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“They’re here” — they, in this case, meaning the cast and crew of “Poltergeist,” that 1982 horror classic that forever changed the way moviegoers look at Native American burial grounds. Writer/producer Steven Spielberg, director Tobe Hooper and star Craig T. Nelson can all be seen discussing the horror classic in the below making-of featurette.
Also featured is producer Frank Marshall, who brings up the film’s seemingly mundane backdrop of a typical suburb. “We wanted our setting to be very normal,” he says, as a means of making the supernatural goings on more unsettling; Spielberg adds to this, positing that the humdrum suburban lifestyle “breeds a certain kind of individual.” This, of course, is meant to make the film hit closer to home.
Read More: Watch: 5-Minute Mashup Of The First And Final Frames From Horror Movies »
- Michael Nordine
“La La Land’s” musical debut has been delayed by a week.
Damien Chazelle’s romantic drama, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, will open in limited release on Dec. 9 — seven days after its previously scheduled launch. The wide release date remains Dec. 16.
“La La Land,” distributed by Summit Entertainment, dazzled during its festival run, stealing the spotlight at the Telluride Film Festival, Venice Film Festival (kicking off the fest), and Toronto Film Festival, where it won the audience award. Stone, meanwhile, nabbed the Venice Film Festival’s best actress prize for her role as aspiring actress/playwright Mia.
The film, which premiered to rave reviews and standing ovations, is expected to be a major Oscar season contender. Variety Chief Film Critic Owen Gleiberman wrote in his review that “Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ … is the most audacious big-screen musical in a long time, and — irony of ironies — that »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Everything you missed on day 5 of #TIFF16Everything you missed on day 5 of #TIFF16Adriana Floridia9/13/2016 10:12:00 Am
Monday's aren't usually so exciting, but last night was one of the biggest nights at the Toronto International Film Festival so far, and it definitely made our blues go away.
La La Land dazzled Toronto last night, and simultaneously became an Oscar frontrunner. Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt and John Legend arrived at the Princess of Wales to introduce the Canadian premiere of the new film from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle, who was also in attendance. La La Land is an original musical that stars Gosling as a traditionalist jazz pianist, and Stone as an aspiring actress, as they struggle through their careers in Los Angeles while falling in love. We're betting on the film to win the People's Choice Award at the festival, and probably lots of Oscars. »
- Adriana Floridia
Telluride, Colo. — Director Damien Chazelle and actress Emma Stone are fresh off a trip to the Venice Film Festival, where “La La Land” opened the 73rd annual event last week. Oxygen containers in hand (the altitude can be a killer here), they’re soaking up the Telluride mountain air promoting the film as it continues to dazzle audiences here.
The two sat down with Variety to discuss the tricky tone of the film, the logistics of pulling it off and the alchemy of finding the right pair of actors to sell the experience.
Damien, it seems like only a few filmmakers each year are brave enough to travel from Venice to Telluride to Toronto during this stretch. I heard you were very excited about having that experience, though.
Damien Chazelle: Yeah, and it’s also that selfish thing of, “Well, I’ve never been to the Venice Film Festival or the Telluride Film Festival. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Of all the movies coming out this Fall, La La Land needs to be on your radar. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling have teamed up (for the third time, after 2011's Crazy, Stupid, Love and 2013's Gangster Squad) for the whimsical-looking musical, which is already garnering award season buzz for its originality and bold aesthetic. Here's what you need to know about the movie! 1. The Cast Obviously Stone and Gosling are the film's romantic leads, but the supporting cast is just as impressive: Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story), J.K. Simmons, and Rosemarie DeWitt are all starring. Plus, John Legend is appearing! 2. The Plot Stone is playing Mia, an aspiring actress who works as a barista on the Warner Bros. lot opposite Gosling's Sebastian, a jazz pianist who has big dreams of opening his own club someday. As Stone told reporters at the Venice Film Festival, the movie is "about dreaming, »
- Maggie Pehanick
Title: La La Land Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt, Meagen Fay. ‘La La Land’ will make you leave the screening room merrily tap dancing and singing your way out. Damien Chazelle (whom we recall for directing ‘Whiplash’ that won Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons, at the 87th Academy Award), returns with an exquisite love letter to the history of musical. This American romantic musical comedy-drama is set in the contemporary City of Angels. Aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone), serves coffee to movie stars in between auditions, while dedicated jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), plays [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Take a look @ footage, plus an official music video, supporting the upcoming romantic musical comedy-feature, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, titled "La La Land", starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Rosemarie DeWitt and Meagen Fay, opening December 2, 2016:
"...in the heart of Los Angeles, aspiring actress 'Mia' serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions while dedicated jazz musician 'Sebastian' plays in dingy bars in order to scrape by.
"The two meet and fall in love, but, as success mounts, the dreams they worked so hard to maintain threaten to rip them apart..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "La La Land"...
- Michael Stevens
They probably don’t know it yet, but a fairly significant percentage of movie fans are about to change their list of favorite films. On December 2nd (going wide on the 16th), a movie is heading to theaters that has the potential to move into a realm of its own, in much the way that Once simply changed the game.
La La Land follows a couple (Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone) that will at least make people take some notice, and they have proven they can deliver, but the real sell here is writer/director Damien Chazelle. Perhaps not the biggest sell in terms of rushing out to pre-order tickets, but the biggest sell in terms of expectations that this will be one of the best films of the year.
- Marc Eastman
"Here's to the hearts that ache..." Oh my goodness. Lionsgate has unveiled the second official teaser trailer for Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land, and it's just as wonderful as the first one. La La Land stars Emma Stone as an aspiring actress who falls for a jazz pianist, played by Ryan Gosling, while in the City of Angels, better known as Los Angeles. Like the first teaser, this trailer is set to one of the magnificent songs from the film, titled "Audition", and it will thankfully be available to download later this fall. The full cast includes J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt, Sonoya Mizuno, Hemky Madera, Josh Pence and John Legend. That scene in the planetarium looks like it's going to be so totally amazing. Here's the second teaser trailer for Damien Chazelle's La La Land, direct from YouTube: The song heard in the trailer, titled »
- Alex Billington
'Here's to the fools that dream!' The magical musical La La Land soars towards a heightened version of Los Angeles that will have you nostalgic for the colorful comedies of the 50s and 60s. Only this one is set firmly in a modern day Los Angeles. The second La La Land trailer has arrived, which debuts the new song Audition, performed by none other than star Emma Stone herself.
We also have new 'cover art' for La La Land, which is basically a movie poster that looks like the cover of an old soundtrack album from a bygone era. It features stars Emma Sone and Ryan Gosling walking through stage doors into a dreamy blue like state of consciousness. The new single Audition will be available later this fall, but we don't have a drop date at this time.
The newly released trailer for Damien Chazelle's film offers more surreal, stylized scenes of Los Angeles and romance between Stone's frustrated actress and Gosling's lovelorn jazz musician. As if in celebration of their starving-artist lifestyle, Stone sings out: "Here's to the ones who dream/ Foolish as they may seem/ Here's to the hearts that ache »
After playing lovebirds in Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are falling in love yet again in Damien Chazelle's musical, La La Land. Following the release of a photo from the film in January, the teaser trailer is here, and it's beyond romantic. Although there is no dialogue in the clip, it does feature the song "Audition," performed by Stone in the film, as we meet her character Mia whose relationship with jazz musician Gosling goes through ups and downs as they struggle to succeed in Hollywood. It's dreamy and surreal and might give you a few Moulin Rouge flashbacks. Finn Wittrock, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt, and John Legend (yep) are all costarring in the film, which will hit theaters on Dec. 2. Related Stories:The Soundtrack For Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling's La La Land Is Already Making Us Emotional »
- Quinn Keaney
A new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming musical romantic drama La La Land. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt and John Legend; take a look below after the official synopsis…
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, 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 your dreams.
La La Land is set for release on December 16th in the States and on January 13th in the UK.
- Amie Cranswick
A new teaser trailer is now online for Damien Chazelle's (Whiplash) upcoming musical film La La Land starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons Finn Wittrock, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Meagen Fay.
In this modern take on the Hollywood musical from Damien Chazelle, the Academy Award-nominated writer and director of Whiplash, Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But 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 in each other threaten to rip them apart.
La La Land is due to hit theaters this coming December.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
- Kellvin Chavez
If Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone showcased a dose of electrifying chemistry in Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s dramedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, director Damien Chazelle is all but set to dial that up to 11 with the release of La La Land, the upcoming musical drama jostling for a place in this year’s Oscar race.
Written and directed by Chazelle, should the dreamy feature nab a nomination or two, it wouldn’t be the first of the director’s features to do so, after the filmmaker struck a chord with the Academy two years ago with the really rather excellent Whiplash.
Indeed, La La Land heralds a new collaboration between the filmmaker and accomplished composer Justin Hurwitz, who penned many of the original songs found in Whiplash. The reunions don’t end there, though, with J.K. not-quite-my-tempo Simmons also on board to star. He headlines a supporting cast comprised of Finn Wittrock, »
- Michael Briers
Yesterday news cames down the line from Deadline that Jon Bernthal (Daredevil) and Imogen Poots (Green Room) have come on board the new triller Sweet Virginia from Jamie Dagg. Bernthal and Poots will be joined by Christopher Abbott (TV's Girls), Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land) and Odessa Young (Looking for Grace). Dagg of course has been on our radar for a while now and made his feature film debut last year with the Laos set thriller River with Rossif Sutherland. Sweet Verginia follows a motel owner with a dark past (Bernthal) who unknowingly starts a rapport with a young hitman (Abbott) responsible for a spate of violence that suddenly has gripped a small town. Sales for Sweet Virginia will begin at Tiff...
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If the beautiful first teaser wasn’t enough to sell you on Damien Chazelle‘s Whiplash follow-up La La Land, another trailer has landed that should do the trick. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the opener of the Venice Film Festival follows a jazz pianist (Gosling) who falls for an aspiring actress (Stone). Once again dialogue-free, this one shows off the song “Audition” as we see our leads gallivanting around Los Angeles.
“La La Land is a surprising tribute to the golden age of American musicals, from An American in Paris by Vincent Minnelli to New York, New York by Martin Scorsese,” Venice festival director Alberto Barbera previously said. “It is a film that does not merely reinvent the musical genre, it gives it a brand new start. If Whiplash was the revelation of a new filmmaker, La La Land is his definitive, albeit precocious, consecration among the great »
- Jordan Raup
Director Jamie Dagg has found his cast for the upcoming thriller Sweet Virginia, with Jon Bernthal (Daredevil), Imogen Poots (Roadies), Christopher Abbott (James White), Rosemarie DeWitt (Poltergeist) and Odessa Young (The Daughter) all set to appear in the film.
Deadline reports that the project, which is based on a Black List script from Ben and Paul China, “follows a motel owner with a dark past (Bernthal) who unknowingly starts a rapport with a young hitman (Abbott) responsible for a spate of violence that suddenly has gripped a small town.
Production on Sweet Virginia is set to get underway next week.
- Gary Collinson
Deadline has the scoop, confirming that the duo will round out a cast that also features Christopher Abbott, Rosemarie DeWitt and Odessa Young. It’s set to hit the ground running, too, entering production on August 27 ahead of a planned theatrical release at some point in 2017.
Story details are few and far between, but the general gist reveals that Sweet Virginia will orbit around a “motel owner with a dark past (Bernthal) who unknowingly starts a rapport with a young hitman (Abbott) responsible for a spate of violence that suddenly has gripped a small town.” Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Chris Ferguson, Fernando Loureiro and Roberto Vasconcellos are among the producers attached to the low-key thriller.
News of Jamie Dagg’s feature beginning to form comes on the eve of Toronto International Film Festival, »
- Michael Briers
Xyz Films is handling international sales at the Toronto Film Festivalm while Wme Global is repping North American sales.
Bernthal plays a former rodeo star who unknowingly starts a rapport with a young man — portrayed by Abbott — who is responsible for all of the violence that has suddenly gripped his small town.
Producers are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones for Automatik, Chris Ferguson for Oddfellows Entertainment, and Fernando Loureiro and Roberto Vasconcellos for Exhibit. Executive producers are Rian Cahill and Jesse Savath, with Xyz Films also executive producing and Exhibit financing.
Bernthal starred in AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and will be seen »
- Dave McNary
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