NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 6th

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


Kate Beckinsale in Underworld: Blood Wars

2016 shattered expectations and set a new domestic box-office record with $11.4 billion, surpassing 2015’s record total of $11.14 billion. (The Hollywood Reporter)

According to Fandango, Star Wars: Episode VIII topped the annual fan survey of 2017’s Most Anticipated Films.  Other motion pictures such as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Beauty and the Beast and Spider-Man: Homecoming also made the list. (Deadline)

Time also unveiled its list of the year’s most anticipated upcoming blockbuster releases.

If you thought the second trailer of Fifty Shades Darker wasn’t…um…dark enough, then this extended version which premiered during The Bachelor will certainly get your temperature rising. (ABC News)

Want to learn some new dance moves? Check out this exuberant tap dance routine similar to the one Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone performed in La La Land, created by the movie’s choreographer Mandy Moore. Happy Dancing! (USA Today)

Darth Vader’s appearance in the final scene of Rogue One has gotten the 16-bit video game makeover. (Entertainment Weekly)

Disney debuted a 30-second preview of Emma Watson as Belle singing Something There from the new live-action Beauty and the Beast. (Billboard)

Rumors are flying that Ben Affleck will not direct his DC superhero standalone flick The Batman. (The Wrap)

But LEGO Batman (Will Arnett) wishes us all a Happy New Year! (Cinema Blend)

Struggling businessman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) seizes a golden opportunity with brothers Mac and Dick McDonald to build their burger business into a billion-dollar empire in the trailer for The Founder. (/Film)

Opening this weekend: Underworld: Blood Wars and The Bronx Bull.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 28th

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


Jyn (Felicity Jones) stole the holiday box office.

It was a good Christmas to be a rebel spy or a singing animal. The holiday weekend box office was dominated by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Sing. (Collider)

Even Chewbacca got into the holiday spirit with a beautiful rendition of Silent Night. (The Wrap)

Fans received a surprising holiday gift in the form of the first NSFW trailer for Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated Alien: Covenant. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) steals Themyscira’s mythological sword in this new image. (Entertainment Weekly)

There is a new image of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) playing peekaboo….It is NOT fooling around. (Moviefone)

Jesse Eisenburg and Connie Nielson are both confirmed to reprise their respective roles in Justice League. (/Film)

The first Logan trailer received the LEGO treatment. (Cinema Blend)

She is now one with the Force… Carrie Fisher, who created the iconic role of Princess Leia in Star Wars, passed away this week at the age of 60.  In honor of the celebrated actress, author and advocate, here are some of her greatest movie roles. (

No new films are opening this weekend, but theaters are still full of great holiday releases. We wish you all a very happy New Year, and we’ll see you at the movies in 2017!


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NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 21st

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


Everyone’s a ham in Sing.

Here’s a little something to get you in the holiday spirit — Jimmy Fallon, the Roots, Paul McCartney and the cast of Sing teamed up  for an a cappella version of McCartney’s song Wonderful Christmastime. (Variety)

The force was strong with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as it blasted its way to #1 with $155 million, becoming the third-highest grossing opening weekend film of 2016. (Los Angeles Times)

Fans who saw Rogue One in select IMAX theaters received a surprise this past weekend, and were treated to an exclusive five-minute prologue from Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. (Yahoo! Movies)

Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Flash (Ezra Miller) assemble in this new image from Justice League. (Entertainment Weekly)

It’s 2049 — 30 years after the events of 2019, Officer K (Ryan Gosling) walks through a dystopian world to find the original Blade Runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who could help him unlock a secret in the first teaser for Blade Runner: 2049. (Variety)

A mother-daughter bonding trip in South America takes a hilariously frightening turn in the NSFW trailer debut for Snatched, starring Amy Schumer and Golden Hawn. (Rolling Stone)

A hit has been placed on John Wick (Keanu Reeves), and the entire world is after his head. But he’s ready to fight back in this John Wick: Chapter 2 teaser. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The emojis are coming to life on the big screen in The Emoji Movie…and yes, there’s talking poop. (Cinema Blend)

James Franco will make a small, but secretive cameo in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. (We Got This Covered)

Nominations for the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced last week, where Manchester by the Sea got the most noms with 4, while Moonlight scored 3. Read the full nominee list.  The annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, January 29, 2017 on TBS and TNT. (

What a year it has been in the movies!  So many fantastic films of all genres that generated buzz and memories which will keep us talking. To celebrate the year that was 2016 on the big screen, check out this insane 6-minute trailer mashup by SleepySkunk. (Buzzfeed)

Opening today & this weekend: Sing, Why Him, Hidden Figures, Patriot Day, Passengers and Assassin’s Creed.

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NCM, Disney and Twitter Reimagine the Lobby Experience for Rogue One


If you’re heading out to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story tonight, you might just see the first-ever Twitter integration into digital displays in cinema lobbies!

Twitter and Disney have partnered with National CineMedia (NCM) to feature Rogue One trailer assets and fan Tweets on NCM’s Lobby Entertainment Network of screens strategically located near the box office and other high-traffic lobby locations in 57 select movie theaters nationwide.

Many people look to Twitter to discover something new, and a large percentage of Millennial moviegoers go to the theater undecided about what to see. This offered a prime opportunity to bring what people are Tweeting about Rogue One directly to the box office line to connect these moviegoers with other fans, especially since NCM research shows that social media really matters in the movie-going experience of this generation — in fact, 30% of Millennials saw a movie in the last 6 months based on a social media recommendation.

Cliff Marks, President of NCM, noted, “This is a pioneering program to bring Twitter sentiment directly into the box office. We’re excited to be partnering with Twitter and Disney to reimagine what cinema advertising can look like and be on the forefront of digital advances that allow brands and audiences to share the magic of the movies.”

It is yet another effort and fresh new take on Twitter bringing people what’s unfolding through new venues, and it is just the beginning of NCM exploring how cinema advertising can evolve to relate to a whole new generation of moviegoers.

You can read more about it in Adweek, MediaLife and Digital Cinema Report.



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NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 14th

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


Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is landing in theaters this week, and an actual X-Wing Fighter landed on Hollywood Boulevard for the film’s premiere at the Pantages Theatre. (

Before you head out to see Rogue One this weekend, here are thirteen quick facts about the Star Wars franchise. (USA Today)

And if you’ve ever wondered what side of the Force your favorite superheroes would be on, Zach Snyder has your answer in Justice League Star Wars: Dark Side Knight vs. Jedi Superman. (Time)

The last two weeks have been big for trailers!  Not only did we get Fifty Shades Darker, but we also saw Spider-Man: Homecoming, Baywatch, War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, Despicable Me 3 and The Fate of the Furious. (YouTube)

Wait…. The Fate of the Furious?!  Yes! That’s the official title of the eighth installment of The Fast and the Furious series. (Fast Company – CoCreate)

Harley Quinn will be returning to Gotham with her friends Catwoman and Poison Ivy!  Warner Bros. announced that David Ayer and Margot Robbie will both return to develop the film adaptation of the DC comic book series spinoff Gotham City Sirens. (Entertainment Weekly)

Patrick Wilson will star as Ocean Master Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother and the villain in the new DC superhero flick. (/Film)

This extended TV spot of The LEGO Batman Movie gives a look at LEGO Batman’s (Will Arnett) relationship with Robin (Michael Cera) and The Joker (Zach Galifianakis). (Collider)

A new image from the much anticipated film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower presents a confrontation between the Gunslinger Ronald Deschain (Idris Elba) and Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) face-to-face. (MovieWeb)

Awards season is underway and the nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globes Awards were announced early Monday morning.  La La Land leads the pack with 7 nominations, Moonlight not far behind with 6 and Manchester By The Sea with 5.  Check out the full nominee list. The 2017 Golden Globe Awards airs live on Sunday, January 8, 2017, hosted by Jimmy Fallon.  (

The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards also saw La La Land cement itself as the front-runner with 8 Critics’ wins.  Read the full winners list. (Deadline)

Opening this weekend: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Collateral Beauty.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 7th

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


TJ Miller and Jason Bateman in Office Christmas Party.


Ho, ho ho!  Fans are cordially invited to the craziest holiday Office Christmas Party of the year with exclusive content and images in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Jimmy Kimmel will be the host of the 89th Annual Academy Awards on February 26, 2017. (Deadline)

Fifty Shades Darker‘s second trailer gets…um…darker…showing Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) getting frisky on a bed, in a shower, in a gym and even inside a crowded elevator. (E! News)

Baby Groot is just too adorable to resist as the second trailer of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 became the second most watched trailer in Marvel’s theatrical history within 24 hours of its debut. (Variety and Yahoo! Movies)

Does the first Spider-Man: Homecoming footage released this week take place during Captain America: Civil War? It sure looks like it… (

A new photo and movie poster teases the potential return of a certain extraterrestrial in Alien: Covenant. (Yahoo! Movies)

Beware! The Mummy has nothing but destruction on her mind, as seen in the first teaser for the reboot of The Mummy starring Tom Cruise. Welcome to a new world of Gods and Monsters! (The Wrap)

Is Optimus Prime showing his dark side?  It sure looks that way in the first teaser for the action-packed Transformers: The Last Knight. (Forbes)

Universal and DreamWorks pushed back the release date for How To Train Your Dragon 3 to March 1, 2019. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Pixar unveils details and concept art from their newest animated motion picture, Coco, which is based on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead).  The film is slated for a November 22, 2017 release. (Collider)

Pikachu is one step closer to electrifying the big screen, as Goosebumps director Rob Portman is set to direct the live-action Pokémon movie. (Cinema Blend)

Amy Schumer may move into Barbie’s Dream House — she is in talks to star in the live-action movie based on the iconic doll. (USA Today)

Check out the long list of holiday films gracing movie theaters this month and the great marketing campaigns behind them. (Adweek)

Plus, here are the twenty-five best movies of 2016 according to Vulture.

Opening this weekend:  Office Christmas Party, La La Land and Nocturnal Animals.


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