New on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming this week, 'Prometheus' comes home, as well as some snappy, smart TV, and a classic on Blu-ray. ...
Rock of Ages
For those of us who follow the box office, this weekend was a case of deja vu. Once again, 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' headlined the top ten and once again, 'Prometheus' snatched the number two spot. Both films managed to keep their momentum despite the opening of two new releases starring two of the biggest movie stars in the world. That's good news if you're 'Madagascar 3' or 'Prometheus,' but pretty bad news if you're Tom Cruise or Adam Sandler.
The phrase "80's rock" calls certain things to mind: big voices playing big arenas singing big power ballads to big crowds with big hair. Bigness in all its forms, in other words, was the key to the era. And it's this part of the 80s rock scene that the new musical 'Rock of Ages' gets right -- maybe a little too right.
This film is one towering tribute to excess. Clocking in at over two hours and featuring 900 songs (approximate), it feels like an entire decade of music crammed into one supremely excessive movie. They didn't pour some sugar on this thing; they poured the whole friggin' box. And then they lit the box on fire and threw up some mock-sinister devil horns.
'Rock of Ages' is unlike most movie musicals you'll see because with this film, you have most of the songs on your iPod already. You grew up listening to Whitesnake, Guns N Roses, Def Leppard and Poison and the only difference now is that Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand and more are singing the lyrics.
It's interesting to hear what the actors we love like – Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Mary J. Blige who are also apart of this phenomenal cast - sound like when they sing some of our favorite songs from the 80’s like - 'Don’t Stop Believin' and 'I Wanna Rock'. We want to know what you think of all the 'Rock of Ages' cover songs and which one is your favorite.
'Rock of Ages' is set to dance your way later this month and will bring a bevy of celebrities singing some of your favorite 80s rock staples. We've heard Tom Cruise's version of "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and now you can watch Catherine Zeta-Jones perform her version of Pat Benatar's classic "Hit Me With Your Best Shot."
Let's be honest: it's been a while since we've had a good movie musical. 'Rock of Ages' looks to change that. Based on the highly successful Broadway musical, the film features Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin and other big stars singing your favorite 80s classics. And today, you can win some cool stuff from the movie!
No no, not as a model (though wouldn't that be unique) but as an interview subject, talking about his family, his religious beliefs, and having a stable of high-powered attorneys ready to attack.