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He’s back: Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson star in director Quentin Tarantino’s latest film The Hateful Eight which opens in cinemas this week. Also stars Channing Tatum, Tim Roth and Jennifer Jason Leigh.Oriental HotelThursday, Trivia.

Pedens At CessnockFriday, Howard Shearman.Saturday, Soundabout.

Pippis At The Point Friday, AQWA, Zane Penn Duo. Saturday, The New Cool. Sunday, Kylie Jane.

Potter’s Brewery Friday, Matt McLaren.

The Pourhouse Maitland Friday, Maryanne Rex. Saturday, Jackson Halliday.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Infusion.

Prince Of Wales Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, Hartley Duo. Sunday, Kylie Jane, Matteo Verde.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Perry Carter. Saturday, Lauren Arms, Matteo Verde. Sunday, Jake Davey, Timmy Coffey, AK Morris.

Racecourse Hotel Wallsend Friday, Mike Horbacz. Saturday, Tim Broadway. Tuesday, Makaylie.

Railway Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Gian. Tuesday, Full Throttle.

Royal Crown Hotel Dudley Saturday, Chris Ah Gee & Jazzella.

Royal Federal Hotel Saturday, The Royals.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Frets With Benefits.

Royal Inn Waratah Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Karaoke.

Salamander Shores Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Defaced.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Rebecca Johnson Band. Saturday, The Way. Sunday, Soulplay.

Seven Seas Hotel Carrington Friday, Raoul Graf. Saturday, Mark Wood.

Shinnies Hotel Boolaroo Sunday, Band On The Run.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Matt Gaudry.

The Small Ballroom Tuesday, Skegss. Wednesday, Altiyan Childs.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Two and a Half Men. Saturday, The Funky Bunch. Sunday, Kids Disco.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Raymond Terrace Tuesday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, The Swamp Stompers, Shirley Cresent. Saturday, Mick Hart. Sunday, Lachlan Bryan, Tom Dockray, Brooke Russell, Jemma Nicole, Les Thomas, Mat Alford, Gretta Ziller.

Star Hotel Saturday, Holly Wilson.

Swansea Hotel Thursday, Mick Jones.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Dream Catchers.

Sydney Junction Hotel Friday, DJs. Saturday, Tres Hombres. Sunday, Shivoo.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Whiskey Business Duo.

Tea Gardens Hotel Motel Saturday, Dave Owen. Sunday, Brooke Harvey.

Teralba Bowling Club Friday, Emile.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Soulplay. Saturday, Dean Dee.

United Sports Club Adamstown Thursday, Pap & That.

Valentine Bowling Club Tuesday, Outback.

Wallsend Diggers Sunday, Outback.

Wangi District Workers Club Friday, Karaoke. Sunday, Maryanne Rex.

Wangi Hotel Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Tuesday, The Bad and The Ugly.

Warners At The Bay Thursday, Holly Wilson. Friday, StateFX. Saturday, Secret Society.

Warners Bay Hotel Friday, Uptown, Able DJs. Friday, Loose Bazooka, Able DJs. Sunday, Angie.

Westfield Kotara Friday, Ava. Saturday, Prestige Inc. Tuesday, Gareth Hudson Duo.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Firewall. Saturday, Sunhill Drive, Kings of Kong. Sunday, Monsters of Rock.

Love: Alicia Vikander starts in The Danish Girl which opens in cinemas this week.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Marissa Lee.

MOVIESAlvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG) The latest adventure for Alvin, Simon and Theodore.

Carol (M) Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Daddy’s Home (PG) Daddy’s Home follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Will Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freeloading real father (Mark Wahlberg) arrives.

Goosebumps (PG) A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland.

Half Shell Heroes: Blast To The Past (G)The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles accidentally time travel back to the Jurassic Era. (Hoyts)

Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. (Hoyts)

Joy (M) Joy is inspiring story of one woman’s extraordinary story of survival and success. Stars Jennifer Lawrence.

Looking For Grace (M)After a teenage girl named Grace goes missing, her parents seek to find her, while also juggling their own secrets and stories between them. (Avoca)

Mad Max: Fury Road (M) A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post apocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max. (Regal)

Oddball (G) Australian family film based on the true story of a dog and his penguin friends. Stars ShaneJacobson.(Regal)

Phoenix (M)A concentration camp survivor tries to find out if her husband betrayed her to the Nazis. (Regal)

Room (M)A modern-day story about the boundless love between mother and child; young Jack knows nothing of the world except for the single room in which he was born and raised.

Sisters (MA15+) Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home.

Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (G) Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle, embarks upon his greatest mission.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (M) Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order.

Suffragette (M) In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts.

The 5th Wave (M) Set in the present day, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated.

The Belier Family (M) In the Bélier family, everyone is deaf, except dutiful 16-year-old Paula. She acts as an indispensible interpreter for her parents and younger brother. (Avoca)

The Big Short (M) When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short.

The Danish Girl (M)Inspired by the true story of Danish artists Lili Elbe and her wife Gerda, this tender portrait of a marriage asks: what do you do when someone you love wants to change?

The Dressmaker (M) In 1950s Australia, dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past.

The Good Dinosaur (PG) After a traumatic event unsettles a lively Apatosaurus named Arlo, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way – a human boy.

The Hateful Eight (R18+) In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive? Directed byQuentin Tarantino.

The Man Who Fell To Earth (M)A visitor (played by David Bowie) from an arid planet creates a global corporation to make billions to get water to his people. (Avoca)

The Revenant (M) A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820’s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Truth (M) Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush’s military service. (Regal)

Youth (MA15+) Fred (Michael Caine), a retired composer and conductor, vacations at a Swiss Spa with his longtime friend Mick (Harvey Keitel). (Avoca)

THEATREQuidamCirque du Soleil, at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow. Thursday, at 8pm, Friday and Saturday, at 4.30pm and 8pm, Sunday, at 1.30pm and 5pm. 4921 2121.

Something Wonderful: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical revue, looking at the songs of the writers of The Sound of Music. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Adamstown. Friday and Saturday, until January 30. Dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm. 4956 1263.

Proof Two former university students try to find out who came up with an amazing maths proof in David Auburn’s gripping drama. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, then Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm, until February 6. 4952 4958.

Jimmy Carr Show for adults, with witty and incisive musings on the human condition. Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Sunday, at 8pm. 4929 1977.

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