NCM Entertainment Roundup – September 28th

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


Eva Green in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.


The Magnificent Seven galloped to the #1 spot this past weekend with $35 million, becoming the third highest opening of a Western. (The Wall Street Journal)

If you can’t wait until November 4th for Marvel’s Doctor Strange, you’ll have the opportunity to watch the first 15 minutes of the new movie in IMAX on October 10th FOR FREE. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Speaking of Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch just hinted that the sorcerer may be partnering up with some of Earth’s mightiest heroes. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The first trailer for the sci-fi space thriller Passengers has already created major social media buzz.  Per comScore, the trailer has generated more than 43,000 conversations on numerous online channels since its debut last week. It stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence as two human individuals who waken aboard a spaceship after a cryogenic malfunction. (Cinema Blend)

Dwayne Johnson has been keeping fans on their toes with new images, news and videos from the set of Jumanji. (/Film)

The Power Rangers are showcasing their new toys – Dinozords — as seen in these new movie posters.  Also, Lionsgate announced that Bill Hader joined the cast to play the iconic Alpha 5. Aye-yi-yi!  (IGN and Moviefone)

In a recent interview, Lin-Manuel Miranda teased a possible small appearance in the movie adaptation of his award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights. (Entertainment Weekly)

Viola Davis will star in Steve McQueen’s next directorial effort, Widows. (Variety)

Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki will become part of the 2018 Sony live-action–animation hybrid adaptation of Peter Rabbit. (Vulture)

The lovable blue Smurfs return in this new teaser for Smurfs: The Lost Village, where they venture into the Forbidden Forest to find a secretive village before Gargamel does. (Cartoon Brew)

Opening this weekend: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Deepwater Horizon, and Masterminds.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – September 15th

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


Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Baby

Are you ready to slip into something…darker?  Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) return in the sultry first trailer for Fifty Shades Darker to rekindle their steamy romance. Universal also unveiled the first movie poster and teaser for the sequel. (Variety)

Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are close to joining Oprah Winfrey in the animated adaptation of A Winkle in Time, directed by Ava DuVernay. (The Wrap)

Dwayne Johnson tweeted an exclusive first look at the vibrant new poster for Disney’s Moana, and the new trailer is getting rave reviews. (Entertainment Weekly)

A few weeks back, Ben Affleck teased fans that Deathstoke might become the main villain in his upcoming Batman film.  Well, that was confirmed by Warner Bros. this week as Joe Manganiello has signed on to play the DC villain. (Wall Street Journal)

Speaking of which, Ben Affleck’s latest directorial project, Live by Night, takes us back to the 1920s Prohibition era for the story of the son of a Boston police captain who rebels against his upbringing to become one of Florida’s most notorious gangsters. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Spider-Man (Tom Holland) can teach us a thing or two about breakdancing.  Director Jon Watts posted a video clip on his Instagram of Holland and his digital counterpart perfectly dancing in a motion-capture suit to Daft Punk’s “Doin It Right.” (Cinema Blend)

Selene (Kate Beckinsale) returns to battle old and new adversaries alike in this first trailer for the next installment of the Underworld franchise – Underworld: Bloody Wars. (Collider)

Benicio del Toro is in talks with 20th Century Fox to star in the Predator reboot. (Deadline)

There is a reason why Mad Max: Fury Road swept all of the technical categories during the 2016 Oscars!  Now, imagine if those stunning CGI special effects did not make the final cut… The result is equally mind-blowing. (Time)

Tom Hanks recently visited the Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote Sully, and made all of Pixar fans’ dreams come true when they had an impromptu conversation as Woody (Hanks) and Dory (DeGeneres) about a lost hat. (Slate)

Opening this weekend:  Bridget Jones’s Baby, Snowden and Blair Witch.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – September 7th

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


Tom Hanks is Sully


Summer 2016 officially ranks as the third highest grossing summer ever with $4.483 million, falling just shy of 2015’s $4.484M total. (The Wrap)

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis transport you back to the 1950s in a glimpse of the new film adaptation of August Wilson’s award-winning play, Fences. (Entertainment Weekly)

Check out the first concept art of Dwayne Johnson as Dr. Bravestone in the upcoming Jumanji reboot.  Also, Karen Gillan signs on to play the female lead opposite Johnson. (We Got This Covered)

Universal announces that Trish Sie replaces Elizabeth Banks as director for Pitch Perfect 3. (Variety)

Vulture is not going to be the only villain Spider-Man will be facing.  Several tweets revealed that our friendly neighborhood hero will also go one-on-one against Shocker (Bookem Woodbine) in his new big-screen adventure, Homecoming. (Yahoo Movies)

Is R2-D2 heading to the dark side? Nope, but his sinister-looking “twin brother,” imperial droid C2-B5, makes his cinematic debut in Rogue One this December. (USA Today)

Two new clips from Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children were released by 20th Century Fox this week.  Based on the classic novel, the clips detail new character analysis of Miss Peregrine’s (Eva Green) secret powers and the main villain’s (Samuel L. Jackson) quest for immortality. (Collider)

Sony Pictures unveil the first teaser poster for Mortem Tyldum’s sci-fi flick, Passengers.  (Movie Pilot)

If you think the footage from the third movie in the Blair Witch franchise is scary, then this latest TV spot may put over the edge. (

The Shanghai Noon franchise may be galloping towards a third installment, as Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are in negotiations to reprise their roles in Shanghai Dawn. Jared Hess will direct. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Speaking of Jackie Chan, here’s a sneak peek at the kung fu master facing his biggest test yet…a chicken…as seen this clip from The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short, which is set to premiere later this fall in front of Storks. (/Film)

The 43rd Annual Telluride Film Festival has wrapped up in Colorado, once again serving as the kick-off for the fall movie and awards seasons.  Here are the key take-aways from the festival. (Vanity Fair)

Opening this weekend: Sully, When The Bough Breaks and Before I Wake.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – August 31st

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


It’s all about The Girl on the Train over at Entertainment Weekly, as it unveils the exclusive scoop on content and backstage fun from one of the most anticipated fall motion pictures.

The Angry Birds will live to fight the pigs another day, as a big screen sequel is in the works. (Variety)

While the other Avengers duked it out in Captain America: Civil War, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) was busy having some “me time” in modern day Australia and chillin’ with his new roommate Daryl, as seen in this Marvel featurette. (The Wrap)

If fans were excited by the first teaser of Disney’s live action reboot Beauty and the Beast, then these new images of Lumiere (Ewan McGregor), Cogsworth (Ian McKellen), Gaston (Luke Evans), LeFou (Josh Gad) and The Beast/Prince (Dan Stevens) offer more enticing glimpses on what’s to come. (Empire Magazine)

Ben Affleck tweets an intriguing clue as to who might become the main villain of his standalone Batman film – could it be Deathstroke? (The Hollywood Reporter)

Rings, the latest entry in the Ring horror franchise opening on Halloween weekend, aims to update the original story concept with a new trailer that shows what happens when the evil “Ring” video goes viral. Spoiler alert: It’s not good!  (Wall Street Journal)

Could Daniel Radcliffe reprise his role as Harry Potter?  Rumors are floating that Warner Bros. is in secret negotiations to potentially secure the rights to develop the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s newest play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with Radcliffe eyed to return as Harry.  Radcliffe has said in the past that he’s not interested in reprising his famous role, but you never know! (IGN)

Open Your Mind: Marvel’s Doctor Strange is a special behind-the-scenes sneak peek on the Captain America: Civil War Blu-Ray and DVD that showcases new plot details, first looks at the supporting cast and concept art from the upcoming hero sorcerer flick. (Screen Rant)

It’s always cool when a major Hollywood director like Spike Jonze makes a foray into advertising, even if you’re not quite sure what they’re selling. (Movie Pilot)

Gene Wilder, perhaps best known for his iconic role as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, passed away Monday at the age of 83. Cinema Blend took a look at five of his greatest movie roles.

Opening this weekend: Morgan, The Light Between Oceans, and The 9th Life of Louis Drax.

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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. (

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

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. (

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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