At The Box Office | January 2016
By Hans Pedersen, January 2016 Issue.
In theaters Dec. 18 | R | 118 minutes
Crackshot comedy team Tina Fey and Amy Poehler star in this film about two estranged adult sisters who are ordered by their parents to return home to clean out their old bedroom before the house is sold. In the latest from the comedic duo with the Midas touch, the sisters decide to throw a final blowout house party for their old friends, and wind up learning that, as adults, you never can truly go back home again. Directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), this laugh fest co-stars James Brolin, John Leguizamo John Cena and Maya Rudolph as the sisters’ old rival, Brinda.
The Hateful Eight
In theaters Jan. 8 | R | 182 minutes
Quentin Tarantino’s latest project, set in Wyoming several years after the Civil War, launches with a rocky stagecoach ride heading toward Red Rock. Behold the hateful eight: bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell), his fugitive, Daisy (Jennifer Jason Leigh), former union soldier Maj. Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) and Sheriff Chris Mannix. Stuck in a stopover called Minnie’s Haberdashery, they find proprietor Bob (Demian Bichir), Red Rock’s hangman Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen) and confederate Gen. Sandy Smithers (Bruce Dern). Channing Tatum and Zoe Bell co-star.