NCM Entertainment Roundup – July 21st

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


Dane Dehann and Cara Delevingne in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


Disney held its annual D23 summit in Anaheim, California, where the studio revealed major news on numerous upcoming films. Here’s a quick recap (Entertainment Weekly):

  • 1st Official Trailer of A Wrinkle in Time
  • A behind-the-scenes featurette of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • Will Smith (Genie), Mena Massoud (Aladdin) and Naomi Scott (Jasmine) are all confirmed to star in Guy Richtie’s live-action remake of Aladdin.
  • Ralph Breaks The Internet clip dazzled audiences, along with Taraji P. Henson’s casting announcement.
  • Elasticgirl (Holly Hunter) is front and center in this stunning scene from The Incredibles 2.
  • Audiences caught a first glimpse of the opening sequence from Jon Favreau’s The Lion King, and it did not disappoint!
  • Thanos brought the house down as Marvel unveil new footage of Avengers: Infinity War. The studio also revealed Thanos’s children, also known as ”Black Order.”
  • Mary Poppins Returns to D23 with a rousing sneak peek at her London adventures with the Banks family.
  • Josh Cooley is announced as director of Toy Story 4.
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms release date is November 2, 2018.
  • Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell and Eva Green will all star in Tim Burton’s Dumbo.

Warner Bros. announced new release dates from 2018 to 2020 for four of their untitled films and also pushed back the comedy Game Night to March 2, 2018. (Variety)

The latest trailer for Blade Runner 2049 gave fans a better look at Jared Leto’s villain as he tracks down Officer K (Ryan Reynolds) to stop him from destroying his plan to unleash a new species. (The Wrap)

Wiseau (James Franco) is determined to create the best worst movie ever in the teaser for The Disaster Artist. (Yahoo! Movies)

Lin-Manuel Miranda continues his streak with Disney, as he’s confirmed to create the original score for the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. (/Film)

An awesome Facebook image of our favorite anti-hero Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) cozying up with his trusted ally Blind Al (Leslie Uggams). (Collider)

Marvel Studios and Lexus will launch an exclusive studio brand partnership in collaboration with Black Panther that features the 2018 Lexus LC in the film. (The Hollywood Reporter)

A top federal agent (Ryan Reynolds) must protect his arch enemy, a hitman (Samuel L. Jackson), from a ruthless dictator (Gary Oldman) in the hilarious trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard. (

Opening this weekend: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Dunkirk and Girls Trip.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – July 14th

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


War for the Planet of the Apes, the last film in the trilogy.


War for the Planet of the Apes battled to $5 million on Thursday, with its weekend opening tracking in the $60 million to $65 million range. (Variety)

Spider-Man: Homecoming swung to the top of the box office with an outstanding $117 million last weekend. (Entertainment Weekly)

Daniel Craig will once again step into James Bond’s shoes for the still untitled Bond 25 film. Adele is also in negotiations to create the new Bond film’s signature song for the second time in her career. (Slate)

Does Wonder Woman love the ‘80’s? New plot details have emerged for the sequel that has Diana fighting the Cold War. (The Wrap)

Oscar-winning Moonlight director Barry Jenkins announced his next film project – an adaptation of the bestselling novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk. (Variety)

John Oliver will voice the beloved Zazu in the live-action remake of The Lion King. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Check out the cool video clip Rihanna posted on her Instagram which gives a look of her character Bubble in Valerian. (Cinema Blend)

Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) explains the pros and cons of doing a high-risk robbery at the Charlotte Motor Speedway with the Logan Brothers (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) in this exclusive Logan Lucky excerpt. (/Film)

Deadpool gave Wonder Woman some love after the Amazonian surpassed the anti-hero on the box office charts. (Yahoo! Movies)

The first half of 2017 has brought us so many excellent movies, but which ones really resonate with audiences? USA Today has its list of the ten best films of the year so far. (USA Today)

Charlize Theron revealed in a recent interview that she would potentially reprise her role as Imperator Furiosa in a future Mad Max film if the right opportunity presents itself. (We Got This Covered)

Opening this weekend: War for the Planet of the Apes, Wish Upon and Blind.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – July 7th

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


Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming


With Spider-Man: Homecoming swinging toward a $105M-$112M+ weekend opening, the good folks at Wired are geeking out over the physics of Spidey’s webs. (Deadline, Wired)

Despicable Me 3 charmed audiences during the 5-day 4th of July weekend, landing at #1 with $99.4 million. It’s 3-day total was $72.4 million. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Experts are predicting that War for the Planet of the Apes could have an estimated opening weekend of $65 million. (Variety)  Before you go, relive the entire story in this cool featurette. (

Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski will helm the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, which will debut in theaters on July 12, 2019. (Entertainment Weekly)

Creep doll Chucky returns to wreak havoc inside an asylum in the first red band trailer for Cult of Chucky, the seventh (!) installment of the horror franchise. (Collider)

The second Fantastic Beasts film has begun production in England, and there are new details about the plot – Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) must pursue dark wizard Gellert Grindelward (Johnny Depp) to stop him from reaching his sinister objective. (Yahoo! Movies)

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original Blade Runner release, Denis Villeneuve got fans talking by unveiling new behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming Blade Runner 2049. (Time)

Dwayne Johnson posted an image of himself in character for his latest action flick Rampage, based on the 1986 video game. (Moviefone)

Josh Brolin’s transformation into Cable for Deadpool 2 hit Instagram. (The Wrap)

20th Century Fox added new dates to their release calendar for the X-Men franchise, including a possible Deadpool 3 and Gambit. (Deadline)

Opening this weekend: Spider-Man: Homecoming and A Ghost Story.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – June 30th

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


Ansel Elgort and Jamie Foxx in Baby Driver.


Some very high-octane car chases have helped steer Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver to enthusiastic reviews. But the coolest part is that those car chases, choreographed to music, are real, and they’re spectacular! (The Hollywood Reporter).

Transformers: The Last Knight earned the #1 spot transformed at the weekend box office with $69.1 million. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is a new musical movie starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya, coming this Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, the Bad Moms are back and getting ready for A Bad Moms Christmas in this new trailer.

Are you aca-ready to go to Europe with the Barden Bellas? The official trailer for the final film in the a cappella trilogy showcases the girls reuniting for one last musical competition against rivals with (gasp!) real musical instruments. (Variety)

During Sunday night’s BET Awards, Sony Pictures unveiled a new Dark Tower teaser which further explains the legacy of Ronald Deschain, The Gunslinger (Idris Elba). (Entertainment Weekly)

The Accountant is coming back for a second go-round – Warner Bros. announced that Ben Affleck is in talks to reprise his role as Christian Wolff in the sequel to the 2016 hit. (Deadline)

With only a year left until its release, the second installment of the Jurassic World franchise revealed its official title and movie posterJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. (USA Today)

It’s been twenty years since a boy wizard named Harry Potter forever changed popular culture. In honor of this momentous anniversary, here are ten facts about the Harry Potter series you may not know. (ABC News)

Jackie Chan goes on a mission to seek justice after his daughter is tragically killed in a bombing, as seen in the first trailer for The Foreigner. (Screen Rant)

Conjuring 2 has yet to hit theaters, but reports are already circulating that a third motion picture is in the works. (Cinema Blend)

Ron Howard is taking over as director of the Han Solo spinoff after the movie’s original director duo stepped down due to creative differences. (Time)

The game has changed, but the legend continues – check out the new trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. (

What movie should you go see over July 4th Weekend? USA Today has it all mapped out.

Opening this weekend: Despicable Me 3, Baby Driver and The House.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – June 21st

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

Transformers LK

Mark Wahlberg in Transformers: The Last Knight


Cars 3 raced its way to the top of the box office weekend and came in first place with $55.3 million. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Sony Pictures announced a new virtual reality experience called Spider-Man: Homecoming VR, available on all major virtual reality platforms on June 30th. (Variety)

Speaking of Spider-Man himself, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) just took his road test in Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) Audi as part of Marvel’s studio tie-in campaign with the automotive brand. (Screen Rant)

Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad’s (Will Ferrell) holiday celebration takes a turn as their respective fathers (Mel Gibson and John Lithgow) both join in for the festivities in the first official trailer of the comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2. (Yahoo! Movies)

Can you guess where Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is? At the X-Mansion!! Could it be possible that he’s seeking help from his fellow mutants? (Collider)

The Bardem Bellas take their aca-singing skills on a worldwide tour in the teaser for Pitch Perfect 3. (Entertainment Weekly)

Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Doctor Strange and characters throughout the Marvel universe are coming together for the big showdown against Thanos in a big scene in Avengers: Infinity War. (New York Daily News)

In the second trailer for Annabelle: Creation, part of The Conjuring franchise, a couple invites a group of orphans to live in their house with the possessed doll. (Cinema Blend)

A new featurette takes us behind-the-scenes of Luc Besson’s latest film, Valerian, highlighting all of the beautiful stunts, visual effects and footage from this fantastic production. (

Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and James McAvoy are just some of the stars who will return to the X-Men franchise in the newest installment Dark Phoenix. Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to play the role of the main villain. (Deadline)

Opening this weekend: Transformers: The Last Knight, The Bad Batch and The Beguiled.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – June 16th

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


Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) together in Cars 3.


Cars 3 is cruising toward a $50 million-plus opening weekend, with many critics saying it is the best one yet in this loveable franchise. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue enters the magical world of Mary Poppins for fans to get a first glimpse of the new storyline and images of this fantastic new film…. 25 years in the making!

The first teaser of Marvel’s Black Panther racked up 89 million online views within the first twenty-four hours after its debut during Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The clip tells the story of Wakanda prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), who must protect his nation from internal and external threats. (The Hollywood Reporter)

In the new trailer for Coco, young Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) enters the Land of the Dead and meets up with his dead ancestors to discover more about his family heritage. (Variety)

Disney/Pixar also announced a special holiday featurette that will debut prior to Coco featuring everyone’s favorite Frozen characters in Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. Olaf (Josh Gad) will go on an journey to find a holiday tradition for Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) in the new animated short that is sure to be a hit with Frozen fans. (The Wrap)

Check out this cool Despicable Me 3 spot by Movieclips which focuses on the villainous brothers Gru and Dru. (YouTube)

The ladies of Rough Night give all future brides tips on how to throw the perfect Bachelorette party. (USA Today)

Peter Parker (Tom Holland) just wants to watch the NBA Finals at Tony Stark’s party, but sometimes duty calls, as seen in these hilarious Spider-Man: Homecoming 30 second TV spots. (Yahoo! Movies)

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk teasers arrive by land, sea, and air with looks at the World War II rescue effort from different characters’ points of view in three 15-second teasers. (Collider)

Josh Brolin shows off his new Deadpool 2 haircut on Instagram. (We Got This Covered)

The first trailer for Flatliners is out, with five medical students attempting to discover if there is life after death (and life after the original 1990 film). (Screen Rant)

Dodgeball stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and the team are reuniting for a charity dodgeball tournament through the popular fundraising platform Omaze – do you have what it takes to join the Average Joe’s or Purple Cobras? (/Film)

Opening this weekend: Cars 3, Rough Night, 47 Meters Down and All Eyez on Me.

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