Hollywood Rocks! Jack Foster

Hollywood Rocks! Jack Foster
Despite being oversaturated with coverage, the ’80s hair metal scene continues to be the subject of documentaries reliving the "glory days.” As latest full-length feature Hollywood Rocks! proves though, there’s nothing else to tell. The years of men with makeup, half-assed rock’n’roll and more interest in groupies and drugs than substantial careers left a shallow pool to pull from. In the vein of — but inferior to — classic cult doc The Decline Of The Western Civilization: The Metal Years, Hollywood Rocks! focuses on the Hollywood Sunset Strip scene via interviews with genre luminaries, including Ratt, Great White, L.A. Guns, Warrant and Quiet Riot. Hearing these middle-aged men brag about how great it was snorting half of Columbia and nailing sluts over stock, non-copyrighted footage (used again and again) isn’t exactly enlightening though, and Foster fails to delve deeper. There isn’t anywhere else to go. Even the horrific laptop editing suite production values make Hollywood Rocks! feel as cheap and superficial as the music it brags about. No extras. (Cleopatra)