New to Neon in July

The first month of Neon’s merger with Lightbox will boast two box-set exclusives as well as a slew of SoHo premieres.

High Fidelity (July 13) reimagines Nick Hornby’s novel from the female perspective.

It stars Big Little Lies’ Zoë Kravitz as a record store owner who’s obsessed with pop culture and top 5 lists — and speaking straight to the camera as she chronicles past relationships.

Jake Lacy (Fosse/Verdon), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite is My Name) and David H. Holmes (Mindhunter) co-star.

The series streamed on Hulu in February, when Rotten Tomatoes summarised the critical consensus as: “Though it skips the occasional beat, High Fidelity‘s fresh take on a familiar track is as witty as it is emotionally charged, giving a curmudgeonly charming Zoë Kravitz plenty of room to shine.”

Dollface (July 29) stars 2 Broke Girls’ Kat Dennings as a young woman who emerges from a long-term relationship to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women so she can rekindle the female friendships she left behind.

Brenda Song (The Social Network), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) and Esther Povitsky (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) co-star.

Reviews of the series, which has  been renewed, ranged from “funny enough, though it mostly misses the feminist boat” (Reason) to “an offensive caricature of millennial women” (USA Today).

Streaming around the same time or soon after their SoHo launches will be Devils (July 15), Gangs of London (July 20), Save Me Too (July 23), S4 of Room 104 (July 25) and Bulletproof (July 21).

Gangs of London, Save Me Too and Bulletproof will drop on Neon as full seasons, plus there will be the bonus of Bulletproof’s second season.

Also available to binge will be S15 of Grey’s Anatomy (July 17), S1 of Top of the Lake (July 16), and S1-3 of Search Party (July 17).

Movies new to Neon will include Joker (July 13), Rambo: Last Blood (July 14), The Addams Family (July 19),  IT Chapter 2 (July 20) and Hustlers (July 27).

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4 Responses to “New to Neon in July”

  1. I think Neon is going to be one of my favourite streaming services 🙂

  2. Looking forward to this too. I’ve had Neon for a while but consistently annoyed by the interface and inability to download shows to watch later on tablets. But it sounds like it will be bringing on a lot of the Lightbox design so potentially a positive.

  3. Fingers crossed, Clint. Neon’s certainly promising downloads as part of “some of the best features” it’s implementing from the Lightbox platform.

  4. The download will be great. The Wi-Fi in my room is patchy even with an extender/repeater and it’s been a frustration that Netflix and Amazon have the download features, but not Neon, for device use.

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