On the 92nd episode of Piecing It Together, James Anderson joins me to talk about the Danny Boyle film Yesterday, about a world in which everyone forgets The Beatles existed. Everyone except one man, who just so happens to know how to play their tunes and pretends they’re his. Puzzle pieces include Big, Across The Universe, Forrest Gump and Bohemian Rhapsody.
On the 64th episode of Piecing It Together, new co-host and mega-Elton John fan Jason Baroni joins me to discuss the new biopic Rocketman. The rock music biopic is a genre that’s been done over and over (and from the looks of it, it’s going to be done over and over a lot more times), but director Dexter Fletcher and his Rocketman Taron Egerton find ways to breathe a little life into the genre. Puzzle pieces include La La Land, Across The Universe, What Happened, Miss Simone and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker.
On the 36th episode of Piecing It Together, new co-host Luella Chavez of the Vegas Playground podcast joins us to discuss Bohemian Rhapsody, the controversial biopic of Queen front-man Freddy Mercury. Despite huge box-office success, the movie has been maligned by bad reviews since its release with critics generally praising Rami Malek’s performance as the late singer, but trashing the rest of the film… Luella and I liked it like general audiences did… Even if we recognize the film’s many flaws. Puzzle pieces include Rock Star, Love & Mercy, The Wolf of Wall Street and Wayne’s World.