Coming up on Saturday at the described Movies: Rocketman and Quadrophenia.

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From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies Rocketman from 2019 and Quadrophenia from 1979.
Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film based on the life of British musician Elton John.
Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, it stars Taron Egerton as Elton John, with Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila Eileen, John's mother.
The film follows John in his early days in England as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his musical partnership with Taupin, and is titled after John's 1972 song " Rocket Man".
The film had been in development since the 2000s before it was announced in 2013 that Focus Features acquired the rights to the film and director Michael Gracey and actor Tom Hardy were set to direct and star in the project respectively.
After Hardy and Gracey left the project following creative differences between Focus and John that halted an initial production start in fall 2014, the project languished for several years until Paramount Pictures and New Republic Pictures took over as distributor in April 2018, where Egerton and Fletcher signed on.
Principal photography began in August 2018 and was completed later that year.
John served as executive producer, while his husband David Furnish produced the film through their Rocket Pictures, alongside Matthew Vaughn's Marv Films.
Rocketman premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 16 May 2019, and was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on 22 May 2019 and in the United States on 31 May 2019.
It grossed $195 million worldwide against its $40 million budget and received positive reviews from critics, with praise for Egerton's performance, the costume design and musical numbers.
The film was the first by a major studio to include a gay male sex scene.
For his performance, Egerton received numerous nominations, including the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
John and Taupin also won Best Original Song at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, Best Song at the 25th Critics' Choice Awards, and Best Original Song at the 92nd Academy Awards for " (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again", and earned four nominations at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards, including Outstanding British Film.
Directed by: Dexter Fletcher.
Produced by: Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid and Matthew Vaughn.
Written by: Lee Hall.
Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Music by: Matthew Margeson.
Cinematography: George Richmond.
Edited by: Chris Dickens.
Production companies: New Republic Pictures, Marv Films and Rocket Pictures.
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures.
Release date: 16 May 2019 ( Cannes), 22 May 2019 (United Kingdom) and 31 May 2019 (United States).
File Length: 121 minutes.
Countries: United Kingdom and United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $40 million.
Box office: $195.2 million.
Quadrophenia is a 1979 British drama film, loosely based on The Who's 1973 rock opera of the same name.
It was directed by Franc Roddam in his feature directing début.
Unlike the adaptation of Tommy, Quadrophenia is not a musical film, and the band does not appear live in the film.
The film stars Phil Daniels as Jimmy, a young 1960s London-based Mod who escapes from his dead-end job as a mailroom boy by dancing, partying, taking amphetamines, riding his scooter and brawling with the motorcycle-riding Rockers.
After he and his friends participate in a huge brawl with the Rockers at the seaside town of Brighton, he is arrested and his life starts to spiral out of control; he loses his love interest (Leslie Ash), gets kicked out of his house by his parents, and discovers that his idol, the popular mod nicknamed "Ace Face" ( Sting), is actually a bell boy at a hotel.
Directed by: Franc Roddam.
Produced by: Roy Baird and Bill Curbishley.
Screenplay by: Dave Humphries , Franc Roddam , Martin Stellmanand Pete Townshend.
Based on: Quadrophenia: by The Who.
Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting and Ray Winstone.
Music by: The Who and Various Artists.
Cinematography: Brian Tufano.
Edited by: Sean Barton and Mike Taylor.
Production company: The Who Films Ltd.
Distributed by: Brent Walker Film Distributing and Universal Pictures.
Release date: 14 September 1979 ( Toronto) and 2 November 1979.
File length: 114 minutes.
Country: United Kingdom.
Language: English.
Budget: £2 million.
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