If you still need to see WEEKEND or MELANCHOLIA, you only have today (Dec. 22) to see them at THE NEON. Even though I was a bit disappointed at the turn-out for WEEKEND, I’m so glad we brought it to THE NEON for a week. It helps us maintain our status as a true arthouse cinema when we can bring films of this caliber that don’t have much of a marketing budget (meaning it’s a hard-to-find gem that didn’t get much play in the Midwest). Just after I sent out last week’s newsletter, A.O. Scott of The New York Times listed WEEKEND as one of the best films of the year…and I’m in agreement. For remaining showtimes for this week, please visit our official NEON site – www.neonmovies.com
Tomorrow (Dec. 23), we will open MY WEEK WITH MARILYN. This is a film that was supposed to open several weeks ago…but the distributor decided to delay rolling it out into smaller markets in hopes of garnering award season buzz. And that’s what has happened. The movie has been nominated for 3 Golden Globes – “Best Picture: Comedy or Musical,” “Best Actress – Michelle Williams,” and “Best Supporting Actor – Kenneth Branagh.” And don’t forget that the cast also includes Judi Dench (a favorite of NEON regulars) and Emma Watson (from the Harry Potter franchise).
Synopsis for MY WEEK WITH MARILYN: ” In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller. Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn – this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.” (The Weinstein Company) This film received an “R” rating due only to adult language…so we’re hoping the rating doesn’t hold back families with teens from coming over the holidays. Visit the Official Website.
Have you tried one of our new wines? In addition to the Woodbridge Merlot and Chardonnay, we are trying Carernet Sauvignon and Moscato. If you want to make certain that we keep these two wines in the mix, please order a glass during your next visit.
AIDS Resource Center Ohio has asked us to help them sell raffle tickets for their upcoming RED event (Reach, Empower & Dream of a world without HIV/AIDS) in the Spring. First place is a trip to Paris. Second place is a trip to stay in the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Tickets are $25 each or $100 for six. We currently have these for sale at our box office…and they make a nice, last-minute gift. I plan to buy a handful and tell people, “I’ve made a donation to ARC Ohio, and you might win a trip to Paris.”
Opening dates for our upcoming titles continue to move around. As of right now, our next big film will be TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY starring Gary Oldman on Jan. 6.
We hope to see you soon at THE NEON,
Fri. December 23 – Thur. December 29:
THE DESCENDANTS (R) 1 Hrs 55 Min
Friday: 12:15, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:45
Saturday: 12:15, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20
Sunday: 12:15, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:45
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (R) 1 Hr 39 Min
Friday: 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30
Saturday: 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:20
Sunday: 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30
As always, all dates are tentative.
Many of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
TBD THE HEDGEHOG
Jan. 6 TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Jan. 13 CARNAGE
Jan. 20 THE ARTIST
Jan. 20 SHAME
Jan. 20 A DANGEROUS METHOD