NCM Entertainment Roundup – October 19

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

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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 Firstshowing.net)

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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