Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Rock of Ages / Raw Ruminations link


George "The Animal" Steele was part of the top 10 plays of the day on ESPN sportscenter when he ate the stuffing out of a baseball and then threw the husk to the catcher for a ceremonial first pitch at a minor league baseball game.

Rock of Ages- this PG "rock" musical based on pop and pop metal of the 80s was hamstrung by 2 bland leads and a pandering soundtrack. A mishmash of big hair 80s AOR and top 40 songs bleated out by a cast wanting to entertain. The paint by numbers production is saved by same big name cameos and support staff like Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Mary J Blige and Paul Giamatti- but when I say saved- I mean it lifted the dreck to barely tolerable. Not worth the time spent to endure it unfold on the screen and not worth spending money on. D+

Former WCW and WWF Champion Kevin Nash has a brief role in Rock of Ages as part of a 2 man security detail providing muscle for aging rock star Stacy Jaxx(portrayed by Tom Cruise)

If you are looking for a rock movie about a LA club being shut down in the 80s check out Get Crazy featuring Lee Ving and Lou Reed.

RIP Ray Bradbury

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