MOVIE PICK: "Bohemian Rhapsody" set to dethrone "Halloween" in weekend box office battle
FLINT-- After two weeks of solid performance at the box office, Michael Meyers, king of the horror franchise "Halloween," is expected to give up the throne to Freddie Mercury, the late leader of legendary rock band Queen.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" debuts this weekend along with two other new films-- "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" and "Nobody's Fool" with all three expected to do well.
Two of the three freshman entries are on my list to see, receiving the Mike's Movie Pick marquee.
I believe there are very few people who would tell you they don't like the classic six-minute operatic rock symphony that is the song "Bohemian Rhapsody."
The movie celebrates Queen and it's legendary lead singer, Freddie Mercury, tracing their meteoric rise through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. If you like Queen's music-- "Radio Ga Ga," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "We Will Rock You" and "Another One Bites the Dust" to name a few-- this film should be on your "to see" list, too!
The comedy "Nobody's Fool" also gets a Mike's Movie Pick marquee this week. It's a Tyler Perry comedy that does not feature his signature Madea Simmons character. Tiffany Haddish provides the laughs in this film. She plays wild child Tanya who looks to her buttoned-up, by-the-book sister Danica for help getting back on her feet after serving a prison sentence. Tika Sumpter of "Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots" television drama and the "Southside With You" and "Ride Along" films plays Danica. As the polar opposites collide, Tanya soon discovers Danica's picture-perfect life and boyfriend may not be what they seem.
After seeing "Night School," you say Tiffany Haddish's name and I'm all in!
Also new this week is Disney's "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms." It's a new take on the Nutcracker story that sees a young girl named Klara, who needs to open a priceless gift, go to a parallel world to retrieve a key. She meets a soldier named Phillip, several mice and the regents who preside over three realms. Klara and Phillip have to enter a fourth realm to get the key and restore harmony to the unstable land.
The cast includes Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightly, Misty Copeland, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren.