Rock of Ages is a comedy and musical film that is an adaptation of the 2006 broadway show of the same name. Rock of Ages stars Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, among many others. The film is a tremendous movie that goes in-depth on the story of a young girl and a man who strive to make their dreams reality in Hollywood. There is plenty of singing that goes on in the film which can be quite exciting. The film begins with their love for each other becoming love at first sight.
The story in itself makes the film very interesting and worth finishing if you are very music driven. The movie is not for those who aren't into music since the movie coordinates a whole lot of music throughout the movie. The truth is that there are all kinds of different movies that are a musical, but Rock of Ages goes very much into the broadway scene and delivers a great story to follow along with. The movie involves a whole lot of singing. Along the way, they discover and meet up with new people and a wide range of opportunities that come their way. In the end, they discover that they can achieve anything as long as they set their minds to it. The story evolves with different musical acts and scenes where guest stars perform as well, making the film as star-studded as possible.
Rock of Ages is a heartwarming film that teaches us that our dreams cannot be lied dormant. The film is nothing scary and does not involve any thriller scenes, but children should still be told not to watch this movie since it is geared with more adult like situations. However, children can still watch, provided that their parents allow it. The movie is very well crafted and can be a great film to enjoy if you are into music and broadway style films.
Rock of Ages was given a rating of 41% off of Rotten Tomatoes. The film was given ratings and comments from reviewers that have clearly explained that the movie doesn't beat out classic musicals like Hairspray or anything similar, but it still is a great film that can be exciting to watch. Adults who aren't into music should avoid this movie, but it has been given the thumbs up from reviewers and ordinary movie goers, so the film is still worth watching.
Compared with certain other unions, this one seemingly ended both rapidly and painlessly. E! News reported Monday afternoon that Tom Cruise has reached a divorce settlement ending his five-year marriage with Katie Holmes. "The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed," Holmes' attorney said. "We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life . . . We thank Tom's counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution.
UPDATE: There's no question about it now, as Tom Cruise has released his own statement on the matter, claiming that Holmes is the one who filed for divorce and painting himself as being a bit shocked by the whole thing: "Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children," reads the statement from Cruise's rep. "Please allow them their privacy to work this out." Original report follows: Are Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes dunzo? It's certainly looking that way: TMZ is reporting that the couple is on the verge of divorce, and comments from Holmes' lawyer aren't really doing much to refute the claim.
To say that Scientology has never been a very public organization would be like saying that Voldemort isn't very fond of Harry Potter. It's a vast understatement. So when Tom Cruise, who is by most accounts one of the top figures in the Scientology hierarchy, gets divorced from his wife and enters a custody battle that is supposedly centered around the religion, there's a potential for some real fireworks. Some who have cut ties with Scientology in the past have reported bullying from the organization, being followed, and other forms of intimidation, some of which Katie Holmes is believed to be dealing with right now, according to TMZ.
Neither of this weekend's big openers fared particularly well, as audiences seemed less than impressed with what theaters had to offer over the weekend. Audiences were clearly not ready to rock and roll as "Rock of Ages" placed third on the weekend. In first place was holdover "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," which brought in another healthy $35 million, landing it at about $120 million over two weeks. Following that up was "Prometheus," which had a sharper drop than "Madagascar 3" but still managed a good $21 million in its second weekend.
If you're heading to the movie theater this weekend, there are still some decent holdover options out there, like last week's "Prometheus" and "Madagascar 3," both of which earned favorable reviews. But if you're aiming to see a brand-new movie, you might find the pickings to be a bit slim. "Rock of Ages" Rated PG-13, 2 hrs. 03 mins. The jukebox musical has jumped from the stage to the screen, as the Broadway hit becomes a Hollywood flick. "Rock of Ages" is essentially a collection of songs from the 80's sung by famous people and tied together by a narrative that includes some kooky characters and a romance here and there.
When we last saw a trailer for "Rock of Ages," it was back in December, and the whole thing pretty much focused on Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta, with the support of Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin and others. What we didn't see in the first trailer was much of Tom Cruise, who plays rock star Stacee Jaxx. That's all changed in the new trailer for "Rock of Ages," which all but ditches our small-town girl and city boy (thanks, Journey!) for a focus on Tom Cruise being an ego-inflated rock star.
"That Stacee Jaxx...he gives until it hurts," exclaims a stringy-haired Alec Baldwin in the third official "Rock Of Ages" trailer to recently hit the internet. Damn if that doesn't also sum up your standard Tom Cruise performance. We can all say what we will about the Chicklet-toothed loon when the cameras stop rolling. But when someone yells "Action!" and he does what he does, you must simply sit back and appreciate. He disappears into roles. Playing an arena-rock god with stage presence that showers over an audience? No different from donning a skull cap and fat suit in "Tropic Thunder" or becoming a vampire too unsettling for you to actually say to his face, "Dude, that shirt looks gay.
After checking out the first promo pic of Tom Cruise in the Rock of Ages, with killer abs, the iconic 80’s long hair and tight pants, it’s hard to believe he just turned forty-nine years old. And to celebrate, wife Katie Holmes threw her couch-jumping husband a big fat surprise bash this weekend at the SoHo Beach House. With Cruise currently filming "Rock of Ages" on location in Miami, Holmes plotted the roof top celebration, with a “private inside venue” at the Miami Beach Club.
Whatever people may say, Tom Cruise is still a movie star. And like all movie stars, he attaches himself to, and subsequently drops out of, a handful of projects for every one he actually follows through on. All of this is to say that in a million years, I never thought Tom Cruise would go through with "Rock of Ages." Is it because it's a musical? Sort of, I suppose. Cruise isn't exactly known for his work behind the microphone. Is it because it's an especially gaudy musical? Sure.
Hey, everybody! Get going! You only have 365 days to the day before the smash Broadway rock-musical "Rock Of Ages" hits a silver screen near you on June 1, 2012. To mark the occasion, we've got an early image from shooting of co-stars Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin decked in some sweet, vintage '80s rags. The story is one of two lovers whose paths cross at the Sunset Strip club Rock of Ages, where their love blooms against a backdrop of '80s rock anthems from Styx, Bon Jovi, Journey, Pat Benatar and many others.