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Nzoner 07:15 AM 05-18-2018

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Frazod 09:00 PM 05-22-2018
Originally Posted by Nzoner:
That's the beauty of it all though music is subjective so there is no right or wrong.That said based on what I've heard I personally wouldn't go see Martel either.

If and it's a big IF I were even thinking about seeing a Queen cover band it would be Gary Mullen and the Works

They're.... okay, I guess. He seems to capture the essence of Freddie's stage persona. But when it comes to actually singing, he couldn't hold Martel's mic stand.
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Nzoner 06:22 AM 05-24-2018
Originally Posted by Frazod:
They're.... okay, I guess. He seems to capture the essence of Freddie's stage persona. But when it comes to actually singing, he couldn't hold Martel's mic stand.
Okay I've had a chance to listen to numerous Martel videos and while very good my ears still prefer Mullen as he has that guttural sound like Freddie especially on Save Me and Hammer To Fall.

Either way I'd think we both agree there will never be another Freddie and personally I'm just thankful I got to see Queen live twice before his passing.
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Frazod 09:08 AM 05-24-2018
Originally Posted by Nzoner:
Okay I've had a chance to listen to numerous Martel videos and while very good my ears still prefer Mullen as he has that guttural sound like Freddie especially on Save Me and Hammer To Fall.

Either way I'd think we both agree there will never be another Freddie and personally I'm just thankful I got to see Queen live twice before his passing.
We'll have to agree to disagree on this, I guess. To me, Martel is the closest thing to Freddie we'll ever get. And remember, he was the guy the actual surviving Queen band members picked to be in the official tribute band. It's a shame that they didn't pick him to join the actual band. While it was never actually said, I assume his straight/Christian background probably has much to do with that.

The other guy sounds like karaoke Freddie. He'd be great in a bar for free, but I'm not paying to watch him.
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Frazod 03:13 PM 07-19-2018
New trailer


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Baby Lee 11:41 AM 07-21-2018
If you're really invested in this, better hope it gets a release before all the Singer mishegas explodes.

Can't be long at this point, surprised it's made it this far, particularly with Spacey fighting for his life and livelihood.
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Frazod 09:55 AM 08-01-2018
From Marc Martel's Facebook page :-)

Ladies and gentlemen, big news. In fact, some of the biggest news of my professional career, which, until just very recently, has been kept secret. Vague posts on my socials about clandestine trips to London, and selfies from Abbey Road Studios over the last year and a half, have perhaps been subtle hints to what some of you have already figured out.

I’m so happy to finally officially announce my involvement in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film, Bohemian Rhapsody. Back in December 2016, we received a call from GK Films, asking if I’d consider lending my voice to the movie. It was a little surreal getting that first call, as it was something I’d often daydreamed about. Like, “What if…?” - and then it actually happens! It has seriously been one of the best experiences of my life so far, and I’m so relieved to finally share it with you all.

Now in the post-production phase, the film’s singing aspects will feature a mix of Freddie Mercury’s voice, my voice, and that of Rami Malek, who is playing the role of Freddie. All of this is being synergistically arranged into a seamless, immersive experience of the life of one of the world’s most beloved entertainers, brought to the big screen. It’s no secret that many of you have patiently waited for this for decades now, and I couldn’t be more excited for you to finally see what Queen, alongside the very best in the movie-making world… and me (!!!!), have been up to.

Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see that Bohemian Rhapsody goes from just fantasy to real life [cue groans] November 2nd, all over North America. Hooray!
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Nzoner 07:55 AM 11-01-2018
Got tickets for tomorrow afternoon,seeing it on IMAX :-)
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RINGLEADER 12:38 AM 11-02-2018
The movie was largely perfunctory in covering all the expected bases until the finale which was really amazing. The movie is worth the price of admission for the final 20 minutes alone. Lots of clapping in my theater...

Spoiler!

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EPodolak 04:24 PM 11-02-2018
Hope it plays in my favorite theater here in town, I'll pay to see it either way though.
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underEJ 05:13 PM 11-02-2018
I really enjoyed it. I can see both sides of the critical argument, though, that it was too light in order to get the pg13, but I really didn't care. It was fun and ultimately Freddie Mercury only ever wanted to entertain people. There are lots of criticisms about the license taken with the truth and timeline, and I can see those too, but again they didn't bother me. Nobody was going to be able to make a movie that was absolutely true because most of those he confided his truths to, including Queen members, have been protecting his privacy loyally all this time and continue to do so. Everyone else has an agenda. His creative process was his true satisfaction and he did his best work with his band. The movie is very true to that.

I keep trying to imagine what the darker movie everyone is clamoring for would look like and I think it would suffer from the same primary criticism I have of this one. It is just too much to cover. The time required to slow down and build depth into the character would leave little time for the musical story and the rest of the band. It would have been very sad or even worse just an exercise in shaming him. I don't want to watch that.

I went in hoping for a stylized (definitely not real) portrait of a very unusual band with some great concert moments to get lost in (I regularly watch Queen Rock Montreal) and a portrayal of Freddie that was not a cartoon. Overall, I think that is what it is. I do wish they had paid a little bit more for some better crowd effects for Live Aid.
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underEJ 05:29 PM 11-02-2018
Oh and also, anyone else see Queen in Kansas City? I was at the 1982 Kemper concert. I loved it, one of the only big concerts I really enjoyed. I was supposed to go to the 1980 at Kemper, but my older sister got grounded and my dad wouldn't drop me off for a concert alone at 10 years old, nor would he go with me. Instead, he went down there and sold the tickets. (at face value, my father would never scalp!) God I cried alot that night.
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In58men 06:19 PM 11-02-2018
Garbage
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patteeu 06:26 PM 11-02-2018
Originally Posted by In58men:
Garbage
They were ok, at least for their first couple of records.
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Kman34 07:07 PM 11-02-2018
Originally Posted by In58men:
Garbage
Dude.... are you talking about the movie or the group?? Back up your comment with something.... because Freddy Mercury was one of the most prolific singers in rock music... far from garbage..
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Deberg_1990 07:22 PM 11-02-2018
Please tell me they play ‘Flash Gordon’ in this?
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