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Topic: The Rock (film)

  Reel Rock Film Tour
REEL ROCK features two groundbreaking new climbing films by the top producers in the industry: Dosage Volume IV, by Josh Lowell, and First Ascent, by Peter Mortimer.
Reel Rock which premiered in September is on tour 60 venues of all sizes across the United States, with additional tours in Canada and Europe.
His music is featured in a number of Josh Lowellfs films.
www.chestnutmtnproductions.com /reel_rock/reelrock_balt.htm   (105 words)

  The Rock (film) - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Rock is a 1996 Romantic film starring Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery, and The Rock as The Rock.
The film was directed by Uwe Boll and produced by Jerry Bruckfucker.
The film begins in the city of San Francisco, on Christmas eve.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/The_Rock_(film)   (230 words)

 The Rock/Be Cool Interview
Rock: I think the audience that I have and my fans are going to be very supportive because at the end of the day I have always wanted to entertain, and I think they would just appreciate (my) taking on the role.
Rock: I think the challenge at first, like five or six years ago, was there was a stereotype that the wrestlers before me had, and understandably so.
Rock: I've always wanted to just continue and diversify and, you know, take on movies that were entertaining at the end of the day and I've been really fortunate to have decent material and make good movies and work with some good actors.
www.filmmonthly.com /Profiles/Articles/TheRockBeCool/TheRockBeCool.html   (1236 words)

 The Rock
Much of "The Rock" is shot and edited with flagrant salesmanship, from the film's blue backlighting to its sheets of rain, masses of flowers and other decorative touches.
Seldom is it clearer that a film is nothing more than high-gloss jokey escapism, or that when visual cliches are this relentless they become weirdly fascinating in their own right.
Rating: "The Rock" is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian).
partners.nytimes.com /library/film/rock.html   (1045 words)

 March 2004 | blackfilm.com | features | interviews | walking tall: an interview with the rock (dwayne johnson)
In the film, The Rock plays Chris Vaughn, a retired soldier who returns to his hometown to discover corruption and crime running rampant.
Rock: No not necessarily the things that I didn't achieve in the Rundown or that I didn't get in the Rundown like even with the Rundown I had a really good acting coach there, really actors director in Peter Berg but it's a different dynamic with the Rundown.
Were you concerned that the film might in a way sort of glorify vigilante violence and that sort of may reflect the fl and white, good and evil sort of culture that we...
www.blackfilm.com /20040326/features/therock.shtml   (2102 words)

 The Rock (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quentin Tarantino was an uncredited screenwriter on The Rock, along with Jonathan Hensleigh and Aaron Sorkin.
The scene in which FBI director Womack is thrown off the balcony was filmed on location at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
Perhaps surprisingly, the film was selected for a limited edition DVD release by the Criterion Collection, a distributor of primarily arthouse films that releases what it considers to be "important classic and contemporary films" and "cinema at its finest".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Rock_(film)   (1729 words)

 SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - The Rock
The Rock would regain the Intercontinental title when Vince McMahon stripped "Stone Cold" Steve Austin of the belt in December 1997, shortly after Austin had defeated The Rock in defence of the title at the D-Generation X pay-per-view.
The Rock would remain, however, a top contender to the belt, attempting to regain the strap from Austin and, later, The Undertaker and Triple H, throughout the rest of 1999.
But The Rock's main goal was still to regain the WWE World Championship and he got a good start on that by winning the 2000 Royal Rumble, although it appeared as if The Big Show might also have a case to have earned a WWE title shot.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Wrestling/Bios/rock.html   (2113 words)

 April 2004 | blackfilm.com | reviews | film | walking tall
The film is a remake of a 1973 film of the same name, but rather than go through a number of plot lines, the filmmakers decided to make the story simple and with an emerging actor like The Rock, the film works.
What's interesting about the film is that The Rock's character comes from a mixed family yet race plays no factor in the film.
The Rock may not be in a class by himself, but his fighting skills certainly put him ahead of number of them.
www.blackfilm.com /20040402/reviews/walkingtall.shtml   (626 words)

 WWE - The Rock - Standard film cells   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
After the "Nation" spilt The Rock joined another elite group of wrestlers known as the "Corporation" and began a memorable feud with Steve Austin.
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All film cells are hand selected to include the best possible scenes featuring key actors.
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 The Rock School - Rock Centre
The school's primary goal is to produce classically trained and versatile dancers, and for the past 40 years the school has done so.
Rock School alumni have achieved success in ballet companies aroundthe world, including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and others.
Rock sudents have also increasingly added Broadway and film to their professional credits.
www.therockschool.org /TRS/RSWeb/AdmRockCenter.php   (122 words)

 The Rundown Review Movie Review Film The Rundown: The Rock a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher ...
Before The Rock considers his retirement from the retrieval industry he is instructed to embark on one last mission by his superior.
The Rock is very skeptical about helping his employer's charge track down this elusive piece of jewelry but he agrees to go along with the agenda despite his reservations.
The Rock feels quite comfortable on the big screen as he continues to man handle the middling material he's given to add some of his infectious personality that conquered the WWE universe which turned him into a household name.
www.movieeye.com /reviews/read_movie_review/1709.html   (1081 words)

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The film stars scenester Anoushka as a young woman who aches to be a ‘punk rock star” and actor Pierre Clementi (“The Conformist”, “Belle De Jour”) as the man who wants her enough to try to make it happen.
The film reveals the private world of each artist and their creative process while simultaneously weaving in the execution of a 6 by 8 foot painting of John by Todd Schorr - captured over a ten-month period.
This feature length documentary chronicles the ground breaking, early 80’s punk rock band from their humble beginnings in the harbor town of San Pedro, CA to their tragic and untimely demise when lead signer and guitarist D. Boon was killed in a van accident in December of 1985.
dontknocktherock.com /filmschedule.html   (2313 words)

 BBC - Films - review - The Rock Deluxe Edition DVD
Michael Bay was also keen on getting things right, and persuaded the studio to let him film on Alcatraz after hearing his reasoning (which was: "I gotta shoot on this island because it's so f****** bitchin'").
His avid pupils fire away on a range, where they are encouraged to "shut down" other people's bodies by aiming for different hits on the body, rather than multiple hits in the same area.
It's actually quite impressive how they used marionettes on complex computer-controlled rigs to mimic divers' kicks, which were not filmed in water but in smoky darkness instead.
www.bbc.co.uk /films/2002/06/24/the_rock_deluxe_1996_dvd_review.shtml   (795 words)

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When rock 'n' roll was born, moviemakers were in the delivery room.
Audiences may have been startled to hear "Rock Around the Clock" during the opening credits of the 1955 film Blackboard Jungle – the first use of a rock song in a mainstream movie – but the producers had anticipated what would become the most popular form of music in history.
In the 1960s and '70s, the rock movie exploded – along with the country – with such epic concert films as Woodstock (not featured in the festival) and filmed versions of rock musicals, including Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell.
www.dallasnews.com /s/features/musicpoprock/BI_ROCKMOVIE.c9d3c3ad.html   (363 words)

 Anders' New Festival to Rock with Film, Bands and Punk Aerobics
Rock and roll films, including a Beatlemania parody, free concerts and even punk rock aerobics are some of the events planned for the first Don't Knock the Rock Festival, director (and founder) Allison Anders ("Things Behind the Sun," "Mi Vida Loca"), festival director Gianna Chachere of Slamdance and music director Tiffany Anders announced Wednesday.
She said that she had the idea for the festival while she teaching a UC Santa Barbara class on rock films.
The director, who said that she is currently writing "something" for HBO, said that she is looking forward to punk rock aerobics which will be held during the event, "We are Los Angeles after all, and we've got to put in fitness.
www.indiewire.com /onthescene/onthescene_030717rock.html   (613 words)

 The Rock mistakes, goofs and bloopers
Continuity: In the car chase scene, Mason is driving the stolen Hummer and he hits a meter maid truck sending it flying into a telephone pole and blowing it up.
They slow down the film a little here and show us this hit from several different angles including from above.
When they slow down the film you can see that the Hummer is turned sideways in the impact but in the next frame it drives off as if it had just tapped the meter truck and not slammed into it as shown.
www.moviemistakes.com /film1082   (1043 words)

 Filmtracks: The Rock (Hans Zimmer/Various)
The Rock: (Hans Zimmer and co.) This score is the ultimate culmination of efforts between the mass of Media Ventures artists.
The Rock represents every possible different motif these guys have written in the 1990s, and it makes for the type of album that you will either love or love to hate.
Overall, The Rock is a decent score, and is great fun in parts when heard in the film, but Zimmer and the others are capable of far better.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/rock.html   (620 words)

 WWE: Inside WWE > News > Archive > Breakthrough for The Rock
What happened for The Rock was nothing short of a breakthrough in his already stellar movie career.
The Rock’s latest flick, the thriller “Southland Tales” is one of only three American films, 19 worldwide, that has been chosen to compete for the coveted Palme d’or or Golden Palm award at the prestigious and legendary Cannes film festival.
Films are chosen to compete based strictly on their artistic merit.
www.wwe.com /inside/news/archive/breakthrough   (745 words)

 Wide Angle. About the Series. Film Descriptions | PBS
Salman Ahmad is the charismatic lead guitarist for the popular Pakistani rock group, Junoon.
WIDE ANGLE follows Salman Ahmed as he journeys to the tolerant, ancient city of Lahore and the fundamentalist stronghold of Peshawar to reveal the internal religious and political conflicts of nuclear-armed Pakistan.
Director Ruhi Hamid recently filmed and directed a two-part series for Channel 4, WOMEN AND ISLAM, which examines the status of women's lives in several Muslim countries.
www.pbs.org /wnet/wideangle/about/film_s2_f2.html   (279 words)

 UGO.com Film/TV - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Interview - Gridiron Gang
For the latest lowdown on what The Rock has cookin' in the movie world, kick back as we chat it up about football, his early years as a player, the status of Spy Hunter and whether The Rock ever sees himself getting back into the ring.
UGO: In the film, it seems like your portrayal of the character, despite coming from a very different environment, was able to relate to these kids.
THE ROCK: Oh, definitely, because even though he was white, he still came from a broken home, had an awful relationship with his dad, related to these kids, loved the game of football, and cared about trying to find a way to get through to these kids.
www.ugo.com /channels/filmtv/features/gridirongang/interview.asp   (866 words)

 Film-Forward Review: [PREY FOR ROCK AND ROLL]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Although the rock film genre has often been a recipe for disaster, Prey avoids the label with good hard-driving music, realistic ambiance and seemingly genuine tales of personal battles between musicians, managers and groupies.
The performances are generally excellent and Gina Gershon is to be admired for the energy that she exudes in taking on a rather difficult role.
However, the film fails badly when melodrama creeps in and the story of a rape, an ex-con and revenge takes over.
www.film-forward.com /prey.html   (260 words)

 Amazon.com: The Rock: DVD: Sean Connery,Nicolas Cage,Ed Harris,John Spencer,David Morse,William Forsythe,Michael ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The reason 'The Rock' falls behind his debut is obvious: Bay can't, to my mind, produce any sort of convincing dramatic effect; what little emotion the movie does evoke comes courtesy of the outstanding cast -- primarily Cage, Connery, and (by far the most of the bunch) Ed Harris.
The concept of 'The Rock' is intriguing and unique, but the problem that reveals itself fairly quickly is that Bay uses it as a catalyst to throw in action scenes around every corner.
The final standoff in the film, as well as the climactic scene of Cage injecting the holy needle into his heart as jets prepare to blow-up the island, is, in its own way, exhillirating and awesomely impressive.
www.amazon.com /Rock-Sean-Connery/dp/6304711891   (2250 words)

 IGN: Don't Knock The Rock
An annual three-day film and music event, the festival was founded by indie-filmmaker Allison Anders, in an effort to celebrate the historical rock and roll/cinematic roots of Hollywood, CA through film screenings and music events.
The focus is to combine a program of past films that were radical in their day and finding new work that embodies that same spirit in form, technique, or content to present a fan-based three-day festival that is entertaining, adventurous, insightful and transcends expectations.
Seeing rock films with an audience and hearing great bands with a crowd makes me forget the commerce of both industries and celebrates the cooler reasons we work in either film or music.
music.ign.com /articles/533/533416p1.html   (750 words)

 'The Rock' news, and the man himself on 'Doom' - The Hollywood News
The Rock is in town at the moment promoting Be Cool and whilst hre he spoke to Empire Online about his role in the upcoming video gama adaptation of 'Doom'.
In today's Variety, it was also revealed that 'Rock' may star opposite Van Wilder himself Ryan Reynolds in 'Ride Along', a film about a hardened cop who dissaproves of his sister's new relationship with a fellow schoolteacher (Reynolds).
Busy boy Rock is also next up in Gridiron Gang, about a counselor at a juvenile detention center who teaches the kids to learn self-esteem through football.
www.thehollywoodnews.com /article/09030503.php   (406 words)

 The Rock Church - Lynnwood, WA - Film & Faith
One of the ways we engage our culture is to view and discuss film.
Just because a particular movie is being reviewed or discussed does not mean that the leadership of The Rock is personally giving their endorsement to its content and/or its theological underpinnings.
Our intent is to honestly dialogue about the films and what they are communicating to society at large.
www.therockfamily.org /app/w_page.php?id=47&type=section   (110 words)

 The Rock Film Review - Time Out Film
The Rock, of course, is Alcatraz, prison-turned-tourist site, which is seized by disgruntled, decorated-to-hell General Harris with his elite corps (psycho captain, loyal colonel); they take 83 hostages and aim four VX-gas missiles at San Francisco; the rockets will be fired unless pensions are provided for the families of dead, 'deniable' Special Forces.
The twist here is getting Navy SEALS into the rock to take the bastards out.
Step forward as team-leaders reluctant heroes Cage, a Beatles-lovin' FBI boffin with chemical-weapons badges, and ex-SAS officer Sean Connery, the only man to escape from Alcatraz, and presently serving 30-odd years for obtaining US government secrets.
www.timeout.com /film/76858.html   (210 words)

 The Rock - Rotten Tomatoes
The Rock is the Guy Movie to end all Guy Movies, a ridiculously overblown summer testosterone blowout right down to the Wagnerian strains of the soundtrack and its stunningly high body count.
Excitement may be The Rock's selling point, but it has plenty more to offer than you bargained for.
When film more or less took over melodrama from the theater ninety years ago, it proudly provided real oceans instead of canvas waves rippled by stagehands; but the plots remained humbug...
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/1072011-rock   (806 words)

 Orlando Weekly - Film Review - Reach the Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
"Reach the Rock" is the latest flick from John Hughes, the man who transformed teen-sex comedies into intimate, serio-comic dramas.
Although I haven’t seen it, I am eager to see how Hughes integrated the contents of this brilliant CD into the movie.
The songs on "Reach the Rock" have a surprisingly mature ambience, a far cry from the pop anthems woven into "The Breakfast Club." Chicago master musician John McEntire composed, performed and recorded seven of the 12 songs here.
www.orlandoweekly.com /film/review.asp?rid=8267   (159 words)

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