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Rock of Ages – Movie Review & Giveaway

by MARIA on October 10, 2012

Rock of Ages is just a FUN movie!

“In 1987 Los Angeles at the height of glam rock, infamous and outrageous rock star Stacee Jaxx performs at Hollywood’s legendary Bourbon Room club as it faces its final countdown. Meanwhile, an aspiring musician and a small town girl meet pursuing their dreams of music fame. The story unfolds through high energy dancing and heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more.”

I watched this with the husband who groaned the minute he realized it was a musical (ahem…I didn’t realize it was a musical before watching either). However, he watched the entire thing with me and I caught him singing along a few times too.

Reasons to Watch:

- GREAT CAST: For the most part (sorry Julianne Hough & Catherine Zeta Jones – not a fan), I really like the cast. Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin (love him and yes he SINGS in this), Russel Brand, Malin Akerman and Paul Giammati were great.

- Tom Cruise transforms into this rock god and I was surprised that he was SO GOOD at it.

- For those who lived the 80s (not me because I am SO young – not really), the references from the clothes to the bad hair to the huge cell phones and cell phone carrying BAGS are hilarious. How could the 80s be so hideous and hilarious at the same time?

- The absolute best thing about this movie is the MUSIC. You cannot help but sing along to every song, and yes you will know all the words. It’s big haired, sweaty leather, karaoke – good times.

- There was actually a moment when one of the characters reminded me of Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael, and all I could think was, oh how I miss Wham. (We all miss Wham, no?)

So will this flick win an Oscar? Nope (most won’t actually) but it’s a fun rental. Yes it’s weird that Alec Baldwin sings in this movie, but then even weirder things happen (in this movie – no spoilers). Also, I now have a girl crush on Malin Akerman – wowza. And Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise) wears a studded codpiece that will make you pause the movie and get close to the screen to figure out what exactly you’re looking at. Yes, my husband asked me what the hell I was doing. “Research of course” was my answer.

Best Line of the Movie: 

Sherrie: I’m a stripper at the Venus Club. Drew: I’m in a boy band. Sherrie: You win.

Watch it or not? WATCH it if you want to relive the 80s, sing some rock songs, and see Tom Cruise, his tight pants and his codpiece.

ROCK OF AGES IS OUT NOW!!

GIVEAWAY!

I have one Blu-ray Combo Pack for one lucky winner!! Just leave me a comment below telling me your favorite song from the 80s. If you’re too young to remember the 80s, I’m sorry but we can’t be friends.

For an additional, totally optional entry, tweet this: Enter to win a Rock of Ages Bluray combo pack on @BOREDMommy ‘s blog! http://bit.ly/T7i9W6 #giveaway #canwin and leave a comment below telling me you did.

RULES:

  • Open to Canadian Residents only
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org
  • PLEASE make sure to leave your Twitter name and/or email so that I can reach you if you win! (Also for stalking purposes)
  • Giveaway ends Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

UPDATE: CONGRATS to: tennille (#9) – Thanks to everyone who entered!!

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sunshine G October 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm

We’re not gonna take it by Twisted Sister!

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2 Caryn s October 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I love living on a prayer. Bon jovi all the way baby!

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3 Anne Taylor October 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Karma Chameleon by Culture Club

I was smitten with Boy George at first listen and first sight!

nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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4 Anne Taylor October 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm
5 angela m October 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I love I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
thanks
flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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6 angela m October 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm
7 Bree October 11, 2012 at 12:05 am

Footloose

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8 Bree October 11, 2012 at 12:07 am
9 tennille October 11, 2012 at 1:42 am

I loved my Pretty in Pink tape. I played it in my brand new ghetto blaster.

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10 tennille October 11, 2012 at 1:43 am

and yes we all do miss Wham. I performed my talent show dance to Wake Me up before you go-go!

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11 Jonnie October 11, 2012 at 4:07 am

It’s impossible to choose just one song from the 80′s. I loved all the hair bands – bon jovi, def leppard, poison and the list goes on and on. If you insist I pick one song I will go with Livin’ On A Prayer but I reserve the right to change my mind next time you ask :)

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12 Sharon October 11, 2012 at 8:53 am

I loved this movie because I did grow up in the 80′s and laughed even harder!! Tom Cruise was actually really good and could he rock! Favorite song from the 80′s would be “Doctor Doctor” by the Thompson Twins.

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13 Lisa KH October 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm

My favourite 80′s song is anything by Duran Duran. If I really have to pick just one, I’d say Planet Earth buy Duran Duran.

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14 Lisa KH October 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm
15 Lee-Ann Sleegers October 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I’m a Queen Fan so Bohemian Rhapsody! @SleegsSkees

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16 Karla Sceviour October 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Footloose.

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17 Karla Sceviour October 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm
18 Tammy October 11, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Poison “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”
dalleykt at live dot ca

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19 Tammy October 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm
20 Doris Calvert October 12, 2012 at 2:09 am

Even though I am Canadian I love “Born in the U.S.A”s a 1984 song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen.who I adore!

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21 Doris Calvert October 12, 2012 at 2:11 am
22 Suzi October 14, 2012 at 10:07 am

Black Celebration by Depeche Mode

Thanks!

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23 Soozle October 15, 2012 at 10:39 am

WHAM – Wake me Up Before You Go

sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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24 Soozle October 15, 2012 at 10:39 am
25 SUMMER PLEWES October 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Def Leppard “Pour Some Sugar On Me lol. totally rockin out in my head now lol.

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26 SUMMER PLEWES October 15, 2012 at 8:04 pm
27 Brandee October 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm

There were lots of great songs from the late 80′s – remember all the hair metal bands? Not that they remind me of junior high or anything, like you I’m way too using. ;) One of my favourite songs is Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer – love that one.

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28 Angela M October 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm

My favorite song from the 80′s is “With or Without You” by U2

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29 Angela M October 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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