Thursday, 29 December 2011

Upcoming Releases - January '12

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

Shame - 13th January

101 mins
18 certificate
Main cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale
Director: Steve McQueen

'In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life - which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction - is disrupted when his sister Cissy arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.'

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Margin Call - 13th January
Drama | Thriller
107 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons
Director: J.C. Chandor

'A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.'

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The Darkest Hour - 13th January

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
89 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella
Director: Chris Gorak

'In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.'

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War Horse - 13th January
Drama | War
146 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis
Director: Steven Spielberg

'Young Albert enlists to service in WWI after his beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on.'

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Haywire - 18th January

Action | Thriller
93 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton
Director: Steven Soderbergh

'A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.'

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Coriolanus - 20th January
Drama | Thriller
123 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain
Director: Ralph Fiennes

'A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.'

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J. Edgar - 20th January

Biography | Drama
137 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench
Director: Clint Eastwood

'As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.'

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Underworld Awakening - 20th January
Action | Fantasy | Horror
88 mins
18 certificate
Main cast: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Stephen Rea
Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein

'When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.'

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The Sitter - 20th January

81 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor, Sam Rockwell
Director: David Gordon Green

'A comedy about a college student on suspension who is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.'

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The Grey - 27th JanuaryAction | Drama
Running time and certificate: TBC
Main cast: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, James Badge Dale
Director: Joe Carnahan

'In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders.'

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

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