Bohemian Rhapsody – Movie Review

I have been a Queen fan since I was a young teen back in the 80’s and when this movie came out, I wanted to go see it.  I was worried about the cheesiness of a biopic and if they could represent Queen and Freddie Mercury respectable enough or would it look like a LIfetime biopic?  Could the actors make it believable enough that I could imagine that this was really the guys from the band I know so well?  Could I get lost in the movie and enjoy it?

All valid questions and let me tell you, the answer is yes to all three questions. The movie was respectable, believable and I enjoyed it.  It opens with the band about to take the stage for their Live Aid show and then cuts to 1970 where it all began and Freddie would meet Brian and Roger while the latter two were playing with their band Smile.  And the rest you can say is history.

The movie takes you through the start of the band, the struggles with the label, the struggles with each other and the struggles of Freddie’s life.  And the movie ends with that Live Aid concert which was quite possibly the greatest 20 minute set of any band in history.  How they recreated the Live Aid scene was magical and the Blu-Ray comes with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look on how they did it. Probably worth the price of admission alone.

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Tuesday’s Memes – Queen

Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to this week’s memes.  We are tackling the band Queen this week and why not!  Queen is so worthy of getting this treatment.  So if you week has started off pretty crappy, maybe this will cheer you up a little.  Enjoy!!

Here is the Real Most Interesting Man in the World!!

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And a Phd in Astrophysics…pretty impressive:

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Friday New Releases – Sept 2nd

It is Friday and a holiday weekend, what could be better??  Oh, new music!!  Unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot out today due to the holiday weekend.  For that reason, I will try and check out all of them below.

  • 51gnsBMRkEL._AC_US200_  Art of Dying – Nevermore (EP) – (Vices and Virtues Music):  I enjoyed their album that came out last December, ‘Rise’.  What a nice surprise to get some new music so quickly.

  •  81d8nFRfIlL._SX466_  Freddie Mercury – Messenger of the Gods: The Singles Collection – (Hollywood Records): There is no video released specifically for this release, so I will include one for “The Great Pretender”.