If you still need to catch TAKE SHELTER or MARGIN CALL, tomorrow (11/22) will be your last chance to see them at THE NEON. On Wednesday, we open my favorite American film of the year – THE DESCENDANTS – directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney. I fell in love with this film at The Toronto International Film Festival, and it has nothing to do with the fact that George Clooney was three feet away from me at the after-party. As funny as it is touching, this film has been given a 100% review from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago-Sun Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, The Hollywood Reporter and many more. I think it’s a shoe-in to be nominated for “Best Picture” this year.
Synopsis for THE DESCENDANTS: “Matt King is an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.” (Fox Searchlight) Click HERE to visit the film’s official website.
Upcoming dates are changing all around, and it’s quite possible that The Weinstein Company may give us MY WEEK WITH MARILYN on December 2…but we’ll have to wait and see.
And don’t forget that we’ll be hosting holiday films on Saturdays in December…sponsored by The Downtown Dayton Partnership, DP&L and THE NEON. The movies begin at noon and are free for children 12 and under; other tickets are only $2 each. On December 3, we will play MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (original 1947 version). On December 10 – POLAR EXPRESS. And lastly, on December 17, we will play A CHRISTMAS STORY. All of these movies will be presented via digital video projection.
For remaining showtimes for this week, visit www.neonmovies.com.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hope to see you very soon,
SHOWTIMES forWed. November 23 – Thur. December 1:
THE DESCENDANTS (R) 1 Hrs 55 Min
Wednesday & Thursday: 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:45
Friday,Saturday, Sunday: 12:15, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:45
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE (R) 1 Hr 42 Min
Wednesday & Thursday: 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:50
Friday,Saturday, Sunday: 12:45, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:50
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:50
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
Dec. 2 (?) MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
TBD THE SKIN I LIVE IN
Dec. 25 THE ARTIST
TBD THE HEDGEHOG
Jan. 20 SHAME
Jan. 20 CARNAGE
Jan. 27 A DANGEROUS METHOD