See Toy Story 4 in theatres Summer 2019! Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”), Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.
I was just a kid when Freddie Mercury passed away, so I never got to see Freddie with Queen in concert and wasn’t too familiar with their music (besides the big radio hits) until I became an adult.
That being said, I saw the preview for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ recently while seeing another movie at the theater and thought it looked good. My husband was very interested in seeing it, so we decided to go.
I’d heard mixed reviews about ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, and of course with it’s release so close to ‘A Star Is Born’, there has been comparisons between the two films. I read the reviews and comparisons, and like I do with most things, I went into this movie with an open mind.
I was intrigued right from the start, the film caught my interest from the first scene and kept me glued until the credits. One of the first things I noticed and loved was that Mercury, played by actor Rami Malek, was unapologetically himself. He was so confident with who he was as a person as well as his musical abilities; and acted and dressed in ways we would refer to as “extra” these days, but that was who he was and he owned it! He was also portrayed in a very endearing light; I immediately liked him and became attached to his character.
I felt the story flowed very well, showing us a glimpse into his family life, then how he met the guys he would would eventually form Queen with, and segued nicely into how he met and formed a relationship with Mary. I have read that Freddie Mercury was very private about his personal life, and I felt that the movie revealed just enough to let the audience know who he was as a person and a performer, while still respecting his privacy and legacy.
One of the things I didn’t like about the aforementioned ‘A Star Is Born’ is that the plot moved too quickly, it made the movie seem far fetched, like a person wouldn’t rise to fame THAT quickly with zero setbacks. I didn’t feel that way about ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at all, it moved along at the perfect pace, telling all the important details of his story.
Going into this movie as a person who wasn’t terribly familiar with Mercury or Queen, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought the movie would be good, I didn’t think it would make me feel so much. Seeing Freddie own who he was as a person, made me think about how I…no, we, all of us, should own who we are! Show the world your talents, your quirks, your whole self and never apologize for being who you are! I loved learning about what an extraordinary talented man Freddie Mercury was! It made me wish I was more familiar with him and the music of Queen before seeing this film. I was anticipating a slightly different ending, but I’m not upset with how the movie was wrapped up. Also, as a cat lady myself, I was over the moon with how much Freddie loved his cats!! I squealed each time he talked to his cats and when he asked to speak to them on the phone while he was away on tour. It was a little quirk that others may have found strange, but I found relatable and endearing.
I’m not sure this is a typical tearjerker movie for most, but for me, I got very attached to Freddy’s character, and found myself crying multiple times throughout the movie. If you cry easily like I do, I suggest bringing some tissues with you!
I will end on this note, whether you are a fan of Queen or somewhat unfamiliar with them, I think you will enjoy this film. At the very least, I hope it inspires you to be confident in who you are as a person and show the world YOU without ever apologizing or holding back! ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was very well done, and I will go see it again in the theater. I am not a “go see it again in the theater” type of person, I never do that, but for this one I have to, I loved it.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that a Breaking Bad movie is in the works. There aren’t many details available as of now, but the movie will be two hours long.
According to THR, the BB creator, Vince Gilligan, is working on the film and would also direct and executive produce said film.
It’s unclear if the film would be for television or theatric release.
AMC Theaters launches their Stubs A-List subscription plan in the Summer, and at the time of the announcement said their goal for the plan is to get to 500,000 subscribers by their one year mark. Well, they are just days away from reaching that milestone.
That 500,000 mark is about 7 months ahead of schedule and is a good sign for the theater chain. Since the launch of the program, we’ve seen MoviePass, the failed movie subscription company that started it all, lose subscribers by the bucket load.
With the announcement that they are close to their year one target, the chain also announced a price hike in major markets like Los Angeles and New York, a move that may see some backlash from consumers. Personally, I don’t mind spending $19.99 a month to be able to watch 12 movies at no extra cost. The new price in certain markets will be $23, a reasonable price for these markets.
I hope that with the higher price we see a slightly higher discount on concessions or a better reward program for A-List members.
The Queen biopic starring Remi Malik is doing great numbers at the box office.
Bohemian Rhapsody is killing it. They have grossed $50M in domestic ticket sales and $75M in international ticket sales.
We went to see Bohemian Rhapsody, and thought it was a good movie, but not great. Critics have also been saying
Freddie Mercury is one of, if not THE biggest name in rock and roll music. The flamboyant singer of Queen was known for being just that: flamboyant and extremely talented.
The Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody chronicles the life of Mercury from when he joins Brian May and Rodger Taylor to form Queen. And from there, the movie progresses really quickly into the rise of the band.
They go from playing a few pub gigs to selling their van and recording a record that would lead to the success of ‘Killer Queen’, to being mega chart topping band releasing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
The movie progresses extremely fast. Too fast for a movie that is over 2 hours long. Which is where my criticism of the movie comes in.
Disclaimer, I am not a massive historian when it comes to Queen and Freddie, so I don’t know if the band really struggled. However, what I was looking forward to as a fan of music and loving to see the rise of bands was the struggle. I didn’t see any struggle for the band.
Mercury’s sex life was (and is) a huge focus on the movie. His sex life would lead to his untimely death at 45.
The movie is good. If you like Queen, you will like seeing the dramatization of how the band formed and recorded music. I felt like they did a really good job integrating the music into the movie.
Remi Malik did an incredible job playing Mercury. I am not sure how much of Malik’s acting was really representing Mercury or how much of it was “hollywood”, but it was really good acting.
If you’re looking for an in-depth look into the life of Freddy Mercury or the rise of Queen, this movie doesn’t do that too much. If you’re looking for a nice movie that briefly touches the bands successes, then you will really enjoy this.
Warning: Minor spoilers
Thirteen Days after its initial premier in Los Angeles, Venom, has sparked a disagreement between critics and fans as to the quality of the film. Critics around the web have been underwhelmed by the project, while fans have been delightfully surprised. Why is this? Are we as fans just not smart enough to catch the terrible nuances of the film? Or have critics become disconnected from the rest of us?
I’d like to make clear that I am by no means an expert or critic. I am a devoted fan of all things superhero, but I have never been invited to a silver screen opening, and my paycheck has never been involved. I would also like to be clear, while I have extensive comic book knowledge, this is a review of the movie. Points will not be given or taken based on its adherence to any established lore.
I firmly believe Venom is the best non-Marvel (owned) superhero movie since Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy. While D.C. and X-men have done their best to compete over the last few years, objectively, Marvel has dominated the market. This has been due not only to Marvel’s careful handling of overarching plot throughout the Avengers films, but also to their competitors failure to offer anything comparable.
This started a trend in the superhero movie industry. Films either fell into the dark and gritty D.C. style movie or the sarcastic and light-hearted world of the Marvel films. All heroes owned by other companies (X-Men with Fox, Deadpool with Fox, Spiderman with Sony, etc) were responding to Marvel’s establishment of new storytelling techniques. Disney has slowly swallowed every name on the list until D.C. has become one of the only competitors still left to make movies outside of the Marvel world.
I am no lawyer and could not explain how, but Venom belongs to Sony even after Marvel has taken over Spiderman.
What made this movie so satisfying to me as a viewer was its unwillingness to respond to the Marvel Franchise. There was humor in the movie, but it was not a cheap imitation of Marvel’s dialogue. There was grittiness in the film, but it was not some avant-garde attempt to go against Marvel’s “good always wins mentality”. The film allowed its Venom to explore the possibility of existing. This is what interested me as a fan.
I acknowledge the film had quite a few mechanical issues, for example, why can Riot turn into shapes that Venom seems to struggle with? Is this similar to one person being trained in martial arts and another being a civilian? Why would Venom, a low level alien who has nothing to gain, be sent on an expedition that could yield billions of life forms for his kind to feed on, if he is some kind of “loser” in his world? We would never send a “loser”—why would they?
While these concerns still exist for me, I am excited to see how the series answers these questions. Carnage is a villain even more terrifying than our current loose cannon symbiote. If you are fan of the superhero genre and would like to see a film focus on itself rather than worrying about what Marvel’s doing, I would highly recommend this film for you.