Category Archives: Art & Film
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As you might surmise, Bohemian Rhapsody is about the rock band, Queen and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and the darker side of success, concluding with Freddie reuniting with his bandmates in time for Live Aid in 1985. While you don’t have to like Queen’s music to find this movie enthralling, for those who admired and loved Freddie Mercury this is a must see movie.
Bohemian Rhapsody is showing in multiple theaters in and around Boston. There is more information about this film in the links shared below.
Earlier this week I read on NewNowNext that a remake of the mid-90s film Clueless is being explored. My initial reaction was, “As if!?!“. While I loved the original and am still prone to use lingo from the movie (Full on Monet, Betty and Fashion Victim just to name a few) – you can read through an extensive library of terminology the film used and helped make popular, here.
To say I’m buggin’ would be an understatement because what made the movie so great (for me) was how much it captured and poked fun at the stereotypes of the day – especially teenage Southern Californians. A remake of this film will need to tap into similar cultural touchstones of the day, but as a 40-something I doubt I’m tapped into the zeitgeist of today’s teens so much of the humor and references will likely go above my head. Having said that, I’ll probably go see it because I do love the original and will be curious to see how the movie was updated to make it relevant.
What about you? Did you see Clueless and did you love it? Would you go see a remake or would you likely skip it all together? Do tell, I’m genuinely curious.
Have you heard about this gay short film (13-minutes) that centers on James (played by Emrhys Cooper)? It is definitely entertaining to watch. I’ve included a brief write up about the short film below along with a link to its Vimeo page and password. If you watch the film, let me know what you think.
About Trophy Boy: The film centers on James, a sexy, youthful sought-after Instagram star in high-society, and self-proclaimed “trophy” who gets dumped by his wealthy live-in benefactor just before turning 30. James quickly learns that the real world cares little for his Instagram “celebrity” as the world he’s so carefully cultivated online crashes head on with reality.
Watch Trophy Boy Here