FMP Ep. 048 – ‘Rock of Ages’ / Top 5 Best Movie Musicals

Rock of Ages (2012) Tom Cruise, Best Movie Musicals

Alex and Phil get theatrical for the latest edition of the Film Misery Podcast as they each countdown their top 5 best movie musicals of all-time. Before getting to that they share similar opinions on the new jukebox movie musical Rock of Ages. Throughout the recording Phil has to continually stop Alex from bursting into song as the discussion begins to include classic movie musicals.

Show Schedule:

  • 00:32 – 02:07 – Introduction
  • 02:07 – 28:17 – Review of Rock of Ages
  • 29:26 – 36:02 – Ridley Scott Poll and New Question of the Week
  • 36:58 – 1:01:48 – Top 5 Movie Musicals of All-Time
  • 1:02:42 – 1:06:06 – Recommendations and Contact Information


  • Music for Episode 48 was from the Rock of Ages soundtrack. [Amazon]
  • Tracks played included “Wanted: Dead or Alive,” “We Built This City,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” and “Don’t Stop Believing.”

Show Notes:

  • Phil Kollar can be read at his new site Polygon.
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Question of the Week:

  • What are your top 5 movie musicals of all-time? Post your answer below!

Next Week:

  • Next week we will be reviewing the new Pixar film Brave.
  • We will also be reviewing the new comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

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  • Austin Brewer

    Of the seven Ridley Scott movies I’ve seen I only like three of them: Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven Director’s Cut, and American Gangster. The other ones being Gladiator, Robin Hood, and obviously Alien and Blade Runner.

  • I don’t have as wide a musical experience as I’d like, but I do have three that safely hit the tops for me.

    3. West Side Story
    2. Moulin Rouge!
    1. Dancer in the Dark – Lars von Trier’s astounding and devastating take on the genre. Always crashes gloriously into my gut!

  • This has to be one of my favorite episodes, i was looking forward to Rock of Ages for the reason that i love Glee but now i think i am going to avoid it. I am a fan of Musical genre but i don’t really like the Jukebox musicals.

    Singin’ in the Rain and West Side Story were one of my first movie musical experiences but from the more recent ones, my Top 4 are:

    4. Moulin Rouge
    3. Chicago
    2. The Sound of Music
    1. The Wizard of Oz

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