Review: “Dirty Dancing” (2017)

The original “Dirty Dancing” from 1987 was a remarkable blend of dancing, music, and story. It was eye-catching, sassy, and despite glaring anachronisms (such as the discrepancy between the film’s soundtrack and the time period setting), appropriate for all contemporary audiences.  Unfortunately, Hollywood seems to have “gone off on a limb” with remakes during the past 15 or so years. Instead of retelling familiar stories with the intention of bring new, fresh interpretations to the screen, producers and writers have concocted point-blank failures that have attracted more negative than positive attention, their current marketing strategy.  I’ve seen one remake after another generate terrible reviews from critics and viewers alike, both complaining about the same issue: “these new versions have no soul.” That may be true overall, but that doesn’t mean that some of these films can’t present new perspectives.

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Another migraine…

I was awakened by another torturous migraine at five in the morning today.  My head was throbbing with pain, and I only prayed that the vomiting and nausea would come quickly, as these symptoms usually are a sign of the end of my suffering.  I can’t describe how sick and fatigued I felt…this may sound…unpleasant…but I finally vomited several times, and the nausea slowly passed away, even though it took a long time.  How am I going to write my article tomorrow?  I am supposed to review Twilight.  Yes, I have only the epilogue to read now, and I can already begin my review, when and if I’m ready for it.  😮  I can only think of the Bloodline series by Kate Cary; I recently checked out Bloodline Book Two: Reckoning from the library.  I have read the two books in the series countless times, and I really like them, despite their mild sexual content.  I am impatiently waiting for Kate Cary to write a third and final volume in the series, but since her last novel was published in 2007, I may have to wait a very long time (or indefinitely).  Anyway…I am still recovering from my migraine and that overwhelming nausea.  I watched Dirty Dancing…it’s a great movie!  I really like it.  Okay, enough of my sour enthusiasm…

Natalie Gorna