Monday, 30 May 2011

Upcoming Releases - June '11

Here is a selection of films due out in UK cinemas next month.

X-Men: First Class - 1st June
Action | Adventure | Drama
131 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Jason Flemyng, Nicholas Hoult
Director: Matthew Vaughn

'Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men.'

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Senna - 3rd June
Documentary | Biography | Sport
106 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams
Director: Asif Kapadia

'A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.'

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Mammuth - 3rd June
Comedy | Drama
92 mins
TBC certificate
Main cast: Gerard Depardieu, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Adjani
Directors: Gustave de Kervern, Benoit Delepine

'Serge Pilardosse has just turned 60 and is about to retire from his job in a slaughterhouse. He has always worked from the age of sixteen, never been on sick leave. So, how will this man fill his days? He does not like reading; doing odd jobs about the house is not his cup of tea; shopping is not his passion ... To make matters worse, his wife Catherine, who still works in a supermarket, notices that her husband will not get full retirement benefits since some of his former employers failed to do the requisite paperwork. So off goes Serge, riding his old Munch "Mammuth" bike, in search of the missing documents.'

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Mother's Day - 10th June
Crime | Horror | Thriller
112 mins
18 certificate
Main cast: Rebecca De Mornay, Shawn Ashmore, Deborah Ann Woll
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

'Veteran Saw franchise helmer Darren Lynn Bousman continues his foray into the macabre with this remake of the 1989 Troma B-film classic Mother's Day. The revamp will still center on a demented mother (Rebecca De Mornay) and her two sons, but will focus on them terrorizing a couple that is residing in their old home rather than the original's theme of a group of hikers being tortured in the woods.'

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Kung Fu Panda 2 - 10th June
Animation | Action | Adventure
90 mins
PG certificate
Main cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman
Director: Jennifer Yuh

'In Kung Fu Panda 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.'

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The Beaver - 17th June
91 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence
Director: Jodie Foster

'An emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track...until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.'

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Green Lantern - 17th June
Action | Sci-Fi
105 mins
TBC certificate
Main cast: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong
Director: Martin Campbell

'A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.'

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Soul Surfer - 17th June
Action | Drama | Sport
106 mins
TBC certificate
Main cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt
Director: Sean McNamara

'An inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through the love of her family, her sheer determination and unwavering faith.'

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Bridesmaids - 24th June
125 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne
Director: Paul Feig

'Picked as her best friend's maid of honor, lovelorn and broke Annie looks to bluff her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals with an oddball group of bridesmaids.'

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Bad Teacher - 24th June
92 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch
Director: Jake Kasdan

'A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague - a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.'

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Information obtained from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes,, and the films' official websites.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post, will check out Bad Teacher.


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