Alejandro G. Inarritu‘s The Revenant (20th Century Fox, 12.25) will be screened this weekend for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and soon after for the rest of us. The embargo-lift review date is December 2nd. 12.25 is the platform date; the wide release begins January 8th. Oh, and David O. Russell‘s Joy (20th Century Fox, 12.25) will begin screening after Thanksgiving, perhaps as soon as 11.27 but more likely on 11.30. Russell has been fiddling and re-fiddling with it right to the end. (A Joy cast member confided as much during last weekend’s Carol brunch.) One way or another Joy and The Revenant will be late arrivals as far as SAG members-getting-their-DVD-screeners are concerned. Oh, and Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight (the 70mm, three-hour version with an intermission) screened recently at the Linwood Dunn, and a friend who attended was appreciative but measured in his response. It is an Agatha Christie thing for a good portion, he said. He expressed an interest in seeing the ten-minute-shorter wide-release version, which he believes will be shown without an intermission.