And the Oscar goes to... Will the night belong to “Moonlight” or “La La Land”? With 14 nominations, "La La Land" has tied the Oscar nominations record with "All About Eve" and "Titanic." Will the movie musical sweep the ceremony, matching or surpassing the Oscar record of 11 wins (by "Ben-Hur," "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King")? While unlikely, it's possible. "La La Land" also breaks other records. It's the first musical with original music and story to receive a Best Picture nomination since 1979's "All That Jazz" and 1945's "Anchors Aweigh." Ai-Ling Lee and … [Read more...] about FilmDayton invites you to make your Oscar Predictions!
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Last night in Hollywood the Art Directors Guild’s held the 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. The ADG and IATSE Local 800 announced winners in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. Hosted by Patton Oswaldm “Hidden Figures,” “La La Land,” and “Passengers” won the top feature film awards at Saturday’s Art Directors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. On a local note, Centerville native and Wright State University graduate Hannah Beachler topped the Awards or Event … [Read more...] about Centerville Native Wins Award for Beyonce’s Lemonade
Hello Dayton Most Metro! We're moving along in a big way this weekend. If you still need to see LA LA LAND - now the highest grossing film in THE NEON's history - Thursday will be your last chance to catch it with us. If you still need to see 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, Sunday will be your last chance to catch this gem at THE NEON. On Friday, we will open two very different films that have something in common. JACKIE and ELLE both have lead performances that have been nominated for "Best Actress" at this year's Academy Awards. Natalie Portman gives an incredible performance as Jackie Kennedy - one … [Read more...] about 2 New Films, 2 “Best Actresses” at THE NEON
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
This morning at 8:18 am the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards. LA LA Land leads the pack with the most nominations- 14 tying the record set by All About Eve in 1950 and Titanic in 1997. The Miami Valley connection to this movie is John Legend, who served as an Executive Producer as well as an actor in the film. Neon Manager Jonathan McNeal predicted the success of LA LA Land in his report from the Toronto International Film Festival this past Sept right here on MostMetro: This splashy, colorful, song-and-dance musical … [Read more...] about Oscar Nominations Are Out And Dayton Is Represented
Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 70 original costumes. Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in all seven films of the Star Wars series—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor. You'll have your chance to view this collection when it opens May 25 at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Advance tickets will go on sale on Feb. 6. For more information visit the website here or call … [Read more...] about Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume
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!
Know someone between the ages of 8 and 12 who might be interested in acting in our new web series, "Anything I Want To Be, A to Z"? Share this information with them: We need actors between the ages of 8 and 12 to play our A to Z Career Lab team! Interested? The auditions are from 4pm to 7pm January 3, 4 and 5 at our studio at 110 South Jefferson Street. If you want to audition, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred audition date and bring your 1-minute comedic monologue as well as your headshot and resume, if you have them. We’ll be doing call backs on January 18 and 19 and … [Read more...] about Young Actors Wanted for ThinkTV Project
PASSENGERS- Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence take a ride on a less-than-fantastic-but-not-that-bad voyage in Passengers "Man – is THIS where they store all the unsold copies of MOVIE 43 (I was in that, remember?!) Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) take in the severity of the challenge facing them in a scene from director Morten Tyldum's PASSENGERS. Credit: Jaimie Trueblood © 2016 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE: KEY CAST MEMBERS: Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael … [Read more...] about Passengers on a Troubled Interplanetary Flight
The first stand-alone (kind of) story that is not considered an official episode in the Star Wars canon but one that fits in between episodes III and IV, Rogue One is centered around Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). Jyn is the daughter of Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), a man who has tried to leave his life as a top weapons engineer for the Empire behind. "All right troops ... We've got to get ready for those after Christmas sales quick!" Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones, center in vest), and Cassian Andor (Diego Luna, in brown jacket) prepare to head out on a mission that may change the … [Read more...] about The Force Returns: Rogue One