NCM Entertainment Roundup – October 26th

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


Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in Inferno.

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween scared off the other box office contenders this past weekend, including Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back on its way to number #1 with $24.7 million. (New York Daily News)

Logan (Hugh Jackman) returns for some unfinished business in the first full trailer of the final Wolverine film. (Entertainment Weekly)

The latest trailer for the film adaptation of the popular video game franchise Assassin’s Creed shows Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) traveling through time to unlock the secret capabilities of a hidden society in order to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization. (Deadline)

Last week, Maui (Dwayne Johnson) and Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) met each other for the first time. This week, Maui tries to win her over with song in this short clip posted by Johnson on Instagram. (The Wrap)

Warner Bros. has set their sights on Willy Wonka as the studio announces plans to tell the tale of the Wonka and his early adventures before Charlie. (Variety)

Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time added two more actors to its star-studded cast — Chris Pine and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The internet exploded in glee when LucasFilm revealed that Donald Glover will be playing young Lando Calrissian in the standalone Han Solo spinoff. (Los Angeles Times)

Tim Miller is out as the director of the highly anticipated sequel Deadpool 2 due to creative differences. (Rolling Stone)

Paramount unveiled the first movie poster for the World War II drama Allied starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. (USA Today)

Practically everyone in the galaxy saw the final trailer of Star Wars: Rogue One, including the First Order’s own Kylo Ren. What was his reaction? Let’s just say everyone’s a critic. (Cinema Blend)

Opening this weekend:  Inferno and Gimme Danger.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – October 19

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


Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

The adventures of Newt Scamander are only the beginning! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be the first of a five-film franchise, as revealed by J.K. Rowling during a fan event in London last week. On top of that announcement and a special Q&A with the cast, Warner Bros. & IMAX also unveiled a special four-minute featurette with and exclusive look at Newt Scamander’s (Eddie Redmayne) quest to retrieve all the mystical creatures after they were mistakenly freed. (Variety and

Early tracking indicates that Marvel’s Doctor Strange is expected to make anywhere between $50 and $75 million on opening weekend, potentially besting the $57 million debut of Ant-Man. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The final trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One gave us a deeper look into Jyn Erso’s (Felicity Jones) tiny rebel group on a special mission to steal the Death Star plans and destroy the Empire while searching for her father.  Brand new group and individual movie posters also debuted along with the trailer. (The Wrap and Cinema Blend)

They’re back! The trailer and first teaser poster for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 were just released, and baby Groot is adorable!

Check out the first image of Justice League’s Amber Heard as Mera. (Deadline)

The first meeting between Maui (Dwayne Johnson) and Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) quickly goes south in this first clip from this highly anticipated animated flick. (Entertainment Weekly)

Paramount released four small teasers for Office Christmas Party that tell the holiday tale of employees who must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs. What could possibly go wrong? (We Got This Covered)

Hugh Grant officially joins the cast of the much-anticipated sequel, Paddington 2. (Yahoo! Movies)

Dreamworks Animation’s newest animated comedy, The Boss Baby, focuses on a seven-year-old boy (Miles Bakshi) who’s not happy with the arrival of his baby brother (Alec Baldwin), but later discovers his secret – he can talk! (Collider)

November and December are the two major calendar months for the public to witness numerous award contending films in theaters.  Before you create your Oscar ballot, here are the ten films you want to see on the big screen before one or various motion pictures begin their path to Oscar glory. (USA Today)

Opening this weekend: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, Keeping Up with the Joneses, and Ouija: Origin Of Evil.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – October 12th

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


Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick in The Accountant.

 The Girl on the Train rolled into the station at #1 with $24.7 million over the weekend. (ABC News)

Hugh Jackman tweeted the poster and official title of the final installment of the Wolverine series – Logan.  In addition, fans also got a sneak peak of a much older Professor X, played by Patrick Stewart. (

Big news for Blade Runner fanatics – the official sequel title to the 1982 sci-fi follow up is Blade Runner 2049, scheduled for theatrical release on October 6, 2017.  Also, Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment announced a collaboration with Oculus to create a special virtual reality experience of the film. (Deadline)

The all-female spinoff Ocean’s Eight will be in theaters on June 8, 2018. (Variety)

Disney and Lucasfilm have narrowed their search for the female lead to star opposite Alden Ehrenreich in the Han Solo spinoff.  The frontrunners include Tessa Thompson, Naomi Scott and Zoe Kravitz. (The Hollywood Reporter)

A digital billboard at New York Comic-Con teased the third film in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise, War for the Planet of the Apes, and it looks chillingly dark. (CBS News)

After a surprise leak, Lionsgate unveiled the first trailer for Power Rangers, telling the story of five ordinary individuals who obtain mystical powers and must save the world from an extraterrestrial danger. (Forbes)

Alice (Mila Jovovich) and her crew return to the Hive in Raccoon City for one final battle against the Umbrella Corporation to put a permanent end to the apocalypse in the new Resident Evil: The Final Chapter trailer. (Collider)

Guy Ritchie is in early negotiations to direct Disney’s latest live-action adaptation, Aladdin. (Yahoo! Movies)

The on-again-off-again relationship between Kermit and Miss Piggy is back on in a steamy (and somewhat unsettling) new parody mashup, Fifty Shades of Muppets. (Entertainment Weekly)

Opening this weekend: The Accountant, Max Steel, Desierto and What Now?

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – October 5th

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


Emily Blunt in The Girl On The Train


Before you see The Girl on the Train in theaters this weekend, check out this special featurette where the cast give us new details about what you’ll see on the big screen. (

Lots of news from Disney this week: First, The Lion King will be the next animated film to be reimagined as a live action/CGI film with Jon Favreau set to direct. (Yahoo! Movies).

Second, the live action remake of Mulan, also in the works, will be in theaters on November 2, 2018. (Variety)

Finally, Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) has been put on notice by Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), as seen in the first teaser for the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tells No Tales. (The Wrap)

In an exclusive Trolls clip, Poppy (Anna Kendrick) tries to recruit Branch (Justin Timberlake) to help her save the Trolls from the Bergens and discovers his secret survival bunker. (Entertainment Weekly)

The emotional first teaser for Patriots Day debuted, detailing the events and aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan and John Goodman star in the film. (The Hollywood Reporter)

During an interview with the Associated Press, Ben Affleck revealed that the title for his standalone Batman movie would be known as The Batman. (USA Today)

If you are stoked about seeing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them but want to catch up on all things Harry Potter in the meanwhile, then you are in luck.  Warner Bros. & IMAX announced that the entire Harry Potter franchise will be shown in all IMAX theaters across the country for one whole week starting on October 13th. (Collider)

Angelina Jolie is in talks to star in the film adaptation of Mary Jennings Hegar’s autobiography, Shoot Like A Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight In Afghanistan and on the Home Front. (Screen Rant)

The New York Film Festival is underway until October 16th.  Here is a quick guide of all of the motion pictures that will be generating Big Apple buzz. (Vulture)

A poster and teaser of Jamie Foxx’s latest action flick Sleepless, debuted online this week — Foxx plays a Las Vegas police officer who must rescue his teenage son after a robbery goes awry in the dangerous casino underworld. (Movie Web)

Opening this weekend:  The Girl on the Train, The Birth of a Nation, and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.

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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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