Cinema Releases 8 July 2016 – Now You See Me 2

The Secret Life of Pets & Now You See Me 2

Popcorn Cinema Show takes a look at the weeks new movie releases (July 8 2016) for the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand at the cinema, plus all the weeks film news.  The Legend of Tarzan & Now You See Me 2 are just two of the new releases in the UK, whilst in the US The Secret Life Of Pets hits cinemas.

Film News

Film Director Michael Cimino Passes Away

Michael Cimino best known for The Deer Hunter (1978) has passed away aged 77.

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Film Director Robin Hardy Passes Away

Robin Hardy dies aged 86, he is probably best known for directing the classic British horror film The Wicker Man.

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Movies Releases This Week

The Legend of Tarzan (Adventure)

  • Released 8th July 2016 UK (12A) 110 Mins
  • Alexander Skarsgård ; Samuel L. Jackson ; Margot Robbie ; Djimon Hounsou ; Jim Broadbent ; Christoph Waltz

Years have passed since Tarzan left the African Jungle.  However a opportunity to go to Congo as a trade emissary occurs.  Unwittingly he becomes a pawn in a plot of greed and revenge.

Now You See Me 2 (Thriller)

  • Released 8th July 2016 UK (12A) 129 Mins
  • Jesse Eisenberg ; Mark Ruffalo ; Woody Harrelson ; Dave Franco ; Daniel Radcliffe

The Illusionists return to expose unethical practices at a tech magnate.

The Neon Demon (Horror Thriller)

  • Released 8th July 2016 UK (18) 118 Mins
  • Elle Fanning; Christina Hendricks; Keanu Reeves

Jesse is an aspiring model who movies to Los Angeles where she finds her youth and vitality devoured by a group of beauty obsessed women.

Maggie’s Plan (Comedy)

  • Released 8th July 2016 UK (15) 99 Mins
  • Greta Gerwig; Ethan Hawke; Bill Hader ; Julianne Moore

Maggie wants to have a baby on her own, the only problem is she has fallen for a married man named John.

The Secret Life Of Pets (Animated)

  • Released 8th July 2016 US (PG) 94 Mins
  • Voiced by Louis C.K.; Eric Stonestreet; Kevin Hart; Ellie Kemper; Lake Bell; Jenny Slate; Bobby Moynihan; Hannibal Buress; Albert Brooks

Max’s life is thrown into chaos when another pet, a mongrel named Duke is brought home.

The Secret Life of Pets in theaters July 8

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Comedy)

  • Released 8th July 2016 US (R) 98 Mins
  • Zac Efron ; Adam DeVine ; Anna Kendrick ; Aubrey Plaza ; Stephen Root

Mike and Dave are brothers that like to party, however they need dates to attend a wedding with.  To that end they place a online advert.

Top 10 Box Office Films


  1. Finding Dory                                                                
  2. The Legend of Tarzan (NEW)                                         
  3. The Purge: Election Year (NEW)                                     
  4. The BFG (NEW)                                                                        
  5. Independence Day: Resurgence                                      
  6. Central Intelligence                                                                   
  7. The Shallows                                                                                 
  8. Free State of Jones                                                                    
  9. The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist                         
  10. Now You See Me 2


  1. The Secret Life of Pets                                                             
  2. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (NEW)                           
  3. Central Intelligence (NEW)                                                    
  4. Independence Day: Resurgence                                          
  5. The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case                                     
  6. Me Before You                                                                                
  7. The Nice Guys                                                                                
  8. Alice Through the Looking Glass                                           
  9. The Jungle Book                                                                             
  10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Dr. Loomis’s Comment

There are the weeks new releases with Now You See Me 2 in the UK and The Secret Life Of Pets in the US the pick of the films.  That said nothing that really interests us at popcorn cinema show.