Thursday, 29 September 2011

Upcoming Releases - October '11

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

Midnight in Paris - 7th October
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
94 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody
Director: Woody Allen

'Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents' business trip. Gil is a struggling writer and falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there but Inez does not share his romantic notions. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil's daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he's about to marry.'

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Perfect Sense - 7th October
Drama | Romance
92 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Connie Nielsen, Ewen Bremner
Director: David Mackenzie

'A chef (McGregor) and a scientist (Green) meet just as an epidemic begins to rob people all around the world of their sensory perceptions. This is a life-affirming look at what it means to love and be loved in these turbulent times.'

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Johnny English Reborn - 7th October
Adventure | Comedy | Thriller
101 mins
PG certificate
Main cast: Rowan Atkinson, Dominic West, Rosamund Pike, Gillian Anderson, Ben Miller
Director: Oliver Parker

'Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger. In the years since MI-7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent.'

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Tyrannosaur - 7th October
91 mins
18 certificate
Main cast: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan
Director: Paddy Considine

'The story of Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating results on both of their lives.'

The Three Musketeers - 12th October
Action | Adventure | Romance
110 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Milla Jovovich, Ray Stevenson, Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

'The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.'

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Real Steel - 14th October
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
127 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand
Director: Shawn Levy

'A future-set story where robot boxing is a popular sport and centered on a struggling promoter (Jackman) who thinks he's found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he also discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.'

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Contagion - 21st October
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
106 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow
Director: Steven Soderbergh

'A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the Center for Disease Control to deal with the outbreak. As the contagion spreads to millions of people worldwide, societal order begins to break down as people panic.'

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Anonymous - 28th October
130 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Rafe Spall, David Thewlis
Director: Roland Emmerich

'A political thriller advancing the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays; set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her.'

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The Ides of March - 28th October
101 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Director: George Clooney

'The Ides of March takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency.'

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The Help - 28th October
146 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain
Director: Tate Taylor

'An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960's decides to write a book detailing the African American Maid's point of view on the White families they work for, and the hardships they go through on a day-to-day basis.'

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

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