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Ringo Starr Spreads the Love at New York City’s Beacon Theater—With a Little Help from Radiohead’s Phil Selway

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Ringo Starr Spreads the Love at New York City’s Beacon Theater—With a Little Help from Radiohead’s Phil Selway
The holiday season is nearly upon us, and anyone with a yen to perform should seriously consider asking Santa for a fraction of Ringo Starr‘s musicianship, stamina and stage presence. The 77-year-old rock icon commanded the stage at Manhattan’s opulent Beacon Theater Wednesday night, spoiling a sold-out crowd of New Yorkers with over two hours of peace, love and music.

He was flanked by the longest incarnation of his ever-evolving All-Starr Band, featuring luminaries like power-pop wizard Todd Rundgren, Toto guitar great Steve Lukather, Richard Page of Mr. Mister, and Gregg Rolie, who recently reunited with his former colleagues in Santana.
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David Lynch Foundation Change Begins Within Concert Coming To DVD

The David Lynch Foundation's Change Begins Within benefit concert is out on DVD next week.

Change Begins Within DVD

The concert DVD unites David Lynch, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jerry Seinfeld, Laura Dern, Sheryl Crow, Eddie Vedder and more and New York’s legendary Radio City Music Hall. The Foundation is releasing a DVD of this once-in-a-lifetime event to continue raising funds and awareness for their mission of reducing toxic stress among at-risk populations.

Features include:

• Unique performances from a cast including Sheryl Crow, Donovan, Eddie Vedder, Moby, Ben Harper, Angelo Badalamenti, Betty Lavette, Jim James and Jerry Seinfeld, culminating in a grand finale collaboration between Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

• Live rendition of classic songs including: “Under Pressure,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Let It Be,” “Band On The Run,” “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “I Saw Her Standing There” and many more

• Bonus feature of
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Titan announces official The Beatles: Yellow Submarine illustrated adaptation and vinyl figures

Titan Comics has announced a deal with Apple Corps Ltd to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine by producing an illustrated adaptation of the animated film, which will be released next year from writer and illustrator Bill Morrison. Check out a preview here…

“We’re thrilled to be publishing The Beatles: Yellow Submarine for the 50th Anniversary of this fantastic movie,” said Chris Teather, Publishing Director at Titan Comics. “We can’t wait for Beatles fans to experience this official adaptation.”

And that’s not all, as Titan has also announced a new range of Titans Vinyl figures based upon the psychedelic cartoon classic:

“We’ve been blown away by the response to our Yellow Submarine Titans and the incredible support we’ve had from both Apple Corps and Beatles fans all over the world,” said Andrew Sumner, Evp of Titan Merchandise. “Our third wave of Yellow Submarine
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Re-Animate Me!

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The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows Sva Theater, NYC

I became an animation fan -- a true aficionado -- early in life. It had little or nothing to do with children's shows on television (Hanna-Barbera, Speed Racer, Gigantor, et al), though I watched and liked most of them. Rather, it was probably when I first saw Fantasia (likely mid-1960s), and then The Jungle Book (1967) and (of course!) The Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968). By that time, I was actively looking for good (or great) animation. I was not a fan of Disney (though I have a sentimental fondness for The Aristocats (1970)), and anime feature films did not become widely known in the U.S. until the 1980s.

So when I heard about something called the Fantastic Animation Festival in 1977, I made sure to check it out. Comprised of a series of 18 animated short films, it was exactly what animation aficionados were looking for.
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Review: It was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper & Beyond (2017)

A straw poll of the average music fan on what the biggest British albums of all time are is likely to consist of: Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd; (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis; probably 21 by Adele; maybe Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits; Queen’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1, perhaps; but most definitely, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. The latter of these has reached the grand old age of fifty, and so in way of celebration has been remastered and re-released in a sparkly new boxed set, which also includes a plethora of alternative recordings, outtakes and interviews, over four CDs and two DVDs and 100 minutes of extra footage. Imagine the 1995 release of The Beatles era defining anthology series, but focused purely on 1967. The release is also supported by a feature length documentary, directed by long time Beatles fan Alan G. Parker
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Looking back at the original Beatles films

Mark Allison Apr 13, 2017

From A Hard Day's Night to Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine and Help!, we revisit the original Beatles films...

Of all the art that the Beatles brought into the world, their cinematic misadventures are probably less fondly remembered than their music. But in addition to 12 studio albums, 13 EPs, and 22 singles, the Fab Four also released five films in their comparatively few years together. These efforts comprised two feature films, a TV movie, a cartoon, and a documentary, all of admittedly inconsistent quality. Looking back now, these films provide a fascinating insight into the phenomenon of Beatlemania.

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For Beatles fanatics such as myself, the music alone makes them a joy to watch and re-watch, but as pieces of cinema in their own right there’s plenty to still be enjoyed and appreciated.
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Now, voyager by Anne-Katrin Titze

Jérôme Salle: "I'm the kind of director who loves to tell stories with pictures more than words." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In 2015, at an Oceana event hosted by Cobie Smulders, I spoke with Jacques-Yves Cousteau's granddaughter and Expedition Blue Planet filmmaker, Alexandra Cousteau. In my conversation with The Odyssey (L'Odyssée) director, Jérôme Salle, we explore the world around Alexandra's grandfather portrayed by Lambert Wilson in his film with Audrey Tautou as Jacques' wife Simone, Pierre Niney (Adrian in François Ozon's Frantz) and Benjamin Lavernhe as their sons.

Simone (Audrey Tautou) and Jacques Cousteau (Lambert Wilson)

With a screenplay, co-written with Laurent Turner, loosely based on the books by Jean-Michel Cousteau (My Father, the Captain: Life with Jacques Cousteau) and Albert Falco (Capitaine de La Calypso) and a score by longtime Wes Anderson composer Alexandre Desplat, Salle takes us on a personal family journey at sea.

We go from "Cousteau
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Films that led to other films being cancelled

Ryan Lambie Feb 15, 2017

Had Tomorrowland been a hit, we might have had a Tron sequel. We look at movies whose fate had a knock-on effect on other films...

You've probably heard of chaos theory and a thing called the butterfly effect - a concept where the flapping of an insect's wings in a London borough causes a shed to collapse somewhere in the Australian outback. In other words, seemingly incidental events can have a knock-on effect on everything else - like that old board game, Mousetrap, where a ball falling into a bath caused a boot to kick a bucket, which eventually led to the cruel detainment of several rodents.

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The concept applies even in the high-stakes, high-energy world of filmmaking, where the success of one type of movie can prompt rival studios to greenlight their own,
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Al Brodax Dead: ‘Yellow Submarine’ Feature Film Producer Was 90

Al Brodax, the TV cartoon producer who failed to impress The Beatles with his small-screen animated take on the band but won them over with the classic feature Yellow Submarine, died November 24 in Danbury, Conn. at age 90. Brodax’s death was announced on Facebook by his friend, the Beatle cartoon expert Mitchell Axelrod, and later confirmed by daughter Jessica Harris. Brodax had been an executive producer at King Features Syndicate in the early 1960s, churning out…
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Al Brodax Dead: ‘Yellow Submarine’ Feature Film Producer Was 90

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Al Brodax Dead: ‘Yellow Submarine’ Feature Film Producer Was 90
Al Brodax, the TV cartoon producer who failed to impress The Beatles with his small-screen animated take on the band but won them over with the classic feature Yellow Submarine, died November 24 in Danbury, Conn. at age 90. Brodax’s death was announced on Facebook by his friend, the Beatle cartoon expert Mitchell Axelrod, and later confirmed by daughter Jessica Harris. Brodax had been an executive producer at King Features Syndicate in the early 1960s, churning out…
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Remembering Florence Henderson, Robert Vaughn and More Reel-Important People We Lost in November

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Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Max Alexander (1953-2016) - Comedian, Actor. He appears in Trainwreck, Forgetting Sarah MarshallMan on the MoonThe Legend of Drunken Master, Roxanne, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Punchline. He died of throat cancer on November 2. (NY Daily News) Al Brodax (1926-2016) - Producer, Screenwriter. He co-wrote and produced The Yellow Submarine in addition to the animated Beatles series. He died on November 24. (Animation Scoop) Fidel Castro...

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The Beatles Yellow Submarine Lego set officially unveiled

Back in June The Lego Group announced that The Beatles Yellow Submarine had been successful in the Lego Ideas program, and would be receiving an official set. Well, said set has now been revealed – and it’s set for release next month!

The Beatles Yellow Submarin (21306) will feature 550 pieces, including minfigures for John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Star and Jeremy, and is priced at $59.99. Here’s some official promotional images, along with a promo from Lego which sees the Fab Four taking on a sea monster…

Take a surreal trip under the seas in the Lego® version of the Yellow Submarine from the iconic 1968 animated musical fantasy film inspired by The Beatles. Ideal for display or role-play fun, the Yellow Submarine features loads of cool, authentic details including a cockpit for the included minifigures of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

The Beatles Yellow Submarine set will be released on November 1st.
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Lego announces The Beatles Yellow Submarine and Apollo 11 Saturn V as next Lego Ideas sets

The Lego Group has today announced that The Beatles Yellow Submarine and the Apollo 11 Saturn V concepts have been successful in the Lego Ideas third review stage, and will be heading to a store near you in the future!

Beatles Yellow Submarine

As an amateur musician and songwriter, Kevin Szeto, wanted to show his affection for The Beatles through a Lego tribute to the iconic British rock band. He really brought it to life in vibrant and fun colours, and even included the whole band as Lego Minifigures. Place them in the submarine or build your own stage and reproduce The Beatles’ greatest hits!

Apollo 11 Saturn V

That’s one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind! saabfan and whatsuptoday have built quite the testament to human exploration. Standing approximately 1 meter tall, this Lego rocket will soon be ready for lift off.

You can watch the announcement here…
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Paul McCartney Joins 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

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Paul McCartney Joins 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'
Not all reshoots are bad. Especially when they allow you to bring one of The Beatles into your big blockbuster. Even though Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has wrapped, directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg have gone back to shoot a massive action set piece. And guess what? This additional scene will include the one and only Paul McCartney!

The new scene is reportedly built around Paul McCartney's new character, which will be introduced for the first time in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Deadline reports that the iconic musician, sometimes actor, only quietly joined the movie. He slides into a cast that includes Johnny Depp returning as the legendary pirate Captain Jack Sparrow alongside Geoffrey Rush, Martin Klebba, Orlando Bloom, Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites. Javier Bardem is playing the villain, Captain Salazar, this time out.

At this time, Paul McCartney
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'Game of Thrones' Creator George R.R. Martin Responds to Death Rumors

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'Game of Thrones' Creator George R.R. Martin Responds to Death Rumors
George R.R. Martin, the man who created the Game of Thrones universe, is alive and well amidst rumors of his untimely demise. Many believed the author of the Ice and Fire novel series, upon which the hit HBO fantasy series is based, passed away this morning. But those fans are confusing the writer with another highly prolific artistic presence. It was actually George Martin, famed Beatles producer, who died. But that hasn't stopped some news stations from getting the two mixed up.

George R.R. Martin took the news of his death in stride. And he was actually quite touched by the outpouring of love that flooded social media in the wake of this erroneous news. He even penned a tongue-in-cheek reassurance to his legion of fans that he was not buried yet. So please, don't waste your money on a wreath. He states the following.

"While it is strangely moving
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The Fifth Beatle: 9 of George Martin's Greatest Hits with the Fab Four

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The Fifth Beatle: 9 of George Martin's Greatest Hits with the Fab Four
"If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle, it was George," Sir Paul McCartney wrote Wednesday after the death of legendary producer George Martin. That's no small tribute, but Martin earned it. Aside from signing the Beatles when no one else would - a laurel plenty of people would have been happy to rest on - he worked closely with the group in the studio, where he and Abbey Road engineer Geoff Emerick embarked on a series of musical innovations that made the Beatles' discography as groundbreaking as it was catchy. Below, some of Martin's best moments with the group.
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The Fifth Beatle: 9 of George Martin's Greatest Hits with the Fab Four

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The Fifth Beatle: 9 of George Martin's Greatest Hits with the Fab Four
"If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle, it was George," Sir Paul McCartney wrote Wednesday after the death of legendary producer George Martin. That's no small tribute, but Martin earned it. Aside from signing the Beatles when no one else would - a laurel plenty of people would have been happy to rest on - he worked closely with the group in the studio, where he and Abbey Road engineer Geoff Emerick embarked on a series of musical innovations that made the Beatles' discography as groundbreaking as it was catchy. Below, some of Martin's best moments with the group.
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George Martin, Beatles Producer, Passes Away at 90

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George Martin, Beatles Producer, Passes Away at 90
George Martin, the man best known as "The Fifth Beatle", who is responsible for some of The Beatles biggest hits, passed away at the age of 90 yesterday. The beloved music producer's death was first revealed by The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr's Twitter account, and later confirmed by several other outlets including CNN, who announced the producer died "peacefully in his home" in England. Here's what the producer's manager, Adam Sharp, had to say in a statement.

"In a career that spanned seven decades he was recognized globally as one of music's most creative talents and a gentleman to the end. The family ask that their privacy be respected at this time."

George Martin was born to a working-class family in 1926, and in his 20s, he began his career in music by producing a number of classical music productions, taking over Emi's Parlophone music label at the age of 29. He
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First trailer for Netflix’s Beatles-inspired animated series Beat Bugs

Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for Beat Bugs, its upcoming original children’s animated series from creator Josh Wakely, which incorporates classic songs from The Beatles’ back-catalogue to tell uplifting and life-affirming stories filled with hope and melody. Take a look at the teaser here…

The Beat Bugs are charming, funny, adventurous, and have a knack for getting themselves into mischief and mayhem. Each of the five friends (Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz, and Walter) has a distinctive personality, and they display the charm and energy of five knockabout, lovable kids. They are best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe.

The show will feature some of the most well-known Beatles songs woven into the narrative of each episode, with Eddie Vedder, P!nk, James Bay, Sia, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor,
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Netflix Releases Trailer For Beatles-Infused 'Beat Bugs' Series

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Netflix has just unveiled its latest original series, and it's got a truly novel twist. The animated children's series Beat Bugs will feature a soundtrack made up of classic tunes by legendary band The Beatles. The songs will be performed by today's top artists, and will seemingly serve as a backdrop for the stories being told in the cartoon.

Here's the trailer:

Beat Bugs: Netflix original series w/ songs made famous by The Beatles, performed by today's top artists. Aug 2016!https://t.co/Sbc05xCWlT

— Netflix Us (@netflix) February 10, 2016

Here's an excerpt of the Press Release for the series:

Beat Bugs incorporates songs from the Lennon/McCartney 'Northern Songs' catalogue, to tell uplifting and life-affirming stories filled with hope and melody. World-leading artists, animators and writers have come together to work on this extraordinary show. The Beat Bugs are charming, funny, adventurous, and have a knack for getting themselves into mischief and mayhem.
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