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.
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 The eight-minute film follows two outdated robots working the days away in the engine room of a locomotive.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.
Tommy Wiseau, writer, director, and star of cult classic The Room, has announced his next directorial project — Big Shark. Big Shark, as the name implies, stars a big shark that causes mayhem during a flood in New Orleans. While there's little to go on from the teaser trailer, Wiseau does seem to be at the top of his acting and directing game, picking up right where he left off in The Room.
Richard Pryor broke into stand-up comedy and changed the game forever with his burning criticism of racism, social commentary, and contemporary issues. With his trademark delivery, wit, and unflinching vulgarity, Pryor redefined what it meant to be a comedian and threw open the doors for the comedians that came after him. I Am Richard Pryor follows his career from the beginning to becoming an American icon on TV and in film.