Cinema Releases 22 January 2016 – The Big Short

The Big Short & The Boy

Popcorn Cinema Show takes a look at the weeks movie releases (22nd January 2016) for the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand at the cinema, along with film trailers. The Big Short starring a strong cast gets it’s UK release this Friday.

Meanwhile the US is treated to Dirty Grandpa along with the horror movie The Boy, but first the news…

Film News

BBC To Make Laurel and Hardy Film?

So it appears that BBC films is making a Laurel and Hardy biopic starring Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy.

The film will show the comedy genuises at the end of their careers whilst on their final tour of the UK in 1953.

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X-Files Third Movie?

The Hollywood Reporter report that X-Files creator Chris Carter has written a third X-Files movie.

However it’s not yet been greenlit and no more episodes have yet been commissoned by Fox. No doubt they are waiting to see how the current set of six new episodes does.

But remember “The Truth Is Out There”

Love films then take a look at our The Bag Man Blu-ray review

Cinema Releases 22 January 2016

Dirty Grandpa (Comedy)

  • Released 22nd January 2016 US (R) 102 Mins
  • Stars: Robert De Niro ; Zac Efron ; Aubrey Plaza ; Zoey Deutch

Jason (Zac Efron) is corporate lawyer about to get married. He has to drive his ‘Dirty Grandpa’ Dick (Robert De Niro) to Florida for spring break.

The Boy (Horror, Thriller)

  • Released 22nd January 2016 US (PG-13) 97 Mins
  • Stars: Lauren Cohan ; Rupert Evans ; James Russell

When an American nanny arrives in a remote English village to take up a position she is somewhat shocked to find the family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. She is given a list of strict rules regarding his care, however after violating the rules some disturbing events occur making her believe that the doll is really alive.

The 5th Wave (Sci-fi, Thriller)

  • Released 22nd January 2016 US/UK (PG-13/15) 112 Mins
  • Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz; Liev Schreiber; Maika Monroe

Following four waves of attacks on the Earth have left it devastated. Cassie is out to save her brother enlisting the help of a young man. That’s not her only concern as has to prepares for the impending fifth wave.

The Big Short (Drama)

  • Released 22nd January 2016 UK (15) 130 Mins
  • Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei, Finn Wittrock

Four guys on outside of high finance come together as they predict the global collapse of the economy, with idea of taking the banks on and profiting from the collapse.

Ride Along 2 (Comedy)

  • Released 22nd January 2016 UK (12A) 102 Mins
  • Stars: Ice Cube ; Kevin Hart ; Ken Jeong

Ben and James are sent Miami to work on a case that involves the mysterious drug lord Pope.

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Movie Releases Down Under

Dirty Grandpa

  • Released AU 21th January 2016 102 Mins (Comedy)


  • Released NZ 21th January 2016 111 Mins (Drama)

The Hateful Eight

  • Released AU / NZ 21th January 2016 187 Mins (Western)

The Big Short

  • Released NZ 21th January 2016 130 Mins (Drama)

Top 10 Box Office Films

US Box Office

  1. Ride Along 2
  2. The Revenant
  3. Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens
  4. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
  5. Daddy’s Home
  6. Norm of the North
  7. The Forest
  8. The Big Short
  9. Sisters
  10. The Hateful Eight

UK Box Office

  1. The Revenant
  2. Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens
  3. Creed
  4. Daddy’s Home
  5. The Hateful Eight
  6. The Danish Girl
  7. Room
  8. Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie
  9. Joy
  10. Les Pecheurs de Perles – Met Opera 2016 (Opera)


So there are your movie releases this week, we would say the two films that may be of interest are The Big Short and The Boy and if you are in Austraila or New Zealand it’s has to be Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.

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