NCM Entertainment Roundup – November 8, 2017

Johnny Depp is “The Gangster” in Murder On the Orient Express, in theaters this weekend.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.

For the first time, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg are collaborating on a film together. The Post tells the true story of a newspaper publisher attempting to expose a government secret that spanned four U.S. Presidents. Watch the new trailer here. (20th Century Fox)

Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin, slated for release in 2019, will not include Jasmine’s pet tiger Rajah. According to Naomi Scott, who will portray Jasmine in the new movie, the decision was made to focus on Jasmine’s relationship with her handmaid, Dalia, as the Disney princess’ connection with other women was “missing from the animation.” (CinemaBlend)

Quentin Tarantino is in search of a new home for his ninth film, simply referred to as #9 at this time. All major studios except Disney are reading the film which is “a drama set in late ‘60s-early ‘70s Los Angeles.” (Deadline)

Black Adam fans may get their first introduction to the comic book villain in Suicide Squad 2. To be played by Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam is rumored to be the “weapon of mass destruction” the Suicide Squad are in search of in the sequel. (ScreenRant)

Jon Hamm will star in Off Season, a supernatural thriller about a man in search of his missing elderly father. The project is currently in pre-production with principal photography to begin in Canada in early 2018. (Deadline)

In response to the success of Wonder Woman, Millennium Media is charging forward with their own comic book heroine: Red Sonja. The studio has plans to franchise the project, reviving Red Sonja after its first theatrical release in 1985 starring Brigitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Deadline)

Universal’s “Dark Universe” project-a series of films based on characters including the Invisible Man, Wolf Man and Frankenstein-is in danger of being pulled after the departure of Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. According to Universal President of Production Peter Cramer, “We are not rushing to meet a release date and will move forward with these films when we feel they are the best versions of themselves.” (Hollywood Reporter)

In response to surprised DC fans that Justice League would have the shortest runtime of all films in the DCEU universe, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed that the decision was intentional. He pushed for a “last-minute rewrite” that would give the film a lighter tone and a much shorter runtime than the 151-minute Dawn of Justice film. (Slash Film)

Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown was offered a leading role in the upcoming Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair. Brown, who has not confirmed her participation in the film, will still be on the big screen when Godzilla: King of the Monsters roars into theaters in 2019. (ScreenRant)

Natalie Portman will lend her voice to a new animated film titled Foxy Trotter. The film follows a motorcycle-riding photographer, Foxy, in the 1970s on a mission to take the perfect photo. Portman will portray Foxy’s best friend, Ronnie. (Empire)

 

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  • Murder on the Orient Express: A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
  • Daddy’s Home 2: Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder, when they fail to catch the culprit.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – November 1, 2017

Thor suits up in the highly-anticipated Thor:Ragnarok, in theaters this Friday.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.

Is Luke Skywalker going to the dark side? New international posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi fuel rumors as Skywalker can be seen alongside Captain Phasma and Kylo Ren. (Coming Soon)

Grammy-winner Chance the Rapper is taking his talents to the big screen in Slice, a pizza-themed slasher movie to be released by A24. Watch the trailer, released Halloween morning, which was heavily inspired by the classic online game Line Rider. While there is no specific release date yet, the film will premiere in 2018. (Slash Film)

Neon released the Red Band trailer for I, Tonya, the biopic of Olympic skater Tonya Harding starring Margot Robbie. The film opens in NY and LA on December 8, 2017. (Coming Soon)

Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad are about to face a zombie apocalypse. The pair will star in Little Monsters, a comedy in which Miss Caroline, played by Nyong’o, must protect her schoolchildren from a zombie outbreak during a class field trip. Gad will play Teddy McGiggle, a famous kid’s show personality with an interest in Miss Caroline. (Hollywood Reporter)

Adonis Creed is getting back in the ring. Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone will return to theaters on November 21, 2018 in Creed 2. (ScreenRant)

The Brother Grimsby’s Isla Fisher is set to star in Beach Bum alongside Matthew McConaughey. Fisher will play McConaughey’s wife in the Harmony Korine-directed film. (Variety)

Indie distributor Bleecker Street announced that Beirut, starring Jon Hamm, will hit theaters April 13, 2018. Previously titled High Wire Act, the political thriller centers on Hamm as a US diplomat returning to Lebanon in the 1980s after his wife is killed to “negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.” (Hollywood Reporter)

Adam Sztykiel has been hired as the new screenwriter for Black Adam, a comic book film starring Dwayne Johnson as comic book antihero Black Adam,  the counterpart to Shazam (who will be played by Zachary Levi in a now separate film titled Shazam). Sztykiel’s background of comedy writing for Undateable and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip suggests a comedic tone for an otherwise serious comic series. (Slash Film)

comScore confirmed that The Weinstein Company has removed Polaroid from their release schedule without explanation. The horror-thriller was slated for released on November 22. (Variety)

Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu, is coming to theaters in Summer 2018. The Warner Bros. film follows an American-born Chinese economics professor, played by Constance Wu, who travels to Singapore with her boyfriend (played by Henry Golding) and finds out that he is an incredibly wealthy eligible bachelor. (Hollywood Reporter)

 

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  • Thor: Ragnarok: Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.
  • A Bad Moms Christmas: A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas.
  • Last Flag Flying: Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
  • Lady Bird: The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – October 25, 2017

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Matt Damon is not your average suburban dad in Suburbicon.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s Ben Mendelsohn is in negotiations to play the lead antagonist in the upcoming Captain Marvel film. It is likely Mendelsohn would portray the leader of the Skrulls, a race of shapeshifting aliens in the Marvel Comic universe. Captain Marvel comes to theaters March 6, 2019. (CinemaBlend)

Justice League’s official runtime will be 121 minutes, the shortest of all DC Extended Universe films to date. Many attribute this decision to Zach Snyder’s vision of a “much lighter and more traditional superhero movie.” (ScreenRant)

Marvel announced the start of production on Venom with a set photo on Twitter. The photo shows Tom Hardy who will play the lead in this Spider-Man spinoff, due October 2018. (Marvel)

The first trailer for Phantom Thread starring Daniel Day-Lewis was released on Monday. In theaters this Christmas, Phantom Thread will be Day-Lewis’ final film before he retires. (Phantom Thread)

For the much-anticipated sixth installment in the Terminator franchise, Arnold Schwarzenegger promises a “simpler” plot that disregards the “rules of the timeline and other [minor] characters.” This return to form comes in response to mixed reviews of 2015’s Terminator Genisys, a film Schwarzenegger admits was difficult to follow. (Business Insider)

A Dora the Explorer movie is in the works. The Muppets and Neighbors writer-director Nick Stoller will script the project, while Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners­–Andrew Form and Brad Fuller–are producing. The studio is projecting a 2019 release. (Hollywood Reporter)

Reneé Zellweger will star in a Judy Garland biopic titled Judy. The film chronicles an emotionally exhausted Garland as she prepares for her final concerts in London in 1968, 30 years after filming The Wizard of Oz. (Entertainment Weekly)

Jamie Foxx returns to the big screen as Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, former Black Panther party leader and Vietnam vet, in Signal Hill. Foxx will reunite with director Taylor Hackford from Ray, a project that resulted in Foxx winning a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles. (Deadline)

Blade Runner 2049’s Sylvia Hoeks is moving on to another major franchise. Hoeks is in talks to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. (Variety)

Captain Fantastic actor Charlie Shotwell will play the lead role in Eli, a Ciaran Foy-directed horror film. Shotwell plays Eli, a boy with a rare disease being treated in a haunted clinic. Paramount Players announced Eli would have a January 4, 2019 release date. (Hollywood Reporter)

 

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  • Jigsaw: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for ten years.
  • Suburbicon: A home invasion rattles a quiet family town.
  • Thank You For Your Service: A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.
  • All I See Is You: A blind woman’s relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – October 18, 2017

Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Medea Halloween

Celebrate Halloween with Madea in Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Medea Halloween.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.

We have a title! Yesterday, Ron Howard revealed that the official title of the upcoming Han Solo film is Solo: A Star Wars Story, landing in theaters on May 25, 2018.

Marvel Studios debuted both a new Black Panther trailer and poster on Monday. Travel to Wakanda on February 16, 2018. (Coming Soon)

Disney just released two new videos in anticipation of Coco, in theaters November 22. The first is a clip from the film, in which Miguel’s Abuelita interferes with his dreams of being a musician. The second video is a fun behind-the-scenes featurette of the Pixar crew enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of Mexican culture to prepare for production. (Slash Film)

Even though Tim Burton and Michael Keaton have not been confirmed for Beetlejuice 2, the long-awaited sequel is moving forward – Mike Vukadinovich, who wrote the screenplay for Rememory starring Peter Dinklage, has been tasked with rewriting the existing script. (Deadline)

IGN released an exclusive clip on Twitter from the new movie Jigsaw, the eighth film in the Saw franchise. (IGN)

Cher will join an iconic cast including Meryl Streep, Julia Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and more in the ABBA movie musical sequel, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (Deadline)

Marvel and Fox revealed the first trailer for New Mutants, the 11th installment in the X-Men movie franchise. (Marvel, Fox)

With a production budget of $5 million, Happy Death Day bested blockbuster Blade Runner 2049 in last weekend’s box office with a first-place opening of $26.5 million. (Moviefone)

In 100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, a new book by Joseph McCabe, Christian Bale revealed more about Heath Ledger’s commitment to the role of Joker in 2008’s The Dark Knight, including the fact that Ledger invited actual blows from his co-star to keep it realistic. “He was slamming himself around,” said Bale, “and there were tiled walls inside of that set which were cracked and dented from him hurling himself into them.” (Hollywood Reporter)

The always-animated Angelina Jolie is really diving in to the genre – In addition to producing Disney’s upcoming film, The One and Only Ivan, along with Allison Shearmur, the star will also voice the character of Stella, a baby elephant, in the movie adaptation of Katherine Applegate’s award-winning book. (Hollywood Reporter)

 

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  • Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Medea Halloween: Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed.
  • Only the Brave: Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.
  • Geostorm: When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.
  • The Snowman: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.
  • Same Kind of Different as Me: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – October 11, 2017

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.

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Return to the Hundred Acre Woods in Winnie the Pooh’s origin story, Goodbye Christopher Robin.

 

More than 20 million people have watched the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer on YouTube since it’s nationwide release on Monday. Watch the full trailer here. (YouTube)

Disney’s Gigantic is “ending active development for now” according to Pixar President Ed Catmull. The project, first announced in 2015, is being shelved in favor of a new film Catmull says is “set for Thanksgiving 2020.” (Hollywood Reporter)

Spies in Diguise, a new animated comedy currently in production, just confirmed two A-List leads. Will Smith will voice Lance Sterling, “the world’s most awesome spy,” while Tom Holland portrays socially awkward genius and Sterling’s partner, Walter. The film hits theaters January 18, 2019. (Slash Film)

Mark Ruffalo and Kevin Feige are planning a story arc for The Hulk that exists in Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, a workaround from the rights issues that prevent Ruffalo’s character from taking a lead role in any Marvel films. The Hulk’s lack of dialogue in Thor: Ragnarok, according to Ruffalo, is intentional and a key component of the “special trilogy.” (Cinema Blend)

Universal pumped the brakes on Fast and Furious 9’s April 2019 release, pushing the project back another year to April 10, 2020. (Hollywood Reporter)

While we wait for Fast and Furious 9, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted a mini trailer to Instagram of a spinoff featuring himself and Jason Statham. The duo face off in theaters July 26, 2019. (Moviefone)

Leah Remini will join Jennifer Lopez in the cast of the upcoming romantic comedy Second Act. Remini will play the role of Joan, Lopez’s best friend and co-worker. (Coming Soon)

Former Uber Engineer Susan Fowler’s accounts of her “very strange year” at the startup may hit the big screen, as the project is reportedly being shopped around Hollywood. (TechCrunch)

The Austin Film Festival will close with a screening of I, Tonya. Starring Margot Robbie, the film details the accusations against former Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding‘s attack on competitor Nancy Kerrigan. (Entertainment Weekly)

A new Tron film is in the works, but this time exclusively for the VR market. When asked about the project, Jeff Bridges enthusiastically welcomed the opportunity to work with Olivia Wilde from 1982’s Tron. (Den of Geek)

 

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  • Happy Death Day: A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.
  • Goodbye Christopher Robin: A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.
  • Marshall: About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.
  • The Foreigner: A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities.
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women: The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – October 4, 2017

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.

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Harrison Ford returns to the Blade Runner universe with Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049.

Jared Leto will star as Hugh Hefner in an upcoming biopic about the Playboy founder. The news came less than a week after Hefner passed away on September 27th at 91. (Hollywood Reporter)

Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot assured fans that Justice League “is Zack Snyder’s movie” despite his departure from the project earlier this year. “Joss [Whedon] only did a few weeks of reshoots. He was Zack’s guy and knew exactly what he wanted to get.” Reports raised concerns that Whedon had made “significant changes including a different ending” when he stepped in as director. (Digital Spy)

Judy Greer will play Jamie Lee Curits’ daughter, Karen Strode, in a Halloween reboot. The film is currently in pre-production. (Slash Film)

Kristen Stewart is under consideration for a role as one of the Angels in the Charlie’s Angels reboot to be directed by Pitch Perfect 2’s Elizabeth Banks. (Variety)

The Chicago Cubs’ 2016 World Series Championship is coming to theaters. Shane Abbess will direct the movie based on anecdotes from David Ross’ memoir, Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages. (Variety)

Paramount confirmed that a Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie is currently in development. Fast and Furious producer Neal H. Moritz and Deadpool director Tim Miller will produce the project, and Blur Studio’s Jeff Fowler will make his directorial debut. (Slash Film)

Jenny Slate is in talks to play the role of a scientist in Spider-Man spinoff Venom, in theater October 5, 2018. Tom Hardy is confirmed to star as the Marvel anti-hero. (Hollywood Reporter)

Quavo of rap trio Migos hinted at a move to the big screen. In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Quavo mentioned that his cousin is “writing the scripts.” (Billboard)

Columbus Short is working on a new project titled Ellis D. The film, going into production next year, is based on the life of Major League Baseball player Dock Ellis. After retiring from baseball, Ellis disclosed that he pitched a no hitter in 1970 while on LSD. (Variety)

An avid movie fan in Canada is selling his entire 25 year-old collection of films on VHS, DVD and Blu Ray for $1 million. For a total of 17,195 movies, that nets out at about $58 per movie and a lifetime of collecting (CTV News)

 

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  • Blade Runner 2049: A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years.
  • My Little Pony: the Movie: A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.
  • The Mountain Between Us: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.
  • The Florida Project: Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
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