'Rock of Ages'
A soundtrack of rock-music standards remains at the heart of this stage hit as director Adam Shankman ("Hairspray") brings it to the screen. Also somewhat standard is its main plot of a small-town girl ("Dancing With the Stars" veteran Julianne Hough) and a city boy (Diego Boneta) whose paths cross as they seek showbiz fame.
However, the picture's strongest suit unquestionably is Tom Cruise, fully invested and dynamic as heavy-metal rocker Stacee Jaxx. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman and Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") also are in the notable cast. DVD extras: two "making-of" documentaries. *** (PG-13- and R-rated versions: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)
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