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New Footloose DVD Review: Gloriana, Whitney Houston with Enrique Iglesias, and Jeff Healey Band

MIKE'S DAILY JUKEBOX: New Footloose DVD Review: Gloriana, Whitney Houston with Enrique Iglesias, and Jeff Healey Band

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Footloose DVD Review: Gloriana, Whitney Houston with Enrique Iglesias, and Jeff Healey Band

"ALMOST PARADISE"    GLORIANA
Just watched the new Footloose DVD, the original is so iconic, required viewing for anyone who grew up in the 80's, and a guilty pleasure movie of mine.   The new version stars Julianne Hough (from Dancing With The Stars) and dancer Kenny Wormald.   There were no major changes in the script, you knew exactly what was coming next, yet this remake was a LOT of FUN!   Julianne's blue eyes and amazing body lights up the screen!  Dennis Quaid plays the role of preacher/Ariel's father, he's alright but John Lithgow really "owned" that role so well.   Kenny's version of Ren, complete with a little Boston accent, really grew on me during the film.   Miles Teller as Williard adds great comic relief.  Even the countrified soundtrack creates a little twist to keep you entertained although the new soundtrack doesn't come close to the original 1984 version.   If you're looking for a light-weight fun trip down memory lane, check it out!   I'd give it a 7 out of 10.

"COULD I HAVE THIS KISS FOREVER"    ENRIQUE IGLESIAS and WHITNEY HOUSTON
Enrique has had a tough life :)   The son of one of the world's biggest selling musical artists, Julio Iglesias.   Enrique records his first English CD and signs an unprecedented 50 million dollar contract for a new artist!   He marries tennis superstar and the #1 internet searched woman at the time, the outrageously beautiful Russian, Anna Kournakova.   Here he gets the rare opportunity to sing a duet with THE DIVA, arguably the best R&B singer of our generation.   Whitney sounds great with the Latin rhythms, it's a forgotten song by many but a great song in her catalog.

"I NEED TO BE LOVED"   JEFF HEALEY BAND
Jeff was first "discovered" by most of us playing as the bar band in Patrick Swayze's "Road House".  Who can forget first seeing a blind Jeff sitting down playing the guitar on its side and tearing it up like Stevie Ray Vaughn!  Jeff hit #1 with his ballad "Angel Eyes" which is so ironic.   "I Need To Be Loved" is from his Grammy nominated debut CD and it's a blues jam that demonstrates the underrated talents of the Jeff Healey Band.  


  

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