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

Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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