Rocketman, the story of music legend Elton John, was nothing like we expected! While we knew we would get to hear some of Elton’s most famous songs including Rocketman and Your Song, we weren’t ready for the epic musical Director Dexter Fletcher gave us.
The film follows Elton, played by Taron Egerton, through his breakthrough years and transformation from a shy piano prodigy named Reginald Dwight into the singer and performer we know today. Egerton does a fabulous job in capturing everything that was so eccentric and extra about Elton, from his crazy glasses to his outrageous costumes. But, at the same time, it’s easy to see Elton was someone who struggled with drug abuse and just wanted his parents’ love, approval and affection. Elton’s character is both relatable and completely lovable.
The story took us on a roller coaster that was Elton’s life, making us laugh and even cry. This film will have you singing Elton John songs for the rest of the month — trust us — we haven’t been able to pull our earphones out our ears since its cinema debut!
To check out when Rocketman is playing in a cinema near you click here.
Header image via Event Cinemas.
Hot Dub Time Machine will be visiting Adelaide for the Wine Machine festival later this year and after this chat, we’re pretty damn keen.
Running since 2006, Oxjam is a global night of gigs. Entertaining some one million punters, Oxjam Adelaide is embracing local live music and engaging with all of us about one of their projects. This year, the focus is on food and climate.
“Drinking coffee, eating toasted sandwiches, travelling through phases of inspiration, elation and despair…” Just a few steps in the process of creating Holy Holy’s third studio album, My Own Pool of Light.
Under the Southern Stars Village will feature a range of fantastic installations, carnival rides, local food vendors, and market stalls.
As the new fashion season commences, Vogue Festival will take over the heart of the city from the 17th of October until the 19th of October.
The walls of the venue became his canvas, and we were all invited to participate in the painting. With every line screamed back onto the stage, it was collaborative, shared.
Big Smooth Cat from Dope Lemon, is one to listen to with a whiskey in one hand and a smoke in the other.
It is a direct antithesis to the breakable, synthetic materials and fast fashion that is churned out by chain stores en masse. McRae designs, sources materials, and sews each leather piece herself.
Charlie’s Marketplace, a sister store to Have You Met Charlie?, has opened its doors in Adelaide’s Regent Arcade.
Look, I don’t know what the cowboys of the wild west used to listen to as they trudged their way across the great plains of Texas, but I doubt it was too dissimilar to Dope Lemon’s banjo-ridden track Stonecutters.