Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Directed by Bryan Singer
Screenplay by Anthony McCarten
Story by Anthony McCarten and Peter Morgan
Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, and Mike Myers
Running Time: 2 hrs 14 mins
Showtime is 7:00 PM. Afterwards, let’s go to The Cheesecake Factory nearby (walking distance) from the theater for food/drink/discussion.
Jared Eamon, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents as gay at the age of 19. Jared is quickly pressured into attending a gay conversion therapy program – or else be shunned by his family, friends, and church. It is within the program that Jared comes into conflict with its head therapist.
Written and directed by Joel Edgerton and based on Garrard Conley's memoir, titled Boy Erased: A Memoir
Starring: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton
Running Time: 1 hrs 54 mins
We’ll see the 7 o’clock show (will update exact start time). Afterwards we’ll head to Bull City Burger and Brewery, a short walk from the theater, located at 107 E Parrish St.
Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica, Linda, Alice, and Belle take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave ’13, Shame ’11, Hunger ’08)
Screenplay by McQueen and Gillian Flynn, based upon the 1983 ITV series of the same name.
Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry
Running Time: 2 hrs 8 mins
Showtime is 7:10 PM
Recliner style seating is assigned at Regal Brier Creek. I may purchase my ticket in advance. If so, I will post which seat I chose. We can try to sit together or choose your seat wherever you’d like and we will see each other in the lobby before and after the movie.
Afterwards, if there is interest, we’ll go to Brixx Pizza nearby (walking distance) from the theater.
When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
Directed by Peter Farrelly, the screenplay was written by Lip's son Nick Vallelonga, as well as Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly.
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D Marinov, PJ Byrne
Running Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Showtime is 7:05 PM.
The theater has reserved seating. I may buy my ticket in advance, if so I will post my seat number.