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).
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 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).
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.
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!
We’re back! Fresh off an early fall break, GeekScholars Movie News has returned and this week’s episode begins with a review of the films coming out of the 2016 Toronto Film Festival that look poised to make an awards season run. From there, it’s ‘Never Tell Me the Odds’ as the hosts give their probabilities on: a Mad Max Prequel, The Rundown 2 getting made, a Dune remake, and whether or not Benicio Del Toro will join The Predator.
After a small summer break, GeekScholars Movie News is back! The crew returns with some interesting developments to report on including a possible Pokemon movie, Saw 8, Community getting its own movie, and will Javier Bardem (Skyfall) play Frankenstein’s Monster?
Plus, Preview Reviews for La La Land, a movie musical from the genius behind Whiplash, and for A Monster Calls, which may end up being one of the most stunning films of the year (think The Iron Giant meets Pan’s Labyrinth).