| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:32 AM
According to director Adam Shankman, Rock of Ages’ journey from stage to screen got its start when he found himself swept up by the crowd’s enthusiasm for the stage version. “The audience was having the best time I’d ever seen at a...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 11:22 AM
* * (C)
Directed by Tarsem Singh
Starring Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz
Relativity Media//Rated R//Fantasy//110 minutes
Available on: DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:19 AM
The judges pick an encore, but given the way the stage is set up, it's clear the audience knows what the routine will be. Judging from the screams, it must be William -- and it is. The white pants of infinite tightness are BACK, baby. This is not the same...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:49 AM
A soundtrack of rock-music standards remains at the heart of this stage hit as director Adam Shankman ("Hairspray") brings it to the screen. Also somewhat standard is its main plot of a small-town girl ("Dancing With the Stars" veteran Julianne Hough) and...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Onstage the ABBA love letter "Mamma Mia!"made the jukebox-musical trick look easy and enjoyable. On screen, less enjoyment, more strain — but people love their ABBA, their Meryl Streep and their Greek islands. And the movie did the trick for those...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 10:23 PM
HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) - The stars hit the 'black' carpet en masse Friday night, for the big-screen version of the Broadway hit musical "Rock of Ages," led by superstar Tom Cruise.
The red carpet at Grauman's Chinese Theater turned black in honor of the heavy-...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 10:40 PM
Sure, it’s wonderful that Julianne Hough is starring in a big-budget Hollywood musical. And while the inquiring minds sitting around her want to know all about that, they are equally, if not more curious about the status of her relationship with...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:28 AM
Tom Cruise went from jumping on Oprah’s couch, to jumping on Alec Baldwin’s stage at the Bourbon Room (the old Whiskey A-Go-Go) on the Sunset Strip.
Walking into the screening, I heard one critic say “Why would Tom Cruise want to do...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:14 PM
“Rock of Ages” is adapted from a stage musical that — in the manner of “Mamma Mia” and “Jersey Boys” — uses a story as an excuse to resurrect bygone hits with emotional resonance for an aging demographic....
| Jun 18, 2012
| 6:44 AM
It is not a good idea to make a “Rock of Ages” movie in 2012. The film is based on a Broadway show that premiered in 2006. I’m sure that back then it seemed like a good idea to stage a musical about performers who sing recognizable 1980s...