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2008-09-28 15:00:25

By CROOT, James THE ROCKER (M) Directed by Peter Cattaneo * * * Reviewed by James Croot -------------------- Twenty years ago Robert "Fish" Fishman (Rainn Wilson) was on the cusp of heavy-metal stardom; now he sells metal racking in Cleveland.

2008-08-28 21:00:25

By JASON SILVERSTEIN Would anyone even care about "The Rocker" if Rainn Wilson wasn't in it? After all, it's your typical dime-a-dozen comedy where a simple trailer viewing tells you everything you need to know, including the fact that it's probably not the wisest choice at the multiplex.

2008-08-24 15:00:24

By Rick Bentley Rainn Wilson joins the growing list of actors spawned from the Jerry Lewis school of acting.

2008-08-23 09:00:35

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot IT'S NEVER too late to rock 'n' roll in the good-natured and pleasantly entertaining "The Rocker." It's all about a geezer (41?) who was almost a big rock star in the last century, but now is stuck in a desk job.

2008-08-23 03:00:23

By Chris Gladden Special to The Roanoke Times The year is 1986, a time when heavy-metal hair bands reigned.

2008-08-23 00:00:24

By GREG HERNANDEZ It looks like the dog days of summer have arrived at the multiplex. A quartet of new movies is out in wide release this week, but they'll be hard-pressed to dislodge the Ben Stiller comedy "Tropic Thunder" from the No. 1 spot.

2008-08-22 12:00:34

By Jason Foster Stories about rock bands have often translated into good movies. "This is Spinal Tap,""That Thing You Do,""Almost Famous" and "School of Rock" all come to mind.

2008-08-22 00:00:24

By Christy Lemire REVIEW The Rocker HH RATING: PG-13 (drug and sexual references, nudity and language) DIRECTOR: Peter Cattaneo CAST: Rainn Wilson, Josh Gad, Teddy Geiger and Emma Stone THEATERS: Marquee Cinemas, Park Place Stadium Cinemas "The Rocker" might really have rocked if it didn't feel like a cover of a couple of superior comedies.

2008-08-21 15:00:43

By Ellen McCarthy "Dwight has saved me in soooo many way," Rainn Wilson loudly declares by phone while tooling through the San Fernando Valley last week.

2008-08-21 00:00:31

By Rob Lowman Rainn Wilson gives a comic beat to "The Rocker," a movie that is otherwise the equivalent of generic rock.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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