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Title: Bohemian Rhapsody
Post by: Eddie on December 10, 2018, 09:19:19 AM
I was never a Queen fan in the early days. At the time Live Aid happened, I didn't even own a stereo. Or a computer, I don't think.

 I had just graduated from four really, really busy years of trying not to flunk out of dental school (I actually graduated near the top of the class, but I was worried until the day we walked and I passed the boards). We had 2 little kids and had just moved our broke asses to Houston for my residency.

My exposure to Queen was greatly augmented by watching those Mike Myers movies....Party on, Wayne.

But most of you probably know that Queen's performance at Wembley Stadium in July 1985 has been voted in many polls to be the best rock music performance of all time.

The movie reprises that performance, and after I watched the movie last night, we watched the original, and it is hard to tell them apart. The actors  look EXACTLY like the real members of the band.

Anyway, it was a very worthy show. Even though you know it ends badly, no spoiler alert needed.

Actual performance

Movie Trailer

Even though I knew there was a Mike Myers cameo, it sneaked by me. That was well done.
Title: Re: Bohemian Rhapsody
Post by: Surly1 on December 10, 2018, 09:36:22 AM
My own experience was much the same as yours. I was never great queen fan back in the day, but went to see the movie over Thanksgiving vacation, whichd attracted standing room only crowd at three in the afternoon on a Saturday. Absolutely outstanding in every way. And I also didn’t realize I was watching Mike Myers and his cameo. Just astounding.
Title: Re: Bohemian Rhapsody
Post by: azozeo on December 10, 2018, 11:57:19 AM
I met Freddy Mercury mano y mano once. Late 70's 77/78

It was in the TWA terminal at LAX, in the underground tunnel that connected the ticket counter & boarding area.

Place was empty, surprising enough. I was getting ready to board the escalator up to the gates & Freddy was just
stepping off the escalator down. I was in my uniform as a TWA employee & he was dressed casual.
I asked him for his autograph & he obliged. Nice guy.   :icon_sunny:

Title: Bohemian Rhapsody Makes History as Highest-Grossing Music Biopic of All Time
Post by: Surly1 on December 14, 2018, 12:47:39 PM
Bohemian Rhapsody Makes History as Highest-Grossing Music Biopic of All Time (

Singing to the tune of $608.7 million.
Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

Is this the real life?Bohemian Rhapsody,the Queen movie starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, has been such a rapturous success at the box office that it is now the highest-grossing music biopic of all time, according to Deadline. The film recently sailed past the $600-million mark at the box office, bringing its total global haul to $608.7 million.

This new box-office record places it above previous record holders like N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton($201 million worldwide).Bohemian Rhapsody has also already shot past wildly successful movie musicals like last year’s The Greatest Showman($434 million) and this year’s Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again($393 million), and is now on track to surpass the first Mamma Mia($609 million worldwide).

Bohemian Rhapsody’s success is, of course, largely due to the worldwide popularity of Queen. But Fox’s marketing team has also upped the ante by releasing sing-along versions of the film, which have performed well in Asia and Latin America, Deadline notes, and releasing in formats like IMAX, Dolby, and Screen X. All the behind-the-scenes drama with former director Bryan Singer, who was fired during production and replaced by Dexter Fletcher,hasn’t seemed to impact the film’s bottom line whatsoever.

It also hasn’t impacted the film’s journey on the awards-season circuit. Malek has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance, and the film itself was nominated for best drama (notbest musical/comedy, where one might think it fits best). Malek also got a SAG nomination, as did the cast for best ensemble. The Mr. Robotstar will also be honored with a breakthrough actor award at next year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival gala, another key awards-season pit stop on the way to the Oscars.

Malek isn’t widely considered a front-runner for the Oscars just yet, facing stiff competition from the likes ofBradley Cooper(A Star Is Born) and New York awards-circuit champion Ethan Hawke. But the relentless success of Bohemian Rhapsody proves that no one should count him out just yet.