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La La Land comes to 4K UHD and Blu-ray April 11

When I first saw La La Land at AMC’s Best Picture showcase I walked away feeling meh about the film and I hated the ending. But it’s weird, I’m still thinking about them film several weeks later. I can’t wait to watch this again on 4K UHD. It should be beautiful. The movie comes home April 11th. They are smoking crack if they think people are going to pay $42 for this movie, however the 4K UHD is currently available for pre-order for $29.

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Best Oscars Show In A Decade Ruined by Monumental Screw-Up

MOONLIGHT – Chiron (Ashton Sanders) – Photo Courtesy of Elevation Pictures.

The 89th Academy Awards® show was a rousing success – unexpected, fun opening with Justin Timberlake performing his Oscar®-nominated son, Can’t Stop the Feeling, as he danced into the Dolby Theater; on target but carefully modulated (and funny) opening monologue by host Jimmy Kimmel (and I’m not just saying that – he made me laugh and I am definitely not a fan); some surprisingly effective banter between presenters, and unexpected winners (take a bow, Suicide Squad!).

The show was well-paced – even if it did run over a half-hour long – with some nifty surprises (Kimmel’s riff on providing food for the audience; bringing an unsuspecting busload of tourists into the theater and the resulting genial chaos) and even a mention of Bill Paxton, whose death yesterday made it impossible to include him in the In Memoriam montage (accompanied by Sarah Bareilles’ stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s Both sides Now).

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Visit the Real La La Land Cafe!

I love a bit of innovative marketing and corporate synergy as much as the next person. In celebration of this year’s award season, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood will spotlight Lionsgate’s Oscar nominated film, La La Land, as a limited addition to the tour. From Feb. 18 to March 6, 2017, guests can find themselves in a scene from the film as they step onto the ‘Café Sur Le Lot,’ coffee shop set, which has been carefully reconstructed. I’m actually going to be in LA next month for Wondercon and can’t wait to see this in person.

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La La Land Sets Golden Globes Record; The Night Manager Leads TV Wins!

La La Land Sets Record with Seven Golden Globes. Photo courtesy of Summit Entertainment

La La Land won every category in which it was nominated – seven – at the 2017 Golden Globes, including Best film, Musical or Comedy, Best Actor (Ryan Gosling) & Actress (Emma Stone), Musical or Comedy.

On the TV side, The Night Manager led with three Globes: Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie (Tom Hiddleston), Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Laurie) and Best Supporting Actress (Olivia Colman).

There were a number of upsets as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association selected, among others, Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath) over Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) and Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager) over Sterling K” Brown (The People vs. O.J. Simpson).

For a complete list of winners, read on.

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What to Watch This Weekend: La La Land

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of La La Land (a presumptive Academy Award nominee for best picture) an original movie musical that tells the story of a jazz musician and aspiring actress who strike up a romance in Los Angeles.

What to Watch This Weekend is a weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars present a spoiler-free review of a  film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.

 

La La Land Rejuvenates Movie Musicals!

La La Land – Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Photo courtesy of Summit Entertainment/eOne

La La Land is a strange beast – influenced equally by Hollywood musicals like Singing in the Rain (to which there is a fun reference) and Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – that is something more than mere colorful fun.

Damien Chazelle’s second film is the story of two struggling artists – jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and wannabe actor Mia (Emma Stone) – who don’t exactly meet cute, then do before going on to have a very real relationship (cleverly camouflaged as piece of fluff musical).

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2017 Golden Globe Nominations Announced!

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The 79th Annual Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning and while there were a lot newcomers on the TV side, the film noms didn’t feature many real surprises.

Coming the day after the Critics’ Choice Awards, La La Land continued to be the leader in noms with seven – including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Director, Best Actress/Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

On the TV side, four of the Best Drama noms were first timers: The Crown, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld. The pêople vs. O.J. Simpson led in total noms with 5.

HBO led all networks with 14 nominations.

For a complete list of nominees, read on.

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La La Land Dominates Critics Choice Awards

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The night’s big winner at the Critics’ Choice Awards was the musical dramedy La La Land, with eight awards including Best Director, Best Picture and Best Song.

Other multiple-award winning films included Manchester by Sea, Jackie, Moonlight and Deadpool.

On the TV side, Game of Thrones won Best Drama Series, Silicon Valley won Best Comedy Series and Bojack Horseman won Best Animated Series. The People vs. O.J. Simpson took home four awards.

A complete list of winners follows the jump.

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The Huge December 2016 Movie Preview!

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This is an awesome show. December 2016 is an enormous month for awesome film releases and this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News has you covered for everything you need to know about them! We share our thoughts on what’s going to be well-received, what’s going to flop and share our predictions for Rotten Tomatoes scores and Opening Box Office numbers.

Oh, and now’s a good time to heed our prognostications as our predictions for November 2016 were scary accurate with our lowest margin-of-error ever!

Dreamy Trailer: La La Land!

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La La Land – Ryan gosling, Emma Stone – Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

Her last audition lasted five seconds; he got fired from his lounge gig playing piano – at Christmas! Neither’s dream of making it in La La Land is deterred. Sounds like a movie musical to me.

Damien Chazelle’s new film couldn’t be further away from his feature debut, Whiplash, but it looks pretty amazing in the new trailer, Dreamers. Check it out after the break.

La La Land will be in theaters on December 9th.

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