Paramount Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to attend an Advance Screening of ROCKETMAN. We’ve waited so long to see Taron Egerton as legendary Sir Elton John!
Screenings are as follows Wednesday, May 29, 2019:
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 7PM
Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal, 7:30PM
Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa, 7:30PM
Synopsis: ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.
Without at word of a lie we had no idea what John Lewis & Partners was before today and now we’ll never forget! This gorgeous Christmas TV Spot for the high-end Clothier and Furnisher starring Elton John in all his incarnations will touch your heart and fill it to the brim. Moving backwards in time, taking us through various phases of John’s storied career, it all culminates in his family believing in him and gifting him that one Christmas Day with a piano. And look at him now!
Watch for yourself:
This of course is just a taste of what’s to come. Elton John Biopic ROCKETMAN hits theatres next May, starring Taron Egerton.
If that doesn’t get you in the Holiday spirit, I don’t know what will!
Just as Elton John is front and center on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, a new Trailer surfaces for his Biopic ROCKETMAN starring Taron Egerton, whom we all know is more than capable having covered John‘s I’m Still Standing in 2016’s SING!
Synopsis: #Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.
See the Trailer:
Paramount Pictures Canada release ROCKETMANFriday, May 31, 2019.
BRUNO MARS took home top honours at the 60th annual GRAMMYAwards. The Hawaiian-born Singer/Songwriter for his Tracks 24K Magic, That’s What I Like and Album 24K Magic, won Album of the Year,Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album.
Mars says, pleading not to be cut-off during his speech in which he recalls performing at the age of 15, “Babyface, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Teddy Riley wrote many of the songs I’d be singing. I remember people who’d never met each from two sides of the globe all would be dancing and all I wanted to do with this Album was to see everybody dancing and everybody moving. I’d like to dedicate this award to my heroes, these teachers who laid down the foundation.”.
See his performance with CardiB on the Remix to Finesse:
Taking place in New York City this year, the GRAMMYs took place at Madison Square Garden after having been in Los Angeles for the past 14 years. Funnyman James Corden filled hosting duties and his parents Malcolm and Margaret even came out again to support him, joking they snuck-out to see Hamilton while the show was going on! New York native and 14-time Grammy Winner Alicia Keys stated upon presenting Record of the Year to Bruno Mars, “I love it better when the GRAMMYS are in New York”, drawing applause from the crowd.
Other big winners from the evening included Bruno Mars‘ labelmate Ed Sheeran who won Best Pop Solo Performance for smash hit Shape of You and also Best Pop Vocal Album for ÷.
GRAMMY Darling Kendrick Lamar won Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and Best Music Video for HUMBLE. and his Rihanna Collaboration LOYALTY. won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. His Disc DAMN. won Best Rap Album.
Canada saw The Weeknd win for Best Contemporary R&B Album with his top-selling Starboy Disc, while national icon Leonard Cohen post-humously won for Best Rock Performance with You Want it Darker. Our Alessia Cara won coveted Best New Artist and while her version of How Far I’ll Go didn’t win for Best Song for Visual Media, the Moana Theme sung by Auli’i Cravalho would go on to win.
Lady Gaga was on early with a fantastic acoustic Medley of A Million Reasons and Joanne:
Kesha would make a return to the GRAMMYs after a few years away delivering her nominated Praying with the help of Cyndi Lauper, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, Andra Day and more:
While it was announced recently that Elton John soon will retire following his upcoming Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, Miley Cyrus would join him on-stage for a rendition of Tiny Dancer:
After feuding for many years after a fallout in the ’90s, Broadway legend Patti Lupone would take the stage to perform Don’t Cry for Me Argentina from EVITA for Composer Andrew Lloyd Weber, who was being honoured this evening for his achievements. Lupone performed the same song at the 1981 GRAMMYs. See the performance:
After a smashing success first time around, a second installment of KINGSMAN is on the way and here’s your first look at the Trailer!
Check out this cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, with Sir Elton John, and Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges!
In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman. These two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…
See the Trailer:
20th Century Fox Canada release KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLEFriday, September 22, 2017.
Happy Thanksgiving America (and us over-indulgent Canadians)! Taking place tonight is a landmark Television Moment as international Pop Megastar Lady Gaga joins The Muppets on Television for a 90-minute Special, Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular!
Also appearing on the Broadcast are the likes of Kristen Bell, Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and RuPaul! Eclectic. You can guarantee there will be drama between Miss Piggy and Gaga for Kermit‘s affections! Surely some of that tension might spill-over to next year’s The Muppets’ Most Wanted, in which Gaga appears briefly?
See a Sneak Preview here:
ABC airs Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular tonight from 9:30 – 11:00 PM EST.
Although she’s busy in Japan celebrating her latest Disc ARTPOP, we’re still giddy about meeting her last week in Toronto! More on that here.
Yet another reason why Tom Hardy is amazing. The Britsh Actor who continues to be Toronto-shy, has just been confirmed to star as Elton John in an upcoming Biopic about the 300-million-record-selling Singer/Songwriter, titled Rocketman.
The Film is far from your run-of-the-mill unauthorized Biopic though as John’s Partner David Furnish will be producing the Film along with Steve Hamilton Shaw under their Rocket Pictures; Lawrence Bender of Al Film also will be co-producing. Surely this bodes well for authenticity? The Film will go as far back as John being a Child Prodigy at the age of five, according to Variety.
FilmDistrict acquired U.S. rights for the Film this past Spring, although it remains to see who will be distributing in Canada.
Hardy next can be seen in Animal Rescue, which filmed this Spring in New York City, along with Mad Max: Fury Road, in which he takes over the Titular Role made famous by Mel Gibson.