ROCK OF AGES (2012)
4 out of 5 stars
Caught Rock of Ages over the weekend and it has completely dominated my iPod!
I caught the sing-along version which is good because there are lyrics on the screen!
Based on the Broadway musical, it follows Sherrie (Julianne Hough) who moves to Los Angeles from Oklahoma with dreams of becoming a singer. She meets Drew (Diego Boneta) who gets her a job at the Bourbon Room where he works after her suitcase gets stolen. They are both in for a rockin’ good time because Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise), the frontman of Arsenal and rock superstar will be performing at the Bourbon Room.
Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx on W (June 2012)
WOW. Who knew Tom Cruise could sing like that?! He really sounds like the rock stars of the 80’s! He may be a little too sexed up for my liking but he really embodies the rock star persona. One of my favourite songs from the soundtrack is Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is” sung by Tom Cruise and Malin Akerman, both of whom sound great. In my opinion, Tom Cruise really rocked Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me”.
Diego Boneta can sing too – though I was laughing like craaazy when the Z Guyeezz appeared. Well, boybands had to start somewhere. I liked the opening and closing songs – “Sister Christian/Just Like Paradise/ Nothin’ but a Good Time” and “Don’t Stop Believin'”. I simply love mash-ups!
This is a MUST WATCH for lovers of rock music!!!
– 3 out of 5 stars
E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) is due to succeed his father as the Easter Bunny of Easter Island. However, E.B. has dreams of becoming a drummer and leaves for Hollywood. He befriends Fred O’Hare (James Marsden), who accidentally hits him with his car and they help each other to fulfill their dreams in life.
Well, I was quite reluctant to watch this initially because I didn’t watch those Alvin and the Chipmunks movies and they share the same director. But every animated feature has one character that will appeal to you and then there’s I-cannot-control-my-body-from-grooving-to-music Phil! This chick is completely into music! He’s so cute! I LOL-ed when he couldn’t control himself from dancing when he was directing the other chicks on the Easter sleigh. Everything quote-worthy of Phil can be found in this video:
Carlos steals the scene whenever he starts to scheme, like plotting a coup d’état. Both Carlos and Phil are voiced by the talented Hank Azaria! E.B. is adorable too – he does those puppy, or in this case, bunny eyes that make him irresistible to anyone. Plus, it’s the first time seeing James Marsden in such an immature role – he does lots of jumping, screaming and even singing.
Stay till the end of the credits for an extra clip!
FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL (2008)
– 3 out of 5 stars
I managed to catch Forgetting Sarah Marshall and I must say it wasn’t as funny as Superbad or Knocked Up. Anyway, the movie is about this guy, Peter, who couldn’t get over his breakup with TV star, Sarah Marshall and he decides to go on a holiday and unsurprisingly, meets his ex over there with her new lover. Not a lot of funny parts but the couple on honeymoon is quite funny – in a cruel way, and the incident involving the coral too.
I’m so looking forward to Pineapple Express when it opens later this year – it will be funnier.