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New on DVD for April 25: 'La La Land' dances into stores; new DVD worth 'Peanuts'

New on DVD for April 25: 'La La Land' dances into stores; new DVD worth 'Peanuts'

The almost-winner of the best picture Oscar at this year's Academy Awards hits stores this week.

"La La Land"; 3 stars: The first three quarters of the film constitute a light romantic musical movie that's slightly off the mark.

This modern take on the Hollywood musicals of the mid-20th century, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, never embraces the foibles and fantasies that made those productions near perfect escapist material. Those films took the boy-meets-girl story and set it in a whimsical setting where anything could trigger a musical number.

The closest director Damien Chazelle ("Whiplash") comes to capturing the spirit of the musical...

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