NCM Entertainment Roundup – February 14, 2018

Wakanda Forever! Black Panther hits theaters this Friday.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.

Black Panther has broken several records prior hitting theaters. The Ryan Coogler-directed film is now the highest-rated Marvel movie of all time and the highest pre-sale superhero film via Fandango and IMAX. The long-anticipated Black Panther premieres this Friday. (ScreenRant)

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films. Benioff and Weiss’ movies will exist independently from Rian Johnson’s previously-announced trilogy and the main episodic films. Disney has not provided a timeline for the new films, though CEO Bob Iger mentioned Benioff and Weiss approaching the studio with an idea “a while ago.” (Variety)

NBA All-Star LeBron James is taking his talents to Hollywood. James and SpringHill Entertainment partner Maverick Carter will produce a new House Party, revising the 1990s comedy franchise. “This is definitely not a reboot,” said James. “It’s an entirely new look for a classic movie.” (Hollywood Reporter)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone director Chris Columbus will write, direct and produce a film adaptation of the horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s. Blumhouse, the same production studio for Happy Death Day and Get Out, gained the rights to the film last March. (Deadline)

This Presidents’ Day Weekend, Get Out is playing in select AMC Theaters locations for free. Universal Pictures and director Jordan Peele are thanking fans for their support as part of a #GetOutOneYearLater campaign. Click here to find participating theaters. (/Film)

Thomas Haden Church revealed that he recently wrapped filming for a mystery role in a superhero film. “I’m not supposed to talk about it,” said Church, “but I actually have returned, but not in the Marvel world.” Rumors link Church to a DC Entertainment property such as Aquaman or Shazam. Church’s last superhero film cameo was 2007’s Spider-Man 3. (

Michael Fassbender will star in David Sandberg’s action-comedy Kung Fury. The film is a feature-length adaptation of the cult-classic short, partly funded on Kickstarter, that pays homage to 1980s martial arts and police action films. (Variety)

Rita Ora will join the cast of Detective Pikachu, starring Ryan Reynolds. While details about her character are being kept secret, she will act alongside Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy and Suki Waterhouse. Detective Pikachu is slated to release May 10, 2019. (Hollywood Reporter)

Sicario 2 director Stefano Sollima is in talks to direct a film adaptation of Activision Studios’ Call of Duty franchise. Activision Blizzard Studios’ Presidents Stacey Sher and Nick can Dyk have discussed turning the hit video game franchise into a cinematic universe. (

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  • Black Panther: T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
  • Early Man: Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
  • Aiyaary: Two officers with patriotic hearts suddenly have a fallout. The mentor, Colonel Abhay Singh has complete faith in the country’s system while protégé Major Jai Bakshi thinks differently due to a recent stint in surveillance.
  • Samson: After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 31, 2018

Helen Mirren tries to escape for family’s demons in Winchester.


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Celebrities gathered for the world premiere of Black Panther in Hollywood this week. Click here to see photos from the event. Black Panther hits theaters nationwide February 16. (USA Today)

After passing Captain America: Civil War with the most advance ticket sales in the MCU, Black Panther is now Fandango’s top-selling superhero film of all time. The highly-anticipated film is projected to debut to $120 million with as much as $150 million over the first four days. (Deadline)

Tom Cruise joined Instagram this week, sharing the title and photos from Mission: Impossible 6. In theaters July 7, Mission: Impossible – Fallout’s first trailer will debut during the Super Bowl. (Instagram)

Tom Hanks is set to play late children’s TV personality Fred Rogers in the biopic You Are My Friend. According to Hollywood Reporter, “the feature, which is set to begin production in September, is inspired by a real-life friendship between Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod. The cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved TV icon Mr. Rogers and finds his perspective on life transformed.” (Hollywood Reporter)

Dr. Seuss’ most famous characters are returning to theaters. Warner Animation Group has entered a creative partnership to produce multiple feature films based on Dr. Seuss’ iconic cast of characters. The first feature to be produced under the deal will be a fully animated version of The Cat in the Hat. (Variety)

Jamie Lee Curtis shared a photo from the first day of shooting Halloween. Coming to theaters October 19, Curtis can be seen with director David Gordon Green who is holding the original slate from the first film released 40 years ago. (Twitter)

Passion of the Christ star Jim Caviezel confirmed that he is returning for a sequel. Caviezel has high hopes for the film, telling USA Today “the film [Mel Gibson is] going to do is going to be the biggest film in history. It’s that good.” (USA Today)

Paramount is hard at work developing a film franchise based on the Ology series of 13 books. Akiva Goldsman is overseeing the entire project with help from writers Jeff Pinkner (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Michael Chabon (Kavalier and Clay), Lindsey Beer (Kingkiller Chronicle) Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel) and Christina Hodson (Transformers, Bumblebee). (Deadline)

Production has been put on hold again for Fox’s Gambit solo movie. Recently pushed to a June 7, 2019 release date, the Channing Tatum-led film will release June 7, 2019, giving Fox time to hire a director for the project. (ScreenRant)

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  • Winchester: Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 24, 2018

The Maze Runner trilogy meets its WCKD end in Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

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The list of nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were released yesterday. The Shape of Water leads all films with 13 nominations, followed by Dunkirk at 8 and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with 7. Click here to see the full list. (Hollywood Reporter)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner during Sunday’s SAG Awards with 3 awards for Best Cast, Best Female Actor in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand) and Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Sam Rockwell). See the full list of winners here. (SAG Awards)

Disney/Pixar revealed the cast of Incredibles 2, in theaters June 15. Holly Hunter (Elastigirl), Craig T. Nelson (Mr. Incredible) and Samuel L. Jackson (Frozone) return from the original cast along with newcomers Bob Odenkirk (Winston Deavor), Catherine Keener (Evelyn Deavor), Jonathan Banks (Rick Dicker) and more. (Oh My Disney)

The Sundance Film Festival kicked off this weekend with over 50,000 participants in attendance. Neon and AGBO inked the biggest deal of this year’s event with their purchase of global rights to Assassination Nation for more than $10 million. (Variety)

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions is also a buyer at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, purchasing the global rights to Search for $5 million. The John Cho and Debra Messing thriller plays out entirely on a computer screen as David (Cho) searches his missing daughter’s laptop for any clues regarding her disappearance. (Deadline)

With The Post receiving critical acclaim and Ready Player One coming in March, Steven Spielberg is eyeing his next directorial project. Deadline believes Spielberg is considering a new Indiana Jones film, followed by a new film adaptation of West Side Story. (Deadline)

Brie Larson shared a photo on Twitter of her suiting up as an Air Force pilot for 2019’s Captain Marvel movie. To help prepare for her role, Larson is meeting with several service members at the Nellis US Air Force Base this week. (CinemaBlend)

New Mutants director Josh Boone revealed that his 2019 film will aim for a PG-13 rating. “This movie is probably the hardest PG-13 [film] ever made,” said Boone. “I mean, we’ve pushed it. The horror is pretty dark, but there’s also an emotional core, too. If I can scare you and make you cry: that’s the goal.” (/Film)

Ryan Reynolds will star in a live-action adaptation of the popular board game Clue. Reynolds’ company Maximum Effort will produce the film, which has also signed a three-year first look deal with Twentieth Century Fox to launch more projects in the future. (Deadline)

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  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure: Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the “Flare.”
  • Hostiles: In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.
  • The Insult: In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 17, 2018


Chris Hemsworth is Captain Mitch Nelson in 12 Strong, a true story about the first American soldiers to fight in Afghanistan after 9/11.

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

The Shape of Water was the most awarded film of the Critics’ Choice Awards with four honors, including Best Picture and Best Director. Click here to relive the event. (Variety)

Disney released a spoiler-free synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story. According to the synopsis, Han Solo will meet Chewbacca for the first time, and come face-to-face with “the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.” The Ron Howard-directed film arrives in theaters May 25. (CinemaBlend)

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film set in 1969 Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders. This movie will reunite the actor and director from 2012’s Django Unchained. (Deadline)

According to Anthony Mackie (Falcon from Captain America: Civil War), the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War features a scene with as many as 40 superheroes at once. “That day was really fun,” said Mackie, “It was a great day with a lot of great people.” (Heroic Hollywood)

Fox is making significant changes to their upcoming release schedule, starting with Deadpool 2. The Ryan Reynolds film hits theaters May 18, 2018, two weeks ahead of its original June 1 premiere and now one week before Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. Other changes to the schedule include Gambit moving from February 14, 2019 to June 7, 2019, and The New Mutants being pushed 10 months from April 13, 2018 to February 22, 2019. (Hollywood Reporter)

Marvel Studios releases a new photo from the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp. The photo shows Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) in their respective Ant-Man and Wasp superhero costumes. This film will be the first in the MCU with a female title character when it hits theaters July 6. (ComicBook)

Responding to a fan’s tweet, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn confirmed that Vol. 3 will hit theaters in 2020. Marvel has already scheduled three unnamed films for 2020 (May 1, August 7, November 6). (ComingSoon)

A leaked video from the Venom set reveals a scene in which Tom Hardy’s character Eddie Brock lies bloodied on the ground while his co-star Scott Haze proceeds to taunt him. A third person is pictured, observing both men throughout the scene. Venom comes to theaters October 5. (Heroic Hollywood)

Taraji P. Henson will star in and produce a movie about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black teenager and Chicago native who was abducted and brutally killed by two white men while on a trip to Mississippi in 1955. Henson is set to play Till’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, while John Singleton is on board to direct the period piece. (Hollywood Reporter)

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  • 12 Strong: 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
  • Den of Thieves: A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Forever My Girl: After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 10, 2018

Liam Neeson takes an unforgettable train ride in The Commuter.

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Entertainment Weekly walks us through an unforgettable night at the Golden Globe Awards, from Seth Myers’ opening monologue to Oprah’s rousing speech . (Entertainment Weekly)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the Globes’ biggest winner with four awards including Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Picture. Click here to see the full list of winners and nominees. (Golden Globes)

To say people are excited to see Black Panther is an understatement. Just 24 hours after advance ticket sales opened, the Ryan Coogler film outsold all previous Marvel Cinematic Universe advance ticket sales. (/Film)

The BAFTA Awards nominees were released yesterday. The Shape of Water leads all films with 12 nominations, most notably Best Film, Best Director (Guillermo Del Toro) and Best Actress (Sally Hawkins). The winners will be announced February 18 (BAFTA).

Shortly after Ron Howard cautioned fans to “hang in there” for new Solo: A Star Wars Story footage, rumors are swirling about the release of a first trailer this Friday, January 12, on Good Morning America. The film has experienced production trouble recently, with Howard stepping in for re-shoots “which are rumored to have encompassed eighty per cent of the movie” according to Express. (Express)

Former Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow had a story pitch that brought Daisy Ridley to tears according to Bobby Moynihan. The former Saturday Night Live cast member saw this reaction in a private conversation between himself, Ridley and Trevorrow at a SNL after-party. (ScreenRant)

CinemaBlend reached out to Ridley Scott to talk about the fate of his beloved franchise, Alien, following Disney’s landmark purchase of 21st Century Fox. While Scott is unsure of his future with Disney, he’s hopeful that they will keep Alien alive. “When people have a hard and fast franchise which has ongoing interest,” said Scott, “it’s crazy not to do something with it.” (CinemaBlend)

In an interview with CinemaBlend, Thor star Chris Hemsworth mentioned that both Russell Crowe and Dakota Johnson have been cast with him and Jeff Bridges in Bad Times at the El Royale, a “60’s noir thriller” in which strangers cross paths at a Lake Tahoe hotel. To be directed by Cabin in the Woods’ Drew Goddard, the film is projected to hit theaters October 5, 2018. (CinemaBlend)

An alternate ending to last year’s horror hit It teases the return of Pennywise. The ending sets an ominous tone for Pennywise’s return in It: Chapter 2, slated for a September 6, 2019 release. (MovieWeb)

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  • Paddington 2: Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
  • The Commuter: A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.
  • Proud Mary: Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Mary’s life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes awry.
  • Condorito: The Movie: Condorito embarks in a hilarious adventure to save the planet and his loved ones from an evil alien.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 3, 2018

Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet in Insidious: The Last Key.

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

On New Year’s Eve, Star Wars: The Last Jedi passed the $1 billion mark, becoming the 3rd best global release of 2017, and the 24th best of all time. The Force Awakens sequel looks to break more records after its debut in China this Friday. (ComingSoon)

According to comScore, Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the most anticipated film at the start of the New Year. Last week, the film’s poster release sparked nearly 600,000 conversations, significantly ahead of the buzz for Fifty Shades Freed which generated 37,000 conversations. Following close behind was Black Panther with 35,000 and Avengers: Infinity War with 22,000. (Variety)

It’s music to our ears. John Williams will write the theme for standalone film Solo: A Star Wars Story. Williams has written the scores for all eight of the main Star Wars films. (Variety)

2017’s three highest-grossing films were all led by women. The top honor belongs to Star Wars: The Last Jedi featuring Daisy Ridley as Rey. In second place is Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson. Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, takes the third spot. (GQ)

In an interview on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, Christian Bale revealed that he had an opportunity to join the cast of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Though he did not expand on the details of the role under consideration and the reasons for not signing on, Bale mentioned that he hopes “there will be future discussions” for another Star Wars film. (CinemaBlend)

Event Cinemas posted a running time for Black Panther of 135 minutes, 5 minutes longer than last year’s Marvel hit Thor: Ragnarok. While this run time is unofficial, at 135 minutes, Black Panther would be one of the longer movies in the MCU behind The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, all of which exceed 140 minutes. (CinemaBlend)

Toys ‘R Us has released new Black Panther character bios along with their catalogue of toys based on the new Marvel film. The catalogue covers all main characters from Black Panther himself to antagonist Erik Killmonger. (ComingSoon)

Facebook will livestream the Golden Globe Awards red carpet with hosts AJ Gibson, Jeannie Mai, Scott Mantz and Laura Marano. The pre-show is scheduled to stream from 6-8 PM ET this Sunday at (Deadline)

The new Cloverfield sequel, tentatively titled God Particle, has been pushed from a February 2018 release to April 20, 2018. The production reportedly went through some reshoots supervised by producer JJ Abrams. (/Film)

Former club promoter Danny A. Abeckaser has closed a deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on his directorial debut, First We Take Brooklyn. Starring Harvey Keitel, the film follows an Israeli ex-con to New York who is quickly wrapped up in a mob war. Select screenings will begin next month in New York and Los Angeles. (Page Six)


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  • Insidious: The Last Key: Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet – in her own family home.
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