With the Oscars approaching, we thought we would do a little twist.. As you know, our blog usually centers around local Food Adventures. Thousands of fellow Miami Valley foodies discuss, like, suggest and comment on various Dayton area restaurants, festivals, photos and events. We even have a website, DaytonFoodies.com What we don't have (yet) is a movie studio. Being fanatical fans of delicious grub, we have developed a love for various movie scenes over our lifetime. With the Oscars coming up this Sunday, we thought the timing was right for a list of our favorite movie scenes with … [Read more...] about Oscar Week -Top 60 FOOD Scenes in Movies
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Hello Everyone! We're going completely international this weekend with two exciting, new films - both of which we didn't think we'd be able to accommodate but many of you have been asking about. At last we're able to move forward with a film based on the beloved, international bestseller A MAN CALLED OVE as well as the new film from Park Chan-wook - THE HANDMAIDEN (based on the British novel FINGERSMITH). If you still need to see CHRISTINE, CERTAIN WOMEN or KING COBRA, Thursday will be your last chance to see them at THE NEON. Synopsis for A MAN CALLED OVE: "Stepping from the pages of … [Read more...] about Cleaning House – 2 New Films & MOONLIGHT (aka Oscar Season) News at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone, The response to STILL ALICE was really terrific this weekend. Most customers agree that Julianne Moore's performance is honest and beautifully done...and that she will deserve the Academy Award this Sunday. STILL ALICE will stick around, and on Friday, we will open a contender for this year's "Best Foreign Film" Oscar - TIMBUKTU - the first time a film from Mauritania has ever received a nomination. The last day for TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT will be Thursday, Feb. 19. MR. TURNER is slated to open on Feb. 27 and THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is set to open on March … [Read more...] about Oscar Nominee TIMBUKTU Opens & FREE Oscar Party Details at THE NEON!
More legal than a fake purge and less appetizing than zombies on AMC, it’s that time of year for the 18th Annual Horrorama Movie Festival. Making more returns then Jason, Freddy and Michael the ‘Horror’ returns to the Englewood Cinemas at 320 W. National Road, Englewood, Ohio by Kmart on Friday Oct. 24th. Doors open and the pre-show festivities at 6:00 PM, and the flicks kick off around 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance (at GameSwap Kettering and Englewood Cinema) or $12 day of show. Turning 18 this year (it’s old enough to drink blood but not other potent liquids), Horrorama has … [Read more...] about HORRORAMA 2014 Re-Haunts Englewood Cinema October 24th!
Hello Everyone, If you've liked films like BILLY ELLIOT and THE FULL MONTY, I'm pretty certain you're going to absolutely love PRIDE. The standing ovation at the screening I attended in Toronto was invigorating, and the film is more than just warm and charming - it's inspiring. I hope you'll come and support it this weekend. In addition to PRIDE, we will open the new Bill Murray comedy - ST. VINCENT. This film was also a crowd-pleaser when I saw it in Toronto, and I think Dayton audiences will like it as well. If you still need to see THE SKELETON TWINS, LOVE IS STRANGE, MY OLD LADY or THE … [Read more...] about ST. VINCENT (Starring Bill Murray) & PRIDE (With Amazing British Cast) Start Friday at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone, Woody Allen's last three films - MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, TO ROME WITH LOVE and BLUE JASMINE - have all been big hits at THE NEON. On Friday, we will open Allen's latest film - a 1920's romantic comedy starring Colin Frith and Emma Stone - MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT. BOYHOOD - the best-reviewed film of the year - will stick around for another week. Synopsis for MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT: "Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth), a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a … [Read more...] about Colin Firth & Emma Stone in Woody Allen’s MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone, It's now time to bid adieu to our 3rd highest grossing film ever - THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. Many thanks to all of you who helped make this film such a success. Thursday will be its last day at THE NEON. In addition, Thursday will be the last day for UNDER THE SKIN. Hurry down if you still need to see these films. (Showtimes for this week can still be found on our website at www.neonmovies.com ) Last weekend didn't go as well as we had hoped for THE RAILWAY MAN. Though mediocre reviews may have kept some folks away, many of our regulars agreed that the film is actually … [Read more...] about GOD’S POCKET – One of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Last Films – Opens Friday!
Hello Everyone, OK. I'll admit it. I'm biased. I simply adore Elaine Stritch. I've seen her perform twice (her cabaret act at The Carlyle and in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC on Broadway), and I can't wait to see the new documentary which opens Friday (March 14) at THE NEON. That said, we're not bringing the film just because I love her. ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME is currently rated "100% Fresh" on rottentomatoes.com. That score almost never happens! In addition to the new film, we will hold OMAR, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, and THE GREAT BEAUTY for limited shows for one more week. Synopsis for ELAINE … [Read more...] about ELAINE STRITCH Documentary At THE NEON and Wes Anderson News!
Want 2 free tickets to see a locally made, horror film, called "Haunted House on Sorority Row" ?? Then comment below on this story to be entered into the contest. One winner will be chosen at random tomorrow at noon. Now on with the scoop: Food Adventures first met Henrique Couto at a Chinese Buffet in Centerville. He was wearing pajama pants. We saw his ukelele records in stores and heard about his local trivia shows and local concerts. We even wrote a Food Adventure story about him after we tried his homemade ginger ale - SEE HERE. He is a local celeb, with his trademark hair, … [Read more...] about Dine and SLASH with Local Filmaker Henrique Couto + ***TICKET CONTEST !!***
Saturday February 1st marks the debut of the Independent Creators Expo, seasonally appropriately nicknamed I.C.E., at Wright State University's Student Union. To the naked eye, I.C.E. May appear to be like a comic book convention and that's a good starting point for understanding the event. But you won't see Wolverine, Batman or Spider-man playing a prominent role at this show. "I want I.C.E. to be the show where people go to see original work and support the mediums they love at 'ground zero,' where it all begins,” says Brandon (Bjay) Johnson of Studio Akumakaze, the Kettering … [Read more...] about Independent Comics, Film and Music To Be Celebrated At Inaugural I.C.E.