(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide on Friday:
-- Footloose: In the remake of the 1984 film, newcomer Kenny Wormald fills Kevin Bacon's old role of Ren, who moves to a small town and rebels against a law that prohibits dancing. Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid also star. Rated PG-13. [Click here to read a review]
-- The Big Year: Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black play rivals in a contest to count more species of birds in North America than anyone else. Rated PG.
-- The Thing: The prequel to the 1982 flick of the same name revives the vicious titular creature, which wreaks havoc on researchers on Antarctica. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton star. Rated R. [Click here to read a review]
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