Podcast: The Screen Sirens review La La Land


Academy Award nominated Whiplash director Damien Chazelle returns with LA LA LAND, reuniting Crazy, Stupid, Love stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Set in the starry-eyed metropolis of Los Angeles, Stone plays aspiring actress Mia, while Gosling is struggling jazz musician Sebastian. The pair fall in love, and before they know it their hopes and dreams are intertwined in a fully-fledged romance. But just as the city brings them together, LA threatens to tear them apart. In the cutthroat world of entertainment, Mia and Sebastian struggle to forge their own identities, and soon discover the greatest challenge they face is balancing art and love.

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La La Land is nominated for seven Golden Globes, and in the podcast below the Screen Sirens,  find out what all the fuss is about. We discuss the ins and outs of Technicolor,  question whether La La Land measures up to other musicals from the past.

 

We discuss whether Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are the modern day Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire and share five things you might not know about Emma Stone – including how she once played the tambourine on stage with Prince (while her foot was bleeding).

 

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE

 

La La Land is in cinemas nationwide on Boxing Day.

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