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Beatlemania is alive and well on planet Earth. Director Ron Howard’s documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” has been filling theaters around the world despite Hulu releasing the film on its streaming platform the same weekend as the doc’s U.S. theatrical release.
Watch: ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ Trailer: See the Band on the Run
What was initially planned as a one-week U.S. theatrical run in 85 theaters has expanded to 180 cinemas, with nearly every venue holding the movie over for a second week, according to Richard Abramowitz, president of specialty distributor Abramorama. Appetite for the film is so strong that some Beatles fans have even emailed producer Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures complaining that the movie wasn’t being shown in their town.
According to Sinclair, Abramowitz immediately booked the film in towns that reached out. Since hitting theaters »
- Graham Winfrey
Directing legend Martin Scorsese ironically appears to be having all sorts of trouble with his latest film, Silence. You'd think that a man of his caliber would have no trouble getting all the funding he needs for his projects, but from the get-go, this passion project of his faced the problem of no mainstream appeal. The film stars Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, and Andrew Garfield, and is set in the 17th century. It follows two Jesuit missionaries and their desire to spread their faith in the country of Japan. Along the way, they face violence and persecution in a world where outside views are treated with ridicule.
In short, this isn't really the uplifting, fun tale of the year that families will be running to the theaters to see. In fact, all the well-known actors had to work for scale wages, and Scorsese himself had to work for less than »
- Joseph Medina
Ron Howard's upcoming Beatles film will be featured in Hulu Documentary Films, the streaming service's newest division. Howard's movie – working title The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – will debut in theaters and on Hulu this fall, Variety reports. The deal marks Hulu's first exclusive documentary premiere following a theatrical run.
Eight Days a Week focuses on the Beatles' iconic early years between 1962 and 1966. It will feature rare and previously unseen footage. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and the late George Harrison's wife Olivia Harrison are involved in the production. »
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