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
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Miami Valley native scOtt summitt represents the Gem City on the silver screen this holiday when he appears in the upcoming feature film BELIEVE, opening across the nation this December. “I play a character named Charlie,” summitt says. “He’s a salt of the earth, no nonsense kind of fellow. A simple man with a big heart. He’s the right hand man to the lead character in his journey towards finding his hope again.” The film was shot in Bristol and Grundy, Virginia earlier this year and completed post- production in Los Angeles in time for its December holiday release. While the film has … [Read more...] about Miami Valley Actor Appears in Christmas Themed Film BELIEVE- Opening Nationwide Today.
Hello Everyone! Thanksgiving weekend was bustling at THE NEON. Many thanks to everyone who came out to support our two award-winning films. Speaking of awards, we were very happy to read about MOONLIGHT cleaning up at the Gotham Awards this week (the first big awards of the season). Over the past two years, the Gotham Awards have predicted the Oscar for "Best Picture" (SPOTLIGHT and BIRDMAN)...thus we think MOONLIGHT will continue to be a major player this year. We will hold both LOVING and MOONLIGHT for another week. In addition, we have one more treat to rotate back into the mix - A … [Read more...] about MAN CALLED OVE Returns and LOVING & MOONLIGHT Stay at THE NEON!
Despicable people doing humorous things makes for raunchy fun in Bad Santa 2 "So ... Just tell me: Did they REALLY cut that guy's foot off in that one episode of Mad Men?!" Diane (Christina Hendricks) glares at Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton, center) as his literal partner-in-crime Marcus (Tony Cox) does the same in a scene from BAD SANTA 2. Credit: Jan Thijs for Broad Green Pictures/Miramax © 2016 Santamax Distribution, LLC. All rights reserved. WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE: KEY CAST MEMBERS: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, … [Read more...] about Bad Santa 2 – The Perfect Holiday Film?
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!
"This window needs to be cleaned ... But I ain't gonna be the one to do it!" Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the titular character in a scene from director Steve Derrickson's take on Marvel's "sorcerer supreme," DOCTOR STRANGE. Credit: Jay Maidment © 2016 Marvel Studios. All rights reserved. WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE: KEY CAST MEMBERS: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chitewel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel MacAdams and Benjamin Bratt WRITER(S): Jon Spaith, C. Robert Carghill and Steve Derrickson (screenplay); Stan Lee and … [Read more...] about Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme Arrives on the Big Screen in Magic Fashion
"Man, I should have just taken an Uber to work ... But then again, 'The girl in the Uber' just doesn't have the same ring to it!" Rachel (Emily Blunt) peers out as she passes the home of the seemingly perfect couple ... Only to discover something completely unexpected in a scene from director Tate Taylor's take on the best-selling novel THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. Credit: DreamWorks Pictures © 2016 Storyteller Distribution Co. WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE: KEY CAST MEMBERS: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, … [Read more...] about McCoy on Movies: The Girl On The Train
Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt star in director Antoine Fuqua’s take on one of the most revered Westerns of all-time … But does the 2016 version of The Magnificent Seven live up to its name? "All right, enough with the Mr. Ed jokes, fellas – just ride the doggone horse!" From left to right: Byung-hun Lee, Ethan Hawke, Manual Garcia-Rulfo, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio and Martin Sensmeier star in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's and Columbia Pictures' THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. Credit: Sam Emerson. © 2016 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures Industries. All … [Read more...] about McCoy On Movies: The Magnificent Seven
Hello Everyone, My first film of my final day of screenings was PLANETARIUM - directed by Rebecca Zlotwoski and starring Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp. This is the story of two sisters who are mediums living in France and their relationship with a film producer. Though the concept is intriguing ("sometimes you have to turn off the lights to see something" was an early quote that had promise) and I liked moments of the film, this was the biggest mess I saw at TIFF. I don't know what happened, but about an hour in, I felt like there were several films happening at once - and not in a … [Read more...] about TIFF 2016 – Day #9 – Wrapping Up This Year’s Fest