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Thread started 11/27/17 8:42pm

CynicKill

I FINALLY Saw La La Land!

It's a beautiful movie. I see what all the hype was about.

It paints a perfect fantasy world where you wish spontaneous singing sprung out of traffic jams.

It makes you wish cool jazz clubs were back in fashion. Where people actually take romantic dates at planetariums.

And it totally justifies Emma Stone's Oscar.

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Reply #1 posted 11/28/17 7:25am

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The ending is not obvious. The scene in the traffic is worth it alone. wow.

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Reply #2 posted 11/28/17 7:27am

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ARGH!

I've placed a lifetime ban on any and all Ryan Gosling movies, but I might break down and watch this.

No! Must...remain....strong. Fight.....the.......evil.....desires.........

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Reply #3 posted 11/28/17 7:48am

CynicKill

RodeoSchro said:

ARGH!

I've placed a lifetime ban on any and all Ryan Gosling movies, but I might break down and watch this.

No! Must...remain....strong. Fight.....the.......evil.....desires.........

I understand your delimma.

If it's any consolation it's easy to imagine the movie without Gosling. It's impossible to imagine it without Stone.

This whole PR thing about Gosling and Stone's chemistry has become legend at this point.

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Reply #4 posted 11/28/17 8:16am

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Some great set pieces and musical numbers, but Stone and Gosling were lumbered with an awful script. They needed to come up with a much better story to hang the musical numbers off.

Plot was totally predictable. Stone essentially cheats on her current partner to get with Gosling, not exactly an endearing quality in someone. The inevitable dinner table break-up scene was one of the worst scripted scenes I've scene in years in a major studio movie, two actors just throwing cliches at each other.

Shame as it could have been a great film.

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Reply #5 posted 11/28/17 9:57am

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RodeoSchro said:

ARGH!

I've placed a lifetime ban on any and all Ryan Gosling movies, but I might break down and watch this.

No! Must...remain....strong. Fight.....the.....evil.....desires.....



If you're going to watch a Ryan Gosling movie then you should watch Drive or Blade Runner 2049. Both are much, much better than La La Land.
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Reply #6 posted 11/28/17 10:05am

Slave2daGroove

Gossling's singing was the worst part of this movie, then the absence of African Americans was also pretty ignorant on the film maker's part. I did enjoy the movie even though I usually hate musicals.
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The Jazz club was filmed in LA. It is located on the pier of Hermosa Beach. It's been there since the 50s and was known to feature acts like Miles Davis amongst other well-known musicians.
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It's a great club to watch Jazz as it's in the round. http://www.thelighthousecafe.net/

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Reply #7 posted 11/28/17 10:19am

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You all remember I met Gosling?

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Reply #8 posted 11/28/17 10:25am

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EmmaMcG said:

RodeoSchro said:

ARGH!

I've placed a lifetime ban on any and all Ryan Gosling movies, but I might break down and watch this.

No! Must...remain....strong. Fight.....the.......evil.....desires.........

If you're going to watch a Ryan Gosling movie then you should watch Drive or Blade Runner 2049. Both are much, much better than La La Land.



I've got my inner strength and sanity back. I am not going to watch any more Ryan Gosling movies - unless he's in "Expendables 4," in which case I hope he is expendable.

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Reply #9 posted 11/28/17 10:41am

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Slave2daGroove said:

Gossling's singing was the worst part of this movie, then the absence of African Americans was also pretty ignorant on the film maker's part. I did enjoy the movie even though I usually hate musicals.
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The Jazz club was filmed in LA. It is located on the pier of Hermosa Beach. It's been there since the 50s and was known to feature acts like Miles Davis amongst other well-known musicians.
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It's a great club to watch Jazz as it's in the round. http://www.thelighthousecafe.net/

Thanks for the tip!

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Reply #10 posted 11/28/17 11:05am

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Rodeo, what is wrong with you?

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Reply #11 posted 11/28/17 11:15am

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Where do you want me to start?

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Reply #12 posted 11/28/17 12:00pm

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RodeoSchro said:

ARGH!

I've placed a lifetime ban on any and all Ryan Gosling movies, but I might break down and watch this.

No! Must...remain....strong. Fight.....the.......evil.....desires.........

he is said to be reprising his role in the notebook but it will be updated and called the Chromebook

"I was raped by the Arkansas AG who then becomes Governor & President..." Juanita Broaddrick
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Reply #13 posted 11/28/17 2:08pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

The ending is not obvious. The scene in the traffic is worth it alone. wow.

The ending is heartbreakin, i mean the way they stare at each other, the little bittersweet smile she gives at him, the sad look in his face. The ending is everything, without that ending the film wouldn't be the same.

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Reply #14 posted 11/28/17 2:11pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

You all remember I met Gosling?

Really? is he a handsome man?

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Reply #15 posted 11/28/17 2:16pm

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DaveT said:

Some great set pieces and musical numbers, but Stone and Gosling were lumbered with an awful script. They needed to come up with a much better story to hang the musical numbers off.

Plot was totally predictable. Stone essentially cheats on her current partner to get with Gosling, not exactly an endearing quality in someone. The inevitable dinner table break-up scene was one of the worst scripted scenes I've scene in years in a major studio movie, two actors just throwing cliches at each other.

Shame as it could have been a great film.

Indeed, the story was predictable and weak, not strong enough very generic.

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Reply #16 posted 11/28/17 2:56pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

You all remember I met Gosling?



how so?

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Reply #17 posted 11/28/17 3:21pm

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OMG they just announced a "La La Land" sequel....



"He He heel"

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Reply #18 posted 11/28/17 3:47pm

Slave2daGroove

purplethunder3121 said:

Slave2daGroove said:

Gossling's singing was the worst part of this movie, then the absence of African Americans was also pretty ignorant on the film maker's part. I did enjoy the movie even though I usually hate musicals.
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The Jazz club was filmed in LA. It is located on the pier of Hermosa Beach. It's been there since the 50s and was known to feature acts like Miles Davis amongst other well-known musicians.
.
It's a great club to watch Jazz as it's in the round. http://www.thelighthousecafe.net/

Thanks for the tip!

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thumbs up!

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Reply #19 posted 11/28/17 5:15pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

OMG they just announced a "La La Land" sequel....



"He He heel"

Really?

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Reply #20 posted 11/28/17 5:50pm

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214 said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

OMG they just announced a "La La Land" sequel....



"He He heel"

Really?

No... it was a joke about the song La La La He He Hee....

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Reply #21 posted 11/28/17 6:52pm

214

OnlyNDaUsa said:

214 said:

Really?

No... it was a joke about the song La La La He He Hee....

My bad. neutral

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Reply #22 posted 11/28/17 10:33pm

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RodeoSchro said:

ARGH!

I've placed a lifetime ban on any and all Ryan Gosling movies, but I might break down and watch this.

No! Must...remain....strong. Fight.....the.....evil.....desires.....


Why? Whats wrong with Gosling?
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Reply #23 posted 11/29/17 4:07am

TheFman

I watched this with my girl before it went into the theaters.

At the end we looked at each other and said:
"it's that it?"

What the fuzz?

We could have spend those two hours much better razz


Did i mention that i hate musicals? It's more SF than SF. Nobody walks around like in a muscial and starts signing and dancing for no good reason.

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Reply #24 posted 11/29/17 5:53am

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I went into this movie planning to be meh with it. Then when i got there, it was almost sold out and i got a really bad seat and then i was ready to hate it. But then the music started. Very rare to hear music for the very first time and be like this is instant classic stuff. I had the soundtrack on Spotify by the time i got back in my car and was blasting it non stop for the rest of the month.

And like classic old-time Hollywood musicals, it's an incredibly charming movie.

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Reply #25 posted 11/29/17 12:28pm

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nextedition said:

RodeoSchro said:

ARGH!

I've placed a lifetime ban on any and all Ryan Gosling movies, but I might break down and watch this.

No! Must...remain....strong. Fight.....the.......evil.....desires.........

Why? Whats wrong with Gosling?



I have never seen a movie he was in that I could stomach.

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Reply #26 posted 11/29/17 12:30pm

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He has a classic hollywood face.

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Reply #27 posted 11/29/17 1:18pm

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I love the music, specially Another Day Of Sun and City Of Stars. More than being a great film in terms of storytelling is very magical kind of film. That's what it has, lots of magic.

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Reply #28 posted 12/01/17 2:47am

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Slave2daGroove said:

Gossling's singing was the worst part of this movie, then the absence of African Americans was also pretty ignorant on the film maker's part. I did enjoy the movie even though I usually hate musicals.
.
The Jazz club was filmed in LA. It is located on the pier of Hermosa Beach. It's been there since the 50s and was known to feature acts like Miles Davis amongst other well-known musicians.
.
It's a great club to watch Jazz as it's in the round. http://www.thelighthousecafe.net/


I could sworn John Legend was in it ... maybe I dreamt it ...

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Reply #29 posted 12/01/17 5:15am

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DaveT said:

Slave2daGroove said:

Gossling's singing was the worst part of this movie, then the absence of African Americans was also pretty ignorant on the film maker's part. I did enjoy the movie even though I usually hate musicals.
.
The Jazz club was filmed in LA. It is located on the pier of Hermosa Beach. It's been there since the 50s and was known to feature acts like Miles Davis amongst other well-known musicians.
.
It's a great club to watch Jazz as it's in the round. http://www.thelighthousecafe.net/


I could sworn John Legend was in it ... maybe I dreamt it ...



...and John Legend was the famous and successful artist who wanted to give Gossling a break. Gossling just wanted to open a club for jazz artists because of his love for the music, it's not like he is ever deemed all that great himself.

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