NCM Entertainment Roundup – August 24th

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

Hands of Stone

Hands of Stone, starring Edgar Ramirez and Robert De Niro.

Did an Instagram post leak the first poster for Spider-Man: Homecoming on display at a trade show in Las Vegas? (We Got This Covered)

Speaking of Spider-Man, reports indicated that Zendaya will be playing Peter Parker’s love interest Mary Jane Watson.  (Vulture)

Jared Leto officially signs on to join Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling in the Blade Runner sequel. (The Wrap)

In the latest La La Land teaser, an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) sings about relationships and big dreams in Los Angeles in an audition. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Vin Diesel revealed huge news during a recent Facebook Live interview – the Guardians of the Galaxy will be fighting alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. (MTV)

Plus, new Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2  concept art debuted in this month’s issue of Empire Magazine, featuring our intergalactic heroes (and Baby Groot!) battle a terrifying alien monster. (Empire)

A mother (Halle Berry) pulls all the stops to rescue her son from kidnappers in this first trailer for Kidnap. (Comingsoon.net)

The second trailer for Sully offers a deeper insight into the life of US Airways hero pilot Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks). (Firstshowing.net)

Production is underway for Thor: Ragnarok and new set photos appeared illustrating exclusive sneak peaks of the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) venturing to New York City — perhaps to visit the mystical Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)? (IGN)

Two teasers for the next installment of the Blair Witch franchise gave viewers a frightening glimpse of what’s to come. (Entertainment Weekly)

It’s the end of an era!  After starring as X-Men Mutant Wolverine since 2000, Hugh Jackman celebrated the end of filming and his official retirement of the character by shaving off his iconic mutton chops. (USA Today)

The 2016-2017 Oscar season is right around the corner, and so it is time to glimpse an early look into what to expect this awards season.  (Collider)

Marvel’s newest collaboration with Harley-Davidson unveils a limited edition motorcycle collection based on its superheroes and villains. (Yahoo Movies)

Opening this weekend:  Hands of Stone, Mechanic: Resurrection, and Southside with You.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – August 17th

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

Ben Hur

Jack Huston as Ben-Hur

Entertainment Weekly released its annual Fall Movie Guide issue with previews the upcoming fall and winter film slate, featuring Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Star Wars: Rouge One, Passengers, Magnificent Seven, The Birth of a Nation, The Girl on the Train, and more.

Premiering last week during the Olympics, the much anticipated second Star Wars: Rogue One trailer featured a cameo by a certain iconic heavy breather. (Adweek)

After dropping a small teaser, Paramount Pictures released the first full-length trailer for Arrivals, offering a more in-depth glance at the special government task force investigating the arrival of mysterious interstellar visitors. (Slate)

The all-female spinoff of Ocean’s Eleven, tentatively titled Ocean’s Eight, will soon begin production in October. Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Helen Bonham Carter and Awkafina are close to joining Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in this Warner Bros. reboot. (Deadline)

Keira Knightley joins Disney’s live-action The Nutcracker as the Sugar Plum Fairy. (Cinema Blend)

Disney animated classic The Little Mermaid is also set to get the live-action treatment. (Comingsoon.net)

Pennywise the Clown looks creepier than ever in a frightening first look that will surely give kids nightmares. The new big screen adaptation of It hits theaters next year. (Yahoo Movies)

The Dark Knight was the clear winner of Fizziology’s Twitter hashtag survey #Fav7Films by movie fans. (The Wrap)

Production (and cast drama!) wrapped up on Fast 8 — the official film Facebook page announced that the first trailer will drop in December. (/Film)

Bad Boys for Life, the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise, has been pushed back to January 12, 2018. (Variety)

Opening this weekend:  Ben-Hur, War Dogs and Kubo and The Two Strings.

 

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – August 10th

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

Pete's Dragon

Pete’s Dragon

 

The Suicide Squad dominated the box office, becoming the highest grossing opening weekend film for the month of August with $135.1 million. (Wall Street Journal)

 

Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated epic WWII drama Dunkirk debuted its first trailer after a surprise leak, foreshadowing the impending battle and military evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940. (Variety)

 

Even Olympians love the movies! With the Olympic Games in Rio in full swing, members of Team USA shared their favorite sports movies. (/Film)

 

Speaking of the Olympics, if you have been tuned in to the Games over the past few days you may have noticed a special new TV spot from Star Wars: Rouge One unveiling new footage including a hint at the potential return of Darth Vader.  The full trailer premieres Thursday during the Games. (Digital Spy)

 

Superman will be flying solo again, as Warner Bros. confirms a sequel to Man of Steel is in development. (Collider)

 

Tom Hiddleston teased the return of Asgardian villain Loki on his new Instagram account, and Avengers nemesis Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) welcomed his “biggest fan of them all” to the social media platform. (The Hollywood Reporter & USA Today)

 

Alice (Mila Jovovich) returns to the place where it all began, Raccoon City, to put an end to the Umbrella corporation and the zombie apocalypse in the first teaser for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. (The Wrap)

 

A linguist and a mathematician work together on the behalf of the government to communicate with extraterrestrials, but things take an unexpected turn in the first teaser for Arrivals, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. (Yahoo Movies)

 

The C.S. Lewis classic series The Chronicles of Narnia will receive new life on screen. Sony-based TriStar Pictures is joining The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One (eOne) to make The Silver Chair. (Deadline)

 

Opening this weekend: Pete’s Dragon, Hell or High Water, Sausage Party and Anthropoid.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – August 3rd

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

suicidesquad

Suicide Squad

Only days away from its world premiere, Suicide Squad has already broken a record, becoming Fandango’s top grossing August ticket pre-seller, besting previous record holders Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Straight Outta Compton (2015). (The Wrap)

In collaboration with Warner Bros. & Buzzfeed, Twitter live streamed its first-ever red carpet premiere, Suicide Squad. (MovieWeb)

After its record-breaking performance, The Secret Life of Pets will be back for a sequel set for July 13, 2018. (Variety)

Marvel revealed the official title for the third installment of the Avengers franchise – Avengers: Infinity War — while the fourth title is still being decided. Release dates have not changed. (Deadline)

Jimmy Fallon will host the 74th Annual Golden Globes on January 8, 2017. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Check out the first 30-second TV spot for Star Wars: Rogue One. (The Wrap)

Meryl Steep is in final negotiations to join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Disney’s live-action Mary Poppins remake. (We Got This Covered)

Another film adaptation of popular video game is coming, as The Division is in early development with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain signed on for the lead roles. (Screen Rant)

Paramount Pictures debuted the first trailer of Office Christmas Party starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston and more. (Firstshowing.net)

A new teaser poster and set images will keep fans guessing as to just how naughty Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) will be this holiday season in Bad Santa 2. (Comingsoon.net)

It hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but Warner Bros. has already confirmed that there will be a sequel and a third film in the Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them universe – the sequel will hit theaters in 2018, and the third film in 2020. J.K. Rowling will script, and David Yates, who helmed Fantastic Beasts and four previous Potter films, will direct the project. (USA Today)

Opening this weekend: Suicide Squad and Nine Lives.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – July 27th – Comic-Con Edition

Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Comic-Con this week:

ComicCon 2016

Another year, another great Comic-Con!  San Diego was home once again to the premier annual event where fans get an exclusive look at upcoming blockbusters and other great studio content – trailers, panels, star sightings, movie announcements & more.  Here is a recap of Comic-Con 2016:

Trailers & Clips

Cast Interviews & Panels

Movie Announcements

  • Brie Larson is officially announced as Marvel’s new female superhero, Captain Marvel.
  • Luc Benson’s Valerian comic-con footage cause major buzz which includes a surprise appearance from Rihanna as a complex alien.
  • Peter Griffin may soon leave Quahog for the big screen as the Family Guy cast & producers discuss a possible film adaptation.
  • In addition to starring in the soon-to-be Batman solo movie, Ben Affleck will also be the director, as confirmed by Warner Bros.
  • Disney release new details & character analysis of the much anticipated animated film Moana after their Comic-con presentation.

Posters, Logos & Set Shots

Comic-Con Fun

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – June 20th

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

Star Trek Beyond

Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock in Star Trek Beyond.

Paramount Pictures announced that the U.S.S. Enterprise crew will be back for a fourth installment of the Star Trek series, joined by Chris Hemsworth who is confirmed to play Kirk’s father. (Yahoo! Movies)

Things take a chilling turn in the second trailer for The Girl on the Train, as Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) tries to investigate what happen on the night of Megan Hipwell’s (Haley Bennett) disappearance. (The Wrap)

Entertainment Weekly gave fans a sneak peek at next February’s big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower – with exclusive content, character analysis of Ronald Deschain (Idris Elba) & Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey), set images, an interview with Stephen King, and more.

Three days of Star Wars Celebration Europe just wrapped up, and while there were no really big reveals, it was filled with star-studded panels, photo-ops and festivities with new details on upcoming releases including Rouge One, Episode VIII & the untitled Han Solo spinoff with Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han. (Collider)

Speaking of Star Wars Celebration, ILM President Lynwen Brennan let it slip during the Lucasfilm: The Art of Storytelling presentation that the future of the Indiana Jones franchise is also being planned…could there be a multi-platform Indiana Jones cinematic universe? (/Film)

Misty Copeland is confirmed to play the lead ballerina role in Disney’s new live-action The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. (Deadline)

Fans can get to know each member of the Suicide Squad a bit better through these awesome character vignettes along with a new promo highlighting Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) in her role as the team’s ruthless “puppet master.” If early tracking reports and major buzz are any indication, Suicide Squad could bow with a massive $125 million on opening weekend. (Time, Cinema Blend & The Hollywood Reporter)

This week marked the 30th anniversary of James Cameron’s iconic film Aliens. while production officially wrapped on Ridley Scott‘s upcoming film Alien: Covenant. Check out the new images from the set! (Comingsoon.net)

Opening this weekend: Star Trek Beyond & Ice Age: Collison Course.

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