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Your friend from the movies is back with the list of this attraction this week. A motivational saga on a genius mathematician and a rom com that gives a tribute to the Beatles.

Super 30

Hrithik Roshan urges India to take a chalang ( a leap) in Super 30. The biographical drama directed by Vikas Bahl stars the Greek god Hrithik Roshan who plays Anand Kumar ? the genius mathematician from Bihar who created a revolution with his Super 30 programme.

Also read:?Super 30 - critics review, rating, cast and crew

Highlights : Hrithik has excelled in his latest avatar as a genius Bihari mathematician who changed the equation of education in India. A cry for equal opportunity to all, and the right of education to all, Super 30 is a story that every Indian, student and/or a teacher should watch.

Yesterday

A British romantic comedy film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis,
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10 Films Inspired By The Beatles, Ranked

In Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director Danny Boyle’s latest film, Yesterday, viewers are asked what the world would be like if The Beatles didn’t exist through the eyes of somebody who remembered that they did. This marriage between the Fab Four and film is not a new one, but when people think about this marriage, they are more likely think about films such as A Hard Day’s Night, Help, or Yellow Submarine.

Related: Yesterday: Every Beatles Easter Egg & Reference

However, their footprint on the industry has lived on for nearly 50 years since the band called it quits in 1970. From jukebox musicals, to fictional retellings of the bands’ members, to dramas guided by a character’s love for the band, The Beatles have been the basis of several films spanning nearly every genre, but these are some of the most memorable.
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5 Of The Best: Submarine Movies

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This week, Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth and co. take to the seas in the new underwater thriller Kursk: The Last Mission. The film, which debuted at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where we first caught it, is based on the true story of the nuclear-powered Oscar-class K-141 sub, which, following two massive explosions, was sunk to the bottom of the nearly two decades ago.

The film is excellent, brought to the screen by talented Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, the screenplay based on the book Robert Moore’s book A Time to Die, which was released in shops in 2002, two years after the disaster.

In this feature, we take a look at the film and four other submarine features to have graced the silver screen in recent times, all of which are well worth seeking out.

Kursk: The Last Mission (2019)

We’ll lead out with Kursk: The Last Mission,
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Streaming could kill UK independent film industry, experts say

Producer highlights how making movies for Netflix is easier than finding funding for cinema releases

The UK is facing the loss of its independent movie business, leading film-makers have said.

They say that the financing model of the past 20 years is broken and that making Oscar-winning films such as The King’s Speech and Slumdog Millionaire has become all the more difficult. The film-makers believe that, while homegrown casts and crews are working instead on Hollywood and overseas productions, the increasing dominance of Us online streaming platforms will drive up costs further and ensure that stars on whom they rely to attract crucial financing are even less available.
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‘Yesterday’: Ed Sheeran’s Smart Casting Advice Saved Danny Boyle’s Beatles Rom-Com

‘Yesterday’: Ed Sheeran’s Smart Casting Advice Saved Danny Boyle’s Beatles Rom-Com
After withdrawing from the latest James Bond movie over creative differences, Danny Boyle was delighted to direct Richard Curtis’ “delicious” screenplay for “Yesterday,” which wedges 17 of the best Beatles songs into a narrative about Jack Malik, a marginal British folk singer who wakes up from a global blackout as the only person who recalls the music of the Beatles. He tries to recover the lyrics, performs the songs, and becomes a huge (and fraudulent) pop star.

The movie performed above expectations last weekend, as the combo of Curtis, Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”), Lily James (“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”), and the Beatles delivered a solid box office punch.

Curtis and Boyle met when the director recruited the writer to collaborate with comedian Rowan Atkinson as the iconic Mr. Bean at the London opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. After Boyle asked Curtis to keep him in mind for directing, “He sent back the script,
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‘Yesterday’: Ed Sheeran’s Smart Casting Advice Saved Danny Boyle’s Beatles Rom-Com

‘Yesterday’: Ed Sheeran’s Smart Casting Advice Saved Danny Boyle’s Beatles Rom-Com
After withdrawing from the latest James Bond movie over creative differences, Danny Boyle was delighted to direct Richard Curtis’ “delicious” screenplay for “Yesterday,” which wedges 17 of the best Beatles songs into a narrative about Jack Malik, a marginal British folk singer who wakes up from a global blackout as the only person who recalls the music of the Beatles. He tries to recover the lyrics, performs the songs, and becomes a huge (and fraudulent) pop star.

The movie performed above expectations last weekend, as the combo of Curtis, Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”), Lily James (“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”), and the Beatles delivered a solid box office punch.

Curtis and Boyle met when the director recruited the writer to collaborate with comedian Rowan Atkinson as the iconic Mr. Bean at the London opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. After Boyle asked Curtis to keep him in mind for directing, “He sent back the script,
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‘Toy Story 4’ comfortably holds off ‘Yesterday’ at UK box office

‘Toy Story 4’ comfortably holds off ‘Yesterday’ at UK box office
Danny Boyle’s Yesterday opens with a £2.1m weekend.

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RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (June 28-June 30)Total gross to date Week 1 Toy Story 4 (Disney) £8.3m £26.9m 2 2 Yesterday (Universal) £2.1m £2.2m 1 3 Aladdin (Disney) £700,000 £33.8m 6 4 Men In Black: International (Sony) £514,000 £6m 3 5 Avengers: Endgame (Disney) £355,000 £88.3m 10 Disney

Animated sequel Toy Story 4 posted a solid hold this weekend, dropping 38% with £8.3m despite sunny weather across much of the UK, a result that meant it comfortably held onto its place at the top of the UK box office chart.

The film now sits on £26.9m after 10 days in play.
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Moviegoers Believe in ‘Yesterday,’ ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Sequel Lags Expectations

Moviegoers Believe in ‘Yesterday,’ ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Sequel Lags Expectations
Tuesday noon marks the exact halfway point of 2019. No one was predicting that grosses would be down some $600 million–nearly 10%–from the 2018 midyear mark. Still to come are a trio of strong performers that should reduce that gap, as this week’s “Spider-Man: Far from Home” (Sony) is followed by Disney’s “The Lion King” and Universal’s “Fast and Furious” offshoot “Hobbs & Shaw.” But this weekend gave further evidence of some pesky issues that won’t go away.

The positive news: an unexpectedly strong launch for Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday” (Universal), the Beatles fantasy that qualifies as one of the most original releases of the year. Written by Richard Curtis (“Love Actually”), the film grossed $17 million, far exceeding pre-opening estimates as low as $10 million. With the boost of a Wednesday opening, “Annabelle Comes Home” (Warner Bros.) came out ahead of “Yesterday” for the weekend, but looks like another case of sequel fatigue.
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Yesterday Review: A Groovy Good Time at the Movies

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Yesterday Review: A Groovy Good Time at the Movies
Last year, I saw the second trailer for Welcome to Marwen, and by the end of its wonderful 2-minute runtime, Marwen was my most anticipated film of the year. By the end of the movie's 114-minute runtime, I had barely made it through my worst experience in a movie theater in a decade. I was not ready to love again. Then I saw the trailer for Yesterday, a high-concept comedy which seemed, like Marwen, to have a bunch of really great ingredients; You have a script by the legendary Richard Curtis of Love, Actually fame, starring a charismatic new actor in Himesh Patel, and a fabulous director in Danny Boyle. All the ingredients promised something great. After the betrayal I had experienced the previous year, I was nervous to risk going through this a second time.

With a tremendous sigh of relief, I can say that Yesterday, while not quite living up to the anticipation,
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Why Yesterday Could Only Be About the Beatles

Don Kaye Jun 28, 2019

Director Danny Boyle on why the story wouldn’t work without the music of the Fab Four.

It seems strange to imagine that two quintessentially British filmmakers such as director Danny Boyle and screenwriter/director Richard Curtis had not yet teamed up on a project despite their different esthetics and thematic approaches. Even though Boyle asked Curtis to help him with the production of the 2012 Summer Olympics’ opening ceremonies, it wasn’t until recently that they clicked on a film.

That film is Yesterday, in which Himesh Patel stars as Jack Malik, a struggling singer/songwriter in the English town of Clacton-on-Sea who is about to give up his dreams of musical success despite the continued support of his manager -- and would-be romantic partner -- Ellie (Lily James).

Read More: Yesterday Review

One night during a mysterious global blackout, Jack hits his head and wakes up
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‘Toy Story 4’ to Top North American Box Office Again With $53 Million

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‘Toy Story 4’ to Top North American Box Office Again With $53 Million
Toy Story 4” is heading for a decisive repeat victory at the North American box office with about $53 million in its second weekend, early estimates showed Friday.

The Pixar sequel, which brings back Woody and Buzz Lightyear after a nine-year hiatus, is dominating as expected with new entries “Annabelle Comes Home” and “Yesterday” in a fight for second place with about $15 million each.

Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” collected $118 million in its inaugural weekend and its North American total topped $167 million in its first six days amid positive reviews and solid word-of-mouth. “Toy Story 4” is projected to decline by about 55% and finish the frame with around $230 million domestically in its first 10 days. It’s already passed “Us” as 2019’s fourth-highest domestic grosser behind three other Disney titles: “Avengers: Endgame” at $835 million, “Captain Marvel” at $426 million and “Aladdin” at $294 million.

The film, which debuts 24 years after the original “Toy Story,
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Box Office: ‘Yesterday’ Opens With $1.3 Million on Thursday Night

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Box Office: ‘Yesterday’ Opens With $1.3 Million on Thursday Night
Fantasy-drama “Yesterday” has launched with a respectable $1.3 million at 2,200 North American locations in Thursday night preview showings.

The Universal-Working Title film, starring newcomer Himesh Patel as an aspiring songwriter, has been forecast to debut in the $10 million range this weekend at 2,603 sites. “Yesterday” is set in an alternate reality in which Patel’s character skyrockets to superstardom after a freak accident leaves him as the only person who remembers the Beatles.

Lily James, Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran, who plays himself, co-star in the movie, which features new versions of hit Beatles songs. Danny Boyle, the filmmaker behind “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Trainspotting,” directed “Yesterday,” written by “Love Actually” screenwriter Richard Curtis. “Yesterday” premiered in May as the closing night film of the Tribeca Film Festival. Reviews have been mixed with a 61% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” should easily maintain the No. 1 spot during the
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UK box office preview: will Beatles film 'Yesterday' continue music genre success?

UK box office preview: will Beatles film 'Yesterday' continue music genre success?
Peter Strickland’s latest, In Fabric, also opens this weekend.

This week’s new openers at the UK box office include Danny Boyle’s Yesterday, the story of a failing musician who wakes up in a parallel universe where the Beatles never existed, meaning he has free rein to exploit their entire back catalogue to propel himself to stardom. Universal is releasing the film into 645 cinemas today.

The film follows a recent run of successful, music-themed films based on popular British bands. Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of UK rock group Queen featuring their music, ended on a hefty £54.9m after opening with a £6.4m weekend.
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Are film critics saying ‘yeah, yeah, yeah’ to ‘Yesterday,’ Danny Boyle’s what-if ode to Beatlemania?

Are film critics saying ‘yeah, yeah, yeah’ to ‘Yesterday,’ Danny Boyle’s what-if ode to Beatlemania?
Imagine what would happen if edgy Oscar-winner Danny Boyle of “Trainspotting” and “Slumdog Millionaire” fame directed a crowd-pleasing script by “Love Actually” scribe Richard Curtis that suggests the Beatles never happened and only one struggling British musician remembers their songs?

That is the premise of “Yesterday,” which officially opens nationwide this week. Its biggest draw is that it features 17 tunes by the Fab Four that an unknown artist, Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), passes off as his own and becomes an instant superstar as a result. Also in the cast is Lily James as his loyal manager who secretly loves him and Kate McKinnon as a greedy, cold-hearted American agent who thinks she has hit the jackpot with Jack.

Reviews have been somewhat mixed, with a current Metacritic score of 54 and Rotten Tomatoes fresh ranking of 62%. But very few critics seem to out-right dismiss the vacation-time rom-com treat. And those who
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Yesterday Movie Review

Yesterday from Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis hits theaters on June 28th. The film stars Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, and Ed Sheeran in a rock-n-roll comedy.

On Abbey Road, the Beatle’s last recorded album, Paul McCartney wrote this lyric for the song, The End, “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” Although the song doesn’t appear in the film, Yesterday, it really sums up the spirit and message of this funny, heart-warming movie. I truly enjoyed the experience of watching this movie and laughed, cried, sighed and sang along as the story unfolded.

Yesterday tells the story of Jack Malik. Yesterday, everyone knew the Beatles. Today only Jack remembers their songs. That, in fact, is the unique starting point for the film. After a mysterious accident, Jack wakes up to discover
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Abhinay Deo's sports drama Doosra's poster is out and it will get you thinking

July 13, 2002 is a date etched in the memory of all Indians; a date when the then cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly and his defiant young team freed the country of its inhibitions and celebrated India's win in the NatWest Series. Showcasing the influence of this maverick cricket Captain on the young minds of the country is director Abhinay Deo in his upcoming sports drama titled Doosra. The first poster of the film released today and it gives a sneak peek into the multi-layered story told through the eyes of a young girl who chooses a different route for freedom.?

It is a socio-sports drama that marks courage and freedom of expression through one incident that gave Indians the feeling of liberation. Set in the nineties and the early 2000s, the story brings together two vastly different narratives to stand up and stand out, driven by Captain Ganguly's iconic T-shirt removal at the Lord's stadium in London,
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Get ready to cheer for Danny Boyle’s brilliant Yesterday on June 28th

Of course, to fans The Beatles amazing, wonderful and extraordinary songs and albums are iconic and still are musically everything good, but what if the world forgot that they and their incredible songs existed. That is the premise of Danny Boyle’s new film titled Yesterday. Starring Himesh Patel in the lead role, the acclaimed film, which releases on June 28th, also stars Lily James, Kate McKinnon, and features a special appearance by singer Ed Sheeran.

Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in a
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Box Office: ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ and ‘Yesterday’ Take on ‘Toy Story 4’

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Box Office: ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ and ‘Yesterday’ Take on ‘Toy Story 4’
The weekend box office has gone to the dolls. “Annabelle Comes Home,” a supernatural horror film about a possessed toy, is facing off against another band of plastic figurines: “Toy Story 4.”

Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” is expected to dominate box office charts again over newcomers “Annabelle Comes Home” and “Yesterday,” a fantasy musical set to the Beatles classics.

Annabelle Comes Home” is getting a head start on the weekend, debuting Wednesday in 3,525 North American theaters. It’s expected to earn $30 million over the five-day frame. Warner Bros. and New Line are distributing “Annabelle Comes Home,” a sequel to 2014’s “Annabelle” and 2017’s “Annabelle: Creation” and the seventh entry in the Conjuring franchise. Should estimates hold, “Annabelle Comes Home” would rank on the lower end of Conjuring debuts, which have ranged from “The Nun’s” $53 million to the first “Annabelle’s” $37 million.

Aquaman” filmmaker James Wan, who also directed multiple “Conjuring” installments,
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Tonight – Win Free Passes To The St. Louis Advance Screening Of Yesterday Movie

Join Ed Sheeran and #RedNoseDay founder Richard Curtis as they discuss their new film Yesterday in this Featurette.

In Yesterday, Himesh Patel is Jack Malik, a struggling singer-songwriter whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the support and devotion of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). When Jack wakes up after a freak accident to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

Featuring new versions of The Beatles’ most beloved hits, Yesterday is written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually) and directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire).

Don’t miss the movie that Billboard is calling “the feel-fantastic movie of the summer.” In Theaters on June 28th!

Enter for your chance to win two free passes to the St. Louis advance screening of Yesterday. The theatrical sneak preview will be on June 25 at 7pm.

Add your
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How ‘Yesterday’ Breathes New Life Into the Beatles’ Music

No pun intended, but imagine a world in which no one has ever heard of the Beatles or any of their songs. That’s the clever premise behind Yesterday (out June 28th), the new film directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) and co-written by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, Notting Hill, and Bridget Jones’s Diary). In Yesterday, Jack, a struggling guitarist and singer-songwriter played by Himesh Patel, is struck by a bus during a freak, momentary global blackout. When he awakens, he realizes that
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