After last year’s OscarsSoWhite controversy condemned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, diversity refreshingly steps into the spotlight as the 89th annual Academy Awards honors the best cinema of 2016 Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Seven actors and one director of color will compete in the major categories representing a banner year for filmmaking. In an attempt to clean up old voting habits, 683 new members were added to the over 6,000 total membership including production designer Hannah Beachler, a Wright State University alumna. In fact, 46 percent of … [Read more...] about And The Oscar Goes To…
Controversy threatens to diminish the accolades associated with the 88th annual Academy Awards honoring the best cinema of 2015 Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Oscars So White has been trending since last month, but the broader voting landscape still indicates Hollywood’s surprising leeriness to fully embrace diversity in storytelling and filmmaking. In particular, the marvelously conceived, gay-themed Carol being shut-out of the Best Picture and Director categories is just as disappointing as the egregious omissions of minorities in the acting fields. Nevertheless, the … [Read more...] about And The Oscar Goes To…
It is that time of year again when the sound of tearing envelopes fills the air. The 88th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 28th, and one place you can catch the excitement is at the Neon Movies. The theater is hosting its Crystal Anniversary or 15th Annual Oscar Party beginning at 7:00pm. 'We have lots of fun,' says Jonathan McNeal, the Neon's manager, 'and some major prizes.' Part of that fun is the chance to take home some goods for picking the winners. 'We have ballots in our lobby now, stop by and make your predictions. If you are right, you can win anything from … [Read more...] about Oscar at the Neon: Red Carpet, Crystal Anniversary & POPCORN!
It’s time to find out which films and artists will reap Oscar gold according to the over 6,000 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who determined nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards. American Hustle and Gravity tie with 10 nods, but 12 Years a Slave follows with nine. Additionally, local filmmaker Julia Reichert, an Emmy winner and three-time Oscar nominee, served as associate producer of Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, nominated in the documentary short subject field. Anything is possible when winners will be revealed tonight at … [Read more...] about And The Oscar Goes To…
Hello Everyone, Every now and then I hear people say "I wish you'd bring more foreign films to town"...well now's your chance. Between the Oscar Shorts, THE PAST, and GLORIA, we're having a nice run of foreign material at THE NEON. And starting this Friday we'll have THE GREAT BEAUTY, the Italian picture nominated for "Best Foreign Film!" In addition to it, we will hold all of our other current attractions - PHILOMENA, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and GLORIA! Click this LINK to visit the official site for PHILOMENA. Click this LINK to visit the official site for DALLAS BUYERS CLUB. Click this LINK … [Read more...] about THE NEON – Oscar Nominee THE GREAT BEAUTY Opens and FREE Oscar Party News!
As movie makers celebrate their biggest night, FilmDayton will join the Academy Awards action by hosting “An Evening with Oscar” March 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3520 Pentagon Park Blvd., in Beavercreek. As the nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the Dayton region’s film community, FilmDayton will welcome guests to watch the broadcast on multiple screens, mingle with friends, film lovers and area filmmakers while also enjoying savory treats created by local chefs. The Academy Awards are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., and the party’s doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets for the … [Read more...] about Spend an Evening with Oscar + ***Ticket Giveaway***
Hello Everyone, It's time to start moving along at THE NEON. If you still need to see AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, tomorrow (Thursday) will be its last day with us. The Coen Brothers' INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS will stick around for another week, and on Friday we'll open the new film directed by (and starring) Ralph Fiennes - THE INVISIBLE WOMAN. Remaining showtimes for this week can be found at www.neonmovies.com Synopsis for THE INVISIBLE WOMAN: "Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in … [Read more...] about Ralph Fiennes’ INVISIBLE WOMAN Opens Friday at THE NEON
Hello Dayton! We will be having a Academy Awards watch party where you can come watch the ABC broadcast on the BIG movie screen...FREE! See below for details. There are still plenty of options for everyone to have the perfect movie weekend this week. Lots of things happening at your local Rave Cinemas! WATCH THE ACADEMY AWARDS LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN! 02/24/13 @ 8pm You saw the films on the movie screen, now come watch the awards on it! This is the show that salutes the movies over the last year and awards them with little gold statues. Seth MacFarlene hosts this year and there … [Read more...] about Academy Awards (Oscars) + Snitch + Dark Skies
Dayton LOVES the movies! Art houses, local theaters, megaplexes and drive-ins all across the region guarantee you can see all the nominated pictures. Plus - beyond watching the movies, we've got a great collection of professional and aspiring filmmakers working and living right here. We've got the connections to the movies, and on Hollywood's biggest night - Oscar Night - we've got the parties, too! One of those parties is Dessert with Oscar - a fundraiser for local nonprofit, FilmDayton. FilmDayton hosts the annual FilmDayton Festival (scheduled for August 23-25, 2013), offers professional … [Read more...] about Make a Date for the Academy Awards: Dessert with Oscar
Hello Dayton! We will be having a Academy Awards watch party where you can come watch the ABC broadcast on the BIG movie screen...FREE! See below for details. There are still plenty of options for everyone to have the perfect movie weekend this week. Lots of things happening at your local Rave Cinemas! Love is in the air this week and we have some special offers as well! GREAT DEALS! First, if you plan on attending the 10pm Die Hard show at Rave Cinemas Dayton South on Wed, 02/13/13, the first 400 people who by a ticket will get a FREE Sharks ticket for opening night on 02/15/13! … [Read more...] about Sharks + FREE Candy + Die Hard + Safe Haven