Thursday, 31 May 2012

Upcoming Releases - June '12

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

Prometheus - 1st June

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
124 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce
Director: Ridley Scott

'A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.'

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A Fantastic Fear of Everything - 8th June
100 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Simon Pegg, Paul Freeman, Amara Karan, Clare Higgins
Director: Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell

'Jack is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his big break rapidly turns into his big breakdown, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear.'

Casa de mi Padre - 8th June

84 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Genesis Rodriguez
Director: Matt Piedmont

'Armando Alvarez has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raul, shows up with his new fiance, Sonia. It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord.'

Red Lights - 15th June
113 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Olsen
Director: Rodrigo Cortes

'Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.'

Cosmopolis - 15th June

108 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Robert Pattinson, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Durand
Director: David Cronenberg

'Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.'

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Rock of Ages - 15th June
Comedy | Drama | Musical
123 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti
Director: Adam Shankman

'Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. When they meet, it's love at first sight, though their romance will face a series of challenges.'

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - 20th June

Action | Fantasy | Horror
Running time and certificate: TBA
Main cast: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk
Director: Timur Bekmambetov

'Explores the secret life of the America's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and the untold story that shaped their nation. The president discovers blood-thirsty vampires are planning to take over the United States. Lincoln makes it his mission to eliminate them, becoming history's greatest hunter of the undead.'

The Five-Year Engagement - 22nd June
Comedy | Romance
124 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt
Director: Nicholas Stoller

'Exactly one year after Tom Solomon meets Violet Barnes, he surprises her with a ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after. However, this engaged couple just keep getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.'

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Lay the Favorite - 22nd June

94 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joshua Jackson
Director: Stephen Frears

'A dramedy centered on a thirtysomething woman who becomes involved with a group of geeky fiftyish men who have found a way to work the sportsbook system in Las Vegas to their advantage.'

King of Devil's Island - 29th June
Drama | Action
120 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Stellan Skarsgard, Benjamin Helstad, Kristoffer Joner
Director: Marius Holst

'On the island of Bastoy, located in the Oslo fjord, live a group of delinquent young boys aged 11 to 18. Their daily, sadistic regime is run by the guards and the principal who bestow both mental and physical abuse on them. A new boy plots to escape from the island and leads the others into a violent uprising.'

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

1 comment:

  1. Good month! It's all about Prometheus but Cosmopolis also looks very promising!


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