A crime thriller starring Denzel Washington and Rami Malek? Sign me up, take my money, and then do it again the next week!
The first trailer for ‘The Little Things‘ was released this week. In the movie, Washington plays Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon, who gets involved in tracking a serial killer who is terrorizing Los Angeles.
Malek plays the L.A. Sheriff Dept. Sergeant Jim Baxter, who is leading the investigation.
And who is their prime suspect? Jared Leto.
Leto enters the story as the two lawmen’s prime suspect, sharing in a particularly tense and ultimately explosive interrogation scene with Malek and Washington. Though Leto’s mysterious character seems to slip from their grasp as the clip progresses, the three acting heavyweights continue to become more entangled with the case (and each other) and the tension ratchets up while disturbing secrets emerge.
I love a good crime thriller, and with this amount of talent involved, I’d be surprised to see it fail.
It’ll debut in select theaters and be released on HBO Max on January 29, 2021.
You probably already know by now. Bohemian Rhapsody won Best Picture (Drama) at the 2019 Golden Globes last night, and no one could believe it. It beat out quality films like If Beale Street Could Talk and A Star Is Born. I mean, Bohemian Rhapsody had a 49% rating on Metacritic…and IT SOMEHOW WON BEST PICTURE!
The star of the film, Rami Malek, also won Best Actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury. And during his speech, he thanked everyone but the director of the movie, Bryan Singer. In fact, no one thanked Singer. Not Malek nor producer Graham King who accepted the award for Best Picture.
Singer was fired from the Bohemian Rhapsody set two weeks before filming was completed after reports of on-set turmoil. He managed to keep his directing credit though.
It was believed he was fired because he could not get along with Malek on set, although, Singer claims he was fired because he needed time off to take care of his parents…
“Bohemian Rhapsody is a passion project of mine. With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents. This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. This was not my decision and it was beyond my control. Rumors that my unexpected departure from the film was sparked by a dispute I had with Rami Malek are not true.”
The conspiracy theorist in me believes there was no trouble on set. I wouldn’t be surprise to learn that everyone involved in the project thought about the sexual misconduct allegations against Singer. A man sued him back in 2017, claiming Singer raped him when he was 17-years-old.
I bet they knew if Singer was still attached to this project come awards season, it would seriously hurt their chances of winning anything. They decided to put some distance between them and it looks like it worked.
The Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ has been getting mixed reviews (at best) from critics. When this movie was first announced, we were all thinking it’d generate some award buzz, but unfortunately that hasn’t been the case.
Still though, the audience at home seems to love it. The film made $50 million during its opening weekend in the states. That was more than enough to top the box office. It’s the second best opening for a music biopic, only behind 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, which made a little over $60 million.
Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury in this movie, and he’s the one thing both critics and the audience agree on. He did a masterful job portraying Freddie, and his efforts will likely earn him a best actor nomination.
By the way, the film made $72 million internationally, which means it’s already made a total of $122 million worldwide. That’s not a bad start at all.
Chris Aronson, Fox’s head of domestic distribution, told Variety he’s not surprised the audience enjoyed it more than the critics…
“I’m not surprised there’s a disconnect, but audiences didn’t miss it. That’s the power of word of mouth — and Queen and their music.”
The internet has strong and fast reactions to almost everything, including movie trailers. People seem to think they can tell if a movie is going to be good or bad based on a one minute trailer.
Fans of Queen and Freddie Mercury have been slamming the upcoming ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ movie even though the film hasn’t even been released. They believe, based on the teaser trailer, that the film doesn’t address Freddie’s sexuality or his AIDS diagnosis.
Rami Malek, who stars as Freddie in the movie, is fighting back against the critics. He says the film does not overlook those issues…
“It’s difficult. First, let me say that I don’t think the film shies away from his sexuality or his all-consuming disease, which is obviously AIDS. I don’t know how you could avoid any of that, or if anyone would ever want to. It’s a bit absurd that anyone’s judging this from a minute trailer.
You can’t shy away from it. It was an important moment to have in the film, one that ultimately is very sad but also empowering in a way.”
It might sound silly, but I trust Malek. He’s a great actor, who really believes in the ~art~ of it all, so I highly doubt he’d take this role if it refused to dig in to the serious issues surrounding Freddie’s life.
The bigger issue is the marketing of this movie…it has not been good. The studio has dropped the ball with the promotion of this film.
We’ll just have to wait and see how good (or bad) this movie is when it’s released nationwide November 2, 2018.
Rami Malek is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood. If you’ve watched Mr. Robot, then you know exactly why I feel so comfortable making such a bold claim. The dude is intense.
He’s bringing that intensity and passion to his role as Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
As you can see in the trailer below, he basically is Mercury. He’s got the look, the voice, the stage moves, the humor…it’s all there and it looks like it’s going to really play well on the screen.
The trailer bounces back and forth between scenes from the band’s early days and their days of being rock legends. This movie has gone through a lot of behind-the-scenes drama with the original director being fired, but I think the final product is going to be something special.
In addition to Malek, this movie also stars Ben Hardy, Lucy Boynton and Joseph Mazzello. It’s scheduled to hit theaters November 2, 2018.
Rami Malek has been in the news lately for starring in the upcoming Queen biopic, but he also has another movie coming out.
Papillon stars Malek and Charlie Hunnam as two prisoners on an island with no escape. In the trailer you can see Hunnam’s character being dragged out of his girlfriend’s house and being sent to the prison.
“He soon finds himself imprisoned on an island with seemingly no escape, surrounded by shark-infested waters and abusive guards. He soon forms an alliance with Malek’s character, a fellow prisoner. ‘If I ever get out, I’m going to live a different kind of life,’ Hunnam promises as he overlooks the ocean at the end of the video.”
This movie is a remake of the 1973 film of the same name, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen.
So far, it’s received mixed reviews from critics. It sits at a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s expected to hit theaters August 24, 2018. It first premiered back in 2017 the Toronto International Film Festival.
We have all been waiting to see how Rami Malek would look and sound as Freddie Mercury in the long-awaited Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, and we’re happy to report the wait is over.
After months of being teased with photos from set, we are finally getting our first real look at the movie.
The teaser trailer was released this week by 20th Century Fox and even though you only hear Malek speak twice, it’s still enough to know he’s going to absolutely rock the role.
“The movie traverses Queen’s rise from the 1970s through their triumphant set at 1985’s Live Aid, six years before Mercury died of complications from AIDS. The new trailer features concert scenes interspersed with the group cutting songs in the studio. It also features a mash-up of several Queen classics, including ‘Killer Queen,’ ‘We Will Rock You’ and the film’s namesake.”
In addition to Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody will also star Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, and Lucy Boynton. It’s expected to hit theaters November 2, and who knows, maybe it’ll land Malek a Best Actor nomination.
When it was announced that ‘Mr. Robot‘ star Rami Malek was going to play Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, everyone nodded their head and was like, “Yeah. That sounds right.”
Malek was born for this role and now we’re getting to check out the first photos from set.
20th Century Fox, the studio behind the biopic, released the two photos you see below on their Instagram account earlier this week. The first photo shows Malek as Mercury standing in front of a huge crowd at Wembley Stadium. The second photo shows him backstage standing next to Gwilym Lee as Brian May.
As some of you may remember, Sacha Baron Cohen was originally set to star as Mercury in the biopic back in 2011, but he ended up leaving the film in 2013. In 2016, it was revealed Bryan Singer had signed on to direct the movie and Malek would be the lead. One year after that, we learned that Singer was fired and Dexter Fletcher had been called in to replace him.
Even with all the drama going on behind the scenes, we still have faith this movie will be great, mainly because we don’t believe there is any possibly way Malek screws this up.
Right now, Rami Malek is known for his wonderful work on Mr. Robot, but next year, he will only be known as Freddie Mercury. On September 5 (what would have been Mercury’s 71st birthday) the first-look at Malek in the 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was released.
And as you can see, Malek has nailed the physical transformation. He looks just like Freddie in the photo.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Malek admitted even he was moved by the transformation when he first saw himself in the mirror after hair and makeup…
“When you’re able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror, it’s a very affirming moment.”
Bryan Singer is the director behind this project, and he claims his approach to Bohemian Rhapsody was a bit different. It’s “not a traditional biopic,” but rather a story honoring the music created by a legendary rock group.
“It won’t just be the dark Freddie story, but that being said, that also will be honored. It’s about collaboration. It’s a celebration.”
It’s scheduled to be released on Christmas Day 2018, and it’s probably going to be incredible.
This movie has been talked about for years, and for whatever reason, it just never happened. A director would back out, the studio would get cold feet, etc.
But it now looks like everything is on the right track. Original members of Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor, confirmed that the Freddie Mercury biopic is happening. They also revealed that Mr. Robot star Rami Malek would be playing Mercury in the film.
They told Queen Online that they believe Rami is the best actor for the role…
“Rami has great presence and he’s utterly dedicated to the project. He’s completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is wonderful.”
In addition to Rami starring, it was also revealed that X-Men director Bryan Singer will direct the movie.
“[Bryan Singer is] a perfect choice to recreate the fabulous Queen years which brought us such unforgettable moments as Live Aid, which we can reveal will be faithfully recreated for a key sequence the film.”
This movie is still in the early stages, so we don’t know who else will star, but the band members promised more announcements would be coming soon. They also hinted that fans will have an opportunity to be extras in the film.
We’ll keep you posted as more information is released.