Archive for January 8th, 2012
MC and I went to see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows on Friday night (not a bad movie, great camera work, but we liked the first more, just for the “in London” feel… but still quite worth seeing!). One of the previews, though, was for a movie called Rock of Ages. It turns out this one is following in Chicago’s footsteps, and trying a move from Broadway to the big screen (unlike so many others that have done the reverse). Some time back I had downloaded the soundtrack, listened through it, and thought *meh* just because of the vocal treatments (Broadway singer’s doing Twisted Sister and Quiet Riot?)… I can appreciate the effort but much more prefer the original.
But it looked interesting enough that MC said she may be interested in seeing it, and after seeing the trailer and getting a feel for the bigger story the soundtrack makes better sense. And Tom Cruise channeling Axl Rose circa 1987? Really?
I read this, via a reference from Charles Stross, and could only go, “wow, really?” Makes me feel all kinds of *blech* like when I found out about an alternate definition for a “Dirty Water Dog”, since I really liked the Van Halen song… which, strangely enough, the opening lyric can sort of apply here, too…
Looks like it will be an interesting run through the primaries.