The ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer Will Rock You: Here’s What We’re Reading Today

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1. The ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ trailer will hit you in the feels

“It’s been a long and hard journey for Bohemian Rhapsody, but as they say, the show must go on. No person better embodies the lyrics to one of Queen’s final songs as a band than Freddie Mercury, the glamorous, tragic figure at the center of this biopic that’s played here by Rami Malek. It’s a daunting task to portray the legendary Queen frontman, but in the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer, it looks like Malek more than steps up to the task.”

– Slashfilm

2. Snapchat tests out unskippable ads

“Snapchat creator Snap has started testing unskippable six-second ads. The social network began the experiment on Monday, with promos for Deadpool 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S9. For the moment, Snapchat is only displaying unskippable ads on its Shows platform, which is where users can view professionally made content from brands like Disney.”

– Mobilesyrup

3. Spike Lee’s Cannes speech spikes anti-Trump vibe

“Last night at the Cannes Film Festival, Spike Lee unveiled his new film BlacKkKlansman, based on the unlikely true story of a black police officer who managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. The movie had a gangbusters premiere and left many attendees in tears thanks to its coda: A documentary montage of the conflict in Charlottesville, astoundingly edited, that ends with a dedication to Heather Heyer, who was run down and killed when a man drove his car into a group of people protesting white nationalism.”

– Vulture

4. Japan continues to face whiskey shortage, a sad day for all

“Today, Suntory announced officially that sales of the Hakushu 12-year-old single malt and the Hibiki 17-year-old blend would stop for the time being. The reason? Some of Japan’s most beloved whisky releases are vanishing.”

– Kotaku

5. Spy video for 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 shows automatic transmission

“The Ford Shelby GT500 is coming soon, and its 700 horsepower V8 should give the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Chevy Camaro ZL1 a run for their money. Details beyond a vague horsepower rating remain scarce, but we do have a few batches of spy photos to pull from. Thanks to our trusty spy photographers, we now have a short video of a prototype with a mean idle and shifts from a automatic transmission.”

– Autoblog