“La La Land” (2016)

Pretty sure you’ve heard of this one before.  “The famous Oscar loser”, as Mark puts it, gently.  But Mark’s never seen it, and Chad has (too many times), so here we are.  Why tackle a movie that’s hot off the press?  Well, maybe it’s a half-hearted attempt to have a conversation about hype and how too much of it can be a turn-off – can a great movie surpass the expectations of hype, or is it always doomed to fail?

Performers of note: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons.