NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 7th

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

The-Forest

Natalie Dormer in The Forest

It’s official – Star Wars: The Force Awakens has passed Avatar as the highest grossing movie at the domestic box office. It only took the film 20 days to reach $760.6 M, a feat that took Avatar 318 days. (Deadline)

According to Fandango, Rouge One: A Star Wars Story tops the list as 2016’s most anticipated film.  Other films that made the list include: Finding Dory, Captain America Civil War and Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice. (Variety)

And speaking of 2016 movies, this trailer mashup gives a small glimpse of all of the great movies to get excited about this year. (FirstShowing.net)

Michael Bay will return to the director’s chair for the fifth installment of the Transformers franchise. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Bay admits that the fifth film will be his last of the series. (Yahoo! Movies)

Disney has released an official sneak peak of the Pacific Islander/Polynesian princess, Moana. The animated film feature is set to hit theaters this Thanksgiving. (USA Today)

Here are 19 books to read before their big screen counterparts open in theaters this year. Highlights include Girl on the Train, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Dan Brown’s Inferno.  (Buzzfeed)

Meet the zombie-fighting Bennett Sisters, Elizabeth, Jane, Kitty, Mary and Lydia, from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (Screenrant)

Oscar nominations won’t be announced until next Thursday but here’s what Variety’s critics are predicting for Hollywood’s biggest celebration.

Zootopia is definitely one WILD metropolis as seen in this latest trailer. (Cinema Blend)

Christoph Waltz will return for Bond 25 and 26, but only if Daniel Craig is in as well. (IGN)

Opening this weekend: The Forest, The Masked Saint and The Revenant.

 

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