NCM Entertainment Roundup – May 12th

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

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Charlie Hunnam stars in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 blasts off into box office orbit this past weekend with an impressive $145 million. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The much-anticipated first official trailer debut of Blade Runner 2049 showcases new blade runner LAPD officer K (Ryan Gosling) searching for former runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) to prevent a secret from destroying what’s left of the dystopian society. (Deadline)

Beauty and the Beast continues to break box office records and the live-action film just unseated Finding Dory to become the highest grossing PG movie of all time. (The Wrap)

Speaking of Beauty and the Beast, the film also won big at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV awards where it won the popcorn for Movie of the Year. Here is the complete list of winners. (CNN) During Sunday’s broadcast of the award show, 20th Century Fox debuted a behind-the-scenes video feature on the third installment of Maze Runner: The Death Cure where fans get exclusive details on the final journey Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) must endure to uncover the truth. (Comingsoon.net)

The countdown to Wonder Woman is on as the action flick approaches its June 2nd premiere. Until then, check out the final trailer. (Moviefone)

The Loser Club tries to solve the dark mystery surrounding their town, but the terrifying clown Pennywise has other plans for the youngsters as seen in the terrifying new It trailer. (Vulture)

Whether it is Lightning McQueen or Sally Carrera, Autotrader’s latest studio brand tie-in campaign with Disney-Pixar’s Cars 3 will help you pick the right car for you. (Agency Spy)

Check out vintage footage of actor David Prowse putting on the iconic Darth Vader costume during the filming of the original Star Wars trilogy. (Yahoo! Movies)

Fear the Walking Dead star Cliff Curtis will star in the upcoming Avatar sequels in a lead role. (Collider)

In an awesome studio marketing campaign for the film Baywatch, Paramount and Droga5 launched a Slow-Motion Marathon where runners from all walks of life competed to see who was the fastest slowest runner, inspired by the new Baywatch opening scene. (Adweek)

After Tweet exchanges from Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, the first trailer for the much-anticipated Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower debuted online!

The Bad Moms are about to get a holiday visit from their own mothers as Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski and Cheryl Hines join the cast of A Bad Moms Christmas. (Cinema Blend)

Universal unveiled a new teaser and featurette for The Mummy, which goes more in-depth into the history of Princess Ahmanet. (Comingsoon.net)

Opening this weekend: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Snatched and Paris Can Wait.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – April 28th

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

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Emma Watson in The Circle.

Are Hermione Granger and Ginny Weasley friends IRL? The two stars, Emma Watson and Bonnie Wright, were spotted catching up at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, where Watson was celebrating the premiere of her new film, The Circle. (Cosmopolitan)

Disney just unveiled release dates through 2021 for most of their major films including Star Wars: Episode IX, The Lion King, Frozen 2 and Indiana Jones 5. (Variety)

Fox also announced their film slate release dates through 2018, including the hotly anticipated Deadpool 2 sequel and the newest X-Men spinoff, Dark Phoenix. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Get to know the bridal party that will surely have a bachelorette party night to remember in these Rough Night character movie posters. (Entertainment Weekly)

Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and the Kingsman travel to the United States to defeat a common enemy alongside their American counterparts in the first action-packed trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle. (Collider)

Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner are in the final negotiations to star as the beloved Pumbaa and Timon, respectively, in Jon Favreau’s live-action The Lion King. (The Wrap)

Early tracking indicates Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 may have a massive opening weekend of an estimated $150 million. (Deadline)

Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Stratham) may race to new battles together as Universal is considering a Furious spinoff based on the two characters. Rumor has it that Cipher (Charlize Theron) may also joined them. (Cinema Blend)

Jeff Goldblum reprises his role as Dr. Ian Malcom in the upcoming Jurassic World 2 sequel. (/Film)

The LA Times has saved you a lot of time with a complete list of every single movie coming out this summer.

Opening this weekend: The Circle, How to Be a Latin Lover and Sleight.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – April 21st

 

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

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One of the panda stars of Born In China.

 

 

The Fate of the Furious zoomed past its competitors to #1 at the box office this past weekend with $100.2 million with a new worldwide debut record at $532 million. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Star Wars fans received an early Christmas present when the first official teaser and movie poster for The Last Jedi debuted during Star Wars Celebration. (Entertainment Weekly)

Warner Bros. unveil an exclusive first look at Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s reboot of A Star is Born. (Deadline)

Jude Law will play young Albus Dumbledore in the next installment of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Harry Potter prequel series. (New York Times)

Ryan Reynolds hilariously disagreed about the Josh Brolin casting, but it is official nonetheless as Fox announced the actor will star in Deadpool 2 as Cable. (Variety)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has yet to hit theaters, but director James Gunn already confirms that he will be back for Vol. 3. (Newsweek)

Empire detailed new content, characters and images from Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle with a better glimpse of Eggsy’s next spy mission in the United States.

Meet the charming lovable animals roaming China’s countryside in Disney’s Born in China. (USA Today)

Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover and all our favorite friends at Sesame Street recite iconic movie quotes that are even better than the real thing. (Vanity Fair)

Baby Groot and the Gecko joined forces to save the universe while also selling some car insurance in Geico’s latest campaign and brand tie-in collaboration with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. (Advertising Age – Creativity)

Disney unveiled new character movie posters of the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tells No Tales. (Entertainment Weekly)

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) may have just met his match in both Hela (Cate Blanchett) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in the action-packed first teaser for Thor: Ragnarok. (CNN)

The Academy officially announces the next four Oscar ceremony dates to be telecast live on ABC – 90th Academy Awards: March 4, 2018; 91st Academy Awards: February 24, 2019; 92nd Academy Awards: February 23, 2020 and 93rd Academy Awards: February 28, 2021. (Entertainment Weekly)

Summer movie season is nearly upon us, so get ready for the amazing onslaught of movies hitting theaters this summer with a look at these 10 most anticipated flicks. (USA Today)

Opening this weekend: Unforgettable, Born in China and The Promise.

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Entertainment Roundup – CinemaCon Edition: Universal, Focus Features & Warner Bros.

Universal Pictures

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Hosted by Today show anchor Natalie Morales, Universal and its stars gave CinemaCon an inside look at its upcoming live-action and animation slates for the coming year.

Universal’s Illumination Entertainment kicked things off with Despicable Me 3, where Gru learns he has a long-lost twin brother Dru (both voiced by Steve Carell, who told the audience that he chose his voices based on the ones his kids laughed at the most) who is the exact opposite of him in every way. The new footage from the film also showed the Minions in a prison gang, but fear not, they were the finger-snapping, West Side Story kind. (What else would they be?)

The Mummy ushers in a new age of gods and monsters at the studio, and this time, he’s a she! Sofia Boutella has the honor of playing the very first female Mummy, and has an insightful take on she who would be queen, telling the CinemaCon audience, “Whenever something happens to us, there is always a monster inside, and it is whether you choose to use it or not.” Tom Cruise was not at CinemaCon this year, but co-stars Sofia Boutella and Jake Johnson described the grueling stunt work alongside the action star known for doing his own stunts. A “zero gravity” scene took 64 takes, they said, and, “There was a lot of barfing,” according to director Alex Kurtzman. Sounds like The Mummy will be a lot more fun to watch than it was to make!

Universal definitely recognizes the power of women at the box office, and is serving up some great female fare including Girls Trip starring Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish as friends who go on an epic vacation in New Orleans.

In a film that will appeal to both strong women and the men who love them, Atomic Blonde, a late summer release, features star and producer Charlize Theron as a fierce agent in a spy action thriller set in Berlin just before the Wall comes down. When asked onstage to describe her character, Theron simply replied, “She’s a bitch.” After seeing the incredible kick-ass action footage on the big screen, which certainly earns its R rating, we’d say that’s an understatement!

The Fate of the Furious, the 8th film in the series (with a 9th and 10th on their way) was the surprise of the presentation, as Vin Diesel and the cast including Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron and director F. Gary Gray were on hand to talk about the film and present it in its entirety for the crowd. “Last time I was here, I promised this is going to be the best film you ever saw,” Diesel said before rolling the film in front of the amazed audience, “And here it is!”

 

Focus Features

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“The reality of the motion picture business is that a film is not truly complete until it plays in a theater,” Peter Kujawski, chairman of Focus Features, said, as he kicked off the studio’s stand-alone luncheon presentation to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

The first film introduced was Stephen Frears’ Victoria and Abdul starring Judi Dench in a remarkable true story about a remarkable and unexpected friendship between the Queen of England and a young Indian man.

Next came The Book of Henry‘s Naomi Watts and director Colin Trevorrow who introduced clips that told the story of a mother and her gifted son who tries to save the girl next door. Trevorrow, who is better known for his Dinosaur epics, asked for exhibitors to play the movie and then joked: “I promise it will make as much money as Jurassic World did in its third Wednesday.”

The studio is also working on an untitled Paul Thomas Anderson project that will star Daniel-Day Lewis, as well as a remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood movie The Beguiled told from the women’s point of view, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman.

In another film set in England, Gary Oldman completely transforms into Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Oldman said that he spent over 200 hours in the makeup chair, and it was worth it – he’s unrecognizable in the film’s Oscar-worthy first clips. The story takes place over 5 weeks in 1940, and Oldman called it, “A love letter to the resilience of the British people and just how close we came to submitting to Nazi tyranny.”

Focus then took an extended look at Atomic Blond with Charlize Theron to close out its presentation, and she continued to kick ass.

 

Warner Bros.

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Super hero fans certainly had a lot to celebrate at The Big Picture presentation from Warner Bros. on Wednesday, with sagas featuring the Justice League, Wonder Woman and Aqua Man all on the slate for the coming year. But WB also revealed its commitment to a broad tentpole strategy of films that are sure to appeal to a wide audience with an event hosted by NCM FirstLook’s own Maria Menounos.

First up was Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, which the director called, “One of the greatest stories in human history.” “I wanted to put you, the audience, on that beach, in the cockpit of that spitfire, in that boat going to rescue those soldiers,” he continued, before showing footage to give the audience a taste of the sound and feel of the film. This is one you don’t want to miss in theaters – wow!

Moving from the terror of war to the terror of the supernatural, the next two films had the audience screaming. If you were not scared enough by the first Annabelle, don’t worry, Annabelle: Creation should do the trick on August 11! But it was nothing compared to the new movie version of Steven King’s It, which was a crowd favorite. Maybe it’s a good thing that the Ringling Bros. Circus is closing after all, because if you didn’t have coulrophobia already, Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise will make sure you never go near a clown again!

On the drama front, the studio presented Unforgettable starring Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson in a crazy-ex tale, and Everything, Every Thing, based on a best-selling book that has really resonated with pre-Millennials, telling the story of a sick girl who falls in love with the boy next door from her window.

But there was plenty to laugh about as well, including the new comedy Bastards, starring Ed Helms and Owen Wilson as siblings set out on an epic quest to find their biological father and learn more about their eccentric mom’s past than they ever wanted to know. Then came The House, starring Amy Pohler and Will Ferrell as parents who run an underground casino in their suburban house to pay for their daughter’s college tuition, out on June 30. And LEO fanatics will love The LEGO Ninjago Movie, the latest in that cinematic universe.

Action fans will want to check out Guy Richie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on May 12 starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne, and also the disaster movie Geostorm, which shows us what happens when satellites that control the weather go horribly wrong.

But the WB was really all about DC. Aquaman was the first look into the DC Comics universe, with an on-stage appearance by star Jason Momoa, who told the audience that he was leaving the next day to start filming in Australia for a 2018 release. Then came Wonder Woman in her first dedicated movie due out June 2. It is one of the most anticipated films of the year, and if the footage was any indication, with good reason! Diana showed Chris Pine and the boys how it’s done in some fabulous slo-mo comics-style fights. But the final big super hero movie of the day saw Director Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher on stage to plug the Justice League. The clips from the comic book epic, unveiled to a packed house, showed a movie with plenty of action and surprisingly fun dialogue. When the Flash asks Bruce Wayne, “What are your superpowers again?” his deadpan, “I’m rich,” got a big laugh from exhibitors who were no doubt seeing big box office receipts flashing before their eyes.

Up next, the final day of a record 10 CinemaCon studio presentations featuring 20th Century Fox, Amazon and Lionsgate.

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Entertainment Roundup – CinemaCon Edition: State of the Industry, STX, Paramount & Disney

The State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future

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According to President-CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) John Fithian, the movie industry broke new domestic and international box office records in 2016 and 2017 is off to a great start in first quarter with the largest March in cinema history.

And just who are those wonderful people out there in the dark? Millennials! NATO statistics show that 55% of frequent moviegoers (those going to at least four movies during the past two months) fall into the 18-34 age range, and movie-going by this key demographic as well as 25-39 year-olds was up once again over the previous year, driven in part by the new reclining seating. (So Millennials love movies and putting their feet up…La-Z-Boy, have we got a target audience for you!)

“Open and diverse societies drive movie attendance,” said Fithian, noting that Hispanics are the most frequent moviegoers, and that Asian and African-American audiences are on the rise. “NATO benefits from a global worldview.”

 

STX Entertainment

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After making its debut on the CinemaCon stage just last year, STX was back to start the day off with a great presentation and a new slate featuring a little something for everyone.

First up was the technology and social media thriller The Circle, based on the book by Dave Eggers. Emma Watson plays Mae, a young employee who rises through the ranks at the biggest tech company in the world and is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom.

STX is also stepping up its blockbuster game with the Luc Besson epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, based on the French graphic novels that have inspired a generation of sci-fi filmmakers. The worldwide trailer debut was a 3-D spectacle of astounding brightly-colored visuals, and even the young star Cara Delevingne couldn’t resist going out into the audience to see it for herself on the huge CinemaCon screen.

Molly’s Game, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, tells the true story behind the headlines of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), the infamous “poker madam” who rose through the social circuit to became an organizer of underground poker games for the Hollywood and Wall Street elite, and ultimately, the Russian mob. “It isn’t often you come across a story that is both cool and has a lot of heart, and this one does,” Sorkin noted on stage, “It’s fun to tell people a story that they think they know.”

On the animation front, they have several fun films in the pipeline including Ugly Dolls; an untitled animated Eddie Murphy project that tells the story of a bull that wants to be a rodeo clown; and the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, produced by Elton John’s Rocket Pictures in association with Really Useful Group. “Go, go go Joseph you know what they say…Hang on now Joseph you’ll make it (on the big screen) some day!”

Other STX films include The Foreigner starring a dark and compelling Jackie Chan playing a former assassin searching for justice after a London bombing kills his daughter; Renegades, an action movie featuring a group of Navy Seals trying to recover lost Nazi gold at the bottom of a lake in enemy territory; the survival-at-sea story Adrift; Den of Thieves; and Mile 22, the start of a new trilogy starring Mark Wahlberg.

But comedy fans should especially be looking forward to A Bad Moms Christmas, the follow-up to the smash R-rated comedy Bad Moms, starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Mumolo, Jada Pinkett Smith and Christina Applegate spreading their own unique take on holiday cheer. STX chairman Adam Fogelson, who called Christmas “the Super Bowl for mothers,” asked Kunis how she celebrated the holiday growing up. “It’s a funny question to ask a Russian refugee who’s a Jew what Christmas was like,” Kunis quipped, before adding that her family celebrated all holidays once they moved to America. “Christmas was just another reason to get the whole family together and be debaucherous.” You may want to add this movie to your “naughty” list this holiday season!

 

Paramount Pictures

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Paramount was up next, with a galaxy of stars and a new slate that focused on franchise power, branded content and great filmmakers.

Dwayne Johnson got the crowd going and lead the “Avengers of the Beach” to the stage to bring the audience the extended Fuchsia (FU for F***king Unbelievable)-band trailer for Baywatch, which was everything you’d expect and…um…so much more.

In what may be the strangest genre shift ever seen on a CinemaCon stage, former VP Al Gore then made a surprise appearance between a clip and a trailer for his new documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth To Power, walking onto the stage to Nelly’s Hot in Herre and reminding us that the debate about global warming is far from over.

A look at the Natalie Portman-Oscar Isaac sci-fi thriller Annihilation was next, based on the book of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer.

The discussion then turned to branded content, with Paramount’s motion picture group president Marc Evans promising that the studio will be working even more closely with its sister Viacom TV brands like Nickelodeon on animated films including Sherlock Gnomes opening on January 12 and Amusement Park opening on August 10, 2018.

Matt Damon took the stage twice during Paramount’s presentation, first with Julianne Moore and director George Clooney for Suburbicon, a dark, quirky Cohen Brothers film about what Clooney called, “Flawed people making some really bad choices along the way.” Damon later returning to the stage with director Alexander Payne and co-star Kristen Wiig to introduce “a bite-sized morsel” of Downsizing, a movie set in a not-so-distant future world where people have the option to be shrunk down and live their lives on a smaller scale to make their money go further and combat overpopulation. If the CinemaCon audience reaction is any indication, this fresh, original movie is going to be one to watch.

And it wouldn’t be a Paramount presentation without a look at the next Mission Impossible (6), which begins on April 8 in London, India, Paris and New Zealand filming in IMAX 3D. Look for it to hit the big screen July 27, 2018.

The studio then closed its presentation by highlighting its most successful franchise with the main cast on stage and a 15-minute sneak peek at Transformers: The Last Knight, which director Michael Bay touted as being the first to be shot entirely in Imax 3D. The key to saving the future lies with the unlikely alliance of Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Bumblebee, an English lord (Anthony Hopkins) and an Oxford professor (Laura Haddock) to save the world.

 

The Walt Disney Studios

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After bringing in 7.6 billion in global box office last year, when Disney talks, exhibitors listen. The final studio presentation of the day was a very short and sweet 12 ½ minutes, as distribution chief Dave Hollis chose to let the upcoming slate from Disney’s five studios (Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Animation, Disney Studios, Pixar and LucasFilm) speak for itself, including a full screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

It looks like another banner year for Disney, with a list of what seem to be practically guaranteed hits including Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5), Thor: Ragnarok with the return of the Hulk (November 3), Black Panther in his own film (February 16, 2018) and Avengers: Infinity War (May 4, 2018); Pixar’s Cars 3 (June 16) and Coco (November 22); Disneynature’s Born In China; and of course Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15 (which picks up just where we left off on the Cliffside with Luke Skywalker) and the untitled Han Solo Anthology during Memorial Day weekend 2018.

Disney’s presentation concluded with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth movie in a 14-year-old franchise that has grossed more than $3.7 billion combined. Opening on May 26, it is sure to be a hit with anyone who loved the previous movies, and stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa and Javier Bardem as Captain Salazar. Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario play the new characters, while Orlando Bloom returns as Will Turner. Plus, there’s a random cameo by Paul McCartney that was rated “Arrrr!”

Up next, Universal, Focus Features and Warner Bros.

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Entertainment Roundup – CinemaCon Edition: Sony

Sony was the first studio up at CinemaCon this year, and they got the show off to a great start with a look at some of the 20 movies coming to theaters worldwide, highlighting a strategy that focuses on increased investment in literary properties, animation and signature directors.

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First up was an original movie from director Edgar Wright, Baby Driver, a “car movie driven by music” starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Lily James and Jamie Foxx. There are 35 songs written into the script, and apparently, the car chases were as arduous to film as they are exciting to watch, shot on real locations with real cars and real driving. If the first scene is any indication, it truly is a movie designed to fill the silver screen and give exhibitors’ fancy new sound systems a workout when it opens on June 28.

Then came a first look at Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba as the gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the man in black, with Tom Taylor, Claudia Kiim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee and Jackie Earle Haley. The footage was dark, beautiful and stunning – fans of the novel will not be disappointed when it hits the big screen July 28.

Sony Pictures Animation promised a year-round slate of movies, including Smurfs: The Lost Village (a sequel with girl smurfs!), Hotel Transylvania 3, an animated Spiderman, The Star (featuring the Christmas story from the donkey’s point of view), The Emoji Movie (the secret world inside your phone, with the esteemed Sir Patrick Steward playing…Poop) and Peter Rabbit, a new animated/live action hybrid telling of the classic cotton tail tale just in time for Easter.

The presentation then continued as Ryan Gosling took the stage to introduce a new trailer for Blade Runner 2049, the continuation of the 1982 Ridley Scott classic now starring Gosling and featuring the return of Harrison Ford and Edward James Olmos. Gosling, who was two when the original came out, talked about how surreal it was to be in the world of such a classic movie on set (which, like Baby Driver, employs physical locations, sets and props rather than CGI), and told CinemaCon audiences to, “prepare to go steady with the edge of your seat!” When the lights came up after the thrilling footage, Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman gleefully stated, “Netflix my ass!” Indeed.

Speaking of which, there’s a new Spider-Man in town, as Tom Holland talked about his role as the young Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming, highlighting how the web slinger has really always been a part of the Marvel cinematic universe with the second trailer premiere.

Sony then presented brief looks at several upcoming movies – the extremely creepy horror flick Cadaver coming to theaters on February 8 2018; Proud Mary, the story of an assassin played by Taraji P. Henson; the Flatliners remake due out September 29; a new Denzel Washington untitled film from director Dan Gilroy; and a Weekend At Bernie’s-esque chick flick called Rough Night – before wrapping it up with Dwayne Johnson taking the stage alongside Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart (via video) to take a fun look at Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, out on December 22. It looks like a great updated take that pays homage to the original while being hilariously “evolved and global.”

Also cool to see, as noted by The Hollywood Reporter, was Sony’s experimentation with a new theater technology called projection mapping — the use of projectors to display images on non-flat, non-screen surfaces. It gave an interesting immersive effect to the big screen graphics throughout the presentation as they wrapped around the proscenium and walls of the Colosseum, and is just one of the things studios and exhibitors are working on to continue to innovate in theaters.

On deck, CinemaCon presentations from STX, Paramount Pictures, and Disney.

 

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