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NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 21, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong is making an unexpected move up to hit theaters on March 26.

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While nearly every movie has been delayed in wake of the pandemic, Warner Bros. has taken the unusual step of releasing Godzilla vs. Kong two months earlier than expected. The legendary monsters will face off on March 26, instead of May 21, in theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max. Adam Wingard directed Godzilla vs. Kong, the fourth entry in Legendary’s monster universe following 2004’s Godzilla, 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, and 2019’s Godzilla: King of …

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 14, 2021

Liam Neeson takes down the cartel as a retired Marine in The Marksman.

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Liam Neeson is back in theaters in Robert Lorenz’s action-thriller The Marksman, opening this weekend. Lorenz also co-wrote the script, telling the story of a hardened Arizona rancher (Neeson) living on the Texas border that just wants to catch a break after a rough year. But when he witnesses an 11-year-old migrant (Jacob Perez) fleeing with his mother (Teresa Ruiz) from drug cartel assassins, he reluctantly gets involved to try and save the son. Neeson …

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – January 7, 2021

Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., and Kingsley Ben-Adir spend One Night In Miami, in theaters this weekend.

Here’s to a much happier new year at the movies in 2021! Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!

The only good thing about the shifting movie slate of 2020 is that is guaranteed that there are a tremendous amount of big new movies to look forward to in 2021. Our friends at Noovie have put together a list of 2021 movies we’re excited to see on the big screen starting with The King’s Man in March, Screenrant …

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Can a Brash Executive in Kansas Save Movie Theaters?

Most of the time, the 116-year-old movie theater business is rather humdrum.Tickets get sold. Images get projected onto screens, sometimes in 3-D. Every now and then, change-phobic cinema operators get excited about an innovation. The armrest cup holder, for instance, was patented in 1981.But these are not normal times at movie houses. Just ask Adam Aron.A year ago, Mr. Aron, who runs AMC Entertainment, the world’s largest multiplex chain, was feeling unusually invigorated about his antiquated industry. Even with streaming services proliferating — and attendance in North America declining — cinemas worldwide collected $42.5 billion in 2019, a record high. “We …

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Netflix Announces 2021 Film Slate

Last month, Disney revealed an enormous trove of new content for its streaming service, Disney+. That followed WarnerMedia’s announcement that all 17 of its films this year would be available on HBO Max the same day they debuted in theaters. And on Tuesday, Netflix — the biggest streaming service of them all, with 195 million subscribers worldwide — announced its 2021 film slate: some 70 movies featuring Academy Award winners, box office stars and a reminder of its power in a Hollywood that has been irrevocably changed during the pandemic.The normally secretive company made the announcement with the help of a fast-paced trailer. Ryan …

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Managing Movie Superheroes Is About to Get a Lot More Complicated

LOS ANGELES — Walter Hamada is not a typical superhero wrangler.He doesn’t have a booming, fanboy-in-chief personality. His modest home office, at least as it appears on Zoom, is light on the usual cape-and-cowl collectibles. Hollywood was not even his first calling: He set out to be a mechanical engineer.As the president of DC Films, however, Mr. Hamada, 52, manages the movie careers of Wonder Woman, Batman, Cyborg, the Flash, Superman and every other DC Comics superhero. And the new course he has charted for them is dizzying.The most expensive DC movies (up to four a year, starting …

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 23, 2020

Gal Gadot is the angel on top of exhibitors’ Christmas trees this week with Wonder Woman 1984, in theaters December 25.

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Wonder Woman 1984 is finally here! Tentpole-starved fans will find much to dig into with the sequel, which takes place decades after the first Wonder Woman. It’s now the 1980s, and Gal Gadot’s superheroine must tangle with Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal), a grasping tycoon who encourages the world’s avarice, and Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig), a nerdy nobody who eventually becomes Cheetah, Wonder Woman’s comic-book rival. Warner Bros. …

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 17, 2020

Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa star in Screen Gems and Constantin Films “Monster Hunter.”

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Disney’s Investor Day was full of movie news that kept the industry buzzing last week! There were a ton of major movie announcements that we’ll get to in a minute, but perhaps the best news for movie fans is that Disney is sticking with theatrical releases for its biggest tentpole films. The studio’s theatrical slate remains robust, including upcoming properties from the Marvel, Star Wars, Avatar, Pixar, and Indiana Jones brands. Here’ …

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NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 10, 2020

Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme, in theaters this weekend.

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Christopher Nolan is at the top of the list of Hollywood directors, stars, producers, and their representatives who are unhappy with Warner Bros.’ decision to release its 2021 movie slate in theaters and on HBO Max streaming service simultaneously. The Tenet director didn’t mince words, saying, “Some of our industry’s biggest filmmakers and most important movie stars went to bed the night before thinking they were working for the greatest movie studio and woke up …

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Apple TV Was Making a Show About Gawker. Then Tim Cook Found Out.

“It’s something that gave me pause and that I thought about, but I would do it the same way again,” he said. “There is a broader good in knowing more about the private lives of the people who run this society. If writing about the C.E.O. of Apple isn’t within bounds — then who would be?” (An Apple spokesman didn’t answer any questions about how Mr. Cook felt about the coverage at the time.)Apple, a company whose corporate culture is firmly controlled by the same small group of men who have run it for two …

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