Friday, 30 March 2012

Upcoming Releases - April '12

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

Mirror Mirror - 2nd April 
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
106 mins
PG certificate
Main cast: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane
Director: Tarsem Singh

'An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright.and win her Prince in this magical adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal.'

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Headhunters - 6th April
Action | Crime | Thriller
100 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Director: Morten Tyldum

'Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway's most accomplished headhunter, is living a life of luxury well beyond his means and stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle. When his beautiful gallery owner wife introduces him to a former mercenary in the possession of an extremely valuable painting, he decides to risk it all to get his hands on it, and in doing so discovers something which makes him a hunted man.'

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The Cold Light of Day - 6th April

Action | Thriller
93 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Henry Cavill, Sigourney Weaver, Bruce Willis
Director: Mabrouk El Mechri

'After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.'

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Battleship - 11th April
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Running time: TBC
12A certificate
Main cast: Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker
Director: Peter Berg

'A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.'

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The Cabin in the Woods - 13th April

Horror | Thriller
95 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Chris Hemsworth, Fran Kranz, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford
Director: Drew Goddard

'Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favourites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes The Cabin in the Woods, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.'

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - 20th April
Comedy | Drama | Romance
107 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked
Director: Lasse Hallström

'A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.'

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Lockout - 20th April

Action | Thriller | Sci-Fi
95 mins
Certificate: TBC
Main cast: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Vincent Regan
Director: James Mather, Stephen St. Leger

'A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.'

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Gone - 20th April
Drama | Thriller
94 mins
Certificate: TBC
Main cast: Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley
Director: Heitor Dhalia

'When her sister disappears, Jill is convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years ago has returned, and she sets out to once again face her abductor.'

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Avengers Assemble - 26th April

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Running time and certificate: TBC
Main cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson
Director: Joss Whedon

'Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster.'

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Albert Nobbs - 27th April
113 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Brendan Gleeson
Director: Rodrigo Garcia

'Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.'

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

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