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…

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