Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Upcoming Releases - February '12

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

Chronicle - 1st February

Action | Drama | Horror
83 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Alex Russell, Dane DeHaan
Director: Josh Trank

'Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.'

Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Chronicle

Carnage - 3rd February
Comedy | Drama
80 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly
Director: Roman Polanski

'Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the evening into chaos.'

Official site: http://www.sonyclassics.com/carnage/

Man on a Ledge - 3rd February
Crime | Thriller
102 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris
Director: Asger Leth

'As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion...'

Official site: http://www.manonaledge.com/

The Woman in Black - 10th February
Drama | Horror | Thriller
95 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciaran Hinds
Director: James Watkins

'A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.'

Official site: http://www.womaninblack.com/#/trailer

A Dangerous Method - 10th February

Biography | Drama | Thriller
99 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel
Director: David Cronenberg

'A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.'

Official site: http://www.sonyclassics.com/adangerousmethod/index.php

 The Muppets - 10th February
Comedy | Drama | Family
103 mins
U certificate
Main cast: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper
Director: James Bobin

'With the help of three fans, The Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon.'

Official site: http://www.disney.co.uk/muppets/ 

This Means War - 14th February
Action | Comedy | Romance
98 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine
Director: McG

'Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.'

Official site: http://www.thismeanswarmovie.com/

 Safe House - 24th February
Action | Crime | Mystery
115 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Cunningham, Vera Farmiga
Director: Daniel Espinosa

'A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.'

Official site: http://www.nooneissafe.com/

Rampart - 24th February

Crime | Drama
108 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi
Director: Oren Moverman

'Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.'

Official site: http://rampartmovie.com/

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - 24th February
Comedy | Drama
124 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson
Director: John Madden

'British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.'

Official site: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thebestexoticmarigoldhotel/

Information obtained from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, http://www.filmdates.co.uk/, and the films' official websites.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Interviews: Elijah Wood, Michael Fassbender, War Horse cast...

Elijah Wood spoke to Collider about his return to New Zealand for his small role in The Hobbit: "It was a gift to go back and return. I was in Hobbiton again, for the first time in 11 years. I turned 19 in Hobbiton. I’m 30 now. That put a lot of things into perspective. It was beautiful. It was just beautiful to go back."

Michael Fassbender talked to IFC about playing Magneto in X-Men: First Class and a possible sequel: "Hopefully we’ll get to do another one; that’s what we want to carry that vein through for sure. Personally, I do and I know James feels the same."

Video interview with the cast of War Horse:

Len Wiseman updated ComingSoon.net on Total Recall: "I'm very close to handing over my cut. It's going really well. The combination of mystery and emotion and action, it's coming together. Colin [Farrell] is a large part of that and I'm really happy with him."

Taylor Kitsch talked to Total Film about upcoming sci-fi epic John Carter: “It’s the most physical role I’ve ever done. It’s beyond gruelling for me. I’m basically in every scene. You can see the action on it. The main thing I’ve learned is energy conservation.”

Monday, 16 January 2012

Posters & Pics: The Hunger Games, Prometheus, The Hobbit...

New image from The Hunger Games, featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson. Release date: March 23rd

International poster for Battleship, which stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard and Liam Neeson. Release date: April 20th

Production still from Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, with Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer. Release date: May 11th

New still from The Dark Knight Rises, featuring Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon. Release date: July 20th

New poster for The Words, which stars Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid and Olivia Wilde. Release date: TBC

New image from The Hobbit, featuring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. Release date: December 14th

Production still from Ridley Scott's Prometheus, with Noomi Rapace. Release date: June 1st

Monday, 9 January 2012

The Oscars 2012 trailer

The official trailer has been released for the 84th Academy Awards, which is being held on February 26th. "Off the Grid" features William Fichtner sending Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox on a mission to find a mysterious person known as "The Host". Once they track him down, they open a briefcase to reveal an Oscar statue and Fox says "We come to you on behalf of an old friend". The trailer also features Vinnie Jones, Robin Williams and this year's host, Billy Crystal:


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