Oscars 2019: Despite Previous Setbacks, A Very Successful Show

For several months now we have heard nothing but negative press surrounding the 2019 academy awards, and finally, the night everyone has been talking about has come and gone. And you know what? It went way better than anybody could have expected.

Like any other Academy awards, there were surprises, like Peter Farrelly’s Green Book winning Best Picture over Roma, and there were easy predictions, such as Rami Malek winning best Actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. There were great speeches, and many memorable moments – director Spike Lee won his first Oscar for BlacKkKlansman, and Marvel’s Black Panther won three academy awards for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design. All very deserving.

The biggest shock of the night, however, was not the awards, but the show itself. The lack of a host for the first time in the Academy Award’s history lingered on everyone’s mind like a raincloud. Many people probably tuned in just to watch the inevitable train wreck that would come after the firing of comedian Kevin Heart from his hosting position – a train wreck than never came to be. The lack of a host actually worked out great!

The show felt like it had a great pace for the first time in years, the diversity of presenters gave a great perspective to each of the categories, and with no host it meant the academy had to focus more on the movies being honored, instead of a host leading an awards show with the movies coming secondary to the entertainment. Sure there were a few things that could have gone smoother – but nothing is perfect. This is without a doubt the best Academy Awards show in years. It was so good in fact, don’t be surprised if it is announced next year that there will be no host again.

What did you think of this year’s Oscars? How did your pics go? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion about it.  Also, check out all of the nominees and winners below from each category. Continue reading “Oscars 2019: Despite Previous Setbacks, A Very Successful Show”

My Review of a Killer Queen Biopic, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

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Bohemian Rhapsody is a biopic that chronicles the years leading up to Queen’s incredible, and legendary, performance at the Live Aid 1985 concert.  The film is directed by Bryan Singer, and stars Rami Malek in the leading role as the legendary front-man Freddie Mercury.

First off – this movie was a lot of fun to watch.  I anticipate seeing it at least once more before its run in the theater comes to an end. It’s not perfect by any means – bad mistakes, it’s made a few.  However, if you are in the mood for a fun 80’s binge then the mistakes can be easily overlooked.

From the opening scene you know that this movie is going to be love letter to the band, and to Freddie Mercury.  Malek plays the role of Freddie Mercury to pure perfection.  He commands every second of screen time given to him, just the way Mercury commanded such a presence when on stage, and in his personal life.  It is almost as if Mercury was resurrected from the dead and performed in his own movie.  The energy that Malek is able to bring to the stage performances are amazing.  He also nails being able to play Mercury in the quieter moments of the film as well – truly an Oscar worthy performance.  Continue reading “My Review of a Killer Queen Biopic, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’”

Final Trailer for The Queen Movie, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

The final trailer for the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has dropped and still showcases the crazy energy of Freddie Mercury through the eyes of actor Rami Malek.

Like previous trailers this one shows the recording process and stage performance of Queen’s most iconic songs.  However, this trailer goes a little bit further to show that this movie will also be tackling the more personal side of Freddie Mercury, from topics like him changing his name to fit in better all the way to his sexuality.

Aside from Male, the cast also includes Lucy BoyntonGwilym Lee, Joseph Mazzello, and Mike Myers.  There are two directors for this film, but only one credited.  Dexter Fletcher was brought in to finish directing duties when director Bryan Singer was fired from production due to on-set behavior and not showing up for filming.  However, due to Singer having finished most of the directing duties before his departure, he gets the directing credit.

Bohemian Rhapsody is set to hit theaters on November 2.  The film has been getting great reviews from critics so far, so me sure to check this out.  Especially if you are a Queen fa.

What did you think of this trailer?  Are you planning on seeing the film when it is released?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

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