Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Movies

Five Queen documentaries to stream before 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Before seeing how Rami Malek does in Freddie Mercury’s shoes, here’s how to check out the real Mercury in action.
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The Queen movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ survives impossible task of re-creating Freddie Mercury

The Queen movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ survives impossible task of re-creating Freddie Mercury

A decade in the making, the Queen biopic, arriving Friday, hinged on casting an actor who could capture their iconic singer's essence. Good thing Rami Malek came along.
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Rupert Everett’s moving ‘Happy Prince’ stages Oscar Wilde’s tragic final act

Rupert Everett’s moving ‘Happy Prince’ stages Oscar Wilde’s tragic final act

Everett wrote, directed and stars in this almost unbearably bittersweet feast for the senses, which spotlights playwright and author Oscar Wilde, the 20th century’s first true pop celebrity, in decay far past his prime.
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In theaters this week: ‘Johnny English Strikes Again,’ ‘Hunter Killer,’ ‘Mid90s’

In theaters this week: ‘Johnny English Strikes Again,’ ‘Hunter Killer,’ ‘Mid90s’

Rowan Atkinson is back as the bumbling spy Johnny English while Gerard Butler captains a submarine and Jonah Hill revisits ’90s L.A.
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‘Mid90s’ is a time capsule of mixtapes, skating and more

‘Mid90s’ is a time capsule of mixtapes, skating and more

Written and directed by Jonah Hill, the film is an immersion in the sights and sound of a pop-cultural moment. Like its teen protagonist, it struggles for identity, and the struggle makes it interesting as well as occasionally frustrating.
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In theaters this week: ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Oath,’ ‘The Old Man & The Gun,’ Tampa Theatre gets in spooky spirit

In theaters this week: ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Oath,’ ‘The Old Man & The Gun,’ Tampa Theatre gets in spooky spirit

Catch loads of Halloween classics at Tampa Theatre or the Halloween revival that brings Jamie Lee Curtis back after 40 years.
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What makes the new ‘Halloween’ such a thrill is how it deviates from the original

What makes the new ‘Halloween’ such a thrill is how it deviates from the original

Decades after John Carpenter’s slasher landmark, David Gordon Green has resurrected the faceless Boogeyman of Halloween and set him loose on another Halloween night, 40 years later.
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‘The Oath’ is a political satire that’s ripped, like a Band-Aid, from today’s headlines

‘The Oath’ is a political satire that’s ripped, like a Band-Aid, from today’s headlines

This blistering political satire may reopen a political wound that has barely had time to heal.
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How Lady Gaga's real life mirrors - and doesn't mirror - her character in 'A Star Is Born'

How Lady Gaga's real life mirrors - and doesn't mirror - her character in 'A Star Is Born'

Maybe you watched the trailer for "A Star Is Born," and thought, huh, that's weird. We're supposed to believe that Lady Gaga lacks the confidence to sing her own songs, or that she is unattractive, and, therefore, she couldn't have a singing career? ...
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‘First Man’ aims to make us feel, and see, what Neil Armstrong felt and saw

‘First Man’ aims to make us feel, and see, what Neil Armstrong felt and saw

There’s enough going on in director Damien Chazelle’s tense, distinctive Neil Armstrong biopic First Man to leave the climactic, inspired Apollo 11 moon landing sequence aside for a few paragraphs. So hang in there, please, and we’ll get to the damn ...
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