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Bohemian Rhapsody's True Story Will Rock You

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Mercury in 1982. Image Source: Getty / Steve Jennings / WireImage

There's no denying that the first trailer for the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is a rocking celebration of the band, especially its lead singer, Freddie Mercury, played by Rami Malek. Despite its musical flourishes and impressive shots of Malek seeming to effortlessly inhabit the iconic singer's persona, the trailer doesn't give away much about the actual plot of the movie.

Bohemian Rhapsody is set to explore the rise of Queen straight through until their legendary performance at the Live Aid benefit concert in 1985 - at least, that's what the maddeningly vague synopsis says. In truth, there's so much more to Mercury's story than just his hit songs, and his real-life tragedies and triumphs appear to be hiding in the margins of the trailer, as well as in the casting details for the film.

Queen officially formed in 1970, and by 1971, they had assembled
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Bohemian Rhapsody's True Story Will Rock You

Mercury in 1982. Image Source: Getty / Steve Jennings / WireImage

There's no denying that the first trailer for the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is a rocking celebration of the band, especially its lead singer, Freddie Mercury, played by Rami Malek. Despite its musical flourishes and impressive shots of Malek seeming to effortlessly inhabit the iconic singer's persona, the trailer doesn't give away much about the actual plot of the movie.

Bohemian Rhapsody is set to explore the rise of Queen straight through until their legendary performance at the Live Aid benefit concert in 1985 - at least, that's what the maddeningly vague synopsis says. In truth, there's so much more to Mercury's story than just his hit songs, and his real-life tragedies and triumphs appear to be hiding in the margins of the trailer, as well as in the casting details for the film.

Queen officially formed in 1970, and by 1971, they had assembled
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Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek's Romance Gives Us a Taste of Bohemian Rhapsody

Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek's Romance Gives Us a Taste of Bohemian Rhapsody
Bohemian Rhapsody costars Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek are reportedly dating, giving us a taste of what's to come from the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic. In the film, Rami takes on the role of Freddie Mercury while Lucy plays his lesser known muse and lover, Mary Austin. Freddie's relationship with Mary saw the pair living together and dating before he came out, with him writing a string of songs about her including "Love of My Life" from Queen's 1975 album A Night at the Opera. While we anticipate the film's release in November, read on to see all the pictures of the duo's real life romance.

Related: Bohemian Rhapsody: 6 Details About the Freddie Mercury Biopic Starring Rami Malek
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Queen Shares First Bohemian Rhapsody Footage, Trailer Coming Tomorrow

Queen Shares First Bohemian Rhapsody Footage, Trailer Coming Tomorrow
Late last night, the first poster for the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was released online and now we have the first teaser footage ahead of the official trailer being released tomorrow. The teaser is short, but sweet, and shows a lot of promise for fans that have been waiting a very long time to see this movie. The first trailer was shown at CinemaCon a few weeks ago, creating even more hype for Bohemian Rhapsody than there was previously, and leaving fans anxious to see this footage online.

Clocking in at 10 seconds, the Bohemian Rhapsody teaser does its job perfectly. We're treated to the iconic Queen song "We Will Rock You," which has been used at sporting events for decades to pump up the crowd. There's another look at Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury that has never been seen and again, it's amazing how much the young actor resembles the front man.
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Turner’s FilmStruck Adds Warner Bros. Classic Films, As Warner Archive Service Winds Down

Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. are focusing their movie-streaming firepower on one service for film buffs: FilmStruck.

The corporate cousins reached a deal to stock Turner’s FilmStruck with more than 600 classic Hollywood films each month from the Warner Bros. library. At the same time, WB’s Warner Archive subscription-streaming service — launched in 2013 — will be shut down, and current customers will be migrated over to FilmStruck over the next few weeks.

Titles in Warner Bros.’ catalog coming to FilmStruck include many that have never been available on a subscription video-on-demand platform. Those include “Casablanca,” “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Singin’ In the Rain,” “Citizen Kane,” “The Music Man,” “Bringing Up Baby,” “The Thin Man,” “Cat People,” “A Night At The Opera,” “An American In Paris” and “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?”

“It was a pretty easy decision” to shutter Warner Archive and add WB’s movie catalog to FilmStruck, said [link=nm
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FilmStruck Embraces Golden Age of Hollywood, Adds Classics From Orson Welles and More to Streaming Library

Streaming outfit FilmStruck is embracing classic Hollywood with its latest addition to its vast library, joining up with Warner Bros. Digital Networks (Wbdn) to add Golden Age of Hollywood titles like “Casablanca,” “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Citizen Kane,” and many more to its already robust lineup. Starting today, FilmStruck subscribers in the U.S. will now be able to watch some of the storied studio’s most beloved films at no additional cost.

Other titles set to join the streaming library include “Singin’ In the Rain,” “The Music Man,” “Bringing Up Baby,” “The Thin Man,” “Cat People,” “A Night At The Opera,” “An American In Paris,” and “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?”

While other streaming outfits — looking at you, Netflix — have balked at adding classic titles to their ranks, much to the detriment of their libraries, FilmStruck has opted to go in an entirely other direction.

“FilmStruck offers movie
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Mike Myers is Going with a Little ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ for His First Live-Action Film in Eight Years

Mike Myers is Going with a Little ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ for His First Live-Action Film in Eight Years
It’s almost impossible to think of Queen’s signature tune “Bohemian Rhapsody” from their album A Night at the Opera without thinking of the sequence in Wayne’s World where Saturday Night Live veterans Mike Myers and Dana Carvey lip sync and head bang to their heart’s content. Therefore, it only makes sense that Mike Myers is […]

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The 100 Greatest Comedies of All-Time, According to BBC’s Critics Poll

After polling critics from around the world for the greatest American films of all-time, BBC has now forged ahead in the attempt to get a consensus on the best comedies of all-time. After polling 253 film critics, including 118 women and 135 men, from 52 countries and six continents a simple, the list of the 100 greatest is now here.

Featuring canonical classics such as Some Like It Hot, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, Duck Soup, Playtime, and more in the top 10, there’s some interesting observations looking at the rest of the list. Toni Erdmann is the most recent inclusion, while the highest Wes Anderson pick is The Royal Tenenbaums. There’s also a healthy dose of Chaplin and Lubitsch with four films each, and the recently departed Jerry Lewis has a pair of inclusions.

Check out the list below (and my ballot) and see more on their official site.

100. (tie) The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese,
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Episode 179 – Criterion Collection Wish List for 2017

Episode Links Past Wish List Episodes Episode 63.9 – Disc 3 – Top Criterion Blu-ray Upgrades for 2011 Episode 110 – Criterion Collection Blu-ray Upgrade Wish List for 2012 Episode 136 – Criterion Collection Blu-ray Upgrade Wish List for 2013 Episode 146 – Criterion Collection Blu-ray Upgrade Wish List for 2014 Episode 154 – Criterion Collection Blu-ray Upgrade Wish List for 2015 Episode 169 – Criterion Collection Blu-ray Upgrade Wish List for 2016 DVD to BluRay Wish Lists Aaron: The Shop on Main Street Pickup on South Street Arik: Cleo from 5 to 7 Berlin Alexanderplatz Mark: Taste of Cherry Sisters David: Do the Right Thing Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Ld to Blu-Ray Wish Lists Aaron: Blue Velvet (Announced as Ld Spine #219 but never released) Early Hitchcock Box (Sabotage, The Secret Agent, Young and Innocent, The Lodger, The Man Who Knew Too Much) Arik: A Night at the Opera Singin’ in the Rain Mark: 2001: A Space Odyssey The Producers David: I Am Cuba Letter From an Unknown Woman
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Justin Timberlake Talks ‘Trolls,’ Family Life and His New Album with Pharrell Williams

Justin Timberlake Talks ‘Trolls,’ Family Life and His New Album with Pharrell Williams
Settling into a hotel bar in Soho after a long day shooting a film for Woody Allen in the Bronx, Justin Timberlake wastes no time ordering the first of several Vesper martinis. “I was terrified all day today, dude,” he says.

“All day I’m thinking about what Woody was going to say to me on set, like, ‘Man, he’s gonna annihilate me.’ I think we all have a level of anxiety. I have it. I’ve had panic attacks.”

Timberlake, 35, is hardly a stranger to working with storied auteurs, among them David Fincher, the Coen brothers, and Jonathan Demme, and yet for the rest of the evening he’ll joke about Allen potentially firing him from the production. He also recalls the day the role came his way.

“Literally, it’s embarrassing,” he says of being cold-called by Allen and offered a part. “Woody, Jonathan… I’m literally working with all my heroes.
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The Story of King Baggot, the First ‘King of the Movies’, Begins in St. Louis

The King Baggot Tribute will take place Wednesday September 28th at 7pm at Lee Auditorium inside the Missouri History Museum (Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri). The 1913 silent film Ivanhoe will be accompanied by The Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra and there will be a 40-minute illustrated lecture on the life and career of King Baggot by We Are Movie Geeks’ Tom Stockman. A Facebook invite for the event can be found Here

Here’s a comprehensive look at the life and career of King Baggot

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They gathered to see the stars at St. Louis Union Station on Saturday March 25th 1910. President Taft had made a stop near the Twentieth Street entrance ten days earlier, but the crowd this day was much larger. Thousands, mostly excited women wearing ankle-length dresses and waving felt pennants lined up hoping for a glimpse, or perhaps
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The 20 Funniest Movies Ever Made

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Comedy is very subjective but a great comedy will stand the test of time and continue to make generation after generation laugh. Some people like their humor dry, while some like it shocking and offensive. Whatever your taste, good humor will always be out there. Here are 20 great comedies that will no doubt continue to be appreciated in the future.

20. Fargo: The Cohen Brothers funniest black comedy may not be for everyone's taste, because it is quite violent. However, underneath all that is a droll observation on the human condition, highlighted by a winning performance from Frances McDormand as a very likeable and very pregnant police chief. Her character police chief Marge Gunderson is kind, clever and compassionate. She’s a much more admirable role model than all the recent ‘badass female’ clichés we’ve been inundated with lately. Another standout here is William H. Macy as a two-bit schemer who's plan utterly backfires.
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Movie Poster of the Week: The Marx Brothers in Posters

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Above: 1960s French stock poster for Marx Brothers revivals.This weekend New York’s Film Forum begins a week-long series entitled The Marx Brothers & The Golden Age of Vaudeville which is as good an excuse as any to look at the representation of the greatest sibling comedy team in cinema through movie posters. It has long been a tradition in movie poster illustration to render comedy stars as caricatures—often with oversized heads on small bodies—and Groucho, Harpo and Chico were a caricaturist’s dream. (Zeppo, the straight man, less so, but he left the act after Duck Soup in 1933, and re-release posters for the films he appeared in tend to ignore him, as in the Belgian Duck Soup and the Danish Horse Feathers below). With their distinctive props—Groucho’s oversized greasepaint mustache and cigar, Harpo’s curly blonde wig and Chico’s Alpine hat—the threesome could
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The Final Years of King Baggot – From the ‘King of the Movies’ to Bit Player

The King Baggot Tribute will take place Wednesday September 28th at 7pm at Lee Auditorium inside the Missouri History Museum (Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri). The 1913 silent film Ivanhoe will be accompanied by The Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra and there will be a 40-minute illustrated lecture on the life and career of King Baggot by We Are Movie Geeks’ Tom Stockman. A Facebook invite for the event can be found Here

Here’s a look at the final phase of King Baggot’s career.

King Baggot, the first ‘King of the Movies’ died July 11th, 1948 penniless and mostly forgotten at age 68. A St. Louis native, Baggot was at one time Hollywood’s most popular star, known is his heyday as “The Most Photographed Man in the World” and “More Famous Than the Man in the Moon”. Yet even in his hometown, Baggot had faded into obscurity.
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10 Greatest Posthumous Rock Albums

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Releasing an album after an artist’s death can be a tricky thing. Unless the person had died after the recordings were finished, there’s always going to be a dark cloud hanging over it, leaving fans to wonder just how much of the artist’s own work went into the album and whether it was released as a cash-grab.

The best case scenario is that the artist was able to complete all (or nearly all) of their role in the construction of the songs, leaving them to be neatly arranged and sensibly embellished by the producer. But that ideal situation is a rarity. And that’s why posthumous albums can be such a wildly unpredictable listening experience.

Amy Winehouse, Warrant, and a whole cavalcade of other musicians are set to have their names attached to albums in 2016, and there’s no telling whether those releases will sound anything
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Queen's 1975 Christmas Eve Concert Coming to Movie Theaters

Queen's 1975 Christmas Eve Concert Coming to Movie Theaters
Queen wrapped up their 1975 A Night at the Opera tour of England with an unforgettable show at London's Hammersmith Odeon that was broadcast live on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test. The recording circulated within the fan community for decades before the band finally released it on CD late last year. On March 8th at 7 p.m., it will be screened at more than 200 movie theaters across the country via Fathom Events. Tickets go on sale this Friday and can be purchased here.

The event is called Queen: A
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The WGA Names the 101 Funniest Screenplays of All Time

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Let’s end the year with a celebration of the funniest comedy scripts ever written. The Writer’s Guild of America has chosen the 101 best laugh-getting screenplays. Keep in mind that this is all about the writing, not the cast or the director.

1.Annie Hall (1977)

2. Some Like it Hot (1959)

3. Groundhog Day (1993)

4. Airplane! (1980)

5. Tootsie (1982)

6. Young Frankenstein (1974)

7. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

8. Blazing Saddles (1974)

9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

10. National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)

11. This is Spinal Tap (1984)

12. The Producers (1967)

13. The Big Lebowski (1998)

14. Ghostbusters (1984)

15. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

16. Bridesmaids (2011)

17. Duck Soup (1933)

18. There’s Something About Mary (1998)

19. The Jerk (1979)

20. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

21. His Girl Friday (1940)

22. The Princess Bride (1987)

23. Raising Arizona (1987)

24. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

25. Caddyshack (1980)

26. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

27. The Graduate (1967)

28. The Apartment (1960)

29. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

30. The Hangover (2009)

31. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

32. The Lady Eve
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‘A Night at the Opera’ at 80: An Experiment in Compromise

By 1935, the Marx Brothers already had five movies to add to their already extensive Broadway and Vaudeville resume, among them the legendary Duck Soup and the near-classics Animal Crackers and Monkey Business. As we’ve often seen, however, some of our most beloved Hollywood favorites flopped upon first release. 1933’s Duck Soup, specifically, was the last of a five-picture deal the Brothers had at Paramount, and its commercial failure would spell a parting of the ways between the studio and the iconic comedy team.

Enter Irving G. Thalberg, the wunderkind who helped build MGM into a powerhouse. Perhaps best known today for the namesake honor given to producers at each year’s Academy Awards, Thalberg left an indelible mark on Hollywood before his untimely death in 1937 at the age of 36. In addition to launching such innovations as the first production code and the use of audience response questionnaires to hone
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The 101 Funniest Screenplays of All-Time, According to the WGA

Perhaps the most subjective genre in cinema, the same comedy can cause one viewer to have tears of laughter and another to not crack a smile. So, while knowing there can be no definitive list of the finest in the genre, the Writers Guild of America attempted to narrow down the 101 funniest screenplays. Noting the distinction from the best in the genre, these 101 films should simply produce the most laughs.

Topping the list is Woody Allen‘s Best Picture-winning Annie Hall, a choice difficult to argue with. Rounding out the top five were Some Like it Hot, Groundhog Day, Airplane! and Tootsie, while films from the Coens, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, and Edgar Wright were also mentioned. There are also some genuine head-scratching inclusions, including The Hangover at 30, and, as much as I enjoy the film, Bridesmaids nearly making the top 15, but overall, if one is looking to brighten their mood,
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‘Annie Hall’ Named Funniest Screenplay by WGA Members

‘Annie Hall’ Named Funniest Screenplay by WGA Members
Annie Hall” has been named the funniest screenplay in voting by the members of the Writers Guild of America.

The script by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman topped “Some Like it Hot,” “Groundhog Day,” “Airplane!” and “Tootsie,” which make up the rest of the top five. “Young Frankenstein,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “National Lampoon’s Animal House” rounded out the top 10.

The awards for the 101 funniest screenplays were announced at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood at the conclusion of two hours of panel discussions and clips, hosted by Rob Reiner. He noted that his “This Is Spinal Tap” script had finished at the No. 11 spot — a coincidence that recalled the “go to 11” amplifier joke in the film.

The “Annie Hall” screenplay won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1977. Allen had six other scripts on the list — “Sleeper,” “Bananas,” “Take the Money and Run,
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