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Movie Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Starring: Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Lucy Boynton, Aiden Gillen

Directed By: Bryan Singer/Dexter Fletcher

Freddie Mercury is a legend, but getting his story told in the movies has taken decades, with numerous starts and stops throughout the years. But now he’s getting the biopic treatment, with Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek taking up the half-mike stand and mustache, and Dexter Fletcher (who stepped in to direct after Bryan Singer was fired during filming) behind the camera to showcase the life of the greatest frontman in music history. Since Queen is my all-time favorite band, I was very hesitant to see how this film would handle Freddie Mercury, regardless of all of the behind the scenes drama. But thankfully Bohemian Rhapsody isn’t the disaster I was expecting, even though it is a little rough around the edges. Read the rest of this entry

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Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

462-film-page-largeX-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Lawrence, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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My overall anticipation for X-Men: Apocalypse has been pretty muted. Despite being a big fan of X-Men: First Class and Days of Future Past, I couldn’t help but feel like something was missing from the promotional materials that I have seen for Bryan Singer’s latest X-opus. Perhaps it’s because Batman V Superman and Captain America: Civil War were the bigger comic book movies of the year, or maybe it’s because of the Ivan Ooze-ness of the first picture of Apocalypse, but something just wasn’t clicking for me. To borrow a phrase from another Marvel franchise, my “spider-sense was tingling”. Regardless, I’m a huge fan of Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy’s takes on Magneto and Professor Charles Xavier, so I went into this movie knowing that at least part of my ticket purchase was going towards them. Read the rest of this entry

The Superhero Movies That Might Have Been

supermanlivesThe current trend going around these days is documentaries about comic book films that never made it to the big screen. Metalocalpyse’s John Schnepp has finally finished and started to release his documentary about Tim Burton and Nicolas Cage’s failed Superman Lives project, and after the success of Mad Max: Fury Road, another documentary has popped up, this time focusing on the failed Justice League film that was set to roll back in 2010. The halls of major studios are littered with the corpses of failed movies, and in the spirit of these two documentaries, let’s take a look at some of them. Read the rest of this entry