Rock of Ages Reviews, Interviews & More

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for October 9 - 15

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One of this summer’s most talked about and discussed films hits Blu-ray this week, as does one of it’s biggest misfires, and Warner Brothers unloads some classic movies on to Blu-ray. And, of course, one of the most beloved and successful films of all time joins the Blu-ray ranks on its 30th anniversary. All this and more…

The Top Five Best And Worst Movies Of Summer 2012

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Sadly, the summer is almost over. Most kids have gone back to school and the weather is slowly cooling down for the fall season.  Many believe that this summer's movie season was one of the weakest in the past couple of years, but we think otherwise. It was chocked full of fascinating independent movies and stupidly fun popcorn flicks that hit our sweet spot. So let's reflect on some of the...

Box Office Roundup: 'Brave' Takes the Top

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Though Brave may not have had the critical consensus of Pixar films in the past - films that often have nearly 100% Rotten Tomato ratings - that wasn't going to keep parents and children from one of the best brands in the business. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter didn't pass the sniff test, but may be okay as a smaller gamble. Check out the...

Box Office Roundup: This is a Floppy Summer

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Though we may yet see Brave do good business, basically everything that's opened since The Avengers has eaten curb, and that's a trend that's likely to continue until The Dark Knight Rises. It's possible a couple may see a profit through international, but this is one of the most pathetic summers on record and you can...

Rock of Ages: Movie Review

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It's always tricky trying to adapt a popular musical into a spectacular film. Sometimes you'll create a fun flick like Mamma Mia!, while other times you'll end up with a mess like Nine. Rock of Ages delivers a movie musical that can't carry a narrative tune. It has all the visual glitz and the glamour of the hit show...

Box Office Predictions: It's the 80's All Over Again

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Between Rock of Ages and That's My Boy, we've got a weekend of films that seem to use nostalgia as their main draw. "Hey remember when Adam Sandler would swear?" "Hey remember hair metal?" Then again, those of us who remember may not want to go back.

Interview: Malin Akerman on 'Rock of Ages' and Her Love Scene with Tom...

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Rock music from the '80s still resonates today for a variety of reasons. There's a certain glamour that stuck to the supposed rock gods of that era. Between their amazing voices, flashy demeanor and long, teased hair, they were people many admired. Those days have come and gone, but the spirit of the music and decade is still alive in Adam Shankman's new movie Rock...

Interview: Diego Boneta and Julianne Hough On 'Rock of Ages'

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Everybody wants to be a star at some point in their lives. It's something we've all dreamed about. And we know a couple young adults who didn't give up. We're not only referring to the characters Sherrie and Drew in Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages, but the actors who play them, Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta. It's tough to make it in...

Tom Cruise Sings Hair Metal And Alec Baldwin Air-Guitars In New 'Rock Of...

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The best thing that can be said about the new trailer for Rock of Ages, a modern musical about ‘80s Sunset Strip rock/hair metal, is that, um, well gosh, it sure is shiny and bright.  That’s something, right?  I mean, someone must want to see Tom Cruise play an amalgamation of Jon Bon Jovi, David Coverdale, and Steve Perry, backed by a soundtrack that sounds like the...

Tom Cruise Rocks Out With His Rock of Ages Trailer

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The hit musical Rock of Ages took many of the kitschy but lovably sincere rock anthems of the 1980's and Broadway-ized them. So who better to head up the film adaptation than Adam Shankman, who gave Hairspray a similar stage-to-screen treatment? The film - which stars Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul...

Tom Cruise Joins Rock of Ages

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We can't believe it but Tom Cruise will shake his groove thang and belt out some serious tunes in the big screen adaptation of Rock of Ages. We initially reported on this story back in December when it was rumored that the actor was "circling" the project. Now according to THR, that rumor has become a reality. Cruise is in talks to star in the musical.

Gwyneth Paltrow Offered a Role in Rock of Ages

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Gwyneth Paltrow sure loves to sing. The actress hit the stage for the film Duets, she sang at this year's Country Music Awards, and next she stars in the upcoming film Country Strong where she'll hit some high notes as a music superstar. According to EW, she's been offered another vocal role in the big screen adaptation of Rock of...

Alec Baldwin Offered Role in Rock of Ages Adaptation

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In November we learned that Grammy award winning singer Mary J. Blige had been cast in Adam Shankman's feature adaptation of the stage musical, Rock of Ages. According to a report from The Wrap, she might be joined by Alec Baldwin, who's been offered a major role in the film. Not only that but there's also word that Tom Cruise might even get in on the action.

Mary J. Blige to Star in Rock of Ages: The Movie

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The queen of hip hop and R&B Mary J. Blige is ready to take her vocal talent to the big screen. The award winning singer is in negotiations to star in Adam Shankman's big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages according to Variety. Shankman will not only direct but he'll also choreograph the entire film similar to what he did for his revamp of...

Adam Shankman to Direct Rock of Ages

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The director of the Hairspray remake will take on the musical Rock of Ages. According to Variety, Adam Shankman is ready for some edgier material and has signed on to helm the screen version of the Broadway play for New Line Cinema. This will be a return to some 80's rock roots for the director who's had his fair share of experience during...