Here’s what’s coming to (and leaving from) HBO Now in September

As the days grow incrementally cooler and shorter, it’s time once more to prepare for the big TV harvest. Hulu and Amazon Prime’s crops include new seasons of One Mississippi, Transparent, and The Mindy Project, as well as a whole lot of movies you probably should have seen by now. Now it’s HBO’s turn to reveal the…

Damien Chazelle is making a TV musical about a Paris club

According to The Hollywood Reporter, La La Land’s Damien Chazelle is directing a musical TV show called The Eddy that is currently searching for a home. Though THR doesn’t mention the word “jazz” in its story, we’re going to guess that, in one way or another, the genre will be involved. The series takes place in…

La La Land convinced Fred Durst to host a magical jazz night in L.A.

Say what you will about La La Land, but apparently it’s convincing all sorts of people to get into jazz who otherwise never would have given it much thought. Unfortunately, it also got Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst so into jazz that he’s probably going to kill the entire genre. That’s because, according to LA Weekly (via …

La La Land soundtrack is outselling just about everything else on vinyl

Given how deeply La La Land is steeped in nostalgia, it’s only fitting that a lot of people are purchasing the vinyl version of the soundtrack. Just picture all those starry-eyed dreamers now spinning Justin Hurwitz’s score, wondering if they’ll ever engage in a passionate romance that’s doomed to fail when they…

These animated maps show exactly how Twitter users freaked out during the Oscars

If you watched the Oscars unfold on Twitter, you saw the twin joys of Gary from Chicago and Moonlight’s win reverberate around the internet. We received an email (courtesy of someone at health2blog.com, of all places) that used geotagged data on Twitter to map those moments as they happened, and they provide a weirdly…

“Moonlight wins” is the latest in a never-ending string of upsets

A fuck-up like last night’s Best Picture switcheroo is not the type of thing that happens too often—or ever, really—an unprecedented disaster on the biggest moment of the biggest night of one of the world’s biggest industries. The fact that a billion-mile outside shot like Moonlight could not only usurp hegemonic…

Here’s what we know about the great Best Picture fuck-up of 2017

We still don’t have a total understanding of what the hell happened when Faye Dunaway read out “La La Land” instead of the actual Best Picture winner, Moonlight during last night’s Oscars. However, some clues are starting to emerge. For one, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that’s tabulated the results for…

La La Land remains the Best Picture frontrunner among a strong set of nominees

The 89th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, and to celebrate the end of another long awards season, The A.V. Club has been sitting down every day this week to discuss the major Oscar categories, offering thoughts of who will win and who should win. For our final edition, we take a look at all nine of the Best…

Costume Designers Guild salutes La La Land, Hidden Figures, and Doctor Strange

We’re only a few days from finding out if La La Land is truly the greatest film of all time at the Academy Awards, but the movie is still picking up as many trophies as it can along the way. Today, Damien Chazelle’s film can add yet another award to its collection, with The Wrap reporting that La La Land has won the…

Watch La La Land’s opening number rehearsed in a nondescript parking lot

Even those not quite sold on La La Land as an awards darling have to admit that the freeway-set one-shot opening number is pretty damn impressive. And now the filmmakers are offering a glimpse at the rehearsal process for “Another Day Of Sun.” The dance was rehearsed in an L.A. parking lot with director Damien…

Will La La Land’s winning streak extend to Best Original Screenplay?

For the second episode in our weeklong Oscars discussion series, Marah Eakin sits down with A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky to talk about this year’s race for Best Original Screenplay. Will the Academy’s support for a certain extravagant throwback musical push it to a victory over four superior scripts? Or does the …

How La La Land took inspiration from one particular MGM director

Apparently, no one’s sick of talking about La La Land yet, as more behind-the-scenes pieces, homages, and takeoffs keep pouring in as we get closer to the movie’s likely Oscar sweep. Most know that the film itself is an homage to classic Hollywood musicals. But in a new short video, Frame By Frame has examined its tie…