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Taron Egerton’s Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ to Premiere at Cannes

Elton John biopic “Rocketman” has been set for a May 16 world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.Taron Egerton stars as John with Paramount Pictures distributing worldwide. It’s directed by Dexter Fletcher, who previously took the reins on Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” after director Bryan Singer was fired.The film, written by Lee Hall, covers […]

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Streaming: the best musical biopics

Bohemian Rhapsody, out now on DVD, commits all the classic sins of the musical biopic. Elsewhere, though, are some great examples of the genreThis week’s biggest home entertainment release arrives fresh from the Oscars, where it missed the top prize but took the most awards of the night. Bohemian Rhapsody has somehow withstood any amount […]

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Getting China Release…With Gay Content Cut Out

Bohemian Rhapsody will soon be rocking Chinese theaters — but it will be a truncated version of the Oscar-winning film. 20th Century Fox’s hit Freddie Mercury biopic has received permission to open theatrically in China. But the Bohemian Rhapsody China release date with a caveat: the “gay content” in the movie relating to Mercury’s bisexuality […]

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China Censors Rami Malek’s Oscar Speech to Remove ‘Gay Man,’ Sparks Backlash From Viewers

Four-time Oscar winner “Bohemian Rhapsody” is officially getting a theatrical release in China, which is widely considered a surprise since the movie’s subject, Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, was a gay man. Per reports, the film is likely to have at least one minute removed from its runtime. Given China’s strict policy on Lgbtq representation in […]

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Bohemian Rhapsody’s special effects team ‘owed thousands’

Union Bectu calls for action on plight of freelancers at failed companies after Queen-film firm Halo VFX goes bankruptThe team behind the special visual effects on Oscar-winning Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody have yet to be paid, according to media and entertainment union Bectu.The union says it is handling cases worth £53,000 relating to the bankruptcy […]

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China to Release ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ Despite Censoring Rami Malek’s Oscar Speech

Fresh off its four Oscar wins, Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” will hit theaters in China, the company announced on social media Wednesday – a surprising development, considering the country’s restrictions on Lgbt content.The Freddie Mercury biopic was approved for a limited release by China’s National Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas. The release date is listed as March […]

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Oscars: 7 Things You Didn’t See on TV From Lady Gaga’s Disappearance to Spike Lee’s Speech

The 91st Academy Awards managed not to be a total disaster, despite the lack of a host for the first time in 30 years, no opening monologue, and a ceremony that tossed out more Oscars to “Bohemian Rhapsody” (four) than “Roma” (three), “Black Panther” (three) and “A Star is Born” (one). The best picture winner, […]

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