Ladies And Gents, Bow Down To 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Ladies And Gents, Bow Down To 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Has movie soundtrack on repeat for weeks.


As if you haven't heard enough about this extraordinary movie, here is yet another rant and gush session on how utterly amazing this film was. If you are unfamiliar with Queen because you are new to this planet or were deprived as a child, here is Queen in a few short words: Queen is life.

Okay, but seriously. Queen is a rock band and a phenomenon that has spanned across generations and will continue to because they were able to write music that could easily be anyone's anthem whether you were pumping yourself up with We Will Rock You or crying your eyes out to Love Of My Life. The music spoke to so many people and are still hits to this day.

And you can't mention Queen without mentioning Freddie Mercury, who was a figure who promoted inclusivity and living life to its utter fullest. Freddie Mercury took every chance, enjoyed every second, and is the example we all need to follow in terms of living our lives to the best of our ability.

Bohemian Rhapsody, the recent biopic that was released detailing the life of frontman Freddie Mercury and how Queen came to be. The movie was not only raw and a total jam session, but it was powerful. My eyes were completely glued to the screen and the few times that I could actually tear my eyes away, I would look around me and see people crying, laughing, and in total awe. It was a truly extraordinary thing to behold.

To step up and tell the story of Freddie Mercury in a completely authentic way is a behemoth of a project, but ladies and gentlemen, it has been done. Rami Malek was golden, and his performance will be applauded for decades and the other actors who portrayed the other members of Queen, Ben Hardy (Roger Taylor), Gwilym Lee (Brian May), and Joseph Mazzello (John Deacon), were so authentic, I had to remind myself that this was a film, and these were not the real men on the screen. Seriously, the resemblance shook my soul.

I grew up with the music of Queen and the story of Freddie Mercury. My best friend and I will still have a hard-core jam session to Bohemian Rhapsody and as a kid, I personally put on spine-chilling shows of Queen covers. I grew up with that image of what it was to live life the way it was meant to be lived and this film captured that. And more importantly, it didn't focus on Freddie Mercury's ending, but his beginning and middle which were such significant parts. This movie was a beautiful masterpiece to capture a beautiful life and band.

So, thank you to the cast and creative team of Bohemian Rhapsody. You gave this generation the greatest gift and allowed Freddie's message to reach new hearts. Truly, thank you.

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Board Games Are More Important Than You Think They Are

They've become a defining part of my family.


Remember when you were a kid and you'd have a family game night? Or your friends would come over and you'd open the game cabinet and play at least three different games together?

Maybe it's just me, but those are some of my best memories from my childhood. My family loves games, board games, and electronic games.

Of course, as I got older, gaming consoles like PlayStation and Wii became more and more popular. That meant that the game cabinet was opened less and less, collecting dust.

Thankfully, I live in New Jersey near the shore and Hurricane Sandy left my family with no power for five days. Sure, it was scary not having power and walking around my neighborhood seeing fallen trees or roof shingles, but we were inland enough to not have had any flood water damage.

No power also meant no PlayStation or Wii games. The gaming cabinet was opened again, this time with vigor. Now, four years later, and I still think about sitting in the dark with a flashlight playing Scrabble with my family.

That was also the week I learned how to play Yahtzee and dominated my dad in every game. My sister constantly was looking for someone to play her to Battleship. We exhausted Rummikub.

The game was already a family favorite, and that's including extended family. Family barbeques had been ending with late night games of Rummikub for at least a year by the time Sandy hit.

We were ready to strategize and crunch numbers, but after day three, we never wanted to a number ever again.

This semester, there's been a surge of board game love again in my family. My sister bought Jenga, which we are currently trying to exhaust ourselves with. My favorite board game also had a comeback: Life.

I loved this game so much that I had the SpongeBob version as a kid. I would play it with my best friend, just the two of us, playing game after game of Bikini Bottom themed Life. Now, I have a car full of "kids" that I've started to make pets in my head. I can handle having five pretend dogs, but not five pretend kids.

I don't know what it is about board games, but my family has always had an affinity for them. We've gone through our cycles of playing video games and card games, but we always come back to the classics. Maybe it's more a defining part of my family than I originally thought.

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