NCM Entertainment Roundup – November 30th

Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:


Natalie Portman is Jackie.


Moana sailed to the second highest Thanksgiving weekend opening of all time with $81.1 million, only behind to 2013’s Frozen. (New York Times)

With only a few weeks away from the world premiere of Star Wars: Rogue One, LucasFilm decided to give fans an early Christmas present in the form of a new trailer which introduces new ally droid K-2SO. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Speaking of Star Wars, remember that scene in The Empire Strikes Back when Yoda was singing about seagulls? Bad Lip Reading is here to remind you in this new video. (Mashable)

The first teaser for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 just got a LEGO makeover. (/Film)

In the new trailer for Paramount’s Fences, Troy’s (Denzel Washington) family falls apart as his son (Jovan Adepo) strives for independence while his wife (Viola Davis) tries to hold it all together. (The Wrap)

Gaston (Luke Evans) tries to woo Belle (Emma Watson) with his charm and a big bouquet of flowers in this exclusive Beauty and the Beast image. (Empire)

Screen Gems and Snapchat partnered together to develop the first-ever interactive 3D Lens as part of a studio promotional tie-in for Underworld: Blood Wars. (Deadline)

Doctor Strange rocks it old school when Cinefix’s 8 Bit Cinema takes him to a whole new level, reimagining the superhero sorcerer as an 8-bit video game. (Entertainment Weekly)

Don’t have time to watch the entire Harry Potter film franchise?  This condensed ninety-minute fan version called Wizardhood should satisfy even the biggest Harry Potter fanatic. (Yahoo! Movies)

Opening this weekend: Jackie, Man Down and Incarnate.



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NCM Entertainment Roundup – November 23rd

Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:


Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson in Moana.

A spell was cast on the box office by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which debuted at #1 with a magical $75 million. (Wall Street Journal)

As if that wasn’t enough, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) himself even made a touching Hufflepuff PSA. (CBS News)

It’s all about Star Wars: Rogue One in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, with an exclusive look at the upcoming story, images and character shots from what is arguably the most anticipated motion picture of the year.

Speaking of Rogue One, early tracking indicates that it may see a massive $130 million opening weekend. (The Hollywood Reporter)

These scientific and military personnel got a rude awakening upon stepping foot on King Kong’s island, as seen in the new trailer for King Kong: Skull Island starring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. (Yahoo! Movies)

The new teaser trailer for Cars 3 foreshadows a harrowing, life-changing experience for legendary race car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson). (Deadline)

Angela Bassett will play Queen Ramonda, T’Challa’s mother, in Marvel’s Black Panther. (Los Angeles Times)

Paramount and IMAX released a cool featurette for the next Transformers movie, The Last Knight, detailing the partnership between IMAX and the franchise as well as offering clues about the upcoming installment. (Forbes)

Lionsgate announced that the origin story of Robin Hood will be in theaters on March 23, 2018. (Variety)

Numerous on-set pictures have emerged from Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, currently in production. (Screen Rant)

The wedding-crashing duo of Jeremy and John could be at it again, as we hear that a sequel to the 2005 smash hit Wedding Crashers is in the works. (Moviefone)

For this Thanksgiving weekend only, individuals can get a FREE screening of the upcoming Universal and Illustrated Entertainment animated film Sing in various AMC locations. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Opening this weekend:  Moana, Bad Santa 2, Allied, Lion, Rules Don’t Apply and Miss Sloane.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – November 18th

Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:


Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is eying a fantastic opening that could top $90 Million. (Box Office Mojo)

The majestic first official trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast became the most viewed trailer in history within twenty-four hours of its online debut with 127.6 million views worldwide, beating the previous record held by Fifty Shades Darker of 114 million views.  (Entertainment Weekly)

Warner Bros. announce that A Star is Born starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will hit theaters on September 28, 2018. (Variety)

In connection with Star Wars: Rogue One, Verizon and ILMxLAB have developed a brand new 360 virtual-reality interactive experience called “Rogue One: Recon” where individuals can delve into the world of a Rebel X-Wing pilot battling against the Empire. (

Rupert Sanders’s live-action Japanese adaptation of Ghost in the Shell unveil its first trailer, featuring a special ops cyborg named Major (Scarlett Johannsson) struggling to discover her human identity while battling criminals in Tokyo. (Yahoo! Movies)

Two time-traveling government officials Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevigne) journey throughout the universe to maintain order in the futuristic first trailer of Luc Benson’s film adaptation of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, based on the French comic book series. (Los Angeles Times)

During a recent interview, Aldren Ehrenreich teased new details about the upcoming Han Solo spinoff, including the casting of Donald Glover and the appearance of a young Chewbacca. (MovieWeb)

Matt Damon may make a small surprise appearance in the upcoming Ocean’s Eight reboot. (Cinema Blend)

The second trailer for Patriots Day takes a deeper and more emotional look into the events and aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombings on April 15, 2013. (

All eyes are on Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) as she faces the days after the death of husband President John F. Kennedy in a first look at Jackie. (Vulture)

Ava DuVernay tweeted a small clip to inform followers of the release date for A Wrinkle in Time – April 6, 2018. (Deadline)

Sony Pictures is at long last looking to proceed with its The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise, skipping ahead to the fourth book of the series, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. (Collider)

Twenty years ago on November 15th, the Michael Jordan and Looney Tunes animated film Space Jam graced movie theaters and forever changed the relationship between basketball stars and “wascally wabbits.” As we await the sequel to this animated classic, here are eleven fascinating facts about the original. (Moviefone)

Opening this weekend:  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Nocturnal Animals, Manchester by the Sea and Bleed for This.


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NCM Entertainment Roundup – November 11th

Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:


Amy Adams in Arrival.

Doctor Strange dazzled audiences this past weekend earning a powerful $85 million at the box office, while Trolls debuted to a strong second place finish with $45.6 million. (Wall Street Journal)

Beauty and the Beast takes over the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly with exclusive content and breathtaking images from one of the most anticipated motion pictures of 2017.

Gal Gadot gave her Instagram fans a one-day advanced look at Diana’s journey to becoming Wonder Woman with a small video clip from the newest trailer. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Our favorite miniature Dark Knight returns in a new trailer offering a glimpse into LEGO Batman’s world as he (Will Arnett) hilariously attempts to establish a bond with Robin (Michael Cera) and Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson), all while trying to save Gotham from LEGO Joker (Zach Galifianakis). (USA Today)

The countdown to December 16th is on, and Disney and LucasFilm premiered a new 30-second TV spot for Star Wars: Rogue One. (Deadline)

Two new clips from Moana were unveiled, giving fans more clues on what’s to come. (Slate and Yahoo! Movies)

Johnny Depp will star in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel, after making a special cameo in the first Fantastic Beasts on November 18th. (Variety)

Game of Thrones star Ciaran Hinds will play the main villain, Steppenwolf, in Justice League. (Movie Web)

A surprise TV spot and photos from Passengers revealed new details as to why Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) must prevent a catastrophe after they were awaken too soon. (We Got This Covered)

Go Cubs Go!  After an epic Game 7, the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians breaking a 108-year championship drought.  In honor of their historic victory, here are the best movie and TV Cubs shout-outs as well as the top Chicago-based films.  (The Wrap and Yahoo! Movies)

Opening this weekend:  Arrival and Almost Christmas.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – November 2nd

Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:


Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is currently eyeing an estimated $75 million box office take on opening weekend. (Variety)

Speaking of Fantastic Beasts, Warner Bros. and Google have partnered together to tell you exactly where to find them with the launch of a new maps feature that allows you to explore numerous locations in Newt Scamander’s (Eddie Redmayne) mystical universe. (Entertainment Weekly)

Two major Pixar animated films are swapping release datesThe Incredibles 2 has now moved up to June 15, 2018, while Toy Story 4 will debut a year later on June 21, 2019. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Another potential live-action Disney animation remake, Snow White, is in the initial development stages. (Deadline)

Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) offered his medical diagnosis on various injuries inflicted by Earth’s mightiest heroes in Captain America: Civil War. (Yahoo! Movies)

One of 2017’s most anticipated releases is the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Dark Tower.  For those not familiar with King’s work, this beginner’s guide offers the 411 on the characters and story. (Screen Rant)

Paramount unveiled the latest trailer & new movie posters of xXx: The Return of Xander Cage featuring high-powered action from the main man himself and the entire supporting cast. (Collider)

Here are the first on-set images from the all-female reboot Ocean’s 8, currently filming in New York City. (

Did Baby Groot just pop out of Rocket Raccoon?  A creepy Halloween video cut of the recent Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer gave us the spooks. (Cinema Blend)

From spooky to extraordinary, a California father customized a special Halloween costume for his son by transforming his wheelchair into the Ecto-1 automobile from Ghostbusters. (USA Today)

Opening this weekend:  Doctor Strange, Trolls, Hacksaw Ridge and Loving.




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NCM Entertainment Roundup – October 26th

Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:


Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in Inferno.

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween scared off the other box office contenders this past weekend, including Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back on its way to number #1 with $24.7 million. (New York Daily News)

Logan (Hugh Jackman) returns for some unfinished business in the first full trailer of the final Wolverine film. (Entertainment Weekly)

The latest trailer for the film adaptation of the popular video game franchise Assassin’s Creed shows Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) traveling through time to unlock the secret capabilities of a hidden society in order to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization. (Deadline)

Last week, Maui (Dwayne Johnson) and Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) met each other for the first time. This week, Maui tries to win her over with song in this short clip posted by Johnson on Instagram. (The Wrap)

Warner Bros. has set their sights on Willy Wonka as the studio announces plans to tell the tale of the Wonka and his early adventures before Charlie. (Variety)

Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time added two more actors to its star-studded cast — Chris Pine and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The internet exploded in glee when LucasFilm revealed that Donald Glover will be playing young Lando Calrissian in the standalone Han Solo spinoff. (Los Angeles Times)

Tim Miller is out as the director of the highly anticipated sequel Deadpool 2 due to creative differences. (Rolling Stone)

Paramount unveiled the first movie poster for the World War II drama Allied starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. (USA Today)

Practically everyone in the galaxy saw the final trailer of Star Wars: Rogue One, including the First Order’s own Kylo Ren. What was his reaction? Let’s just say everyone’s a critic. (Cinema Blend)

Opening this weekend:  Inferno and Gimme Danger.

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