NCM Entertainment Roundup – November 22, 2017

Pixar takes fans to the Land of the Dead in Coco, now playing.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.

Disney was busy this week with the release of two new movie trailers. Check out the teaser trailer for Incredibles 2, in theater June 15, 2018 and a new trailer for A Winkle In Time, coming to theaters March 9, 2018. (Disney)

Director Colin Trevorrow shared a short but sweet first look at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. In the clip, Chris Pratt can be seen with a newborn dinosaur. A full trailer is expected early next month. (/Film)

Andy Serkis is stepping out of the motion capture suit to join the cast of dark comedy Flarsky starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron. Serkis will play an international media mogul who employs Rogen’s character, a political journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush and Secretary of State, played by Theron. (Hollywood Reporter)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is on track to earn $200 million during opening weekend. This would make The Last Jedi the second-highest opening of all-time behind its predecessor, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (Deadline)

The Independent Spirit Awards nominees are in, and Call Me By Your Name leads the field with 6 nominations including Best Feature, Best Director and best acting roles for Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet. Get Out and Good Time were tied for a close second with 5 nominations apiece. (Hollywood Reporter)

A sequel to Murder On the Orient Express is already in the works. In the next Agatha Christie adaptation, Hercule Poirot must solve a new mystery in Death on the Nile. Michael Green will return to write the script, while it is very likely Kenneth Branagh will reprise his role as the mustachioed detective. (Hollywood Reporter)

Exactly one year before its theatrical release, Warner Bros. revealed a cast video of the highly-anticipated sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, coming  to theaters on November 16, 2018. (Warner Bros.)

Justice Smith, breakout star of Netflix’s The Get Down and one of several new leads in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, will star in the first live-action Pokemon film titled Detective Pikachu. Universal Pictures will handle distribution outside Japan. (Variety)

Filming for the remake of cult classic Halloween has been delayed until mid-January 2018. One possible explanation for the delay is the ongoing casting calls for several open roles. Despite these concerns, the film is still on schedule to meet an October 19, 2018 release date. (Bloody Disgusting)

Sony won the bidding war for Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, set in Los Angeles during the time of the Charles Manson murders. Fox, Universal, Annapurna and Lionsgate were also vying for distribution rights. (Deadline)


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  • Coco: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery.
  • Darkest Hour: During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
  • Call Me By Your Name: In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
  • The Man Who Invented Christmas: The journey that led to Charles Dickens’ creation of “A Christmas Carol,” a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – November 15, 2017

Batman assembles his all-star team in Justice League, in theaters this Friday.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson will write and direct a new Star Wars trilogy. No release dates were announced yet, and according to Lucasfilm’s press release, “no porgs were available for comment.” (Lucasfilm)

Even Wonder Woman doesn’t want to mess with The Force. The release date for Wonder Woman 2 has been moved up six weeks to November 1, 2019, which is seven weeks ahead of Star Wars: Episode IX. Previously, Gal Gadot’s film was scheduled to open on December 13, 2019, just one week ahead of the 2019 Star Wars film. (Variety)

Nintendo and Despicable Me studio Illumination Entertainment are reportedly close to signing an agreement that would bring Mario and Luigi back to the big screen. The new Super Mario Bros. movie would include Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario’s creator, in a producer role. (/Film)

20th Century Fox released a new NSFW teaser video for Deadpool 2 in which the Merc with a Mouth parodies the cult classic educational painting videos of Bob Ross. The video contains clips from the sequel, in theaters June 1, 2018. (ScreenRant)

Get Out, potentially one of the most profitable films of 2017, will be competing for a Golden Globe in the comedy/musical category. Despite the movie’s horror theme, the move likely gives star Daniel Kaluuya a better chance at a Best Actor nomination and win. (Entertainment Weekly)

The first two photos from Rampage, a new Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson film in theaters April 20, 2018, were released yesterday with a first trailer set to be released tomorrow. The film stars Johnson as David Okoye, a primatologist who befriends a 7-foot, 500-pound rare albino silverback gorilla named George. Rampage is an adaptation of the 1980s video game of the same name. (USA Today)

More details were revealed surrounding Quentin Tarantino’s untitled ninth film. Tarantino clarified that, while the movie will include the infamous Charles Manson murders in 1969, they serve as “more of a backdrop than a main attraction.” Also, Tom Cruise has joined a shortlist including Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio as candidates for two male lead roles. Tarantino’s film is projected to have a 2019 release. (Paste)

Another Spider-Man villain is getting his own movie. Sony confirmed that Morbius, The Living Vampire will be the subject of a new untitled project. Morbius, first introduced in the Amazing Spider-Man comic series in 1971, is a scientist whose attempted cure of his blood disease turned him into a blood-thirsty vampire. (Variety)

Brad Pitt’s Plan B has acquired the movie rights to M.T. Anderson’s Landscape With Invisible Hand, an alien invasion novel in which two teens broadcast their dating life to make money after an alien race known as the “Vuvv” cause Earth’s global economy to collapse. (Variety)

Director Sam Mendes, who had been in talks to direct Disney’s live-action adaptation of Pinocchio, is no longer being considered for the project. But not to worry, the film finds itself towards the back of a queue that includes remakes of Aladdin, Christopher Robin, Dumbo and The Lion King, all currently in production, so there’s still plenty of time for the House of Mouse to find a director. (CinemaBlend)


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  • Justice League: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.
  • Wonder: Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
  • The Star: A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq.: Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action.
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Mediaocean Spot TV Buyers Can Now See How Many People Are In An NCM Theater Near You!

NCM Local Market Audience Data Now Available in Mediaocean’s DS and OX Spot Buying Platforms With Nielsen’s Cinema Audience Reports

When we announced back in May that National CineMedia (NCM), America’s Movie Network, had partnered with Mediaocean, the leading software provider for the advertising world, to enable agencies to execute convergence buys with NCM’s premium video cinema advertising inventory and Spot TV, that was just “the beginning of a beautiful friendship,” as Humphrey Bogart famously said in the movie Casablanca.

We’re excited to say that NCM local market audience data from Nielsen’s monthly Cinema Audience Reports is now available in two of the most popularly used local Spot Market buying platforms in the U.S. media landscape – Mediaocean’s Spectra DS and OX systems – allowing Spot TV buyers to view NCM’s local audience ratings alongside those of local TV stations in 97 DMAs.

Local Spot TV buyers can now compare and contrast NCM’s local market audience delivery and composition by age and gender with the audiences of local broadcast television stations for a much more thorough and complete evaluation of all of the available audience in their local markets. For those wanting to do an audience “look-back” for trend purposes, Mediaocean will include two calendar years’ worth of historical NCM audience attendance data.

NCM’s SVP of Strategic Insight and Analytics, Doug Pulick, said, “This day has been in the making for well over a year and I have many people to thank at Nielsen, Mediaocean and NCM for bringing it to fruition. The devil is always in the details when it comes to introducing a non-traditional media data set into a more traditional media marketplace. But maybe the most important accomplishment here is that we can assure all the local market buyers who work with Mediaocean’s Spot buying systems that they can confidently plan, buy and post on NCM’s Nielsen-reported audience data the same way they’ve always done it for Spot TV, making it easier to diversify their GRPs to better reach their target audiences.”

With more than $140 billion spent in U.S. spot TV advertising annually, Mediaocean knows that advertisers are always looking for the best options in the local TV and Digital Video Spot marketplace – especially ones like Cinema that offer expanded GRP options and an alternative way of reaching younger, affluent audiences that simply can’t be found with traditional television. Now that NCM’s moviegoers are in the mix, buyers can continue to move one step closer to multiplatform media buying all in one place.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – November 8, 2017

Johnny Depp is “The Gangster” in Murder On the Orient Express, in theaters this weekend.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.

For the first time, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg are collaborating on a film together. The Post tells the true story of a newspaper publisher attempting to expose a government secret that spanned four U.S. Presidents. Watch the new trailer here. (20th Century Fox)

Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin, slated for release in 2019, will not include Jasmine’s pet tiger Rajah. According to Naomi Scott, who will portray Jasmine in the new movie, the decision was made to focus on Jasmine’s relationship with her handmaid, Dalia, as the Disney princess’ connection with other women was “missing from the animation.” (CinemaBlend)

Quentin Tarantino is in search of a new home for his ninth film, simply referred to as #9 at this time. All major studios except Disney are reading the film which is “a drama set in late ‘60s-early ‘70s Los Angeles.” (Deadline)

Black Adam fans may get their first introduction to the comic book villain in Suicide Squad 2. To be played by Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam is rumored to be the “weapon of mass destruction” the Suicide Squad are in search of in the sequel. (ScreenRant)

Jon Hamm will star in Off Season, a supernatural thriller about a man in search of his missing elderly father. The project is currently in pre-production with principal photography to begin in Canada in early 2018. (Deadline)

In response to the success of Wonder Woman, Millennium Media is charging forward with their own comic book heroine: Red Sonja. The studio has plans to franchise the project, reviving Red Sonja after its first theatrical release in 1985 starring Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Deadline)

Universal’s “Dark Universe” project-a series of films based on characters including the Invisible Man, Wolf Man and Frankenstein-is in danger of being pulled after the departure of Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. According to Universal President of Production Peter Cramer, “We are not rushing to meet a release date and will move forward with these films when we feel they are the best versions of themselves.” (Hollywood Reporter)

In response to surprised DC fans that Justice League would have the shortest runtime of all films in the DCEU universe, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed that the decision was intentional. He pushed for a “last-minute rewrite” that would give the film a lighter tone and a much shorter runtime than the 151-minute Dawn of Justice film. (Slash Film)

Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown was offered a leading role in the upcoming Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair. Brown, who has not confirmed her participation in the film, will still be on the big screen when Godzilla: King of the Monsters roars into theaters in 2019. (ScreenRant)

Natalie Portman will lend her voice to a new animated film titled Foxy Trotter. The film follows a motorcycle-riding photographer, Foxy, in the 1970s on a mission to take the perfect photo. Portman will portray Foxy’s best friend, Ronnie. (Empire)


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  • Murder on the Orient Express: A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
  • Daddy’s Home 2: Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder, when they fail to catch the culprit.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – November 1, 2017

Thor suits up in the highly-anticipated Thor:Ragnarok, in theaters this Friday.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.

Is Luke Skywalker going to the dark side? New international posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi fuel rumors as Skywalker can be seen alongside Captain Phasma and Kylo Ren. (Coming Soon)

Grammy-winner Chance the Rapper is taking his talents to the big screen in Slice, a pizza-themed slasher movie to be released by A24. Watch the trailer, released Halloween morning, which was heavily inspired by the classic online game Line Rider. While there is no specific release date yet, the film will premiere in 2018. (Slash Film)

Neon released the Red Band trailer for I, Tonya, the biopic of Olympic skater Tonya Harding starring Margot Robbie. The film opens in NY and LA on December 8, 2017. (Coming Soon)

Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad are about to face a zombie apocalypse. The pair will star in Little Monsters, a comedy in which Miss Caroline, played by Nyong’o, must protect her schoolchildren from a zombie outbreak during a class field trip. Gad will play Teddy McGiggle, a famous kid’s show personality with an interest in Miss Caroline. (Hollywood Reporter)

Adonis Creed is getting back in the ring. Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone will return to theaters on November 21, 2018 in Creed 2. (ScreenRant)

The Brother Grimsby’s Isla Fisher is set to star in Beach Bum alongside Matthew McConaughey. Fisher will play McConaughey’s wife in the Harmony Korine-directed film. (Variety)

Indie distributor Bleecker Street announced that Beirut, starring Jon Hamm, will hit theaters April 13, 2018. Previously titled High Wire Act, the political thriller centers on Hamm as a US diplomat returning to Lebanon in the 1980s after his wife is killed to “negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.” (Hollywood Reporter)

Adam Sztykiel has been hired as the new screenwriter for Black Adam, a comic book film starring Dwayne Johnson as comic book antihero Black Adam,  the counterpart to Shazam (who will be played by Zachary Levi in a now separate film titled Shazam). Sztykiel’s background of comedy writing for Undateable and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip suggests a comedic tone for an otherwise serious comic series. (Slash Film)

comScore confirmed that The Weinstein Company has removed Polaroid from their release schedule without explanation. The horror-thriller was slated for released on November 22. (Variety)

Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu, is coming to theaters in Summer 2018. The Warner Bros. film follows an American-born Chinese economics professor, played by Constance Wu, who travels to Singapore with her boyfriend (played by Henry Golding) and finds out that he is an incredibly wealthy eligible bachelor. (Hollywood Reporter)


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  • Thor: Ragnarok: Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.
  • A Bad Moms Christmas: A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas.
  • Last Flag Flying: Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
  • Lady Bird: The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – October 25, 2017


Matt Damon is not your average suburban dad in Suburbicon.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s Ben Mendelsohn is in negotiations to play the lead antagonist in the upcoming Captain Marvel film. It is likely Mendelsohn would portray the leader of the Skrulls, a race of shapeshifting aliens in the Marvel Comic universe. Captain Marvel comes to theaters March 6, 2019. (CinemaBlend)

Justice League’s official runtime will be 121 minutes, the shortest of all DC Extended Universe films to date. Many attribute this decision to Zach Snyder’s vision of a “much lighter and more traditional superhero movie.” (ScreenRant)

Marvel announced the start of production on Venom with a set photo on Twitter. The photo shows Tom Hardy who will play the lead in this Spider-Man spinoff, due October 2018. (Marvel)

The first trailer for Phantom Thread starring Daniel Day-Lewis was released on Monday. In theaters this Christmas, Phantom Thread will be Day-Lewis’ final film before he retires. (Phantom Thread)

For the much-anticipated sixth installment in the Terminator franchise, Arnold Schwarzenegger promises a “simpler” plot that disregards the “rules of the timeline and other [minor] characters.” This return to form comes in response to mixed reviews of 2015’s Terminator Genisys, a film Schwarzenegger admits was difficult to follow. (Business Insider)

A Dora the Explorer movie is in the works. The Muppets and Neighbors writer-director Nick Stoller will script the project, while Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners­–Andrew Form and Brad Fuller–are producing. The studio is projecting a 2019 release. (Hollywood Reporter)

Reneé Zellweger will star in a Judy Garland biopic titled Judy. The film chronicles an emotionally exhausted Garland as she prepares for her final concerts in London in 1968, 30 years after filming The Wizard of Oz. (Entertainment Weekly)

Jamie Foxx returns to the big screen as Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, former Black Panther party leader and Vietnam vet, in Signal Hill. Foxx will reunite with director Taylor Hackford from Ray, a project that resulted in Foxx winning a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles. (Deadline)

Blade Runner 2049’s Sylvia Hoeks is moving on to another major franchise. Hoeks is in talks to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. (Variety)

Captain Fantastic actor Charlie Shotwell will play the lead role in Eli, a Ciaran Foy-directed horror film. Shotwell plays Eli, a boy with a rare disease being treated in a haunted clinic. Paramount Players announced Eli would have a January 4, 2019 release date. (Hollywood Reporter)


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  • Jigsaw: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for ten years.
  • Suburbicon: A home invasion rattles a quiet family town.
  • Thank You For Your Service: A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.
  • All I See Is You: A blind woman’s relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.
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