Cinema Releases 22 July 2016 – Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond & The BFG

Popcorn Cinema Show takes a look at the weeks new movie releases for 22nd July 2016 in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand at the cinema, plus all the weeks film news. Star Trek Beyond & The BFG are just two of the new releases to hit cinemas.

Film News

Ghostbusters fails to take the top spot in the US Box Office

So despite all the hype the new Ghostbusters film has failed to take the number 1 spot at the US Box Office.  Instead it has to settle for second position behind The Secret Life of Pets.

The Secret Life of Pets took $50,838,355 whilst Ghostbusters (2016) took $46,018,755

Better news in the UK for Ghostbusters (2016) as it enters in first place taking an impressive £4,388,944

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Cinema Releases 22 July 2016

Star Trek Beyond (Sci-fi)

  • Released 22nd July 2016 UK/US (12A/TBC) 120 Mins
  • Chris Pine; Simon Pegg; Karl Urban; Sofia Boutella; Anton Yelchin; Zachary Quinto ; Idris Elba; Zoe Saldana

More adventures aboard the USS Enterprise in the third film in the rebooted era.

The BFG (Adventure)

  • Released 22nd July 2016 UK (PG) 117 Mins
  • Mark Rylance ; Ruby Barnhill ; Penelope Wilton ; Jemaine Clement ; Rebecca Hall ; Rafe Spall ; Bill Hader

Roald Dahl’s The BFG receives the Disney and Spielberg treatment as it hits the big screen.

Ice Age: Collision Course (Animated Adventure)

  • Released 22nd July 2016 US (PG) 94 Mins
  • Voiced by Ray Romano; Denis Leary; John Leguizamo; Queen Latifah; Seann William Scott; Josh Peck; Simon Pegg; Keke Palmer; Wanda Sykes; Jennifer Lopez

Scrat’s quest  for the elusive acorn sees him takes him out into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events.

Lights Out (Horror)

  • Released 22nd July 2016 US (PG-13) TBC Mins
  • Teresa Palmer ; Gabriel Bateman ; Billy Burke ; Maria Bello

Rebecca fear that her brother is being stalked by a spirt.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (Comedy)

  • Released 22nd July 2016 US (R) 91 Mins
  • Jennifer Saunders; Joanna Lumley; Julia Sawalha; Jane Horrocks;  June Whitfield; Kate Moss, Robert Webb, Lulu, Emma Bunton, Barry Humphries

Ab Fab hits the big screen.

Top 10 Box Office Films


  1. The Secret Life of Pets                                                             
  2. Ghostbusters (NEW)                                                                    
  3. The Legend of Tarzan                                                                   
  4. Finding Dory                                                                                    
  5. Mike and Dave Need Wedding                                                  
  6. The Purge: Election Year                                                             
  7. Central Intelligence                                                                   
  8. The Infiltrator (NEW)                                                                   
  9. The BFG                                                                                             
  10. Independence Day: Resurgence


  1. Ghostbusters (NEW)                                                                     
  2. Ice Age: Collision Course (NEW)                                              
  3. The Secret Life of Pets                                                                 
  4. The Legend of Tarzan                                                                  
  5. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie                                              
  6. Dirty Dancing (Secret Cinema 2016)                                     
  7. Now You See Me 2                                                                        
  8. Central Intelligence                                                                
  9. Independence Day: Resurgence                                             
  10. The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case

Dr. Loomis’s Comment

There are the weeks new releases with Star Trek Beyond sure to take most of the media attention. That said The BFG is released in the UK and should do well.

I’ll be honest I am not a fan of the J. J. Abrams Star Trek reboot era and this one from director Justin Lin (Produced by J. J. Abrams) continues in thae same vein.  For me they completely miss what Star Trek was all about.  It’s now 90 mph sci-action we no soul, no characters to grow attached to.

How can this be?  They are supposed to be the younger versions of the characters we loved but the whole feel of the new films feels like they are occupying a different or maybe alternative universe!

Maybe if the multiverse theory turns out to be true, this film may turn out to be one of cinemas best ever films, in one other universes that is!

I gave the first two films a look but this time round I’ll give this new one a miss.