Film review: Shazam and Beyoncé

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Newstalk ZB,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Saturday, 20 April 2019, 10:28AM

Entertainment reporter Chris Schulz joins Franesca Rudkin to share his movie picks of the week.

Shazam

Chosen by the Immortal Elders - Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury - Billy Batson is a young boy with a special duty in life. Accompanied by his Mentor, he travels from place to place in a Winnebago learning about life and helping people along the way. When the situation is heading for disaster, all he has to do is to shout the magic word, "Shazam!" and call down the magic lightning that transforms him into the World's Mightiest Mortal, Captain Marvel.

Beyoncé's Netflix documentary, Homecoming, has arrived with a surprise: A new Beyoncé album.

The star, who perfected the art of stealth releases with a self-titled album in 2013, announced the new record just hours before Homecoming premiered.

Both the film and the album capture her 2018 Coachella set - which celebrated black power and liberation.

They include live versions of Crazy In Love and Drunk In Love, as well as her reunion with Destiny's Child.

Fans also get one new studio recording - a cover of Maze's 1981 hit Before I Let Go, which plays over the closing credits of the film.

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