Monday, June 18, 2012

Movie Monday: Rock of Ages

This weekend didn't offer much in the way of "great" entertainment, so Todd and I flipped a coin and saw Rock of Ages, the musical based on the Broadway show of the same name. We weren't sure what to expect, but we were certainly hoping that it couldn't be worse than attending That's My Boy.

In 1987 Los Angeles, two young singers trying to get their big breaks in Hollywood are Sherrie and Detroit-born Drew. Meeting by chance, the pair fall in love, but enter conflict when success shows itself on the horizon. Legendary rock band Arsenal is about to put on their final show before legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx embarks on his solo career, a concert that will save the Sunset Strip's iconic bar/showroom The Bourbon Room, and its embattered owner, from financial ruin. But The Bourbon Room, the Strip, and rock & roll finds itself under fire from religious conservatives, led by the mayor's wife, who seems to have a special grudge against the soon-to-be-solo Jaxx.

Rock of Ages is directed by Hairspray's Adam Shankman and stars Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J Blige, Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise. It also features music from Poison, Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, REO Speedwagon, Journey, Foreigner, Def Leppard, and other eighties bands, and an original song by Porcelain Black.

Click here for the full review at Open Letters Monthly.

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