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
Hello Most Metro! We were all set to move forward with JACKIE this weekend, but the execs at Lionsgate (the distributor for LA LA LAND) were insistent that we hold their hit for another week...and with good reasons. 1) LA LA LAND is still performing well. 2) LA LA LAND just scored the highest number of Oscar nominations ever received - 14 in all (tying with ALL ABOUT EVE and TITANIC). 3) In just under 4 weeks, LA LA LAND has become our #2 "Highest Grossing Film Ever" at THE NEON. Over the course of this upcoming weekend, it will likely move into the #1 spot! All that said, we will hold both … [Read more...] about Numerous Oscar Nominations for Films at THE NEON
Hello MostMetro, We're very excited at THE NEON. In less than two weeks, LA LA LAND has become our #5 highest grossing film of all time. To put that in perspective, every other film in our Top 10 played at THE NEON for at least six weeks...so LA LA LAND has performed exceptionally well. Many thanks to everyone who has helped to make the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 such a success. This weekend, we are holding both LA LA LAND and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA - both of which are certain to be "Best Picture" contenders during this year's Oscar Race. To read about everything … [Read more...] about LA LA LAND is Huge Hit at THE NEON!
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. I made it to Toronto with minimal delays...and made my way to the Industry offices to pick up my credentials and begin the madness. This is just an intro! Watching movies actually starts tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 8). I always give myself a buffer day when traveling to Toronto for TIFF. It can come in handy if you have flight delays, ridiculous lines in customs or you're carrying an expired passport (that was a nightmare 2 years ago)...that extra day can make certain that you don't miss any of the good stuff. If all goes as planned, tomorrow will be a busy day with 4 … [Read more...] about TIFF 2016 – Arrival & Prep
Hello Everyone, I'm sorry to say that TICKLED tanked this weekend...but interestingly, folks have loved it! (Some of our staffers have even said it's one of their favorites we've shown this year.) If you still need to see it, Thursday will be your last chance to see it with us. We will hold MUSIC OF STRANGERS and DARK HORSE for one final week! On Thursday evening, we will open the highly anticipated comedy ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS - a film based on the beloved British sitcom. (On Friday, July 29, we'll open Woody Allen's latest - CAFE SOCIETY.) Synopsis for ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: "Edina and … [Read more...] about ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS & Lots of Fun News at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone, We had a great holiday weekend at THE NEON. Thanks to everyone who came out. Though critics had luke-warm reviews of OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, many of our regulars truly enjoyed the film. In addition, THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY had a couple sell-outs over the weekend - it's a film that has incredible word-of-mouth business. And then there's WEINER - a documentary like you've never seen before. We will keep all three films for another week, and we'll add a brand new film into the mix - DARK HORSE. This delightful documentary is currently rated "97% Fresh" on … [Read more...] about Beloved DARK HORSE Opens Friday at THE NEON! WEINER and MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY Continue!
Hello Everyone, If you still need to see CITY OF GOLD, it won't be at THE NEON much longer. It will only screen for one matinee per day over the weekend. On Friday, we will open a film that many of you will adore - THE MEDDLER - starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and a great supporting performance by J.K. Simmons. SING STREET is going to stick around for one more week! (If you've already seen this gem, please help us spread the word!) Synopsis for THE MEDDLER: "With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie … [Read more...] about Susan Sarandon in THE MEDDLER, SING STREET Continues + MADONNA at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone, We're cleaning house this week! On Friday, we will start two brand new films. First is Don Cheadle's MILES AHEAD. This film was shot in Cincinnati and Dayton, and many filmmakers and actors from the region participated in the production (I even had the privilege of being an extra for a day back in 2014). In addition, we'll open A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING - starring Tom Hanks. Dayton is currently quite excited about Hanks and his attachment to Wright State University. Interestingly, Stuart McDowell of WSU visited Hanks on the set of HOLOGRAM FOR A KING in Berlin. It was during … [Read more...] about Tom Hanks Fever + Cincinnati & Dayton’s MILES AHEAD at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone, We just opened a documentary that is insightful, optimistic and terribly funny - Michael Moore's WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. Knowing Moore's work, you might look at the title and feel as though you already know where this film is going...but it's actually quite a different tone (more below). In addition, we're holding ANOMALISA as well as the OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS (we've even brought back the documentaries for a few screenings). On February 19, we will open the new highly-anticipated Maggie Smith film - THE LADY IN THE VAN. Synopsis for WHERE TO INVADE NEXT: "WHERE TO INVADE … [Read more...] about New Michael Moore Film Now Playing at THE NEON!