NCM Entertainment Roundup – July 7th

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


Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming


With Spider-Man: Homecoming swinging toward a $105M-$112M+ weekend opening, the good folks at Wired are geeking out over the physics of Spidey’s webs. (Deadline, Wired)

Despicable Me 3 charmed audiences during the 5-day 4th of July weekend, landing at #1 with $99.4 million. It’s 3-day total was $72.4 million. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Experts are predicting that War for the Planet of the Apes could have an estimated opening weekend of $65 million. (Variety)  Before you go, relive the entire story in this cool featurette. (

Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski will helm the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, which will debut in theaters on July 12, 2019. (Entertainment Weekly)

Creep doll Chucky returns to wreak havoc inside an asylum in the first red band trailer for Cult of Chucky, the seventh (!) installment of the horror franchise. (Collider)

The second Fantastic Beasts film has begun production in England, and there are new details about the plot – Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) must pursue dark wizard Gellert Grindelward (Johnny Depp) to stop him from reaching his sinister objective. (Yahoo! Movies)

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original Blade Runner release, Denis Villeneuve got fans talking by unveiling new behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming Blade Runner 2049. (Time)

Dwayne Johnson posted an image of himself in character for his latest action flick Rampage, based on the 1986 video game. (Moviefone)

Josh Brolin’s transformation into Cable for Deadpool 2 hit Instagram. (The Wrap)

20th Century Fox added new dates to their release calendar for the X-Men franchise, including a possible Deadpool 3 and Gambit. (Deadline)

Opening this weekend: Spider-Man: Homecoming and A Ghost Story.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – June 30th

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


Ansel Elgort and Jamie Foxx in Baby Driver.


Some very high-octane car chases have helped steer Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver to enthusiastic reviews. But the coolest part is that those car chases, choreographed to music, are real, and they’re spectacular! (The Hollywood Reporter).

Transformers: The Last Knight earned the #1 spot transformed at the weekend box office with $69.1 million. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is a new musical movie starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya, coming this Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, the Bad Moms are back and getting ready for A Bad Moms Christmas in this new trailer.

Are you aca-ready to go to Europe with the Barden Bellas? The official trailer for the final film in the a cappella trilogy showcases the girls reuniting for one last musical competition against rivals with (gasp!) real musical instruments. (Variety)

During Sunday night’s BET Awards, Sony Pictures unveiled a new Dark Tower teaser which further explains the legacy of Ronald Deschain, The Gunslinger (Idris Elba). (Entertainment Weekly)

The Accountant is coming back for a second go-round – Warner Bros. announced that Ben Affleck is in talks to reprise his role as Christian Wolff in the sequel to the 2016 hit. (Deadline)

With only a year left until its release, the second installment of the Jurassic World franchise revealed its official title and movie posterJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. (USA Today)

It’s been twenty years since a boy wizard named Harry Potter forever changed popular culture. In honor of this momentous anniversary, here are ten facts about the Harry Potter series you may not know. (ABC News)

Jackie Chan goes on a mission to seek justice after his daughter is tragically killed in a bombing, as seen in the first trailer for The Foreigner. (Screen Rant)

Conjuring 2 has yet to hit theaters, but reports are already circulating that a third motion picture is in the works. (Cinema Blend)

Ron Howard is taking over as director of the Han Solo spinoff after the movie’s original director duo stepped down due to creative differences. (Time)

The game has changed, but the legend continues – check out the new trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. (

What movie should you go see over July 4th Weekend? USA Today has it all mapped out.

Opening this weekend: Despicable Me 3, Baby Driver and The House.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – June 21st

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

Transformers LK

Mark Wahlberg in Transformers: The Last Knight


Cars 3 raced its way to the top of the box office weekend and came in first place with $55.3 million. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Sony Pictures announced a new virtual reality experience called Spider-Man: Homecoming VR, available on all major virtual reality platforms on June 30th. (Variety)

Speaking of Spider-Man himself, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) just took his road test in Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) Audi as part of Marvel’s studio tie-in campaign with the automotive brand. (Screen Rant)

Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad’s (Will Ferrell) holiday celebration takes a turn as their respective fathers (Mel Gibson and John Lithgow) both join in for the festivities in the first official trailer of the comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2. (Yahoo! Movies)

Can you guess where Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is? At the X-Mansion!! Could it be possible that he’s seeking help from his fellow mutants? (Collider)

The Bardem Bellas take their aca-singing skills on a worldwide tour in the teaser for Pitch Perfect 3. (Entertainment Weekly)

Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Doctor Strange and characters throughout the Marvel universe are coming together for the big showdown against Thanos in a big scene in Avengers: Infinity War. (New York Daily News)

In the second trailer for Annabelle: Creation, part of The Conjuring franchise, a couple invites a group of orphans to live in their house with the possessed doll. (Cinema Blend)

A new featurette takes us behind-the-scenes of Luc Besson’s latest film, Valerian, highlighting all of the beautiful stunts, visual effects and footage from this fantastic production. (

Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and James McAvoy are just some of the stars who will return to the X-Men franchise in the newest installment Dark Phoenix. Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to play the role of the main villain. (Deadline)

Opening this weekend: Transformers: The Last Knight, The Bad Batch and The Beguiled.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – June 16th

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


Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) together in Cars 3.


Cars 3 is cruising toward a $50 million-plus opening weekend, with many critics saying it is the best one yet in this loveable franchise. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue enters the magical world of Mary Poppins for fans to get a first glimpse of the new storyline and images of this fantastic new film…. 25 years in the making!

The first teaser of Marvel’s Black Panther racked up 89 million online views within the first twenty-four hours after its debut during Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The clip tells the story of Wakanda prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), who must protect his nation from internal and external threats. (The Hollywood Reporter)

In the new trailer for Coco, young Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) enters the Land of the Dead and meets up with his dead ancestors to discover more about his family heritage. (Variety)

Disney/Pixar also announced a special holiday featurette that will debut prior to Coco featuring everyone’s favorite Frozen characters in Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. Olaf (Josh Gad) will go on an journey to find a holiday tradition for Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) in the new animated short that is sure to be a hit with Frozen fans. (The Wrap)

Check out this cool Despicable Me 3 spot by Movieclips which focuses on the villainous brothers Gru and Dru. (YouTube)

The ladies of Rough Night give all future brides tips on how to throw the perfect Bachelorette party. (USA Today)

Peter Parker (Tom Holland) just wants to watch the NBA Finals at Tony Stark’s party, but sometimes duty calls, as seen in these hilarious Spider-Man: Homecoming 30 second TV spots. (Yahoo! Movies)

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk teasers arrive by land, sea, and air with looks at the World War II rescue effort from different characters’ points of view in three 15-second teasers. (Collider)

Josh Brolin shows off his new Deadpool 2 haircut on Instagram. (We Got This Covered)

The first trailer for Flatliners is out, with five medical students attempting to discover if there is life after death (and life after the original 1990 film). (Screen Rant)

Dodgeball stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and the team are reuniting for a charity dodgeball tournament through the popular fundraising platform Omaze – do you have what it takes to join the Average Joe’s or Purple Cobras? (/Film)

Opening this weekend: Cars 3, Rough Night, 47 Meters Down and All Eyez on Me.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – June 9th

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


Tom Cruise and Annabella Wallis in The Mummy.


Wonder Woman made box office history this past weekend, landing at #1 with at $100.3M and becoming the best domestic debut by a female director. (New York Times)

The success of Wonder Woman has even captured the attention of superheroes from another comic book universe, as they tweeted out their “congratulations” to the Wonder Woman cast. (Entertainment Weekly)

23andMe and Universal collaborated in a new Despicable Me 3 studio brand tie-in to help Gru discover his roots through DNA. (Advertising Age – Creativity)

Last week, Tom Cruise revealed in an interview that Top Gun 2 will begin film production next year. This week, we learned the official title of the sequel Top Gun: Maverick. (Deadline)

Sony Pictures unveils three new 30 second TV spots for The Dark Tower which delve deeper into the battle between the Gunslinger (Idris Elba) and The Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey). (

Fox has partnered with the Jane Goodell Institute to raise awareness and provide care for chimpanzees in the Republic of Congo as part of the marketing campaign for War for the Planet of the Apes. (Variety)

The first official trailer Murder on the Orient Express features an all-star ensemble cast that gives a new take on the best-selling classic novel by Agatha Christie. (USA Today)

Attendees at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference were in for a treat, as they were one of the first to try out the new Star Wars virtual reality experience where users can go one-on-one against Darth Vader on a volcanic planet. (The Wrap)

Check out this amazing supercut of our favorite movie characters saying the names of some classic movie titles. (Cinema Blend)

Opening this weekend: The Mummy, My Cousin Rachel and Megan Leavey.

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – June 2nd

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

Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman.


With Wonder Woman already well on her way to a big opening weekend, check out this amazing concept art that brings the vision of Themyscira and other locations to life. (Deadline, We Got This Covered).

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales smoothly sailed to the top of the box office over the long Memorial Day weekend, as the fifth film in the franchise earned $77 million. (USA Today)

To celebrate forty years since the debut of the first Star Wars film, Vanity Fair unveiled a special issue with four different front covers highlightingThe Last Jedi, shot by famed photographer Annie Lebowitz. The issue also offers exclusive first looks at the storyline, images and a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot.

Tom Cruise finally revealed that Top Gun 2 will begin production sometime in 2018. (CBS News)

Tom Hardy is set to play one of Spider-Man’s most famous archenemies in the Marvel spin-off, Venom. (New York Times)

Rosario Dawson is in early discussions to play Dr. Cecilia Reyes in the X-Men spin-off, New Mutants. (Variety)

Gru (Steve Carrell) returns to his old villainous ways and the Minions end up in prison in the final action-packed trailer for Despicable Me 3. (Entertainment Weekly)

Siblings Jimmy (Channing Tatum), Clyde (Adam Driver) and Mellie (Riley Keough) orchestrate a robbery during a NASCAR race in Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky. (Yahoo! Movies)

The Secret Life of the Bees’ Gina Prince-Bythewood has been tapped to direct another Spider-Man spinoff, Silver and Black, based on the comic book characters Silver Sable and Black Cat. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Paddington is back in a brand-new adventure, as seen in this teaser for the 2018 sequel. (Cinema Blend)

During a visit to the Ellen DeGeneres show, Michael Keaton discussed his role as Vulture in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming and brought an exclusive clip which gives an in-depth look of the character. (

Opening this weekend: Wonder Woman and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

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