History has not been kind to the eighties and neither has “Rock of Ages," based on the Broadway musical, a terrible mess of clichés and lip syncing. Juliane Hough (“Dancing with the Stars”) plays Sherrie, an Oklahoma farm girl coming to LA for superstardom. There she meets Drew (Diego Boneta), barback for the club “Bourbon” who also has rock’n roll dreams. A romance blooms, one that will be ... more >
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ROCK OF AGES AWESOMENESS
Rock of Ages, this week’s hair metal spandex singalong, asks a basic question: what’s the point of a musical? More specifically, it asks a pair of underlying questions about musicals: is enjoyment a worthy artistic goal? Is sentimental simplification acceptable in the name of fantasy and fun? On one level Rock of Ages does to the metal years of the late eighties no more or less than what ... more >
ROCK OF AGES premieres in L.A.
Shaggy-haired legends like Def Leppard and Poison rocked the stage at the L.A. premiere of Rock of Ages, which stars Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand and Paul Giamatti, among many others. Plenty of video content to be had on the film's Youtube page. Rock of Ages tells the story of Sherrie, a girl from a small town and a ... more >
Tom Cruise in TALKS to play Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain died April in 1994 in Seattle. If someone then had told you that eighteen years later Tom Cruise might be picked to play him in a biopic, would you have believed them? [Get Screen Comment NEWS delivered right to your inbox - SUBSCRIBE] According to Variety, Cruise was tapped to play the grunge rock legend in an upcoming biopic to be produced by Warner Brothers, based on a screenplay ... more >