Tag Archives: Biopics

“Bohemian Rhapsody” will definitely rock you

Nutshell: let’s let Freddie do it, shall we? “I feel alive/And the world—I’ll turn it inside out/Yeah/I’m floating around/In ecstasy”.  Yep, that sums it up. The bar has been raised for the musical biopic. Good luck to future films in … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: Taron Egerton is a young Sir Elton in “Rocketman”

Elton John is a legend,no doubt. But do you know his early years? (Seriously – give Honky Chateau a listen. You’re welcome.) Rocketman dives into Sir Elton’s early years, and this trailer looks great. Synopsis! ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: “Bohemian Rhapsody” is here!

“I pity your wife if you think six minutes is forever.” Yeah, I’m of an age.  Sang “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions” in middle-school.  Begged my parents for a copy of “The Game” when it was released. Swooned … Continue reading

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The Greatest Showman: Sizzle and spectacle

Nutshell: Bring forth the bread and circus! Jackman shines as the great P.T. Barnum, and Michael Gracey shows  his first-time director skills by laying out a lavish, lush spectacle that needs to be seen on the largest screen possible for … Continue reading

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“Only the Brave” – rough ending to watch, but a damn fine story

Nutshell: An ensemble cast delivers a dramatic retelling of the heartbreaking Yarnell Hill Fire, breathing life into the Granite Mountain Hotshots, their family and friends.  What starts out as a story about a rowdy gang of underdogs you grow to … Continue reading

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“Tommy’s Honour” – a golf film that swings for your heart

Nutshell: A bit too light of a touch with Tommy’s backstory starts the film off with a slight handicap, and a lack of character development (as well as golf basics for non-players) often lands the plot in the weeds.  But with … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: “All Eyez on Me” extended trailer is just as riveting as Tupac himself

The first time I saw a trailer for the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me, I got chills. I sat in the theater with my mouth hanging open, as Demetrius Shipp Jr. embodied the late rapper. It was absolutely … Continue reading

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