Saturday, June 07, 2008

Advanced Screening: The Rocker

This past Thursday, we had the opportunity to view an advanced screening of The Rocker starring Rainn Wilson (other noteworthy actors include: Christina Applegate, Jeff Garlin, Aziz Ansari, Demetri Martin, and Fred Armisen).

One thing we definitely thought was awesome about this film is that, not only was it set and actually shot in Cleveland, but our city was actually painted in a positive light -- no "mistake on the lake" jokes although predictably there were recurring "Helloooo Cleveland" lines ;)

Editor's Note: We also especially appreciated the array of the Art Work of Cleveland's Derek Hess splashed throughout the background of various scenes.

Despite a few tired rock movie clichés and the fact that Rainn Wilson was totally channeling Jack Black in School of Rock, it was still a pretty good film. We can also see how a lot of people will be completely entertained by the physical comedy performance given by Rainn.

While The Rocker didn't necessarily rock us, it might rock you*

Check out the below trailer for yourself and be sure to look for The Rocker in theatres this coming August:


CB said...

As much as I hate to do so, I have to admit total ignorance of the whole "Hello Cleveland" thing. Where is that from? I used to have (still do, somewhere) a great Cracker live album with that title, even though the show was actually recorded at Metro in Chicago. Any info? Thanks!

Oh yeah, and thanks for the b-day wishes!

Ken said...

It's from This Is Spinal Tap, when they're lost backstage in Cleveland.

Kelly & José said...

I thought they were lost in the tunnels in Chicago when they said "Hello Cleveland"

CB said...

Ahh. Thanks! I need to re-watch that movie now.