Taron Egerton Tiny Dancer

If Rami Malek won an Oscar largely for lip synching as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, that should mean Hollywood is going to award Taron Egerton with an Oscar in the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman for actually singing…right?

Egerton took the stage with the legendary musician to sing “Tiny Dancer,” and the timing of this performance strikes me as interesting: as Malek picked up his trophy on the Oscar stage, Egerton was belting out a tune and potentially kicking off a possible Best Actor campaign for next year’s Oscars. This is very possibly a case of accidental shade, but the timing was amusing nonetheless.

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rocketman trailer

Hollywood can’t get enough of musical biopics, but Rocketman is attempting to set itself apart from all the others. The Elton John biopic is shooting for the stars by presenting itself as a “musical fantasy” film rather than a straightforward biographical drama. This means more trippy imagery and fantasy sequences galore in the latest Rocketman trailer.

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rocketman featurette

Hollywood can’t say no to a musical biopic. They’re usually hits, and more often than not, they score Oscar noms – even if they’re not very good (cough cough Bohemian Rhapsody cough cough). But the upcoming Rocketman, which tells the story of Elton John, might end up being a pleasant surprise. For one thing, it’s being sold as a “musical fantasy”, not a straightforward biopic. For another, it has Taron Egerton in the lead, and he’s actually singing – not just lip-synching. A new Rocketman featurette goes behind-the-scenes of the film, and showcases Egerton’s singing prowess.

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rocketman images

Touch down has brought us round again to find some new Rocketman images, showing star Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) in character as Elton John. Egerton certainly looks the part, and hopefully this will make everyone forget about that Robin Hood movie that bombed last year. See the latest Rocketman images below as you wait a long long time (or at least 4 months) for the movie’s release.

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The Dark Crystal Prequel Series - Age of Resistance

Netflix is reviving a cult favorite for many children of the 1980s in the form of the prequel series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The series serves as a follow-up to Jim Henson’s dark fantasy adventure The Dark Crystal from 1982, which featured some extremely impressive and immersive puppet work and production design. But don’t worry if you’ve never seen the original movie – this series is set long before the events of The Dark Crystal, telling a new epic story.

Netflix has revealed the first photos from the Dark Crystal series, which show a loyal recreation of the Gelfling characters from the first movie. Plus, the voice cast has also been announced, including Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) in the lead roles, with voices like Mark Hamill, Mark Strong, Simon Pegg, Natalie Dormer, Gugu Mbatha-Raw filling out the cast.

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Harry Potter Sound Design

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay dives into the difficult task of sound design on the Harry Potter franchise. Plus, another video wonders if Snowpiercer is secretly a sequel to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Robin Hood stars Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx teach you medieval slang to use on your friends. Read More »

kingsman 3

When Kingsman 3 arrives next year, it will not feature Taron Egerton wearing dope suits. Egerton, who will next be seen in Robin Hood, has revealed that while he might return for future Kingsman adventures, he will not be in the third entry in the spy series. Could the prequel film The Great Game be arriving in place of a traditional sequel?

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robin hood featurette

If the trailers for the new Robin Hood have done little to convince you to check out the film, this new featurette might change that. This behind-the-scenes video shows star Taron Egerton training like mad to become the best archer he can be. I had assumed the bulk of the archery in the new flick would be CGI-based, since that’s the way things go now. But if this video is to be believed, a lot of the arrow-slinging is the real deal, and it’s mighty impressive. Watch the Robin Hood featurette below.

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robin hood trailer final

Were you aware that a new Robin Hood movie is on the way? You should be, because there have already been several trailers for the film. And here’s another! This latest grafts the story of Robin Hood onto a heist movie narrative, and I guess that’s kind of of different? This trailer is the most action-packed yet, and leans heavily into the humor. So if that’s what you’re looking for, you’re in luck. Watch the Robin Hood trailer below.

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rocketman trailer

Elton John‘s rise to fame is the subject of Rocketman, but this is no mere biopic. Instead, it’s being billed as a “musical fantasy”, and this first Rocketman trailer certainly plays that up. Taron Egerton‘s Elton John isn’t just going through his life – he’s in the midst of an actual musical, with everyone around him singing and dancing. Watch the Rocketman trailer below.

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