NCM Entertainment Roundup – October 10, 2018

Ryan Gosling boldly goes where no man has gone before in First Man this Friday.

James Gunn is moving from the MCU to the DCEU. The Guardians of the Galaxy director was hired by Warner Bros with the intention of writing and directing Suicide Squad 2. Gavin O’Connor was originally tapped to direct the sequel but experienced a scheduling conflict with his current project Torrance starring Ben Affleck. (Deadline)

Chris Evans announced the end of production of Avengers 4, signaling the end of his time as Captain America. “It was an emotional day to say the least,” Evans wrote in a tweet. “Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor.” (Twitter)

Warner Bros. New Line studio is making reservations for Labor Day Weekend through 2022. The studio, which already has It: Chapter Two slated for September 6, 2019, now has an untitled Conjuring universe movie on September 11, 2020 and two more untitled horror films on September 10, 2021 and September 9, 2022. (Deadline)

According to a Metro interview, director Ruben Fleischer said that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was “not in any way” involved with Venom. Even though Venom is a Marvel property, the symbiote’s first standalone film was distributed under Sony Pictures. However, Fleischer is open to the idea of a “crossover” between Venom and other Marvel characters in the future. (Metro)

Mattel is partnering with Warner Bros. on a feature film for their iconic doll, Barbie, and Margot Robbie is in talks to play the titular role. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is on the shortlist of candidates to direct the project. (Hollywood Reporter)

The cast for Rian Johnson’s Knives Out continues to grow. Michael Shannon is in talks to join a cast the includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and Lakeith Stanfield. Knives Out is described as a “modern-day murder mystery in the classic Agatha Christie whodunit style.” (Variety)

If there is a Call Me By Your Name sequel, director Luca Guadagnino wants Dakota Johnson to be part of it. Guadagnino wants Johnson to play Armie Hammer’s wife, “a New England kind of hoochie woman.” Guadagnino and Johnson most recently worked together on Suspiria, a horror film distributed by Amazon Studios. (IndieWire)

Sylvester Stallone’s fifth installment in the Rambo franchise will be titled Rambo 5: Last Blood, in theaters Fall 2019. Over 10 years after the latest Rambo, and 37 years since the first, Rambo’s fifth film will see him on American soil with a new rancher lifestyle. The title alludes to a full-circle story as the first film was titled Rambo: First Blood. (ScreenRant)

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  • First Man: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
  • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween: Halloween comes to life in a comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine’s 400-million-selling series of books.
  • Bad Times at the El Royale: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption – before everything goes to hell.
  • Beautiful Boy: Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
  • The Oath: In a politically divided America, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.
  • The Happy Prince: The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.
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Check Out the Noovie ARcade Horror Experience, If You Dare!

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Heading out to the movies to see Venom or Halloween this October? Be sure to download the Noovie ARcade app and get to the theater early for a unique Augmented Reality (AR) horror experience on the big screen!

Think you can handle it?  Check out The Noovie ARcade Horror Experience starting this Friday through October 31 (Halloween night) in Noovie theaters nationwide during the Noovie pre-show before all PG-13 and R-rated films. Be sure to get there at least 20 minutes early to experience it larger than life on the big screen in a dark room, and try to hold on to your popcorn!

If you just can’t wait to get to the movie theater, you can also use the Noovie ARcade app to experience it on Noovie.com or the YouTube video below. But please, no spoilers!

Other Noovie ARcade interactive Augmented Reality games now playing on a big screen near you include Cinevaders and Emoji Escape, with new games and experiences coming soon.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – September 27, 2018

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Get schooled with Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart. Night School, in theaters Friday.

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

Todd Phillips has been very transparent during the filming of his standalone Joker film. Production has taken place in very public areas of New York City, from DUMBO to subway platforms. He also officially revealed Joaquin Phoenix in full makeup as the titular character. Joker does not have a release date yet. (/Film, Gothamist, Instagram)

On the other side of Gotham, director Matt Reeves is gearing up for production of The Batman. Reeves revealed that the script, rumored to be completed, is inspired by the 1886 Gothic novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. “One of the things I’ve found interesting…[is] the idea of your shadow-self, and the idea of, we are all multiple things,” said Reeves. The Batman is set to focus on a younger Bruce Wayne as a prequel to Zack Snyder’s Justice League. (ScreenRant)

Warner Bros. has slated Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey for a February 7, 2020 release. Robbie will reprise her role of Harley Quinn in the film, starring alongside “a team of superheroes including Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya” to battle Black Mask. (Variety)

Mission: Impossible FALLOUT director Christopher McQuarrie is open to directing a DC movie. In response to a fan tweet asking if the director would helm a DC film, McQuarrie replied “They still know where to find me.” Thor and X-Men: First Class screenwriter Zack Stentz jumped in offering to write a Superman movie for McQuarrie. (Cinema Blend)

Whoopi Goldberg confirmed a new Sister Act movie is in the works. According to Goldberg, “it won’t be Sister Act 3, it will be a brand new rendition of Sister Act.” Goldberg continued by saying her involvement in the remake would be no more than a passing cameo. The original 1992 Sister Act grossed $232 million worldwide. (Her)

Less than a week before last night’s Dark Phoenix trailer release, X-Men fans noticed reshoots around Montreal. The reshoots involved Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) playing chess, as well as Dark Phoenix herself (Sophie Turner) filming fight scenes with Smith (Jessica Chastain). (MTL Blog)

Will Smith confirmed that he and DCEU executives are in talks over a standalone Deadshot film. Smith played Deadshot in 2016’s Suicide Squad, and quickly became a fan-favorite. “If a good idea comes around, we’ve been having meetings,” said Smith. “I would love to [do a standalone film]. I love Deadshot.” (Metro)

In a Vudu Movies poll of over 2,000 Americans, Indiana Jones was voted as the best movie trilogy of all time. Jurassic Park and The Godfather trilogies ranked second and third respectively. However, the original Jurassic Park was voted as the best standalone film within a trilogy. (New York Post)

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  • Night School: A group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope that they’ll pass the GED exam to finish high school.
  • Smallfoot: A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.
  • Hell Fest: A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.
  • The Old Man & The Gun: Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
  • Little Women: A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, they face blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – September 20, 2018

Can you hear the ticking? Jack Black stars in The House with a Clock in its Walls, in theaters Friday.

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

After Danny Boyle’s fallout, Bond 25 will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Filming will begin in March 2019 for a global release on February 14, 2020. Fukunaga becomes the first American born director of a Bond film. (Deadline)

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed suspicions that there will be a “slowdown” in Star Wars films. “That doesn’t mean we’re not going to make [Star Wars] films,” clarified Iger when he mentioned Episode IX currently in production and a new saga of films in the works by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as a trilogy by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. (Hollywood Reporter)

LeBron James’ production house, SpringHill Entertainment, officially confirmed Space Jam 2, the long-awaited sequel to Michael Jordan’s 1996 original. The original film found Jordan entering the world of Looney Tunes, where he teamed up with cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny in a game of basketball. James will assume Jordan’s role, with Terence Nance directing and Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler producing. (Washington Post)

Todd Phillips shared a photo on Instagram of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker for the Batman villain’s standalone film. The photo was captioned with the name “Arthur,” rumored to be the Joker’s real name before he assumes his infamous persona. The Joker is currently in production in New York. (Instagram)

Eddie Murphy will star in a New Line comedy inspired by Grumpy Old Men. To be directed by Tim Story, the film will be based on the 1993 comedy in which two lifelong neighbors that hate each other feud over a new female neighbor that moved in across the street. Samuel L. Jackson is “an inspired idea” to play opposite Murphy. (Deadline)

Paul Feig is returning to comedy with Last Christmas, starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. The holiday romance will take place in London with a screenplay by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings. There is no word on a production date or where the film is slated in Universal’s lineup. (Hollywood Reporter)

Patrick Stewart is one of two confirmed Bosleys in Elizabeth Banks’ remake of Charlie’s Angels. Banks will play the other Bosley, but not on camera; it will only be in voice as the character is traditionally never seen. (Hollywood Reporter)

Critically-acclaimed television series Downton Abbey is getting a film adaptation with Focus Features. The film will release one year from today on September 20, 2019. According to Focus chairman Peter Kujawski, the film will focus on “the Crawley family’s next chapter.” (Focus Features)

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  • The House With a Clock in its Walls: A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
  • Life Itself: As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.
  • Assassination Nation: After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos decends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.
  • The Sisters Brothers: In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.
  • Colette: Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – September 12, 2018

The hunt has evolved. The 6th installment in The Predator franchise hits theaters this weekend.

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

While reshoots are commonplace for blockbuster films, Mark Ruffalo says Avengers 4’s reshoots scheduled to take place this month are going to “finish the movie.” “We don’t know what [Avengers 4] is gonna be yet,” said Ruffalo regarding the plot. “I don’t even know that [the Russo brothers] really know exactly.” (Comicbook)

Halle Berry is making her directorial debut with Bruised, “a mixed martial arts action drama” in which Berry will also star. The film follows Jackie “Justice,” a MMA fighter struggling to excel in her sport while trying to be a mother to her son, Manny, who she walked out on when he was 6. (Deadline)

After The Nun’s scary-good performance at the box office this past weekend, The Conjuring Universe is gearing up for another installment. The Conjuring 3 is prepared to start production in 2019, and already has a screenplay penned by David Lindsay Johnson. Chances are the third Conjuring will be ready to hit theaters in 2020. (CinemaBlend)

Jordan Peele is in talks to produce a Candyman remake. Sticking with horror, Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions team would bring the 1992 Clive Barker adaptation back to the big screen. Peele is currently focused on his Get Out follow-up, Us. (ScreenRant)

20th Century Fox is excited for fans to see young adult novel adaptation The Hate U Give, so much so that they moved its select theaters release date up two weeks to October 5. The film will open wide on October 19 as previously slated. The announcement also came with a new clip and featurette. (/Film)

Hugh Jackman’s The Front Runner will continue its festival tour in Austin. The story of Gary Hart’s 1988 failed campaign for President will close the Austin Film Festival on November 1. The Front Runner joins several films vying for Oscar nominations including The Favourite (Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz) and Everybody Knows (Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz). (Deadline)

I, Tonya distributor Neon bought the rights to Natalie Portman’s pop star drama Von Lux. According to IndieWire, Neon plans to release the movie before the end of the year to enter the Oscars conversation. Neon has not revealed exactly when the film will be released. (IndieWire)

Do you know a Star Wars fan that would fancy Han Solo’s jacket? Or maybe you’re a Back to the Future fanatic interested in Marty McFly’s hoverboard? These items and more are up for auction at London’s Prop Store. The most expensive item available is the aforementioned jacket valued at over $1 million. (New York Times)

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  • The Predator: When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
  • A Simple Favor: A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.
  • White Boy Rick: The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
  • Lizzie: A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.
  • The Children Act: As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – September 6, 2018

The Nun will be scaring audiences this weekend.

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

Entertainment Weekly revealed the first official look at Captain Marvel on the cover of their latest issue. The cover announcement also came with 10 new set photos, including first shots of Brie Larson in costume as Carol Danvers (a.k.a. Captain Marvel), a younger version of Nick Fury sans eye patch (Samuel L. Jackson) and the infamous Skrulls. Captain Marvel hits theaters March 2019. (Entertainment Weekly)

Daniel Craig will star in Rian Johnson’s first project since Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Titled Knives Out, the modern-day murder mystery is currently being shopped at the Toronto International Film Festival. Craig is committed to star in November while the Bond 25 project continues its search for a new director. (Deadline)

Paramount Pictures shifted its release dates for several highly-anticipated films. Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick has been pushed a year to June 26, 2020, while the release date for John Krasinski’s surprise hit A Quiet Place 2 was confirmed to be May 15, 2020. Other slate shifts include Sonic the Hedgehog moving to November 8, 2019, and Terminator taking its place on November 15, 2019. (Deadline)

A new clip from Bohemian Rhapsody gives us a look inside the making of Queen’s iconic song of the same name. The clip shows Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) pushing Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) to record the famous “Galileo” and “Figaro” operatic lines. The clip jumps to Queen’s live performance of the song, giving us a more detailed look at Malek’s on-stage portrayal of the late signer. (/Film)

Two film adaptations of Broadway classics are trading places. Cats, starring Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift and James Corden, has been moved to December 20, 2019, replacing Wicked on Universal’s slate. This puts Cats in direct competition with Star Wars: Episode IX. There is no word on a new release date for Wicked. (Variety)

Empire shared a new image of Lin-Manuel Miranda as lamplighter Jack in Mary Poppins Returns, in theaters this Christmas. Miranda assumes the role made famous by Dick Van Dyke over 50 years ago. Click here to see the exclusive image. (Empire)

A24 is releasing horror comedy Slice for one day only in select cities on Monday, September 10. Starring Grammy winner Chance the Rapper, the film explores the investigation of a murdered pizza delivery boy, and a pizza store that doubles as a gateway to hell. There are no details on a wide release at this time. (/Film)

 

Click below to watch the latest trailers.

Going to the movies this weekend? Get there early to see Noovie! Find Noovie at a theater near you, and follow WhatsNoovie on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for more updates.

Now, when you get to the theater early, you can play augmented reality games on the big screen! Download Noovie ARcade on the App Store or Google Play!

  • The Nun: A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
  • Peppermint: Peppermint is a revenge story centering on a young mother who finds herself with nothing to lose, and is now going to take from her enemies the very life they stole from her.
  • God Bless the Broken Road: While grieving the loss of her husband, a financially struggling widow meets a race car driver.
  • The Apparition: A journalist is sent by the Vatican to investigate a young girl claiming to be visited by the Virgin Mary.
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