A remake, a prequel, and a star-filled comedy are your new movie choices this weekend.

  • FOOTLOOSE (PG-13)

     Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell. Dancing comes to a small conservative town. Only without Kevin Bacon. Sadly, Kevin turned down a cameo because he didn't want to be a distraction.

    As for the music, Blake Shelton sings the title track made famous by Kenny Loggins, who was kind enough to give Blake his seal of approval. You can watch the clip-filled video here.

  • THE THING (R)

    Scientists disturb a frozen alien buried in the Antarctic.  Once they free it from the ice, it starts killing them off, and passing itself off as human by imitating each of its victims. It's actually a prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 classic of the same name, which starred Kurt Russell.

  • THE BIG YEAR (PG)

    Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Steve Martin, Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston. A comedy about three rivals who spend a year traveling and competing in a bird-watching competition.