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Bohemian Rhapsody (Starring Rami Malek)

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edited October 22 in International Movies
BRYAN SINGER HELMS BRITISH ROCK BAND QUEEN BIOPIC MOVIE - “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY”
via press release

Coming to life soon on the big screen is the story of the phenomenal and iconic British rock band Queen in “Bohemian Rhapsody” starring Rami Malek, directed by Bryan Singer and produced by Graham King.

20th Century Fox/New Regency has just released the first look photo of the movie – Rami Malek takes center stage in the movie as the rock icon, Freddie Mercury.

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“Freddie Mercury was larger than life and seeing Rami completely transform into him has only further solidified that he is the perfect choice for this role. Between Bryan's innovative direction, Rami’s extraordinary talent and the incredible team we’ve assembled, I couldn’t be more excited to see the remarkable story of Freddie Mercury and Queen’s iconic songs coming to life,” shares King.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a 20th Century Fox/New Regency film coming to Philippine theatres soon.
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  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

     RELIVE THE ICONIC BAND QUEEN AND THEIR MUSIC IN “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” – TEASER TRAILER AND POSTER REVEAL

     

                    Break free and let loose with the music of one of the most iconic bands of all time as 20th Century Fox releases the first trailer of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.
     
           

                    

    “Bohemian Rhapsody” stars Rami Malek, Aidan Gillen and Lucy Boynton, the film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their timeless songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

    “This film has been 8 years in the making but I truly believe that it’s been worth it, because I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished. The movie is a true celebration of Queen’s music and a tribute to one of the greatest frontmen of all time: Freddie Mercury. Breaking through stereotypes and expectations, Freddie dared to change everything – believing in himself and his music,” says producer Graham King.
     
                    “Bohemian Rhapsody” opens November 7 in PH cinemas nationwide.  Follow 20th Century Fox (PH) on Facebook and 20thcenturyfoxph on Instagram and YouTube.


  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    WITNESS THE METEORIC RISE OF A LEGEND IN “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” FULL TRAILER REVEAL

     

                    Brace for a rocking good time and sing your hearts out with the full trailer of “Bohemian Rhapsody” 



     

                    “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the story of how Freddie Mercury and his fellow band members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon formed Queen – one of the most iconic rock groups of all time. The film follows Queen as they produce hit after hit, topping the charts while constantly evolving their sound. Through disparate songs like Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions, We Will Rock You and countless others, the band reaches unparalleled success and Freddie becomes one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.  

     

                    Behind that veil of success, however, Freddie struggles to reconcile his duality. Forever trying to determine where he fits in the world as a Parsi immigrant from Zanzibar coming to terms with a sexuality even he can’t define in a culture bound by stereotypes and expectations. Freddie dares to defy them all but also pays a price. Lured into excess and surrounded by darker influences, Freddie shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. What becomes an attempt to redefine himself as a solo artist, ends in disappointment and further isolation.

     

                    Pulling himself up from personal strife one more time to overcome the odds, the band puts on one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire.

     

                    “Bohemian Rhapsody” opens in Philippine cinemas nationwide on November 7 from 20th Century Fox.

     

                                    

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    Will now open a week earlier - Oct. 31
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREDDIE MERCURY!

     

                    The irresistible songs and the timeless style of the band Queen continue to live and are once again immortalized in the upcoming “Bohemian Rhapsody” feature film directed by Bryan Singer starring Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Mike Myers, Joesph Mazello, Aidan Gillen, Lucy Boynton and Tom Hollander.

     

            

     

                Get ready to rock on October 31 when Bohemian Rhapsody opens in cinemas nationwide (from 20th Century Fox).

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    THE MUSIC OF QUEEN LIVES ON! “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” IN PH CINEMAS ON OCTOBER 31


                    Sing-along and stomp to the beat of Queen’s iconic songs such as “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” when the highly-anticipated movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” finally opens in Philippine cinemas on October 31.

                    Get to know the band members of Queen in “Bohemian Rhapsody” that stars Emmy®-winner Rami Malek as the flamboyant Freddie Mercury being the band’s lead vocalist,  Gwilym Lee as lead guitarist Brian May, Ben Hardy as drummer Roger Taylor, Joe Mazello as bass guitarist John “Deacy” Deacon,  Aidan Gillen as the band’s first manager John Reid, Lucy Boynton as Freedie’s girlfriend Mary Austin, Tom Hollander as the group’s lawyer-turned-manager Jim “Miami” Beach, Allen Leech as Paul Prenter who became Freddie’s personal manager,  Aaron McCusker as Freddie’s longtime boyfriend Jim Hutton and Mike Myers as EMI Record’s Ray Foster.

                    Directed by Bryan Singer and produced by Graham King and Jim Beach, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.   The film showcases Queen’s triumphant, show stealing performance at 1985’s Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium in front of an estimated 1.9 billion global TV audience.

                    “The film is a celebration of the music as well as carrying on the legacy of Queen and Freddie and showing a whole new generation who Freddie was--his background in Zanzibar, his coming to London as an immigrant, the prejudice he dealt with growing up, his shyness and insecurities about his looks, how he battled on so many different fronts, his brilliance as a songwriter and musician, how he found another family in the band, his reinvention as a larger-than-life performer, while always remaining someone everyone loved who could get away with some very outrageous behavior--all framed by the creation of a sound that was innovative and groundbreaking for the time. The period from 1970 to1985 felt like the most important part of Freddie's and the band’s life story, and it ends with the triumph of Live Aid,” shares producer King.

                     Graham King has high hopes for the film and its message for the younger generation. “This is a really uplifting film,“ he says. “I hope that if there’s anyone in the audience who is confused or being bullied or feeling like an outcast, they would take to heart what Mary says to Freddie in the film: ‘Don’t you see who you can be? Anything you want to be.’ That's a very important message in today's world.”

                    A must-see larger-than-life movie event, 20th Century Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” opens October 31 in the Philippines!

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    THE MAKING OF LEGENDARY BAND QUEEN IN 

    “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” MOVIE




                       

                 The ground-breaking and iconic band Queen have defied the odds, remaining vanguards of music and pop culture over the decades.  In the trendiest clubs around the world, DJs frequently play Queen hits, along with music from many contemporary artists whom Queen inspired.  Meanwhile, until today, in football stadiums round the globe, fans stomp-stomp-clap in unison, and chant Queen’s anthemic ‘We Will Rock You’.  Queen’s brand of music and beat is irresistible, the style, timeless. Transcending generations, unlike many 70s and 80s groups that came and went, Queen remains as relevant today as they were then.

    Directed by Bryan Singer, “Bohemian Rhapsody” stars Rami Malek in an uncanny performance as Freddie Mercury, charting Queen’s extraordinary story, from the band’s roots as bright London college students, to the dazzling heights of international stardom, when they filled stadiums across the world at record-breaking concerts, including the legendary 1985 performance at Live Aid, which was watched by a global audience of 1.9 billion and raised money for the famine in Ethiopia. As the story unfolds, it becomes crystal clear why the band had such lasting appeal. The film also stars Gwilym Lee who plays Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May, Ben Hardy as drummer Roger Taylor, and Joe Mazzello  as bass guitarist John Deacon, as well as Mike Myers and Tom Hollander.   

    More than 20 years after Freddie’s death, the band and their songs remain hugely popular until today, “Bohemian Rhapsody” now takes the audience on how four talented musicians, 3 academics and an art student, came together to form 20th century’s greatest band of all time who broke boundaries in the music industry.    

    Real life Queen lead guitarist Brian May and drummer guided the filmmakers throughout and Jim Beach (Queen’s lawyer-turned-manager) produces with award-winning Graham King.  Certainly the cast made a lasting impression on Brian May. “When I first walked on the set and saw Gwilym Lee in his costume and wig, it was almost like looking in the mirror!” says the musician. “He did a very good job of being me! And Rami Malek is so convincing as Freddie, down to the body language. And Joe Mazzello as Deacy is uncanny. John wasn’t a very outgoing personality, but he had a very distinct way of performing, and Joe got it down, just as Ben Hardy completely absorbed Roger Taylor‘s spirit in his performance.”

    Tasked with creating the look of the film was production designer Aaron Haye, and call it serendipity, his team team included two members of the construction team that built the real stage for Live Aid in 1985. Freddie Mercury’s personal assistant Peter Freestone, who was with him for 12 years until his death, was an advisor on the film, and his personal knowledge was invaluable.

    “As soon as we arrived, we felt the excitement,“ recalls Freestone of that epic day in July 1985. “There was a good atmosphere. It was really friendly, and there was no competition, which quite often can happen when you have this sort of lineup. Queen took to the stage, and the audience went wild right from the start of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. And the atmosphere backstage changed; it became electric. Something had happened. Eighteen minutes later, the band came off stage and they’d nailed it. The audience was going wild, and backstage people were applauding.”

    All that hard work paid dividends. “It was amazing,” says May. “The moment I walked onto that stage, it was surreal because it perfectly replicated what the stage was like in 1985 - every last detail down to the amps behind me, pedals and even the cloth and back stage with the cigarette butts and the ashtrays and the coke bottles. What a wonderful job they did!”

    Peter Freestone was taken aback by the set’s authenticity. “It was a déjà vu moment,” he says. “The first time I saw the set I just couldn't believe it. It’s exactly the same size. Everything was right, from the stage to backstage even to the peeling paint off the walls and the rust coming down from water pipes. It got the goose bumps going.”

      Get ready to step in the most jaw-dropping nostalgic walk down memory lane as 20th Century Fox releases “Bohemian Rhapsody” in Philippine cinemas on October 31.

    Follow @20thcenturyfoxphilippines on Facebook and  Instagram for more of the latest news and updates on “Bohemian Rhapsody”. 

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    MISSED QUEEN’S HISTORIC PERFORMANCE @ 1985 LIVE AID CONCERT?

    RELIVE IT WHEN “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” OPENS IN PHILIPPINE CINEMAS OCTOBER 31



              

         If you have ever been moved by the mesmerizing operatics of the song Bohemian Rhapsody or have been singing along to the soaring choruses of We Are the Champions and We Will Rock You in music halls, stadiums or arenas, then you shouldn’t miss “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie when it comes opens in cinemas.  The film begins and ends with Queen’s iconic Live Aid performance. Live Aid was one of the most important cultural events of the 1980s, bringing together the world’s biggest superstars in a benefit concert on two stages, Wembley Stadium in London and the John F Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, on July 13, 1985. Organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for those affected by the famine in Ethiopia, the concert was one of the largest satellite link-ups and TV broadcasts of all time, watched by an audience totaling 1.9 billion in 150 countries around the world.

                   “Bohemian Rhapsody” is hands down the best rock biopic since La Bamba”, Ely Buendia, an icon in PH music industry whose music also redefined rock and indie genre, says of the movie.  

                   It’s been over 25 years since the death of lead singer and flamboyant front Freddie Mercury, yet the music lives on. Freddie redefined and transcended stereotypes, just as Queen’s music refuses to be slotted into any traditional genre. Perhaps that’s why the band is such a cross-generational, multicultural and global phenomenon.

    Casting director Susie Figgis brought together the rest of the cast. Says producer Graham King: “We didn’t want big names, we wanted great actors who could transform themselves. 

    Emmy®-winner Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) dons the skintight catsuit and grabs that microphone stick to take on the role of the king of pop rock in Bohemian Rhapsody, directed by Bryan singer, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen’s music and lead singer Freddie Mercury’s extraordinary life. Lucy Boynton, who most recently appeared in the films Sing Street and Murder on the Orient Express, plays Mary Austin, the love of Freddie’s life who remained a true friend even after their romantic relationship ended.  The band members - Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon - are brought to life by Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy and Joe Mazzello, respectively.  Gwilym Lee (Jamestown) as guitarist Brian May; Ben Hardy (The Women in White) as drummer Roger Taylor; Joe Mazzello (Jurassic Park) as bass guitarist John “Deacy” Deacon; Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) as Queen’s first manager John Reid; Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) as the group’s lawyer-turned-manager Jim “Miami” Beach; Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) as Paul Prenter, who started off as Reid’s assistant and became Freddie Mercury’s personal manager; Aaron McCusker (Shameless) as Freddie’s longtime boyfriend Jim Hutton; and Mike Myers (Austin Powers) as EMI Records’ Ray Foster.

    King has high hopes for the film and its message for the younger generation. “This is a really uplifting film,“ he says. “I hope that if there’s anyone in the audience who is confused or being bullied or feeling like an outcast, they would take to heart what Mary says to Freddie in the film: ‘Don’t you see who you can be? Anything you want to be.’ That's a very important message in today's world.”

    But it’s also the music that King knows will capture the audience’s imagination. “I go to see a film because I want to feel it, not just see it. For me it was always, if we can get 500 people in a theater clapping and singing along to those powerful anthems that they grew up with and that are a part of their lives, then that’s a film experience. And I think we‘ve done just that. I want people to come out of this film and hug the person they're next to and sing along with Queen songs.  I wanted to continue the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, to show a younger generation who Freddie Mercury was, how the band survived through times, how the music business has changed, what it was like to make a record in those days, what it was like for four guys to meet and create that special sound. Freddie always called the band his family. And I think there's no better time in the world to pass on the idea that we are all part of one family, no matter who we are or where we come from.”

    “Bohemian Rhapsody” opens October 31 in cinemas nationwide (also available in IMAX screens) from 20th Century Fox. 

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    PHILIPPINES’ JUGS JUGUETA IN A RARE QUEEN EXPERIENCE IN “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” MUSIC VIDEO
     

                   20th Century Fox has just revealed the global influencers' music video with a medley of the legendary band Queen wherein a group of fans of the band gathered together to create an unforgettable thrilling piece to share to the world on the band’s legacy.

     


                   The ­Philippines is represented by Jugs Jugueta (from Itchyworms) in the global music video created for the worldwide release of “Bohemian Rhapsody”.  Jugueta, a co-frontman and guitarist of the band Itchyworms is joined by other equally known and talented influencers from different parts of the globe who went into an immersive ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ experience in London.   Immersing themselves in all things Queen, the influencers got the chance to record at the Metropolis Studio which is home to the best mastering engineers in the world, they were also brought to dine at The Champion Club that was once frequented by 1970s rock stars where Freddie Mercury wrote the song “We Are The Champions” and piles and piles of Queen-inspired costumes, make-up and accessories to complete that rare unforgettable experience.  During the trip,  Jugueta was also able to play the same piano that Freddie Mercury used. 

     

                   Nobody knew how to put together a set list like Freddie Mercury and his band Queen, along with Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon – respectively played on screen by Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee and Joe Mazzello in “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie.  “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the epic  inspirational story of Freddie Mercury - a man who believed in himself and  his music when no one else did,  defying all stereotypes and breaking  all the rules to become one of the  greatest musical icons of all time. The movie is a journey of love, pain, and acceptance  and yes, music.

                  

                   Stomp to the beat of all things Queen when “Bohemian Rhapsody”opens October 31 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox.

  • pollywogpollywog ...just because ✭✭✭
    Has anybody seen this already? It was great! B)

    ...sadly though, there were only two of us this morning who watched the first screening (SM Southmall IMAX).
  • bluegreybluegrey Member ✭✭✭
    Saw this last naman. Almost full naman yung LFS dun sa Festival mall kahit dun sya nilagay sa Cinema Gold nila na ang mahal ng price. :smiley:

    Ang galing ni Rami. Very entertaining and bagay sya dn sa cinema na dolby surround sound para mas maappreciate mo yung music.

  • pabziclespabzicles Member
    Yung Live Aid recreation pati yung musical orchestration yung the best sa movie na to.
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it Member ✭✭✭
    akala ko walang manood. :lol: because of the holiday.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    bluegrey said:
    Saw this last naman. Almost full naman yung LFS dun sa Festival mall kahit dun sya nilagay sa Cinema Gold nila na ang mahal ng price. :smiley:

    Ang galing ni Rami. Very entertaining and bagay sya dn sa cinema na dolby surround sound para mas maappreciate mo yung music.


    Ang mahal dun, almost 500 na pero with snacks naman diba @bluegrey

    Kahit yung bad reviews from critics eh praised pa rin naman performance ni Rami
  • drei221drei221 Headbang ✭✭✭
    edited November 5
    Rami Malek  was great here. Even the supporting cast that portrayed May, Taylor and Deacon.
    Hindi ko namukhaan si Mike Myers sya pala yung producer na kontra sa diskarte ng banda.
    I was expecting an explicit, no holds barred story of Freddy and Queen, but the movie was I guess cleansed for cinematic reasons. Goosebumps during the Live Aid recreation, the production nailed it.
    There were some details about the timeline / events that were not correct but overall Bohemian Rhapsody is an entertaining film. 3.5/5.
  • bluegreybluegrey Member ✭✭✭
    forg said:
    bluegrey said:
    Saw this last naman. Almost full naman yung LFS dun sa Festival mall kahit dun sya nilagay sa Cinema Gold nila na ang mahal ng price. :smiley:

    Ang galing ni Rami. Very entertaining and bagay sya dn sa cinema na dolby surround sound para mas maappreciate mo yung music.


    Ang mahal dun, almost 500 na pero with snacks naman diba @bluegrey

    Kahit yung bad reviews from critics eh praised pa rin naman performance ni Rami
    550 sa lazy boy at 450 sa normal seats at may snacks included na so so lang. Bawal din outside snacks parang sa SM. Maganda yung cinema at konti lang yung seats. Bagay naman dun sa movie dahil surround sound.

    Locked na ba sa Best Actor nom si Rami? He should be recognized, right?
  • pabziclespabzicles Member
    Bohemian Rhapsody just surpassed 144 million USD worldwide. What a haul.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    bluegrey said:
    forg said:
    bluegrey said:
    Saw this last naman. Almost full naman yung LFS dun sa Festival mall kahit dun sya nilagay sa Cinema Gold nila na ang mahal ng price. :smiley:

    Ang galing ni Rami. Very entertaining and bagay sya dn sa cinema na dolby surround sound para mas maappreciate mo yung music.


    Ang mahal dun, almost 500 na pero with snacks naman diba @bluegrey

    Kahit yung bad reviews from critics eh praised pa rin naman performance ni Rami
    550 sa lazy boy at 450 sa normal seats at may snacks included na so so lang. Bawal din outside snacks parang sa SM. Maganda yung cinema at konti lang yung seats. Bagay naman dun sa movie dahil surround sound.

    Locked na ba sa Best Actor nom si Rami? He should be recognized, right?

    Mukhang malakas naman laban ni Rami since mukhang hindi ganun kalakas competition sa Best Actor
  • AquamanAquaman Member ✭✭✭
    His Scottish sidekick looks like one of the Dumb & Dumber guys.   They didn't have anything too controvertial because Brian May & Roger where co-producers.  Adam Lambert made an appearance for a split second.  But they put on tons of facial hair on him so you could never recognize him at all.
  • iprs1iprs1 Member
    I watched this movie in Bonifacio High Street and it leaves me speechless. Rami Malek will rock you an insight-rich performance as Freddie Mercury! One of the best.
  • bolickylickybolickylicky Member ✭✭✭✭
    great casting choices

    had my reservations towards Rami Malek, didn't really see him as Freddie when the trailers came out...but he totally owned it esp nung short haired na sya, he was Freddie...but I was more amazed at the guy who played Brian May, kaloka siyang-siya eh lol

    story wise halatang sanitized, some cliche scenes but totally understandable I guess

    best part of course is the music...got teary eyed during the Live Aid concert scenes

    almost didn't watch this in theaters but I'm glad I did
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