NCM Entertainment Roundup – February 17th

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

Race

Stephan James as Jesse Owens in Race

The foul-mouthed anti-hero Deadpool shattered box office records this weekend, opening to a four-day total of $152 M and easily earned the largest R-rated and February opening weekend in history. (The Hollywood Reporter)

CinemaBlend pulled together the 30 funniest quotes from Deadpool and their pop culture references. (Spoiler alert – do not read if you haven’t seen the movie yet.)

Principal film production has officially begun for Star Wars: Episode VIII. A short clip from Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled new cast additions including Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern in new unknown roles. Episode VIII is slated to arrive in theaters on December 15, 2017. (Entertainment Weekly)

Bumblebee, the Transformers Autobot based on a yellow Chevy Camaro, is getting his own spinoff movie in June 2018. (The Wrap)

An extended spot and featurette for Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass debuted during Monday night’s Grammy Awards with new behind-the-scenes footage of the anticipated sequel. (Collider)

Sony teased the March 3rd arrival  of the first Ghostbusters reboot trailer with only a few brief seconds of footage – no ghosts or busting…yet! (YouTube)

Watch what happens when Ryan Reynold’s crashes pal Hugh Jackman’s interview for his upcoming movie, Eddie the Eagle. (Entertainment Weekly)

Universal and Illumination Entertainment revealed the first official trailer for the animated film, Sing, expected out this December. Faced with closing of his theater, Buster Moon, voiced by Matthew McConaughey, introduces the world’s best animal singing competition as way to preserve the beloved place. Alongside McConaughey, the all-star voice cast also includes Scarlett Johansson, Seth McFarlene, Tori Kelly, Reese Witherspoon and Taron Egerton. (Comingsoon.net)

Even Oscar is “getting a little work done” in preparation for the big event this year…TheGoldKnight.com reports that the famous statuette is getting a 1920’s makeover from a new foundry.

Opening this weekend:  Race, Risen, and The Witch.

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