Wednesday, June 19, 2019

ROCKETMAN (2019)



Better than "Bohemian Rhapsody" to the nth level. If you're a fan of Elton John, this is a must see movie. For Your Consideration Oscar Taron Egerton for Best Actor. Napakahusay at impressive ang performance ni Taron Egerton. Triple threat. Kumanta using his own vocals, sumayaw at umarte. Inaral ang kilos, galaw, mannerisms, gestures even ang boses ni Elton John kaya nag-pay off ang spectacular performance. Makakatuwa ang mga song and dance numbers at magaling ang choreography. Kaya enjoy ang musical part at mapapa-sing along ka talaga. Saka sa part na nag-iimagine si Elton na fantasy ay nakakamangha.

Sa personal life ni Elton, it hits home. Relatable ang neglect/abandonment sa parents ni Elton lalo noong naging broken family sila kaya dama mo ang longing niya sa pagmamahal simula bata pa lang. Magaling ang chemistry nila Taron Egerton at Jamie Bell as Reggie and Bernie na bumu-bromance. Ang nakakatuwa kahit hindi naging sila dahil Bernie treats Reggie as his brother ay nakita mo ang respeto nila sa isa’t isa. Surprising din sila Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton/Reggie's apathetic mother at si Richard Madden as the charming but later on ay scheming boyfriend ni Elton. Over-all, enjoy panoorin ang pelikula.

Hindi ko maiwasan ikumpara ito sa Bohemian Rhapsody. Malayong malayo ang husay ni Taron Egerton kay Rami Malek na gumamit ng false teeth at lipsync. I love Freddie Mercury lalo na sa voice dynamics pero I find insulting ang performance ni Rami kay Freddie lalo sa depiction ni Freddie. Alam naman natin na may diva factor ang mga katulad nila Elton at Freddie pero mas nabigyan ng balance ito sa Rocketman. Maganda na pinakita ang childhood ni Elton up to sa growing up years kasi mas naintindihan ko ang struggle niya.

Mas lalo kong nirespeto si Elton John dahil sa pelikulang "Rocketman". 


BODY CRASHES by Rhian Ramos

Rhian Ramos is one of the most sought-after actresses of Philippine TV and cinema. Her recent film “Kung Paano Siya Nawala” added to her filmography where she proved her versatility. In “Kung Paano Siya Nawala”, she plays Shana, the love interest of a man suffering from face blindness. Some of her other memorable movie and TV performances include Sally in “Saving Sally” (2016), femme fatale Valerie in “Silong” (2015), and Althea in “The Rich Man’s Daughter” (2015).

But aside from her acting, Rhian is also a multi-talented artist. She has recently ventured out to the music scene, leaving a cool and sexy persona for the rebirth of OPM. 

Last year, she launched her song “Napagod”, featuring Brisom, which showcases her laidback vocals in an alternative rock style. The song has an '80s new wave touch and the lyrics openly tells a relatable 'hugot' story. In February this year, the music video of the song was released. It definitely felt like a throwback video with its '80s filled vibes. 

Last June 13, Rhian delightfully surprises the audience and her fans at 12 Monkey’s Music Hall and Pub as she launched the music video of her latest single ‘Body Crashes”. The video gave us a western sense because of the kissing scenes, which added to the sexy appeal of the song. The video also referenced movies such as Lost in Translation’s karaoke scene and intimate moments in Kung Paano Siya Nawala.