Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Bohemian Rhapsody and the Art of Racing in the Rain.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described Movies Bohemian Rhapsody from 2018 and the Art of Racing in the Rain from 2019.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biographical musical drama film directed by Bryan Singer from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten, and produced by Graham King and Queen manager Jim Beach.
The film tells the story of the life of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the British rock musical band Queen, from the formation of the band up to their 1985 Live Aid performance at the original Wembley Stadium.
The film stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech and Mike Myers in supporting roles.
Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor also served as consultants on the film.
A British-American venture, the film was produced by Regency Enterprises, GK Films and Queen Films, with 20th Century Fox serving as distributor.
Bohemian Rhapsody was announced in 2010, with Sacha Baron Cohen set to play Mercury.
After he left the project in 2013 following creative differences with producers, the project languished in development hell for several years before Malek was cast in November 2016.
Singer served as director through most of principal photography, which began in London in September 2017, but was fired in December 2017 due to frequent absences and clashing with the cast and crew.
Dexter Fletcher, who was originally set to direct the film early in development, was hired to complete the film; Singer retained sole director credit as per Directors Guild of America guidelines, while Fletcher received an executive producer credit.
Filming concluded in January 2018.
The film was released in the United Kingdom on 24 October 2018 and in the United States on 2 November 2018.
It received mixed reviews from critics; while Malek's performance and the musical sequences were praised, the editing, Singer's direction and McCarten's screenplay (particularly the portrayal of Mercury's sexuality and the lives of the other band members) were criticized.
The film also contains a number of historical inaccuracies.
It nonetheless became a major box office success, grossing over $904 million worldwide on a production budget of about $50 million, becoming the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2018 worldwide and setting the all-time box office records for the biopic and drama genres.
Bohemian Rhapsody received numerous accolades, including a leading four wins at the 91st Academy Awards for Best Actor (Malek), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing
; it was also nominated for Best Picture.
The film also won Best Motion Picture – Drama at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, and was nominated for the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture and BAFTA Award for Best British Film, while Malek won the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA for Best Actor.
Directed by: Bryan Singer.
Screenplay by: Anthony McCarten.
Story by: Anthony McCarten and Peter Morgan.
Produced by: Graham King and Jim Beach.
Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aaron McCusker, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander and Mike Myers.
Cinematography: Newton Thomas Sigel.
Edited by: John Ottman.
Production Companies: Regency Enterprises, GK Films and Queen Films.
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox.
Release date: 23 October 2018 ( Wembley Arena), 24 October 2018 (United Kingdom) and 2 November 2018 (United States).
File Length: 129 minutes.
Countries: United Kingdom and United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $50–55 million.
Box office: $904.4 million.
The Art of Racing in the Rain is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Mark Bomback, based on the 2008 novel of the same name by author Garth Stein.
The film stars Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo.
It was theatrically released on 9 August, 2019 by 20th Century Fox.
Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.
Dog lovers believe their canine family members understand language, comprehend events, have opinions, exude loyalty.
In "The Art of Racing In The Rain", wise old dog Enzo Swift shares thoughts about the life experiences which prepared him to protect his family in times of greatest need.
The film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed over $33 million worldwide.
Directed by: Simon Curtis.
Screenplay by: Mark Bomback.
Based on: The Art of Racing in the Rain: by Garth Stein.
Produced by: Patrick Dempsey, Tania Landau and Neal H. Moritz.
Starring: Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Kathy Baker, Martin Donovan and Gary Cole.
Cinematography: Ross Emery.
Edited by: Adam Recht.
Music by: Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann.
Production companies. Fox 2000 Pictures, Original Film, Starbucks Entertainment, TSG Entertainment and Shifting Gears Productions.
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox.
Release date: 9 August , 2019 (United States).
File Length: 109 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $18 million.
Box office: $33.8 million.
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