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Features

Tuesday, January 8 2013

The Best Male Film Performances of 2012

From diabolical tech terrorism to brutal slave ownership, the actors that make up this year's best traversed a wide canvas of creative and cinematic choices.


Tuesday, May 1 2012

Hot Stuff: The PopMatters Summer 2012 Movie Preview (June)

June arrives on full film fire, with a new one from Pixar, a look at a Presidential monster killer, and Ridley Scott's return to a certain extraterrestrial franchise...


Columns

Tuesday, July 24 2012

An Open Letter to Tom Cruise: How to Make a Movie Rock

Dear Tom Cruise: We know you are hurting from the failure of Rock of Ages. However, if you learn the lessons from the best rock-themed movies, you can still make a rock film for the ages.


Reviews

Sunday, October 14 2012

Rock of the Aged, or, 'Rock of Ages'

With tired clichés and uninspired dance numbers, Rock of Ages feels as old as its music. The extras on the blu-ray, however, are worth seeing.


Friday, June 15 2012

‘Rock of Ages’: A Congregation of Vapors

By investing its fate in two personality-free leads, this fitfully witty hair-metal mash-up musical loses before it begins; even with Tom Cruise in full Lizard King drag.


Blogs

Monday, June 18 2012

'Rock' of Changes

Instead of meaningful metal, everything plays like a Disney TV movie version of the source.


Thursday, June 14 2012

Hair Metal for Glee-ful Morons: 'Rock of Ages'

Like a bad mixtape created by the abominable Ark Music Factory, Rock of Ages is all flash and very, VERY little substance.


Tuesday, June 12 2012

Five for Five: 'Rock of Ages'

Five reasons for and against seeing the new musical starring a shirtless Tom Cruise (reason #1 either way).


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