Nicolas Winding Refn‘s The Neon Demon is a beautifully shot yet polarizing film. It’s either shallow, pretentious, sensationalistic and self-indulgent or a bold haunting hypnotic work of suspense. I’m still not sure if I liked it or not, but It has certainly remained with me since my viewing of the film over the weekend. My reaction is typical — the movie has gotten a very mixed reaction from critics and film geeks.
My viewing has prompted a deep dive into interviews and analysis of the film, and I thought I’d share some of the insights into The Neon Demon ending, the symbology and metaphors both obvious and more hidden. I’ll also attempt to answer some of your The Neon Demon questions.
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Maybe it’s because Nicolas Winding Refn‘s films tend to be light on plot, but whoever has been cutting the trailers for the Drive and Bronson director’s upcoming horror picture, The Neon Demon, has done an excellent job not giving away any of the film’s secrets, instead focusing far more on the picture’s atmosphere. We still don’t even know the exact significance of Keanu Reeves‘ (John Wick) role in The Neon Demon, which is a great rarity in this day and age, but we’ll soon find out more about Reeves’ mystery role. Amazon Studios, in association with Broad Green Pictures, will release Refn’s latest on June 24th.
Learn more about The Neon Demon release date plans below.
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Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
For months, fans have speculated about whom Jena Malone could be playing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Could she be the new Barbara Gordon? Or some version of Robin? The one thing we knew we could count on was that all would be revealed once the film hit theaters — but it turns out that may not be the case anymore.
Malone has reportedly been cut from the theatrical version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, all’s not lost — she’ll still be seen in the R-rated home video cut later in the year. So what else will the “Ultimate Edition” have that the theatrical edit won’t? Get all the details below. Read More »
Yes, its that time of year again. The Sundance Institute has revealed the 65 feature films which will make up the U.S. & World Cinema Competition as well as the out-of-competition NEXT slate of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Hit the jump to see the Sundance 2016 line-up and get excited about next year’s independent films today!
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This past summer brought our first look at Nicolas Winding Refn‘s next film, a horror project called The Neon Demon. At the time, the film didn’t have a distributor and we weren’t sure when it would arrive. But today, Amazon Studios has announced acquisition of the film starring Elle Fanning, and they’ve released a new still from the movie as well. So when can you watch it? Read More »
The previously released trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockginjay – Part 2 did a little more than hint at a big spoiler for the franchise’s finale, at least for those who haven’t read the young adult franchise on which the movies are based. Thankfully, the latest Mockingjay Part 2 trailer keeps the spoilers to a minimum, and shows off plenty of the action to come in the conclusion of the blockbuster film series. Read More »
Last fall, a rumor surfaced that Robin would be appearing in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and in a way unlike any version of the Dark Knight’s sidekick we’ve seen on screen before. This incarnation of the character was rumored to be female. And there were even rumblings that Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch star Jena Malone was playing the character.
However, we’ve since seen that Robin is likely dead in Batman v. Superman, seemingly killed by The Joker in a quick shot glimpsed in the most recent trailer that debuted at Comic-Con. The suit the sidekick wore doesn’t look to belong to a female with the physique of Jena Malone, and is likely a young man played by the director’s son Eli Snyder.
So if Jena Malone isn’t playing Robin, then just who is her character? We may finally have an answer. Find out more about Jena Malone in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice after the jump, but beware of potential spoilers! Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
Three years, three films, and $2.3 billion in ticket sales have all been leading to this. The Hunger Games franchise comes to a (hopefully spectacular) end this fall with Mockingjay – Part 2, and lest you forget Lionsgate has just released a new series of posters for the sequel. In them, Katniss and company get their game faces on. See all the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 character posters after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
Nicolas Winding Refn has found some more beautiful people for his horror film about beautiful people. Keanu Reeves has boarded The Neon Demon, along with Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, and Bella Heathcote.
As previously reported, Elle Fanning leads the cast as “an aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise,” while Abbey Lee plays a dangerously unstable popular girl. More on the Neon Demon Keanu Reeves casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Teeth director Mitchell Lichtenstein is back with a very different kind of horror story. Based on the novel by Arthur Phillips, Angelica stars Jena Malone as a wife and mother haunted by spirits in Victorian England.
The Angelica trailer is full of the shadows, bumps, and ominous warnings typical of the genre, but there’s a psychosexual bent to it that should keep things interesting. Ed Stoppard and Janet McTeer also star. Watch the Angelica trailer after the jump. Read More »