Known for his films like 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, Danny Boyle imagines a different kind of post-apocalypse — one where The Beatles never existed. After a freak accident, the whole world has forgotten about John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr except Jack. Now, with the greatest band of all time's music in his back pocket, the struggling musician becomes a rock icon. Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, and Ed Sheeran, Yesterday comes to theaters June 28, 2019.
Director Alfonso Cuaron is a master of the long shot, delivering tense sequences that last minutes from one perspective and immersing the audience in the scene. From Children of Men to Gravity, Cuaron's signature style has delighted audiences. The Royal Ocean Film Society looks at how Cuaron stages his long shots and how they've changed modern moviemaking.
Following up on his Super Bowl ad for Turkish Airlines, Ridley Scott directs a short for Hennessy X.O. His latest effort leans more toward his sci-fi roots, featuring a visual odyssey through the seven tasting notes found in the complex cognac. While the 60-second version will air during the Oscars, this extended cut is worthy of an award on its own.
Before J.R.R. Tolkien would write The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and help create the high fantasy genre, he was an orphan at the age of 12, an outsider in school, and a soldier in WWI. All this would later become part of his writing, including a group of friends that faced the horrors of war and helped inspire the world of Middle-Earth. Tolkien follows the formative years of the author and comes to theaters May 10, 2019.
Pixar fills our WALL-E void with their latest SparkShort. The eight-minute film follows two outdated robots working the days away in the engine room of a locomotive. After one of them snags a glimpse of the world around them, the pair goes rogue to fight for their freedom and their friendship.
Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie, and George Clooney get drafted for a Hulu mini-series. Based on the satirical war novel by Joseph Heller, Abbott portrays a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is just trying to keep his sanity as the number of missions he must complete continues to rise. Along with starring as Scheisskopf, Clooney also has a hand in directing the six-episode run. Catch-22 premieres May 17, 2019.