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[Review] – Rock Of Ages

25 Jun

Title: Rock Of Ages
Year: 2012
Director: Adam Shankman
Writers: Justin Theroux, Chris D’Arienzo and Allan Loeb, based on the musical book by Mr. D’Arienzo
Starring: Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige, Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin, Bryan Cranston, Will Forte
MPAA Rating: PG-13, sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language
Runtime: 123 min
IMDb Rating: 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
Metacritic: 47

I never really expected to like Rock of Ages because from every promotional stuff I had seen it just didn’t look like it would be any good. And yet by the time it was done, even if it wasn’t really a good movie, I realized that it had actually managed to win me over at a couple of points during its running time. There were a few instances in which it had me going because of how totally silly and over-the-top it all was, but then a few minutes passed and I realized how totally unnecessary and inconsequential this stage-to-screen adaptation was. Maybe if this film hadn’t been so long, clocking in at over two hours, I wouldn’t have noticed that as much and had a better time with all of these actors, some of them top notch, singing along to the cheesiest 80’s songbook around.

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[Trailer] – Rock Of Ages

4 Apr


There’s a new trailer for Rock Of Ages out now, and in it you can see how Tom Cruise fares as Stacee Jaxx, the big-time rock star, in Adam Shankman‘s upcoming adaptation of the Broadway musical that works its way through most of the big 80’s songs.

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