NCM Entertainment Roundup – February 17th

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

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Matt Damon in The Great Wall, opening this weekend.

 

LEGO Batman just proved who the real dominant is at the box office, debuting this past weekend at #1 with $55.6 million. Fifty Shades Darker submitted to a 2nd place finish with a respectable $46.8 million.  (ABC News)

Speaking of LEGO Batman, the miniature star himself visited his LEGO counterpart Stephen Colbert on the Late Show to discuss on-set pranks and Will Arnett’s handsome looks. (Entertainment Weekly)

Marvel release a special 3-minute teaser preview of Avengers: Infinity War currently in production, featuring Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy against monster Thanos in a war of blockbuster proportions. (Rolling Stone)

Fans caught an exclusive first look at the next generation of jaegers robots and John Boyega’s Jake Pentecost getting ready for Pacific Rim: Uprising. (/Film)

Whatever your opinion was on Batman vs. Superman, we can all agree the visual effects were pretty spectacular. Director Zack Synder shared a 12-minute video look at the before-and-after of the visual effects that went into making the film what it is. (The Hollywood Reporter)

With only two weeks until the 89th Annual Academy Awards, La La Land continued its historic march to glory, winning big at the 70th British Academy Film Awards with 5 BAFTAs in total including Best Film.  Check out the complete list of winners. (CNN)

Big news in the world of directing – Matt Reeves is in early talks to take over for Ben Affleck in The Batman while Niki Caro has signed on to direct the live-action remake of Disney’s Mulan. (Yahoo! Movies)

A Utah father gave his young daughter a most memorable Valentine’s Day by recreating iconic scenes from Beauty and the Beast in a breathtaking photoshoot. (People)

Opening this weekend:  The Great Wall, Fist Fight and A Cure for the Wellness.

 

 

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – February 10th

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

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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades Darker.

Before you see Fifty Shades Darker this weekend, step into the world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in a 360-degree virtual reality experience, Fifty Shades Darker: The Masquerade Ball. (Entertainment Weekly)

Universal and Brand Events are teaming up to bring the Fast and Furious motion picture franchise to life in a live-entertainment arena tour featuring spectacular stunts and cars from the movies. The tour is slated to start in January 2018. (Variety)

John Lithgow will officially join Pitch Perfect 3 in an unspecified role. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The sequel to 2013’s World War Z has been pushed back indefinitely with no new release date. (MovieWeb)

M. Night Shyamalan confirmed that there will a sequel to his box office hit Split. (CNN)

Leaked pictures on Twitter gave fans a very early look of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft on the set of the Tomb Raider reboot. (The Wrap)

Sony Pictures has rearranged the 2018 release dates for several films including Hotel Transylvania 3, Goosebumps 2 and Bad Boys for Life. (Comingsoon.net)

A new trailer for the Amy Schumer-Goldie Hawn dark comedy Snatched shows the mother-daughter duo in further danger as they attempt to escape their kidnappers in South America. (Rolling Stone)

Super Bowl LI was one for the record books!  Not only did the New England Patriots win their 5th championship, but 9 new and extended movie trailers debuted throughout the game.

Opening this weekend:  Fifty Shades Darker, The LEGO Batman Movie, John Wick: Chapter 2 and A United Kingdom.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – February 3rd

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

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Leslie Mann and Robert Di Niro in The Comedian.

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards had some standout winners, including Denzel Washington for Male Actor in a Leading Role in Fences and the ladies of Hidden Figures for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Here is the complete list of SAG award winners. (sagawards.org)

March 17th can’t come soon enough, as Disney unveils the final trailer for Beauty and the Beast featuring the Ariana Grande-John Legend duet. (Los Angeles Times)

The gang’s all here!  An exclusive first look from EW at the all-female masterminds of Ocean’s Eight on a NYC subway. (Entertainment Weekly)

After weeks of speculation, Ben Affleck announced that he will not direct The Batman. (Deadline)

Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II from Netflix’s The Get Down are in early discussions to star in DC’s Aquaman. (The Hollywood Reporter)

In a deleted scene from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Queenie (Alison Sudol) and Porpentina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) sing about the origins of the wizard school Ilvermorny as Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) look on. (USA Today)

Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), LEGO Batman’s (Will Arnett) recent adoptee, discovers the origins of his Robin costume and “Reggae Man” in this hilarious clip. (Yahoo! Movies)

Sir Elton John and Paul Rudnick are adapting the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada into a Broadway musical. (Slate)

This Sunday is Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.  While you’re watching the big game, keep an eye out for major movie trailer debuts!  Studios have been tight-lipped as to which new films will be getting screen time, but here are a few hints. (/Film)

Opening this weekend: Rings, The Space Between Us and The Comedian.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 27th

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

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Mila Jovovich in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

A major Split occurred at the box office this past weekend, as the M. Night Shyamalan film exceeded expectations with a #1 debut at $40.2 million.  xXx: The Return of Xander Cage landed in second place with $20 million. (Los Angeles Times)

The nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards were announced! La La Land leads the pack with 14 nominations, tying the record for the most Oscar nominations with the formidable films Titanic and All About Eve. Best Picture nominees Moonlight and Arrival nabbed the second place spot with nine nominations each.

As Hollywood celebrated its Oscar nominations, it was also time for the scourge of the industry to tout the “best of the worst.”  The Golden Raspberry Awards, or The Razzies, announced the nominees for their 37th annual awards on Monday. Leading the way with 9 Razzies is Zoolander 2, followed closely behind by Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice with 8 Razzies. Check out the complete Razzies nominations list, and remember, it’s all in good fun!

Imagine that you are quietly shopping in an electronics store, minding your own business, when girl comes creeping out of a TV! Real-life shoppers got the fright of their lives thanks to a terrifying studio marketing campaign for the upcoming Paramount horror flick Rings. The Today show anchors were a little freaked out as well! (Entertainment Weekly)

After months of anticipation, Disney and LucasFilm reveal the official title of Episode VIII – Star Wars: The Last Jedi. (Variety)

Chevy’s ad campaign “Real People, Not Actors” got an adorable remake thanks to a special studio tie-in partnership with Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Batman Movie.  The spoof 60 second ad shows a LEGO focus group discussing the pros and cons of the newest Chevy LEGO Batmobile, and of course LEGO Batman is a big fan. (Advertising Age)

Warner Bros. dropped the second trailer for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur:  Legend of the Sword.  In addition, the studio also announced a joint collaboration with Snapchat to release a sponsored interactive puzzle-game selfie lens. (Deadline and Variety)

A new trailer and images for the now Rated-R final installment of Logan shows Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back in action while protecting a young mutant named Laura (Dafne Keen). (/Film)

Get to know the new Baywatch beach squad with these charming character movie posters. (Screen Rant)

Mike Dougherty has been tapped to direct Godzilla 2. (Cinema Blend)

There has been some major casting buzz lately — here’s a quick look:

  • Will Smith and Tom Hanks both are in early talks to star in Tim Burton live-action Disney adaptation of Dumbo. (Variety)
  • James Cordon and Berlin Station’s Richard Armitage officially signed on to become part of Ocean’s Eight. (Entertainment Weekly and Deadline)
  • Disney is eyeing Anna Kendrick to star in a new film Nicole – a tale about a female Santa Claus. (The Hollywood Reporter)
  • Peter Dinklage may potentially join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War in an unspecified role. (Deadline)
  • The upcoming Han Solo spinoff has added a new name to its cast – Woody Harrelson. (Los Angeles Times)

During a recent panel discussion, Tom Hardy reveals big news that an impending sequel to the Mad Max franchise has been greenlighted. (Collider)

Based on the 1970s TV cop comedy CHIPs, the movie adaptation stars Dax Shepard and Michael Pena as two California police officers going undercover in the California Highway Patrol to investigate and dismantle a corrupted law enforcement individual. (The Wrap)

Opening this weekend: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, A Dog’s Purpose and Gold.

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2017 Oscars: And The Nominees Are…

 

The Oscars race is on!  The Oscar Nominees for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and as usual, there were surprises and snubs. La La Land leads the pack with 14 nominations, tying the record for the most Oscar nominations with the formidable films Titanic and All About Eve.  Best Picture nominees Moonlight and Arrival nabbed the second place spot with nine nominations each.

Notibly missing from the list are favorites Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins), Tom Hanks (Sully), Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures), and Amy Adams (Arrival), but there is no denying the quality of Hollywood talent that did make the cut. It was another great year at the movies!

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For the full list of all nominees, visit http://oscar.go.com/nominees.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 12th

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

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Jamie Foxx in Sleepless

Perhaps it was a sign that Hollywood danced and sang its way into the Golden Globes La La Land style for the opening number! The film was the biggest winner and record-breaker of the night, winning 7 Globes. (YouTube)  You can check out the complete list of winners on GoldenGlobes.com.

Speaking of La La Land, it is also sweeping awards nominations from other industry associations including the British Academy (BAFTA) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA). Along with the Damien Chazelle musical, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Lion and Nocturnal Animals also received nominations. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Two soon-to-be blockbuster movies, Beauty and the Beast and Cars 3, debuted extended TV spots this week. (Today and Yahoo! Movies)

The Justice League team has assembled, but this new image leaves an intriguing question – where is Superman? (Variety)

At CES 2017, Fox, RSA Films and Technicolor’s MPC VP announced a joint partnership to develop a virtual reality experience in collaboration with the upcoming Ridley Scott sequel Alien: Covenant. (Deadline)

The first international trailer for Baywatch, led by Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson), hints that there’s more to this job than just swimming. (Entertainment Weekly)

Marvel revealed new behind-the-scene photos and the official synopsis for Thor: Ragnarok, which includes an appearance by Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). (MovieWeb)

Moana will be returning to the big screen nationwide on Saturday, January 27th in a new sing-along version of the animated film so fans can belt out all their favorite Moana songs together. (/Film)

Sony unveiled a spooky new interactive video called “The Killing Floor 360° Experience” as promotion for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Are you ready to annihilate some zombies like Alice? (Comingsoon.net)

Opening this weekend: Sleepless, The Bye Bye Man, and Monster Trucks

 

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