Bohemian Rhapsody 1.0 stars

Bohemian Rhapsody movie poster

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. 2018.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

AMC La Jolla

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

Friday, December 14

12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:20pm

Saturday, December 15

12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:20pm

Sunday, December 16

12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:20pm

Monday, December 17

12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:20pm

Tuesday, December 18

12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:20pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Friday, December 14

12:00pm, 3:30pm, 7:00pm, 10:30pm

Saturday, December 15

12:00pm, 3:30pm, 7:00pm, 10:25pm

Sunday, December 16

12:00pm, 3:30pm, 7:00pm, 10:30pm

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

Friday, December 14

3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:30pm

Saturday, December 15

11:45am, 3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:30pm

Sunday, December 16

11:45am, 3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:30pm

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

Thursday, December 13

10:15pm

Friday, December 14

9:50am, 12:50pm, 3:50pm, 7:10pm, 10:05pm

Saturday, December 15

9:50am, 12:50pm, 3:50pm, 7:10pm, 10:05pm

Sunday, December 16

9:50am, 12:50pm, 3:50pm, 7:10pm, 10:05pm

Monday, December 17

9:50am, 12:50pm, 3:50pm, 10:05pm

Tuesday, December 18

9:50am, 12:50pm, 3:50pm, 7:10pm, 10:05pm

ArcLight La Jolla

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

Thursday, December 13

10:25pm

Friday, December 14

10:05am, 1:00pm, 3:35pm, 4:55pm, 8:00pm, 9:55pm

Saturday, December 15

10:05am, 1:00pm, 3:35pm, 4:25pm, 8:00pm, 9:55pm

Sunday, December 16

10:05am, 12:50pm, 3:35pm, 4:50pm, 8:00pm, 9:55pm

Monday, December 17

10:05am, 12:45pm, 1:50pm, 3:35pm, 4:55pm, 8:25pm, 9:55pm

Tuesday, December 18

10:05am, 1:00pm, 3:35pm, 4:55pm, 8:00pm, 9:55pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Friday, December 14

10:15am, 12:30pm, 3:45pm, 5:50pm, 9:30pm

Saturday, December 15

10:15am, 12:30pm, 3:45pm, 5:50pm, 9:30pm

Sunday, December 16

10:15am, 12:30pm, 3:45pm, 5:50pm, 9:30pm

Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 760-603-8638 | Directions

Friday, December 14

10:55am, 2:55pm, 6:15pm, 9:35pm

Saturday, December 15

10:55am, 2:55pm, 6:15pm, 9:35pm

Sunday, December 16

10:55am, 2:55pm, 6:15pm, 9:35pm

Monday, December 17

11:45am, 3:20pm, 6:35pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, December 18

11:45am, 3:10pm, 6:05pm, 10:10pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Thursday, December 13

10:45pm

Friday, December 14

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:55pm, 10:45pm

Saturday, December 15

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:55pm, 10:45pm

Sunday, December 16

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:55pm, 10:45pm

Monday, December 17

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:55pm, 10:45pm

Tuesday, December 18

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:55pm, 10:45pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Thursday, December 13

10:00pm

Friday, December 14

11:10am, 2:45pm, 6:35pm, 9:55pm

Saturday, December 15

11:10am, 2:45pm, 6:35pm, 9:55pm

Sunday, December 16

11:10am, 2:45pm, 6:35pm, 9:55pm

Monday, December 17

11:10am, 2:35pm, 6:35pm, 9:55pm

Tuesday, December 18

11:10am, 2:45pm, 6:35pm, 9:55pm

Wednesday, December 19

11:10am, 2:45pm, 6:35pm, 9:55pm

Thursday, December 20

11:10am, 2:45pm, 6:35pm, 9:45pm

LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Friday, December 14

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm, 11:00pm

Saturday, December 15

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm, 11:00pm

Sunday, December 16

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm

Monday, December 17

11:00am, 2:00pm

Tuesday, December 18

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm

LOT: Liberty Station

2620 Truxton Road, San Diego, 619-566-0069 | Directions

Friday, December 14

9:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Saturday, December 15

9:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Sunday, December 16

12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Monday, December 17

12:00pm, 3:00pm

Tuesday, December 18

12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Wednesday, December 19

11:30am, 2:35pm, 5:45pm, 8:45pm

Thursday, December 20

2:50pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-465-3040 | Directions

Thursday, December 13

10:20pm

Friday, December 14

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:40pm, 10:35pm

Saturday, December 15

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:40pm, 10:35pm

Sunday, December 16

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:40pm, 10:35pm

Monday, December 17

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:40pm, 10:35pm

Tuesday, December 18

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:40pm, 10:35pm

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 858-274-9994 | Directions

Thursday, December 13

10:00pm

Friday, December 14

10:10am, 1:05pm, 4:00pm, 6:55pm, 10:05pm

Saturday, December 15

10:10am, 1:05pm, 4:00pm, 6:55pm, 10:05pm

Sunday, December 16

10:10am, 1:05pm, 4:00pm, 6:55pm, 10:05pm

Monday, December 17

10:10am, 1:05pm, 4:00pm, 6:55pm, 10:05pm

Tuesday, December 18

10:10am, 1:05pm, 4:00pm, 6:55pm, 10:05pm

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

Friday, December 14

11:40am, 2:50pm, 6:10pm, 9:20pm

Saturday, December 15

11:40am, 2:50pm, 6:10pm, 9:20pm

Sunday, December 16

11:40am, 2:50pm, 6:10pm, 9:20pm

Monday, December 17

11:40am, 2:50pm, 6:10pm, 9:20pm

Tuesday, December 18

11:40am, 2:50pm, 6:10pm, 9:20pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Friday, December 14

12:10pm, 3:30pm, 6:55pm, 10:10pm

Saturday, December 15

12:10pm, 3:30pm, 6:55pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, December 16

12:10pm, 3:30pm, 6:55pm, 10:10pm

Monday, December 17

12:10pm, 3:30pm, 6:55pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, December 18

12:10pm, 3:30pm, 6:55pm, 10:10pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

Friday, December 14

12:55pm, 3:55pm, 6:55pm, 9:55pm

Saturday, December 15

12:55pm, 3:55pm, 6:55pm, 9:55pm

Sunday, December 16

12:55pm, 3:55pm, 6:55pm

Monday, December 17

12:55pm, 3:55pm, 6:55pm

Tuesday, December 18

12:55pm, 3:55pm, 6:55pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Friday, December 14

11:05am, 2:05pm, 5:05pm, 8:05pm

Saturday, December 15

11:05am, 2:05pm, 5:05pm, 8:05pm

Sunday, December 16

11:05am, 2:05pm, 5:05pm, 8:05pm

Monday, December 17

11:05am, 2:05pm, 5:05pm, 8:05pm

Tuesday, December 18

11:05am, 2:05pm, 5:05pm, 8:05pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

Friday, December 14

12:35pm, 4:00pm, 7:15pm, 10:25pm

Saturday, December 15

2:40pm, 5:25pm, 8:45pm, 9:55pm

Sunday, December 16

2:40pm, 5:25pm, 8:45pm, 9:55pm

Monday, December 17

12:55pm, 2:40pm, 9:55pm

Tuesday, December 18

11:45am, 2:50pm, 5:55pm, 9:55pm

Wednesday, December 19

11:35am, 2:40pm, 6:10pm

Thursday, December 20

11:30am, 2:30pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Thursday, December 13

10:00pm

Friday, December 14

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm

Saturday, December 15

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm

Sunday, December 16

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm

Monday, December 17

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, December 18

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm

Regal San Marcos

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

Thursday, December 13

10:10pm

Friday, December 14

11:20am, 2:40pm, 6:00pm, 9:20pm

Saturday, December 15

10:25am, 2:40pm, 6:00pm, 9:20pm

Sunday, December 16

11:15am, 2:35pm, 6:00pm, 9:20pm

Monday, December 17

11:20am, 2:40pm, 6:00pm, 9:20pm

Tuesday, December 18

11:20am, 2:40pm, 6:00pm, 9:20pm

Wednesday, December 19

11:20am, 2:40pm, 6:00pm, 9:20pm

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions

Friday, December 14

9:45am, 1:05pm, 4:40pm, 8:00pm, 11:00pm

Saturday, December 15

9:45am, 1:05pm, 4:40pm, 8:00pm, 11:00pm

Sunday, December 16

9:45am, 1:05pm, 4:40pm, 8:00pm

Monday, December 17

9:45am, 1:05pm, 4:40pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, December 18

9:45am, 1:05pm, 4:40pm, 8:00pm

United Artists Horton Plaza

475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, 800-326-3264 | Directions

Friday, December 14

12:15pm, 3:10pm, 6:10pm, 9:05pm

Saturday, December 15

10:10am, 1:05pm, 4:05pm, 7:05pm, 10:05pm

Sunday, December 16

12:15pm, 3:10pm, 6:10pm

Monday, December 17

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 6:40pm

Tuesday, December 18

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 6:40pm

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