We’re over halfway through the year, and sadly, I think 2016 has been a pretty crappy year at the movies. The summer was riddled with mediocre blockbusters, and while there have been some standout movies, the majority of the stuff I’ve seen has left me unimpressed. So I’m really happy to see a good, old-fashioned movie musical coming out in December, with actors I like and from a writer/director who really impressed me with Whiplash. La La Land looks suitably whimsical and pretty, and the songs seem catchy. I’d say this is the kind of charming entertainment that we’re about due after this overall crummy year at the movies.
La La Land comes out December 16, 2016.