Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
Nothing Is Real.
The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant white glove. As the only survivor, the Lord Admiral escapes in the yellow submarine and goes to London to enlist the help of the Beatles.
Ok the music is classic....the animation is ground breaking (a huge influence on the great Terry Gilliam)....The Beatles (wow do they look young) appear at the end of the movie....all those are the good things. The bad....the story does not make any sense. The story....blue meanies who hate music attack the land of musicians....the Beatles take a ride on the yellow submarine and save the day.
I judge people by what they say about The Beatles.
I am the ego man, goo goo ga choo.
If you're going to watch an animated musical featuring The Beatles it would probably help if you're a fan of their music. That's nothing unique to this film though, whether or not you like the music in any musical is going to effect your viewing experience.
The movie's characters and character designs are extremely charming and The Beatles themselves are constantly poking fun at themselves. There's a scene where Ringo ends up ejected from the Yellow Submarine and the group's first instinct is to figure out how to go on without him (Learn to sing trios) before Paul finally interjects with "Naw, let's save the poor devil".
The animation borrows…
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I was having some crazy Beatles nostalgia today. Last night I was in bed staring at the ceiling and I kept thinking just how surreal it is that a band like this could exist.
I thought about the time I saw this movie in the theatre, and the projectionist decided to turn the volume up to the highest possible level. He or she is the greatest projectionist of all time. My ears were ringing afterwards, but the jingle of Hey Bulldog and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds were perfectly ingrained in my head. Such pretty visuals and thoughts.
I felt like I was at a concert. A surreal one, for sure. The visuals are terrific, but the songs are the selling point here. Awesome selection from their later years and some good tracks from the early ones too, like Nowhere Man.
You have no idea how much I'm craving to watch this again.
Next to no care about The Beatles before watching this, but after tripping balls throughout the entire running time I had a newfound appreciation for their music.
My second favorite Beatles film, behind Help! This film really has a weird psychedelic feeling, and is genuinely entertaining, even though the Beatles had almost nothing to do with it.
"The Beatles" were the best band in the history of recorded of sound. In terms of movies, they were average.
This is seriously one of the best films in history, well if you're a Beatles fan. I loved every song played through out, the animation is a bit scary though.
This was good for my soul today. It was needed.
-Now Ringo's gone; what are we going to do?
-Learn to sing trios!
-Nah, let's save the poor devil.
Yellow Submarine is a great music video, terrible story and overall a mediocre film.
The film truly rushes into the story. Without even allowing a minutes worth of establishing time in the bizarre realm of Pepperland, the people are already being attacked by the creepy-looking Blue Meanies. From this attack, not even five minutes into the film, Old Fred is sent in the titular Yellow Submarine in search for heroes to save the land. Due to this remarkably rushed opening I came to the logical conclusion early on that the story merely served as a catalyst to transition between different locations…
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Some interesting visuals.
This movie is super trippy but not really difficult to understand through the lenses of a child. I think this is where this film works best, in the mind of a child. It reminds me of the type of stuff I watched as a kid. They've got everything from the Scooby Doo doors, to the Dr Seuss-esque worlds, to the Looney Tunes types of puns and gags. The animation is gorgeous. It has a Monty Python Gillian-esque vibe to it but more whimsical. The music throughout the film will have you humming along for ages, and not just the Beatles classics such as Yellow Submarine or All You Need Is Love, but also songs that were first released as a…
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- 12 Angry Men
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- 25th Hour
- 3 Women
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
- Under the Skin
- Tropical Malady
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Inland Empire
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).