Rock of Ages
//Features

The Best Male Film Performances of 2012 | 8 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM

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.

Hot Stuff: The PopMatters Summer 2012 Movie Preview (June) | 1 May 2012 // 6:00 PM

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

An Open Letter to Tom Cruise: How to Make a Movie Rock | 24 Jul 2012 // 6:15 PM

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

Rock of the Aged, or, 'Rock of Ages' | 14 Oct 2012 // 6:15 PM

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.

‘Rock of Ages’: A Congregation of Vapors | 15 Jun 2012 // 12:35 AM

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

'Rock' of Changes | 18 Jun 2012 // 4:45 AM

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

Hair Metal for Glee-ful Morons: 'Rock of Ages' | 14 Jun 2012 // 12:28 AM

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

//Mixed media
//Blogs

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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