Cinema Releases 8 Jan 2016 – The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight & The Forest

Popcorn Cinema Show takes a look at the weeks movie releases (8th January 2016) for the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand at the cinema, along with their film trailers.  Not many new releases this week but we do have a certain Quentin Tarantino back with his western The Hateful Eight which releases on Friday in the UK.

Meanwhile if you are in the US you have the horror film The Forest as the only main / wide release this week, but before we take a look at those film time for the news…

Film News

The End For Rambo?

Sylvester Stallone says in a interview with that his days of playing Rambo are now at an end. “The heart’s willing, but the body says, ‘Stay home!

He added “There’s nothing left. When they asked me to do another Rambo, I said, If I can’t do better than I did last time, and I can’t, then why’?”

You can check out the full interview on their website.

More Details on Han Solo Film report that Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan has given a few more details on the upcoming Han Solo spin off film.

The good news Kasdan says “It will not be, ‘Here’s where he was born and this is how he was raised”

He added “I think what it will be is what was he like 10 years earlier, maybe a little earlier, you’ll get a glimpse.”

Star Wars The Force Awakens Breaks Record

Who didn’t see this one coming but Disney are claiming Star Wars The Force Awakens is now the highest grossing film of all time in North America beating Avatar’s $760.5m (£520m)

For more head over to the BBC website

Love films then take a look at our The Awakening horror Blu-ray review

Cinema Releases 8 January 2016

The Hateful Eight (Western)

  • Released 8th January 2016 UK (18) 182 Mins
  • Starring Samuel L. Jackson; Kurt Russell; Jennifer Jason Leigh; Walton Goggins; Demián Bichir; Tim Roth; Michael Madsen; Bruce Dern
  • Music by Ennio Morricone
  • Quentin Tarantino’s back with The Hateful Eight

John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) is taking fugitive Daisy “The Prisoner” Domergue to Red Rock to face the charge of murder. On the way they encounter a bounty hunter named Major Marquis “The Bounty Hunter” Warren (Samuel L Jackson) and Chris “The Sheriff” Mannix (Goggins).

When a blizzard forces them to take shelter they encounter another four strangers hence the hateful eight!

The Forest (Horror)

  • Released 8th January 2016 US (PG-13) 95 Mins
  • Star: Natalie Dormer ; Taylor Kinney

Paranormal forces are at play as young woman searches through a Japanese forest trying to find her twin sister.

Movie Releases Down Under


  • Released AU / NZ 7th January 2016 118 Mins (Comedy)

The Revenant

  • Released AU / NZ 7th January 2016 156 Mins (Adventure)

Top 10 Box Office Films

US Box Office

  1. Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens
  2. Daddy’s Home
  3. The Hateful Eight
  4. Sisters
  5. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  6. Joy
  7. The Big Short
  8. Concussion
  9. Point Break
  10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

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UK Box Office

  1. Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens
  2. Daddy’s Home
  3. Joy
  4. The Danish Girl
  5. Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie
  6. The Good Dinosaur
  7. In The Heart Of The Sea
  8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  10. Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter’s Tale 2015 (Theatre)


We recommend giving Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight a look and if you live down under you have The Revenant releasing. So whilst there might not be many films this week at least they are a couple of very good ones.

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