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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018): The Things I Liked…

Bohemian Rhapsody(2018), Rami Malek
Bohemian Rhapsody(2018), Rami Malek

Directed by Bryan Singer and starring Rami Malek as late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody is a movie I really enjoyed. I’m certain that the ‘behind the scenes access’ it felt like the film was providing is a big part of the reason why.

Prior to watching, I didn’t quite know how moving and tragic Mercury’s story was. Now considering all the highs and lows in his life, it was just perfection that 1985’s dual-venue benefit concert, Live Aid, happened the way it did and that Queen were there to deliver their forever legendary performance.

There’s no doubt in my mind that Malek is well-cast especially in terms of his acting talent. Nevertheless, it would have been super if facially he looked a bit more like Mercury. Especially since the rest of Queen seemed to resemble their real life counterparts quite a bit. This is basically the only complaint (if one can call it that) that I have about Singer’s movie. 

Overall, I had a great time watching the brotherhood between the band members, adored Freddie’s wit and charm, especially liked the footage of the band’s time in the studio and during the very important negotiation before the song Bohemian Rhapsody was released. There’s also the moments of true and beautiful friendship that may stand out for you; they certainly did for me.

I say, watch Bohemian Rhapsody for all the reasons including the great music. Music I enjoyed so much that I found myself wishing that I’d been there on that special day at London, England’s Wembley Arena on July 13th, 1985.

Happy Film Loving 


X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (2016): New Trailer Starring Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence…

X-Men Apocalypse (2016), James McAvoy - Charles Xavier
X-Men Apocalypse (2016), James McAvoy – Charles Xavier

Friday has arrived with a trailer starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence that I wasn’t aware was missing from my week.

Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse is the latest instalment of the X-Men franchise and it looks good…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

I like both trailers, the specific footage  and dialogue is great especially for trailer one. What I’m less keen on is the continued use of the music first heard at 1:10. I feel as though once was quite enough.

Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence  all return for this instalment, along with some new mutants.

Release date(s): May 19th, 2016 (UK), May 27th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂