Latest The Rocker Stories
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.
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.
By Rick Bentley Rainn Wilson joins the growing list of actors spawned from the Jerry Lewis school of acting.
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.
By Chris Gladden Special to The Roanoke Times The year is 1986, a time when heavy-metal hair bands reigned.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Rob Lowman Rainn Wilson gives a comic beat to "The Rocker," a movie that is otherwise the equivalent of generic rock.
- totally perplexed and mixed up.