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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week review – moptops conquer the world

Ron Howard trashes the idea that there’s nothing new to say about the Beatles with a revealing survey of the four-year odyssey that changed everything

Blink and you’ll miss it, but Ron Howard’s intensely enjoyable documentary about the Beatles’ touring years has a great surreal moment at the very beginning. The moptops are getting out of the plane in New York, on their way to a date with destiny on The Ed Sullivan Show, and the newsreel camera briefly catches a couple of placards held up in the huge airport crowd. “Beatles Unfair 2 Bald Men” reads one, and another says: “England Get Out of Ireland.” The images vanish, and their atypical sentiments are in any case drowned by the global scream of unironic adulation. Yet both echo other undercurrents in Beatlemania: a fear of these weirdly attractive aliens, a hatred of youth culture and youth itself, and
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Updated! Stunning stylized samurai action (in space too?!) in The Cup Of Tears

Update: Director Gary Shores has informed us that this is a stand alone trailer which took almost 2 years to make. He did all of the matte paintings himself, with compositing and 3d by Windmilllane post production in Dublin. He'd love to make it into a feature film and is currently looking for backing.

Shot on the Red One in Slovenia, little is known about this "visually rich modern fairytale", but it looks so utterly profound that I'm about to poop myself. Out of Ireland of all places, Gary Shore is bringing us a feature length film which looks like it runs from ancient times.. to the far future? Bring it on!

The narrative follows a scorned geisha who creates a magical cup made of tears that causes any man who drinks from it to fall under a stasis of permanent sleep. One night the cup is stolen, setting off a
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