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Luxe Two: A LaLa Land Addiction by Ashley Antoinette

In Luxe Two: A LaLa Land Addiction by New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette, there is only one thing more powerful than anything...the love of the high...

Bleu is addicted...addicted to the luxe life and it has led her down a road of self-destruction. She knows what it feels like to be turned out by the game. With a crack cocaine addiction that she can’t seem to escape, she is desperate for a savior. Her problem is she has two great loves that want to come to her rescue. When her best friend, Noah comes searching for her she is faced with a dilemma. Will she let him save her? Or will she stick with the kingpin, Iman, who has loved her since their first encounter? Or will both men lose her to a love she can’t get rid of...one that abuses her...and one that will be the death of her...
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La La Land - Not A Movie Review - Sucharita Tyagi

In the s, Hollywood studios produced more than movie musicals. In their heyday, which coincided with the Great Depression, Hollywood musicals drew huge audiences looking for escapist entertainment. If ever there were a moment to bring back escapist entertainment, this would seem to be it.
Ashley Antoinette

The Empty Exertions of “La La Land”

That confusion is integral to a film premised on escape, and therefore ideal for Hollywood to exult in during this tumultuous moment. But its success comes as Hollywood tries to offer a meaningful response to the recent OscarsSoWhite protests. His enemies are ignorance, both from his paramour, Mia Emma Stone , and the public; the cruel passage of time; and black musical pragmatists, in the form of Keith John Legend , an old nemesis who plays an improbably popular funked-up, synth-heavy jazz hybrid with his band, the Messengers. There are plenty of modern-day innovators making music conscious of jazz history while looking forward for inspiration see Kamasi Washington, Steve Lehman. But Mr. Looking backward, not forward, is prized — anyone who advocates change is mocked.

Boy meets girl, stuck in a traffic jam, and honks at her. Girl gives boy the finger. Boy drives on. Boy meets girl again, in a bar, and brushes past. Girl thinks boy is a jerk.

I thought about how Mr. Chazelle and his stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, fit into the history of the film musical. I surrendered. Chazelle has a shot at something that has eluded auteurist titans like Peter Bogdanovich and Francis Ford Coppola: to make musicals matter again. Musicals have been for kids, for knowing winks and nostalgia. It grapples with love between equals in a story about an aspiring actress, Mia Ms. Stone , who meets an ambitious musician, Sebastian Mr.

Oscar Nominations 2017: 14 for ‘La La Land,’ and 6 for Black Actors

Our Culture Department is a staff divided. We talk movies all the time, but for some reason Emma Stone as Mia, aspiring actress and Ryan Gosling Sebastian, aspiring jazz pianist , singing and dancing about love and career, have provoked passionate arguments.

It starts with a traffic jam , a sweltering ribbon of frustration on a Los Angeles freeway. All of a sudden, a melody emerges from the squalling of horns and the cacophony of competing radio stations, the commuters leap from their cars, and a big, brazenly sincere movie-musical song-and-dance number is underway. An early verse, sung by a chipper young woman in a yellow dress, is a kind of overture, hinting at the theme of the bittersweet fairy tale to follow. They are still swimming in a teeming pool of strivers and seekers. Every car from Glendale to Santa Monica holds an aspiring artist or performer of some kind or other. If they shared their rides, the commute might be easier and the smog less heavy, but of course part of the point is that each one makes the trip alone.

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