Entertainment

Just dance and you’ll just laugh, especially if you get the whole family to just play the latest in the Ubisoft’s Just Dance video game series, Just Dance 3.

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If you only have 60 seconds to go green, you need a lot of help from your friends. Just ask Liz Shivener.

Shivener knows what it takes to be transformed from a fair-skinned, radiant princess to a startling troll-ish green, the kind that only the world’s favorite ogre, Shrek, can love — and she does it in just under a minute.

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‘Texas Killing Fields’

Starring: Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain

Director: Ami Canaan Mann

Rated: R

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New video games are launching faster than Santa can shimmy down your chimney. It’s the holiday season, and game developers want to make sure you have lots of gaming choices. Added to the newbies in mid October – Disney Universe, a goulash game.

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Halloween, now more a season than a day, has people flocking in search of ghosts. Southeast Texas has a glut of haunted houses, museums and spook houses open the entire month of October (See sidebar) promising gobs of ghosts, goblins, ghouls and creatures from the deep that will jump out and make you SCREAM … AAAAHHHHHH!

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Ready, aim, shoot! With Cabela’s video games, you can slay a caribou in the Canadian Rockies from the comfort of your couch, sans camouflage.

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Footloose’

Starring: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough

Director: Craig Brewer

Rated: PG-13

Forget the leg warmers and mall bangs — the ’80s have left the building and taken Kevin Bacon with them. The creators of this refreshed hit would probably admit there was no need to remake “Footloose,” but then is there ever a solid justification for remaking a movie, except to cash in with a new audience?

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Reanimating humans is a rather ambitious task. Consider all that could go askew. But then consider the brilliancy of success. What if?

Re-imagining horror and making it comical seems a bit risky, too. But regard the theatrical inventiveness of Mel Brooks.

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Based on the Beau Willimon play “Farragut North,” a political thriller set on the eve of the Democratic primary in Ohio, this feature starts out with promise but eventually fails to live up to it in the end.

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As cooler temperatures and falling leaves take over the balmy South, so does the spirit of Halloween. Decoration and costume shops are reanimating dead strip centers. Homes and offices are sporting cobwebs and ghosts — both fixtures normally frowned upon in most places, but openly encouraged as the holiday nears.

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