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

Movie showtimes are subject to change. For possible updates to this schedule, please call the theater.

Angelika Film Center & Café

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

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    10:20 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    10:25 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    10:25 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    10:25 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    10:25 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    10:25 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    10:25 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

ArcLight La Jolla

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

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    9:40 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    11:05 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    11:05 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    11:05 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    11:05 a.m., 6:10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    11:05 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    11:05 a.m., 1:40 p.m.

Edwards Mira Mesa

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    10 p.m.

The LOT: Liberty Station

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

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

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

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

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    2:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    2:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    2:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    2:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

Regal Carlsbad 12

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    10 p.m.

Regal Escondido

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    10 p.m.

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    1:10 p.m., 7:10 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    1:10 p.m., 7:10 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

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

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

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

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

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

Regal Rancho del Rey

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    10 p.m.

Regal Rancho San Diego

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    10 p.m.

Regal San Marcos

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    10 p.m.

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