NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 17, 2018

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Chris Hemsworth is Captain Mitch Nelson in 12 Strong, a true story about the first American soldiers to fight in Afghanistan after 9/11.

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

The Shape of Water was the most awarded film of the Critics’ Choice Awards with four honors, including Best Picture and Best Director. Click here to relive the event. (Variety)

Disney released a spoiler-free synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story. According to the synopsis, Han Solo will meet Chewbacca for the first time, and come face-to-face with “the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.” The Ron Howard-directed film arrives in theaters May 25. (CinemaBlend)

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film set in 1969 Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders. This movie will reunite the actor and director from 2012’s Django Unchained. (Deadline)

According to Anthony Mackie (Falcon from Captain America: Civil War), the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War features a scene with as many as 40 superheroes at once. “That day was really fun,” said Mackie, “It was a great day with a lot of great people.” (Heroic Hollywood)

Fox is making significant changes to their upcoming release schedule, starting with Deadpool 2. The Ryan Reynolds film hits theaters May 18, 2018, two weeks ahead of its original June 1 premiere and now one week before Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. Other changes to the schedule include Gambit moving from February 14, 2019 to June 7, 2019, and The New Mutants being pushed 10 months from April 13, 2018 to February 22, 2019. (Hollywood Reporter)

Marvel Studios releases a new photo from the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp. The photo shows Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) in their respective Ant-Man and Wasp superhero costumes. This film will be the first in the MCU with a female title character when it hits theaters July 6. (ComicBook)

Responding to a fan’s tweet, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn confirmed that Vol. 3 will hit theaters in 2020. Marvel has already scheduled three unnamed films for 2020 (May 1, August 7, November 6). (ComingSoon)

A leaked video from the Venom set reveals a scene in which Tom Hardy’s character Eddie Brock lies bloodied on the ground while his co-star Scott Haze proceeds to taunt him. A third person is pictured, observing both men throughout the scene. Venom comes to theaters October 5. (Heroic Hollywood)

Taraji P. Henson will star in and produce a movie about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black teenager and Chicago native who was abducted and brutally killed by two white men while on a trip to Mississippi in 1955. Henson is set to play Till’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, while John Singleton is on board to direct the period piece. (Hollywood Reporter)

Click below to watch the latest trailers.

 

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  • 12 Strong: 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
  • Den of Thieves: A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Forever My Girl: After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 10, 2018

Liam Neeson takes an unforgettable train ride in The Commuter.

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

 

Entertainment Weekly walks us through an unforgettable night at the Golden Globe Awards, from Seth Myers’ opening monologue to Oprah’s rousing speech . (Entertainment Weekly)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the Globes’ biggest winner with four awards including Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Picture. Click here to see the full list of winners and nominees. (Golden Globes)

To say people are excited to see Black Panther is an understatement. Just 24 hours after advance ticket sales opened, the Ryan Coogler film outsold all previous Marvel Cinematic Universe advance ticket sales. (/Film)

The BAFTA Awards nominees were released yesterday. The Shape of Water leads all films with 12 nominations, most notably Best Film, Best Director (Guillermo Del Toro) and Best Actress (Sally Hawkins). The winners will be announced February 18 (BAFTA).

Shortly after Ron Howard cautioned fans to “hang in there” for new Solo: A Star Wars Story footage, rumors are swirling about the release of a first trailer this Friday, January 12, on Good Morning America. The film has experienced production trouble recently, with Howard stepping in for re-shoots “which are rumored to have encompassed eighty per cent of the movie” according to Express. (Express)

Former Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow had a story pitch that brought Daisy Ridley to tears according to Bobby Moynihan. The former Saturday Night Live cast member saw this reaction in a private conversation between himself, Ridley and Trevorrow at a SNL after-party. (ScreenRant)

CinemaBlend reached out to Ridley Scott to talk about the fate of his beloved franchise, Alien, following Disney’s landmark purchase of 21st Century Fox. While Scott is unsure of his future with Disney, he’s hopeful that they will keep Alien alive. “When people have a hard and fast franchise which has ongoing interest,” said Scott, “it’s crazy not to do something with it.” (CinemaBlend)

In an interview with CinemaBlend, Thor star Chris Hemsworth mentioned that both Russell Crowe and Dakota Johnson have been cast with him and Jeff Bridges in Bad Times at the El Royale, a “60’s noir thriller” in which strangers cross paths at a Lake Tahoe hotel. To be directed by Cabin in the Woods’ Drew Goddard, the film is projected to hit theaters October 5, 2018. (CinemaBlend)

An alternate ending to last year’s horror hit It teases the return of Pennywise. The ending sets an ominous tone for Pennywise’s return in It: Chapter 2, slated for a September 6, 2019 release. (MovieWeb)

Click below to watch new trailers released this week.

 

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  • Paddington 2: Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
  • The Commuter: A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.
  • Proud Mary: Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Mary’s life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes awry.
  • Condorito: The Movie: Condorito embarks in a hilarious adventure to save the planet and his loved ones from an evil alien.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 3, 2018

Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet in Insidious: The Last Key.

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

On New Year’s Eve, Star Wars: The Last Jedi passed the $1 billion mark, becoming the 3rd best global release of 2017, and the 24th best of all time. The Force Awakens sequel looks to break more records after its debut in China this Friday. (ComingSoon)

According to comScore, Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the most anticipated film at the start of the New Year. Last week, the film’s poster release sparked nearly 600,000 conversations, significantly ahead of the buzz for Fifty Shades Freed which generated 37,000 conversations. Following close behind was Black Panther with 35,000 and Avengers: Infinity War with 22,000. (Variety)

It’s music to our ears. John Williams will write the theme for standalone film Solo: A Star Wars Story. Williams has written the scores for all eight of the main Star Wars films. (Variety)

2017’s three highest-grossing films were all led by women. The top honor belongs to Star Wars: The Last Jedi featuring Daisy Ridley as Rey. In second place is Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson. Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, takes the third spot. (GQ)

In an interview on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, Christian Bale revealed that he had an opportunity to join the cast of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Though he did not expand on the details of the role under consideration and the reasons for not signing on, Bale mentioned that he hopes “there will be future discussions” for another Star Wars film. (CinemaBlend)

Event Cinemas posted a running time for Black Panther of 135 minutes, 5 minutes longer than last year’s Marvel hit Thor: Ragnarok. While this run time is unofficial, at 135 minutes, Black Panther would be one of the longer movies in the MCU behind The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, all of which exceed 140 minutes. (CinemaBlend)

Toys ‘R Us has released new Black Panther character bios along with their catalogue of toys based on the new Marvel film. The catalogue covers all main characters from Black Panther himself to antagonist Erik Killmonger. (ComingSoon)

Facebook will livestream the Golden Globe Awards red carpet with hosts AJ Gibson, Jeannie Mai, Scott Mantz and Laura Marano. The pre-show is scheduled to stream from 6-8 PM ET this Sunday at facebook.com/GoldenGlobes. (Deadline)

The new Cloverfield sequel, tentatively titled God Particle, has been pushed from a February 2018 release to April 20, 2018. The production reportedly went through some reshoots supervised by producer JJ Abrams. (/Film)

Former club promoter Danny A. Abeckaser has closed a deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on his directorial debut, First We Take Brooklyn. Starring Harvey Keitel, the film follows an Israeli ex-con to New York who is quickly wrapped up in a mob war. Select screenings will begin next month in New York and Los Angeles. (Page Six)

 

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  • Insidious: The Last Key: Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet – in her own family home.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 27, 2017

Michelle Williams enlists Mark Wahlberg to rescue her kidnapped son in All the Money in the World.

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi passed Wonder Woman as the second-highest grossing film of 2017 with $423.7 million at the box office. There’s also a very good chance that The Last Jedi becomes the highest-grossing film of the year by December 31, beating Disney’s own Beauty and the Beast ($504 million). (Deadline)

This year’s Oscars may be the biggest yet. The Academy added 571 new voters, bringing the total count to 7,258. The total membership of the Academy now stands at 8,298. (The Wrap)

The first trailer for Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again was released last Thursday. It features cameos from several actors in the original movie including Meryl Streep, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. The sequel hits theaters July 20, 2018. (Mamma Mia)

Last week, production wrapped for the much-anticipated Fantastic Beasts sequel, Crimes of Grindelwald. The wizarding world returns to theaters November 18, 2018. (Fantastic Beasts)

Variety critics named their most anticipated 2018 films this week. The list includes Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Wes Anderson’s return to stop-motion animation, Isle of Dogs. (Variety)

Empire released an exclusive first shot of Jason Statham in The Meg, an action-packed film that sees Statham face-to-face with a megalodon, the biggest shark that ever existed. This battle takes place in theaters August 10, 2018. (Empire)

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, All the Money in the World writer David Scarpa took time to discuss his next project, Celopatra. “Instead of doing [Cleopatra] as the prestige picture,” said Scarpa, “[we] really treat it as a political thriller…Just going the opposite direction from the way we think that movie is going to go.” (Hollywood Reporter)

Hellboy lead actor David Harbour confirmed that the movie has already wrapped production over a year ahead of its January 2019 release. By the time Hellboy hits theaters, it will have been over a decade since the last film, Hellboy II: The Golden Army. (ScreenRant)

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s remake of A Star Is Born has been pushed from a May 2018 release to October 2018. The film is Cooper’s directorial debut. (Moviefone)

The Walking Dead actor Cooper Andrews (a.k.a. Jerry) has joined the cast of Shazam! as a foster parent to the film’s main character, Billy Baston, played by Asher Angel. The DC superhero film debuts April 5, 2019. (/Film)

 

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  • All the Money in the World: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
  • Molly’s Game: The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.
  • Phantom Thread: Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 20, 2017

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and the Bellas are starting their farewell tour this Friday in Pitch Perfect 3.

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

Less than a week after its release, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has earned $536 million at the global box office. On Tuesday alone, the film earned $20.3 million domestically, the ninth-highest Tuesday earnings of all time. (Variety)

This was a big week for new movie announcements. Movie lovers were treated to new trailers for 2018 blockbusters including Ocean’s 8, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Mortal Engines and Sicario 2: Soldado. (Warner Bros., Disney, Universal, Columbia)

Paramount, on the other hand, opted to look several years into the future and announce the release dates for four new films. The list includes a G.I. Joe film, two movies based on Hasbro toys and a film adaptation of the classic role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons (Hollywood Reporter)

Joining that slate of 2020 and beyond movies will be Paramount’s tentatively-titled The Spongebob Movie, whose release date was pushed from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020. (Variety)

Fantha Tracks revealed the working title for Star Wars: Episode IX to be “Black Diamond,” with Carbonado Industries as the pseudonym of the company beginning production in 2018. The title was confirmed just two days after J.J. Abrams pitched Bob Iger story plans for Episode IX. (Fantha Tracks)

Nick Cannon is directing, writing, producing and starring in She Ball, and indie film about women’s street basketball. Cannon will star alongside recording artist Cedric Brown and comedian Cedric the Entertainer. (Variety)

Cult classic The Room, considered by many to be the worst film ever made, is finally getting a wide theatrical release. Fourteen years after its debut, more than 500 theaters around the country will screen The Disaster Artist’s inspiration on January 10. (Entertainment Weekly)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a list of 341 films eligible for Best Picture at next year’s Oscars. According to Variety, “the Academy’s qualifications require that a feature film must have opened in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by Dec. 31 for a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Films must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.” (Variety)

The first poster for Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs was revealed yesterday. With a similar animation style to 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, the Spring 2018 film features an impressive cast including current Golden Globe nominees Greta Gerwig and Frances McDormand. (Isle of Dogs)

Scrambling to pick up the pieces after Disney’s The Jungle Book received critical acclaim, Warner Bros. and Andy Serkis are ready to bring their adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic to theaters. The new film wil be titled Mowgli after the main character and, according to Serkis, will have a much “darker” tone than its Disney counterpart. Mowgli hits theaters October 19, 2018. (Collider)

 

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  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game’s jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they chose.
  • The Greatest Showman: Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
  • Pitch Perfect 3: Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.
  • Downsizing: A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.
  • Hostiles: In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.
  • Father Figures: Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.
  • The Post: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.
  • Tiger Zinda Hai: A sequel to the record-breaking blockbuster ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ continues the story of two super spies Tiger and Zoya eight years later.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 13, 2017

The year’s most anticipated film is almost here. Star Wars: the Last Jedi debuts this Friday.

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

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi world premiere was a star-studded event that did not disappoint. From larger than life replicas of AT-AT walkers, to BB-8 rolling down the red carpet, it was a must-see event. (Hollywood Reporter, The Guardian)

The initial reviews have been very positive, as well. TechCrunch’s Anthony Ha described it as “the most moving Star Wars movie – and the funniest,” while Michael Phillips of The Chicago Tribune praised Rian Johnson’s first directorial role for the franchise. (New York Times)

Source: The Guardian

Source: The Guardian

Awards season is here! Kicking off the festivities are nomination announcements for the Golden Globe Awards and the SAG Awards. (Variety)

While the nominations roll in, Margot Robbie and Saorise Ronan are already preparing their next project, Mary Queen of Scots, in theaters November 2, 2018. The film focuses on the 16th-century rivalry between the Queen of Scots and the Virgin Queen. Ronan plays former Queen of France Mary Stuart whose arrival in Scotland threatens the English throne held by Elizabeth I, played by Robbie. (Entertainment Weekly)

Set in Columbus, Ohio in the year 2045, Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Ready Player One. The trailer contains several references to classic video games and 80s pop culture, as well as a QR code that, when scanned, reveals more details about the upcoming film. Steven Spielberg’s next project hits theaters March 20, 2018. (Warner Bros.)

Sony released the first trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, coming to theaters on Christmas 2018. While the plot is being kept under wraps, we know that Liev Schreiber, Mahershala Ali, Shameik Moore and Brian Tyree Henry will lend their voices to the project, with Moore portraying the main character Miles Morales. (Sony Pictures)

Entertainment Weekly released a first look at Incredibles 2, in theaters June 15, 2018. The first shot shows the Parr family exactly as we left them 14 years ago: ready to face a new enemy terrorizing their city. According to the voice of Elastigirl, Holly Hunter, her character will play a more prominent role in the Disney/Pixar sequel, showcasing “a real incredible sense of competitiveness and ambition.” (Entertainment Weekly)

2019 will be a big year for Stephen King. In addition to sequels of It and The Dark Tower, Paramount confirmed the film adaptation of Pet Semetary will come to theaters April 19, 2019. It has originally been slated for a September 6, 2019 release. (Hollywood Reporter)

From The Hollywood Reporter to The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly, publications are releasing their top film lists for 2017. (Hollywood Reporter, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly)

Live-action film Detective Pikachu is set for a May 10, 2019 release date. Starring Ryan Reynolds, this will be the first live-action film in the Pokémon franchise’s history. (Deadline)

Woody Harrelson is in talks to join the cast of Venom, starring Tom Hardy. Rumors suggest Harrelson would play “a henchman of sorts.” (Variety)

Disney is close to confirming a deal to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for $60 billion. A possible announcement could come as early as tomorrow. (CNBC)

 

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.
  • Ferdinand: After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.
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