Wayhomer Review #123: Rock of Ages

Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages

Episode #123 for Rock of Ages, in which our protagonist discusses the history of jukebox musicals, how this one was more fun (in patches) than he expected to be and wonders how a Hair Metal Movie can take itself so seriously (in patches)…
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Stuff: Plush Birds Are Angry; So Probably is Julie Taymor

Jumbo Angry Birds Plush

You know, some people actually have time to watch movie news websites for every scrap of stuff that comes in. They want their news immediately. This feature isn’t for them. It’s for the rest of us, who have lives, and don’t have to know what’s happening on the new live action Peanuts movie right this second. We filter out the nonsense and give you a single post with everything you need to know within. Enjoy.

  • Amazon’s deal of the day is for the Blu-Ray/DVD collector’s set version of The Sound of Music. If you have any interest in the film, I suggest clicking through to check it out, because it comes with a lot of stuff including a music box, scrapbook, soundtrack, souvenir program reproduction and more. You can find it on Amazon here.
  • Angry Birds mania continues…ThinkGeek is now offering Jumbo Angry Birds Plushes. They give this as a reason to build a cushion fort. I’m just wondering who’s bought the film rights. What do you think?
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    Stuff: Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad… Except for Dancing

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    If they start singing Mr. Jones by the Counting Crows, then there will be serious repercussions.

    Some movie news websites want to make you read 700 words just to find out who was cast in what. Screw that. We read all the nonsense and pass the time savings onto you. All the pop culture news you need, at your leisure, in a single post. You’re welcome.

  • Animal Farm…the musical. No bullshit. Apparently the people that brought you the musical version of Billy Elliot are working on this, but no start date yet. Not for a while. Let me break that down for you: Elton John, the man who wrote the songs for The Lion King is working on songs to put in the mouths of Snowball and Napoleon. Weigh that. Source.
  • Russell Brand, who is killing me loudly with his Arthur remake (currently in production) is in talks to play the swashbuckling John Hawkwood at Fox. (Don’t worry, I had never heard of him before either. Go here.) Jared Stern, who’s apparently done work for Disney, is scribing. And will “create a screenplay tailored around Brand’s image.” So…Hawkwood will have…huge…hair…? Source.
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    Your Weekend Justice #69: From the House to the Lounge

    And we’re back. Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort. Or even cardboard boxes. Nothing. Nobody. Got it?

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    Niagara Falls

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