Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Adam Sandler is successful because he’s lazy.
The B-52's are the quintessential alternative/New Wave/jam band. They can be both metaphorical and fun at the same time. However, what makes them different from other New Wave bands is that lead singer Fred Schneider provides a unique sprechgesang style to the genre. The band met after having a few ... More >>
Drew Barrymore's latest movie, Big Miracle, a stirring tale in which John Krasinski, Ted Danson, Dermot Mulroney and Kristen Bell work to save the lives of two whales, debuts nationwide on February 3. Dinner tables everywhere are already erupting over how cheap and gimmicky it looks, with certain pe ... More >>
They say chicks aren't funny, mostly because women tend to have higher-pitched voices that can't penetrate all the meat in some people's heads. We love us some funny chicks, and if they're hot on top of everything else, well then, that's just a bonus. Since we spend even more time on the Internet t ... More >>
It's a busy time of year for movie critic types. Many of us are butting up against deadlines for award nominations, watching lots of year-end screeners of some pretty memorable films by the likes of Terence Malick, Steve McQueen, and Lynne Ramsay, among others. But everyone needs a palate cl ... More >>
Broadway loves nostalgia, and they also love a sure thing. That's why most of the biggest hit musicals on Broadway right now are jukebox musicals that string together narratives out of popular songs. Musicals like Movin' Out, Jersey Boys, and especially Rock of Ages utilize hits from the past ... More >>
Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>
The Halloween season is upon us, which means that the powers that be have let Gothtopia run amuck just a bit in bringing you music of a darker persuasion. Usually, Gothtopia and the Wife With One F would be at Numbers on Halloween vaccinating ourselves for snakebites with vodka and cranberr ... More >>
Rocks Off was recently able to conduct an e-mail interview with comedian / musician Stephen Lynch, who plays tomorrow night (Saturday, April 4) at the Verizon Wireless Theater. Rocks Off: We'll get the dry, technical question out of the way first: what comes first, the music or the lyrics? Do they ... More >>
Eminem feat. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent, "Crack A Bottle" The Good: Many bottles will be popped during tonight's festivities, we imagine, if not quite as many models. Also, the ongoing partnerships between this trio of rap titans says something about the present state of race relations in this country, r ... More >>
The Adam Sandler film comes to the stage, sans Sandler