Sometimes remakes are a good idea. Case in point: Baz Luhrmann's stylized 1996 take on 'Romeo + Juliet.' The story has been told countless times before on both stage and screen, but Luhrmann masterfully brought something new to the table without compromising the integrity of the original story.
This elusive combination is tough to pull off, which is why we have so many sub-par remakes (Cough, cough -- 'Fame' -- cough, cough). This week marks the release of yet another remake. This time around, Hollywood is rolling out 'Footloose' without a side of Bacon. (Yes, I mean Kevin.) To do another 'Footloose' without Bacon on board just seems wrong.