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Author Topic: This will make you tap your foot.  (Read 323 times)


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This will make you tap your foot.
« on: May 15, 2018, 06:12:39 PM »
Coming in October - Teaser Trailer debuted today.

Bohemian Rhapsody

First footage goes online of long-in-development film about big-selling British rockers, starring Mr Robot?s Rami MalekThe first full trailer of the long-gestating Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, has been released onto the internet. Starring Mr Robot?s Rami Malek as Mercury, the band?s exuberant lead singer who died in 1991, anticipation had been stoked on Monday with a short teaser on Queen?s official Youtube channel.The film has been in the works since at least 2010, when it was announced that Sacha Baron Cohen was to play Mercury; however, Baron Cohen left the project in 2013 citing ?creative differences? with Mercury?s former bandmates, with guitarist Brian May later calling Baron Cohen ?an arse?


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Re: This will make you tap your foot.
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 07:30:06 PM »
Ooh, I really want to see this! The likeness between the actor playing Freddy Mercury and the real Freddy Mercury is almost uncanny!


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Re: This will make you tap your foot.
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 03:13:18 AM »
I regret to say I never liked Queen, nor their music.
I found them appallingly arrogant and rude, especially Freddy Mercury.


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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 08:15:36 AM »
Ooh, I really want to see this! The likeness between the actor playing Freddy Mercury and the real Freddy Mercury is almost uncanny!

Don't I feel old.  I've never heard of him.   :fav255:

I've heard the band name, Queen.  Definitely remember that song - but Freddy who?


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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 01:58:29 PM »
I'm looking forward to this too. I grew up listening to Queen because my mum was a fan


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  • With the Snatch film-maker?s live-action adaptation of the Disney film on its way, what will his ?non-traditional? take on the tale be like? We?ve got a few ideas...[Slow-motion chase through a market scene. Aladdin (Mena Massoud, overdubbed by Jason Statham) is sprinting away from the police. He hops over an inexplicable Arabian market eel stand, skids through the legs of a camel dressed like a Pearly King, hides behind the tapered base of an ogee arch and violently punches a policeman in the face, blood spraying in an arc in perfect, half-speed 3D] Continue reading...
  • post David Oyelowo: ?We don't give black and brown actors the chance to fail? - 20 October
  • A new BBC documentary explores race and Hollywood in the wake of Moonlight?s Oscar win. The actor, along with other film-makers, asks whether that moment actually made a difference?There?s a mistake. Moonlight. You guys won best picture. This is not a joke. Come up here.? The fiasco of the 2017 Oscars, when retro musical La La Land was initially, erroneously, given the best picture statue, was unfortunate beyond the unbearable cringe of the mix-up itself. The kerfuffle obscured the fact that Barry Jenkins?s coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up gay in Florida had just made history: a film with an all-black cast, with a story not about racism or slavery but simply contemporary black people?s lives, had won the Academy?s top prize.It?s the watershed moment that opens Black Hollywood: ?They?ve Gotta Have Us?, a new documentary series by the artist and photographer Simon Frederick. The three-part oral history of black cinema replays that Academy Awards debacle, then spools back to laud cinema?s original black trailblazers. Moonlight is to some extent presented as the full stop at the end of a story about a fight for representation. So was it a new dawn or is there much more work to do? What happened next? Continue reading...
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  • Salem witch hysteria gets a Maga makeover in Sam Levinson?s satirical thriller about digital privacy and the patriarchyEvery American presidency gets the extreme horror film that it deserves, and the Maga-era US has now got Assassination Nation, which could as well be called Confrontation Nation or Indignation Nation ? a new spin on the Salem witch hysteria, a full-on splattery meltdown far from Arthur Miller, written and directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Sam Levinson.A mysterious hacker (whose IP address discloses a location in Moscow, of all places) gets access to the internet search histories, digital photos and text conversations of everyone in the respectable American town of Salem ? and proceeds to dump them online, thus revealing how, in 2018, people?s private lives and imaginations have become extensively pornified by the internet. Continue reading...
  • post The Hate U Give's Amandla Stenberg on bringing Black Lives Matter to the box office - 19 October
  • Stenberg is the star of a new adaptation of the YA novel phenomenon. The actor, and the film?s director, discuss cinema?s new generation of resistance
    Any resemblance between The Hate U Give and your average teen movie evaporates about 20 minutes in, when 16-year-old Starr Carter, played by Amandla Stenberg, witnesses a police officer shoot dead her friend Khalil at point-blank range. By this stage, Starr?s father has already given her The Talk, the time-honoured ritual where African-American parents instruct their children how to behave if stopped by the police: be polite, stay calm, put your hands where they can see them. When their car is pulled over, Starr follows the drill. Khalil reaches for a hairbrush. The police officer thinks it?s a gun. That?s all it takes.The Hate U Give is fictional, but barely. To see the stricken expression on Stenberg?s face during the shooting scene is to recall Diamond Reynolds, partner of Philando Castile, who livestreamed the aftermath of Castile?s 2016 police shooting from the passenger seat while he bled to death beside her. The victims? names have almost become a mantra: Castile, Freddie Gray, Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland ? all young African Americans killed by law enforcement, each an avoidable tragedy. Continue reading...
  • post Tell us: how does it feel to watch a classic film on first release? - 19 October
  • As audio of frenzied audience reactions to the original Halloween has gone viral, we want to hear your stories of seeing defining films at the cinemaThe much-hyped release of the latest Halloween installment (tipped to break records with a $70m opening) has led many to think back to the film that started it all back in 1978.While there have been rankings aplenty, there?s also been a rather fascinating video going viral that gives us an idea of what it would have been like to see the original on the big screen. Audio from the time has been matched with remastered footage and the result is a nifty leap back in time when Michael Myers was still a terrifyingly unknown quantity. Continue reading...
  • post 'Rescue yourself!': Keira Knightley on why her daughter can't watch Cinderella - 19 October
  • Knightley has ?banned? the Disney princess film, while Kristen Bell uses Snow White to teach her children about lack of consentActors Keira Knightley and Kristen Bell have both commented on their unease about using Disney princesses as role models for their children.Speaking on the Ellen Show, Knightley said her daughter (who was born in 2015) was ?banned? from watching Cinderella, which Disney produced as a cartoon in 1950 and a live-action film in 2015. ?[Cinderella] waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don?t. Rescue yourself! Obviously.? Continue reading...
  • post Tom Hooper's Cats film to be gender flipped as Judi Dench joins cast - 19 October
  • Dench is to play elderly mog Deuteronomy, a role traditionally played by a man, in adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musicalHaving already herded Taylor Swift, James Cordon, Jennifer Hudson and Ian McKellen, director Tom Hooper has added two new arrivals to the Cats litter.On Wednesday it was announced that Idris Elba is to join the cast of his movie version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical as Macavity, the villain of the piece. On Friday, Judi Dench was also added, playing Old Deuteronomy, the Jellicle leader who is kidnapped by Macavity. Continue reading...
  • post Javier Bardem condemns 'public lynching' of Woody Allen - 19 October
  • The Spanish actor has spoken in defence of the director, calling him a ?genius? with whom he?d work again immediatelyJavier Bardem has spoken out in support of Woody Allen, who directed him and his wife Penélope Cruz in the 2008 comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona.Bardem?s comments emerged from a masterclass at the Lumiere festival in Lyon, France. The Spanish actor, who also appeared in the 007 film Skyfall and won an Oscar for best supporting actor for the Coen brothers? No Country for Old Men, said he would be happy to work for Allen again. Continue reading...
  • post Judy Blume's Are You There God? It?s Me, Margaret to be adapted for film - 18 October
  • After half a century of batting off Hollywood offers, beloved US children?s author agrees to movie version of her best-known novelForty-eight years after its publication, Judy Blume?s seminal young adult novel, Are You There God? It?s Me, Margaret, is to be adapted for cinema.Following many decades rejecting the advances of film producers, Blume tweeted in August that she was having meetings in Hollywood to discuss possible movie versions of her books, and invited readers? opinions on which title would be best suited to the big screen. ?I think the time has come,? she said. Continue reading...
  • post Detective allegedly urged Weinstein accuser to delete material from phone - 17 October
  • Nicholas DiGaudio told accuser to remove information she did not want seen before handing cellphone over, prosecutors saidA police detective already facing allegations that he coached a witness in Harvey Weinstein?s criminal sexual assault case was accused on Wednesday of urging one of the movie mogul?s accusers to delete material from her cellphones before she handed them over to prosecutors.The Manhattan district attorney?s office detailed the alleged misconduct in a letter to Weinstein?s lawyer that was made public. Continue reading...

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