Peter Travers' 2012 Summer Movie Preview

From 'The Avengers' to 'The Campaign,' the season's 10 must-see flicks

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'Rock of Ages'
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'Rock of Ages'

In Theaters: June 15th

"It's a challenge – I learned electric guitar, acoustic and singing." That's Tom Cruise. You heard me. As 1980s rock god Stacee Jaxx in Adam Shankman's film version of the Broadway hit Rock of Ages, Cruise is fueled by sex, drugs and ample doses of rock & roll. He's primed to  tear it up on Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive." Cruise is not the whole story, which zeroes in on two pretty young things (Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta) trying to make it in the killer world of Los Angeles music. There's also Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand as club owners in love. But Cruise is the dude creating all the advance buzz. They're already talking Oscar. 

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