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Author Topic: This will make you tap your foot.  (Read 92 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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  • Leading industry women spoke out passionately about sexual harassment ? but some female film-makers said they continued to be mistreatedIn the post-Weinstein era, it looked as if this year?s Cannes film festival was going to be different. A sexual harassment hotline was launched by the festival, and 82 powerful industry women staged a demonstration on the steps of the Palais des Festivals. Two days later, a panel of women from the international #MeToo, Times Up and 5050x2020 movements spoke passionately about their work, before the festival?s director signed a pledge for gender parity. It was a historic moment and strangers smiled and chatted to each other, high on hope.There was a more uncomfortable atmosphere at the closing ceremony, when actor Asia Argento spoke out. ?In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes. I was 21 years old. This festival was his hunting ground.? Continue reading...
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  • post Gaspar Noé: 'Six people walked out of Climax? No! I usually have 25%' - 22 May
  • The director?s violent, sexually charged films repel as many viewers as they entrance ? but at Cannes, almost everyone loved his latest, LSD-soaked dance drama Climax. So where did he go wrong?The Cannes equivalent of a Sunday service is the 8.30am screening of Gaspar Noé?s Climax, in a basement cinema beside the casino. Once inside, the congregation (all sleep-deprived, many hungover) are treated to the complete matins, a kind of prolonged grand-mal seizure set to music. There?s sex and there?s violence. There?s coke-snorting and mouth-frothing. A corridor is patrolled by a lumbering giant wearing a fright wig and a kilt. A utility closet contains a hysterical child screaming about cockroaches. And then, near the end, we get a sermon printed on the screen in letters 10ft tall. ?Death is an extraordinary experience,? it says.The Franco-Argentine director has grown used to outraging audiences, driving punters from the theatre like a shepherd chasing his flock. But here?s the thing: Climax is promptly greeted by almost uniformly glowing reviews. Critics are claiming it?s his most fully realised, purely exciting film to date. And now, for perhaps the first time in his life, it?s Noé?s turn to be outraged. He says: ?I must be doing something wrong. I have to take a long holiday and rethink my career.?
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  • post Is anyone really desperate to see Solo: A Star Wars Story? - 22 May
  • The Han Solo prequel is one Star Wars movie we don?t really need. No wonder excitement levels around it are unexceptional, to say the leastThis week marks the release of a new Star Wars movie, focusing on arguably the most loved character in the history of the franchise ? swashbuckling cosmic bad-boy Han Solo. Everything about Solo: A Star Wars Story suggests it should be steaming into cinemas on the back of a roaring hype train, but that?s not so. Compared with the rabid fan anticipation that preceded The Force Awakens in 2015 and last year?s divisive The Last Jedi, the publicity build-up to Solo is muted, like Chewbacca with a sore throat. Related: Solo: A Star Wars Story review ? Han Solo origins film is boisterous bromance Continue reading...
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  • ?We were listed as deceased on IMDb. Our parents started getting condolence calls? Continue reading...
  • post Patricia Morison, star of Broadway and Hollywood, dies aged 103 - 20 May
  • Morison found fame in Kiss Me, Kate, The King and I and moreMovie roles included many femmes fatale and villainsPatricia Morison, who originated the role of an overemotional diva in the Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate, starred on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I and appeared in films with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, died on Sunday at the age of 103.
    Morison died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, publicist Harlan Boll said. Morison?s death was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter. Continue reading...
  • post Luc Besson under investigation over rape allegation - 20 May
  • French director denies ?fantasist accusations? that he drugged and raped womanFrench police are investigating the film director Luc Besson after a 27-year-old woman filed a rape complaint against him.The unnamed woman, a film actor, went to police on Friday morning alleging she had been raped by Besson, 59, in a Paris hotel on Thursday night. Continue reading...
  • post Cannes 2018: unfancied Japanese film Shoplifters takes Palme d'Or - 19 May
  • Spike Lee and Jean-Luc Godard were also among the prizewinners at the 71st annual film festival
    In a surprise verdict, the Japanese film Shoplifters, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, has been awarded the Palme d?Or for main feature at the close of the Cannes film festival. ?The ending blew us out of the cinema,? said jury president Cate Blanchett.Beating a field of 21, including two or three titles that had been hotly tipped for the top by the critics, the film took the prestigious prize on Saturday night ahead of the screening of the final film of the festival, Terry Gilliam?s long-awaited adaptation of Cervantes, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Continue reading...
  • post Cannes 2018: Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters wins the Palme d'Or ? as it happened - 19 May
  • Spike Lee?s Trump-baiting comedy BlacKkKlansman takes runner-up grand jury prize, while Capernaum, by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, comes in third 8.40pm BST Things are quieting down here, so I?ll be heading off. Pop over to Guardian film in the next hour or so for our full report on this year?s winners, as well as Peter Bradshaw?s reaction to the awards. Burning was snubbed, I say! Thanks and good night. 8.31pm BST So, after 71 editions of the film festival Jane Campion remains the only female director in Cannes history to have won the Palme d?Or. Given this year?s jury was female-majority, we?re unlikely to hear as much criticism over the decision to not reward a female director as we have in recent years. However, there remains a pretty striking disparity between men and women here, one underlined by the red carpet protest that took place last weekend, and which you can read about here: Related: Cate Blanchett and Kristen Stewart join silent women's protest on Cannes red carpet Continue reading...

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