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ZepSinger
06-15-2012, 07:59 PM
Taking my beautiful wife on a long-overdue date this coming Tuesday night. We're going to see 'Rock of Ages', the new Tom Cruise flick, set in the hair-metal days of Sunset Strip, circa 1987. Cruise is apparently spot-on in his portrayal of an aging 80's rock star, and is doing his own vocal tracks(pretty well, I might add).

I'm aware that it could either be freaking cool or could suck donkey balls, so we'll just have to see. But the trailer does look pretty interesting IMO. Anyone gonna see it this weekend?

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Thig Lyfe
06-15-2012, 08:04 PM
Looks soooooooo baaaaaaaad

lewdog
06-15-2012, 08:20 PM
I vote donkey balls.

Bump
06-15-2012, 09:24 PM
According to South Park you are guaranteed a blow job after taking your wife to a musical, so you should have that going for you.

ZepSinger
06-15-2012, 09:45 PM
According to South Park you are guaranteed a blow job after taking your wife to a musical, so you should have that going for you.

Zepsinger is very happy with your factoid.
http://static.flickr.com/3405/3273803380_5f9a2ccfcf.jpg

Deberg_1990
06-15-2012, 09:47 PM
I'd like to see it. Looks corny but fun.

Cruise takes a lot of crap, but dude never just mails it in. He always gives it his all.

BigMeatballDave
06-15-2012, 09:49 PM
I'll rent it.

ZepSinger
06-15-2012, 10:02 PM
Well, that era was when I was living the whole touring/groupie/metal/makeup & big hair thing myself, and I also played the club that the movie is emulating (Bourbon Room = The Whisky), so I'm probably more interested than most in seeing a flick that could go either way, based solely on the time period it's portraying. I'll give an honest review of it on Wednesday...

Z

Kyle DeLexus
06-15-2012, 10:03 PM
That looks terrible

beach tribe
06-15-2012, 10:27 PM
I have to go see it to see if you can see me in the crowd at Club Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale. Me and some buddies dressed 80's and were in the crowd when they shot the Cruise Scene. Man, i hope they got a flash of me or something. I'll let you guys know.

Oh, the part where the guy is in front of the Hollywood sign is shot on "trash mountian" The freakin landfill mound in Ft. Lauderdale. ROFL

Aries Walker
06-15-2012, 11:19 PM
It looks atrocious. Unwatchable.

listopencil
06-15-2012, 11:34 PM
I just checked out some of the songs on YouTube. This might be watchable.

Pitt Gorilla
06-16-2012, 12:05 AM
I don't care for Cruise, but I'd like to see it.

Frazod
06-16-2012, 12:08 AM
The wife loves 80s hair metal, so I really don't have much of a choice here. I'm seeing it.

Stryker
06-16-2012, 05:49 AM
Going to see it this afternoon.

Stryker
06-16-2012, 05:50 AM
The wife loves 80s hair metal, so I really don't have much of a choice here. I'm seeing it.

You sir are a lucky man! I wish my wife liked 80's hair metal!

scott free
06-16-2012, 06:24 AM
I'm a big fan of 80's LA rock, but the best i'm going to do is rent this.

Its probably going to be terrible.

PunkinDrublic
06-16-2012, 07:26 AM
If that movie were any gayer, Mitt Romney would hold it down and cut it's hair.

patteeu
06-16-2012, 07:27 AM
I don't care for Cruise, but I'd like to see it.

Same here.

oldandslow
06-16-2012, 07:55 AM
Put a gun to my head, I would still try to run away.

Plenty of pretty good movies out this summer. This ain't one of them.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-16-2012, 09:03 AM
Zepsinger is very happy with your factoid.
http://static.flickr.com/3405/3273803380_5f9a2ccfcf.jpg

Is that your wife? If so, I'll take her to see Rock of Ages.

JD10367
06-16-2012, 09:53 AM
Is that your wife? If so, I'll take her to see Rock of Ages.

Hey, that's a coincidence, "Rock Of Ages" is what I call my middle-aged penis.

KC Tattoo
06-16-2012, 10:05 AM
Gunter glieben glauchen globen

Deberg_1990
06-16-2012, 10:39 AM
Is that your wife? If so, I'll take her to see Rock of Ages.

It's either him or Robert Plant

Frazod
06-16-2012, 11:00 AM
Is that your wife? If so, I'll take her to see Rock of Ages.

Only if he's married to Alison Kraus.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-16-2012, 11:17 AM
It's either him or Robert Plant

damn, he's gotten fat

mnchiefsguy
06-16-2012, 12:00 PM
Not many going to this, Rock of Ages comes in third behind Madagascar 3 and Prometheus with only $5.35 million gross on Friday.

Rausch
06-16-2012, 12:30 PM
No...

BigChiefFan
06-16-2012, 12:33 PM
Looks like a rip-off of the Marky Mark movie, Rockstar.

ZepSinger
06-16-2012, 02:55 PM
Is that your wife? If so, I'll take her to see Rock of Ages.

Nope, that's Robert Plant with Alison Kraus, I believe. Here's the real Mrs. Z for ya: :D

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/429837_2751833037992_637854139_n.jpg

KCtotheSB
06-16-2012, 03:06 PM
Musicals as a whole, suck.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-16-2012, 04:15 PM
Nope, that's Robert Plant with Alison Kraus, I believe. Here's the real Mrs. Z for ya: :D

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/429837_2751833037992_637854139_n.jpg

my offer still stands. Pick her up at 7?

listopencil
06-16-2012, 07:55 PM
Nope, that's Robert Plant with Alison Kraus, I believe. Here's the real Mrs. Z for ya: :D

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/429837_2751833037992_637854139_n.jpg


Gratz, she's an attractive woman.

Deberg_1990
06-16-2012, 08:39 PM
Not many going to this, Rock of Ages comes in third behind Madagascar 3 and Prometheus with only $5.35 million gross on Friday.

Who cares? Don't let others opinion sway your own. I could give a crap about box office.
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MahiMike
06-16-2012, 11:18 PM
Cruise takes a lot of ribbing but he does a credible job. Dude's a better athlete than some guys on our team.

mnchiefsguy
06-17-2012, 01:56 AM
Who cares? Don't let others opinion sway your own. I could give a crap about box office.
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Was just stating its gross, not giving an opinion as to whether people should go. Watched a little bit of this last night, it seemed okay, but I was a bit underwhelmed by the vocal performances.

notorious
06-17-2012, 09:32 AM
Looks like a rip-off of the Marky Mark movie, Rockstar.

This.


That movie wasn't terrible. I'd give it 5-6 out of 10.

CoMoChief
06-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Thought this looked cool when videos leaked way back....at the time I didn't know it was a musical. Now that I know it's a musical, regardless of all the badass songs in it, I just absolutely will not pay to see a fucking musical.

ZepSinger
06-20-2012, 08:17 AM
Thought this looked cool when videos leaked way back....at the time I didn't know it was a musical. Now that I know it's a musical, regardless of all the badass songs in it, I just absolutely will not pay to see a ****ing musical.

Saw this movie last night, and I have to say, overall I thought it was pretty enjoyable. For anyone who dug the pop/hair metal of the 80's and remembers at least somewhat fondly that scene, I think you'd like it.

Keep in mind, the flick is very tongue-in-cheek; you can't take it too seriously. It's just a fun, wacky reflection of the whole late-80's Sunset Strip club scene.

Pros- The more veteran actors (Cruise, Baldwin, Brand) are excellent. Baldwin and Brand are hilarious. And Cruise absolutely NAILS his part. The man is 50, but could easily pass for 35. Good thing, too, because he's shirtless for most of the movie. The concert and club scenes are great- Marshall stacks and slutty babes abound.

Cons- the young, attractive protagonists. They're god-awful actors and as bland as unflavored oatmeal. I couldn't wait until their scenes ended. Fortunately, they get less screentime as the movie progresses...

Z

Thig Lyfe
06-20-2012, 09:19 AM
Cruise takes a lot of ribbing but he does a credible job. Dude's a better athlete than some guys on our team.

Specifically Matt Cassel.

JD10367
06-23-2012, 11:33 AM
Okay, my wife wanted to see it so we just saw it, and I reluctantly admit I enjoyed it. But I can see why so many don't; it appeals to a very specific audience. Hair-metal only ruled from 1985-1989. The film is set in 1987, when it was already starting to die and be replaced by boy-bands and pop crap. (Not that hair-metal wasn't already a "pop crap" version of heavy metal.) In 1987, I was twenty, and while I was more into heavy metal I enjoyed and listened to the hair-metal much like how someone enjoys a hamburger now and then to break up the filet mignon meals. (There's a very good reason most of the hair-metal bands were never heard from again; they had one good catchy pop-metal song and vanished into history after blowing their musical load.)

All the actors do a credible job of singing. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, Malin Akerman, Tom Cruise... they all do decent jobs with the songs they're given. Julianne Hough can also sing very well, as can Diego Boneta.

There are quite a few in-jokes and nods to the time period that you'll get and enjoy if you lived through it. But the younger you get from 40, the less you'd probably enjoy this film... and that's only if you actually listened to that music. I know people who were of the appropriate age, but only listened to stuff like Talking Heads and B-52s and wouldn't touch hair-metal with a ten-foot pole, so they won't like the film either.

JD10367
06-23-2012, 11:35 AM
Oh, yeah, and I want to chain Julianne Hough to a radiator in my basement and do nasty things to her for a month. While I'm at it, I'll chain Catherine Zeta-Jones to the radiator across from her, as she looks great for a woman 20 years older than Hough. :hump:

Guru
07-09-2012, 12:19 AM
Wife picked up the soundtrack for this movie with the free $3 amazon mp3 credit. Really kind of shocked that Cruise can sing at all. Not a bad mashup of songs either.