Watch The First Full Trailer For Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’

Hollywood is taking a brief break from the remakes this year to focus on biopics of famous musicians and bands. The Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, was released back in November and made over $800 million at the box office.

Earlier this week, we showed you the first trailer for the upcoming Motley Crue biopic ‘The Dirt,’ and now today we have the first full trailer for the Elton John biopic, Rocketman.

“The inspirational film follows the transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international music superstar Elton John in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The movie directed by Dexter Fletcher also stars Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) as Elton’s first manager, and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) as Elton’s mother.”

Taron Egerton stars as Elton in the movie, and he apparently did his own singing in the film, which should be fun to watch and compare.

Rocketman is set to hit theaters May 31, 2019. Check out the trailer below…

Watch Taron Egerton Star As Elton John In First Teaser Trailer For Fantasy Biopic ‘Rocketman’

Paramount Pictures is trying to make your Monday morning a little brighter. The studio released the first trailer for the musical/fantasy biopic, Rocketman.

Taron Egerton stars as a young Elton John, and as you can see from the trailer, this movie is more fantasy than true to life biopic. And that’s interesting because most people are going away from the standard biopic release now. Maybe studios have finally got the message that 99% of the time, they’re super boring.

Expect a dramatized retelling of his life and career from his time at the Royal Academy of Music through his rise to fame, struggles with drug addiction, and his partnership with Bernie Taupin.”

In addition to Egerton, this movie will also star Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell and Gemma Jones.

It’s expected to hit theaters May 31, 2019. Check out the trailer below…

First Trailer For New ‘Robin Hood’ Film Starring Jamie Foxx And Taron Egerton

We have seen several film versions of the ol’ ‘Robin Hood‘ story. Back in 2010, Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe teamed up to create a version of the story. It received mixed reviews from critics, but it more than doubled its budget at the box office, so I guess it was a success.

Fast forward 8 years later, and now we have another ‘Robin Hood’ hitting theaters. This time the film is being directed by Otto Bathurst, who is making his feature debut.

The film stars Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx. IndieWire provides us with some more details…

“Egerton, best known for his role leading in the ‘Kingsman’ franchise, heads the cast as the titular bandit. Foxx plays Little John, one of Hood’s best friends and the leader of the Merry Men outlaws. Ben Mendelsohn stars as the villain, while ‘The Knick’ breakout Eve Hewson plays Hood’s love interest, Maid Marian. Jamie Dornan, Josh Herdman, and Björn Bengtsson co-star.”

‘Robin Hood’ will hit theaters November 21, 2018. Check out the trailer below…

The Trailer For ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Has Arrived, And Everyone Is Freaking Out Over It! (VIDEO)

When ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service‘ was released back in early 2015, it kinda surprised everyone. It wasn’t expected to be a huge hit, but for some reason the audience really connected with it.

It grossed over $414 million worldwide, which made the director Matthew Vaughn extremely happy. It was his most commercially successful film ever. Even the critics enjoyed the spy-action comedy. It currently sits at a comfortable 74% on Rotten Tomatoes.

And with all that success (especially the delicious $414 million total) you had to know there was going to be a sequel.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle released its first trailer this week, and it was definitely worth the wait. It’s hard to make a great trailer, but the studio nailed it with this one.

Both Taron Egerton and (surprisingly) Colin Firth have returned for this sequel. They are joined by Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore and Halle Berry.

You can check out the official synopsis and trailer below. It’s scheduled to hit theaters September 22, 2017.

“With their headquarters destroyed and the world held hostage, members of Kingsman find new allies when they discover a spy organization in the United States known as Statesman. In an adventure that tests their strength and wits, the elite secret agents from both sides of the pond band together to battle a ruthless enemy and save the day, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy.”

Movie Review: Legend (2015) – A Stylish Gangster Movie with Tom Hardy Doing Some Great Acting

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In Legend, Tom Hardy gets a second chance to make a first impression on audiences. While he was the title character in the recent blockbuster Mad Max, Charlize Theron kind of stole the show. This time around, he’s back with a vengeance, playing not one, but two main characters.

Legend is based on Ronnie and Reggie Kray, twin crime lords running London’s underworld in the early 60s. Ronnie is glasses wearing, paunchy and flamboyantly gay, along with being mentally unstable. On the flip, Reggie is the level headed, business minded twin in a troubled marriage. The movie starts off with them getting a blank check to indulge in criminal enterprises, after they blackmail a high powered member of parliament, who gets busted in a gay orgy. Sounds cool, right?

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Yeah, it all kind of falls apart after that. The rest of the movie unfolds pretty much the way you’d expect from your standard gangster flick.

Tom Hardy was amazing in this, playing twin brothers in a way that makes them characters in and of themselves. You genuinely do forget these twins are being played by the same person, which is an extraordinary feat both from Hardy, and from the people in makeup and wardrobe.

The problems here come from the actual storytelling itself, which is a bit thin. Aside from the unique premise of twin brothers, it’s a bit paint by numbers as fast as crime movies go, with two brothers doing horrible things, while a frustrated police department fights to stop them.

Off screen narration from Emily Browning seems to be done with shades of Goodfella’s, but instead, turns into cringe worthy clichés that are used to plug up holes in the screenplay. The storyline itself is really nothing special, with the twins going through the standard clichés of being hometown heroes and criminal celebrities, while at the same time, being monsters behind closed doors.

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It’s a shame, because the real life story of the Kray twins left a lot of room to have fun. It was a clever movie that could have taken a more humorous twist in order to differentiate itself from the masses of other gangster movies out there. Instead, it takes a unique plot and twists it right into the mundane.

All in all, it’s a decent watch. The acting is fantastic, as are the costumes for the ‘duo’. It’s a stylish gangster movie that is plenty satisfying. The problem is, it’s satisfying in a way that fast food is satisfying. Sure, it’s enjoyable, sometimes you even crave it, but it’s nothing special.

This is a standard gangster movie that could have been more. Instead, they stuck with the formulaic plotline, despite having lots of real life material to choose from. I’m not saying it’s bad. I’m just saying it could have been better.

I will say it’s worth the watch, if you get a chance to see it. It’s not one of those British based movies where the accents are indecipherable, so if that usually distracts you, it won’t here. Instead, it’s a reliably exciting gangster flick, with some incredible acting by Tom Hardy. Watching him seamlessly play both characters easily makes this movie worth seeing.

WE GAVE IT: 4 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

4 stars

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