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For all his embrace of whiz-bang moviemaking technology, Robert Zemeckis remains loyal to his roots: once a Beatlemaniac, always a Beatlemaniac. More than three decades after his directorial debut, the Fab Four-obsessed comedy "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," the man is returning to the same musical territory with a 3-D performance-capture adaptation of the classic cartoon movie, "Yellow Submarine."

Zemeckis wants Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to return to that trippy, underwater territory as well, MTV News has exclusively learned.

"We haven't gotten the word yet on the two surviving Beatles, whether they're interested in doing it or not," the director said during an interview with our own Josh Horowitz. Read More...

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I'm not really sure that The Beatles were ever "bigger than Jesus," but they were still kind of a big deal. They made music that will be remembered through the ages and they were the focal point of what we nowadays think of offhandedly as a "pop culture phenomenon," one of the earliest really. Before "Twilight," before Britney Spears, before Michael Jackson... there was Beatlemania.

That said, the Fab Four weren't just musicians. That's what they were known for, sure, but the sort of fame they achieved has a tendency to open doors to other opportunities. Through the years, the four Beatles have all worked in Hollywood to varying degrees. And so, in honor of today's highly anticipated release of "The Beatles: Rock Band" -- not to mention the re-release of their entire catalog, newly remastered -- I give you these four fab screen performances from the Fab Four. Read More...

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Call them "cult classics." "Guilty pleasures." "Comfort movies." We all have a mental rolodex of flicks that may not be terribly popular but, for one reason or another, they resonate in a very special way. Maybe you saw it at the right moment. Maybe you just see gold where everyone else sees feces. Whatever the case, these are the special favorites that you keep stashed away for sick days. Here are some of ours.

In honor of the 9/9/09 release of "The Beatles: Rock Band," I selected "Yellow Submarine" for today's Sick Day Stash. It's my favorite Beatles flick by a wide margin. Appropriately enough, I just watched it again yesterday -- a sick day for me -- after not having seen it for a few years. In short, it holds up. Before going any further, why don't you hit play on that video up there? It's a special treat, fresh from "The Beatles: Rock Band." Read More...

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News like this makes me want to cry. Why? How? Does The Beatles' classic psychedelic animated feature "Yellow Submarine" really need a remake? I love and fear the Blue Meanies as much as the next fan, but I'm perfectly satisfied with keeping them firmly rooted in the 1960s, where they were born.

It gets worse too. The deal currently being brokered will put Robert Zemeckis, in partnership with Disney, on the project. Now I've got no problem with Zemeckis in theory. "Back to the Future," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?," "Romancing the Stone," "Forrest Gump"... the guy definitely had a hand in shaping my love of film. He's all about the performance capture these days however, and I just don't know if my frail mind can take the sight of Blue Meanies as photorealistic CG characters. Read More...

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