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Thursday, September 27 2018 16:16

First-Look at Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers...

Following the success of the documentary film, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Sony Pictures is rolling on an Untitled Mr. Rogers Project with Tom Hanks taking on the role of Fred Rogers. Two-time Oscar-winner Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in what's described as "a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor."

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I get pulled in by a great biopic, love films rooted in musical history and particularly enjoy those set in the 70s and 80s. Put all of those things together and you've set the stage for the long-awaited Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Today, 20th Century Fox unleashed the first teaser trailer for the film which stars Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers. Crank it up and watch it below!

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There are few bands that have reached the iconic stature of METALLICA. For over thirty years, the band has been providing the soundtrack for listeners like myself, and today comes the release of the first part of the definitive, two-volume biography of METALLICA. BIRTH SCHOOL METALLICA DEATH: The Biography, Volume 1 (Da Capo Press Music Books) has secured a spot in my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide (For Grownups) here on THE ROCK FATHER, as it would make a fantastic offering for the metal fan on your holiday shopping list. Even better, my friends at Da Capo Press and I have teamed-up to get two lucky readers hooked-up with the brand new hardcover! My copy just arrived here at Rock Father HQ today, and I can't wait to get reading...