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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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TIFF 2016 Roundup, Mad Max Prequel, The Rundown 2, Dune Remake

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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.

Emma Stone Sings Trailer: La La Land

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La La Land – Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone (Photo: Summit Entertainment/eOne)

We’ve heard Ryan Gosling sing in the first teaser for Damien Chazelle’s La La Land so it’s only fair that co-star Emma Stone should be given the opportunity to reply.

The second teaser for the film just makes sense – and adds a little more insight into what the film will be (a Hollywood musical, but not quite). Check it out after the break.

Damien Chazelle’s La La Land will be in theaters on December 16th.

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Movie News: Pokemon Movie, Saw 8, Community Film; Preview Reviews for La La Land, A Monster Calls

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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).

Opposite Day Trailer: La La Land!

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When Damien Chazelle was asked how he planned to follow up his brilliant debut feature, whiplash, he said he’d like to do a musical.

He wasn’t lying.

Check out the trailer Chazelle’s second feature, La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, after the break. It’s incredibly charming. La La Land opens on December 16th.

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