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Blu-ray Review – Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody, 2018.

Directed by Bryan Singer.

Starring Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Lucy Boynton, Aidan Gillen. Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Aaron McCusker, Dermot Murphy, Meneka Das, Ace Bhatti, Dickie Beau, Neil Fox-Roberts, Philip Andrew, Matthew Houston, Michelle Duncan, Max Bennett, Adam Rauf, Scott Morrison Watson, and Mike Myers.

Synopsis:

Bohemian Rhapsody arrives on home video in a package that includes the movie on Blu-ray and DVD, along with a code for a digital copy and a smattering of bonus features. The film is probably a must-watch for hardcore Queen fans, but anyone wanting a complex portrayal of lead singer Freddie Mercury will be disappointed, since the story is more of a greatest hits of key moments from the band’s history.

My first exposure to Queen was listening to their album News of the World in the basement of an older kid in my neighborhood who was really into music.
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BAFTA suspends Bryan Singer’s Bohemian Rhapsody nomination due to sexual misconduct allegations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that it has suspended Bryan Singer’s nomination at the upcoming British Academy Film Awards due to the recent allegations of sexual misconduct made against the filmmaker.

Singer had been nominated alongside Bohemian Rhapsody producers Graham King and Anthony McCarten in the category of Outstanding British Film. King and McCarten remain nominated, while Bohemian Rhapsody will also contest a further six BAFTA Awards.

“BAFTA considers the alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values,” reads a statement from the organisation. “This has led to Mr Singer’s suspended nomination. BAFTA notes Mr Singer’s denial of the allegations. The suspension of his nomination will therefore remain in place until the outcome of the allegations has been resolved.”

See Also: Bryan Singer will reportedly make around $40 million from Bohemian Rhapsody, despite being fired

Despite the latest allegations against Singer, Millennium Films
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Overcame High Drama in the Editing Room to Vie for the Best Picture Oscar

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Overcame High Drama in the Editing Room to Vie for the Best Picture Oscar
Bryan Singer’s go-to editor/composer, John Ottman, when he was left on his own without a director when Singer was fired by Fox, helped transform “Bohemian Rhapsody” into the surprise hit of the awards season.

And, after winning the Ace Eddie prize, Ottman now becomes the Best Editing Oscar frontrunner. Of course, it helped having a tour de force performance by Rami Malek as the iconic Freddie Mercury, who’s the favorite to win Best Actor.

“We banded together with all of the high drama to make it work,” said Ottman, who was assisted in the editing room by producer Graham King and partner Denis O’Sullivan. “Even when I’m working with Bryan he likes to leave me alone to do my thing,” he added. “He’ll usually go away on a vacation for a number of weeks as I’m shaping the film and come back and
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Bryan Singer will reportedly make around $40 million from Bohemian Rhapsody, despite being fired

A $40 million pay day, after you’ve been fired from a project for allegedly failing to fulfil your duties? Nice work if you can get it…

According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Bryan Singer is looking at bumper earnings from the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, with the site reporting that the filmmaker’s upfront and backend deals will reportedly net him around $40 million.

Singer, who was recently hit with a fresh wave of sexual assault and misconduct allegations, was fired from Bohemian Rhapsody with just two weeks of filming remaining after failing to show up on set for work. He was replaced by Dexter Fletcher, although he retained his director credit on the movie, which has grossed a whopping $817 million worldwide.

Typically, backend compensation is forfeited when a director is fired for cause, but as Singer remained credited as director ont he movie, the trade reports that he most
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Rami Malek says he “was not aware of” Bryan Singer allegations before Bohemian Rhapsody

Bryan Singer is back in the headlines this week, and it’s got nothing to do with the fact that his latest movie Bohemian Rhapsody picked up five nominations at the Oscars including Best Picture, but rather a fresh wave of allegations about sexual assault and misconduct.

The allegations are sure to have put the dampeners on the celebrations for everyone else involved with Bohemian Rhapsody, a film which Singer was fired from with just weeks of filming remaining.

However, speaking to The Los Angeles Times in the wake of his Best Actor nod for his role as Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek has revealed that he’s been living under a rock for the past two decades and wasn’t actually aware of any of the controversies surrounding Singer.

“As far as I knew, I was considered before Bryan was even attached,” said Malek. “So I had my head down
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Bohemian Rhapsody home entertainment release to feature full Live Aid recreation

After a stellar box office run which has seen the film gross $715 million worldwide, 20th Century Fox has announced the home-entertainment release of the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which is set to include a full recreation of Queen’s iconic Live Aid performance as part of the special features.

The extended Live Aid Movie Performance will include two songs cut from the movie in ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ and ‘We Will Rock You’, while featurettes include ‘Recreating Live Aid’, ‘Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie’, and ‘The Look and Sound of Queen’.

Bohemian Rhapsody will be released in the States on January 22nd on Digital and on February 12th on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD. In the UK, the Digital release will be available on February 16th, with a physical release following on March 4th.

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Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen,
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Bohemian Rhapsody passes $600 million worldwide

Following hot on the heels of its Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Actor (Rami Malek), 20th Century Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is celebrating once again as it reaches a new box office milestone.

The film, which sees Rami Malek taking on the role of the iconic Queen frontman, has passed the $600 million mark globally, having amassed a box office haul of $608.7 million to date. Of that total, $175.7 million comes from North America, with a further $433 million from the international markets.

“Once our marketing team saw the film, we knew immediately that our key charge was to ensure that we created a global campaign that matched the singular energy and communal exhilaration of the theatrical experience,” said Fox’s President of Worldwide Marketing Pam Levine and Co-President Kevin Campbell. “Layer on top of that, a music catalog that could, on its own, power
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Bohemian Rhapsody passes $500 million worldwide

The Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has hit two major box office milestones this weekend, soaring past the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office as well as overtaking the $161 million domestic haul of 2015’s Straight Outta Compton to become the highest-grossing music biopic in history.

The film, which sees Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek taking on the role of the legendary Queen frontman, has proven to be an enormous success for 20th Century Fox, having amassed $539.6 million around the globe from a budget of just $55 million.

Bohemian Rhapsody is still performing well, and is expected to finish up its run with over $600 million, particularly if it receives some recognition from the Academy when the Oscar contenders are announced.

See Also: Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bohemian Rhapsody would have been much more “outrageous”

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury,
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The Tragedy of “Bohemian Rhapsody” Isn’t How Freddie Mercury Died, It’s How (It Thinks) He Lived and the Man Behind the Camera

If polls were run to see who the most iconic personality in music is, the results would certainly lean towards Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, the bastion of beautifully flamboyant, unchecked and unmatched opulence. Decades after his untimely passing from AIDS and his presence is one both widely felt and deeply missed. Of course that means a life as flashy, defiant and legendary as his would make for a great movie, as its taken near thirty years for that life to grace the big screen. After watching it, though, who the hell at 20th Century Fox thought any of what passes for history and entertainment in Bohemian Rhapsody was right? And what’s worse is this is what audiences and Queen fans think is masterful and respectful storytelling?!

To say it paints by numbers and connects dots in its exploration of the rise, “fall and redemption” of Queen throughout the 1970s
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Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bohemian Rhapsody would have been much more “outrageous”

Some eight years after it was first announced, the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody finally made it to the big screen this past weekend, with Mr. Robot star Rami Malek taking on the role of the iconic Queen frontman, and earning rave reviews for his performance.

Long before Malek’s casting, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen spent a couple of years attached to the role of Freddie, only to depart the project over creative differences with the surviving members of Queen. And, speaking to Vulture, filmmaker Stephen Frears – who was attached to direct Cohen – has revealed that they were planning a much more “outrageous” take than what we got from the final film.

“Sacha wanted to make a very outrageous film, which I would imagine Freddie Mercury would have approved of,” said Frears. “Outrageous in terms of his homosexuality and outrageous in terms of endless naked scenes. Sacha loved all of that…
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Doesn’t Straightwash, but It’s Confused About Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Doesn’t Straightwash, but It’s Confused About Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality
There has been much hand-wringing over the portrayal of iconic bisexual Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” From the film’s inception in 2010, media critics, rock biographers, and queer writers have (justifiably) worried the film would leave out, or at least soft pedal, Mercury’s AIDS-related death and relationships with men. An initial trailer appeared to confirm these fears, prompting gay TV writer Bryan Fuller to tweet his frustration.

Rami Malek, who threw himself into the role of Mercury, also threw himself into the fray when he stumbled over a question of whether Mercury was a gay icon. “What’s really great about him is he never, uh, wanted to or thought of himself as being boxed into anything. He just was,” he stammered. “If he’s an icon to one, there’s no reason that it requires another adjective, as far I see.” When asked about the movie’s purported “straightwashing,
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Rami Malek does his best to elevate “Bohemian Rhapsody” from being a standard biopic

We live in an era where the biopic has undergone an evolution. No longer is a garden variety look at a celebrity’s life acceptable as pure Oscar bait. More often, a nuanced take is the norm. Especially with awards season contenders, films will look in on someone’s life during a seminal moment or time period. Those biopics that avoid this new norm tend to fall short. Opening this week, Bohemian Rhapsody is another example of that. Rami Malek is terrific playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, that’s for sure, but the movie itself falls short of the intended mark. It simply has very little to say about its subject. As you might imagine, the film is a look at the life of Freddie Mercury (Malek), who would go on to become one of the biggest rock and roll stars on the planet. The focus here is on everything
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Second Opinion – Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody, 2018.

Directed by Bryan Singer.

Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Joseph Mazello, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, Tom Hollander, Aiden Gillen, Allen Leech, Aaron McCusker and Mike Myers.

Synopsis:

A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.

How do you make a biopic of Freddie Mercury? Notoriously shy in his private life and an enigma to most, how do you make a film that gets beneath the veil of the greatest showmen of all time? In the case of Bohemian Rhapsody, you don’t. Whilst pitched as a biopic, it feels more like a journey through Queen’s greatest hits, with elements of Mercury’s story thrown in but never fully explored.

If you love Queen (and who doesn’t) then you will enjoy Bohemian Rhapsody. Every Queen hit is played and the meticulous recreation of their Live Aid set from 1985 is stunning.
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Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody gets a final trailer

Coinciding with its UK release, and just a week to go until it arrives in Us cinemas, the final trailer has been revealed for 20th Century Fox’s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody which you can watch here…

See Also: Read our ★★★★ review of Bohemian Rhapsody here

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family,
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Movie Review – Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody, 2018.

Directed by Bryan Singer.

Starring Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Lucy Boynton, Aidan Gillen. Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Aaron McCusker, Dermot Murphy, Meneka Das, Ace Bhatti, Dickie Beau, Neil Fox-Roberts, Philip Andrew, Matthew Houston, Michelle Duncan, Max Bennett, Adam Rauf, Scott Morrison Watson, and Mike Myers.

Synopsis:

A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.

Immediately after releasing the iconic, genre-bending classic song Bohemian Rhapsody, professional music critics blasted the piece. Like many great works, it was simply misunderstood for its time; something so ambitious and unlike anything out there that no one really knew how to analyze it, or could have ever predicted that it would have become the phenomenon it was and still is today.

Bohemian Rhapsody the film, is already being met with a mixed reaction and understandably so, although much like the success of the song itself,
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Bohemian Rhapsody gets an IMAX poster

We’re a week away from the release of the Freddie Mercury and Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, and 20th Century Fox has now released a new poster for the film’s IMAX release depicting Mercury’s legendary performance at Wembley Stadium. Check it out here….

See Also: Queen will rock you in new Bohemian Rhapsody clip

See Also: Bohemian Rhapsody TV spots showcase Queen’s greatest hits

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the
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Queen will rock you in new Bohemian Rhapsody clip

With just a week to go until Bohemian Rhapsody arrives in cinemas, 20th Century Fox has released a new clip from the upcoming biopic which sees Queen in the studio creating their hit ‘We Will Rock You’; watch it here…

See Also: Bohemian Rhapsody TV spots showcase Queen’s greatest hits

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a
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Bohemian Rhapsody TV spots showcase Queen’s greatest hits

With the release of Bohemian Rhapsody fast approaching, 20th Century Fox has unveiled a selection of new TV spots for the Freddie Mercury biopic which showcase some of Queen’s greatest hits in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ and ‘Somebody to Love’. Check them out here, or watch them over on our YouTube channel…

See Also: Bohemian Rhapsody to rock U.S. box office with $30 million opening weekend

See Also: ‘Becoming Freddie’ featurette for Bohemian Rhapsody explores Rami Malek’s transformation into the Queen frontman

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control,
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Bohemian Rhapsody to rock U.S. box office with $30 million opening weekend

We’re just a few weeks away from the release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the upcoming biopic of the legendary British rock band Queen and its iconic frontman Freddie Mercury, and according to tracking estimates the film is set to rock the North American box office.

According to Variety, the Bryan Singer/Dexter Fletcher-directed movie – which stars Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury – is looking at a domestic opening weekend in the region of $30 million. That would put it ahead of the Tupac Shakur film All Eyez on Me ($26.4 million) and second only to Straight Outta Compton ($60 million) in terms of the biggest music biopic openings ever.

Bohemian Rhapsody opens in the States on November 2nd alongside Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and the Tiffany Haddish comedy Nobody’s Fool.

See Also: ‘Becoming Freddie’ featurette for Bohemian Rhapsody explores Rami Malek’s transformation into the
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‘Becoming Freddie’ featurette for Bohemian Rhapsody explores Rami Malek’s transformation into the Queen frontman

Ahead of its UK release later this month, a new featurette has arrived online for Bohemian Rhapsody, entitled ‘Becoming Freddie’ which sees stars Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, producer Graham King, and movement coach Polly Bennett discuss Malek’s transformation into Queen’s legendary frontman Freddie Mercury; watch it here…

See Also: Rami Malek responds to Bohemian Rhapsody criticism

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.
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