Judging by the look of Damien Chazelle‘s (Whiplash) La La Land, you would think that the film took place in old time Los Angeles. The music and the fashion just ooze it. However, the film actually takes place in modern-day where a jazz musician (Ryan Gosling) and an actress (Emma Stone) are star-crossed lovers who deal with their daily struggles of trying to make it big in Hollywood by singing and dancing.
Now Summit Entertainment has released the first trailer for La La Land, and if you are looking for a break from blockbusters, then don’t worry about that exciting feeling that will course through your veins after watching the trailer. Check it out here below.
La La Land will be Damien Chazelle‘s follow-up to his Academy Award winning drumming drama Whiplash. But rather than be just another film about the gritty and sometimes demoralizing behind-the-scenes look at competitive jazz band, Chazelle’s upcoming film might have a lighter fare, as it will be a musical set in modern-day Los Angeles. It will star Crazy Stupid Love duo Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. The two have quite the on screen chemistry, having also appeared together in the crime drama Gangster Squad.
The film marks the third time that they’re paired together in a film. And now we are getting our first look at the two dancing against an L.A. backdrop as the sun sets. Check out the first image below.
Spike TV’s biggest show ever, Lip Sync Battle, has just been renewed for a second season, after just four episodes. This viral sensation, which started out as a Jimmy Fallon bit, first on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and then on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, got its own show that premiered on Spike on April 2nd, 2015. That was quick, right? It is no surprise though. The show is mindless fun.
The game pits two celebrities (not B, C, or D-listers either) against each other for two rounds of songs. The audience picks the winner. It is not just lip syncing to songs that are sometimes incongruous to the person performing. The production goes all out, with costumes, props, backup dancers, and sometimes guests.
Spike TV has turned one of Jimmy Fallon‘s best bits into its own show with Lip Sync Battle. Hosted by LL Cool J, the object of the game is to out lip-sync your opponent, with as much accuracy and excitement as you can.
Check out the videos below.
My personal favorite of all time, back on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, was when Joseph Gordon Levitt did “Superbass” by Nicky Minaj. That was magic.
And this new Spike show recreates this magic. Because who doesn’t want to see Dwayne Johnson lip-sync to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”?