"In the 90s, hip-hop had the Hit Squad, the Flipmode Squad, then the Def Squad ... What should we call our group when we drop our mixtape?!" L to R: Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) and Katana (Karen Fukuhara) in Warner Bros. Pictures' comic book-based action-adventure SUICIDE SQUAD. Credit: Clay Enos © & ™ 2016 Warner Bros. Pictures and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC. All rights reserved. WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE: KEY … [Read more...] about Suicide Squad D.O.A. or destined for greatness?
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Matt Damon is back in most famous solo role … But does Jason Bourne have enough fight left in the tank to deliver a hit? "Now, for the last time before I start breaking things, explain the ending of No Country For Old Men so that I understand it!" CIA Director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) gets confronted by an old nemesis (Matt Damon) when the titular character comes looking for answer in JASON BOURNE. Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon © 2016 Universal Pictures. All rights reserved. WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE: KEY CAST MEMBERS: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, … [Read more...] about McCoy on Movies: Jason Bourne
It’s time to celebrate our 6th annual “Party With Your PJ’s On!” event at the Dixie Twin Drive-In! This year’s PJ Party will feature the new release of the film Ice Age: Collision Course. The fun begins at 7:00PM on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Dixie Twin Drive-In, located at 6201 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton, OH 45414 “Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on … [Read more...] about Party With Your PJ’s On at the Dixie Twin!
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!
Omari Matlock and Alexander McCoy-Smith are two independent filmmakers/Founders of Rebirth Films, an independent production company since 2004. While producing projects such as music videos, promo videos, instructional videos and commercials for numerous clients they have as always simultaneously worked on passion projects. Unaware of the commonly excepted order of making films, the duo's first film would be a feature and go to be officially nominated for the Hollywood Black Film Festival. From there Omari and Alex would continue blazing their own path. The filmmakers would create a web … [Read more...] about Dayton Natives Premiere Dark Fantasy/Horror Series
The most controversial movie of the summer is here … But is the 2016 all-female lead version of Ghostbusters as good, better or worse than the original? The answer lies within "If this was the 90s, one of us would bust out rapping at any second ..." Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) prepare to stare down evil inside the haunted Mercado Hotel in a scene from Paul Feig's reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS. Credit: Hopper Stone. © 2015 CTMG, Inc. All rights reserved. WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE: KEY CAST … [Read more...] about Who You Gonna Call?
According to the Cornell University Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group, on average, you can expect a chair or recliner to last about 10 years with regular use. The chairs at downtown Dayton's only movie theater, THE NEON, have been around for 30 years, though they were reupholstered 15 years ago when the theater closed for remodeling and reopened with 2 screens. With an average of 60,000 people a year attending shows, we'd say this is more than average usage! It's time to replace those chairs! Neon Manager Jonathan McNeal anticipates "closing the theater on a Monday, … [Read more...] about THE NEON Needs New Seats- Can You Help?
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!
Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law the revised Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, passed by the Ohio General Assembly, which raises the annual movie production incentive, doubling the cap to $40 million and changes the incentive rate to 30% on all production dollars spent in Ohio. This new incentive elevates Ohio to the competitive level of states like Georgia and Louisiana, which currently lead the country in film production. Since passing the film incentive in 2009, over $100 million has been rebated to production companies, shooting movies in Ohio. Of that money 90% has gone to … [Read more...] about Ohio Film Rebate Increased to $40 Million
Dayton PRIDE will close out month-long events with the screening of the award-winning film CLOSET MONSTER...and 100% of the proceeds will go to victims' families of the horrendous massacre in Orlando. "CLOSET MONSTER tells the story of Oscar Madly, a creative and driven teenager who hovers on the brink of adulthood. Destabilized by his dysfunctional parents, unsure of his sexuality, and haunted by horrific images of a tragic gay bashing he witnessed as a child, Oscar dreams of escaping the town he feels is suffocating him." (taken from press notes) Tickets available now at THE NEON's box … [Read more...] about One-Time CLOSET MONSTER Screening – Proceeds Benefit Orlando