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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Danny Boyle worried how The Beatles would react to using their songs

In an interview with Billboard discussing about the acquisition of the right to The Beatles' music, Danny Boyle talked about his apprehension he felt regarding how the band would respond to the Yesterday movie, and what he actually did to remedy his emotions. Yesterday is actually still playing in over 400 theaters around the country.

Source: Cinema Blend
Friday, August 9, 2019
Yesterday DVD and digital release dates UK

The Yesterday DVD, Blu-ray and digital release date is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated in 2019. It's already high up on the iTunes list of top pre-orders, and not just because it features so many Beatles hits. We're expecting it to come out on DVD and Blu-ray in mid-late October, following release on iTunes and Amazon Video.

Source: Tuppence Magazine, UK
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Beatles-inspired Yesterday reaches $100 million mark at box office

Danny Boyle's musically energetic Yesterday just achieved the $100 million milestone, according to Variety. This feat is accomplished amidst a summer filled with buzz surrounding super hero films and popular animated features. During the film's opening weekend on June 28-30, it generated $17 million.

Source: Mxdwn Magazine
Monday, July 15, 2019
All four Beatles were meant to appear in Yesterday film

In a monster feature interview with Empire Magazine, Yesterday screenwriter Richard Curtis revealed scenes with all four Beatles members were filmed, but only John Lennon's made the theatrical cut. Curtis wanted to go a step further, with two more scenes featuring the other three members of the Beatles.

Source: Mixdown Magazine
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Beatles catalog gets boost from Yesterday

A number of Beatles songs have re-entered the Billboard charts thanks to the release of the Beatles-themed film Yesterday. Per Billboard, the following five Beatles tracks are ranked within the top 20 of their Hot Rock Songs chart, Here Comes The Sun, Let It Be, Yesterday, Hey Jude and Come Together.

Source: WROR FM, Boston
Friday, July 5, 2019
Every Beatles Easter egg and reference in Yesterday

Yesterday doesn't just feature the songs of The Beatles, the film also includes several Easter eggs and references to the legendary band's career. In addition to the 16 Beatles songs, others are referenced in the dialogue. Screen Rant has compiled every Beatles reference and Easter egg they caught in the film.

Source: Screen Rant
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Yesterday dodges real implications of a Beatle-less world

There were musicians, wildly popular ones, before the Beatles, but none approached their worldwide multimedia explosion. A world without the Beatles would be a vastly different one, socially and culturally. It's a world that the new movie Yesterday and its director Danny Boyle largely dare not to imagine.

Source: Post and Courier, Charleston
Monday, July 1, 2019
What the surviving Beatles thought of the Yesterday movie

Called "a total joy of a film that cements Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis as master storytellers of our time," Yesterday explores the pursuit of fame through fresh eyes and a determined heart. Apparently, director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Richard Curtis sent the film to the surviving members of The Beatles.

Source: Cinema Blend
Can a Beatles fan believe in Yesterday

Yesterday is a movie full of existential questions: What if the Beatles never happened? What if nobody knew their songs? And what if we heard their songs now for the first time? The plot of Yesterday is basically, "I'm just a Sexy Sadie, standing in front of a Hey Jude, asking him to And I Love Her."

Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, June 28, 2019
Review: Yesterday, a Beatles what-if story

What a clever premise for a film: Everyone but our hero wakes up never knowing The Beatles. Himesh Patel is hugely convincing in his effort to relearn the most valuable songbook in history. The songs are recorded live, adding immediacy to the music scenes. The film opens today in theaters everywhere.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
You can download a free graphic novel similar to Yesterday film

The new movie Yesterday about a man who wakes up to discover the Beatles never were, shares a similar plot with a 2011 graphic novel. One of the book's creators, David Blot, is now giving away the volume as a free digital download. It was published in September 2011, and a second volume was planned but never completed.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Review: Yesterday proves too clumsy for its clever conceit

Like a lot of surreal comic fantasies, Yesterday just invites you to shrug and go along with its cheerfully ridiculous premise. I was glad to do so, up to a point. The lead actor, Himesh Patel, has an engaging presence and a lovely singing voice. But the movie is directed with uncharacteristic blandness by Danny Boyle.

Source: NPR
Review: Himesh Patel masters the Beatles in Yesterday

Himesh Patel wasn't always a Beatles fan. Growing up, he preferred indie rock and Bollywood. That has now changed, says the actor, showing off a pair of Yellow Submarine novelty socks. He said, "I had to be respectful but not reverent to the originals, and have some element of originality because, of course, they don't exist."

Source: Los Angeles Times

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