Recently, I caught the film ‘Rock Of Ages’ on cable, having never seen it in theatres due to mockery and mixed reviews. Surprisingly to me, I found it to be a fun, light-weight movie filled with interesting performances and (probably importantly) the music of my childhood. Most impressive of all was the fact that I even enjoyed Tom Cruise’s scenery chewing portrayal of Stacey Jaxxx, a snake-skin clad, tattooed rock god frontman whose only concerns are groupies, alcohol and other groupies. Given that even his most iconic movie moments tend to leave me cold (To this day, I root for Iceman), it was an impressive performance and the film’s creators used the character brilliantly. Interestingly, afterwards, I found myself looking up the female lead, Julianne Hough, and have discovered that I have no use for HER other work as well, making this movie a rare Double-Play of People I Don’t Care For In A Movie I Enjoyed,
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has never found anything that he liked David Duchovny in, other than his role as Agent Mulder, either, asking: Are their actors that you can only take in certain roles? Which ones?