Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#177 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:15 pm

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#178 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:59 pm

Oh come on, that tweet wasn't that bad so much as laughably terrible.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#179 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:03 pm

I'm not going to forget "for giving me the joy of the life time" for a while

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#180 Post by Big Ben » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:19 pm

Compared to some of the trash that Twitter expels from it's backside on a daily basis I think we all lucked out here and just got some cringeworthy stuff here. I think we're all going to be worse off as a community if it wins Oscars though.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#181 Post by swo17 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:45 pm

It will though. It will win all of them

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#182 Post by Fiery Angel » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:09 pm

No, just Best Editing

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#183 Post by TMDaines » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:29 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:57 pm
Yup, it surfaced a few years ago when I was wrapping up my initial viewings
domino harvey wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:44 pm
1931 ADDENDUM
East Lynne
Recently resurfaced after decades off the grid, this is far from a forgotten masterpiece-- but it's not as bad as some of Frank Lloyd's other work in this category, either. Unhappy trophy wife is accused of cheating on her husband and in return her life is summarily ruined several times over for the duration of the picture. Sounds like a grand ol' time at the movies, don't it folks! Typical of the studio prestige fare for this era, this is a blandly stilted collection of literate speech and phony melodramatic crises that is impossibly stuffy and laboriously unhip. Films like this are of course signs of the infancy of cinema, as those who wanted it taken as a serious medium used deadly serious junk to bolster their claims by removing entertainment and spectacle from the equation. How else to explain Cavalcade's win two years later? (You can read the rest of my 1931 writeup here)
Did you see the complete film, because the version available online is missing about 10-15 minutes, I believe?

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#184 Post by tenia » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:08 pm

Had a quick glance at Bohemian Rhapsody. Outside of all the chronological twists, I think the style of the movie itself might already be enough of a nightmare. For all the advertisment done about the Live Aid recreation, all the other live shows are over-edited in an awful manner. The only one that seems OK is the Another One Bites The Dust superposition montage, but I'm not sure if it's really better or another kind of less agressive rubbish.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#185 Post by TMDaines » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:02 pm

Surprised this film had so little to recommend it. I knew it had got really mixed reviews, but thought it might be enjoyable enough. The whole film is just dull. The plot is virtually non-existant. Queen wrote a lot of famous songs, didn’t they? Well here you go. Let’s play a montage of them with some actors strumming along. They pretty much recreate all of Queen’s Live Aid set unedited at the end, no? It certainly felt like that, onky with the addition of plenty of diverse crowd close ups to tell you that this was amazing. Malek is actually excellent with what he is asked to do, but he’s not asked to really do much other than do a Mercury-appreciation night. It’s all so conservative. Mercury was gay, but no cocks on screen please. We’re English after all.

I fully expect this to become a cult film with a sing-a-long version doing the rounds before long.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#186 Post by KJones77 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:07 pm

TMDaines wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:02 pm
I fully expect this to become a cult film with a sing-a-long version doing the rounds before long.
Tragically, you're about a month late on this.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#187 Post by TMDaines » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:15 pm

KJones77 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:07 pm
TMDaines wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:02 pm
I fully expect this to become a cult film with a sing-a-long version doing the rounds before long.
Tragically, you're about a month late on this.
Ha. I had little doubt that a version maybe already existed, but didn't spend the thirty seconds to check!

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