Bohemian Rhapsody 1.0 stars

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Synopsis

Substantive biopic, or little silhouette of a docudrama sporting performances by a Queen tribute band? As frontman Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek’s ability to outdistance the Nutty Professor bucks and Planet of the Apes shag is a testament to his charisma. Alas, almost from the start the project seemed ill-omened. It’s not every day when a director, in this case X-Men mimeographer Bryan Singer, is let go part way through production due to chronic tardiness. (He was replaced by HBO veteran Dexter Fletcher, who shot for 16 days, oversaw post-production, and failed to receive a co-directing credit). Then there’s screenwriter Anthony McCarten, working overtime to run the more sordid aspects of the Mercury’s life through a PG-13 denaturizer. (Kindly check the camera at the door once Mercury has followed the burly trucker into the gas station lavatory.) And I don’t care if Mike Myers was half of Wayne’s World: bang the “Gong!” for yet another latexed takeoff on a British showbiz sycophant.

Scott Marks

Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Rated: PG-13

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Showtimes

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    11:30 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    noon, 3 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19

    noon, 3 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    12:05 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:25 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19

    11:05 a.m., 2:10 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 9:05 p.m.

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    11:45 a.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    noon, 3:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 10 p.m.

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway. 858-646-9423

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    2:30 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-207-2606

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    9:50 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    10:05 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:35 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    12:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 760-603-8638

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    11:55 a.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista. 760-945-7469

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:45 p.m.

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    11:10 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 6:35 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19

    11:10 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 6:35 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 20

    11:10 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 6:35 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

The LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA. 858-777-0069

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

The LOT: Liberty Station

2620 Truxton Road, San Diego. 619-566-0069

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19

    11:30 a.m., 2:35 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 20

    2:50 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.

Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. 619-465-3040

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    10:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:35 p.m.

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. 858-274-9994

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    10:10 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 844-462-7342

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    11:40 a.m., 2:50 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19

    11:40 a.m., 2:50 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 20

    11:40 a.m., 2:50 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    12:10 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19

    12:10 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    12:55 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 6:55 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19

    12:55 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 20

    12:55 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    11:05 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 8:05 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19

    11:05 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 8:05 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 20

    11:05 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 8:05 p.m.

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    11:25 a.m., 2:25 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 9:10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19

    2:40 p.m., 6:10 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 20

    11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. 619-660-3483

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    12:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19

    10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 20

    10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    11:20 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 6 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19

    11:20 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 6 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego. 619-685-2841

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    9:45 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 8 p.m.

United Artists Horton Plaza

475 Horton Plaza, San Diego. 800-326-3264

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18

    12:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:40 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19

    12:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 20

    12:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

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