Holiday Movies


Guest Writer, Petch, Eagle 977

If you read this column most week’s you may have seen me in the past share my passion for movies and it’s time for me to share again.The first I am excited to see this week is the Queen movie, Bohemian Rhapsody. This movie looks like an awesome high energy tribute to Queen and their iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury. The reviews say this movie will have you bouncing in your seat and dancing in the aisles, while shedding a tear or two along the way. Those looking for deep insights into Freddie Mercury’s homosexuality, will have to be satisfied by fleeting glimpses of that. But one thing for sure even if you are not moved by the story the soundtrack will be Killer Queen.

Next Movie is Fandango’s Most Anticipated Movie of Fall 2018, Fantastic Beasts 2 : Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. My nerd alarm is full on for this movie, This time around the action will shift to Paris, France, As us fellow nerds fans recall, Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured at the end of the first movie. He manages to escape and Dumbledore, played by Jude Law, recruits his former student Newt Scamander to help stop him before the powerful and evil wizard can do some real damage. The trailers for this movie look like this is going to be a blend of magical creatures, awesome wizard showdowns and spectacular special effects. This will be the sixth movie in the franchise directed by David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter movies and the first Fantastic Beasts. Hitting the movies on November 8th.

Last and not least we have to slide in a movie for the kids, And this is the one, Yes we know it’s been done a few times over the years but this one looks like it could be the best yet. I am talking The Grinch, Staring Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lending his voice to the infamous Grinch, Now we all know the story of The Grinch who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, The Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food. It’s been 18 years since Jim Carrey starred in the original live-action movie adaptation of The Grinch, So this movie is not only for a brand new generation who may have missed the Jim Carrey one but also for us folks who just love the story.

I am excited to know I will be seeing all three of these movies over the next couple of week’s. If you catch any of them, I hope you have a fun time.