Cinema Releases 26 August 2016 – Mechanic: Resurrection

Mechanic: Resurrection & War Dogs

Popcorn Cinema Show takes a look at the movie releases for week 26th August 2016 in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand at the cinema, plus all the weeks film news.  So what do you this week?  Well Statham is back in the sequel to the Mechanic in wait for it…. Mechanic: Resurrection and releases in both the UK & US.

Film News

Ben-Hur film flops at US Box Office

The new Ben-Hur film fails to impress at the US Box Office only entering in sixth position taking a mere $11,203,815

Love movies then check out our Blu-ray review of Seven

Cinema Releases 26 Aug 2016

Mechanic: Resurrection (Action Thriller)

  • Released 26th August 2016 UK/US (15/R) 99 Mins
  • Jason Statham; Jessica Alba; Tommy Lee Jones ; Michelle Yeoh

Sequel to the 2011 film The Mechanic. Jason Statham plays Arther Bishop a retired contract killer who is forced out of retirement following the kidnapping of the love of his life.

Mechanic: Resurrection Film Trailer – With Jason Statham & Jessica Alba

The Purge: Election Year (Horror)

  • Released 26th August 2016 UK (15) 109 Mins
  • Frank Grillo ; Elizabeth Mitchell ; Mykelti Williamson

Sequel to the 2014 film The Purge: Anarchy. Following on from events from Anarchy this time it’s set during the Presidential Elections with Barnes campaigning to end the annual Purge.

War Dogs (Comedy)

  • Released 26th August 2016 UK (15) 114 Mins
  • Jonah Hill, Miles Teller

Set during the Iraq war, two guys bid for American military contracts.

Bad Moms (Comedy)

  • Released 26th August 2016 UK (15) 101 Mins
  • Mila Kunis ; Kristen Bell ; Kathryn Hahn ; Annie Mumolo ; Jada Pinkett Smith ; Christina Applegate

A seemingly perfect mom is about to reach breaking point.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (Comedy)

  • Released 26th August 2016 UK (15) 87 Mins
  • Andy Samberg ; Akiva Schaffer ; Jorma Taccone ; Sarah Silverman

A former boy band member will do just about anything to keep his celebrity status.

Don’t Breathe (Horror)

  • Released 26th August 2016 US (R) 88 Mins
  • Jane Levy ; Dylan Minnette ; Daniel Zovatto ; Stephen Lang

Teenager Rocky lives with her parents who as somewhat neglectful. She promises her younger sister that they will run away together. In need of cash she breaks into a blind man’s home but finds a far from helpless man.

Hands of Stone (Drama)

  • Released 26th August 2016 US (R) 105 Mins
  • Édgar Ramírez ; Robert De Niro ; Usher ;Ruben Blades ; Ellen Barkin ; Ana de Armas ; Oscar Jaenada ; John Turturro

Sports film following the career of boxer Roberto Durán from Panama

Top 10 Box Office Films


1Suicide Squad$20,855,401
2Sausage Party$15,485,577
3War Dogs (NEW)$14,685,305
4Kubo and the Two Strings (NEW)$12,608,372
5Pete’s Dragon$11,349,938
6Ben-Hur (NEW)$11,203,815
7Jason Bourne$8,016,895
8Bad Moms$7,946,885
9The Secret Life of Pets$5,880,500
10Florence Foster Jenkins$4,384,511


1Finding Dory£2,868,459
2Suicide Squad£2,549,043
3David Brent: Life on the Road (NEW)£1,460,290
4Jason Bourne£1,263,975
5The BFG£1,236,002
6Lights Out (NEW)£1,126,543
7Pete’s Dragon£794,362
8Swallows and Amazons (NEW)£676,175
9Nine Lives (NEW)£636,804
10Star Trek Beyond£400,350

Comment By Dr. Loomis

Whilst there are a number of new releases this week only one stands out for me, I’ll be taking a look at Statham’s new film Mechanic: Resurrection.  In the US Hands of Stone (Robert Di Niro) might be worth a look.