Bohemian Rhapsody Review & Exclusive World Premiere Pics

Hello Movie Fans,

This movie is amazing, I was not a Queen fan prior but after this movie, I am officially a Freddie Mercury fan. 🙂 *Radio Gaga Clap Clap*

Bohemian Rhapsody is a beautiful celebration of Queen, their excellent music and extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.  The film explores the rise of the band and their songs and revolutionary sound. While the movie is about Queen the focus is really on Freddie Mercury and it’s a tribute to his legacy and his fabulous talent. Having suffered greatly without Queen, Freddie reunites with his bandmates just in time for a smashing Live Aid performance.  Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

First, let’s begin with the main actor Rami Malek he embodied Freddie, it was like watching the real deal. Malek’s movements style and his speech pattern in the film are perfect and his performance is simply outstanding. It was magical.

When meeting Rami, he spoke about feeling honoured and humbled to have taken on the role. I was not familiar with him prior to the film, but I was deeply impressed with his acting. The film is named after one of Queen’s famous hit songs and is the ideal movie title because it sums up the spirit of the film.

 

I won’t give away any spoilers, but it was great to know more about Freddie’s family life, his original name and cultural background. (I even saw his sister at the premiere). Watching his journey to stardom is beautifully executed. This film digs deep giving us golden nuggets at every turn. You do not have to be a Queen fan to watch this but after watching the film you will sing your little heart out! I can’t get enough of the soundtrack.

This movie is amazing and has done the legacy of Queen proud. The script is well written the casting is brilliant and with the help of the original band members, the film will take you back in time.

I attended the film premiere for this fab flick check out a few snaps and an exclusive video I filmed from the main man himself, Rami Malek. Thank you for a great night.


Check out a few snaps I took below at the exclusive World Premiere

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Creed II Trailer 

Hello Movie Fans, 

The handsome Michael ‘Bae’ Jordan has dropped the trailer for Creed II and I am interested. Adonis Creed is struggling with a few life issues, his personal duties V his training. However forced to face an opponent with links to his family, Creed & Rocky Balboa together  fight on.

MBJ has shown himself worthy and after his performance in Black Panther 😍 I’m invested. I’ve never been so in love with a villain he played KillMonger brilliantly! 
Anyway, I may have to recap on Creed to refresh my thoughts before checking out the sequel but of course here at CiciMustSee I’m bringing you my views! 

Check out the trailer below will you be watching Creed II? 

Screen Unseen -Mystery Film Review 

Hey, Movie Fans!

I had the privilege of attending a Screen Unseen film, this week (for free) this is where you show up at the cinema with no idea what you are watching until you are sat in your seat.

I sat and waited patiently hoping it was not a horror, (for those that have been following me you’ll know Cici doesn’t do horror films lol)

Anyway, I know you’re all desperate to know what the name of the movie is but before I tell you I need to figure out where to even begin.

*DRUM ROLL PLEASE*

 

 

American Animals

Making $3.2 Million at the box office

We are taken on a journey with Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen.

These four guys are friends, and they live in Kentucky a small town very Suburbs. Warren, the ringleaders, decides to drag his mates into stealing costly rare books from the University. These books are worth millions of dollars, determined to get them Warren encourages this heist.

The film is a true story, and it literally gives the viewer that sick feeling, with cutaways to the actual men and scenes of the actors playing them this movie sits somewhere between a documentary and a film/ coming of age heist flick, an exciting mash-up and the fact that this is actually a true  story is mind-blowing.  It’s an excellent touch, with one or two hard to watch scenes but there are moments of feeling like this is the longest film in history. Yet with that being said, the visuals are great, and the camera angles allow the viewer to immerse themselves in it.

At times forgetting this is a real story until actual footage from news reports are inserted these men take a massive risk of trying to achieve their American dream.

I liked the concept of the movie but felt sad not sympathy but sadness. There was an attempt at obtaining sympathy but based on what was done well I won’t say any more than that.  For me, the film doesn’t feel like something you need to be at the cinema to watch but instead sat on you’re sofa at home watching Netflix would be the viewing location of choice, and while it is an exceedingly good film, it may be better received on a streaming service.

I give this film a 3/5. The actors who played the real characters were excellent, but the flow of the movie started and stopped a lot and at times felt frustrating to follow.

Overall good watch if you have some time.

BlacKkKlansman Film Review

Spike Lee has done it again and how the timing is so perfect!
Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver and Laura Harrier this film shows the truth and the reality of where we are as a nation. At the Live Q and A with Mr Lee, he mentioned the harsh fact of the alt-right rising up.

As I write this review, I’m reminded of the horror and the humour and how cleaver both Jordan Peele and Spike Lee worked together both of their personalities came through in this beautiful exchange.

So what’s the film all about?

Spike Lee delivers on this extraordinary true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) who is also the fantastic Denzel Washington’s son becomes first African-American cop to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Division. Keen to do well on the job and make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a suicide mission he literally goes and joins to expose the Ku Klux Klan. Recruiting his colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), onto the investigation together, take down the extremist hate group. Produced by the incredible Academy Award Winner Jordan Peele, this film is exceptional

The film is hugely relevant and sadly very timely falling on the year anniversary of Charlottesville a racist riot lead by the KKK and other hate groups that took place last year in the USA.

The movie is current even though set in the 70’s the beautiful black visuals are sprinkled with melanin magic. The visuals showed proud black people with beautiful Afros seeking equality by any means, and today it just has not changed. Spike excellently flips between intense scenes of black and white people showing a clear divide, but we are united by Adam Driver and John David who make a great team infiltrating the “organisation”  together their relationship is what we need today both so different but work so well together.

Be prepared to be taken on a roller coaster of emotions because this film is not for the faint. Some may be saddened by the images while others feel a sense of normalisation which is sad in itself. However, the hardest part about watching the film is knowing it’s not actually over we are still living in a hateful world with hateful people and Spike transitions the movie into modern day beautifully and does this with the use of a brilliant dolly shot at the end of the film it’s the perfect segway.

All the actors did their part, and when meeting with Spike Lee, he spoke about the rise of the alt-right globally and the importance of getting out and voting.

BlacKkKlansman hits the UK cinema this Friday 24th August go check it out!

” Ya Dig” ✊🏾 #CiciMustSee “Right on”

Check out a few snaps from the preview show!

Comment below will you be watching?

Cici Reviews @ the BAFTA’s! 

Hey Movie Fans TV Watchers 

This week I’m at the BAFTA’s reviewing some amazing shows! 

I’m super excited about watching special screenings. BAFTA is an amazing organisation, and I’m looking forward to attending more of their events. 

It’s been a busy few months for me, as I’m working on a project which is very intense and the other I can’t wait to get started on but there is a lot of background work to do. However, in the meantime check out a few of my pics below and I’ll be uploading what I have been reviewing in the next few days. 

Peace and Love 

Cici xoxo 

Where is Cici? I’m right here!

Hello Movie Fans

 

How are you all? I’m just checking in with you I’ve been travelling and seeing some of the most beautiful places on this planet we call Earth.

 

However, this week I’m back I’ll be heading to a premiere so stay tuned. I’ll be meeting and greeting with a few stars from your favourite flicks so make sure you stay with me.

In the meantime what have you been watching? Tell me in the comments below.

 

 

Just in Case You Missed It! #CiciMustSee

Hey Movie Fans,

It’s Friday the sun is shining, and of course, CiciMustSee is here giving you the scoop. Don’t worry, if you have not seen these films find out what’s hot and what not! Accompanied by my fellow film buffs HJ and David watch us having a chat on your favourite film show 🙂

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Lots of Love

CICI xoxo