NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 9, 2019

Bella goes on the adventure of a lifetime in A Dog’s Way Home.

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

Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards were full of stars and surprises. Bohemian Rhapsody walked away with the top prize of Best Picture (Drama) and Best Actor (Drama). Green Book turned 3 of its 5 nominations into victories, the most of any film that night. Review the complete list of winners here. (HFPA)

BAFTA released their nominees for the 2019 British Academy Film Awards. The Favourite was BAFTA’s favorite, earning the most nominations at 12. Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, Roma and A Star Is Born tied for second place at 7 nominations. Click here to review the complete list. (BAFTA)

Samuel L. Jackson may have revealed a big hint about Avengers: Endgame. In an on-set interview, Jackson mentioned that Captain Marvel can time travel when explaining why she is arguably the most powerful Avenger. Many fans have theorized that time travel will play a significant role in Endgame, serving as a plausible explanation for the re-introduction of many characters who were snapped by Thanos. Jackson’s mention of Captain Marvel’s time travel abilities strengthens the theory ahead of Endgame’s April 26 release. (ET Online)

Following the box office success of Venom, Sony Pictures has started planning for a sequel. Kelly Marcel, one of the screenwriters from the first movie, will write the script. Marcel’s role is “a significant one” that will also see her executive produce the follow-up. Sony may be looking for a new director as Reuben Fleischer will be busy shooting the Zombieland sequel. (Variety)

Dave Bautista will join Timotheé Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in the cast of Dune, a Denis Villenevue film based on a series of novels published in 1965. The film centers on a galactic drug war between feuding families fighting for control of Melange, a.k.a. “spice,” found only on the desert planet of Arrakis, a.k.a. “Dune.” The details of Bautista’s character are still under wraps. (Deadline)

Kevin Feige has known the Avengers: Infinity War sequel would be titled Endgame since before the latter started production. According to a Golden Globes red carpet interview Feige says he knew the title “before we started developing [Avengers: Endgame], or just as we were developing it.” He also talked about his interest in a solo Silver Surfer movie directed by Adam McKay and confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will happen at an indefinite later date. (MTV News)

Margot Robbie is set to play Barbie in a film about the iconic doll. Mattel and Warner Bros. have entered an agreement with Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment banner to “produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide” said Robbie in a statement. (Variety)

Brad Bird spoke with Variety about his next film project following the highly-successful Incredibles 2. Bird explained that he is working on a musical with “20 minutes of animation.” It will be an original script with music by Michael Giacchino who has scored every Brad Bird film since 2004’s The Incredibles. (Varitey)

After 3 straight weeks atop the box office, Aquaman has become the highest-grossing DCEU film. Jason Momoa’s film passed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with a global gross of $887.6MM, over $230MM more than Justice League which currently sits in 6th place. (/Film)

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  • The Upside: A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.
  • A Dog’s Way Home: A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner.
  • Replicas: A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 20, 2018

Jason Momoa returns to the ocean as Aquaman. In theaters tomorrow!

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Entertainment Weekly’s First Look Issue has new interviews and set photos from some of the most-anticipated films in 2019. Click below to learn more about each film. (Entertainment Weekly)

Black Panther’s Oscars campaign continues with a new featurette about the making of Wakanda. “Wakanda represents, for us, Africa,” says director Ryan Coogler in the video, “a fantasy of what could be if…African people had control of their own resources.” Click to watch the full featurette. (/Film)

Marketing for Jordan Peele’s next horror film, Us, has already begun. Universal shipped a branded case with gold scissors – identical to the pair seen in the teaser poster – to several social media influencers. Inside, a card reads “On December 25, Join the Untethering.” Peele has already hinted at a trailer reveal on Christmas Day. (Twitter)

Rian Johnson’s murder mystery, Knives Out, has been given a November 27, 2019 release date. Johnson is both the director and writer joined by an A-list cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, and Lakeith Stanfield. (Variety)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse made history at last weekend’s box office. Debuting at $35.4 million, Sony’s latest Spider-Man film set the record for strongest December opening by an animated film. It is also the first fully animated Spider-Man film. (Collider)

Even though Bruce Willis has rejected the idea of Die Hard being a Christmas movie, a remade trailer by 20th Century Fox suggests otherwise. Titled “Die Hard: The Greatest Christmas Story,” the trailer hyper-focuses on the film’s connections to Christmas complete with a holiday-themed backing track. According to Washington Post, “searches for ‘Die Hard’ and ‘Christmas’ spike every December,” reigniting the age-old debate. (Washington Post)

The Man Who Killed Dox Quixote may finally see the light of day. After Amazon pulled out of distribution at the last minute, Screen Media stepped in to give the film a March 2019 release. Director Terry Gilliam had been working on Don Quixote for over 17 years. He first began production in 2000 with Johnny Depp before funds ran out. Gilliam was able to revive the project in 2017 with Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce as the leads. (/Film)

Idris Elba confirmed that a big screen adaptation of his BBC series, Luther, is in the works. “We are really advancing on getting a movie version [of the show] up on the screen,” said Elba, who also added that the movie will take the story “to a much bigger audience and scale, and perhaps international as well.” (JoBlo News)

Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 2019 Golden Globes. The four-time Globes nominee and one-time winner will receive the lifetime achievement for his “brilliant body of work across diverse genres [that have] captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades,” according to a statement by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Golden Globes will air live on January 6 on NBC. (Hollywood Reporter)

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  • Aquaman: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.
  • Bumblebee: On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
  • Mary Poppins Returns: Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.
  • Second Act: A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.
  • Welcome to Marwen: A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.
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Listen to Cliff Marks’ Interview on SiriusXM Wharton Business Radio

NCM President and Interim CEO Cliff Marks joined Barbara Kahn and Americus Reed, hosts of Marketing Matters, to discuss cinema advertising and the moviegoing experience. The interview originally aired on SiriusXM Channel 132, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School.

Listen to the full interview below.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 12, 2018

More than one wears the mask in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In theaters this Friday.

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

The 2019 Golden Globes nominations were revealed last week. VICE, a biopic about Vice President Dick Cheney, has the most nominations at six. The Favourite, Green Book and A Star Is Born all tie for second place with five nominations. Click here to read the full list. (Golden Globes)

Today, the SAG Awards nominees were announced celebrating the best acting performances in film and television. A Star is Born has nominations in four of the six film categories including Best Cast, Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Lady Gaga) and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliot). See the full list of nominees here. (SAG-AFTRA)

Marvel Studios released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War sequel. The trailer revealed the official title (Avengers: Endgame) and confirmed that the release date has been pushed up one week to April 26, 2019. According to Disney’s Twitter page, the trailer set the record for most views in 24 hours (289 million). (Disney)

Disney Pixar announced a new film, Onward, in theaters March 6, 2020. According to a brief synopsis, “Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover is there is still a little magic left out there.” Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer are currently cast in the animated film. (Disney Pixar)

Scott Derrickson is returning to direct a Doctor Strange sequel. The first film released in 2016 grossed $677.7 million worldwide. Benedict Cumberbatch will also return to play the titular character while Marvel searches for a writer to pen the script. (Hollywood Reporter)

/Film exclusively released the first synopsis for Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out titled Us. While intentionally vague, the synopsis reveals that Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke will play a couple that take their kids to their beach house to relax with friends, including Elizabeth Moss. “But as the night falls,” the synopsis continues, “their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited. (/Film)

Disney grossed $7 billion at worldwide box offices in 2018 marking the studio’s second-best year. The historic year was led by blockbusters including Avengers: Infinity War which leads all films this year with $2 billion worldwide, Black Panther in second at $1.35 billion and Incredibles 2 in fourth with $1.24 billion. (/Film)

The Oscars may be without a host for the first time since 1989. After Kevin Hart stepped down, The Academy has been scrambling to find a replacement. “A group monologue” is being considered as well as a rotating selection of celebrities to appear throughout the program. (Variety)

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.
  • Once Upon a Deadpool: Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.
  • The Mule: A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.
  • Mortal Engines: In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.
  • If Beale Street Could Talk: A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 5, 2018

Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) fights to overthrow her cousin Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) in Mary Queen of Scots. In theaters Friday.

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

Marvel Studios is fast-tracking a new superhero film starring Shang-Chi, a martial arts master at war with his father known as The Devil’s Doctor. While Marvel searches for a director, Dave Callaham is already on board to write the script. Marvel is looking to create a film that “blends Asian American themes, crafted by Asian and Asian American filmmakers.” (Deadline)

Emma Stone has been in talks to play Cruella de Vil in a 101 Dalmatians live-action remake, but according to Hollywood Reporter, the film will instead be an origin story for the infamous villain set in an early 80’s punk scene. I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie is also in the conversation to direct. (Hollywood Reporter)

Anne Hathaway has been offered the starring role in a Sesame Street live-action film. Portlandia director Jonathan Krisel will direct the project which will be a musical. While Hathaway is accustomed to musicals – she won an Oscar for her role in the film adaptation of Les Miserables – she’s fielding another offer for Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches. (Variety)

Wes Anderson’s next film following Isle of Dogs has begun production in Angoulême, France. Titled The French Dispatch, the live-action film will be “a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th-century Paris.” The film boasts an impressive cast including Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright and Timothée Chalamet. Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman and Léa Seydoux are also rumored to have roles. (Den of Geek)

Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to several songs from Prince’s catalog for the purposes of developing an original film inspired by the late artist’s music. Those with knowledge of the film clarified that it is not a biopic “but an original story with Prince’s classic songs driving the plotline.” (Yahoo!)

Rhys Ifans could be joining the upcoming Kingsman prequel. The former Harry Potter, Spider-Man and Alice in Wonderland actor is being considered for the role of “a dangerous and manipulative Russian mystic.” Captain America: Civil War’s Daniel Brühl and Game of Thrones’ Charles Dance are also in talks to join the cast, though their involvement in the film remains under wraps. (Collider)

In a Tonight Show interview, Margot Robbie made it clear that Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is not a “serious film.” After sharing a photo of the script on Instagram with the full title, many Birds of Prey fans had mixed reactions. Some accused Warner Bros. of extending the original comic book title in a cash-grab move to include Harley Quinn’s name. In response, Harley Quinn co-creator Paul Dini argued that the title reflects Quinn’s “skewed worldview” and gives the film her own touch. Production for Birds of Prey is scheduled to begin in early 2019. (ScreenRant, Instagram)

San Diego, listen up. Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is getting his own podcast. The first of two 12-episode seasons will air in the first quarter of 2019. In a press release, Burgundy was quoted admitting he’s unfamiliar with podcasts. “I don’t know what a podcast is,” said Ferrell reprising his character for the release, “but I currently have a lot of time on my hands and a lot to talk about.” (Collider)

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  • Mary Queen of Scots: Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
  • Ben is Back: A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family’s home on Christmas Eve.
  • Vox Lux: An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – November 28, 2018

Death is only the beginning in The Possession of Hannah Grace. In theaters this Friday.

 

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

Disney is off to a great start with The Lion King live-action remake. The teaser trailer received 224.6 million global views in its first 24 hours, making it the second most-viewed trailer from any studio during that time span. The Avengers: Infinity War trailer currently holds the 24-hour record with 238 million views. (Hollywood Reporter)

Amy Sedaris will voice a new character in The Lion King. Sedaris will join the kingdom as an elephant shrew, a small mammal known for their long noses that resemble elephant trunks. She joins a cast that includes Donald Glover (Simba), Beyoncé (Nala), James Earl Jones reprising his role of Mufasa and more. The Lion King hits theaters July 19, 2019. (Variety)

Keanu Reeves is also lending his voice to a new Disney character, but for 2019’s Toy Story 4. In an interview on The Tonight Show, voice of Buzz Lightyear Tim Allen confirmed Reeves’ involvement in the film, saying “Keanu Reeves has got a great part…even he said, ‘This sounds too much like Buzz Lightyear.’ And his character does have an edge to that.” Reeves’ character has not made an appearance in the first two teaser trailers for Toy Story 4, but rumors suggest that the new character appeared as an Easter Egg in Incredibles 2 in the form of an astronaut action figure lying on the floor of Jack-Jack’s playpen. (Film)

Early reviews for Aquaman give the film high praise for its “ambitious” approach to a well-known superhero franchise. Some consider the Jason Momoa film to be on-par with last year’s Wonder Woman which grossed $821 million worldwide. Early projections have Aquaman opening at $100 million or more domestically. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was the last film to open to nine-figure earnings back in June. (The Wrap)

Rita Moreno is returning to the world of West Side Story. In the new adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg, Moreno will play an original character named Valentina, “a reconceived and expanded version of the character of Doc, the owner of the corner store in which Tony works.” Moreno won an Oscar and Golden Globe Award in 1962 for her role of Anita Palacio. Filming for West Side Story begins in the summer of 2019. (Deadline)

Little Woods director Nia DaCosta will direct Jordan Peele’s “spiritual sequel” to Candyman. Peele cites the original Candyman as “a major inspiration for me as a filmmaker.” “The original was a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre,” said Peele. “To have a bold new talent like Nia [DaCosta] at the helm of this project is truly exciting.” The film is slated for release on June 12, 2020. (Variety)

Weeks before its wide release, Sony Pictures Animation is already in talks to franchise Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Avatar: The Last Airbender and Voltron’s Joaquim Dos Santos has been tapped to direct the sequel with Wonder Woman 1984 writer David Callaham handling the script. At the same time, Lauren Montgomery, who also worked on Voltron with Dos Santos, is negotiating to direct an untitled female-centric Spider-Man film. No plot details are available for either film. (Hollywood Reporter)

Yesterday, Black Panther returned to the big screen for one night only at nonprofit art house theaters nationwide in honor of Giving Tuesday. The screenings were followed by a live-streamed Q&A with director Ryan Coogler. The art house screenings come at the start of Oscar season and Marvel’s campaign for Black Panther’s Best Picture bid. (/Film)

Empire released an exclusive new photo of David Harbour as Hellboy in the reboot of Guillermo Del Toro’s films. Director Neil Marshall promises the latest Hellboy will be “more violent and more bloody,” consistent with the original comic series. “We weren’t making [Hellboy] with handcuffs on,” said Marshall. Hellboy will be released on April 12, 2019. (Empire)

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  • The Possession of Hannah Grace: When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses.
  • Anna and the Apocalypse: A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.
  • Head Full of Honey: A man suffering from Alzheimer’s embarks on a final road trip with his granddaughter.
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