Brett Wickard and Mick Pratt from Bull Moose discuss new movies and music.
"Jungle Book" (2016)
The voice cast for this film is pretty incredible: Luptia Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley & Idris Elba take the roles of the iconic jungle animals for this 2016 live action adaptation. The cast is rounded out by Bill Murray as Baloo the bear; which is a role it feels like his entire career has been preparing him for. Directed by Jon Favreau (of Iron Man acclaim) this Jungle Book is a lot more action packed than its 1967 predecessor and the 3D effects are impressively thrilling. It also continues a trend of Disney making blockbuster live-actions of their classic animated films; which is a trend I hope sticks around at least long enough to get to Aladdin.
"Star Wars Rebels: Season 2"
We may very well be entering the new golden age for Star Wars related media. Not only as we getting the new trilogy (and the expanded universe movies on alternating years) but we’re ALSO getting lots of great animated content. Star Wars Rebels is the animated successor to the Clone Wars cartoon from a few years ago and it’s meant to bridge the gap between Revenge of the Sith & A New Hope. Season 2 even features guest appearances from Tony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams and James “Darth Vader” Earl Jones! If you’re counting the days until Rogue One, Star Wars Rebels can help fill 22 episodes worth of your time.
"Lovin Mighty Fire: Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973-1983"
I don’t know anything about this and I almost don’t want to. The title says it all, right? Japanese Funk Soul & Disco. What could be better? Getting insight into a familiar kind of music but from a different part of the world ought to be a rare and exciting treat. Who wouldn’t be intrigued?
"Freddie Mercury: Messenger of the Gods"
Another intriguing release is this collection of singles from Queen front man Freddie Mercury. Everybody definitely can call to mind the likes of “Under Pressure”, “We Will Rock You”, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and dozens of others; but Freddie’s solo work is probably less well known. For those interested in delving deeper into the career of one of music’s greatest performers this collection offers up 11 of Mercury’s singles as a well as 2 posthumously released tracks. Truly, the show must go on.