Last winter, Peter Jackson released an extended sneak peek at his upcoming documentary The Beatles: Get Back. At the time, the project was going to be a single film created from over 60 hours of previously unseen footage and over 150 hours of unheard audio from pivotal times in the history of The Fab Four. But since this is a Peter Jackson project, The Beatles: Get Back has ballooned into a multi-part documentary series that will span roughly six hours, and it will now be arriving on Disney+. Read More »
Today, Peter Jackson unveiled a five-minute look at The Beatles: Get Back, a new documentary that compiles 60 hours of unseen footage (filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and more than 150 hours of unheard audio of the Fab Four as they planned their first live show in over two years, as well as the recording of their 1970 album, Let It Be. Watch The Beatles: Get Back trailer below.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 by Jack Giroux
Michael Giacchino has a swanky workplace.
Due to the pandemic, the Oscar-winning film composer is working from his personal studio, which looks straight out of the 1950s at first glance – it’s filled with instruments, warm colors, and nostalgia. Childhood toys from Spider-Man, Star Trek, Speed Racer, and Planet of the Apes are present in his cabinets, which help keep the composer inspired.
Earlier this year, Giacchino went into his studio to produce his debut album, “Travelogue Vol 1,” along with the Nouvelle Modernica Orchestra. For his long-awaited debut, the composer crafted a throwback to old radio shows, mixing together a science-fiction narrative and lively lounge music. The album is melancholic fun. During our conversation with Giacchino, who recently released a holiday single, we talked about the album. But he also told us about his listening habits, concert experiences, the music he relaxes to, dances to, and draws inspiration from. It’s now time to share that latter part.
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It can be hard to find enough shelf space for all the LEGO sets inspired by our favorite movies and TV shows. Thankfully, the building brick company has launched the new LEGO Art sets, which allow builders to create pop culture portraits with a mosaic art style, thanks to thousands of tiny LEGO studs.
The first wave of LEGO Art sets have been revealed, and they include portraits of characters like Darth Vader, Darth Maul and Kylo Ren from Star Wars, as well as various versions of Iron Man. For fans of higher art, you’ll also find LEGO Art sets that allow you to create colorful portraits of Marilyn Monroe inspired by Andy Warhol, as well as all four of The Beatles. Read More »
This fall, Disney would have given fans of The Beatles a wonderful gift in the form of Peter Jackson‘s documentary The Beatles: Get Back. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the movie being delayed nearly an entire year from the original September 2020 release date. Read More »
In a world in which no one had ever heard of The Beatles, it’s no surprise that Himesh Patel‘s Jack becomes a sensation. Apart from his ethically dubious practice of passing off The Beatles’ songs as his own in Danny Boyle’s upcoming film Yesterday, Patel has a smooth, honeyed voice that is the perfect vehicle to deliver The Beatle’s best songs. Universal has released a Yesterday lyric video for Patel’s rendition of “Something,” which proves that this kid really does have that special something.
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Today marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles‘ final live performance together on the roof of the band’s headquarters at Apple Corps at 3 Savile Row in London. So it’s only appropriate that today also brings news that The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is working on a new documentary about The Beatles.
There have been plenty of documentaries about the British rock sensation known as The Fab Four, with Ron Howard most recently tackling the historic band in a documentary called Eight Days a Week. However, this one will be very different because it will focus on the recording of the band’s final album, Let It Be, and it will feature tons of never-before-seen footage cut from 55 hours of the band working in the studio, something that has rarely been seen on film by the public. Read More »
It’s The Beatles‘ yellow submarine, we’re all just living in it.
The British rock band’s classic 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine is getting a re-release in theaters across the U.S., in celebration of its 50th anniversary. It’s probably the closest thing we’ll get to a Beatles reunion, so get ready to buy your tickets now.
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Even if you’re not a hardcore fan of The Beatles, you probably know their famous album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Personally, I think it’s one of the band’s best albums, but some genius went and made it even better by adding more than a little Star Wars to the mix.
YouTube user Palette-Swap Ninja has taken the entirety of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and rewritten the lyrics to tell the story of Star Wars: A New Hope. It’s an incredible piece of parody work that may even make Weird Al Yankovic a little jealous. Marvel as the titular track from the album is turned into “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” and Luke Skywalker gets made fun of with lyrics saying “Luke is in the desert and whining” set the tune of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”
Listen to the Star Wars Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band mash-up below. Read More »
In the decades since they became a sensational imported rock band from the United Kingdom, there have been countless documentaries, TV specials, books and more recounting the rise to fame of The Beatles. But believe it or not, there’s still plenty of footage, stories and photos that you haven’t seen which will be unveiled in a new documentary coming this fall.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is a new feature film from director Ron Howard that takes a look at the band’s time spent on tour from 1962 until 1966, as well as their origins, inner-workings and controversies. For even the most hardcore fans of the Fab Four, this looks like it will have something new to learn.
Watch the new Eight Days a Week trailer after the jump. Read More »