ROCK OF AGES

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Movies 3 -

Due out: June 14

Stars: Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman, Rus­sell Brand, Cather­ine Zeta- Jones

They say: Drew and Sher­rie are two young peo­ple chas­ing their dreams in 1987 Los An­ge­les. When they meet, it’s love at first sight.

We say: But will it be love at first song for view­ers? The pro­duc­ers of a mu­si­cal crammed to the hilt with ’ 80s ra­dio hits will be lis­ten­ing hard for the an­swer.

Close up: As a hit stage show, this one has all the mak­ings of an­other Mamma Mia!- style smash. Sound­track is pre­dom­i­nantly ‘‘ poo­dle- rock’’, with cuts from Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Poi­son and Twisted Sis­ter.

Wide shot: The stunt cast­ing of Tom Cruise as ec­cen­tric rock guru Stacee Jaxx will send viewer cu­rios­ity lev­els through the roof. Di­rec­tor Adam Shankman de­scribes the as- yet- un­heard singing voice of Cruise as ‘‘ a bril­liant mash- up of Axl Rose, Keith Richards and Jim Mor­ri­son’’.

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