If worldwide distribution for the Elton John biopic “Rocketman” has proven anything it’s that there is still rampant homophobia all over the world. After most of its scenes depicting gay relations were censored in Russia just a week ago, the American-British produced musical has now been completely banned in the island nation of Samoa, all because of the tiny bit of homosexuality ‘Rocketman’ depicts onscreen.Read More
The jury decision is in on “Rocketman” and the results aren’t necessarily pleasant. Dexter Fletcher’s R-rated Elton John biopic racked up $22M in its opening weekend. Whereas last year’s Freddie Mercury trend-starter “Bohemian Rhpasody” had racked up $51M in its first three days of business. I have said this would happen all along, but the R rating stamped on “Rocketman” prevented it from becoming a profitable endeavor. Hell, at this point, I would be surprised if it even cracks the $100M mark when all is said and done.Read More
Taron Egerton pours heart and soul playing Elton John in Dexter Fletcher's hyperactive, familiar but consistently entertaining biopic of the legendary musician.Read More
After much controversy, Rocketman, Paramount’s Elton John biopic, will be keeping a gay sex scene between Taron Egerton’s Elton, and Richard Madden, who plays the singer’s former manager, John Reid. [via THR]Read More
I’ve been hearing whispers that Dexter Fletcher’s upcoming Elton John biopic “Rocketman” will be headed to Cannes.Read More
Not enough chest hair. Too much head hair. Too handsome. To tell you the truth, probably needs a little more, like Tobias Bluth.Read More
I grew up listening to Elton John on a relentless basis. I didn't get to the classic albums ("Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," and "Honky Chateau") because there were just so many songs to catch up to before I could catch up to the records. He's had 19 top ten hits on the Billboard singles chart, and if you reach forward to top 40 the count is 57. That makes him the third most successful artist in the history of the American music, behind only Elvis Presley and the Beatles.
The greatest Elton John songs, as far as I'm concerned, areRead More