Yesterday: You Can’t Just Plop The Beatles’ Music Into 2019

The premise behind Yesterday is so preposterous because one cannot simply erase The Beatles from existence and expect those same songs to become hits in 2019. I’ve touched on the film in my review published last month during the 2019 Chicago Critics Film Festival.  However, there are things that I didn’t say last month.  I’m going to dive into some of this right now.  The cultural context of these songs are a factor in why…

"Yesterday: You Can’t Just Plop The Beatles’ Music Into 2019"

The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine: A Watershed Achievement

A recently restored 4K restoration of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine with full 5.1 Dolby sound has made its way into theaters and it’s absolutely perfect. Yellow Submarine introduces us to a paradise known as Pepperland.  Pepperland is located some 80,000 leagues under the sea.  There may not be an Octopus’ Garden but music is king in Pepperland. When the Blue Meanies start to attack, Lord Mayor tells Old Fred to take the Yellow Submarine and find…

"The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine: A Watershed Achievement"

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Closes a Chapter

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales appears to be a fitting conclusion for the saga.  Whether Disney will opt to greenlight a sixth film in the franchise remains to be determined but a post-credits scene could very well open the door for another film. Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg from a screenplay written by Jeff Nathanson (story by Nathanson and Pirates veteran Terry Rossio), Johnny Depp leads a cast that…

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Closes a Chapter"

Paul McCartney, James Bond producers pay tribute to Sir Roger Moore

Producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli released statements following the passing of the iconic James Bond star Sir Roger Moore. Daniel Craig, who is the most recent actor to star as James Bond, also shared a statement with a photo of the two Bonds. Paul McCartney, who still rocks out Live and Let Die during concerts, released a statement as well.

"Paul McCartney, James Bond producers pay tribute to Sir Roger Moore"