June 15, 2012, 3:49 a.m. CST
by Hat Man
That's a first.
June 15, 2012, 3:54 a.m. CST
June 15, 2012, 4:35 a.m. CST
said 'fuck this' and started cooking up crystal meth. <p> Tom Cruise to play Jessie, YO BITCH
June 15, 2012, 5:45 a.m. CST
by Paul Macadom
Hairspray was from Cheaper By The Dozen Shankman - you just didn't notice because the source material is infinitely better. It's a hideous movie - the direction is fucking dreadful, the cinematography is hideous. It's a sanitized and fluffified version of a much wittier musical
June 15, 2012, 6:09 a.m. CST
NOTE: I actually posted this on another review of "Rock of Ages" here on AICN, but wanted to put it here too, to get this particular point of view out there for all to see. If you've read this already, skip it. If not, read on... I'm a professional club jock working at a "Gentlemen's Club" in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. [Go Browns!] And every day, I play all of this type of music referenced and heard in "Rock of Ages". And you know what? All of us at the club LOVE IT! Why? Because this is OUR MUSIC! We grew up on this music. Had our dreams to it. Fell in love to it. Learned about sex, drugs and rock and roll to it. Everybody at our club lives and breathes 80's rock and roll. We are the generation of Reaganomics, "Greed is good," Classic Coke, Rubiks Cube, Atari and Nintendo, and big hair and bombastic guitar solos. All of us, from the dancers to the patrons to yours truly, groove on a daily basis to Motley Crue's "Girls Girls Girls", Poison's "I Want Action" and yep, even KISS' "Lick It Up"! BTW, Gene Simmons is a god, bow down to him, infidels... The point is, just as thrash metal and the Internet is near and dear to some of you younger folks, the 80's in general and 80's rock and roll in particular is every bit as precious and heartfelt to us. Sure, it's easy in this day and age to point and laugh and say "damn, that 80's music sure was lame wasn't it?" But you know what? In twenty years, when "Generation Meh" hits THIER forties, their kids, or at least the kids of that time yet to come, will be goofing on what some of you think is the cat's ass right now at this time in your lives. And you're probably going to feel nostalgic and protective of this time that means so much to you, just as we of the 80's feel so deeply for that which was such an important part of our lives not too long ago... I've yet to see "Rock of Ages" but you know what? I think I'm gonna make it a point to check it out this weekend, just to revisit that time and music that was such an integral part of MY generation's lives. Rag on it all you want, but just remember, what goes around comes around, all that was old will be new again, and in the immortal words of Twisted Sister: "YOU CAN'T STOP ROCK AND ROLL!!!" See ya!
June 15, 2012, 6:19 a.m. CST
At least the songs are more memorable than those in Wicked (whose story was great and I am sure much better than the story in RoA, but I don't know anyone who can hum a song from Wicked 15 minutes after seeing it).
June 15, 2012, 6:30 a.m. CST
by Spandau Belly
This is how you do a GUITAR HERO movie.
June 15, 2012, 6:35 a.m. CST
I didn't realise he was nobility.
June 15, 2012, 7:32 a.m. CST
The dude isn't human. My take http://thecrat.com/movie-reviews/rock-of-ages-review-by-adam/
June 15, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST
Well, I have to swim against the stream here. Saw this yesterday and had a great time. Sure, the criticism is mostly right. It is a cliché ridden and completely airheaded story with music industry, "christian parent group", rock star and youth stereotypes that do and say absolutely predictable things. I also think that this is beside the point here. Oh, and of course the songs are predictable, too. There's a good chance that, without having seen the movie or having read about it, one could name 90% of the songs they are going to perform. So what? What the movie delivers is a good time. Period. I find it hard to complain about that.
June 15, 2012, 9:05 a.m. CST
HYSTERIA the rest are just filler
June 15, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST
I can't imagine browsing as far as the letter D in a record collection that has Def Leppard in it.
June 15, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST
Maybe it's got a silent 'k' at the beginning?
June 15, 2012, 9:23 a.m. CST
by Michael Lunney
not that there is anything wrong with that!
June 15, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST
This movie is exactly what it bills itself as . . a silly, goofy, fun time at the movies. Despite this film's very modest promise, I guess Capone (for no reason whatosever) was hoping for something grandeur and expecting an injection of real drama. The plot only serves to provide reason for the next song and has no pretensions of being anything but that. There are a few laughs along the way and a hysterical, and spot-on, mocking of 80s boy-bands. My only complaint, really, ia that the film simply eliminates at least three of the stage productions more somber plot points in favor of a lighter, breezier story where almost nothing's ever really at stake.
June 15, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST
Like a few other talkbackers have said, I had a really good time with it. There's almost no story, but most of the musical numbers are very entertaining. It does exactly what it's supposed to do.
June 15, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST
June 15, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST
by Drunken Busboy
HYSTERIA is when they totally sold out and went formula on everyone. It is a good album but a bit over polished on the production side. PYROMANIA is a more purer Rock album!
June 15, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST
For a fee of $300 cash.
June 15, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST
Am I the only one who hates "Pour Some Sugar on Me"? Overproduced herbie metal.
June 15, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST
Crap films, crap cars and crap music.
June 15, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST
Is a steaming pile of horse manure. Band like Bon Jovi and Poison were dire. Glitzy vacuous crap with big hair and gimmicks like twirly guitars and drummers throwing their drumsticks in the air and catching them.
June 15, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST
I'll agree with you on the music and cars, but there's a reason why Hollywood's desperation for quality is leading them to remaking every damn 80's movie. The 80's was probably the best decade for movies. Movies have progressively gotten worse since until the point we're at now, where any new concept is all about the CGI and 3D and good story-telling and acting are a distant memory. Believe what you want to believe though.
June 15, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST
June 15, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST
you are supposed to be a god-damned professional. Re-read what you've written before posting and make sure it makes sense. There are a lot of errors here.
June 15, 2012, 5 p.m. CST
So, if you're going to see Tom and the monkey, you'll be disappointed.
June 15, 2012, 7:01 p.m. CST
June 15, 2012, 8:03 p.m. CST
I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! The only way I'm not going back next week is if I die in the meantime. I agree that it's a film you're meant to sing a long to. And I did (quietly). Opening credits to ending credits. I had the time of my life! Goddamn it. This is what movies are supposed to do. Entertain you. Let you leave the world behind. And it works. If you really think about how they strung the songs together and got an actual plot that makes sense out of it, it's impressive. Everyone was great in it. Even that lead kid I don't know. I think Capone has hardened his heart. He must have swallowed his tears. So I'm gonna turn and leave him here. :p There is a scene where Russell Brand is about to say something, well sing something, to Alec Baldwin. If you love late 80s hair metal ballads when those first few notes start you will bust a gut from laughter before he even sings a note. If you couldn't recognize that song in 3 notes, this movie probably isn't for you. I expect people younger than 35 to be like "WTF?" about this movie unless they just happen to like musicals or have a parents who met backstage at a Winger concert and raised them on the stuff. But for a certain kind of person, like those of us who owned more than one pair of spandex pants, this is perfect.
June 16, 2012, 2:27 a.m. CST
I went into the movie wanting to like it as cheesy fun. Instead it's terribly boring and they take all the joy out of the music. I know Seacrest is powerful in Hollywood, but I wish he would stop giving his girlfriend work.
June 16, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST
by shane peterson
has two songs, Rock of Ages and Foolin that are better than any song on Hysteria. But Hysteria is the stronger album. Barring a couple of filler tracks near the end, that album is consistently good.
June 16, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST
Remember when Love Bites was on MTV every hour on the hour back then? uuuhhhggghhh
June 16, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST
Iamatroll really like your take on this movie. Most of the songs to my mind weren't really rock and roll from that time. Tom Cruise was really amazing enjoyed both him and Alec Baldwins performances. Paul G was quite fun in this. Could have brought some Tina Turner songs or "Love is a Battlefield" when they introduced the strippers. I wish the movie went darker, it only bounced into the mid grays. It would have made the happier scenes seem more genuine. It was fun to see a Tower Records, and the jean jacket found it's time on the silver screen again. Fun to see the graffiti on the back of the Hollywood sign. Makes me want to learn more about the broadway version.
June 16, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST
by Arcadian Del Sol
June 16, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST
Those are pretty much the only two 80's bands that I cared anything about. It was a pretty vacuous decade, music-wise. Hair bands sucked.