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Review: La La Land (TIFF 2016)

PLOT: Two star-crossed L.A lovers ( Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone ) pursue their dreams of stardom and navigate crushing professional set-backs while trying to maintain their idyllic relationship. REVIEW: Could LA LA LAND mark the resurgence of the Hollywood musical? While there have been a few notably successful instances of full-on musicals hitting pay-dirt at the...
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Emma Stone has a song for you in the new trailer for La La Land

Mia ( Emma Stone ), an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian ( Ryan Gosling ), a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars. As success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain. Welcome to the latest trailer for LA LA...
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Ryan Gosling sings in the first trailer for the musical La La Land

Written and directed by Damien Chazelle (WHIPLASH), LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia ( Emma Stone ), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian ( Ryan Gosling ), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing...
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Why It Works: Whiplash

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** As evidenced by the 87th Academy Awards, 2014 was a great year for nontraditional films, with Alejandro Iñárritu 's BIRDMAN taking home Best Picture and Best...
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International marketing material for 10 Cloverfield Lane spoils everything

Just when you thought trailers in the U.S. gave away too much of a movie before you ever had the opportunity to see it in a theater, wait until you take a look at how Paramount is marketing 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE internationally. We've been getting off easy with how much we've been shown. A new international trailer for the film has been released for the film's...
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Watch the 10 Cloverfield Lane suite composed by Bear McCreary

I could sit here and talk film scores with you all day, but for now, let's limit our discussion to recent musical events. As most of you know, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE hits theaters today. The movie features some stellar scenes and acting (check out our review here ), but arguably the best part of the film for me was it's score. Composed by Bear McCreary, the man has been doing some...
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Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

PLOT: Following a violent car accident, a young woman ( Mary Elizabeth Winstead ) wakes up in an underground shelter run by a survivalist ( John Goodman ) who claims they’ve survived an attack that’s left the earth uninhabitable. REVIEW: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE is the kind of movie you should know as little about as possible before settling-in to watch it. A tight,...
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We interview 10 Cloverfield Lane's Mary Elizabeth Winstead & more!

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE will be a fairly divisive film among sci-fi fans, I can guarantee you of that. I won't spoil what makes me think so, but like another recent J.J. Abrams -produced sci-fi yarn, this should have people arguing and debating for a while after its release. And that's not a bad thing at all, is it? Before the world gets a look at the film, I can offer you a...
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Ape Meets Girl unleashes cool IMAX poster for 10 Cloverfield Lane

We all bitch about movie posters far too often these days. Floating heads, bad Photoshop... There's never any art to the lost artform anymore. That's why when a sweet-looking one sheet comes our way, we should do our best to spread the word, celebrate it and share it with like-minded individuals who long for the days when a movie poster could be a thing of beauty. Slashfilm landed...
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J.J. Abrams does have another Cloverfield movie in mind

You never know when a film in the CLOVERFIELD family is going to come around and just spring up out of nowhere into a movie theater. For years, there had been talk about if a CLOVERFIELD sequel would ever materialize with all the creative forces of the original monster movie off doing other things... and then somehow 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE was shot under the radar and will be out in a few...
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J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi thriller God Particle gets a release date

Paramount has set a release date for GOD PARTICLE, a sci-fi thriller from Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah (THE GIRL IS IN TROUBLE). The studio has announced that the microbudget feature, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams through his Bad Robot shingle, will open on February 24, 2017 . Like most Bad Robot productions, not much is known about GOD PARTICLE, but it will...
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A few monsters revealed in new trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer

Wouldn't it make more sense to keep everyone inside the hatch during your trailer for a movie about a bunch of people stuck together in such a claustrophobic location? I'd think so. It creates drama for the film you're marketing when audiences don't get a sense of how things are going to turn out. However, Paramount doesn't seem to want to go in that direction, teasing the monster...
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