Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Upcoming Releases - December '11

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

Hugo - 2nd December
Adventure | Drama | Family
127 mins
U certificate
Main cast: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Jude Law
Director: Martin Scorsese

'Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.'

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The Thing - 2nd December
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
103 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen
Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

'At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. While Dr. Halvorson keeps to his research, Kate partners with helicopter pilot Sam Carter to pursue the alien life form.'

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Happy Feet Two - 2nd December
Animation | Comedy | Family
100 mins
U certificate
Main cast: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hugo Weaving, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon
Director: George Miller

'Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat to their home - one that will take everyone working together to save them.'

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Margaret - 2nd December
150 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Jean Reno, Kieran Culkin
Director: Kenneth Lonergan

'A young woman witnesses a bus accident and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.'

New Year's Eve - 8th December
Comedy | Romance
118 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher, Abigail Breslin, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer
Director: Garry Marshall

'The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.'

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Puss in Boots - 9th December
Adventure | Animation | Comedy
90 mins
U certificate
Main cast: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton
Director: Chris Miller

'A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends.'

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - 16th December
Action | Adventure | Crime
129 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Robert Downey Jr, Rachel McAdams, Jude Law, Jared Harris, Noomi Rapace
Director: Guy Ritchie

'Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.'

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - 26th December
Action | Adventure | Thriller
Running time and certificate: TBC
Main cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames
Director: Brad Bird

'The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.'

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 26th December
Drama | Thriller
Running time and certificate: TBC
Main cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Plummer
Director: David Fincher

'Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Craig) is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander (Mara), a young computer hacker.'

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The Lady - 30th December
135 mins
TBC certificate
Main cast: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse
Director: Luc Besson

'The story of pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi and the academic and writer Michael Aris; a true story of love set against political turmoil.'

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


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