Breaking Away, The Long Riders, The Right Mutha-Fn Stuff, Innerspace, The Big Easy..that it hurts to see the crap he's been in lately...Legion, Pandorum,etc. The last thing I liked him in was In Good Company. He had a good chemistry with Topher Grace. Thats what he needs. Someone to play off his good ol boy charm. This is about as needed as the Fame remake...who asked for it?

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Quaid is like the non-boring version of Harrison Ford

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Back in the 80's, Ford was the A-list star while Quaid scrounged for the B-movie genre scraps Ford turned down, but now, Ford has degenerated into one of the most collosally boring actors on the face of the planet while Quaid's rascally good cheer hasn't ebbed in the slightest. All Quaid needs is some really excellent roles, and he could have a late-career renaissance. Hell, cast Quaid as the next Indiana Jones. It's time to pull a 007 and re-cast that role if Spielberg and Lucas are truly serious about making a fifth movie. Ford was in good shape in the last one...for a SIXTY-FIVE YEAR OLD MAN, but he'll be seventy or even older before Spielberg and Lucas get off their asses and make another film. Not that Quaid is that much younger (he's about fifty-five now, right?), but he still has the physicality the role requires, and more importantly, the CHARM.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Now, I miss the old talkbacks

    by 7Cal

    Now, I liked seeing all the comments on one page and not having to expand each one. Now, I don't think Dennis Quaid looks all that intense in that screen grab. Now, I couldn't give a shit about this remake.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Dennis Quaid always tries to make the most of any role...

    by alienindisguise

    so this could be alright, at least his performance anyway.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    openthepodbaydoorshal ...........

    by gruemanlives

    Hey now, Pandorum was a decent flick. It's been a while since someone made a good film in the same vein as Event Horizon.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    gruemanlives - funny you mention Event Horizon,

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    because Pandorum was co-produced by Paul WS Anderson. Used to be Anderson would crib from other, better movies like Don't Look Now (in Event Horizon) and Cube (in a couple of Resident Evils). Now he's cribbing from himself. Event Horizon + The Descent = Pandorum.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST


    by WriteForTheEdit

    It's a fucking crime that "Innerspace" didn't become a huge franchise...

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Um... to finish my thought...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    That last subject line was supposed to have read: "This film doesn't deserve Quaid."

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Denis Quaid got those close to be a mega-star like Harrison Ford

    by AsimovLives

    He even married one of the top Hollywood beauties of the time, Meg Ryan (yes, once upon a time she was gorgeaus). So, what happened? Why isn't he bigger then he is? He had it all, he had the looks, the charisma, and talent. He could do it all, he could do light-hearted comedy-adventure, he could do erotic crime thrillers, he could do serious drama. It can't just be alchoolism that prevented him form being big, i mean, Mel Gibson was a notorious non-stopping alchoolic at that same time and it never hurted his career back then. Denis Quaid is a mega-star that never got to be. Strange and a pity.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Maybe in the remake they do a proper pissing...

    by AsimovLives

    ... a proper pissing all over the christian fundie asses that infest the american midwest and which are helping turning USA into the Iran of the western hemisphere. but that would mean that an holywood movie would actually develop a pair of balls and had some social conscience, which in this era of Jar Jar Abrams and Mickey Bay is total anathema.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:35 a.m. CST

    nasty in the pasty

    by AsimovLives

    I also think that Denis Quaid would had made a perfect replacement for Harrison ford in the indiana Jones role. Hell, Quaid could be a replacement for any Harrison Ford role, the way i see it. Back in the early 90s, if Ford had given up the role of indy and they kept making those movies, Quaid would had been a perfect replacement. In some paralel universe where CRYSTAL SKULLFUCK never happened and Lucas and Spielberg continued the Indy saga right after LAME CRUSADE, there are some Indy movies made with Denis Quaid in the lead role playing Indy. I'd love to see that. Hell, even today Quaid could play a great older Indy.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Do you have any dstories of Denis Quaid's suckcockiness you want to share? Because, like many, i consider he has a very nice and sympathetic screen presence.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6:04 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    PANDORUM is thows ekind of movies which has a pretty good and interesting premise, but the movie is brough down by stupid editing (the filmmakers must had though they had to compete with Michael Bay or something) and the usual Paul WC Anderson's second and 3rd act stupidity that infects all his movies. And now, it also infects the movies he just produces. PANDORUM could had been a contender. In fact, to see a PANDORUM-like move done right, you should check out the swiss-german-french SF movie CARGO.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Randy Quaid is a celebrity? I like him as an actor, but he's hardly a celebrity, in my opinion.