Back in early June I was hanging out on what was one of favorite hangouts in the outskirts of Overtown, a place called ‘Bar’ (or Black Bar to some) right next to Vagabond. I learn that Bar is closing by July to our dismay (only to re-open as Mamushkas later on). But during all this commotion I find out a movie set will be built right down that whole block, “Rock of Ages” (yes, from the musical), starring a whole bunch of people. Quite exciting since my friends and I hang around that area all the time, who knows we might run into Tom Cruise or Catherine Zeta-Jones. Maybe even be an extra!

If you’re from Miami you know, though Downtown is getting a great face-lift, some areas are still quite shady. None-the-less, enter Hollywood professionals to completely remodel two blocks worth of Real-Estate. The colors, typography, the feel just all very delicious. Of course, like you, I thought “I need to do a shoot here before they tare this all down!” So we did.

I called my lady friend Arlene Delgado (@ArleneTime) and we did a quick photo sesh right there. I’m still yet to upload all the photos but I did a couple below just so you can get the feel of it.

The trailer was released today! Was really cool to see it in person, but then to actually see it all did’ up in the movie trailer was fantastic! Below is the photo session with Arlene, movie trailer, movie stills and set photos.

Pretty dang cool.

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Rock of Ages Movie Trailer

Movie Info

“Rock of Ages” tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.

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Director: Adam Shankman

Cast: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Ackerman, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise

Writers: Justin Theroux, Chris D’Arienzo, Allan Loeb

Copyright © 2012 Warner Bros. Pictures

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Movie Set Cast/Staff

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Pictured – ROCK OF AGES Director Adam Shankman and the ROCK OF AGES cast and crew on the circa 1987 Sunset Strip set in Miami.

Photo credit: David James